Abbott Lowell Cummings Postdoctoral Fellow in American Material Culture
American & New England Studies Program, Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts)
January 17, 2020
Post date: October 30, 2019

The American & New England Studies Program at Boston University seeks a recent Ph.D. in American Studies (preferred), or related interdisciplinary preparation, to serve as the inaugural Abbott Lowell Cummings Postdoctoral Fellow in American Material Culture beginning in the fall semester 2020. This fellowship is a two-year appointment for a scholar with doctorate in hand and received no more than five years previously. The position involves half-time teaching and half-time research and writing. Each year the Cummings Fellow will teach one undergraduate introductory course in American material culture and one upper-level seminar on a related topic. The fellowship includes support for travel to conferences and sources.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for the introductory course in American material culture, a brief statement of research interest, and three letters of reference to We believe that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty is vitally important to the excellence of our academic programs, and we encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of our teaching, research, and learning. Applications will be accepted until January 17, 2020. Please address any questions to Professor William Moore, Director of the American & New England Studies Program (

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Application Instructions 

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Statement

  • Sample Syllabi

  • Letter of Application

  • Three Reference Letters


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