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The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and the History Department of Virginia Tech invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position in the history of the American Civil War era that will begin in July 2018. The successful applicant will benefit from professional mentoring, the opportunity to gain experience planning and participating in academic and public outreach activities, and access to the extensive Civil War era holdings of Virginia Tech's Special Collections (http://spec.lib.vt.edu/).
RESPONSIBILITIES. The successful applicant will:
be expected to make significant progress on a book manuscript.
teach one course in Virginia Tech's History Department in either the Fall or Spring semester.
organize, in conjunction with the Center Director, either an outreach project or an academic conference.
contribute to the research activities and public outreach programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, participating in events such as the Civil War Weekend.
REMUNERATION. Salary of $48,000 plus benefits. The successful applicant will also be eligible to apply for research funds from the VCCWS and the History Department.
Ph.D. in history or a related discipline with emphasis on any aspect of the Civil War era, broadly conceived. The Ph.D. must have been received by the time of appointment, and not more than three years prior to the date of appointment.
Record demonstrating potential for excellence in research and teaching.
Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and members of the public.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to engage in a campus community working to grow an inclusive culture and practices while building diversity among faculty, staff, and students
Strong interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations
Experience with public engagement.
Skills or interest in developing skills in digital history.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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