POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Center for Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender at Duke University

REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (2012-2013)


The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the
Social Sciences (REGSS), an affiliate of the Social Science Research
Institute at Duke University, is pleased to announce the
establishment of the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral
Fellowship. Cook, a political scientist, was the first black
tenured professor at Duke University and served as a member of the
Duke University Board of Trustees from 1981-1993 and is now a Trustee

REGSS seeks to provide a context where scholars interested in
examining the constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an
interdisciplinary perspective can engage each other in dialogue and
collaboration. Our questions and our methodologies draw on
disciplinary backgrounds that include economics, history, political
science, psychology, public policy, and sociology. Scholars
interested in the study of race, ethnicity, and the intersection of
gender with race and ethnicity, are invited to apply for this
one-year fellowship. Individuals working in the field of comparative
race are also encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows teach one
course during the year, present their research at one of the
center’s monthly research colloquia, and devote the rest of their
time to research and writing.
Fields: Applications for study in any social science discipline are
welcome. Please specify your home discipline and/or the discipline
in which you received your Ph.D.

Stipend: $40,000 per fellowship period. Health benefits are
available. Some funds are available for research expenses,
including conference travel.

Fellowship Period: August 1, 2012 – May 15, 2013.

Eligibility: The primary criterion for selection is evidence of
scholarship or scholarly interest in the study of race, ethnicity,
or the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. Applicants
must complete all requirements for the doctoral degree by August
2012. Preference will be given to individuals who are within five
years of their degree, but more senior applicants will be considered.

Application materials: Applicants must submit an application letter
(including email address) in which the applicant clearly identifies
the area or discipline of proposed research, curriculum vitae,
sample publications and/or dissertation chapters, three letters of
recommendation, a statement of research plans and a description of
the course you prefer to teach. The research statement should be a
separate document and not included in a cover letter. If
recommendation letters accompany application materials they should
be in a sealed envelope. Please indicate in application letter if
you are legally authorized to work in the United States. Also,
indicate whether you now, or in the future require sponsorship for
employment visa status (e.g., Green Card, H-1B, TN, J-1.)
All materials should be sent to the address below and must be
postmarked by January 16, 2012. Submitted material will not be
returned to the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Duke University
Social Science Research Institute
Box 90420 / Erwin Mill
Durham, NC 27705

Telephone (919) 681-2702<
Questions should be directed to: Professor Paula D. McClain
(<>) or Professor Kerry L. Haynie (<>)

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