Siena College Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Studies in Loudonville, New York

Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Revolutionary Studies


Faculty Positions




Loudonville, NY


Mar 05, '18




About Siena College:

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 32 majors and 80-plus minor and certificate programs. Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 75 years.

Job Description:

Siena College's McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution will award a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship for the academic year 2018-2019. The fellowship supports an early-career scholar whose research and teaching advance the McCormick Center's mission to foster greater appreciation, interest, and awareness of the events and ideals behind the struggle for American independence. The McCormick Center collaborates with Saratoga National Historical Park and Battlefield and other regional community partners to achieve its mission and support the undergraduate Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies (CRES).


Scholars without ongoing positions who have earned a Ph.D. within the last five years may apply for this fully funded, 10-month fellowship (September 1, 2018- June 30, 2019). We welcome applicants working in diverse fields of history (economic, political, labor, religious, art, cultural, intellectual, among others) as well as specialists in historical archaeology, American Studies and public history. The McCormick Center Fellow will teach a 2/2 course load in the Department of History, contribute to the McCormick Center's community programming, and conduct research in regional repositories.

A background screening will be required.

Additional Information:

As a visiting faculty member in Siena College's History Department, the fellow will receive office space, have full access to library resources, and opportunities to participate in the Capital Region community of academic and public history scholars. Applicants with scholarly interests in the history of New York State are especially encouraged to apply.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Application Instructions:

Direct all inquiries about this opportunity to Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, PhD, Director Siena College's McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at, or 518-783-2319.

Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit -

A cover letter that includes information about the applicant's current scholarly project and indication of how the applicant can utilize local collections, cultural and historical resources to and advance their scholarly work.

A current curriculum vitae

Annotated syllabus for two proposed undergraduate courses including one survey course in United States history.

Names and contact information for two references

Finalists will be interviewed at the annual meeting of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Virginia (June 14-17, 2018).