Postdoctoral Fellowship, History
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- Work Unit:
- College of the Liberal Arts
- Richards Civil War Era Center/Africana Reseach Center
The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in African-American history, beginning August 2017. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that mesh with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome. During their residency, the fellow will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. He or she will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. The fellow also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the fellow’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the fellowship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as e-mail attachments to email@example.com. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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