Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship

Review of applications will begin on 18 June 2018

We invite applications for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship is housed in the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.

The Wells-Barnett fellow is expected to teach three courses over the academic year (usually one each in Fall/Winter/Spring quarters). Teaching experience in a higher education setting is strongly preferred. Specific courses to be taught will 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 Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, 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 2014 and who have the PhD in hand by June, 2018.

Appointment of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett teaching fellow will be for the academic year 2018-2019. 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 June 18, 2018 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

Above text adapted from webpage.

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