Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post-1970s U.S. in areas such as urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, education, wealth, or housing. CSREA is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year in Africana Studies and/or a Watson Institute-related program, and be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of CSREA (including regular participation in the CSREA research seminar), the Watson Institute, and the University as a whole.


Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, Ethnic Studies, African-American Studies, or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by June 30, 2023. Candidates must be untenured and within 5 years of Ph.D. 

Application Instructions

Applications received by February 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter, and final notifications are expected to go out in March 2023. This two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment will be effective July 1, 2023, and is not renewable. Application link available here.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter 
  • C.V. 
  • Writing Sample (15-20 pages)
  • Research Statement (1 page)
  • Contact References (Three)