Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow in Political Science

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
$50,000.00 - $50,000.00
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Political Science at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups on the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States. This year we seek a fellow with expertise in human rights law and politics in either domestic or international contexts. The successful applicant will contribute intellectually to the department and College of Liberal Arts by conducting research while teaching one course during the year. We would welcome, but not limit our search to candidates who study race, sexual orientation, and/or religious affiliation as components of states’ legal traditions both domestically and internationally.

Applicants should hold or be completing a doctorate in Political Science or a related discipline. Our department ( ) organizes formal colloquia from outside scholars and hosts or cohosts many internal research talks with interdisciplinary centers such as Global Studies, Public Policy Lab, Master of Public Policy, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSWS), the Center for Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD), and the Center for Humanities at Temple (CHAT). The Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at Temple University. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by September 1, 2021. Please submit a letter of application that includes (1) proposed research plan for the fellowship, (2) a statement of teaching interests and/or philosophy, (3) a brief statement of the grounds of eligibility and progress toward completion of the dissertation, (4) curriculum vitae, and (5) three letters of recommendation by April 1, 2021 via the Interfolio link below. Letter writers should address the likelihood of completing the degree before September 1, 2021. Applications are due April 1, 2021 but review will commence immediately. The current postdoctoral fellowship is non-renewable.

The award includes a salary of $50,000, full Temple University employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and a $2,000 moving allowance. The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course during the year of appointment and will meet regularly with other postdocs and faculty in the department and college through participation in seminars, colloquia, teaching circles, etc. Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The Department of Political Science is in the College of Liberal Arts, which is home to 38 undergraduate majors, 38 minors, 22 certificate programs, 14 doctoral programs, and 6 graduate certificates. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the University was founded.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color, members of under-represented groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. Please submit information to INTERFOLIO at the following link:

Any questions about submitting application materials should be sent to Ms. LaTasha Goodman (

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