Jobs and Fellowships

SUMMER SEMINAR IN HISTORY AND STATECRAFT
For Advanced Doctoral Students
July 22-27, 2018
Beaver Creek, Colorado

Policymakers frequently attempt to draw on historical knowledge to gain perspective on contemporary national security issues. Meanwhile, historians and other scholars frequently comment on present-day decision-making problems and sometimes aspire to influence policy debates. Yet policymakers and scholars generally occupy separate intellectual and institutional universes. Especially in recent years, they have had little to say to one another. The result, arguably, has been the impoverishment of both communities.

From July 22-27, 2018, the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin will convene a weeklong seminar for doctoral students focused on the connections between statecraft and history. Several sessions will examine the ways in which policymakers have used or misused historical knowledge in the past, and how different scholarly disciplines approach history. Sessions will also ask how policymakers should use history and what methods might be available for refining the use of the past in decision-making.

The seminar will also examine the problem from the other direction, examining how scholars might be more productive and influential voices in deliberations on foreign and defense policy. When have historians and other social scientists played a useful role in the past? What insights might be drawn from those cases?

The Clements Center invites applications to participate in this program, which will take place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at the Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Applicants should be advanced doctoral students in history, political science, or related fields interested in careers in either academia or policymaking. The seminar will feature in-depth discussions with top scholars and senior policymakers and intelligence officials, as well as sessions devoted to academic publishing and strategies for approaching the academic and policy job markets. Each day will also have recreational time for participants to enjoy the mountain surroundings.

The Clements Center will cover all travel and related expenses for participants. Applicants should visit the Clements Center’s website for complete application instructions. The deadline for applications is February 18, 2018. Please direct questions to Jennifer Johnson at jennifer.johnson@austin.utexas.edu.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The History Department at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2018. Geographical focus and chronological period are open. We particularly encourage applicants who take a War and Society approach to military history, covering such topics as the social, cultural, political, technological, and economic dimensions of warfare; civilian-military and homefront-battlefield relations; the impact of war on soldiers, civilians, veterans, and the environment; and the causes, commemoration, and consequences of war.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in history or related field by the time of appointment; an ability to teach a survey course in modern military history and to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses; and a record demonstrating a promise of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the department’s War and Society minor. S/he will also be expected to work effectively with a diverse community in support of Virginia Tech’s Principles of Community. Preference will be shown for candidates with experience related to the university’s transdisciplinary Integrated Security Destination Area; a commitment to the use of emerging technology and new media in teaching and research; the potential for obtaining external funding; and an interest in contributing to one or more of the department’s strengths in public history, race and gender, and the history of science, technology, medicine, and environment.

The successful candidate will engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in Virginia Tech’s Integrated Security Destination Area. The Integrated Security Destination Area is focused on understanding and fostering a world in which individuals, institutions, and nations are secured by technology and social systems that follow ethical principles and promote values of social justice. Faculty working together in this area are bringing a transdisciplinary approach to the complex range of human and systems security challenges. Visit provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html for more information about Destination Areas.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity,” and the History Department also has a strong record of excellence in teaching. The normal teaching load in the History Department is two courses per semester. Members of the department work closely with faculty in transdisciplinary programs, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Science and Technology Studies, ASPECT/Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought. The department houses the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (civilwar.vt.edu).

Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges, was voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal-opportunity.html). For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. The university also responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.

Candidates must apply online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80695 and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s interest in and/or experience working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations (upload under “Doc 2”), and contact information for three references, who will be invited to submit their letters of recommendation online. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS OPEN WITH RESPECT TO RANK (ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR PROFESSOR)
STRATEGY AND POLICY
(AD-1701-03/05/07)

The U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, invites applications for a faculty appointment in the Strategy and Policy Department open with respect to rank. Join us and teach strategy to the next generation of military and national security professionals. The Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College is one of the leading centers for the teaching and study of strategy. Long recognized for its innovative curriculum and widespread influence on the study of strategy, the Strategy and Policy Department offers a challenging interdisciplinary education on strategy for students from all military services, government agencies, and officers from over 100 countries. The Department has a multidisciplinary faculty that works as a team to present an exciting course that synthesizes strategic theory, historical case studies, and their application to pressing policy and strategy problems.

