Einaudi Inequalities, Identities, and Justice Post-Doctoral Fellow

Cornell University
  • Location
    Ithaca, New York
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 07

Position description

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location. 

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn. 

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination Compliance Program click here. 

The Inequalities, Identities and Justice (IIJ) research program within the Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University aims to cultivate new collaborations that advance scholarship, knowledge dissemination, teaching, outreach, and engagement with the general public. We seek to generate new insights into the intersectional, multi-faceted, globally relevant, and locally contextualized challenge of racial, ethnic, and/or religious inequality, social hierarchies of marginalization and discrimination. Identity is broadly defined within an international landscape. Applicants may speak to concerns centered on global racial justice, gender equity, indigeneity, nationalisms, and beyond. We wish to provide a stronger understanding and evidentiary basis for policy and social reconciliations and redress. 

The Einaudi IIJ Post-doctoral Fellow may conduct research in any discipline, including the natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts, as well as interdisciplinary research that transcends traditional disciplines. The Fellow will be selected from a pool of applicants based on their research's promise for cultivating dialogue, nurturing collaboration across academic disciplines, and integrating, synthesizing, and building upon existing disciplinary contributions to global racial justice research, broadly conceived. The candidates will also be asked to organize programming, pedagogical and research events to contribute to efforts by the Einaudi Center to advance Cornell's position as a global leader in the study of identity, rights, and equity. 

The fellowship will be conferred to the selected applicant with a Ph.D. completed within the last five years. The Fellow will be housed within the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, working closely with the IIJ faculty steering committee and graduate student fellows. While holding this appointment, the Fellow will work to generate new knowledge that addresses key themes and concerns in this thematic priority area and contribute to strategic planning for the future of the initiative. We are open to research on a variety of related topics, including land/dispossession, health and well-being, locally defined racisms, unequal justice, the role of the police and the carceral state, accountability and policy mechanisms, systems, structures, and institutions that perpetuate racial inequality and violence, and applied applications toward racial healing and a more just world. We also support public scholarship, thought leadership, exhibitions and installations, community extension work, and advocacy campaigns for antiracism and racial justice in education, migration and citizenship regimes, climate and land policy, economic opportunities, food systems, health, politics, and policing. 

Roles 

The Fellow will contribute to the Inequalities, Identities and Justice initiative by organizing programming, colloquia, coordinating with faculty and students, running a graduate student working group, identifying, and liaising with global partners and community engagement, and supporting the communications team to disseminate the team's research and events. During semesters when they are not teaching, awardees will split their time roughly between their independent research and the research of the Einaudi Center IIJ Initiative. When they are teaching, awardees will spend approximately 50% of their time on their independent research, 25% of their time on Einaudi Center IIJ collaboration, and 25% of their time teaching. 

Requirements 

Awardees must have earned the doctoral degree within five years of beginning their fellowship. Candidates with more than five years of postdoctoral experience and those who received their Ph.D. from Cornell are not eligible. Awardees may not simultaneously hold any other paid or unpaid position during the term of the appointment. Before starting their fellowship, candidates will be asked to confirm that their doctoral degree has been conferred. 

Application instructions

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