Research Justice at the Intersections - Fellowship Program (Essential)

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Research Justice at the Intersections - Fellowship Program (Essential)

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 Faculty Excellence 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 critical reading and writing groups during one academic year. RJI Scholars meet every two weeks over the course of the academic year to share and comment on works in progress. Fall 2021 dates TBD. Fellows will have an opportunity to present their work during symposia.


The RJI Fellowship Program is open to:

  • Fellows 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 able to be in-person for the first meeting of the Fellows in the fall semester and for the final meeting in the spring semester.
  • 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 (access to over 60 e-databases, 40,000 journal titles and 140,000 ebooks)
  • Designated office space, Mills College email address (upon request) and internet access
  • Scholars will have an opportunity to present their work during brown bag lunches
  • Opportunity to recruit Mills College student research assistant(s)
  • Access to Mills Faculty-Staff Computer Lab, Faculty-Staff Lounge, Library Group Study areas
  • Fees waived for use of Mills recreational facilities; Access to Mills fine arts events
  • Option of purchasing meal card

  • RJI Fellows are neither compensated nor receive housing accommodation.

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.

Application deadline: June 25, 2021

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2033
Work Type: Part Time