Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce its postdoctoral program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Our postdoctoral fellowships provide focused support for both research and concrete engagement with global racial justice issues and campaigns. These humanities-centered fellowships will support scholars whose academic research demonstrates a deep investment in the areas of inquiry related to anti-racism and social inequality, at home and abroad. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while also receiving guided mentorship.
The program supports a cohort of postdoctoral scholars engaged in full-time research and writing for a one-year term starting September 1, 2023 (with the possibility of renewal). Fellows in the program are supported by the Institute and are provided with $5000 for research funds as well as faculty mentor/s, office, computer, health benefits, and a $60,000 annual salary. In addition, fellows will have opportunities to access, review, and/or collaborate with existing anchor institution equity activities that are happening within the Rutgers University community. This cohort of fellows will participate in meetings and workshops structured for the purposes of networking, social interaction, and supporting professional development for fellows within the program. Applicants may request to be affiliated with a particular campus across the Rutgers corridor and will teach one class over the course of the academic year. In deciding placements, the ISGRJ will consider the postdoc’s campus preference and the teaching requirements/needs of each campus.
The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University is committed to the idea of the humanities as a discipline that travels beyond the university and engages the public sphere. The Institute will fuel and amplify the scholarship of researchers who are based in the humanities or lean on humanistic methods and whose work has consequences in applied spaces such as policy reform, K-12 education, the public arts, social justice work, public health, and the carceral state. The institute is also committed to the creation of spaces for scholars to be in conversation with communities, as both an aspect of scholarly inquiry but also for the purpose of mutual sharing of knowledge between the university and its surrounding communities. The ISGRJ draws from a range of fields, including: visual, language and other creative arts, traditional humanities disciplines, new fields such as the digital and environmental humanities, the humanistic social sciences, and research in law, public policy, and behavioral health.
Eligibility and Criteria:
Applicants must have completed and been awarded their PhD or Masters in a humanities-related field no more than five years prior to the date of application.
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