Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

DePaul University, based in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship is housed in DePaul’s African and Black Diaspora Studies Program. The Wells-Barnett fellow is expected to teach three courses over the academic year. Teaching experience in a higher education setting is strongly preferred. Specific courses to be taught will be ultimately be determined in dialogue with the department. Fellows will also be expected to present their research to the DePaul and local community and participate meaningfully in the life of the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program, its students, and the affiliated Center for Black Diaspora. The individual who fills this position will also have opportunities to work with faculty in other departments and programs, centers and institutes at DePaul. The ideal candidate’s scholarship will substantially and meaningfully reflect Wells-Barnett’s spirit of advocacy. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PhD no earlier than 2013. Applicants should have a strong and clearly defined research agenda.

Appointment of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett teaching fellow will be for the academic year 2017-2018. The fellowship may be extended for a second year, based on review and budget availability. DePaul University will provide the fellow with office space and modest funds for travel and research. This is also a benefits-eligible position. Review of applications will begin July 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Early submission is strongly encouraged. Applications must be submitted through DePaul University’s Faculty Opportunities website. The application portal, along with a more detailed job description may be found at