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Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship



Title Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Charles Warren Center
Position Description

Charles Warren Center postdoctoral fellowships in Global American Studies will be awarded to scholars with research interests in the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. We seek applications from scholars from a variety of disciplines 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.

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 are interested in applications in Global American Studies which relate to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice.

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2012.

Deadline for recommendations: December 10, 2012.

Notes regarding application materials.

The required statement of research should be no longer than five pages, single-spaced.

The required writing sample should be one or two dissertation chapters.

Three letters of reference are required. Instructions will follow as you complete the electronic application.

Basic Qualifications

The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2013.

Applications will not be accepted from those to whom the Ph.D. was granted before June 30, 2009.

Additional Qualifications

We especially welcome qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community.

Special Instructions
Contact Information

Larissa Kennedy
Charles Warren Center
Emerson Hall, 4th Floor
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Dissertation title or topic

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research
  3. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents