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

Frequently Asked Questions


I am not a US Citizen or permanent resident. Can I apply?

Yes, the position is open to international students.

I will not be defending my dissertation until summer of 2020. Is this an acceptable timeline?

Yes, this is acceptable but the final paperwork must be filed before August 1, 2020.

I received my PhD more than 2 years ago. Am I still eligible to apply?

Yes, applicants who received their PhD more than two years ago are eligible to apply if they have not yet secured a tenure-track position.


What is the deadline for submitting application materials?

The deadline is November 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST.

How do I submit letters of recommendation?

Upon submission of your completed application, the system will automatically prompt your references for their letters. The letters are due at the same time as the rest of the materials.

Does my advisor need to submit a seperate letter confirming my proposed timeline for completion, or is it ok to include that information in the recommendatin letter?

It is fine for your advisor to include the information about your timeline for completion in the recommendation letter. A seperate letter is not necessary.

Am I required to identify a faculty mentor as I apply for the position?

No, you do not need to identify faculty mentors to apply for the position. CRRES postdocs are assigned two faculty mentors in the home department, and also have the opportunity to receive advice and mentorship from the CRRES Director and Associate Director.

What are the required application materials?

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Research/Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

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