Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application

Center for Place, Culture and Politics Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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Position Title: Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – Center for Place, Culture, and Politics

Job ID: 19924

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: February 8, 2019

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a postdoctoral position for the academic year 2019-2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second year subject to funding availability. We seek applicants who work on the theme of “Mobilizations and Migrations,” in the context of a general concern for understanding processes of uneven geographical development at different scales.

The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues. Each academic year, faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work. Over the past several years the Center has sought to work more closely with social movements in New York City and beyond on the theme of “The Right to the City” and other contemporary urgencies.

Please visit for details on the Center and visit for details on the theme of “Mobilizations and Migrations.”

The role of the Post-Doctoral Fellow (Research Associate) is integral to the yearly running of the Center. In addition to conducting his/her own research, the Post-doctoral Fellow will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar at the Center. Duties will also include active involvement with other Center initiatives, such as organizing conferences and symposia, and liaising with community organizations and scholars. The incumbent will report to the Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree (or equivalent) in a related field and demonstrated research ability.

Other Qualifications:

A preferred candidate should have demonstrated scholarship or achievement related to the theme “Mobilizations and Migrations.” The candidate should also have the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates should have their doctoral dissertations (or equivalent) in hand and have completed their dissertations within the last five years.

How to Apply:

  1. Please apply using the link below:

Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, organization, phone number, and email). Please upload all documents in Word or PDF format as one file.


  1. Go to and search for Job ID 19924.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.