Post Doctoral Position in Oral History, Center for Presidential History

Southern Methodist University

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023.

The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oral History, with potential for renewal or extension, to begin in February 2024.  The CPH welcomes appliants from all fields, topics, and time periods in U.S. History, particularly those with academic and practical expertise in the field of oral history.  The successful candidate will exercise a leadership role for the CPH’s research and work in the fields of oral history, documentary history, and digital history initiatives.  In its first decade (2012-2022), the CPH has accomplished its work in these fields primarily through its Collective Memory Project, a filmed oral history of the life and times of the George W. Bush presidency.  In its next decade, the CPH seeks to expand this work.  This Fellow will play a leading role in organizing and shaping this future work, and will have the opportunity to build on already-existing partnerships with professors, librarians, and students with the Voices of SMU Oral History ( project and in the Clements Department of History ( 

Learn more about this opportunity here.