This list is maintained by the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University in conjunction with the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research, a national coalition of institutions committed to supporting and advancing research addressing the lives of women and girls of color.

This list shares job opportunities and calls related to research addressing the lives of women and girls of color. Items are ordered by deadline and deleted after the deadline has passed.

These opportunities are also sent out once a month with recent research in this newsletter.

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IGS Visiting Research Fellowship Programme

A visiting fellowship at International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall at University of Oxford for post-doctoral and senior academics wishing to spend a sabbatical period undertaking research and writing. The Fellowship provides an important opportunity for those wishing to take advantage of the University’s educational facilities outside the formal degree-awarding structures. Fellows join a multidisciplinary academic community of Research Associates with backgrounds in research and fieldwork in, among other specializations, gender studies, social anthropology, history, geography, sociology, literature and development. In addition to on-going research activities, the Centre organises a stimulating programme of weekly seminars, lectures and occasional workshops and conferences. It also has a long-established programme of publications.

Deadline: June 2017

AAUW Seeking Vice President of Research

The Vice President of Research is responsible for conceptualizing and managing all aspects of the AAUW translational research agenda.  She or he is expected to produce high quality reports on gender equity for a national audience, and to serve as a spokesperson for the organization. The Vice President of Research is a member of the leadership team, and participates in strategic planning and fund-raising.

Deadline: None provided

IWPR Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research invites women from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in the study of policy issues affecting women to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.

IWPR conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.  This two-year fellowship provides the opportunity to contribute to IWPR research projects that inform policies affecting women and their families. The fellow will work in IWPR’s Washington, DC, office with an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of PhD-level researchers and research associates on a variety of topics related to employment, education, income security, work and family, health and safety, and women and girls of color.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in economics by September 1, 2017, or have received the Ph.D. in economics after January 1, 2014. Applicants must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or already have a valid work permit for the duration of the fellowship. Applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible, but no later than June 15, 2017. See Start date is negotiable, preferably by September 15, 2017.

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University Postdoctoral Fellow in Law and Society

The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks two or more postdoctoral fellows in law and society. We seek applicants whose research takes an intersectional approach to law and society, reflecting how gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, ethnic, community, immigration status, and national identities shape law and, in turn, how law shapes those identities.  We will consider applicants beginning in either Fall of 2017 or Spring of 2018 for a single semester, a calendar year, or the 2017-2018 academic year for up to two years of support per person. We prefer a two-year appointment, but are open to shorter terms.

The fellows will receive mentoring from senior faculty, participate in our interdisciplinary community focused on intersectionality, and mentor undergraduate student research assistants. We expect fellows to participate in brown bag seminars, receptions, and other programming, mentor one or more undergraduate research assistants, and help to organize a workshop in the fall of the second year of the fellowship. We especially invite applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on/contribute to increased understanding of law, intersectionality, and identity in New Orleans, Louisiana, and/or the Gulf Coast South, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to building interdisciplinary community.

Deadline: June 15, 2017


2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is currently soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award. The Award honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world. She was the founding president of Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women), which merged with ICRW in 2016 in order to pursue a global research and advocacy agenda focused on advancing women's empowerment and achieving gender equality. The Award will support a first-generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, as he or she works on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2017