Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor in Sociology and Cultural Industries

Tulane University
Tulane University

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Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor in Sociology and Cultural Industries

Tulane University
Open Date:
Aug 17, 2021

Be a postdoctoral researcher in a grant-funded project to study cultural workers experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Orleans, Louisiana and Jaffa, Israel. We will be comparing the meanings of precarity among workers in three cultural economy sectors in the cities with the goal of understanding how emic perspectives are distributed by race, class, and gender in the sample populations. The postdoc will be developing contacts in New Orleans to interview, performing coding with a student team, and helping to prepare findings for publication. Research would led to co-authorship with the PIs. 

This is an 12-month appointment, with the ability to extend the appointment. There is a teaching load of 1 in Spring and 2 in Fall in the Department of Sociology and/or Communication, Tulane University. This experience is perfect for entry level scholars of media sociology, cultural work and industries, and creative labor.


This position demands a self-motivated and independent researcher who is organized, communicative, and deadline-oriented.

PhD required. Expertise in work organizations, culture industries, and qualitative methods desired. Candidates with substantial experience in developing contact lists, open-ended interviewing, and using coding software for collaborative thematic analysis of data will be given special consideration. 

Work can begin in fall 2021, but candidate must locate to New Orleans by January 2022.

Application Instructions:

Please send a letter of interest, cv, and 1-2 letters of reference that address the qualifications listed above. Additional materials such as publications or a teaching or diversity statement are welcomed but not required. We will contact you for more information if needed. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 but will continue until a match is found. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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