University of Denver IRISE Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality or IRISE is seeking (1) postdoctoral research fellow beginning September 1, 2015. We are seeking candidates who are capable of bringing together the insights and methodology from two or more disciplines in order to examine the creation, growth, and or sustainability of academic programs related to inequality (e.g. Ethnic, GLBT, Disability, Critical Cultural Studies) at institutions of higher education. We are also interested in candidates whose research also addresses inequality in relation to the access and success of historically unrepresented populations in the Academy.

The IRISE postdoctoral fellow will spend much of her/his time engaged in independent research, scholarship, and related projects under the guidance IRISE affiliated faculty. Fellows will also be expected to teach two courses in their area of expertise and interest. Additionally, the Fellow will be expected to be active in the DU community of scholars engaged in research and teaching relating to the study of inequality locally and nationally as well as to take on leadership roles in IRISE sponsored events. In collaboration with the other IRISE Postdoctoral Fellows, the Fellow will contribute to IRISE’s mission to the development of cutting edge interdisciplinary research on issues of inequality, social justice, and inclusivity.

* PhD in American Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Education, or related interdisciplinary field.
* Applicants must have completed all requirements for their terminal degree by June 30, 2015. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2012).
* Interest in understanding academic programs at institutions of higher education related to inequality.
* Strong methodological training and a record of successful publication in the related field.
* The appointment term is September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016.
* Teach one advanced undergraduate course and one interdisciplinary undergraduate or graduate class.
* Participate in and take on leadership roles in IRISE activities as assigned by the mentorship team.
* Participate in and take on leadership roles in campus-wide forums exploring questions of compositional diversity and inclusive excellence at DU and the broader academy.
* Present research findings to interdisciplinary academic audiences and community partners.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $42,000, a professional development and research account, and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please complete the on-line application at and attach the following:
* a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests);
* a curriculum vitae; and
Also arrange to have three letters of Recommendation submitted electronically to Stefanie Cowan.

Candidates must apply online to be considered, only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click “New Resume/CV” at the bottom of the page to begin application. The online application must be completed and submitted no later than 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on April 24, 2015.

For more detailed information about each of these positions, including how to apply, please visit the IRISE website or contact Tom I. Romero, II, Assistant Provost of Inclusive Excellence Research and Curricular Initiatives and Associate Professor of Law and History.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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