Sponsored by the New York Historical Society
Hired for a two-year term, one Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History works as a public historian for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History.
The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly background in women’s history and an interest in public history. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will help build the interpretive and pedagogical aspects of the Center’s programming, and will be deputized with managing certain projects independently. Among the position’s responsibilities are: serving as editor-in-chief of the regular “Women at the Center” blog; working on exhibitions in development; coordinating the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference in Women’s History; brainstorming ideas for public programs; and representing the Center in interdepartmental projects, including consulting on K-12 curricula with the Education Department.
All Center fellows receive practical instruction and cross-disciplinary guidance from New-York Historical staff. Fellows learn to harness academic skills—such as research, scholarship, and writing—to serve a broad public, while gaining hands-on experience in exhibition creation and design, public program development, and the collecting of both museum and library materials.
Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The Fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member, working alongside senior scholars on the Center for Women’s History team at a dedicated workstation. Stipend is $60,000 per year with full benefits. This fellowship will last from September 5, 2019 through August 30, 2021.
To apply for this fellowship please click here.
Applicants must submit the following through Interfolio:
- A two- to three-page statement that outlines the applicant’s scholarly goals and proposes a potential public history project focused around the field of women’s history
- A curriculum vitae
- An unofficial graduate school transcript
- A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
- Three letters of recommendation
Deadline to Apply: June 15th, 2019
Not ready to apply right now? Bookmark the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History and Public History to your ProFellow account.