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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Civil Rights & Social Justice (School of Law) in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice (“CCRSJ”) at Emory University School of Law supports research, policy design, educational opportunities, and community outreach at the local, state, national, and global level. CCRSJ broadly defines civil rights and social justice matters to include all sources of systemic, social, and economic inequality, including race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, poverty, and disability. CCRSJ serves as a hub for civil rights and social justice activities by convening scholars and practitioners, publishing policy recommendations, supporting research, and partnering with community stakeholders on matters of common interest.

CCRSJ Faculty Director Professor Darren Hutchinson, Interim Director Alicia Hughes, affiliated faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and student research assistants conduct CCRSJ research activities and policy design. CCRSJ also works with nonprofit organizations to broaden employment opportunities for students who wish to pursue careers in the social justice space. While social justice and civil rights matters are broadly defined and programming reflects this magnitude, CCRSJ areas of specialized research and programming include voting rights and democracy, criminal justice, health disparities, higher education equity and access, and environmental justice.


The CCRSJ, in association with the Emory University School of Law, is pleased to fund one Postdoctoral Fellow, for up to a two-year term, beginning in either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. The associate will work under the guidance and supervision of center directors (Darren Hutchinson, Faculty Director and Alicia Hughes, Interim Director) and a center affiliate faculty member with a focus in health inequality. The position is designed to allow an aspiring academic with an interdisciplinary focus the opportunity to gain research, writing, and teaching experience, potentially, in order to prepare for an academic career. We prioritize hiring a scholar who will contribute to diversity in the legal academy, and whose research focuses on issues related to health disparities, including the social determinants of health, systemic racism and poverty as barriers to health equity, and disparate treatment of patients by health services providers along traditional and newer axes of disadvantage.

The position includes office space, library research support, an annual travel budget, and student fellow research assistance. CCRSJ Postdoctoral Fellowwill have an opportunity to present their research to Emory University faculty, design a research-related program, visit classes of CCRSJ affiliate faculty members, and participate in center activities.

The primary responsibilities will include managing relationships and communications with CCRSJ partners in health-related fields; providing research support across the lifecycle of defined projects (e.g., drafting interview guides, testing interview guides, coding and analyzing transcripts); conducting literature reviews; creating tables and figures based on quantitative output; supporting manuscript writing and preparation of presentations; and other related activities, as needed and desired. There will also be dedicated time to support professional development.


  • Doctoral degree (JD, PhD, or equivalent) with course work, research, or employment history involving health services, health care management, public health, or related fields.

  • Experience conducting or interpreting quantitative and qualitative research

  • Experience presenting data in compelling and accessible ways

  • Strong writing skills, including experience writing for non-academic audiences

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and efficiently manage time

  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently, while also working well with teams


Please complete an online application and include

(1) cover letter;

(2) resume or CV, including contact information for three (3) professional references;

(3) writing sample of published or unpublished academic work); and

(4) unofficial transcript from highest-degree awarding institution.

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Job Number 110726

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Law

Department School of Law

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References, Transcripts - Graduate, Writing Sample