History department to search for Postdoctoral Fellow in African-American history – The Observer

In January, the department of history will begin searching for a postdoctoral fellow in African-American History. This announcement, which will impact the 2019-20 academic year, comes more than a month after an open letter surfaced among the campus community calling on the central administration to fill vacant positions in the department for African-American history.

Support was given to the department of history to search for a visiting faculty position in 2018-19, but not for a tenure-track faculty position, which was made vacant in 2017. The University instead approved the department’s request to search for a postdoctoral fellow.

“As the name of the position implies,” said the University in a statement, “these positions are for individuals who recently earned their doctoral degrees…

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