Fellowship in Polish Studies
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation seeks a candidate for the position of Senior Research Fellow in Polish Studies.
The fellowship will be based in our offices in Washington, DC (contingent on prevailing global circumstances) and will report directly to the Director of Fellowship Programs. Fellow will be tasked with writing a report or a series of articles on a proposed research topic aimed at understanding Polish history and relevant to the Foundation’s mission. Fellows will fully participate in the publication and promotion process, including public presentations and briefings to the U.S. Congress, administrative officials, diplomatic delegations, and academic conferences as appropriate. Fellow will also conduct peer reviews of VOC Polish studies related academic resources and assist in organizing the Foundation’s yearly academic conference on Central and Eastern Europe.
The ideal candidate for Senior Research Fellow will:
- Hold a doctoral degree or habilitation in economics, political economy, political science, history, comparative literature, film studies, or a related discipline, or possesses equivalent professional or administrative experience.
- Be an internationally recognized expert in the area of 20th century or contemporary Polish history and culture, Polish economic or national security policy, or Polish-American relations.
- Possess a professional demeanor and a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism.
- Have excellent Polish and English language skills, both written and oral.
Salary and benefits are competitive and include a generous research support package for research- and conference- related travel. Fellows not already residing in the Washington, DC area will be provided with a housing stipend for the duration of the fellowship. Polish nationals are especially encouraged to apply. The 10-month fellowship will begin on February 21, 2022 and conclude on December 23, 2022.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research proposal (no more than 2 pages single-spaced)
- Two English language writing samples, preferably of published work
Applications are due by January 17, 2021 for full consideration. Applications submitted thereafter may or may not be considered. Questions and applications should be directed to Director of Fellowship Programs, Milda Mataciunaite-Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.