The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown
University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral
fellowship (2022-2023) in Slavery and the Public Humanities.
The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to
serve as project manager and to guide the coordination and
implementation of a digitally published platform in support of the
documentary film series Creating the New World: The Transatlantic
Slave Trade in collaboration with Firelight Media directed by
The Center for the
Study of Slavery and Justice is a scholarly research
center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial
and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the
Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the
interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while
also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world. We
are also attentive to contemporary forms of human bondage and
injustice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly
research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of
injustice, as well as freedom.
Given the work of the CSSJ is focused on the history and
legacies of racial slavery, the Center has a broad network of
scholars and institutions that also are deeply committed to values
of diversity and inclusion. The CSSJ is interested in
qualified candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence
by providing leadership in teaching, research or service toward
building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
Applicants must have completed doctoral work by the time of
application and should have a Ph.D. in any humanities or social
science discipline with scholarship focused upon the history and
legacies of slavery. Applications from candidates with experience
in public humanities and digital scholarship are particularly
welcome. The successful applicant will be expected to be an active
participant in the intellectual life of CSSJ.
The position salary is $61,500 and includes benefits and a
modest research account.
For full consideration, applicants should submit a Cover Letter,
CV, writing sample, public humanities scholarship sample, or
portfolio, and three letters of
reference. Applications received by July 4, 2022 will
receive full consideration.