Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Black Studies Research, University of California Santa Barbara

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, activist scholarship, or urban studies.  25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s Engaged Scholarship initiative and mentoring undergraduate research.  No teaching is required.  Ph.D. must be received by June 2014.  The fellowship will provide a $45,000 annual stipend, $5,000 annual research and travel allowance, and health insurance.  12-month position, to begin August 1, 2014, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship (broadly conceived as public scholarship, applied research, activist research, community engagement), CV, an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter, and two letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Diane Fujino, CBSR Director via online site at

Apply by 04/13/14; thereafter, open until filled.

The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity – Postdocs

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) in Göttingen wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for a number of research positions. For all the positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, socio-linguistics or another relevant social science. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience, and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity (see To learn more about the positions available, please go to All applications are due by April 22, 2014.