Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Lecturer in History, Making and Knowing Project, Columbia University

November 15, 2018


Applicants must have a doctoral degree preferably in history or a cognate discipline (such as art history, conservation, or history of science). Some experience in laboratory, conservation, or studio work, and a knowledge of French language and history. Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by January 1, 2019 or have received it within the previous three years.


Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position as part of the Making and Knowing Project. Beginning in January 2019, the Making and Knowing postdoctoral scholar will co-teach the laboratory seminar with Professor Pamela Smith and other postdoctoral scholars, and take part in all activities of the Making and Knowing Project. The Project is working toward the publication of an open access digital critical edition and translation of a late sixteenth-century French manuscript. For the three semesters of the postdoctoral position, the Scholar will teach one section of the Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, a central part of Columbia’s signature Core Curriculum. Core teaching requires instructors to attend Core Curriculum weekly instructor meetings and lectures, in addition to teaching a discussion based class twice a week (ca. 4 hours/week). The Scholar will have the opportunity to contribute content to the critical edition and to publish research on the Making and Knowing Project in collaboration with the Making and Knowing team. The Scholar will hold the title of Lecturer in History and must hold the doctoral degree by January 1, 2019 or have received it within the previous three years.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):