Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow in Criminal Justice

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The Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups on the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States. This year we seek application from scholars who bring new theoretical or disciplinary perspectives related to the role of the criminal justice system in exacerbating inequities in U.S. society. The successful applicant will contribute intellectually to the department and College of Liberal Arts by conducting research while teaching one course during the year. We would welcome, but not limit our search to candidates who bring a critical orientation (e.g., Critical Race Theory or feminist intersectional theory) and/or scholars who have been impacted by the criminal justice system (e.g., returned citizens). Applicants should hold or be completing doctorates in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related discipline, including but not limited to, African American Studies, Anthropology, Critical Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Latino Studies, Law and Society, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies. 
Our department ( has a rich tradition of professional development opportunities through regular full-department attendance at dissertation prospectus and final defenses; a professional development series that covers skills such as publishing, grant-writing, and time management; and a research environment committee that organizes both formal colloquia from outside scholars and informal “jam sessions” to bring together faculty and students around specific research goals (e.g., brainstorming a paper or building research partnerships with community/government agencies). We are located in Philadelphia, a rich social laboratory for studying crime and justice, and our department has partnerships with a number of local and state agencies, as well non-profit organizations. 
The Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at Temple University. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by September 1, 2021. Please submit a letter of application that includes (1) proposed research plan for the fellowship, (2) a statement of teaching interests and/or philosophy, (3) a brief statement of the grounds of eligibility and progress toward completion of the dissertation, (4) curriculum vitae, and (5) names and three letters of recommendation by April 1, 2021 via the Interfolio link below. Letter writers should 
address the likelihood of completing the degree before September 1, 2021. Applications are due April 1, 2021 but review will commence immediately. 
 The current postdoctoral fellowship is non-renewable.  The award includes a salary of $50,000, full Temple University employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and a $2,000 moving allowance.  The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course during the year of appointment and will meet regularly with other postdocs and faculty in the department and college through participation in seminars, colloquia, teaching circles, etc.   
Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The Department of Criminal Justice is situated in the College of Liberal Arts, which is home to 38 undergraduate majors, 38 minors, 22 certificate programs, 14 doctoral programs, and 6 graduate certificates. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the University was founded. Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color, members of under-represented groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. 
Please submit information to INTERFOLIO at the following link:  Any questions about submitting application materials should be sent to Mr. Joseph DelMastro ([email protected]). 




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Posted: 2/9/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
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