Fellowship Advertisement: Hollybush Fellowship, Rowan University
(This is a revised version of a previously posted advertisement. The deadline has been extended and the minimum qualifications have changed, from requiring a PhD/ABD to an MA with some relevant work experience. Revised as of October 20, 2010.)
Hollybush Fellowship, Rowan University: The History Department and the Honors Concentration of Rowan University are seeking a professionally trained specialist in public history and/or museum studies for a part-time Fellowship to begin January 10, 2011 and to last until June 30, 2011. Candidates should have at minimum a Master of Arts in public history, museum studies, or historic preservation. Alternatively, candidates may have taken graduate course work in public history if the applicant is a PhD or ABD. The successful applicant will have evidence that they will be successful in the classroom and at least one year of relevant work experience. The Hollybush Fellow will receive office space and computer/phone access, access to the University’s libraries and databases, a modest materials fund for exhibition and course planning, and a salary totaling $16,000. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to share in-progress research with faculty members and students in the Histo
ry Department’s works-in-progress seminar. The Fellowship is inspired by Hollybush, the 1849 mansion built by Thomas Whitney in Glassboro. Located on the campus of Rowan University, Hollybush mansion played an important role in the history of the Cold War, as the location of the renowned 1967 Glassboro Summit between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin.
In the spring term of 2011, the Hollybush Fellow would be expected to teach an upper-level course for honors students and history majors interested in public history. Ideally, this course would incorporate some aspects of the history of the mansion and the region, including the Hollybush Summit. In the spring and summer of 2011, the Fellow would be expected to develop a plan for one or more rotating exhibitions in Hollybush. As this is a part-time fellowship, the committee will be flexible with the successful candidate’s schedule and could accommodate someone who works during the day. Completion of the fellowship’s requirements will be arranged with the successful candidate. Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one letter of reference, graduate school transcripts (or an unofficial transcript with a list of courses completed in graduate school), and other supporting materials. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2010. Fo
r additional information on the Hollybush Fellowship, visit www.rowan.edu/history. Please address correspondence to Dr. James Heinzen, Department of History, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ, 08028. Email applications are also welcome at email@example.com.
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017