Position, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Longue Duree Global and Postcolonial studies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Interdepartmental--Humanities and Social Sciences

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Longue Duree Global and Postcolonial studies

Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Massachusetts, United States
Position:    Post-Doctoral Fellow

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applicants for a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship linked to the Sawyer Seminar, “Beyond Medieval and Modern: Rethinking Global Paradigms of Political Economy and Culture.” We seek a humanist or social scientist studying global connectivities within alternative periodizations or mappings of world history, political economy, or culture.  We especially welcome applications from scholars with knowledge of  world historiography who: study periods before western European hegemony and/or regions outside of western Europe, and give attention to the role of these periods or places in the so-called “rise of modernity” after 1500. Start date: August 2, 2015. Salary: $50,000 plus benefits. Scholar will participate in the full seminar series, which will host eminent scholars in postcolonial, world-system, gender, world history, and IR studies. Priority deadline November 10, 2014. Follow the Interview Exchange link below for more information.


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Please apply in two steps: 1) submit your full cover letter, CV, research statement/project abstract (2-4 pages), and writing sample (in PDF, 25-30 pages), ideally several days before the priority deadline; and 2) respond soon thereafter to subsequent email request to have your recommenders submit letters to Interview Exchange (minimum 3 letters of reference required).

The priority deadline is November 10, 2014; all materials should arrive by that date to ensure full consideration.  We highly recommend submitting your application a week or more in advance of this priority deadline to give your recommenders time to submit their letters, which they won’t be able to do until we have received all your other materials and written to you requesting letters.
Website:  http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53122&CNTRNO=0&

Posting Date:  10/09/2014
Closing Date  01/07/2015