Strategy and Policy: The position falls in the Strategy and Policy (S&P) Department under the Dean of Academics. The strategy courses use strategic theory, the history of war (on land and at sea), and an examination of current-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. The interdisciplinary nature of the strategy courses requires that faculty members develop a breadth of knowledge well beyond their primary area of specialization. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching seminars in both the College’s intermediate-level core course in strategy and the senior-level core course in strategy, conducting research, engaging in other service of benefit to the College, and participating in outreach activities. Maximum teaching load is a 0-2-2 during the academic year, excluding an optional elective course. The candidate may also assist with related programs at the College. Anticipated starting date is August 2018.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. The Department seeks candidates with significant scholarly attainment or potential, teaching experience, and particular expertise in the fields of war studies, international relations, international security affairs, political economy, regional studies, diplomatic and international history, or naval and military history. Areas of particular interest to the Department include Asia, the Greater Middle East, cyber warfare/strategy, and naval/maritime studies.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense security clearance at the SECRET level.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and includes health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Application Process: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-18-02 and must submit their application package electronically to: nwc-18-02@usnwc.edu. The application package must include a (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until 22 December 2017. Any current or prior military service should be described including assignments, positions held, highest rank attained, and dates of service. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael F. Pavković via email at michael.pavkovic@usnwc.edu or phone at 401.841.7789.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


RESEARCH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Larry J. Hackman Research Residency
 
The New York State Archives offers grants for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical state government records in the Archives. The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses. Residents conduct research at the State Archives in Albany, NY.
 
Previous Residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Residencies range from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research and volume of records consulted. Contact the Archives Researcher Services staff to discuss your research topic and the records you propose to use: archref@nysed.gov or 518-474-8955.
 
Learn more at: archives.nysed.gov/grants/hackman


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities of Haverford College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to begin Fall 2018 (see https://www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship for details). We seek a scholar interested in the comparative history, social and cultural impact, and artistic representation of war. Candidates should have broad theoretical and interdisciplinary interests.

During the first year of the program, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar, led by Professor Paul Jakov Smith (History and East Asian Studies), that will bring together faculty with a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Applicants should make clear the nature of their potential contributions to this seminar, which will explore how war has been entwined with politics, science, and the material world, and how it is reflected in artistic genres and the written, visual, and oral records of the present and the past. (For a more detailed description, see https://www.haverford.edu/hcah/center/programs-and-grants/faculty-seminars.)

In the second year, the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will organize and present a spring symposium related to his or her scholarly field funded by the Hurford Center.

During each of the four semesters at Haverford College, the Mellon Fellow will teach one course at the introductory/intermediate or advanced level and engage a diverse student body. Applicants should submit two brief course proposals related to their area of interest, one for a broad-based introductory or intermediate course and the other for a more specialized or advanced course.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates who earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2013 and have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the application deadline of January 9, 2018 are eligible to apply.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, two course proposals, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/46719

Questions can be directed to Noemí Fernández (nfernandez@haverford.edu)
Program Manager
John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships

Purpose
To support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare, the Center offers three Dissertation Fellowships each year. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general areas of military history in all of its many aspects. In your application please specify if you wish to compete for the two general fellowships or for the Museum fellowship. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center’s facilities and technical expertise.

Area and Topics of Study
This program defines the history of war on land broadly, including such areas as biography, military campaigns, military organization and administration, policy, strategy, tactics, weaponry, technology, training, logistics, and the evolution of civil-military relations. In the selection of proposals for funding, preference is given to topics on the history of the U.S. Army. Topics submitted should complement rather than duplicate the Center’s existing projects.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants who wish to become Fellows must be civilian citizens of the United States unaffiliated with the U.S. government; that is, they must not be military personnel, not in federal service as civilian employees, and not under contract to the U.S. government. They must demonstrate their professional potential by submitting the following: (1) official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended; (2) a proposed plan of research not to exceed 10 double-spaced, typed pages; (3) a letter of recommendation from their academic director that includes a statement that the applicant’s committee has approved the dissertation prospectus; (4) two other letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to their qualifications for the fellowship; and (5) a writing sample of approximately 25 pages. (Please submit an entire piece rather than a fragment.) Applicants must have completed by the time of application all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, except for the dissertation. Any student who has held or accepted an equivalent fellowship from any other Department of Defense agency is not eligible for these awards. Individuals who accept a Center of Military History fellowship may not accept a fellowship from any other institution for a period concurrent with the Center’s fellowship.

