Jobs and Fellowships

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Strategic & Security Studies, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budget approval. We are open to all methodological approaches, but we have a particular interest in traditional security topics, including military strategy and tactics, force planning, initiation and termination of conflict, alliances, grand strategy, military history, etc. We welcome applications from scholars in any relevant discipline, including history, political science, security studies, and international relations. Candidates who have demonstrated policy experience are encouraged to apply.

Full details can be found here.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
UNSW Canberra. a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, is advertising for a job in naval history. The appointment can be at varying levels depending on the experience of the successful applicant, and satisfactory performance in the contract period will result in an ongoing tenured position. Full details can be found in this linked announcement.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Rogers State University is advertising for an Assistant Professor of Military History. Full details and a link to the application can be found at https://rsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/1239.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS CHAIR OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for the position of Chair, National Security Affairs Department.

The U.S. Naval War College: The College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. The student body consists of members of all the Services, interagency civilians, and international officers. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Art Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Command and Staff and a Master of Art Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Warfare. The College is dual accredited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award certification in Joint Professional Military Education Phase I & II.

The National Security Affairs Department: The National Security Affairs Department educates strategically minded, critical thinking, ethical leaders capable of effectively communicating sound decision making in the joint, interagency, and multinational environments. The department educates students in contemporary security studies as a key element of the Naval War College Curriculum. The department employs a multi-disciplinary approach, synthesizing selected concepts from economics, political science, strategy, leadership, psychology, management, anthropology, and other related disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Chair of the National Security Affairs Department, working under the supervision of the Dean of Academics, provides leadership for all aspects of the Department’s operations including: curriculum development; academic outreach; engagement with the wider civilian and PME academic world; and faculty recruitment, retention, and development. The Chair oversees the preparation, review, management, and execution of the Department’s annual budget. The Chair is responsible for working closely with the College’s leadership, fostering and maintaining cooperative relationships with other departments and programs, and encouraging seamless integration across College departments.

Qualifications: The President seeks candidates who are successful, proven leaders in the academic world. A candidate’s accomplishments must merit appointment as a full professor at the College. An earned Ph.D. in one of the following fields: international relations, political economy, regional security studies, foreign policy analysis, U.S. foreign policy, leadership studies or a related field and a record of scholarly excellence are required. The successful candidate must have a strong background in teaching, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience leading and managing a diverse group of faculty. A highly desirable candidate should have strong team building skills and experience in developing innovative approaches to curriculum and teaching methodology.

The position requires that the successful candidate must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.

Appointment: The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 7478 as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that apply to “Excepted” appointments under Schedule A. For the successful candidate, the initial term of appointment is expected to be four years in length with provision for renewal dependent on performance. Expected start date is no later than summer 2018.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement saving plans (with employer matching contributions), paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Applications: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-17-31 and forward their application package to: nwc-17-31@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae (with names and contact information for three references). Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2017.

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 dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be emailed to: phil.haun@usnwc.edu. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS CHAIR OF STRATEGY AND POLICY DEPARTMENT

The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for the position of Chair, Strategy and Policy Department.

The U.S. Naval War College: The College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. The student body consists of members of all the Services, interagency civilians, and international officers. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Art Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Command and Staff and a Master of Art Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies for the College of Naval Warfare. The College is dual accredited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award certification in Joint Professional Military Education Phase I & II.

The Strategy and Policy Department: The Strategy and Policy Department educates strategically minded, critical thinking, ethical leaders capable of effectively communicating sound decision making in the joint, interagency, and multinational environments. The strategy courses are rigorous and challenging, designed to educate students to think strategically in a disciplined, analytical, and original manner in preparation for leadership positions. Students master the meaning of a wide range of strategic concepts. With intensive reading and seminar requirements, students undertake in-depth assessments of case studies involving all types of wars, critically analyzing decision making by strategic leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department, working under the supervision of the Dean of Academics, provides leadership for all aspects of the Department’s operations including: curriculum development; academic outreach; engagement with the wider civilian and PME academic world; and faculty recruitment, retention, and development. The Chair oversees the preparation, review, management, and execution of the Department’s annual budget. The Chair is responsible for working closely with the College’s leadership, fostering and maintaining cooperative relationships with other departments and programs, and encouraging seamless integration across College departments.

