Postdoctoral Fellowship on Race and Ethnicity in Society


The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for up to two CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide support to scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, especially in the areas of education, public and environmental affairs, art and design, business, law, and media. CRRES fellowships are designed to advance the careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to research, teach, and connect with mentors and other faculty in host departments or schools across campus. CRRES postdocs will be placed in one of IU’s sixteen degree-granting schools. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarly potential that will make them competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

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Terms of Agreement

Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published work. Fellows will also teach one course in their home departments during each year of their residency, and are expected to participate in CRRES activities and in seminars in their home departments.

The two-year position begins on August 1, 2024 and ends on May 31, 2026, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits.


We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2024 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2024.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching)
  • Diversity Statement (500 words)
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Teaching materials (optional) 

The cover letter should be addressed to: 

Prof. Sylvia Martinez, Search Committee Chair 
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society 
Indiana University 
Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209 
1022 E. Third Street 
Bloomington, IN 47405 


Applications received by October 5, 2023 at 5:00pm EST will receive full consideration. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments.

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Application date
2 years
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Arts and Art history, History, Literature, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences