The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

February 28 – Virginia Tech Postdoc in the History of the American Civil War Era

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and the History Department of Virginia Tech invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral associate position in the history of the American Civil War era that will begin in July 2020. The successful applicant will benefit from professional mentoring, the opportunity to gain experience with academic and public outreach activities, and access to the extensive Civil War era holdings of Virginia Tech’s Special Collections ( We welcome applications from those pursuing tenure-track positions and/or alt-ac career paths.

Responsibilities include making significant progress on a scholarly project; teaching a total of three courses over the two years in Virginia Tech’s History Department; organizing, in conjunction with the Center Director, an academic conference or an outreach project such as a public symposium or K-12 educational program; and contributing to the research and public outreach programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies.  Salary of $50,000 per year plus benefits.

Additional information about the position is available at

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2020. Questions may be directed to Dr. Paul Quigley, Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (; 540/231-9090). Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.