Research Justice at the Intersections - Fellowship Program

Job description

Category:: Other
Department:: Provost
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Feb 15, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PT No Benefits

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

Research Justice at the Intersections (RJI) is an interdisciplinary research group coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Scholarship at Mills College that fosters social justice-oriented research and groundbreaking critical analysis.

The RJI Fellowship Program offers a small group of competitively selected fellows the opportunity to engage in a critical reading and writing group during one academic year. RJI Fellows meet every two weeks over the course of the academic year to share and comment on works in progress. Fall 2019 meetings will be scheduled biweekly on Fridays 1-3pm; Spring TBD. Fellows will have an opportunity to present their work during brown bag lunches.


The RJI Fellowship Program is open to:

  • Scholars whose research examines the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and/or nation, and who are interested in exploring ideas related to a research justice framework in their work.
  • Must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, from any discipline.
  • May come from any country (please note Mills College is not able to provide legal advice or assistance regarding visas).
  • Must be in residence in the Bay Area from September 3 through December 6, 2019 and January 27 through April 30, 2020.
  • Applications for one semester will also be considered.

Additional Information:

In addition to participation in the biweekly reading and writing seminars, RJI Fellows receive:

  • Mills College library card, which provides access to over 60 electronic databases, 40,000 journal titles and 140,000 ebooks
  • Designated office space
  • Fellows will have an opportunity to present their work during brown bag lunches
  • Opportunity to recruit Mills College student research assistant(s)
  • Mills College email address (upon request)
  • Internet access
  • Access to Mills fine arts events
  • Access to Mills Faculty/Staff Computer Lab
  • Access to Faculty/Staff Lounge and Library Group Study Rooms
  • Fees waived for use of Mills recreational facilities
  • Option of purchasing meal card


  • RJI Fellows are neither compensated nor receive housing accommodation.
  • There will be a $200 fee for accepted fellows; this fee is waived for Mills employees.
  • Fellows from the global south may apply for a fee waiver on the application. This will not affect your application status.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

Application Instructions:

Click the "Apply Now" button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter detailing current research agenda and describing interest in and history with research justice, and
  • Writing sample of no more than 20 pages (excluding notes and bibliography).

Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications deadline is April 17, 2019.

Questions? Contact Dr. Sheila Lloyd, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Affairs.




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Posted: 2/15/2019
Application Due: 4/25/2019
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