History of Science, History, Art History, Conservation
Position Title 	Lecturer in Discipline
Department 	A&S History
Location 	Morningside, Columbia University
Summary Description 	

The Department of History at Columbia University in the City of New York
invites applications from qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position
as part of the Making and Knowing Project. Beginning in January 2019, the
Making and Knowing postdoctoral scholar will co-teach the laboratory
seminar with Professor Pamela Smith and other postdoctoral scholars, and
take part in all activities of the Making and Knowing Project
[]. The Project is working toward the publication
of an open access digital critical edition and translation of a late
sixteenth-century French manuscript. For the three semesters of the
postdoctoral position, the Scholar will teach one section of the
Introduction to Contemporary Civilization, a central part of Columbia’s
signature Core Curriculum []. Core
teaching requires instructors to attend Core Curriculum weekly instructor
meetings and lectures, in addition to teaching a discussion based class
twice a week (ca. 4 hours/week). The Scholar will have the opportunity to
contribute content to the critical edition and to publish research on the
Making and Knowing Project in collaboration with the Making and Knowing
team. The Scholar will hold the title of Lecturer in History.

The appointment start date is January 1, 2019. Renewal for a second year,
from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, will be contingent upon
satisfactory performance. Starting salary will be about $53,000, plus
benefits, and a modest research stipend.
Minimum Degree Required 	

Minimum Qualifications 	

A PhD, preferably in history or a cognate discipline (such as art history,
conservation, or history of science). Some experience in laboratory,
conservation, or studio work, and a knowledge of French language and
history. Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by January 1, 2019 or
have received it within the previous three years.
Preferred Qualifications 	

A background in early modern European history and digital skills will be
Additional Information 	

Please address inquiries about the position to the chair of the search
committee, Professor Pamela Smith, at
RAPS posting date 	10/08/2018
Search Closing Date 	When filled
Special Instructions to the Applicant 	

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Recruitment
of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required
materials: cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample
(article or dissertation chapter), and list of references.

RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name
and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to
this position requires a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant
may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider,
politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the
RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever
possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system. If this is not
possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier
service to the following address:

Sia Mensah
Department of History
Columbia University
413 Fayerweather Hall
1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will
come to the “Attach Documents” screen and be asked to upload into RAPS
the required application materials listed above.

For questions about the application process, please contact Sia Mensah at
Proposed Start Date 	01/01/2019
EEO Statement 	

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
Review Begins 	Applications will be reviewed as they come in.