Monday, April 14, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Race and Difference at Emory University, 2008-9

Emory University

The Race and Difference Initiative (RDI)

Post-doctoral Fellowship Call for Applications

"Race and Difference in International Perspective"

The Race and Difference Strategic Initiative (RDI) at Emory University announces an RDI post-doctoral fellowship to begin fall, 2008, focusing on the theme "Race and Difference in International Perspective." RDI investigates race in relation to other forms of stigmatizing difference.

Research associated with the project should engage with one or more of the following issues in cross-national or cross-cultural perspective: how particular forms of difference are constructed, pathologized, and/or stereotyped; the intersectionality of different forms and categories of stigmatized difference; how the foregrounding of particular kinds of difference elide, mask, or otherwise inflect the perception and attribution of other forms of difference.

The field of specialization is open across the social sciences, humanities, and law. This is a one-year post-doctoral fellowship for the 2008-09 academic year that may be renewed on the basis of outstanding performance and availability of funds. The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course or equivalent per semester.

PhD dissertation or JD degree must be successfully completed at the time of application, and must have been received within the past six years.

The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $45,000, Emory benefits, a relocation allotment, $2,500 for research and travel, and up to $2,600 for equipment.

Information about RDI can be found on our website at

Applications should include:

§ application letter that describes the candidate's research background and interests, including the title of the proposed post-doctoral research project

§ CV

§ abstract and annotated table of contents of the applicant's doctoral thesis or equivalent

§ 1-2 paragraph statement of teaching interests

§ writing sample/s

§ three letters of recommendation

Applications should be submitted as a single e-mail with the subject line "RDI post-doctoral fellowship," with constituent materials enclosed as file attachments.

Applications should be addressed to Ms. Corina Domozick, Financial Administrator, RDI and sent to her at>.

Review will begin May 10, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Recommenders should supply references as file attachments to an e-mail message to Ms. Domozick with the subject line "RDI post-doc reference."

Emory University is an equal opportunity employer, and RDI specifically encourages applications from minorities and women, including those of international background or ancestry.