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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Allyson Hobbs

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Hobbs, Allyson
Department Name: 
African & African American Studies
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
The Program in African & African American Studies (AAAS) at Stanford University invites applications for its Postdoctoral Visiting Fellows Program. These are one-year fixed term positions for the 2018-2019 academic year with the possibility of a one-year renewal.
Appointment Start Date: 
September 10, 2018
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applicants, please send one PDF document with application materials to the email below. Recommenders can send letters of recommendation directly to the email below.
Dr. Jakeya Caruthers at,
Interim Associate Director of African & African American Studies

As an interdisciplinary academic program, AAAS welcomes applications from scholars who have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching within the broad, multi-disciplinary fields of African-American, African, Caribbean, or Diaspora Studies. The goal of the postdoctoral program is to augment current curricular offerings and to continue building a robust intellectual community. We are especially interested in applicants whose work aligns with the main thematic emphases and scholarly pathways of our undergraduate major.  These thematic emphases include: 

  • Art and Cultural Expression (including literature, performance studies, art and visual culture, cultural theory, etc.)
  • Historical Inquiry
  • Identity and Intersectional Analysis (including gender and sexuality studies, religious studies, etc.)
  • Media, Science, and Technology (including journalism and communications, digital studies, environmental studies, biotechnology, science, technology, and society, etc.)
  • Social Science Inquiry (including education and education policy, linguistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)
  • Politics and the Law (including public policy, government, international relations, etc.)
  • Race, Health, and Medicine
  • Social Impact and Entrepreneurship (including social movements, community-based research, etc.)

The Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to teach two courses, one reflecting their research or content area and another course teaching analytic and research methods appropriate to their discipline.  They will also be expected to deliver one talk during the year and serve as respondents during our spring Emerging Scholars Conference.  Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire duration of the program and participate in the larger intellectual life of the AAAS community.

Required Qualifications: 

Successful applicants should demonstrate innovation and promise in teaching and research.  Applicants should have also been awarded a PhD or terminal degree between June 2015 and September 2018.

Required Application Materials: 

Application Instructions
Please submit (1) Cover Letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Sample Syllabi for two proposed courses, (4) Relevant Teaching Evaluations, (5) Writing Sample [max 30 pages], (6) Three Letters of Recommendation. Please submit items 1-5 in one PDF document. Recommenders can submit letters directly to email address noted in the How to Submit Application Materials section.
We will begin reviewing applications on May 4, 2018.


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.