Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Postdoctoral Position - 2021-2023

The Center for Studying Structures of Race at Roanoke College is pleased to announce a two-year teaching and research postdoctoral fellowship on the theme of Intersections. While the fellowship is open to scholars from any academic field, we seek a scholar who studies structural racism from an intersectional perspective who will pursue an active research agenda, teach undergraduate courses related to their discipline, and contribute to the Center’s programming.

The fellowship is open to scholars who have completed their PhD within the last three years, or who will complete their doctoral program by June 30, 2021.   The fellow will teach three courses per academic year, participate in the Center’s programming, and conduct their own original research.  In addition to their affiliation with the Center for Studying Structures of Race, the fellow will be a member of an academic department.

The postdoctoral fellowship comes with a nine month salary, health insurance, and an annual research budget.  The application consists of: Cover Letter, Research Statement, CV, Three Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Sample of scholarly writing (dissertation chapter or article), and Unofficial transcript(s) of graduate study. Please send all application materials to Karen Hagele,  Application materials must arrive on or before February 28, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.

Please direct questions about the fellowship to Jesse Bucher, Director, Center for Studying Structures of Race, at

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia. The college has about 2,000 undergraduate students, small class sizes, and an emphasis in teaching, mentoring and developing our students as whole persons.  A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.