founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
Wesleyan University invites applications for the Andrew W. Mellon
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public History, beginning July 1, 2022,
with the possibility of reappointment for 2023-2024 academic year.
The postdoctoral scholar will teach one undergraduate course per
semester, one of which should be project based. We seek candidates
whose research in public history and museum studies can contribute
to our understanding of the resonances of industrialization, race,
and slavery in Connecticut/New England. In addition to teaching
obligations, the postdoctoral scholar will collaborate with
faculty-curator-student teams at Wesleyan and the Middlesex County
Historical Society (Middletown, CT) to develop public-oriented
projects (archival/exhibition) in digital and physical formats. The
postdoctoral fellow will have a workspace and access to library
facilities, be able to work on their own research projects, and
present on their research.
By the start of the appointment, the candidates should hold a PhD
in Public History, Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, History,
American Studies, African American Studies, or a related field.
Skills in digital media/design and teaching experience are
Special Instructions To Applicants
A complete application includes electronic copies of the following
documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of
teaching interests and philosophy. A sample syllabus and evidence
of teaching effectiveness, when available, may also be included. In
the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace
the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as
well as their experience working with individuals from historically
marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to
provide the email addresses of three referees, from whom we will
obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Applications received by May 1, 2022 will be given full
consideration. Please contact Demetrius L. Eudell at email@example.com
questions regarding the position or application process.
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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, firstname.lastname@example.org.