Post-Doctoral Fellowship in British Studies

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in British Studies – Yale University’s Program in British Studies invites applications for a one year postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Representative Institutions, renewable for a second year. Applicants should propose a research project on an aspect of this theme to be completed within the period of the fellowship. We define British Studies broadly to include not only the British Isles but also former colonies, dependencies, and members of the Commonwealth.

The Fellow will normally be expected to teach one course per year related to the fellowship theme at the undergraduate or graduate level; to participate in our ongoing cross-disciplinary British Historical Studies Colloquium; and to help shape a conference on the fellowship theme to be held at Yale during the second year of the fellowship. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence in New Haven.

The stipend for 2012-2013 is expected to be set at $39,000. Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. by September 2012, but may be at any stage in their careers. Each application must include a include a c.v; description of the research project (up to two pages); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a syllabus for proposed course; a one-page abstract describing a conference to be organized in the second year of the fellowship; and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should discuss the candidate’s teaching ability as well as other points.  Letters of reference can be uploaded directly by the referees through the on-line application site.

See the departmental home page for more information. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2011.

28 Sep 2011