Visiting Research Scholar
The Department of African American Studies, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ USA)
January 4, 2024
Post date: November 30, 2023

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from faculty (particularly those who are pre-tenure with at least one year of teaching experience in your current position) in all disciplines for up to two visiting research scholar positions. In rare cases, independent scholars will also be considered. These positions will be awarded for the academic year 2024-2025 to emerging scholars who will devote their residency at Princeton to writing about race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course. Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments, and when teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary teaching rank.  Ph.D. in relevant discipline required.

Visiting research scholars are expected to participate with department faculty members and affiliated graduate students in a seminar devoted to the discussion of work in progress. In addition, they will be invited to participate in other programs, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures and will enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. Applicants cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation at the time of appointment. The term for these positions is anticipated to extend from on or about September 1, 2024 until June 1, 2025; a competitive salary will be provided.  

A selection committee of Department of African American Studies faculty members evaluates applicants based on:

  • The significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the department.
  • The quality of their previous research and their ability to benefit from the activities of the department.
  • The contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about race.
Application Instructions 

How To Apply

Applicants must submit all of the following information by January 4, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST.
1. a curriculum vitae
2. a scholarly paper written in the past three years
3. a statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research project
4. contact information for three references (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor)
5. syllabi for three undergraduate courses
6. teaching evaluations for recent courses

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates must apply online at 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

The work location for these positions is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Shanda Carmichael,
Administrative Assistant

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