Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (Non-Tenure Track) - African Black Diaspora Studies (24-25)

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (Non-Tenure Track) - African Black Diaspora Studies (24-25)

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Posting Details

Job ID: 136479

Rank: Instructor/Professional Lecturer

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship reflects the University's Vincentian mission, which includes a scholarly commitment to the areas of race, equality, social justice, and advocacy for historically oppressed and underserved populations. The Vincentian mission is reinforced by the principles that informed Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s advocacy of civil and human rights for Black people. 


The fellowship is housed in DePaul’s Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies. Ida B. Wells-Barnett fellows will teach three courses (half of a usual tenure-line teaching load) through that department across the 2024-25 academic year. DePaul’s academic year consists of three ten-week quarters. Specific courses and scheduling will be determined in consultation with the chair of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies.


All Fellows are expected to present their research to the DePaul community and participate meaningfully in the life of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, its students, and the independent Center for Black Diaspora. Fellows will also engage students through recruitment, mentorship, and student-facing events.

Required Qualifications:

We welcome applications from PhDs in Black/Africana Studies as well as related humanities or social science fields. However, all candidates should endeavor to ensure that their materials reflect their commitment to the guiding concerns and approaches of Black Studies. Eligibility is restricted to those who have received their PhD no earlier than 2021 and who will have the PhD in hand by July 2024.


Appointment of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett teaching fellow will be for the academic year 2024-2025. The fellowship may be extended for a second year, based on review and budget approval. DePaul University will provide the fellow with a competitive stipend, office space, and modest funds for moving expenses, travel, and research. This is also a benefits-eligible position.


DePaul University is a private, Catholic institution with a total enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. The department and the university sustain a strong commitment to undergraduate education and sensitivity to the educational goals of a culturally diverse student population. We seek candidates who will reflect and engage the diversity of the university and its urban community. We specifically solicit applications from people of color, women, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service, and research in diverse learning communities. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be completed online and should include a cover letter, a current C.V., sample syllabi for up to two relevant and/or potential undergraduate courses, a statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, and a writing sample. Optional documents include: a list of courses taught and student evaluations.  Candidates who reach the interview stage will be asked to provide confidential reference letters. Teaching experience in a higher education setting is preferred.

Review of applications will begin June 24, 2024. After that date, applications will be prioritized in the order received. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.


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Close Date: Jun 27, 2024

Applicant Documents
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Teaching Statement(1)
Writing Sample(1)
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