Jobs and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History

Each year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers $2000 research fellowships to up to ten 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. Officers who have been awarded a fellowship in the past may apply again. In such cases, the officer should indicate the receipt of the previous grant and how it was employed, including any publication (or degree thesis) to which it contributed.

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. The projects supported in 2018 included French generalship during the War of the Spanish Succession; the forced relocation of the Acadians during the Seven Years War; gender roles in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma; African American and Native American soldiers during the late nineteenth century; the Army’s “official” physical culture between 1885 and 1953; Army processes for identification, notification, and burial of dead; how the Korean War influenced U.S. policy in Vietnam from 1950-1961; III Corps during the surge in Iraq; and digital mapping of battles and sieges in Caesar’s Gallic Wars, to be published via website and Google Expedition.

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 strongly prefers electronic applications. These may consist of a single PDF or several documents.

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 the 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 especially recommended. ORBs and OMPFs are unnecessary. Applications are due to the committee by 1 January 2019.

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 2019 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2019.
Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2019):
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 Supporting Items:
Letters of Recommendation (preferably academic)
- Writing Samples or Manuscripts
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Transcripts -

Application Timeline:
Applications due to the Committee no later than 1 January 2019
- Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2019
- Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2019.

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 strongly prefers electronic applications.


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

Amount: $1,000
Closing Date for Applications: 15 March 2019
Send Application Materials To: nasohbradfordfellowship@gmail.com
Announcement of Award: 15 May 2019

The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one dissertation fellowship in North American naval and maritime history for 2019. 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 and maritime history are eligible, including:
- Naval topics include strategy, tactics, and operations; institutional development and administration; biography, personnel, and social developments; exploration, science, and technology; and policy and diplomacy;
- Maritime (including oceans and inland waters) topics include commerce, the environment, exploration, biography, societies, fishing, labor, shipbuilding and technology, navigation, oceanography, and travel.
Application Documents: Applications should include:
1). A completed and signed application cover sheet (the blank application cover sheet is available at www.nasoh.org);
2). Curriculum Vitae;
3). Copy of approved dissertation proposal;
4). Description of the status of the project (not over 1,000 words);
5). Brief statement of proposed use of the fellowship funds;
6). 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 2019 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 2019.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of History at the United States Air Force Academy seeks applicants for full-time renewable term appointments at the ranks of assistant Professor (3 positions) and associate professor (1 position).

Applicants for these positions should possess and demonstrate the capability to teach in one of the core (general-education) history courses offered to all USAF Academy students. The Department of History teaches core courses in both military history and world history. The selectee for these positions will also teach upper-division courses in their regional or area historical specialty. In particular, the department desires applicants with one of the following regional specialties: Russia/Eastern Europe; Africa; Latin America; or South, East, or Southeast Asia. Applicants with expertise in transregional, global, military, or world methodological approaches will also be considered. The selectees will also have responsibility for lesson planning and preparation, course instruction, grading, class exercises, exams, assessment, academic advising; and service on departmental and USAF Academy committees.

Note: Applicants for the position of associate professor should be qualified and prepared to assume leadership positions in the department. Experience and expertise in curriculum design, program review, and program oversight or management is highly desired. Applicants for the associate professor position may also apply for assistant professor of history vacancies, but they must do so through the separate assistant professor position listing.

Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching. Applicants will be assessed based on education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, quality of scholarship, and demonstrated service in an academic setting.

The minimum annual salary (12-month working year) for the position of associate professor is $98,470.00

The minimum annual salary (12-month working year) for the position of assistant professor is $79,513.00

The deadline for applications is 10 December 2018.

For complete details on the requirements for the position as associate professor of history, and to make an application, please go to the official announcement by following the link provided below: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509983700

Applicants can also access the official job announcement by visiting the USAJobs website at http://www.usajobs.gov and searching for USAJOBS Control Number 509983700.

For complete details on the requirements for positions as an assistant professor of history, and to make an application, please go to the official announcement by following the link provided below: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509997900

Applicants can also access the official job announcement by visiting the USAJobs website at http://www.usajobs.gov and searching for USAJOBS Control Number 509997900.

Please direct questions concerning these positions to either Dr. Chuck Steele (charles.steele@usafa.edu) or Lt Col John Clune (john.clune@usafa.edu)


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Arizona State University Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of History

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Job #12534) The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University (SHPRS) is pleased to invite applications for a full- time Clinical Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2018. This is a fiscal year (July 1 – June), benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position. The faculty rank of clinical professor denotes a scholar who has significant teaching experience and who, in addition to teaching in their area of specialization, is responsible for program administration. The position is annually renewable, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

The School seeks applicants committed to outstanding teaching, student-centeredness, and effective program administration. The successful candidate will serve as the primary faculty administrator for the online educational offerings associated with the School’s World War II Studies partnership with the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Those offerings include a Master’s degree in World War II Studies and a suite of non-credit continuing education courses.

