Monday, January 13, 2014

Two Fellowship Opportunities in History at the University of Missouri

Via H-Law we have announcements for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Research Fellowship at the University of Missouri, co-sponsored by the History Department and the Forum on Constitutional Democracy.

About the Post-Doctoral Fellowship:
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.
For more information about how to apply, follow the link.

About the Research Fellowship:
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.
For more information about how to apply, follow the link.

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