University of Missouri - Columbia, History
Research Fellowship, Forum for Constitutional Democracy and the Dept. of History
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Research Fellowship at the University of Missouri History Department and the Forum on Constitutional Democracy
The Forum on Constitutional Democracy and the Department of History at the University of Missouri invite applications for the newly created Noble Cunningham Research Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2015-2016. The Forum is a collaborative project between the Political Science and History Departments and is supported by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History. The mission of the Forum is to promote teaching and scholarship on the American constitutional and democratic traditions, broadly construed to include both the origins of those traditions and their applications and reinterpretations in later periods and around the world.
The fellowship is named after Prof. Noble Cunningham, Jr., a distinguished historian of the Founding Era and biographer of Thomas Jefferson, who helped establish a great tradition of early American studies at Mizzou and exemplified the sort of serious, idea-driven political scholarship that the Forum on Constitutional Democracy seeks to support.
The Cunningham Fellow will be expected to be in residence at the University of Missouri during the academic year, devoting their full time to research and writing while contributing to the life of the department and participating in Forum on Constitutional Democracy events. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research would be augmented by drawing on the university’s intellectual resources and especially those whose research would benefit from collaboration or consultation with one or more current MU faculty members. Candidates are encouraged to consult the department’s website, http://history.missouri.edu, for information on current faculty research interests and to contact potential faculty collaborators directly or through the Forum on Constitutional Democracy. A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required, but the fellowship is not limited to early Americanists; historians in all fields may apply. The fellowship comes with a stipend of $40,000 for the academic year, plus benefits. The fellow will also be provided with office space and staff support in the Department of History. Academic historians at all levels are invited to apply, but more senior scholars with tenured or tenure-track appointments are encouraged to supplement their fellowship with support from their home institution or another granting agency.
Please send a letter of interest and the names and contact information of three scholarly references to: Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley, Associate Director, Forum on Constitutional Democracy, Department of History, University of Missouri, 102 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6030. Email: PasleyJ@missouri.edu. Full applications should include a research proposal (no more than 10 pages) and curriculum vitae, and be submitted online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php.
The University of Missouri is an EO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley, Associate Director, Forum on Constitutional Democracy, Department of History, University of Missouri, 102 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-6030. Email: PasleyJ@missouri.edu.