Siena College — Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Era Studies

Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution will award a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship for the academic year 2021-2022. The fellowship supports an early-career scholar whose research and teaching advance the McCormick Center’s mission to foster greater appreciation, interest, and awareness of the events and ideals behind the struggle for American independence. The McCormick Center collaborates with Saratoga National Historical Park and Battlefield and other regional community partners to achieve its mission and support the undergraduate Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies (CRES).

Scholars without ongoing positions who have earned a Ph.D. in history or historically based interdisciplinary degrees (i.e. American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, etc.) within the last 3-years may apply for this fully funded, 10-month fellowship (September 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). We especially welcome applicants with expertise in the history of colonial and Revolutionary era New York, working in any subfield of history. A background screening will be required.

The McCormick Center Fellow will teach a 2/3 course load in the Department of History, contribute to the McCormick Center’s community programming, and complete a scholarly project. As a visiting faculty member in Siena College’s History Department, the fellow will receive office space, have full access to library resources, and opportunities to participate in the Capital Region community of academic and public history scholars.

Application process
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

  1. A cover letter that includes information about the applicant’s current scholarly project and an indication of how the applicant will utilize the post doctoral fellowship time to advance their scholarly work.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Syllabus for two undergraduate courses.
    a. Fellows can expect to teach the following courses during their time at Siena College:
    i. Two predetermined upper division courses (HIST 310: American Colonies, 1558-1763; HIST 312 American Revolution, 1763-1815; or HIST 327 Dutch Roots of America)
    ii. A general education survey (HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105) or HIST 266 New York State History
    iii. An additional topics class in area of fellow’s expertise
  4. Contact information for 2 references

Finalists will be interviewed at the virtual annual meeting of the Organization for American Historians (Washington, DC) April 15-18, 2021. Direct all inquiries about this opportunity to Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, PhD, Director Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at mccormickcenter@siena.edu.

Please submit application materials to http://siena.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=126819

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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