Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immigration and Cultural Diversity at the University of Chicago

We don’t typically post job announcements here, but this one is a postdoctoral fellowship in my department and the deadline is very soon — so we’re trying to get the word out however possible.  Please feel free to circulate this announcement to colleagues.

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the rank of Instructor in research areas related to immigration, minority group status and the multicultural challenge in liberal democracies. Prospective fellows should be engaged in research concerned with developmental challenges faced by immigrant and minority group populations in the United States and other liberal democracies with an eye on documenting and theorizing the scope and limits of toleration for ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Recipients of these Postdoctoral Fellowships must have received their doctorates within five academic years previous to the year of award. Persons holding tenure-track appointments are not eligible to apply. Fellows will teach two courses a year of their own devising at the undergraduate or early graduate level and attend The Comparative Human Development Workshop. Fellows are expected to use their remaining time for research, during which period they should prepare dissertation research for final publication and begin new research beyond the dissertation. Application documents must be submitted online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website: Applications are required to include 1) a cover letter which includes a description of courses that might be taught, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, and 5) reference contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011. The application process will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of March 1, 2011. The position will be expected to begin no later than October 1, 2011.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

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