Rhodes College invites applications for a William Randolph Hearst Post-Doctoral Fellowship appointment beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. In 1988 Rhodes College received a gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundations to establish a postdoctoral fellowship for aspiring faculty from underrepresented minority groups. A primary goal of the fellowship is to give such aspiring faculty experience in the liberal arts college culture. This fellowship is an opportunity for candidates to develop their teaching and research program within a liberal arts setting.

A Hearst Fellowship will be awarded as a two-year postdoctoral position in the area of urban health equity broadly defined. Candidates with a PhD in health psychology, community psychology, along with intersectional studies, research, teaching and academic interests in urban studies (e.g., health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, health intervention or prevention, social determinants of health, and community-level health interventions and policies) or related fields will be considered.

The candidate will contribute to the Psychology Department and an interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies with a concentration in urban and community health. The position includes teaching courses such as health equity, intercultural competence, multicultural psychology, introductory psychology or introduction to urban studies, research methods in urban studies , and upper-level undergraduate research seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Neuroscience, and Educational Studies. The candidate will teach three (3) courses per year during the two-year appointment. After a successful two-year fellowship the candidate may be considered for ongoing appointment.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee.  We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in a postdoctoral fellowship like the William Randolph Hearst Teaching Fellowship, teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on February 27 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them.  Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information please contact Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, thomase@rhodes.edu.