The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, located at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, invites applications for a 2018-19 postdoctoral fellowship. Funding for this one-year, non-renewable position comes from a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Race & Indigeneity in the Americas. The seminar will include monthly events across campus and periodic workshops, performances, and exhibits during 2017-18, and explores the interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and comparative study of racialization in the Americas.
The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with two graduate student fellows to coordinate workshops and seminars, co-curate a related exhibit, and contribute to the development of promotional materials. She or he will teach a course on race and indigeneity in Latin America, from the perspective of his/her own discipline.
The postdoctoral fellowship pays a salary of $60,000 plus benefits, and provides a research/travel fund of $3,000.
We seek a Ph.D. in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences, whose work focuses on race, racism, and/or indigeneity in the Americas. Ph.D. should be in hand by July 1, 2018.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, including a discussion of the relevance of your research and training to the Sawyer Seminar theme as well as a discussion of any prior experience organizing interdisciplinary, scholarly events; your curriculum vitae; a list of three references (who will be contacted only if you are long-listed); and a brief undergraduate course proposal relating to the Sawyer Seminar theme.
Applications submitted by January 31, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
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