An Intriguing Postdoctoral Position: Making and Knowing

Alchemical apparatus, fifth water colour of ten, 1782. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
Alchemical apparatus, fifth water colour of ten, 1782.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

This just in–an exciting postdoctoral opportunity at Columbia University!

The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in a Research and Pedagogical Initiative in “Making and Knowing.” The postdoctoral scholar will hold the title of Lecturer in Discipline. In each semester, the successful applicant will co-teach a section of a new course, “Historical Techniques of Making,” which integrates seminar-style discussion and work in a laboratory, and assist in setting up and leading activities in the laboratory; will teach one section of the Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, a central part of Columbia’s signature Core Curriculum, and attend Core Curriculum weekly preceptor meetings as required. The appointment start date will be July 1, 2014. Renewal for a second and third year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance. The starting salary will be approximately $50,000, plus benefits.

A PhD, preferably in history or a cognate discipline (such as art history, conservation or history of science) and significant experience and expertise in laboratory, conservation, or studio work, are required. Knowledge of digital humanities methods will be considered an asset. PhD must be in hand at the time of the appointment and cannot have been awarded prior to July 1, 2011.

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58605

Review of applications will begin 6 January 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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