Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)

Northwestern University

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work falls within one or more of the following fields: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, History, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and another substantive field, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2014. Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on our website at Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to Substantive questions not addressed on the webpage may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo ( and Steven Epstein ( For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see

AA/EOE: Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.