Cornell University, Department of History

Position ID:Cornell-History-FOTMPD [#24191, WDR-00035164]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Freedom on the Move
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Digital Humanities
History / Historical Geography
Appl Deadline:2023/03/15 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2023/01/19, listed until 2023/07/19)
Position Description:    

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New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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Freedom on the Move, a multi-institution digital history project based at Cornell, seeks a two-year postdoctoral associate to join a team that is building a free and open digital archive of all extant North American “runaway slave” ads. A successful candidate will bring subject-relevant expertise in areas such as the history of marronage, Black resistance, freedom-seeking, and/or racialized policing. Research methodologies may include humanistic approaches to GIS (Geographic Information Systems); digital humanities, or other relevant approaches.

Working with FOTM leadership, the post-doc will contribute to the continued growth of the project.  In addition, the post-doc will be expected to: 1) advance their research program; 2) teach one class per academic year in a relevant discipline, and 3) help manage and mentor graduate students working for FOTM.  Responsibility, initiative, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.

This is a full-time, 12-month academic position which is eligible for reappointment and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position starts at the beginning of academic year 2022-2023 (July 1, 2023.)

Candidates should submit the following materials for consideration via AJO by March 15, 2022 for full consideration.   

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