Center for Presidential History, Postdoctoral Fellow
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to begin in August 2021. The CPH defines "Presidential History" in the broadest terms possible, so applicants from all fields, topics, and time periods in U.S. history are welcome, particularly those pertaining to politics, the nation, or the presidency. Applicants with demonstrated experience in Digital Humanities (web-based platforms, programming languages, data analysis, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will couple their own research and publishing agenda with their participation in the general life of the CPH, including its ongoing public engagement and the Collective Memory Project, a filmed oral history of the George W. Bush Presidency. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits, and funds to support research, conference travel, and a workshop for their book manuscript. Fellows are initially appointed for one year with expectation of renewal for a second year.
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.
For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: CV, cover letter of interest outlining applicant's research agenda and proposed engagement with the work of the CPH, and three letters of reference.
If the writers of the applicants’ recommendation letters prefer, they may email letters directly to the Center for Presidential History at CPHinfo@smu.edu.
Deadline to Apply:
Full review of applications will begin on November 2, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will interview finalists via video conference in January 2021. For more information on this fellowship, visit https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Research/Institutes-and-Centers/Center-for-Presidential-History/Research/PostDoc.
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|Primary Category:||Political History / Studies