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Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Policy and Inequality

Posted: 1/25/2019 (Employment)

Please note the call for applications below from Temple University for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the mission to support the development of scholars from historically underrepresented groups in the field of Urban Policy and Inequality

Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Liberal Arts

Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow in Urban Policy and Inequality

The Department of Sociology at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups on the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States. This year we seek applications from scholars who show promise in the area of Urban Policy and Inequality. The position will complement departmental strengths in race and ethnicity, globalization, immigration, gender and sexuality, and health and medical sociology. The successful applicant will contribute intellectually to the department and college by collaborating with faculty to conduct research while teaching one course over the year. The Department of Sociology ( offers two undergraduate majors in Sociology and the Sociology of Health. We offer three graduate programs – an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Professional Science Masters in Applied Sociology.

The Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at Temple University. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field by September 1, 2019. Please submit a letter of application (that addresses research and teaching interests, and includes a brief statement on the grounds of eligibility for this fellowship), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by March 15, 2019 via the Interfolio link below. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

The current postdoctoral award is a non-renewable, 12-month residential fellowship.  The award includes a salary of $50,000, full Temple University employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and a $2,000 moving allowance.  The postdoctoral fellow will teach one course during the year of appointment and will meet regularly with other postdocs and faculty in the department and college through participation in seminars, colloquia, teaching circles, etc.  The appointment will be effective September 1, 2019.

Please submit information to INTERFOLIO at the following link:

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Deadline: 03/15/2019

Location: Department of Sociology, Temple University