Southern Methodist University, Center for Presidential History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Fellow, Post-Doctoral Fellow|
The Center for Presidential History invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin in September 2017. Applicants from all fields, time-periods and topics pertaining to the American presidency, executive power, or the federal government are welcome, but are anticipated to derive from disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, literature or communications. The Center defines “Presidential History” in the broadest terms possible.
The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their contributions to the Center’s Collective Memory Project, a wide ranging filmed oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows are appointed for one year with expectation of renewal for a second year in residence.
- Individual research within the fellow’s own area of interest leading to publications in scholarly and/or public history venues.
- Contribute to Collective Memory Project of the George W. Bush Presidency;
- Participate in the academic life of the Center.
Education and Experience:
Fellows must be in residence at SMU during the term of the fellowship and must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation before the appointment begins. Preference will be given to applicants for whom additional time and resources will culminate in the completion of a publishable book-length manuscript. Fellows seeking additional teaching experience may have opportunity to offer courses in their field of expertise.
Applicants from all fields and topics pertaining to the presidency, executive power, or the federal government are welcome, but are anticipated to derive from the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, or communications.
For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, letter of interest outlining applicant's research agenda and proposed contribution to the Collective Memory Project, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. All documents should be combined and submitted through the website of SMU’s Department of Human Resources at www.smu.jobs. Click on "Staff Career Opportunities" and apply.
Fellows receive an annualized salary, plus benefits and funds to support independent research and travel.
If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu.
Further information on the CPH and this fellowship can be found at www.smu.edu/CPH.
Position must have the ability to sit for long periods of time.
Full review of applications will begin on November 14, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Government and Public Service
Political History / Studies