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.
Apply to become a CRRES Postdoc
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, 2020 and ends on May 31, 2022, 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, 2020 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, 2020.
- 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)
- Diversity Statement (500 words)
- Writing sample
- Three letters of reference
- Teaching materials (optional)
We prefer that applications be submitted online. 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
Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209
1022 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Applications received by November 1, 2019 at 12:00pm EST/9:00am PST 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the position is open to international students.
Yes, this is acceptable but the final paperwork must be filed before August 1, 2020.
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.
Deadline- November 1, 2019 at 12:00pm EST.
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.
It is fine for your advisor to include the information about your timeline for completion in the recommendation letter. A separate letter is not necessary.
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.
- Letter of Application/Cover Letter
- Research/Teaching Statement
- Diversity Statement
- Writing Sample
- Three Letters of Recommendation