Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.




Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral

Fellowships for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science and

humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies,

Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics,

Geography, Gender Studies, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Media and

Communications, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The CRRES Postdoctoral

Fellowship Program aims to create a legacy of scholars who address issues related to race and

ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic

careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentoring

from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate

evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana

University and other research universities.


Terms of Agreement

Fellows are expected to pursue research activities and teach one course

during each year of residency. Fellows are also expected to participate in CRRES activities and

in seminars in their home departments. These two-year positions begin on August 1, 2016 and

end on May 31, 2018, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will

also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits.


Application Process

We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their

academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not

hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 must provide a letter from the chair of their

dissertation committee, confirming the timeline for completion. All applicants must file their

dissertations no later than June 30, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research

statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and

plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters

of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as

teachers. We prefer that applications be submitted online at:

Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be

directed to: Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and

Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E.

Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications received by November

10, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be

found at:


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of

ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard

to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin,

disability status or protected veteran status.