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Johns Hopkins University Center for Africana Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 9, 2023

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held during the 2024-2025 academic year. The Fellow will have a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal), interact with a vibrant and growing faculty in Black Studies who are appointed across the disciplines, and will have a faculty mentor from within the Center.


We seek applications from candidates working in Black Studies and across the disciplines, especially those working in black feminisms, sexuality, and/or black queer studies, and scholars working on Africa. The fellow is expected to engage full-time in their research, deliver a public lecture, and participate in the Center’s intellectual life. The fellow is also expected to be in residence in the Baltimore area during the fellowship year. The successful candidate must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a short cover letter, current CV, research statement, an article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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