Job Ad: Postdoctoral Fellow in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (2023–24)


Johns Hopkins University’s Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship seeks one postdoctoral fellow committed to redressing academic white supremacy, reimagining doctoral education, and advancing anti-racist freedom education. The fellowship term is one year. The fellow will belong to a cohort of researchers, curators, and practitioners convened under a multi-year reparations program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation

Candidates whose research explores the workings of racism in institutional settings and/or who see their research potentially furthering political education in disempowered communities are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars of Baltimore and the surrounding region. Holders of a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and related fields will be considered.  

Materials will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2023, and awardees will be expected to begin July 1, 2023, with Ph.D. degree in hand by that date.   

Twelve-month salary is $62,000, plus research budget and moving expenses.  


Doctoral degree conferred by July 1, 2023. 

Application Instructions

Please submit via Interfolio a cover letter, curriculum vita, and an article- or chapter-length writing sample. In addition, applicants must also include a 2-page statement on the capacity of the candidate’s research to document inequalities and work toward redressing them via civic application, including but not limited to public exhibition, archiving, performance, or policy. Letters of reference will be requested from finalists.