The Women’s and Gender Studies Department, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University, is pleased to announce a two-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 each year as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The fellow will pursue research and teach three courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department during the two-year term of her/his appointment and will participate in seminars, and other IRW activities. For more information on the programs available for the Mellon fellows at the IRW, please see:

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department ( has particular interest in scholars of U.S. Latina and Latin American feminism and African feminism, especially those working on critical sexualities, health or technologies, but welcomes applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with our department and with the IRW.

Rutgers is an institution with a deep commitment to scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality. Both the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and the IRW are part of the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL), a consortium of nine different Rutgers units focused on women and gender, constituting the most extensive collection of resources on these issues at a university in the United States. Rutgers, therefore, provides a uniquely stimulating environment for feminist research.

Candidates should submit their applications, consisting of a CV, a 2500-word statement and 3 letters of recommendation, electronically at: (search for Department of Women’s and Gender Studies)]

The statement should address the following: (1) the significance of the candidates research and the specific project that will be developed during the two year postdoc, (2) a brief description of some of the courses the candidate could offer, and (3) how and why Women Studies and the IRW at Rutgers can advance the candidates areas of research. (search for listing under “Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship” for each participating department).

Applications must be received by January 7, 2013. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. after August 31, 2008; applicants must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2013.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please go to

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.


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