Harvard University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department of History


Position Description:  The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in U.S. history with a preference for cultural and intellectual history. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in U.S. history post-1865, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The Fellow will be expected to evaluate senior theses in accordance with Departmental practice and may also advise a senior thesis and help organize workshops.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications:  Doctorate or terminal degree in History or related discipline required by the expected start date and must have been received no earlier than 2013.

Additional Qualifications:  Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

Special Instructions:  Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7376). Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by April 1, 2017.

  1. A cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy, goals, methods, and prior experience
  5. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching awards and evaluations)
  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once you have submitted your application. Three letters are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
  7. Applicable only for those candidates who have not yet received the Ph.D.: A letter from your advisor confirming that you will receive your Ph.D. by the expected start date

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information: Kimberly O’Hagan, Department of History, Harvard University

Contact Email: kohagan@fas.harvard.edu