Postdoctoral Research Scholar

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in Slavery and the American University, beginning September 1, 2021. The initial term of appointment is September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The scholar will support the work of the Columbia and Slavery project, an on-going effort to examine Columbia University’s connections to slavery and its aftermaths. We welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds, including (but not limited to): African American history, the history of North American slavery and emancipation, the history of American higher education, the history of abolition, and New York City history. Experience in digital humanities and/or public humanities a plus.

Applicants are encouraged to highlight how their scholarship, service, and teaching would help further Columbia’s mission of building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusionary scholarly environment.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2021, and have completed the Ph.D. no sooner than January 1, 2018. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 25-50 page writing sample, and contact information for three academic references.

All applications must be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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