Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Black Studies – Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Austin, TX
Application: Application for 2020-2021 will be posted later in fall 2020
Closes: 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2019

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Fellowship for academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. We are interested in scholars doing work at the intersections of race, gender, and/or sexuality. Additionally, those whose work engages the politics and culture of Afro-Latino populations in the Americas are strongly encouraged to apply.

The fellow will teach one undergraduate course per academic year during either the fall or spring semester.

The fellow is expected to be in residence during the long semesters, pursuing an active program of research, participating in a scholarly community that includes faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Salary is $60,000 per academic year, with fringe benefits, including health insurance.

AADS and MALS are strongly committed to diversity and especially welcome applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who will contribute to our programs’ intersectional commitment.


Applicants must have received a Ph.D. within the last three years, including those who will graduate by August 2019.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio. To apply, please send 1) a letter of application describing scholarly qualifications and current research agenda; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) dissertation abstract; and 4) writing sample. Please list three reference and upload to the contact reference file. Upon selection, you will be asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation.

Deadline: January 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.