Center for Black, Brown and Queer Studies Postdoc Fellowship: Boarding School Education History Project / Review of apps. begins Aug 20th

Eli Nelson Discussion

Please note: Native American and Indigenous candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is an independent Center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and mentorship in critical race, Indigenous, postcolonial, and queer studies. We seek to appoint two 1-year postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the Boarding School Education History Project. Fellows will work with co-principal investigators Drs. Eli Nelson and Elizabeth Rule to create a critical meta-archive documenting and deconstructing the impacts of boarding school education on Indigenous intellectual history and futurity. Fellows will work closely with the BBQ+ library on setting the organization and scope of the online collection and will have the opportunity to experiment with different ways of sharing and protecting Indigenous knowledge. Depending on their interests, fellows will also be expected to digitize archival material, conduct oral histories, and work with Indigenous libraries and collections.

Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to shape the scope and focus of the archive based on their own research interests and community obligations. Areas of expertise are open, but in addition to training in Native American and Indigenous Studies, candidates who specialize in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Indigenous geography, digital humanities, traditional ecological knowledge and Native science, intellectual history, and library and museum studies. PhD should be in hand by September 2022. Native American and Indigenous candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a remote full-time position for 12 months with an ideal start date of September 15th, 2022. Later start dates can be discussed. Salary ranges around $55,000/a year with healthcare, dental and vision benefits. Additional travel and research support may be available based on project needs. The position is renewable based on performance and availability of funding. Fellows are expected to be active members of the intellectual community at BBQ+ and to contribute to its activities as time and their project duties permit.

BBQ+ is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides support for educators, researchers, and activists from underrepresented communities. BBQ+ programming is rooted in its commitment to addressing inequities by raising historical and cultural awareness around questions of race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, and colonialism. This project is funded by the Luce Foundation.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest (2-3 pages) explaining the topic of your dissertation, your overall research interests, why you find this project interesting, and how it fits within your overall career and research trajectory and goals, along with your curriculum vitae, at this form:

Review of applications will begin on August 20th and will continue until the positions are filled. Please email with questions.