Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law Fellowship Program

Country: USA;

City: New York

Vacancy added: 25.10.2017

Employer: Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

For whom: For researchers;

Resumes due: 01.12.2017


The NYU School of Law Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law engages in research, public education, advocacy, and litigation to advance its mission of shaping how people understand, diagnose, and address issues of race and inequality. In doing so, we strive to put Critical Race Theory into practice. 

We are seeking applications for our inaugural Fellowship, which supports the professional development and scholarship of a candidate interested in pursuing a career focused on racial justice or civil rights. 

The Fellow will play an integral role in the Center’s work, under the supervision of the Center’s Faculty Director, Professor Anthony Thompson, and the Center’s Executive Director, Vincent Southerland. Among the Fellow’s specific responsibilities are: the completion of at least one substantial scholarly research project or empirical study focused on race, inequality, and the law, for publication; and active participation in the Center’s research, public education, advocacy, litigation agenda, events and programming. 

The Fellow will be appointed for one year, beginning on September 3, 2018. The Fellowship may be renewed for a second year, contingent on the satisfactory performance of the Fellow and available funding. The Fellowship offers a salary of $70,000 per year and full benefits. 

Candidates should possess a JD, LLM, or equivalent legal training; distinguished analytical, research, and writing skills; a demonstrated interest in racial justice; and up to 5 years of professional experience. Class of 2018 graduates will be considered. Candidates with additional training, professional, or personal experiences that intersect with race and inequality are encouraged to apply. NYU School of Law seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. NYU Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

To apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF to the Center’s Executive Director, Vincent Southerland, at