Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship on Gender, Race, and American Politics

February 21, 2017

The Anna Julia Cooper Center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on gender, race, and American politics.

The Anna Julia Cooper Center is an interdisciplinary center at Wake Forest University with a mission of advancing justice through intersectional scholarship. The AJC Center supports, generates, and communicates innovative research at the intersections of gender, race, and place, sustaining relationships between partners on campus and throughout the nation in order to ask new questions, reframe critical issues, and pursue equitable outcomes. Central to that mission is creating a hub for intellectual collaboration, collegial interaction, and scholarly support of interdisciplinary research with attention to intersectional identities and experiences. We invite scholars engaged in research similarly positioned to apply.

The AJC Center postdoctoral fellow is expected to teach two courses in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester in the Department of Politics and International Affairs. These courses are expected contribute to the subfield of American politics broadly defined. The AJC Center postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be involved with and present at AJC Center events; to present annually and participate in AJC Center faculty research seminars; to work closely with AJC Center undergraduate research fellows and to be part of the intellectual life of the AJC Center.

Applicants are welcome from a broad range of social science discipline with the understanding of the expectation of ability to teach courses for the Department of Politics and International Affairs in the subfield of American politics with any of the following focus areas: American political history, American political institutions, American political behavior, American public opinion, human and civil rights, African American politics, Latino/a politics, Asian-American politics, race and politics, gender and American politics, and sexuality and queer politics.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by September 1, 2017. Applicants should submit online the following materials by March 1, 2017. Please note materials should be in either in Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant.

  • A cover letter directed to Melissa Harris-Perry, director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts
  • A statement of research program and teaching philosophy (combined in one single attachment)
  • Writing sample or publication
  • Additional supporting documents will be requested if an interview is granted.

Applicants must make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to letters@wfu.edu. Otherwise, letters and additional documents can be uploaded in OpenHire.

For complete details and to apply, go to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com or call (336) 758-4700. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment. 

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.