Freedom on the Move, a multi-institution digital history project based at Cornell, seeks a two-year postdoctoral fellow to join a team that is building a free and open digital archive of all extant North American “runaway slave” ads. A successful candidate will bring subject-relevant expertise in areas such as the history of marronage, Black resistance, freedom-seeking, and/or racialized policing. Research methodologies may include humanistic approaches to GIS (Geographic Information Systems); digital humanities, or other relevant approaches.
Working with FOTM leadership, the post-doc will contribute to the continued growth of the project. In addition, the post-doc will be expected to: 1) advance their research program; 2) teach one class per academic year in a relevant discipline, and 3) help manage and mentor graduate students working for FOTM. Responsibility, initiative, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.
This is a full-time, 12-month academic position which is eligible for reappointment and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position starts at the beginning of academic year 2022-2023 (July 1, 2023.)
AJO Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24191
Candidates should submit the following materials for consideration via AJO by March 15, 2022 for full consideration.
- Cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement specifying applicant’s work towards inclusive and equitable research or teaching practices. Details here: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/statement-of-contribution-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-for-faculty-applicants
- Names of three people who can write letters of reference if the candidate advances to the video interview stage
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Michael D. Williamson
Department of History, Cornell University
438 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853