Fellowship Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Researcher Initiative to Study Hate

Deadline for Applications  *** Thursday 1 June 2023 *** 


Post-Doctoral Researcher Initiative to Study Hate


Salary range: $60,000-$71,952


Open date: April 6, 2023

Next review date: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCLA Initiative to Study Hate (ISH) seeks applicants for up to three one-year Postdoctoral Scholars (with the possibility of a one-year renewal). To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between September 1, 2019, and June 30, 2023.
The Fellow will be part of a new core research team of ISH. As such, the Fellow will join a small group of ISH-affiliated researchers in a collaborative research project on a subject of shared interest related to the study of hate; research interests in the study of racism, transphobia, and antisemitism are especially encouraged. The Fellow will have the following responsibilities: participating in shaping and implementing the group research undertaking, as well as regular team meetings; serving as a resource for–and participating in monthly meetings of–ISH grantees across campus; mentoring ISH undergraduate and graduate fellows; helping to conceive of ISH-related public programs. To learn more about ISH, visit http://studyofhate.ucla.edu.
We are seeking to interview candidates with a demonstrable commitment to the success and mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations and with an enthusiasm for building ties across fields within the university. The appointment (which includes benefits) will be for a 12-month period. Salary will follow university standards for post-doctoral scholars and will reflect the applicant’s experience.

To apply, candidates must submit a (a) curriculum vitae, (b) cover letter, and (c) a statement outlining how their research connects to the study of hate, including a brief description of the kind of research project they would be interested in pursuing. A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-searchcommittee-resources/sample-guidance/. Applicants should also have three referees submit letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. The preferred start date is July 1, 2023.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  1. Must have been awarded doctoral degree between September 1, 2019, and June 30, 2023.
  2. Research specialization in relevant field
  3. Commitment to cross-disciplinary and collaborative research
  4. Proven track record in designing and completing research assignments
  5. Ability to translate research findings into public-facing formats


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Reference check authorization release form – Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation will need to be submitted in order to be considered a complete application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08356

Help contact: anderson@college.ucla.edu


As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


Los Angeles, CA


Find out more information and submit your application here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08356

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