Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Fellowship. We seek qualified applicants working in any geographies and disciplines and interdisciplinary spaces across African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in African and African American Studies (AAAS). We seek scholars who can contribute to building the intellectual life of the AAAS department and Dartmouth College. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a two-year residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation before the second year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. During the second year of residency, fellows teach one course. The first year, predoctoral fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $39,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses. In the second year, postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend of approximately $57,960 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2023-2025 will be set at the time of offer).

Marshall Fellows are part of the Provost’s Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.


ABD in any discipline, with focus on African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies.

Application Instructions

Please submit all materials electronically through Interfolio:

  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced);
  3. Fellowship program statement describing your motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced);
  4. Curriculum vitae.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion, will be requested of semi-finalists.

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Application deadline: February 15, 2023

Date posted: December 27, 2022