Academic Job: Wallin Postdoc Fellowship (Macalester College)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Modern European History

The Department of History at Macalester College announces an opening for a two-year Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian/Modern European History, to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history. The annual starting salary for the position is $70,000, plus full benefits and funds to support research and travel.

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The successful candidate would teach courses that would cover Russia and modern Europe. The department welcomes candidates with a secondary specialization in another field, such as environmental studies, urban studies, Jewish studies, digital humanities, Eurasian history, or the history of science and technology. Candidates who complement but do not replicate existing strengths in the History department are especially welcomed. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable. The position entails teaching three courses per year, at least two of which could be cross-listed with the Russian Studies department. The department is looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers who are committed to the study of Russian history as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.

Submit electronic copies of a cover letter that addresses why you are interested in Macalester College, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online here. Inquiries can be directed to Linda Sturtz, Chair of History, at Application review will begin on February 15, 2019 and preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Twin Cities has a population of over 3.5 million and is home to many colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative action efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.