DESCRIPTION: Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post-1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.
The successful candidate will teach one course per year in a Watson Institute related program, collaborate on the vision, design and implementation of CSREA programming related to his/her research areas each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality studies, and be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of CSREA (including regular participation in the CSREA research seminar), the Watson Institute and the University as a whole.
QUALIFICATIONS: Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, Ethnic Studies, African-American Studies or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by June 30, 2019. Candidates must be untenured and within 5 years of Ph.D.
INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (15-20 pp), a research statement (1 page), and the names and addresses of three referees through the Interfolio posting: apply.interfolio.com/58433
Applications received by January 18th, 2019 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter, and final notifications are expected to go out in March 2019. This two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment will be effective July 1, 2019, and is not renewable.
EEO STATEMENT: Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
About Brown University
The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University supports and generates rigorous and accessible research, performance, art and scholarship on a broad range of pressing issues related to race and ethnicity to help build greater understanding and a more just world.
At CSREA we aim to:?
* build community among scholars and students working on race + ethnicity
* develop new and enhance existing research networks
* foster generative public conversations on pivotal issues
* enhance public knowledge about racial and ethnic discrimination
* contribute to national and community efforts to create a more just society
The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University seeks to promote a just and peaceful world through research, teaching, and public engagement.
Complex problems require informed solutions.
Poverty and inequality. Natural disasters and ethnic conflict. Rapid urbanization and climate change. Globalized labor standards and cyber threats. Our increasingly interconnected 21st-century world is rife with challenges that affect us all. Crafting solutions to tho...se problems requires rigorous research, real-world experience, and creative thinking.
The Watson Institute is a community of scholars, practitioners, and students whose work aims to help us understand and address these critical challenges. It is dedicated to meaningful social science research and teaching, and animated by the conviction that informed policy can change systems and societies for the better.