[Many thanks to Alex Gil for bringing this item to our attention.] The Department of History at Georgetown University invites applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of Slavery for the 2017-18 academic year. The deadline for applications is August 4, 2017.

Candidates must be specialists in the history of American slavery and must have received their PhD in a Humanities discipline within the past two years. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing research activities relating to Georgetown University’s Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative (which may include archival research in Georgetown and Jesuit archives and further development of the digital capacity of the Georgetown Slavery Archive), as well as pursue her or his own independent research. The Fellow may have an opportunity to teach a class in the Spring 2018 semester. The salary will be up to $60K with standard benefits. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names of two referees, and should be sent to Prof. Adam Rothman at by August 4, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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