The Department of History is proud to have launched two ambitious post-doctoral programs with emphasis on writing instruction and digital online teaching, respectively. The postdoctoral programs are intended to serve as a career-building step for the fellows while strengthening the department’s Writing in History and Digital Teaching initiatives. Among their main responsibilities, the fellows will teach one class per semester, at least one of which will be at the upper level.
Writing in History program
While strengthening their research portfolios and honing their teaching skills, our post-doctoral fellows contribute to making teaching and learning historical writing central to student academic success. Besides teaching the fellows’ will host departmental workshops for both faculty and graduate students concerning best practices in the field. Workshops are also held under their leadership to guide undergraduate students in the completion of historical writing projects.
Post-doctoral fellows also assist in training and coordinating the department’s team of writing tutors, for instance by providing useful pedagogical materials to undergraduate students to refine their critical writing skills. While the Writing in History program is unique and specific to the needs of our department, the fellows will work diligently to develop synergies with other departments at FIU as part of the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative on campus and will liaise with other stakeholders such as the Center for Excellence in Writing.
Digital and Online program
Besides working on research and teaching (of online classes), the fellows coordinate with the department’s digital instructor to ensure the expansion and enhancement of online teaching and the use of digital materials in all of our classes.