jobs: Narrative and Advocacy, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

work with Dr. Ibram Kendi!

Institution: Boston University Location: Boston, MA

  • Admin – Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
  • Admin – Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
  • Admin – Student Affairs and Services

Posted: 12/27/2020 Type: Full-Time Tracking Code

Job Description

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research was founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi. The Center is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated leadership team.

The Center is built on four offices of applied work: Research, Policy, Narrative, and Advocacy. As a senior leader in the Center, the Assistant Director of the Center for Antiracist Research will provide high-level academic support and research guidance to the Center’s Office of Narrative and Office of Advocacy, particularly its leadership team. This scholar will brings their academic expertise to bear on envisioning and executing the strategic research plans for the Center’s Office of Narrative and Office of Advocacy; designing the Center’s narrative and advocacy projects and initiatives, particularly its media projects, public scholarship program, public events, and antiracist curricula; seeking and writing grants for the Center’s projects and initiatives; developing a personal research portfolio; supporting the hiring, training, organizing and supervising the faculty, technical, professional, and student research staff carrying out the Center’s projects; and building working relationships with BU and non-BU research collaborators. This is a not a faculty position, but does report directly to the Center’s Director and works closely with the Managing Director, Associate Director of Narrative, and Associate Director of Advocacy.

Doctoral degree and 7-10 years’ experience required.


Please email resume/C.V. and cover letter to Adeline Gutierrez Nunez, Assistant to the Director, at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.Position Type

%d bloggers like this: