History - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (Comparative World History)

History - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Date:  10/12/2012
The History Department at Colby College invites applications for a two-year appointment as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in comparative world history, beginning September 1, 2013. We seek an individual with evidence of commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship.

The fellowship carries a two-course load per year (one course each semester). One of these courses must be HI 276: Patterns and Processes in World History, which is a required course for all History and Global Studies majors. The other course will be determined in consultation with the department chair.

The Fellow will conduct individual research and work with assigned department faculty mentors to develop a strong teaching and research profile. The Fellow will also advise undergraduate students on research and will have the opportunity to work on his/her scholarship. Research and travel funds are provided.

Applicants must have received their Ph. D. (in history) within the last four years and not have held a tenure-track position.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, brief (1-2pp) statements of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and a writing sample of approximately 25pp in length to historypostdocsearch@colby.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Elizabeth D. Leonard (chair, Department of History) at edleonar@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via telephone or Skype, and finalists will be brought to campus in late February or early March.


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