Postdoctoral Fellowship in Slavery, Colonialism, and their Legacies
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Tufts University (48 Professors Row, Medford MA)
Deadline: 
January 5, 2024
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: November 20, 2023

The Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) and the Office of Provost, invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2024. The fellowship is for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year. The fellow will take a leading role in a university-wide collaborative research project to examine the history of slavery, colonialism, and their legacies at Tufts. We seek a junior scholar with expertise in African American History, Afro-Indigenous Studies, Public History, and/or the History of Universities. The successful applicant will have been awarded their PhD degree before beginning the appointment.

The fellow will be expected to engage in research examining Tufts’ relationship to the history of slavery, colonialism, and Afro-Native communities. They will be expected to teach one course per year on this topic, and/or to participate in equivalent work of programming, planning, or course design during the academic year. The fellow will be expected to contribute no more than 20 hours/week to research, teaching, and administrative management related to this project, and will be offered support to pursue their own research and publication agendas as well.

The fellow will receive a stipend of $60,000, will be eligible for Tufts University health benefits, and will have a workspace at the Center for the Humanities. They will be offered an opportunity to workshop a manuscript in progress and will be part of a vibrant community of researchers and scholars at the Center for the Humanities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a 1500-word research description to Interfolio, along with the names and contact information for three references. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of semi-finalists. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions 

Applications, consisting of a cover letter, CV, a 1500 word research description, along with the names and contact information for three references, must be submitted via Interfolio (position 136183). Review of applications begins on January 5, 2024 and continues until the position is filled.

For additional information, applicants may contact the Center for the Humanities at humanities@tufts.edu.

Review Begins: 
January 5, 2024

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