JSRI will collaborate with Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of History and the J. Edgar and Louise Monroe Library staff to support and supervise a postdoctoral fellow for a two-year period. In addition to pursuing their own research agenda, the postdoctoral fellow will work to catalog the locations and descriptions of primary source materials related to the history of incarceration in Louisiana, ultimately creating a digital resource for humanities instructors to access and use these materials in prison classrooms across Louisiana.

Examples of Duties

The Jesuit Social Research Institute and the Department of History are seeking applicants for a post-doctoral position in the fields of African American History and Mass Incarceration. Applicants must have a Ph. D. in hand by August 1, 2024. Successful applicants must be able to teach courses on Mass Incarceration in the United States as well as survey sections of African American history. Archival and digital humanities skills are preferred. Formerly incarcerated people are highly encouraged to apply.

Typical Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD in history by August 1, 2024. Archival and digital humanities skills are preferred. Formerly incarcerated people are highly encouraged to apply.

Please use the link on the Loyola website to apply and submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation with your application.

The position is open until filled, but special consideration will be given to applications received before Feb. 19.

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Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.


Application deadline: April 30, 2024

Date posted: December 17, 2023