Requirements during the Fellowship Year
Fellows are required to visit the Center at the beginning and end of their fellowship period. On the first visit, the Fellow meets the Chief of Military History, the Chief Historian, and the Executive Secretary of the Dissertation Fellowship Program and is consulted on ways in which the Center can aid him or her. On the second visit, the Fellow presents, in an appropriate form and forum, an oral report on his/her work in progress. The Fellow also prepares a brief written report at the conclusion of his or her fellowship year. The Center requires deposit in its library of one bound copy of the complete dissertation.

Stipends and Payments
The stipend of $10,000 for the fellowship is provided in one payment at the start of the academic year. From this sum, the recipient must meet travel and all other expenses in connection with the fellowship. The payment of the stipend is made directly to the Fellow upon receipt of certification from the parent academic institution that he or she is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree and is authorized to become a Visiting Research Fellow.

Role of CMH
The Center of Military History also undertakes to support the Fellow’s scholarly activities in the Washington area by making its collections accessible and its specialists available, insofar as official duties permit. Fellows receive desk space at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, if available, and are assisted in gaining access to archival and library sources within the Washington, DC area as well as at the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Review of the dissertation by the Center is at the discretion of the Center and the candidate’s sponsoring institution, but responsibility for the control and approval of the dissertation remains with the academic institution and its faculty.

Applications
Applications may be obtained from the Executive Secretary, Dissertation Fellowship Committee, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Building 35, 102 4th Avenue, Fort McNair, Washington DC 20319-5060; email: usarmy.mcnair.cmh.mbx.dissfellow@mail.mil. Applications can also be downloaded from the Center’s web site: http://www.history.army.mil/html/about/fellowship.html. Applications and all supporting documents for the Dissertation Fellowships must be postmarked no later than 15 January each year; none will be accepted when mailed after that date. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is mailed before the closing date.

Evaluation and Selection
The Center of Military History conducts its evaluation of applicants on the basis of academic achievement, faculty recommendations, demonstrated writing ability, and the nature and location of the proposed research. Awards are made on merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation. The Center notifies all applicants of the competition’s outcome by a short notice or letter not later than 1 April.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Research Fellowship

The Fellowship is offered to graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level history program at an accredited university or college located in the United States. The Fellowship is awarded annually to provide funding to support the awardee for a concentrated 3 week period of research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at the U.S. Army War College.  Funding for the award is graciously provided by AHCF Board Member, Christopher Gleason, in memory and to honor the service of family members Robert L. Ruth (World War II), and Robert C. Ruth (Vietnam).
 
Applications are due to the Foundation by February 28, 2018. Notification is provided to the recipient by April 1st. For more information and the application form, click or contact the Foundation at eddirector@armyheritage.org or call 717.258.1102.


VISITING PROFESSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Class of 1957 Chair of Naval Heritage:

The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Chair of Naval Heritage for a 10-month period over the 2018-2019 academic term. The successful applicant will possess a distinguished record of published scholarship in Naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field) and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The search committee will start reviewing the applications on November 13 until the position is filled.

To apply and for more details on this position, please visit https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/1957ChairofNavalHeritage-17-18.php.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Naval Heritage:

The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Naval Heritage for a 10-month period over the 2018-2019 academic term. The successful applicant will possess a recent PhD in history, with a well-defined and focused on-going research project in naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field) and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The Class of 57 PostDoc will teach one class per semester of either American Naval History or a in the instructor's field. The fellow will also participate actively in the Department, especially as a resource for other instructors of naval/Marine Corps history. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 13 until the position is filled.

To apply and for more details about his position, please visit https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/1957PostDoc-17-18.php.


