New Binghamton U./Journal of Women’s History Postdoc: deadline February 28


You! Get your application together!

Big news, friends–a little birdie told me all about a brand-new postdoc at the Journal of Women’s History at Binghamton University in gender and global history:

The Journal of Women’s History and Binghamton University are excited to welcome applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship exploring the intersections of gender and global history. Beginning in the fall of 2015, this one-year in residence appointment carries a stipend of $45,000, plus benefits. The successful applicant must teach one course per semester and present one university-wide public lecture; all remaining time will be devoted to scholarly research and writing.

Candidates must complete all requirements for the PhD by 1 July 2015, or have received the PhD no earlier than the fall semester of 2011.

The search committee encourages candidates whose research explores the embodied histories of the global past, considering women as historical subjects as well as gender and sexuality as historical systems. We are especially interested in scholars who spatial framework transcends national borders to focus on the movement of gendered bodies in transnational arenas, whether through migration, trafficking, travel, imperial politics, slavery, or other processes of exchange. Please note that Binghamton is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral fellow will join a vibrant community of scholars working on women, gender, and sexuality at Binghamton University, which has a long tradition of supporting scholarship in this field. In 1974, Binghamton’s history faculty created one of the first PhD programs in women’s history in the United States. Binghamton also houses the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender and in 2010, became the editorial home of the award-winning Journal of Women’s History, the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history. The JWH promotes comparative and transnational approaches to the history of gender, sexuality, and women’s experiences.

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?  “But how do I apply?  What does the application require?” one might ask.  Behold!

Application requirements

Applicants must submit: (1) a CV; (2) a 2,000-word statement detailing the significance of the research project to be developed during the fellowship tenure; (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) a list of possible course offerings.

Materials must be submitted at

Please direct all questions to

This application doesn’t seem burdensome, especially for those of you who have a current or recent job hunt.  (You might also want to consult the Binghamton University History Department‘s website and the JWH‘s website too.)

Bonne chance et bon weekend!  It’s 75 degrees here and sunny all weekend, so who knows what fresh hell I’ll get up to?  Here’s a photo of California’s coolest treehouse/writing studio, part of a beach house in Venice:



2 thoughts on “New Binghamton U./Journal of Women’s History Postdoc: deadline February 28

  1. Second! (Although in history we have trouble rounding up enough people for control groups, or even as basic subjects, to call them “experiments,” but the inspiration is there).


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