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Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in American History

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of History at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) welcomes qualified applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship in American History; specialization is open. The Department of History is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The fellowship is a one-year appointment (starting August 2023), with possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on positive evaluations from students and faculty through the first year, as well as the curricular needs of the program. The fellow will teach a 3/3 course load, mentor undergraduate History majors, and contribute to programming and faculty-related duties. The fellow will receive office space and faculty privileges to university services like institutional technology, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and the library system, among others. The fellowship is a full-time position with teaching, research, and service expectations and a competitive salary and benefits package.

The expectation is that the fellow will teach a range of courses, including introductory-level ones (US History to 1877 and/or US History since 1877) that contribute to PFW’s general education curriculum, the interdisciplinary courses that attract College of Liberal Arts students, and upper-level American History courses that we already teach or that the candidate would develop. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and an interest in taking an active role in the student-centered culture of the department. We expect the fellow to have a presence on campus.


Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. in History after May, 2019. ABDs in History will also be considered.

The Department

The Department of History at PFW is a dynamic department with award-winning faculty and students who have earned numerous nationally prestigious awards. Our graduates have attended elite graduate, professional, and law programs and thrive in nearly every private and public sector field. We have averaged around 120 majors in recent years; about half of our majors are dual degree students, earning degrees in both History and Secondary Education, many of whom go on to teach History in High School.  We are proud of our dedication to student mentoring. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors and serve as mentor to students as well as strengthen their experience for subsequent faculty positions.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐ seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at 

Application Process

For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, the names of three references, graduate transcripts (can be unofficial), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi and/or descriptions of courses they would be interested in teaching, including special topics courses relevant to their research area). We may request additional information from candidates. Review of applications will begin June 19 and continue until the position is filled. All candidates who are interviewed will prepare an instructional presentation.

The Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. PFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Purdue Fort Wayne will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. The position is contingent upon available funding and a satisfactory background check.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Professors Ann Livschiz (Department of History; and Richard Weiner (Department of History;

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