VISITING PROFESSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. Leo A. Shifrin Chair

Applications are invited to fill the Dr. Leo A. Shifrin Chair, a distinguished visiting professorship endowed by the Viola S. Shifrin Trust in 1997, for a 10-month period over the 2018-2019 academic term.  Holders of the Shifrin Chair are distinguished naval and military historians of any branch, specialty, or period who teach and pursue research while at USNA. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year undergraduate institution with a mission to prepare midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically for commissioning as officers in the naval services.  The search committee will start reviewing the applications on November 13 until the position is filled.

For more information about this position and how to apply please visit https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/ShifrinChairHistory-18.php.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The James C. Bradford Dissertation Research Fellowship in Naval History
Awarded by the North American Society for Oceanic History

Amount: $1,000
Closing Date for Applications: 15 March 2018
Send Application Materials To: nasohbradfordfellowship@gmail.com
Announcement of Award: 15 May 2018

The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one dissertation fellowship in U.S. naval or North American naval history for 2018. The fellowship is named in honor of NASOH past-president Dr. James C. Bradford, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of American naval history.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of application and have an approved dissertation proposal on file at their degree-granting institution. Topics in all periods of United States and North American naval history, including strategy, tactics, and operations; institutional development and administration; biography, personnel, and social development; exploration, science, and technology and science; and policy and diplomacy.
Application Documents: Applications should include:

  • A completed and signed application cover sheet (the blank application cover sheet is available at www.nasoh.org);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copy of approved dissertation proposal;
  • Description of the status of the project (not over 1,000 words);
  • Brief statement of proposed use of the fellowship funds;
  • The names and contact information for the dissertation committee chair and two other individuals asked to submit letters of recommendation.

Submission and Deadline: All application materials and letters of recommendations are due on 15 March 2018 and should be sent by e-mail with pdf attachments to: nasohbradfordfellowship@gmail.com

Selection: Applications will be evaluated by a three-person committee of NASOH members and the recipient notified by 15 May 2018.


GRIMSLEY FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Society for Military History (SMH) seeks a doctoral student in military history and who is a member in good standing in the SMH to fill its Mark Grimsley SMH Fellowship in Social Media. This position honors Dr. Mark Grimsley, Associate Professor of History at the Ohio State University, a widely published scholar and leading pioneer in military history social media and academic blogging. The Grimsley Fellow will serve a two-year term beginning January l, 2018, and receive a stipend of $2,000 per year from the SMH.

The Grimsley Fellow will join the SMH's Facebook and Twitter Management Team and act primarily to maintain the SMH presence on Twitter. Among other duties, the Grimsley Fellow will focus on posting abridged versions of notices that appear on the SMH Facebook Group, Facebook Page, and the SMH web site.

Any student of military history currently enrolled in a doctoral program — who is also an SMH member — is eligible for the Grimsley Fellowship. Please submit your application electronically to the SMH Vice President, Prof. John Hall of the University of Wisconsin, at jwhall3@wisc.edu. Applicants must submit:
• A cover letter with a statement describing how social media can benefit and be utilized by the SMH
• The applicant's CV
• Written confirmation from the applicant's adviser that he or she is a student in good standing in an accredited program.

The deadline for applications is 10 December 2017. The Grimsley Fellow will be chosen by a search committee comprised of the SMH Facebook and Twitter Management Team. Please contact Prof. John Hall at jwhall3@wisc.edu with any questions.


MARK GRIMSLEY SOCIAL MEDIA FELLOW
SOCIETY FOR MILITARY HISTORY

Job Description. The Social Media Fellow operates the Society's Twitter page and assists the rest of the Social Media Team with its duties including management of the Society's Facebook page, and Facebook group. The fellow advances the study of military history and diffuses knowledge by electronic means as an extension of print media and other professional contributions—book reviews, articles, conference events, etc. The Social Media Fellow reports to the Social Media (Facebook/Twitter) team and beyond that the vice-president.

Chief Responsibilities
1. Operate the Society's Twitter account: @SMH Historians.
2. Assist the Social Media Team with administrating posts, membership, and connections to the Society's Facebook page and group.
3. Manage the associated g-mail account for the Twitter page: smhhistorians@gmail.com
4. Draw information from reputable/peer-reviewed sources to publish in tweets and/or Facebook posts.
5. Promote online connections to other academic, historical, military, and professional organizations.
6. Communicate officially released news, opportunities, awards, and conference information from the Society.

