Cornell University, History
Postdoctoral Associate, Freedom on the Move
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
Freedom on the Move, a multi-institution digital history project based at Cornell, seeks a two-year postdoctoral associate to join a team that is building a free and open digital archive of all extant North American “runaway slave” ads. A successful candidate will bring subject-relevant expertise in areas such as the history of marronage, Black resistance, freedom-seeking, and/or racialized policing. Research methodologies may include humanistic approaches to GIS (Geographic Information Systems); digital humanities, or other relevant approaches.
Working with FOTM leadership, the post-doc will contribute to the continued growth of the project. In addition, the post-doc will be expected to: 1) advance their research program; 2) teach one class per academic year in a relevant discipline, and 3) help manage and mentor graduate students working for FOTM. Responsibility, initiative, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.
This is a full-time, 12-month academic position which is eligible for reappointment and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position starts at the beginning of academic year 2022-2023 (July 1, 2023.)
Candidates should submit the following materials for consideration via AJO by March 15, 2022 for full consideration.
- Cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement specifying applicant’s work towards inclusive and equitable research or teaching practices. Details here: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/statement-of-contribution-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-for-faculty-applicants
- Names of three people who can write letters of reference if the candidate advances to the video interview stage
Michael D. Williamson
Department of History, Cornell University
438 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies