The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in public humanities for the academic year 2013-14. While the nature of an applicant’s specific interests and areas of expertise are left open, these should be complementary to the present makeup of the Center. Areas of interest: documentary studies, community memory, digital public humanities, cultural heritage, cultural policy, informal education, public art, and historic preservation. More information about the Center can be found here: http://www.brown.edu/academics/public-humanities/
Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years and have expertise and experience working in the public humanities, and an interest in working with students in an interdisciplinary and public context. In addition to pursuing his or her own projects, the successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and participate actively in the ongoing development of the Center, via organization of reading or working groups or community projects that extend or develop new university-community connections. This will be a one-year position, beginning August 1, or August 15, 2013, with possibility of extension to a second year. Annual (12 month) salary is $45,000 plus benefits.
For full consideration, candidates should submit a cv, 2-3 page statement of interests, two confidential letters of reference and potential syllabus via https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21656 no later than June 15, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.