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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department typically offers a one-year residential postdoctoral fellowship on an annual theme. Currently, we are accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economies of Care for the 2019-2020  academic year.

The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Economies of Care for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the GSF Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender/Women’s/Sexuality Studies, a record of scholarship on the value of care labors, broadly speaking — dependent care, environmental care, sexual care, reproductive care, etc. — that are often performed in everything from uncommodified to hypercommodified forms. Scholarly specialization can be empirical, archival, textual, and/or theoretical. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate course, participate in a one-semester faculty-graduate seminar, and work with faculty developing a research group in this area. The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2019 and be no more than five years past the PhD. In addition to your letter of application, please include a C.V., a brief statement of teaching interests, a 1000-word project proposal with 1-page bibliography, a writing sample (chapter- or article-length), and names and contact information for references.  Please submit application electronically by February 1, 2019  through  GSF program information is available at
Please submit application electronically by February 1, 2019.

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Duke Graduate Students

We regularly hire graduate students as Teaching Assistants (TA), Research Assistants (RA), and for other roles as they arise. TA and RA positions are open to all doctoral students with preference given to students enrolled in the Certificate in Feminist Studies or Graduate Scholars Colloquium. Masters and M.F.A. students may be eligible as well.

Consult our employment opportunities for graduate students page for more details and updates. For further information, please contact Kim Carlisle,