Postdoctoral Scholar - Martin Springer Institute #604150

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Job Description


The Martin-Springer Institute (MSI) is seeking a qualified candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship (fellow) for 2019-2020. The fellow will contribute to the national and international visibility and reputation of MSI by pursuing research on themes that promote MSI’s mission and its values. Research and scholarship are expected to lead to publication. The fellow will be working closely with MSI and be an active member of the NAU scholarly community, including teaching two courses, being available to students, leading public presentations, and serving as an intellectual resource for the broader community.  MSI will provide some funds towards travel and research support.


MSI attends to the experiences of the Holocaust in order to relate them to today’s concerns, crises, and conflicts. Its programs promote the values of moral courage, tolerance, empathy, reconciliation, and justice. Founded by Ralph and Doris Martin, the Institute fosters dialogue on local, national, and international levels.


NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices.  As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to:  duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.



Minimum Qualifications


PhD in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, or related fields. PhD must have been conferred between January 1, 2014 and May 31, 2019

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship now or in the future


Preferred Qualifications


An international component in the candidates PhD thesis and/or current Research Project

Teaching experience (preferably in the Arts & Letters/Humanities)

Ability to teach Introductory course on the Holocaust

Strength and quality of research proposal

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