Boston University, Department of History
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The Department of History at Boston University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2014. The fellow will teach one undergraduate lecture course covering the twentieth century and take a leading role in organizing, administering, and participating in a Sawyer Seminar entitled “Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century.” Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this seminar will assess alternative narratives for framing and narrating twentieth-century history.
We seek a junior scholar whose research on some aspect of twentieth-century history engages in comparative, international, or transnational methods or who seeks to recast received analytical categories and narrative structures of the twentieth century in light of new ideas and periodizations. Organizational and editorial skills along with the ability to think broadly across conventional geographic, thematic, and chronological boundaries will form essential components of the position.
The fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 and be eligible for Boston University health benefits. Applications, consisting of a CV, a 2500-word research description, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by December 13, 2013. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in history or closely-aligned field after June 30, 2010 and must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014. Boston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.