The University of Chicago Crown School of Social Work, Policy
and Practice (Crown Family School) invites applications for a
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the research areas of social
inequality and racial justice. We seek scholars whose research
considers the causes, consequences, and responses to inequality and
racial injustice in the domains of housing, mental health, and/or
poverty in the United States or globally. The successful candidate
will engage in scholarship, which is theoretically and empirically
driven, innovative, and informs practice or policy. This fellowship
provides up to two years of funding for junior scholars whose
accomplishments make them exceptionally competitive for faculty
positions and whose background or membership in historically
underrepresented groups would contribute to the diversity of our
faculty. Fellows will teach one course per year. At the end of the
fellowship period and following an academic review, the Fellow may
be directly promoted to a tenure-track assistant professorship.
Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D.
degree prior to the start of the appointment.
Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that, among other
things, describes the applicant's prior and potential contributions
to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and
service; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing
current research and future plans for research; 4) a teaching
statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) two
samples of scholarly writing; and 6) three letters of reference.
Consideration of applications will begin on January 29, 2022, and
will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed;
early submission is encouraged.
Please apply online at the Academic Recruitment web page at the
University of Chicago website using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/100875
The Crown Family School builds upon a legacy of more than a
century of scholarship, education and leadership in social work and
social welfare, blending a distinctive interdisciplinary tradition
with applied problem solving to foster innovative solutions to some
of society’s most pressing social problems. For more information
about the Crown School, please visit our website at: https://crownschool.uchicago.edu/.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an
academic community that places the highest value on rigorous
inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of
individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual
challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on
Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.
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