The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow – IRADAC- Two Vacancies

As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the GC seeks two (2) Research Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellows for the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the study of the African diaspora or the field of Africana Studies as it relates to the study of diasporas, migration and transnationalism.

IRADAC was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community. The institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status, and cultures of the diverse peoples of African descent living in the various societies of the Western Hemisphere.

The Fellows will participate in activities related to IRADAC and to the Ph.D. program of his/her own discipline. We welcome applications from disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, including Anthropology, Education, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Francophone Studies, and Latin American and Latinx Studies. The Post-Doctoral Fellows will engage their own original research and scholarship and will publish the results of their research. They will also present their research to scholars and the public through conferences, seminars, workshops and/or working groups thus furthering the mission of IRADAC as it pertains to the African Diaspora. In addition, the Post-Doctoral Fellows will also work closely with the 2022-2023 IRADAC Dissertation Fellow, the seven IRADAC Fellows and two IRADAC Schomburg Digitization Fellows. Ample opportunities for sustained constructive criticism of the Fellows’ scholarship will be in place along with professional opportunities. Teaching opportunities are also possible with an adjunct appointment. This position reports to the Director of IRADAC.

The appointment will be for the academic year 2022-2023, effective August 26, 2022.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


IRADAC seeks candidates who have received their Ph.D. in 2018 or later; candidates who will deposit their dissertation by July 2022 will also be considered.

The Center is particularly interested in candidates from fields of Anthropology, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Education, Francophone Studies, and Latin American and Latinx Studies, though applications from any field within the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be considered.




Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

– Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding

– Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data

– Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings

– Collaborates with internal and external colleagues

– Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

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Three (3) letters of reference are also required and are due at the time the application is submitted. Letters of reference should be sent by the referee to



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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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