2021-22 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowships | Apply by December 7, 2020

October 16, 2020

In 2021-22, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral research fellow positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of "Color." 

Fellows are required to: participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

The 2021-22 Pembroke Seminar, "Color,"  will be led by an artist and an art historian. Seminar leaders Leslie Bostrom, Professor and Chair of Visual Art, and Evelyn Lincoln, Professor and Chair of History of Art and Architecture and Professor of Italian Studies, will ask how global histories of race, gender, and class are connected to structures of knowledge and power that are ordered by color. Read more about the 2021-22 Pembroke Seminar here.

Candidates for the postdoctoral fellowships are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a Ph.D. and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. The stipend is $52,000 plus $1,500 for research expenses. Postdoctoral Research Fellows are eligible to participate in the Brown University health and dental benefit plan. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on Monday, December 7, 2020. Selections will be announced in February.

Questions should be directed to [email protected] or phone 401-863-2643.

Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • One page document including title and 250-word abstract of proposed research project
  • Project statement of five typed pages (double-spaced)
  • Brief representative bibliography for research proposal
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course syllabus with a course description and schedule of assigned readings*
  • Three confidential recommendation letters

*The course should be designed as an undergraduate seminar, meeting once or twice a week. The topic need not intersect with the seminar theme. It should be related to your own discipline and training. It would be listed in Gender and Sexuality Studies and should involve in some way questions of gender and/or sexuality, though those need not be the primary focus.

 Please apply using Interfolio by December 7, 2020.