The position’s primary duties include:
- Coordinating with scholars from the National World War II Museum and with faculty and staff from across Arizona State University to develop World War II-focused Master’s-level courses and public-oriented non-credit courses.
- Teaching foundational courses in the World War II Studies MA.
- In collaboration with Museum and ASU staff, managing all aspects of program administration, including student recruitment, enrollment, and advising, as well as program planning, curricular revision, and assessment.
- Advocating for the program internally and externally through service on appropriate committees, task forces, and other institutional and organizational bodies.
- Curating program information disseminated through the program handbook, websites, and publicity materials in coordination with Museum and ASU marketing staff.
- Engaging with the scholarship of online teaching and learning to ensure the production of high- quality educational experiences that align with best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Doctoral degree in History or a related field with an emphasis in the histories and cultures of World War II by time of appointment. - Evidence of successful teaching at the university level

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience teaching in an online environment
- Experience managing academic programs, curricula, and/or complex projects
- Ability to teach the history of World War II from a global perspective
- Track record of academic publishing and grant funding
- Ability to effectively communicate in multiple formats to diverse audiences (e.g., social media, conference presentations, K-12 outreach)
- Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and academic professionals
- Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application Instructions To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/54032, submitting a complete dossier which consists of the following: 1. A cover letter, not to exceed 1200 words, stating qualifications. 2. A CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (if ABD, the CV must include information concerning which requirements in the candidate’s doctoral program have been completed, and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements). 3. Three professional references (names and email addresses). 4. Evidence of successful teaching.

The applicant’s last name should appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the dossier. The cover letter can be addressed to Penelope Adams Moon, Search Committee Chair.

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at penelope.moon@asu.edu.

Application deadline is October 18, 2018 at 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If not filled, completed applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.


ACLS FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT
We are pleased to announce that the 2018-19 ACLS fellowship and grant competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers programs that promote research in all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences and that support scholars from the graduate student level through all stages of the academic career, as well as independent scholars. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

Application deadlines vary by program:
 
September 26, 2018
ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes joint and named awards)
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships – New in 2018-19
 
October 24, 2018
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships – New in 2018-19
 
November 7, 2018
Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society (grants for planning meetings, workshops, and conferences) 
 
November 14, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
 
January 9, 2019
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
 
January 2019 (date TBA)
ACLS Digital Extension Grants – pending renewal of funding

March 2019 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
 
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2017-18 competition year, ACLS awarded over $24 million to more than 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at www.acls.org/fellows/new. The 2018-19 season promises to be equally successful!
 
Contact: fellowships@acls.org


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new initiative to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities. The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support humanities scholars who seek to partner with nonacademic organizations in their research and encourage innovation in doctoral education at their universities.
 
Inspired by the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which demonstrates the dynamic value of doctoral education by placing recent humanities PhDs in top nonprofit and government organizations, the Scholars & Society program will encourage faculty to explore connections between humanities research and broader society while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. The fellowships also provide resources and training that will enable fellows to incorporate best practices of public scholarship into doctoral education on their campuses. ACLS developed the program in consultation with academic and nonprofit leaders with extensive experience in the realm of publicly engaged scholarship.  

“Just as ACLS strives to increase funding for core humanities research through a variety of fellowship and grant programs, we also recognize the urgent need to promote the broader circulation of that knowledge across all sectors of society,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We look forward to supporting scholars who can be ambassadors for the humanities beyond their campus communities, and who will instill an ethos of reflective public engagement in their scholarship for years to come.”      

The fellowships are open to faculty who hold tenured positions in PhD-granting departments or programs at universities in the United States. In the pilot year of the program, ACLS will award 12 fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000, plus funds for research, travel, and related project and hosting costs.

The goal of the fellowship year should be a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue in society, such as democratic governance; technological change; racism and inequality; environmental change; economic exclusion; or migration and immigration, to name just a few possibilities. Fellows will select host organizations based on their capacity to advance their research.

Fellows will participate in two workshops over the course of the fellowship year. These workshops will encourage collaboration between scholars and organizations engaged in public scholarship and will support institution-building efforts to train humanities faculty and doctoral students who are interested in developing research agendas that have purchase both inside and outside of the academy.  

Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program, including eligibility criteria and FAQ, is available online at http://www.acls.org/programs/scholars-society/. The application deadline is October 24, 2018.

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 $20 million to over 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.


OAH RESIDENCIES PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Information on the OAH's residencies programs is now available on the OAH website: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/

China: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/china/
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians is pleased to continue the teaching seminar in the People's Republic of China, sponsored by the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC).

Germany: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/germany/
Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH is pleased to continue the Germany Residency Program at the University of Tübingen. The resident scholar will offer a seminar on a U.S. history topic of his or her design to twenty-five advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

New! Funding from the University of Augsburg will also enable an extension of the program to the University of Augsburg in 2019.

Japan: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/japan/
In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the OAH cosponsors residencies in Japanese universities for American scholars.

Also, the 2020 Richard W. Leopold Prize announcement is available at: http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/richard-w-leopold-prize/
The Leopold Prize is given every two years to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography written by a U.S. government historian or federal contract historian.


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 8, 2018.

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; do not mail a hardcopy.