Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Policy

The Curb Center at Vanderbilt invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Arts & Public Policy as part of the Curb Center at Vanderbilt’s Public Policy program, to begin August 1, 2019.

The Curb Center at Vanderbilt is a national policy center committed to research and learning that challenge leaders to rethink the role of creative and cultural expression in contemporary society. The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Director of Public Policy on various arts-related research projects, primarily focused on the educational and career pathways of creative workers. The role provides an opportunity for an early-career academic professional to develop national and international policy research on a broad range of cultural policy issues. The successful applicant will also support the Assistant Director of Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership in the activities of the Creative Campus and Curb Scholars programs. There is no teaching associated with this appointment. Approximately half (50%) of the candidate’s time will be dedicated to their own research and scholarship.

This is a non-faculty, non-tenure track, one-year term appointment, with the possibility of a yearly extension contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. The fellow will join a cohort of other postdoctoral fellows across Vanderbilt University and have access to the professional development support of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

The position is full time and carries a competitive salary, commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications, plus health insurance coverage as specified by Vanderbilt University guidelines. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s primary appointment will be in the Department of Sociology, with all funding for the position coming from Curb Center resources.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a field relevant to the broad aims of the program (e., social sciences, arts, humanities, law, information science, etc.) by start date.
  2. Research expertise relevant to cultural policy, broadly construed (including cultural production and consumption, work and careers, creative cities, etc.).

To apply for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, submit the following materials in digital format:

  1. A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. A transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable);
  4. Two writing samples;
  5. The names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to Kimberly Kane (kimberly.kane@vanderbilt.edu).

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.