Postdoctoral Fellowship, Age of Jefferson (1776-1860)
Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia

The Center for the Study of the Age of Jefferson at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the history of the Age of Jefferson (ca. 1776-1860).  This non-renewable, two-year position will begin on September 1, 2021.  All research interests spanning the era of the American Revolution to the U.S. Civil War are encouraged.  We particularly welcome proposals relating to the ideas and legacies of Thomas Jefferson (such as women and gender, slavery, race, and Native peoples), but we also encourage projects focusing on the imperial or global nature of the Early American Republic.  During their residency, fellows will participate in the robust scholarly community of Early American historians at the University of Virginia.  They will also help lead a manuscript workshop at the end of the first year of the fellowship.  Scholars will have no teaching obligations, but will assist the Director in light administrative duties up to 10 hours per week.  Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. within the previous five academic years.  Salary/benefit package is competitive. 

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research interests and agenda, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references to the Center’s Director, Prof. Christa Dierksheide (  We will request writing samples and letters of recommendation for candidates who advance in the search process.  The deadline to submit materials is January 15, 2021.

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