The Center for Armenian Studies (CAS) and the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invite applications for the 2023-24 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellowship in Armenian History (funding pending). This full-time 12-month position, with an option for a one-year extension contingent on curricular needs and progress, is open to junior scholars who have completed a PhD within the last three years. Successful applicants should demonstrate scholarly excellence in the field of Armenian history. A successful applicant’s work should speak to the global, interdisciplinary, and multidimensional vision of U-M History and contribute to broader thematic and topical discussions that are at the heart of the Department of History’s mission, including but not exclusive to materiality, spatiality, environmental history, gender & sexuality, childhood studies, human rights, genocide studies, diaspora studies, nation & nationalism, global history, and Mediterranean studies. The fellowship offers a vibrant intellectual environment in which outstanding junior scholars will conduct their research. Fellows will be expected to teach one course per year, present one public lecture, and participate in scholarly events and activities in the Center for Armenian Studies, the History Department, and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. Fellows are required to spend the 2023-24 academic year (September – August) in residence at the University of Michigan.
- PhD required. Postdoctoral fellows may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships, tenure-track, or visiting positions concurrently. Successful applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation before the start of their tenure as Manoogian Fellows.
- Research needs to be related to any period in Armenian history. We reserve the possibility to ask the fellow to teach a core course already listed in the CAS or Department of History’s curriculum.
For the 2023-24 academic year, the fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 and a $2,000 research/travel fund. Fellows will be eligible for U-M's high-quality benefits package.
Application materials should be sent directly to email@example.com.
- Cover letter with title and summary (250 words) of proposed research project and course (please include the title of the fellowship you are applying for)
- Current CV
- Electronic copy of dissertation. If dissertation is not complete at the time of the application, the applicant should forward the completed parts with a detailed outline of the rest of the work. If the dissertation is not in English, please provide a chapter in translation and other writing samples in English
- Research proposal (1500 words max.), including a description of the project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at CAS
- Description and Syllabus of two courses: one related directly to Armenian history and one large lecture course that has a broad historical thematic focus relevant to the offerings of the Department of History
- Three letters of recommendation directly submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for 2023-24 postdoctoral fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2023.
Questions should be directed to email@example.com.