The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Post-Doc in African American History at Vassar College–Fall 2021

The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in African American history.  Area of research in African American history is open, but preference will be given to projects focused on women, gender and/or LGTBQ history as well as scholarly interests that could contribute to Vassar’s rich multidisciplinary programs. This is a full-time, 1-year position beginning in the Fall semester of 2021 that carries with it a teaching load of three courses per year.  Applicants must have received the Ph.D. between January 1, 2019, and July 1, 2021.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  Please contact Mita Choudhury (Department Chair,


Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference.  Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.  Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.


Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the Hudson River Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.  Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.