Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow - IRISE

Job description

The University of Denver's Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality is seeking 1 Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow with a preferred start date of July 1, 2018.

During this time, IRISE is aligning its work with DU IMPACT 2025 in order to address the Grand Challenges of racial inequality facing Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. The IRISE Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow will specifically work on coordinating all of IRISE's resources towards addressing racial and connected inequities in the city and region. We seek educators and future academic administrators with interests in racial inequality and structural racism in its myriad of forms in the post-World War II United States and who utilize Critical Race Theory ("CRT") and or apply Asset Based Community Development approaches ("ABCD") in their research, scholarship, or teaching.

The fellow will spend the majority of time engaged in administrative support for the implementation of IRISE's research, curricular, and community inclusion vision under the guidance of the Assistant Provost for Inclusive Excellence Research and Curricular Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Fellows will also have the opportunity to teach two courses in their second year; each on topic related to racial and ethnic studies and will be given support for professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively participate in IRISE's intellectual life and various other initiatives and where appropriate, time and support may be given to allow for the completion of a research product during their time at DU.

Candidates should be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In addition, because of the value of lived experiences in the investigation and understanding of racial inequality, we especially encourage applications from racially minoritized groups.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $45,444 for the first year and $47,268 for the second year, a startup package, a professional development and research fund, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Required Qualifications

  • Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian Pacific American Studies; or a related discipline or specific expertise in racial inequality in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or an Ed.D. in Education will be considered. Candidates should also highlight all administrative experience. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their terminal degree by June 30, 2018. Candidates must be untenured and within 5 years of Ph.D.

Work Schedule


Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) April 13, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Inquiries about this position can be made

The following documents are required to be fully considered, please include with your application:

  1. A letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests)
  2. CV
  3. Writing Sample, please submit one of the following: a dissertation chapter, a recently published work, or a conference paper.
  4. Reference Listing (minimum of 3 references)

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005615
Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable