Research Associate for the IRADAC

Review of applications will begin on 1 April 2019.

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community. The Institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of the African Diaspora.

As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the CUNY Graduate Center seeks a Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the field of Africana Studies. The incumbent will participate in activities related to IRADAC and to the Ph.D. program of his/her own discipline. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will engage in his/her own original research and scholarship and will publish the results of his/her research. S/he will present the research to scholars and the public through conferences, seminars, workshops and/or symposia thus furthering the mission of IRADAC as it pertains to the African Diaspora. Teaching opportunities are possible with an adjunct appointment. This position reports to the Director of IRADAC.

The appointment will be for the academic year 2019-2020, effective August 26, 2019.

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The general duties of the Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) include:

  • Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others
  • Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding
  • Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data
  • Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings
  • Collaborates with internal and external colleagues
  • Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
IRADAC seeks candidates who have received their Ph.D. in 2015 or later; candidates who will deposit their dissertation by July 1, 2019 will also be considered.

The Center is particularly interested in candidates from the fields of English, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Urban Education, though applications from any field within the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be considered.

Open until filled with review of applications to begin on April 1, 2019.

Above text adapted from webpage.

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