Post-Doctoral Humanities Fellowship in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (22-23)

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DePaul University
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Post-Doctoral Humanities Fellowship in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (22-23)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

EEO/AA STATEMENT

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu.

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COVID-19 Requirement

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine including the booster or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a medical or religious exemption, please email [email protected].

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Posting Details

Job ID: 94976

Rank: Post-Doctoral

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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DePaul University’s Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC) invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Humanities Fellowship in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies, to begin July 2022. The STRC is hosted by the Center for Black Diaspora and the Center for Latino Research and centered on key programs that focus on the historical trajectories, legacies and cultures of people of colorAfrican and Black Diaspora Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Global Asian Studies, and Critical Ethnic Studies. The Collaborative supports research in the humanities as a source of justice and healing for communities historically shaped by, and continuously facing, racism, violence, and dispossession.

The Comparative Race and Ethnicity Post-Doctoral Fellowship also reflects DePaul University's Vincentian mission, which includes a scholarly commitment to the areas of race, equality, social justice and advocacy for historically oppressed and underserved populations. Fellowships are particularly designed to support diversification of the academy through structured mentoring and time for writing and scholarly activity, pedagogical development, and hands-on career experience for newly-minted scholars working in fields focused on the histories and cultures of people of color.

The Fellow will be housed within African and Black Diaspora Studies. The Fellow will teach three courses in the humanities per year (one per 10 week quarter), cross-listed as appropriate. Specific courses and scheduling will be determined in consultation with the Fellow’s department chair. In addition, Fellows will be expected to contribute to the Collaborative’s discourse around its annual theme as speakers, presenters, and attendees at the Summer Institute for incoming students, an Annual Convening for the public, and Collaborative colloquia and other events. Collaborative Fellows will also be invited to participate in bi-weekly check-ins with mentor faculty as well as quarterly professional development workshops hosted by the Collaborative.

Required Qualifications:

Eligibility is restricted to humanities scholars who have received their PhD in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies, Black/Africana Studies, Latin American/Latino Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related fields no earlier than 2018 and who will have the PhD in hand by May 2022. Appointment will be for the academic years 2022-2023, renewable to a second year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

The Fellow will receive an academic year (10 month) salary and two months of summer compensation (starting in July 2022) to support teaching preparation, research, and summertime Collaborative activities. DePaul will also provide a moving expenses budget, office space and modest funds for travel and research. This is a benefits-eligible position.

NOTE: This is a post-doctoral (non-tenure track) position and is dependent on funding from non-university sources and the employment offer to fill this position is contingent on the continuation of that external funding. The selected candidate will not be eligible for tenure.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please electronically submit a CV, cover letter, a teaching statement, sample syllabus, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

For more information on DePaul’s Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC), please visit http://socialtransformation.depaul.edu/.

Applicant Documents C.V.(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Writing Sample(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)

Organization

Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.

Location

Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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