Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in African American Studies beginning July 1, 2020. We seek candidates with substantive research and teaching interests in Black geographies, disability studies, queer studies, and/or environmental studies. Ph.D. is required in a social science field including African American Studies, Africana Studies, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, or Political Science, and other social science and interdisciplinary fields.  

The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the African American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7278.  A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.  You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications received by March 20, 2020 will receive full consideration.