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Position Information

Present Position NumberF0074WRole TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociatePosition TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociatePosition SummaryTwo-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in history or a history-related field to contribute to the work of The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation through genealogical and archival research to better understand the African American experience at William & Mary and in the greater Williamsburg community. Significant time will be spent conducting community-based genealogical workshops.

Salary is $50,000/yr.

Required QualificationsMust have completed PhD by the time of appointment.

Must have completed the PhD no more than three years prior to position start date.

Must have proven expertise in the genealogy of the African American family.

Must have knowledge of the growing movement of universities studying slavery and its legacies.

Must have demonstrated research experience in U.S. History and African American History.

Preferred QualificationsExperience teaching in traditional, non-traditional, and workshop settings
Experience with community engagement work and reconciliation
Working knowledge of the tenets of public history and the ability to share research findings in a way that makes them “accessible and useful” to the public
Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with and work with a widely diverse constituency

Department311000 Provost's OfficeLocationWilliam & MaryJob Open Date11/26/2019Review Begin Date01/03/2020Job Close Date01/15/2020Open Until FilledNoJob CategoryInstructional FacultySpecial Application InstructionsTo apply submit a CV, cover letter, and writing sample.

Background Check StatementWilliam & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO StatementWilliam & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required DocumentsRequired Documents
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample

Optional Documents

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