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Early Career Fellow in Race and Ethnic Politics
University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas
Date Posted 12/15/2020
Admin-Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint in Fall 2021 two early career fellows whose research and teaching interests engage with race and ethnic politics in any of the traditional subfields.

At UT Austin, we are committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars. If you are an early career academic, postdoctoral fellow or graduating PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career program could be ideal for you.

This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue writing and teaching skills upon which you can build a future academic career, here at UT Austin or elsewhere. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in writing, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field.

As a Provost’s Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university. In Government, we have designed a 3-year program where you will be mentored in all the different dimensions that make an assistant tenure-track professor successful. You will be expected to participate in and be a member of the Race and Ethnic Politics (REP) Lab.

Fellows selected for this program will receive a competitive stipend, fringe benefits, and relocation funds. Fellows will also have access to additional funds for research support, visiting speakers, and conference travel. The Fellows will also be assigned research assistants through the Departments’ Undergraduate Research Internship Program and a teaching assistant for each semester they are teaching. The teaching load is 1-0, designed to afford the fellow time to write for publication while keeping them engaged with the department. Throughout the duration of the program, you will also participate in university-wide training provided by the Provost’s Office to further develop the skills to build a unique writing and teaching portfolio. This cross-departmental cohort experience will be complemented by a departmental mentoring program including participation in communities of practice for both writing and teaching. The fellowship includes the possibility of transition into a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Government at University of Texas at Austin.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two writing samples, a research statement, and a diversity statement. For more details, please contact Dr. Amy Liu (amy.liu@austin.utexas.edu) and/or Dr. Lydia Contreras (Provost Office). To be guaranteed fullest consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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