The Racialization of Islam Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate position under its initiative to study the Racialization of Islam beginning on July 1, 2019. 

The candidate will be expected to be in full-time residence and to teach one course in academic year 2019-2020 related to the interdisciplinary field of Muslim American studies which overlaps and extends several ethnic studies subfields (such as Arab American studies, African American studies, and Asian American studies) as well as disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, religious studies, and political science. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life and growth of the Center, to hold office hours for students, and to offer one public lecture and to assist in the development of relevant campus programming. Ideally, the postdoctoral associate will also complete a significant publication during their residency.

Under the direction of Professor Stephen Pitti, the Center aims to gather students and scholars interested in Ethnic Studies fields; intersectional race, gender, and sexuality research; and Native and diasporic communities both in the United States and other countries.

The successful fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus individual health insurance coverage, full access to the Yale University libraries, and shared office space.

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Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.



Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply through Interfolio and must include the following:

1.      Cover letter, indicating qualifications and plans for research and writing

2.      Current curriculum vitae

3.      Two letters of recommendation

4.      A writing sample up to fifty pages in length

5.      A syllabus of a proposed course related to the racialization of Islam

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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