Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Economic History Yale University

The Program in Economic History of the Economic Growth Center of Yale University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Economic History. The position is for one year, renewable for a second year, and will begin on July 1, 2012.

The successful candidate will have office space in the Department of Economics and will be expected to take part in the Program in Economic History and other activities of the Department of Economics. The Fellow will not teach during the first year of the fellowship, but could teach in the second year if so desired. The Fellow will be encouraged to undertake additional training in economics and econometrics, if that is appropriate to their research plans.

We welcome applications from scholars of all disciplinary backgrounds, working on any period or geographical area, so long as their primary current research focus is economic history. We prefer applicants whose PhD is not in economics.

Fellows will receive an annual salary of approximately $55,000, as well as standard medical insurance and other benefits. The Program will also provide financial support for travel to archives and meetings as appropriate.

The application deadline is November 15, 2011. The application consists of a curriculum vita, a writing sample (which can be a dissertation chapter or a journal article), and a 1000-word description of the research to be conducted during the fellowship period. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference, including one from the primary dissertation adviser, to be sent to the email address mentioned below. All applicants will receive word of our decision by December 15, 2011. Candidates must have received their PhD (or equivalent) degree no earlier than July 1, 2008. Candidates who have not completed the PhD degree at the time of application should include a statement from the primary advisor attesting that the degree will be completed by June 30, 2012. Send all materials via email to Louise Danishevsky (

The Program in Economic History is an inter-disciplinary activity that brings together economic historians trained as economists, historians, lawyers, and others. For more information on the program, please refer to:

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