University of Missouri - Columbia, Department of History
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri History Department and the Forum for Constitutional Democracy
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri History Department and the Forum on Constitutional Democracy
The Forum on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri invites applications for the Claudia Kren Post-Doctoral Fellowship in History for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year. 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 in honor of the late Prof. Claudia Kren, the MU History Department’s first female faculty member, who also served as its first female chair, from 1974-77.
The Kren Fellow will teach three courses per year on subjects appropriate to the Forum’s mission, as well as conduct research. The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the University of Missouri during the academic year, 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 in scholars who would be interested in collaborating or consulting 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. The Kren Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 plus full benefits, and be provided with office space and staff support in the Department of History. Additional funds for travel and research are also available from the Forum and the university. A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2014.
Please send a letter of interest, research proposal (no more than 10 pages), curriculum vitae, two emblematic examples of your written scholarly work, teaching evaluations (including a summary and some samples), and three letters of recommendation (sealed or under separate cover) 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
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