The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship reflects the 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.

The fellowship is housed in DePaul’s Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies. Ida B. Wells-Barnett fellows will teach three courses (half of a usual tenure-line teaching load) through that department across the 2024-25 academic year. DePaul’s academic year consists of three ten-week quarters. Specific courses and scheduling will be determined in consultation with the chair of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies.

Fellows are expected to present their research to the DePaul community and participate in the life of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, its students, and the independent Center for Black Diaspora. Fellows will also engage students through recruitment, mentorship, and student-facing events.

Required Qualifications:
We welcome applications from PhDs in Black/Africana Studies as well as related humanities or social science fields. However, all candidates should endeavor to ensure that their materials reflect their commitment to the guiding concerns and approaches of Black Studies. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PhD no earlier than 2021 and those who will have the PhD in hand by July 2024.

Appointment of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett teaching fellow will be for the academic year 2024-2025. DePaul University will provide the fellow with a competitive stipend, office space, and modest funds for moving expenses, travel, and research. This is also a benefits-eligible position.

Review of applications will begin June 14, 2024. Please visit for more information and access to the application portal.

Application deadline: June 14, 2024


Date posted: June 4, 2024