The Richards Civil War Era Center and the Africana Research Center invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar in African-American history, beginning July 1, 2019. All research interests spanning the origins of slavery through the Civil Rights movement will receive favorable consideration. Proposals that mesh with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation, as well as comparative or Atlantic history, are especially welcome. During their residency, the scholar will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities. He or she will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and will be expected to take an active part in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. The scholar also will invite two senior scholars to campus to read and comment on the scholar’s project. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous four academic years. Salary/benefit package is competitive. To be considered for this position, submit complete application packets including a cover letter describing your research and goals for the scholarship year, a curriculum vita (6 page maximum), and a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled. Three letters of reference should be addressed to the attention of the ESSS Selection Committee and submitted as email attachments to email@example.com. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted online at https://psu.jobs/job/83060.
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About The Pennsylvania State University, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center
Established in 1998, the Richards Center is an initiative of the Department of History and the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University. The Center has emerged as a unique resource for interpreting and reflecting on life in 19th century America. The Center stimulates work in the field by sponsoring graduate and faculty research, public lecture series, undergraduate internships, and workshops for school teachers. The Center is also home to The Journal of the Civil War Era and organizes the biennial conference of the Society of Civil War Historians. In 2005 the Center was awarded a $1 million National Endowment of the Humanties (NEH) We The People Challenge Grant.