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Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

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    Tori Lawson

    Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
    College of the Holy Cross, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

    The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship related to the study of race and ethnicity to begin in August 2017. The full-time fellowship offers a competitive salary and includes full benefits as well as funds to support research and travel. Fellows are offered the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts’ Certificate in College Teaching Program, and to participate in a faculty development program that fosters excellence in teaching and scholarship.The successful candidate will also be paired with one or more tenured Holy Cross faculty members for mentoring purposes.

    The Fellow will teach three courses per year through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Ideally, the candidate would be able to offer an introductory level course related to studies in race and ethnicity along with some combination of courses connected to the research interests of the candidate. The position is renewable for a second year, pending a successful first-year review.
    The position is open to candidates from any disciplinary background, but preference will be given to candidates with the ability to address issues related to the philosophical or psychological study of race and ethnicity or the intersection of art and race/ethnicity. Ideally, candidates will be able to bridge disciplinary divides and contribute to one or more of our interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

    The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all job applications electronically. The job description can be accessed via Interfolio at Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interest, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Ph.D. or imminent completion required), a writing sample, syllabi and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

    In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see, and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit

    The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

    Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Loren Cass, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at . Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

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