Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
27 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Charles Warren Center
Position Description

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history announces its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. This postdoc position, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in the fall/winter of 2018/19 select its sixth cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2018, 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, to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required.

Notes regarding application materials.
The required statement of research should be no longer than five pages, single-spaced.
The required writing sample should be a dissertation chapter.
OPTIONAL WRITING SAMPLE 2: another dissertation chapter.
Three letters of reference are required. Instructions will follow as you complete the electronic application.

Basic Qualifications

The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2018, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies 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 Warren 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 $54,100 in 2017-18); the postdoc position includes benefits.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

NOTE: Global American Studies postdoc application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017.
The recommendation letter deadline is December 8, 2017.

Contact Information

Monnikue McCall
Charles Warren Center
Emerson Hall, 4th Floor
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email momccall@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Dissertation title or topic

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research
  3. Writing Sample 1

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample 2