Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0002
With a chief goal of educating the young, the projects of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies concentrate on the actions that led to the war, on the factors that help explain it and its aftermath, and on the people who suffered through it. The center provides an ideal setting to shed new light on the war—not merely on the political and military aspects, but also on the more subtle social, cultural, and human implications of this pivotal episode in United States history.
1) A one-year postdoctoral associate position in the history of the American Civil War era that will begin in July 2014. 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 (http://spec.lib.vt.edu/). Responsibilities include making significant progress on a book manuscript; teaching one course in Virginia Tech’s History Department; organizing, in conjunction with the Center Director, a symposium on a theme related to the postdoctoral associate’s research interests; and contributing to the research and public outreach programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. Salary of $45,000 plus benefits. Additional information about the position is available at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/45209. Review of applications will begin February 28, 2014. Questions may be directed to Dr. Paul Quigley, Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (email@example.com; 540/231-9090). Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
2) 2014-15 Virginia Center for Civil War Studies Research Grants. Each grant recipient will visit Virginia Tech’s Special Collections between May 2014 and May 2015 in order to conduct research on some aspect of the American Civil War era. An honorarium of $100 per business day will be provided, up to a maximum of $1,000. Recipients will also have the opportunity to give an informal presentation on their projects during their visit. Graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars are all eligible. Applicants should submit the following as pdf. files to firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a brief C.V; (2) a summary of their research aims, including the relevance of specific holdings of Virginia Tech’s Special Collections, and the length of visit desired (no more than two pages); (3) one letter of reference, which may be sent directly from the reference writer. Please include “VCCWS Research Grant” in the subject line. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 14, 2014. Full details are available here: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=209110