Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology

Indiana University Bloomington

United States

Posting Details

Position Details


Title Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology, Indiana University
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Sociology
Location Bloomington
Position Summary
The Department of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington seeks a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in immigration, race/ethnicity, social movements, computational social science, quantitative methods, or qualitative methods. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Dr. Dina Okamoto and conduct research related to projects on the cultural construction and political participation of immigrants. These projects examine how immigrants in the U.S. are framed in the media; how demographic and political contexts shape immigrant organizing and anti-immigrant activity; and how organizations build coalitions (this latter project may involve interviews). This fellowship will advance the career of an early-stage researcher by providing opportunities to conduct collaborative research, and by connecting with faculty in the Department of Sociology and the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES). Strong applicants will demonstrate mastery of computational, quantitative, or qualitative methods; and research interests in the areas of immigration and race/ethnicity. Experience with working on a research team is a plus. Applicants belonging to underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Terms of Agreement This one-year postdoctoral research position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024, with a 12-month annual salary of $55,000. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive Indiana University health benefits. This position may be renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. The fellow will be expected to learn new research skills, develop research, and engage with others effectively on a research team. The fellow will also have an opportunity to participate in Sociology department activities and seminars. 
Application Process. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, or a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion of the Ph.D. and filing by June 30, 2024. Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement (1,500 words maximum); (4) one writing sample; and (5) three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at: Queries should be sent to Dr. Dina Okamoto at Applications received by January 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration; however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Further details about Dr. Okamoto’s projects can be found here and information about the Department of Sociology can be found here
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Basic Qualifications
Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, or a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee confirming the timeline for completion of the Ph.D. and filing by June 30, 2024.
Department Contact for Questions
Dr. Dina Okamoto at
Additional Qualifications  
Salary and Rank  
Special Instructions  
For Best Consideration Date 01/15/2024
Expected Start Date 08/01/2024
Posting/OAA # IU-100668-2023

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Statement of Research and Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. Diversity Statement

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