Outreach
1. Maintain virtual/digital relationships with other organizations including, but not exclusive of: the American Council of Learned Societies, National Humanities Alliance, National Coalition for History, American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians.
2. Promote relevant tweets and Facebook posts of related organizations, independent scholars, and news agencies to foster reciprocal visibility.
3. Highlight Society-hosted events.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History

Every year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers ten $2000 research fellowships to active-duty Army officers engaged in research related to military history. Selection of the Fellows will be made without regard to rank, branch or affiliation with the USMA Department of History. Funds will be granted to those officers who are “actively engaged” in historical research and have the best developed plans for conducting significant historical work. Research should be in pursuit of a graduate degree or scholarly publication. Officers may reapply annually.

Among the winners of the 2017 awards were three current, two past, and three future members of the Department of History at West Point. Those in the department at the time the awards were announced were: LTC Casey Doss, MAJ Brendan Griswold, and MAJ Greg Hope. The Department alumni, LTC Steven Barry and LTC Jason Warren, applied from their positions as a strategic planner on the Joint Staff and at the AWC, respectively. Captains Dennis Alfin and Kathleen Alfin applied from graduate school at Wisconsin, while CPT Claudio Innocenti did so from Kansas State University. Other winners included students at CGSC and the AWC, and an officer conducting independent research in the Operations Group at the NTC.

The projects supported included Native American combat methods and skills from the 17th to the 19th century, connections between masculinity and military service in GAR and MOLLUS, early twentieth-century Liberian Frontier Force Soldiers under U.S. Army officer leadership, how the Italian army reformed after Caporetto, the deployment of Army combat divisions to Germany during the 1950s, civil-political-military dynamics during the WWII Allied campaign in North Africa, the role of U.S. Army Ground Forces training combat units during WWII, and the role of U.S. Army corps and Field Force commanders in Vietnam.

Who May Apply. U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the study of military history may apply for these fellowships. “Active engagement in the study of military history” includes research toward a Master’s degree or doctorate in military history or research toward a scholarly article or monograph in military history. The selection committee interprets “military history” in the broadest sense. Officers who have been awarded a fellowship in the past may apply again. In this case, the officer should indicate the receipt of the previous grant and how it was employed.

How To Apply. Officers meeting the criteria above should apply to Professor Samuel Watson, Chair, Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996, or electronically to samuel.watson@usma.edu . The committee prefers electronic applications. Applications should include the name, rank, phone number, and duty position of the applicant, the objective of the proposed research, status of research to date, methodology to be used, a specific statement of needs for funding, and a proposed method of publishing or disseminating the results of the research. Additional materials that will assist the committee in evaluating the application may also be submitted: letters of recommendation are recommended. Whether published or presented, results will include a reference that research was funded (either fully or partially) by the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowship. Applications are due to the committee by 1 January 2018.

Selection of Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows. The Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee shall consist of current or former members of the Department of History of the United States Military Academy appointed by the Professor and Head, Department of History, United States Military Academy. The committee will recommend a slate of ten proposed Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows to the Directors of the Omar Nelson Bradley Foundation by 15 January 2018 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2018.

Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2018):
Name, rank, duty position, contact information
Objective of the proposed research
Methodology
Status of research to date
Itemized cost estimate
Proposed method of disseminating research results

Suggested Additional Application Items:
Letters of Recommendation (preferably academic)
Academic Transcripts
Writing Samples or Manuscripts
ORB
Curriculum Vitae

Application Timeline:
Applications due to the Committee no later than 1 January 2018.
Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2018.
Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2018.

Send Application Materials to:
Professor Samuel Watson
United States Military Academy
Department of History
Suite 251, Building 601
West Point, NY 10996

Or electronically to samuel.watson@usma.edu
The committee prefers electronic applications.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Research Historian
This position reports to the Senior Director of Research and History in the newly established Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National World War II Museum and is responsible for serving as the primary researcher into relevant military records and related documents in order to collect content for the Museum’s permanent and special exhibits, public programs, and online educational initiatives. Job responsibilities include acting as lead executor of the new research services project, acting as liaison with national and international archival facilities to help meet our information requirements, and providing extensive background research for all Institute educational activities and Museum exhibits.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree (required) in history, museum science or related field and a minimum of two years experience in historical research, preferably within a museum, archive, or historical society environment. Candidates with additional research languages relevant to our mission are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, a demonstrated knowledge of WWII-era history is required. Finally, exceptional written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills are a must.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/application-form or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
War and Society: The Department of History at Auburn University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in the history of War and Society, specializing in the United States, at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. The appointee will teach the Technology and Civilization core curriculum sequence, an upper-level undergraduate survey course in world military history, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the appointee’s specific area of expertise. Ph.D. in history prior to employment date is desired, but we will consider outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of their doctoral candidacy. Note, however, that appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the doctorate be completed by August 16, 2018.

