Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution will award a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship for the academic year 2020-2021. The fellowship supports an early-career scholar whose research and teaching advance the McCormick Center’s mission to foster greater appreciation, interest, and awareness of the events and ideals behind the struggle for American independence. The McCormick Center collaborates with Saratoga National Historical Park and Battlefield and other regional community partners to achieve its mission and support the undergraduate Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies (CRES).
Scholars without ongoing positions who have earned a Ph.D. in history or historically based interdisciplinary degrees (i.e. American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, etc.) within the last 3-years may apply for this fully funded, 10-month fellowship (September 1, 2020-June 30, 2021). We especially welcome applicants with expertise in the history of colonial and Revolutionary era New York, working in any subfield of history (economic, political, labor, religious, art, cultural intellectual, among others). A background screening will be required.
The McCormick Center Fellow will teach a 2/2 course load in the Department of History, contribute to the McCormick Center’s community programming, and complete a scholarly project. As a visiting faculty member in Siena College’s History Department, the fellow will receive office space, have full access to library resources, and opportunities to participate in the Capital Region community of academic and public history scholars.
Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
- A cover letter that includes information about the applicant’s current scholarly project and an indication of how the applicant will utilize the post doctoral fellowship time to advance their scholarly work.
- A current curriculum vitae
- Syllabus for three undergraduate courses. Fellows can expect to teach the following courses during their time at Siena College:
- One predetermined upper division course (HIST 310: American Colonies, 1558-1763; HIST 312 American Revolution, 1763-1815; or HIST 327 Dutch Roots of America)
- A general education survey (HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105)
- An additional topics class in area of fellow’s expertise
- Names and contact information of two references
Finalists will be interviewed on April 3 and 4, 2020 at the annual meeting of the Organization for American Historians (Washington, DC). Direct all inquiries about this opportunity to Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, PhD, Director Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-783-2319