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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lewis & Clark College - Department of History Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Lewis & Clark College, Department of History invites application for a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship in sub-Saharan African history, starting in Fall 2009. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Application deadline: March 20, 2009.

Lewis & Clark College - Department of History Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
The LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE Department of History invites applications for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in sub-Saharan African history, starting in Fall semester 2009. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution are essential. The Fellow will teach three courses per year, including a survey of African history, an upper division course on modern Africa and a colloquium or seminar determined by scholarly specialty. Excluding North Africa, geographical and topical specialty are open. Preference will be given, however, to candidates with interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspectives. Ph.D. required at time of appointment as Mellon Teaching Fellow. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application must include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any); (4) a sample of scholarship; (5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover; and (6) graduate transcripts. Send application to Benjamin W. Westervelt, Chair, Department of History, MSC 41, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 97219-7899. Email inquiries may be directed to bww@lclark.edu. Lewis & Clark College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html) We encourage applicants to explain how their teaching at Lewis & Clark might contribute to a learning community that values diversity.