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Position Information

Present Position NumberF0076WRole TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociatePosition TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociatePosition SummaryTwo-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in a history-related field to contribute to the collaborative development of new site interpretation at James Monroe’s Highland, in Albemarle County, Virginia. A significant portion of the position’s responsibilities include the incorporation of narratives of slavery and the experiences of a descendant community of Highland.

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 experience in some form of public history, such as the development of public programs or exhibitions, community-engaged research, or non-traditional teaching.

Must have demonstrated research experience in an area related to U.S. history 1790-1830, with some expertise in American slavery.

Preferred QualificationsContent creation for museum exhibitions.

Research in African-American history.

Expertise in conducting genealogy, especially with African-American families.

A broad understanding of trends in U.S. political, economic, and social history of the period 1790-1830.

Department451000 James Monroe's Highland - OperationsLocationJames Monroe's HighlandJob Open Date11/25/2019Review Begin Date01/03/2020Job Close Date01/15/2020Open Until FilledNoJob CategoryInstructional FacultySpecial Application InstructionsTo apply submit 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.

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

Optional Documents
- Other Doc

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