Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice

Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice 

Location: Providence, RI
Closes:
Feb 15, 2014

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2014-2015) as the Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of injustice, as well as freedom. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in any humanities or social science discipline (or will obtain a Ph.D. by June 2014) and work on questions concerning the historical formations of slavery in global or comparative terms; issues concerning contemporary forms of indentured servitude; or philosophical, historical, and theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom. Applicants working on questions of gender, contemporary racial formations, public history, and memory are welcome. The successful applicant would be expected to offer one course in a department to be agreed upon at the time of hire. He/she will be expected to be a regular participant in the Fellows seminar at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The fellowship stipend will be $45,000- $50,000.

Search Opens December 15. Deadline is February 15, 2014.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/23067

Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.