Jobs and Fellowships

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Norwich University is launching a new online concentration in Public History in September 2019. See the details at https://online.norwich.edu/academic-programs/masters/history.

We are also excited to announce several Merit Scholarships for worthy students in this new Public History Concentration in the online M.A. in History program. Recipients will receive awards of $4,200 distributed equally over the six seminars of the program. To continue receiving this support each term, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5.

For consideration of the Public History Concentration’s Merit Scholarships, please go to the web page above, and click on “Apply.” Then please submit your application package to the M.A. in History program, selecting the Public History Concentration. The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all application materials and select the recipients.

The deadline for these application submissions is Monday, July 29, 2019, for the September semester’s start date, or later on Monday, October 21, for the December semester’s start date. Questions can be directed to the Program Director Dr. David Ulbrich at dulbrich@norwich.edu, or to the Admissions Adviser whose contact information can be found on the web page.


GRANT COMPETITION
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 promotes innovative scholarship on Cold War topics. The Adams Center invites proposals in all subject areas—including international security affairs, military strategy, leadership, and operations. All periods of Cold War history are welcome. This year, having recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, 1949-2019), the Adams Center is especially interested in dissertations concerning Cold War alliances. 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, April 3, 2020. Direct questions to Adams Center director Bradley Lynn Coleman.

Deadline for submissions: April 3, 2020

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

Previous Recipients:
• Eric Perinovic, “Ex Machina: The F-104G Starfighter, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Origins of the Modern European Military Aviation Sector,” Temple University.
• Hosub Shim, “The Forgotten Army: A History of the Republic of Korea Forces’ in the Vietnam War, 1965–1973,” University of Kansas.
• 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.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce three new partnerships that reflect our commitment to supporting institutional efforts to increase the diversity of college and university faculty. Through the Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative, The City College of New York, Haverford College, and Temple University will each offer a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for promising early career scholars from historically underrepresented groups such as black/African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars. The institutions will appoint these fellows with the intent to promote them to Assistant Professors in tenure track positions at the end of the fellowship period. Support for ACLS’s Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 
“These three new partnerships each, in their own way, exemplify the innovative, high-quality postdoctoral opportunities that this program was designed to foster,” said ACLS program officer Valerie Popp. “Some plan to target a specific field that the faculty and institution see as a promising environment for more diverse voices, while others hope to create new pathways and processes for hiring faculty across campus. Alongside ACLS, our partners seek to help foster a more broadly representative generation of humanities faculty by recruiting historically underrepresented scholars as postdocs to propel their transition into the professoriate. These experiences also stand to enrich our ongoing conversation about the evolution of the humanities professoriate and the possibilities for programs like these to be transformative for scholars and institutions alike.”
 
These partnerships are the result of an open call for proposals ACLS issued in fall 2018 and represent an evolution of an initiative to learn more about the role of postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and their impact on the scholars who held them. For each partnership, ACLS will cover the cost of one two-year postdoctoral fellowship with a competitive annual stipend and benefits to be hosted within a department or center at the institution. The call for proposals continues with a rolling deadline.  ACLS looks forward to partnering with additional institutions that envision working intensively with individual departments that are committed to building a faculty body more representative of the diversity of our students and today’s curricular needs in their respective areas and in higher education, overall.     
 
For more information, see the program description or contact fellowships@acls.org.
 
The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS will award more than $25 million to over 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Military History – Adjunct Instructor
 
Park University is seeking online adjunct instructors for its Bachelor of Science in Military History.  Qualified applicants should hold a doctorate in military history or history and possess previous collegiate teaching experience. 
 
Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter and list of three references.  Materials and/or questions may be addressed to careers@park.edu, Attn: Dr. Debra Sheffer.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of young scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields by supporting the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of field work, archival research, and language training

The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.

The deadline is October 7, 2019.

For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/world-politics-statecraft-fellowship/.
Please submit your application to worldpolitics@srf.org.