Friday, October 26, 2012

New Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard's Charles Warren Center

The Charles Warren Center of Harvard University announces a new postdoctoral fellowship that may be of  interest to some readers. Details follow.  Note that the application deadline is December 1, 2012.
The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship. This new postdoc, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will commence in the academic year 2013-14. Appointments will initially be made for one year, and are renewable for a second year. Two such appointments will be made.
We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.
Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall term), to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required. The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2013, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D.  
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