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Position Description 

Stony Brook University invites applications for the College of Arts and Sciences' Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows Program (2022/2023), a full-time, 12 month, non tenure-track faculty position at the lecturer level at the annual salary of $70,000 including full benefits, to commence Fall 2022. The fellow will be a part of a mentored research environment and, with a successful and demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity, will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University after two years [24 months of fellow support].

The successful candidate's primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Studio Art (digital), Asian and Asian American Studies (Korean American), Economics, Geosciences, Psychology (clinical), Political Science, Music, Sociology or Chemistry. Candidates must have demonstrated plans to contribute to inclusion, diversity and equity, excellence in innovative research and potential to participate in the teaching mission of the Department they join. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to guide research and professional development, and be an active participant in community outreach activities. 

Stony Brook prides itself on attracting an incredibly diverse student body, including many first generation immigrants and first generation college students. Recent studies have shown that Stony Brook is one of the top universities in the U.S. for supporting the upward mobility of its students. 

We are interested in scholars with the potential to offer a critical perspective based on experience in or understanding of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in these particular areas of interest: critical race theory, globalization, health disparities, sustainability/ climate justice, aging, racial justice. Multiple fellows will be hired so this list reflects a broad swath of interest for a pool of fellows. 


Required: PhD or relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution prior to a start date between 6/1/2022 and 9/1/2022 with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. A record of research related to one of the possible appointing departments or related field. 
Preferred: Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach. 

Application instructions: 

A complete application will consist of sixitems, including the required Application form:

  1. a cover letter that indicates the department applying for and addresses the criteria for the position
  2. CV
  3. sample of representative scholarly work (no more than three publications)
  4. Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement
  5. research statement
  6. teaching statement

In addition, three letters of reference should be requested and submitted through the Interfolio portal. 


Review of applicant files will begin on September 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean . For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

If you are interested in supporting an IDEA Postdoctoral Fellow, please contact Hodan Hassan, Assistant Dean for Advancement.