The Department of History is proudto host an innovative, competitive post-doctoral fellowship program, where fellows develop career-building skills through dedicated time for teaching, research, writing, and directing the department’s ambitious Writing in History initiative. A call for applications occurs every year in Spring. For more on how to apply to the program, please click here.
Writing in History program
Launched in 2015, the Writing in History program is a dynamic, hands-on initiative that supports and advances the History Department’s undergraduate, graduate, and faculty community. The Writing in History program is composed of three pillars:
- An inclusive team of writing tutors who assist undergraduate students in honing their critical writing skills. The fellows and writing tutors work synergistically with other departments at FIU as part of the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative on campus, particularly with the Center for Excellence in Writing.
- Hands-on workshops designed to improve undergraduates’ writing, critical thinking, and reading skills; aid students’ transition to post BA careers or graduate school; and to foster the faculty’s ability to teach historical writing using best practices in the field.
- Fostering digital literacy through various initiatives, including collaborating with departmental faculty who specialize in digital methods and online teaching, promoting critical approaches to digitized scholarship and state-of-the-art technologies in the classroom.
Digital and Online program
Digital history refers to historians’ engagement with digital technology and the use of technology to represent historical findings. Our faculty encourage students to explore how technology can help them produce innovative research and present their findings in a digital format. Watch this video to learn about FIU faculty and student digital projects, and some of the ways digital history may be useful to you:
Moreover, when needed the postdoctoral fellows liaison with faculty who specialize in digital history and online teaching, promoting critical approaches to digitized scholarship and state-of-the-art technologies in the classroom
Call for competitive applications occur every Spring.
The two Writing in History Post-Doctoral Fellow positions may be renewed by past FIU PhDs, depending on the pool, for no more than two years. Fellows will receive $38,000 for the academic year plus benefits (amount changes every application cycle). The fellows must have the completed PhD in hand before the start of the Fall semester.
How to submit:
The deadline for the receipt of applications for these fellowships will be 5 pm, April 15 for every year.
To be considered, please send the Graduate Secretary (email@example.com) the following:
- A cover letter, no longer than one page in length, that addresses your suitability for the position, details your professional activities, and plans for your future research/teaching objectives. Excellent candidates will relate those activities and objectives to their future work as a fellow.
- A complete syllabus that demonstrates some of your ideas for teaching writing and researching in History for an undergraduate course (see our Postdoctoral Writing in History Program for more). [insert link to Postdoctoral Program webpage.]
All questions about the duties and expectations of the fellows should be addressed to the Department Chair, Bianca Premo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Duties and expectations
In addition to performing their general duties as course instructors and advancing on research and publications, the postdoctoral fellows also coordinate the Writing in History’s Tutoring, Workshop, Digital Activities, and Scholarship/Writing Competition programs.