The Black Arts Initiative at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Black Arts. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2018. Recent Ph.D.s (degree granted during or after 2014) with a research focus on, or who do creative scholarship within African American and African diasporic arts and aesthetics, are encouraged to apply.

This fellowship is residential and provides a competitive stipend and benefits, a visiting appointment in the Department of Performance Studies with affiliate status in African American Studies. The postdoctoral experience includes teaching two classes to be cross-listed in the departments most proximate to the fellow’s expertise; a scholarly or creative presentation of the research; and participation in the intellectual life of the Black Arts Initiative and the University.

Applicants should submit one copy of:

  • a current curriculum vitae,
  • a letter of application detailing the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship years,
  • a sample of scholarly writing (no more than 25 pages),
  • evidence relating to the quality of teaching (syllabi and teaching evaluations),
  • three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor)

Applications should be submitted electronically to: ps@northwestern.edu no later than March 2, 2018. Questions may be directed at ps@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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