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Postdoc in Public History at the University of Minnesota

The Department of History and the Heritage Studies and Public History Program, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invite applications for the position of post-doctoral associate (job code 9546) in the field of public history beginning in fall 2020 (August 31, 2020), renewable for one year, subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research encompasses the global south and/or focuses on diasporic and/or Indigenous communities and who have experience with community engaged and collaborative research projects.  

The post-doctoral associate will teach two courses; one a graduate course, to be cross-listed with the Heritage Studies and Public History program, and one an undergraduate course. The associate will also have some responsibilities to assist the department in developing undergraduate curriculum in public history and to participate in the intellectual life of the Heritage Studies and Public History program.

We have a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome experience working with diverse students, in multicultural environments, and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.

  • Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).
  • Appointment will be at the rank of post-doctoral associate, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications 

A completed PhD or foreign equivalent in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment (August 31, 2020), and a dissertation on a topic appropriate to the position are required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page at the dedicated webpage. The posting number is 332111.

The following materials must be attached to your online applications.

  • letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a writing sample under 30 pages as a separate attachment in “My Activities.” 

Candidates advancing in consideration will be asked to provide a longer writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date.

Application Due by October 15, 2019

Questions may be directed to histsrch@umn.edu.

Application date
Date of residence
Duration
1 year, renewable
Country
America : United States (Great Lakes)
Discipline
Humanities : History
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
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