Every year, as part of its mission to support promising new research on the American presidency, the CPH hosts postdoctoral fellows. The CPH interprets "Presidential History" in the broadest terms possible and thus welcomes postdoctoral fellows from a wide range of fields related to the presidency, executive power, or the federal government in general. You can view the profiles of current postdoctoral fellows here.
These two-year fellowships (offered as one-year positions with expectation of renewal for a second year) provide a junior scholar first and foremost with time and resources to complete their book manuscript.
The position also provides the fellow with an opportunity to enhance their overall scholarly profile by participating in the Collective Memory Project and in the overall life of the CPH. Each postdoctoral fellow contributes to and participates in the work of the Collective Memory Project in unique ways. Fellows' work will include some combination of the following:
- Leading a silo within the overall Collective Memory Project, on a subject within the Fellow's expertise. This may include everything from conceptualizing the topic to leading the interviews. Travel is often required for these interviews
- Participating in interviews led by other members of the CPH team, either as a secondary interviewer, or as film and tech support.
- Post-interview production, including editing transcriptions, preparing film for the editing process, and editing the website.
- Developing skills within the burgeoning field of Digital Humanities, including working with the CPH website, exploring tools for textual analysis, and the opportunity to participate in classes offered by the Digital Humanities Summer Institute a the University of Victoria.
Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open in September 2016.