Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies 2015-2016
Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. We seek scholars working on innovative cultural, artistic, historical, theoretical, and/or social studies. Scholars working on the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with a focus on transnationalism, migration, colonial legacies, decolonization, race and racism, and/or queer feminist studies, are especially encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with the Caribbean studies community at Rutgers. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand by July 1, 2015 (defense date must be scheduled no later than May 31, 2015), be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D. (degree received on 2012 or later), and be able to teach one undergraduate course during the Spring semester of their tenure at Rutgers. Position begins on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2016.
The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies (http://latcar.rutgers.edu/) is a space for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching. Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers http://criticalcaribbean.rutgers.edu/ aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives.
Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers http://criticalcaribbean.rutgers.edu/ aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives. Affiliates conduct research on such diverse areas as diaspora and transnational studies, migration and immigration, cultural and performance studies, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, psychoanalysis, colonial and postcolonial studies, decoloniality, political theory, critical epistemology, intellectual history, history of New World slavery, social movements and revolution, eighteenth century studies, the urban Atlantic, contemporary urbanization, environmental studies, insularity, and the archipelagic Americas.
There will be opportunities for the postdoctoral fellow to connect with broader academic and community-minded research units at the University, including the Center for Cultural Analysis, the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Center for Race & Ethnicity, the Center for African Studies and the Institute for Research on Women.
Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/26321. The statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the candidate’s research and the specific project that will be developed during the one year postdoctoral fellowship, (2) a brief description of the course the candidate could offer, and (3) how and why Rutgers can advance the candidate’s areas of research. Applications must be received by Friday, January 9, 2015.
Applications are free to candidates who already have an account in interfolio.com. If you are unable to create an interfolio account, please contact
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.