Brandeis University, AAAS-AAPI

Position ID:Brandeis-AAAS-AAPI-KAYFELLOW [#16260]
Position Title: Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Afro-Asian Diaspora Studies
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: African Diasporas / African Diasporas
Asian Diasporas
Starting Date:2020/07/01
Appl Deadline:2020/05/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/04/15, finished 2020/06/16, listed until 2020/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Brandeis University invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable Florence Levy Kay Fellowship in Afro-Asian Diaspora Studies.

We seek a Fellow whose work focuses on the formation of Afro-Asian diasporas and/or explores the interconnections and interactions between members of African and Asian diasporas in any geographic or temporal setting. Scholars working in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to history, literature, art history, political science, sociology, anthropology, music, performance, and relevant cultural and interdisciplinary fields of study, are welcome to apply.

Kay Fellowships are interdisciplinary appointments. The Kay Fellow in Afro-Asian Diaspora Studies will hold a joint appointment as a faculty member at the rank of lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. The Kay Fellow will teach one course per semester and actively pursue their own research interests. The Fellow will receive a 2020-2021 salary of $60,000, plus benefits, a modest moving expense allowance, and a research fund of up to $4,000 per year. PhD must be in hand by the commencement of the fellowship in August 2020. Submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at, applications should include a cover letter which addresses your interest in the position and your current research and teaching interests; a current cv, three letters of recommendation; and a writing sample no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of applications will begin immediately. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 8. Questions about the position may be directed to Yuri Doolan at

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates who represent a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, interconnected, and just campus community.

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Further Info:
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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