Penn CSERI Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the social sciences, starting August 1, 2017.

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration is a new center initiative supported by the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences which, in addition to this post-doctoral fellowship, will
host visiting scholars and graduate students, help organize workshops initiated by the center’s Faculty Advisory Council, and support graduate and undergraduate student social science research at Penn.

The 2017-2018 CSERI Postdoctoral Research Fellow will collaborate with Center Director Michael Jones-Correa and other center faculty affiliates on research projects related to race and ethnic relations and/or immigrant
political incorporation in the United States; help organize and participate in faculty/graduate student workshops; and aid in evaluating the progress of graduate students and undergraduates receiving research grants. In
addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to pursue their own research and participate more generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. There are no mandatory teaching responsibilities.

The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $50,000 plus relevant fees and health insurance. The position also provides $1,000 in research support.


Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last two years (not earlier than 2014), or who expect to complete their degree by June 2017.

Skills with statistical analysis, qualitative software, GIS, experimental and other approaches are highly desirable

*Application Instructions*

Applications will be reviewed starting February 17, 2017. To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received by that date. Final notifications are expected to go out in March 2017.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (maximum of 20 pp), a research statement (2 pages), a graduate transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation.

For more information on the Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration, contact CSERI center director at  or Matthew Roth, administrator, at

This institution is using Interfolio’s By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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