The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in African American history. Area of research in African American history is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose work focuses on women, gender, and/or LGTBQ history as well as scholarly interests that could contribute to Vassar's rich multidisciplinary programs. This is a full-time, 2-year position beginning in the Fall semester of 2020 that carries with it a teaching load of three courses per year. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2018, and July 1, 2020.
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., candidate diversity statement, writing sample (roughly 30 pages), graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), and three letters of recommendation. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement. Applications should be addressed to African American Search Committee and submitted online at employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52971. Address any questions to History Administrative Assistant Michelle Whalen (email@example.com). Review of applicant materials will begin on March 2, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.
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Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the Hudson River Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.
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