Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Menard Family George Washington Forum at Ohio University

Ohio University

Apply Now: 2023-24 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Menard Family George Washington Forum, Ohio University


The Menard Family George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and Institutions and the History Department at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Research and Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow in early American history and/or political economy. The term of the position is 1 year.

The successful applicant will have an office in the History department and teach, at the direction of the chair, 1 course per semester and receive mentoring from a tenured faculty. The fellow will also engage the Washington Forum mission by attending seminars and speaker events, as well as assisting the Forum director by participating in a bi-weekly student reading group.


A Ph.D in History or related field by the start date of the appointment. Preference will be given to individuals with an established publishing record, who are able to teach upper-division or survey courses in early American/US history, Western Civilization, and/or the history of economic thought.

Application Instructions:

Please complete the online application and attach the following required documents when prompted:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a detailed cover letter describing your qualifications, previous research and teaching experiences, and the reasons why you are interested in the position for which you are applying;
  3. a list of at least three (3) professional references with current and complete contact details, including an email address.
  4. and one (1) publication or writing sample that best represents your qualifications, uploaded under the document type of “Other”.

Any questions should be directed to Joey Pierce at

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Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. For full consideration, please apply by April 30, 2023.  



From the program

The Menard Family George Washington Forum teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political, and institutional contexts. It offers a setting of critical examination and discourse for understanding how individuals, society, and institutions combine to foster wellbeing.

The Menard Family George Washington Forum pursues its mission in at least three interconnected ways:

  • It inspires epistemic curiosity among Ohio University undergraduates, especially in (but not limited to) the fields of history, economics, philosophy, business, and the humanities.
  • It encourages rigorous scholarship through themed conferences, public lectures, and publications.
  • It provides scholarship funding to Ohio University undergraduates interested in free societies and what makes them possible.

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From the school

Ohio University is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (doctoral universities – very high research activity) institution. It has a rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. The city of Athens provides a classic and vibrant residential learning environment for over 20,000 students and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community. The charm of tree-lined brick walkways on the University’s College Green makes you feel as if you are at a small college rather than a large university. Recently, Athens was rated the Best College Small Town by the readers of USA Today.

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