Doctoral Fellowship in Southwestern History

Doctoral Fellowship in Southwestern History

The Center of Southwest Studies and the Department of History at Fort Lewis College are pleased to offer a doctoral fellowship with the opportunity to study and contribute to the mission of the Center in the field of Southwest history, broadly defined, and to serve as adjunct faculty in U.S. History. Doctoral candidates from research universities in the Four Corners states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah are eligible for this award. The fellow will ideally be at the writing stage of her/his doctoral dissertation and as such will be expected to dedicate some of the fellowship effort to completing chapters. Residence in Durango is required during the nine-month fellowship period.

The Center will require some collections support and reference assistance from the fellow as part of normal duties of teaching and completing the dissertation. The fellow will teach one lower-division U.S. History course per semester (two three-hour courses for the total of the fellowship period) in Fort Lewis College’s Department of History. In addition, the fellow is required to offer one public lecture or program per semester, with the preferred arrangement that one presentation address the fellow’s research and the other reviews the fellow’s contributions to the Center and the College’s History Department. Public lectures will be listed in the Center’s program schedule.

Details for the 2020-2021 are forthcoming. Please check back in February 2020.


Hours of Operation: The Center of Southwest Studies is CLOSED until further notice.

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Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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