In partnership with the Andrew Mellon Foundation and John L. Nau III Center for Civil War Studies, The American Civil War Museum is seeking a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellow to support a new interdisciplinary Fellowship initiative that bridges original historical research with public humanities to create a temporary exhibition and public history presentations. The best public humanities projects are designed with stellar scholarship and the expectations of an audience in mind. ACWM seeks to meet or exceed expectations, challenge visitors’ preconceived ideas, and inspire them to think more deeply about history and about social issues and difficult choices in their own lives. The Fellow will work in partnership with the brightest emerging Curators in Civil War history and museum education to craft innovative visitor-focused exhibitions which can have a transformative impact on the perspective of individual visitors and school groups as well as the way history museums across the country engage the public.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work well in teams.

• Excellent knowledge of 19th century history with an emphasis on the Civil War era.

• Superior written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to serve an active role in fulfilling the Museum’s educational mission


Required education and experience:

• Post-doctoral degree in history, historic preservation, or related field.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position applicants should provide: 1) three letters of recommendation, 2) a summary of their doctoral thesis 3) official transcripts, and 4) an interest statement that bridges their scholarship with the interest and mission of the American Civil War Museum. Please forward the above listed documentation to Christy Coleman, Co-CEO, at

Job Information
  • Richmond, Virginia, 23219, United States
  • 27048551
  • February 24, 2016
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
  • American Civil War Museum
  • Miscellaneous
  • No
  • Contract
  • 6-12 Months
  • Ph.D.
  • 3-5 Years
  • 0-10%