Jobs and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each. The deadline is June 23, 2017.

For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/.

Please submit your application to strategyfellows@srf.org; do not mail a hardcopy.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The mission of the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) is to accurately collect, preserve, interpret, and express the Army's history and material culture to more broadly educate and develop our force, the military profession, and the nation. The Histories Directorate researches, writes, and publishes historical books and monographs. The Field Programs Directorate is responsible for the Army’s lineage and honors program, oversight of field history throughout the Army, and historical services in support of Headquarters Department of the Army. The Museums Division oversees the Army field museums and its national collections. The Institute of Heraldry provides heraldic support to all elements of the Federal government. Graduate research assistants will be assigned to one of these four directorates, but primarily Histories and Field Programs.  The basic service objective is to provide timely and accurate historical support to the various directorates within CMH. In addition, the graduate research assistant program raises awareness of CMH and Army history in the academic community, increases the quality and quantity of external scholarship devoted to Army history, and creates a pool of doctoral graduates with relevant experience and expertise that enhances CMH’s ability to select well-qualified individuals when filling future civil service or contract billets. Graduate research assistant support services to Histories Directorate include conducting archival research for book projects, creating bibliographies, reviewing footnotes for proper content and format, gathering and captioning illustrations, creating indexes, and researching and writing short monographs. Services to Field Programs Directorate include assisting with preparation for and conduct of oral histories, researching and preparing lineage and honors certificates, researching and writing information papers, and answering historical inquiries. Services to Museums Directorate include researching the history related to artifacts and developing written content in support of museums exhibits. Graduate research assistant support also includes researching and writing historical content for Army History magazine and the CMH web site, and providing support to commemorative programs. A) At a minimum, have passed comprehensive or general exams in a PhD history program, with field of emphasis in military, diplomatic, American, or another field relevant to Army history. B) Obtained significant background and experience in the history of the United States’ national security policy, conflicts, or military forces/DOD, as evidenced by courses taken or research projects/papers related to those subjects. C) Experience in conducting research in major archives, as evidenced by the sources used in research and writing projects. D) Possess effective communication skills as evidenced by writing projects, such as master’s thesis or graduate level research papers, as well as public speaking experience as evidenced by presentations at scholarly conferences or work as a teaching assistant.) Must have the ability to obtain a Secret clearance (i.e. are U.S. citizens and have no issues such as criminal or illegal substance use that will unreasonably delay processing for a clearance). Salary Dependent on Experience It is the policy of DCS to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.  DCS does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law.  DCS also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees. APPLY: Please visit the DCS website at www.webdcs.com; Employment; Current Openings; Graduate Research Assistant or go to:  http://digitalconsulting.catsone.com/careers/

Posted March 7, 2017.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Genealogy Researcher Institute for the Study of War and Democracy The National WWII Museum

Genealogy Researcher. The National World War II Museum is hiring a Genealogy Researcher responsible for finding and contacting individuals to support active cases of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The position will assist with DPAA efforts to inform the families of the missing and locate, recover, and identify remains of missing military personnel by providing genealogy research to uncover family members and descendants. The objective of this effort is to locate, assess, and copy pertinent historical material relating to the fallen service members, while also providing contact information and follow-up so that these contemporaries can aid DPAA’s scientific procedures to confirm the identities of the remains of missing military personnel. The position will seek out online resources, interpersonal networks, family members and relatives, and other resources as necessary. The position will also be an integral part of The National World War II Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum's mission of informing the public on the role of the U.S. citizen-soldier in World War II.

The qualified candidate will possess genealogy certification. For those already certified, an M.A. degree in history will serve as a preferred qualification. Demonstrated experience of genealogical research and interpersonal networking skills are desired, as is demonstrated experience in the historical interview process and World War II-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.

The National World War II Museum is one of the nation’s premier historical museums and cultural institutions. Located in the vibrant Warehouse/Arts District in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world--why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

Posted March 6, 2017


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Special Projects Historian Institute for the Study of War and Democracy The National WWII Museum

Special Project Historian. The National World War II Museum is hiring a Special Project Historian responsible for providing research to support active cases of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Under the supervision of Museum staff and working with DPAA, the position will undertake historical research to better inform the families of the missing and to help locate, recover, and identify the remains of missing military personnel. This effort will be accomplished by vetting, developing relationships, and then working with museums, archives, reunion groups, relatives, and others to provide information that will aid DPAA’s research, outreach, and identification procedures. The position will also be an integral part of The National World War II Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum's mission of informing the public on the role of the U.S. citizen-soldier in World War II.

The qualified candidate will possess the Ph.D. degree in history; have demonstrated experience of historical research in archives, collections (both online and physical), and other cultural institutions; demonstrated experience in the historical interview process; and demonstrated knowledge of World War II-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.

The National World War II Museum is one of the nation’s premier historical museums and cultural institutions. Located in the vibrant Warehouse/Arts District in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world--why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/employment/ or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

Posted March 6, 2017


RESEARCH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
State Historical Society of Iowa
2017/2018 Research Grants
 
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant pro­gram for the 2017/2018 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpre­tive writing re­lated to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previ­ously ne­glected topics or new approaches to or inter­pretations of pre­viously treated topics. SHSI invites appli­cants from a variety of backgrounds, including aca­demic and public historians, graduate students, and indepen­dent re­searchers and writers. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing work appropriate for publi­cation in The Annals of Iowa. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s schol­arly journal.
 
Applications for the 2017/2018 awards must be postmarked by April 15, 2017. Download application guidelines from our web site (https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/research-grant-authors) or request guidelines or further informa­tion from:
 
Research Grants
State Historical Society of Iowa
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City  IA  52240-1806
 
Phone: 319-335-3931
e-mail: marvin-bergman@uiowa.edu