Qualifications: The President seeks candidates who are successful, proven leaders in the academic world. A candidate’s accomplishments must merit appointment as a full professor at the College. An earned Ph.D. in one of the following fields: international relations, international security affairs, regional studies, war studies, diplomatic and international history, naval or military history or a related field and a distinguished record of scholarly excellence are required. The successful candidate must have a strong background in teaching, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience leading and managing a diverse group of faculty. A highly desirable candidate should have strong team building skills and experience in developing innovative approaches to curriculum and teaching methodology.

The position requires that the successful candidate must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.

Appointment: The appointment is governed by provisions of 10 USC 7478 as delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, and the regulations of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that apply to “Excepted” appointments under Schedule A. For the successful candidate, the initial term of appointment is expected to be four years in length with provision for renewal dependent on performance. Expected start date is no later than summer 2018.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive and is accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement saving plans (with employer matching contributions), paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with Department of the Navy Faculty Schedule.

Applications: Applicants must reference VA#NWC-17-30 and forward their application package to: nwc-17-30@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae (with names and contact information for three references). Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2017.

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 dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be emailed to: phil.haun@usnwc.edu. The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Tenure Track or Tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, 20th Century U.S. or European Military History
 
The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level with areas of specialty in 20th century U.S. or European military history. Additional information about the Department and the Military History Center may be found at http://history.unt.edu and http://history.unt.edu/department/military-history-center.
 
Responsibilities include conducting a vigorous research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate training, and serving on departmental committees. The successful candidate will direct graduate research, be an integral part of UNT’s Military History Center, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, a research concentration in 20th century U.S. or European military history, be able to supervise graduate students doing masters and doctoral work on a wide variety of topics in 20th-21st century military history and to offer intensive graduate and undergraduate courses on the Second World War and US and/or European military conflicts in Asia, the Pacific, North Africa, or the Middle East. Candidates for a tenured position are expected to have significant scholarly achievements as demonstrated by an outstanding record of publication of articles and books, an established reputation in the field, documented evidence of teaching excellence, broad command of the literature in both traditional operational and the new military history/war and society and ability to address multiple dimensions of war and military power including operational military history in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential in the above areas as seen in their academic training, conference papers, publications and work in progress.
 
UNT is a Class I‐Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNT‐System, has over 37,000 students and over 6,500 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 31 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States, European and Military History. All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of names and contact information of three references, unofficial academic transcripts, statement of research interests, one writing sample (maximum fifty pages), and sample syllabi for two undergraduate and two graduate courses. Short-listed candidates will be requested to submit at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2017 and continue until the position is closed.
 
The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
Greetings from ACLS!
 
We are pleased to announce that the 2017-18 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

Application deadlines vary by program:
 
September 27, 2017
ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several joint and named awards)
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
 
October 25, 2017
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
 
November 2, 2017
African Humanities Program
 
November 8, 2017
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) – pending renewal of funding
 
November 15, 2017
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 10, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
 
March 2018 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
 
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2016-17 competition year, ACLS awarded over $20 million to more than 325 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at www.acls.org/fellows/new. The 2017-18 season promises to be equally successful!


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.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator/Research Assistant to join the International Security Program to provide administrative and research support and assist in managing projects. She/he reports to Mark Moyar, Senior Fellow and Director, Project on Military and Diplomatic History. The part-time position would involve working 80 hours per month and include eligibility for CSIS benefits.

The full position announcement is at https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=228&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992276&company_id=17233&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=&bystate=&byRegion=&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=no&city.


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.


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 20, 2017.

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.