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Kay Fellow in Black Feminist Studies
Brandeis University

Date Posted Jan. 6, 2022
Title Kay Fellow in Black Feminist Studies
University Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, United States
Department AAAS and WGS
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2022
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Women's Studies
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Gender Studies

The Departments of African and African American Studies (AAAS) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) invite applications for the Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Black Feminist Studies with the rank of Lecturer, 2022-2024. This is a two-year position beginning in Fall 2022. This position responds to student demand in this area, and complements a robust scholarly community anchored by our colleague in AAAS/WGS Professor Shoniqua Roach. As such, we are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarly and pedagogical engagements in Black Feminist Studies are centered in or include expertise in one of the following areas: Art, Education, Health Science, Science and Technology, Environmental and Climate Justice, and Geography. The successful candidate will teach courses in their area of specialization as well as core courses such as "Black Feminist Thought" housed in one or both departments – for a total of two courses each year. We expect that the candidate will have received the PhD by August 2022 and demonstrate excellence as a scholar and teacher. The fellowship includes a salary of $62,000 plus benefits, with moving expenses (around $1,500), and a research fund of $4,000 per year.

Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at:

Please send a cover letter addressed to Profs. ChaeRan Freeze and Faith Smith (co-chairs) outlining your research and teaching interests, and how these would support your participation in two vibrant interdisciplinary departments. You should also send a CV; a writing sample of no more than 30 pages in length, the names and contact information of three references; and a statement about your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and your ideas about advancing these during your time at Brandeis.

First consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2022. Please direct any questions to the co-chairs of the search committee.

  • At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits and creative endeavors, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

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