Job Search

You will be prompted to create an account when you apply for a position. Already have an account? Log in here.

Position Type




Postdoctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 508625
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s Africana Studies Program is pleased to invite applications and nominations for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Black Feminist Studies to begin on July 1, 2022. This is a two-year residential appointment. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD prior to the start of the appointment.

The fellow will be jointly appointed with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern. Specialization may be in any area of Africana Studies, or academic discipline with a focus on Black feminism. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in Black queer studies and/or the digital humanities. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to mentors, and research centers and will have one writing workshop presentation and session with faculty. Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program with a mission of teaching and conducting research in social sciences and humanities fields on the historical and contemporary experiences across the local and global African Diaspora. Recent hires in Africana Studies at Northeastern have resulted in a vibrant community of Black feminist scholars in the fields of history, religion, anthropology, and literary studies making this an especially exciting moment for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Black Feminist Studies to join us.  

Fellows receive funding for two years. Postdoctoral fellows will teach one course during the first year, two courses in the second year. The salary will be $65,000 per year, with a research fund of $5,000.





A Ph.D. is required by the appointment start date. Specialization may be in any area of Africana Studies in disciplines of social sciences or humanities, with a clear commitment to feminist interdisciplinary work. We welcome textual, theoretical, or empirical projects in any field or period that engage questions at the intersection of Africana Studies and feminism, gender, and sexuality.

Preferred Qualifications:



Salary Grade:


Additional Information:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and writing sample, as well as the names of three references. References will be requested upon receipt of application.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Régine Jean-Charles by February 1st 2022. Review of applications will begin on January. 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More