Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, is pleased to announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar pursuing research in Caribbean Studies. Scholars working on comparative cultural studies of the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with focus on transnationalism, migration and/or queer feminist studies, are especially encouraged to apply but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with Rutgers.

The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $65,000 as well as an annual research allocation of $3,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application (defense date no later than May 31, 2014), be no more than three years beyond the Ph.D. (Ph.D. received on 2011 or later), and be able to teach one undergraduate course during their tenure at Rutgers. Position begins on July 1, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2015.

The Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies is a space for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching. Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers  aims to foster multi-disciplinary research about the Caribbean to allow a better understanding of the region and its people from a variety of perspectives.

Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 1,500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically to The statement should address the following:

(1) the significance of the candidates research and the specific project that will be developed during the one year postdoctoral fellowship,
(2) a brief description of the course the candidate could offer, and
(3) how and why Rutgers can advance the candidates areas of research.

Applications must be received by Friday, 10 January 2014.

Above adapted from emailed announcement.