To apply for this position, please visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com. Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample (such as an article or chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student and peer evaluations, if available), and to provide contact information for three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Michael Kozuh, Search Committee Chair, at mgkozuh@auburn.edu.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

The History Department embraces Auburn University’s commitment to increasing diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The search committee welcomes applications from candidates whose record of research, teaching, and/or outreach strengthens the department’s ability to offer diverse perspectives to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Graduate Students - The Tenth Mountain Division Foundation has just established a new scholarship. The Military History Scholarship is open to any graduate student (MA or PhD level) that is conducting a study that directly relates to "the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and affiliated units, from 1941 through the current active-duty actions, or to the post WWII contributions of these soldiers." The award is for $5,000.

The deadline is April 30.

The scholarship is #3 on this list: http://www.tenthmountainfoundation.org/?page_id=18


GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute will award a $3,000 grant to a graduate student in history or related field working on a dissertation in the area of Cold War history. The award is intended to promote innovative scholarship on Cold War topics. The Adams Center invites proposal in all subject areas—including international security affairs, military strategy, leadership, and operations. All periods of Cold War history are welcome. The prize is made possible through the generous support John A. Adams and George J. Collins Jr.

To be considered, graduate students must submit a brief proposal (prospectus) describing their doctoral research, a project timeline, and curriculum vitae with a list of references. Applications should be delivered, electronically, to the Adams Center at adamscenter@vmi.edu by 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Friday, March 2, 2018. Direct questions to Adams Center director Bradley Lynn Coleman.

Deadline for submissions: March 2, 2018

Submissions to:

adamscenter@vmi.edu

Questions to:

Bradley Lynn Coleman, Ph.D.
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
colemanbl@vmi.edu
540-464-7447

Or

Ms. Deneise Shafer
Administrative Assistant
shaferdp@vmi.edu
540-464-7338
Fax: 540-464-7246

Online at:
www.vmi.edu/adamscenter

On Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/acmhsa

Previous Recipients:

Kate Tietzen, “Iraq in the Cold War and beyond the fall of the Soviet Union, 1968–2003,” Kansas State University.

Susan Colbourn, “Defining Détente: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Struggle for Identity, 1975–1983,” University of Toronto, Canada.

Kuan-jen Chen, “U.S. Maritime Policy in East Asia during the Cold War era, 1945–1979,” University of Cambridge, UK.

Nathaniel R. Weber, “U.S. Military Assistance and Advisory Groups, 1945–1965,” Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Brett M. Reilly, “International Military Advising and the Armed Forces of the State of Vietnam and Republic of Vietnam, 1948–1975,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Fatih Tokatli, “Turkish-American Military Cooperation and Transformation of Turkish Military in the Cold War, 1947–1954,” Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.


RESEARCH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant.  This grant of up to $1,750 is designed to provide monetary support to unfunded independent researchers who are working on under-explored topics of military history.  Funded research is to be conducted at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pa. 
 
Funds to support a grantee’s research is calculated on the following basis – up to $1,750 to cover lodging and meals for any nights spent in the local area when conducting research, mileage reimbursement or airfare to USAHEC and an allowance for photocopying. Upon the submittal of vouchers and receipts, the Foundation will reimburse grantee for expenses related to research.
 
Grantees retain intellectual property rights for the materials develop as a result of this research.  The Foundation may use your name and likeness on our website and in promotional materials for the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Individuals interested in the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant should submit the applications packet that is available on the Army Heritage Center Foundation website at https://www.armyheritage.org/research/research-fellowships/ltc-john-william-whitman-research-fellowship.  Applications are due not later than March 1, 2018.