Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Richmond

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:00am

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities

The University of Richmond invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Humanities, to begin August 1, 2016.  The fellowship is open to anyone with a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline or interdisciplinary field.  We are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in community-based projects and/or digital projects. The post-doctoral fellow will teach three courses per year related to her/his interests and pursue her/his own research in a related humanities anchor department.   In 2015-16, the postdoctoral fellow will also join an interdisciplinary seminar of UR faculty examining the theme of “practice” in the humanities. The fellow will be appointed to a home department but may also have an opportunity for affiliation with UR’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and/or its Digital Scholarship Lab.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond blends the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with exceptional academic research and cultural resources usually found only at large institutions.  In 2014, Frommer’s travel guide named Richmond a top world-wide travel destination, citing Richmond’s historic sites, world-class food scene, and James River, which offers Class III and IV white-water rapids right in the heart of the city. Dynamic and cosmopolitan, Richmond is home to Fortune 500 companies, the state capitol, and an innovative antipoverty initiative.  Within two hours of the Richmond metropolitan area is Washington, D.C. to the north, the Shenandoah Valley to the west, and Atlantic Ocean beaches to the east. The University’s location allows for extraordinary teaching and research opportunities in city neighborhoods, schools, museums and theaters. 

Applicants should apply online here. Applicants will be asked to electronically submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses their teaching, scholarly, and public humanities experience. Applicants will also be asked to submit electronically the names of two references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letters to this web site.  Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Nicole Sackley, Department of History, University of Richmond, VA 23173.  Review of applicants will begin February 22, 2016. 

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the humanities at the University of Richmond, see



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