Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship App Due Nov.18

Monday, November 18, 2013 (All day)

Harvard’s Charles Warren Center announces the second year of its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship.  This postdoc, distinct from our long-standing faculty fellowship, seeks applications for a second cohort of two. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second.

We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States.  Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.  Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall), to participate in a related conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component.  Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required.

The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2014, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D.  We seek applications which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice.  The Center especially welcomes qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community.  Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $51,000 in 2013-14); the postdoc includes benefits.  Apply at no later than Nov. 18, 2013, with recommendation letters due Dec. 9, 2013.  Decisions conveyed in late January.


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