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Dr. Bruce S. Goldberg Postdoctoral Fellowship

Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Job Description

Job Description

Academic Years 2021-2023

Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a Bruce S. Goldberg postdoctoral fellow for two years in the International and Comparative Education program. The program seeks candidates whose scholarly work is related to education in conflict and post-conflict contexts, with a particular emphasis on youth and peacebuilding/transitional justice. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the mentorship of Professor S. Garnett Russell.

The fellowship includes a $65,000 annual salary, $5,000 for research, and other benefits afforded to full-time professional employees (e.g. health insurance; see here for more details). Appointment is for a two-year period, starting in September 2021 with required review after first year.

The start date is negotiable and can fall between September 1- October 1, 2021. 

Roles & Responsibilities

This fellowship provides the fellow with the opportunity to pursue independent research on a topic related to education, conflict, peacebuilding, and youth. The Goldberg Postdoctoral Fellow will receive mentorship from the faculty sponsor and will have the chance to mentor graduate students and engage in other aspects of academic life at Teachers College and Columbia University more broadly. There may also be opportunities to co-author publications and presentations, to assist with grant writing, and to teach a course in the program. The fellow is expected to be an active participant in the scholarly community at Teachers College.

The post-doctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in a mixed-methods research study on education and peacebuilding in Colombia. During this project, the fellow may have the opportunity to travel (occasionally) to the field to participate in data collection activities; train and supervise graduate research assistants; and co-author publications based on research findings.

Eligibility Requirements

  • PhD, EdD, or equivalent before the fellowship begins (preference for degrees in social science and education)
  • Previous research experience on issues related to education, conflict, and peacebuilding
  • Strong research methods skills (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods)
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

Completed applications are due by June 15, 2021.

Application Process

Application Process

To apply candidates should submit:

  • Letter of application indicating academic background, areas of expertise, and description of experience conducting research with youth in conflict/post-conflict contexts. The letter should include a proposal for the project you wish you pursue during the period of fellowship, including a statement about the research topics and questions, research methods, and how this project fits with your broader research agenda
  • CV
  • Writing sample (e.g., published article in a peer-reviewed academic journal)
  • Two letters of recommendation

All application materials (including letters of recommendation) must be received by June 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. The selection committee will consider only fully completed applications.

Applications should be submitted via TC’s Human Resources Careers Website

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr.  Garnett Russell, Associate Professor,

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment.  In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities for persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities.