Initiated in 2013 with the generous support of the Social Sciences Dean Peter Marsden, the Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship is focused on the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States.
The postdoctoral fellowship is for two years, and two fellows are annually invited. Thus, there are four Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellows in residence each year. Each cohort includes scholars from 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.
Course level: Postdoctoral fellowship
Fields of study: 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.
Institution and country: Harvard University, USA
Sponsor: Charles Warren Center, Harvard University
Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $55,000) the postdoc includes benefits.
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 term), to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component.
Eligibility criteria for the Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship:
The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2020, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. They are interested in applications in Global American Studies that relate to the United States of America’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.
The deadline for applications is November 16, 2020.
The deadline for recommendation letters is December 7, 2020.
How to apply for the Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship:
To be considered for this program, applicants are required to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship using this application form. After that, all documents with the application form must be posted to the following address:
Monique McCall & Syed Zaman, Charles Warren Center, Emerson Hall, 4th Floor, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Other supporting documents: Curriculum Vitae, statement of research, and writing sample
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