Stanford University, in conjunction with its IDEAL initiative, is pleased to announce that it is seeking to appoint four to five early career fellows engaged in the study of race and ethnicity. The purpose of this program is to support the work of early-career researchers, who will lead the next generation of scholarship in race and ethnicity and whose work will point the way forward for reshaping race relations in America. Fellowships may be in any of the seven schools in the University (Business, Doerr School of Sustainability, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Medicine).
Applicants will be asked to identify the school or department that aligns with the field of their Ph.D. The selected fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor from their home department or school and will have the opportunity to be involved with the other early career fellows and Stanford faculty in a variety of activities. Informally, they will be invited to lunches and dinners to meet with other Stanford faculty who share their interests. They also will be invited to engage with the intellectual programming offered by the African and African-American Studies program, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute.
The early career fellows will have an opportunity each year to teach one course that will be cross-listed in the curricula of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and/or the African and African American Studies program. This course may be taught by the fellow or the fellow may team-teach a course with another member of the Stanford faculty. The fellows also will be involved in the organization of a major conference that brings to Stanford scholars who are at the forefront of scholarship in the study of race and ethnicity.
Criteria: Scholars interested in any field of study are accepted. Early career fellows should have received their terminal degree (PhD, JD, MFA, EdD, DSW, etc.) prior to the start of the fellowship.
Selection criteria include the originality and quality of the research, as well as demonstrated potential for intellectual achievement. The term of these fellowships is three years, with a start date of September 1, 2023. To be eligible for an early career fellowship, a candidate must have received their terminal degree no earlier than September 1, 2020. Applicants for early career fellowships should submit their applications electronically and include a cover letter (detailing the candidate’s interest in the position), curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, samples of written work, and three letters of recommendation (provide contact information for each and a system generated request will be delivered to each referee). In these materials, please include how your interests would be advanced by a fellowship, needs for laboratory access or special equipment, etc.
The deadline for receiving applications for early career fellowships is November 1, 2022. No application will be accepted after the deadline. Applications will not be accepted by email.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.