Postdoctoral Associate, American Civil War Era
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and the History Department of Virginia Tech invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position in the history of the American Civil War era that will begin in July 2014. The successful applicant will benefit from professional mentoring, the opportunity to gain experience planning and participating in academic and public outreach activities, and access to the extensive Civil War era holdings of Virginia Tech’s Special Collections (http://spec.lib.vt.edu/).
RESPONSIBILITIES. The successful applicant will:
- be expected to make significant progress on a book manuscript.
- teach one course in Virginia Tech’s History Department in either the Fall or Spring semester.
- organize, in conjunction with the Center Director, a symposium on a theme related to the postdoctoral associate’s research interests.
- contribute to the research activities and public outreach programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, participating in events such as the Civil War Weekend.
- Ph.D. in history or a related discipline with emphasis on any aspect of the Civil War era, broadly conceived. The Ph.D. must have been received by the time of appointment, and not more than three years prior to the date of appointment.
- Record demonstrating potential for excellence in research and teaching.
- Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines and with members of the general public.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Commitment to work effectively with a diverse campus population.
- Experience with public engagement.
- Skills or interest in developing skills in digital history.
REMUNERATION. Salary of $45,000 plus benefits. The successful applicant will also be eligible to apply for research funds from the VCCWS and the History Department.
APPLICATIONS. By February 28, 2014, applicants should upload the following at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/45209:
- A cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A research statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing the significance of your dissertation project and your plans for revisions.
- A symposium proposal of no more than one page describing the subject of the symposium you would like to organize, including the names of the 3-5 most appropriate potential participants (post under “Other Doc”).
- Three letters of recommendation (these should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed in hard copy to Civil War Postdoctoral Associate Search Committee, Department of History (0117), 431 Major Williams, 220 Stanger St., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061).
The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies is housed in Virginia Tech’s History Department. The Center’s mission is to promote greater understanding of the American Civil War among professional historians, students, teachers, and the general public. For more information, go to http://www.civilwar.vt.edu/.
Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution
Dr. Paul Quigley, Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (email@example.com; 540/231-9090).
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
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