Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society

A research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington

Application Information

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for the CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences, humanities, education, public policy, and media. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining teaching experience and mentorship from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

Terms of Agreement

Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published work. Fellows will also teach one course in their home departments during each year of their residency, and are expected to participate in CRRES activities and in seminars in their home departments.

The two-year position begins on August 1, 2019 and ends on May 31, 2021, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space, and a computer and printer.


We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2019 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2019. 

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching)
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Teaching materials (optional) 
  • Diversity Statement (optional, 500 words)

We prefer that applications be submitted online at: Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Indiana University
Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209
1022 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405


Applications received by November 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments. 

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm