Friday, February 15

Are You Our Next Southern Foodways Postdoc?

We have been so lucky to work with our current postdoctoral fellow, Jill Cooley, and we will be very sad to see her fellowship end after this semester. The University of Mississippi is now hiring for the next Southern Studies/Foodways postdoctoral fellow. If you think you would be a fit, we look forward to considering your application!   

The University of Mississippi seeks a postdoctoral teaching fellow and adjunct assistant professor in Southern Studies for 2013–14.

The successful candidate should have a PhD by the time of appointment and should study the relationship between foodways and cultural life in the American South. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses—a Southern Studies course entitled “Foodways and Southern Culture” and a second course related to foodways in his/her discipline, i.e., history, English, sociology, anthropology, or another liberal arts discipline.

The postdoctoral fellow will also work to expand connections between the Southern Foodways Alliance—a documentary- and outreach-focused institute within the Center for the Study of Southern Culture—and various academic programs of the university.

Candidates must complete an online application at

Candidates should also attach to the online application, or send by mail, the following supplementary materials: a letter that outlines research and teaching interests, a syllabus or plan for teaching a foodways course, a vita, and a chapter-length writing sample.

Three letters of recommendation should be mailed to Ted Ownby, Director, Center for the Study of Southern, P.O. Box 1848, Barnard Observatory, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.

The review of applications will begin soon and continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.