Jobs and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ronald Reagan Institute announces a new Postdoctoral Visiting Scholars Program for work that advances the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Scholars will be selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles. Proposals will also be judged on the likelihood of completion of a book manuscript during the fellowship period. In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each scholar will receive an additional $5,000 for research related costs.

See https://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan-institute/scholarship/reagan-institute-visiting-fellows-program/


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Lecturer, History

Essential Functions of the Position:
Teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses in History, both face-to-face and online.
 
Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American History
The School of Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking applications for a Lecturer position in U.S. history with a specialization in Military History/History of the American Civil War Era. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15). The anticipated start date is August 2020. Annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.
 
The lecturer will offer lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses in both face-to-face and digital formats. The candidate should be prepared to teach a full spectrum of courses, including lower-level American survey courses, an upper division course on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and a course on American military history. The position allows for the development of new or more specialized courses based on the candidate’s training and interests. The usual teaching load is 12 credits per semester (a 4/4 load), with the possibility of summer teaching. Lecturers at Arizona State University participate fully in shared governance and may have service duties.
 
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
 
New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.
 
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must:

  • At a minimum, have ABD status in American Military History or a related field
  • Have a record reflecting experience teaching at the postsecondary level.
 
Desired qualifications:
  • Completed Ph-D in American Military History or related field by time of appointment.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience in a field of military history.
  • Experience teaching both online and face-to-face courses.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations, including first generation and non-traditional students.
 
Located at Arizona State University’s vibrant West Campus, New College programs emphasize experiential learning that spans academic disciplines and encourages an appreciation for all forms of creativity, and each program provides study and exploration that fosters a deeper understanding of the diversity and interdependent nature of the human experience. More information about the College can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/. More information about the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies can be found at https://humanities.asu.edu/school-humanities-arts-and-cultural-studies.
 
Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as a model public university for the 21st century by fostering a student-centric approach, enhancing educational access, building excellence in teaching, research, and service, and by impacting our community, state, nation and the world. To do so requires our faculty and staff to fully reflect the diversity of our nation and the world.
 
ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
 
Deadline: February 17, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
 
Application procedure: Arizona State University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https:// apply.interfolio.com/73085
 
Requested materials: 1) a letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic background and prior teaching experience; 2) a teaching statement, which specifies the types of courses you anticipate teaching, 3) simple syllabi, 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of course evaluations, peer evaluations, pedagogically-oriented research, and/or participation in forms of university service that relate to teaching effectiveness; 5) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; and 6) the names and contact information for three references.
 
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, including a criminal background check, employment eligibility verification, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
 
Arizona State University 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. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at
https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.
 
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf . You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


FELLOWSHIP 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 academic 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.   Applicants interested in the grant should submit the attached applications, including a proposed project budget, to the Army Heritage Center Foundation not later than March 1, 2020.  Awarding of the grant will occur not later than April 1, 2019. 
 
For details visit: https://www.armyheritage.org/research/research-fellowships/ltc-john-william-whitman-research-fellowship.


FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED
Albritton Center for Grand Strategy – Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships

The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, is inviting applications to its residential fellowship program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The program will support one pre-doctoral and one post-doctoral fellow. The Albritton Center is particularly interested in scholars that are engaging with the fundamental questions surrounding grand strategy: How should the national interest be defined? What are the threats to the national interest? How should the United States use its power in response? Applications are invited from scholars of political science, history, and other relevant disciplines.

Fellows will be expected to be in residence at the Bush School for the duration of their fellowships (September 2020 - August 2021). They will be provided with office space and access to the resources of the Bush School and Texas A&M University.

The pre-doctoral fellow is expected to make substantial progress toward – and ideally complete – a dissertation during the fellowship. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to complete a manuscript for publication. The post-doctoral fellow is also expected to teach one course to Bush School students. Finally, both fellows are asked to write a short, policy-relevant piece while in residence.

Fellows will participate in Center activities, to include seminars, workshops, and conferences. They will work with an active community of scholars in international affairs, political science, history, and other disciplines at Texas A&M University.

Eligibility:
Applicants for the pre-doctoral fellowship must be pursuing a Ph.D. in political science, history or other relevant discipline. Applicants must pass all qualifying exams and advance to the level of candidacy prior to the start of their appointment.

Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have completed their PhD in political science, history, or other relevant discipline to begin the fellowship. Recent PhD recipients are especially encouraged to apply.

Award information:
The pre-doctoral fellow will receive a stipend of $39,000, as well as $5,000 in research funding. The post- doctoral fellow will receive a salary of $60,000 (payable monthly), as well as $10,000 in research funding. The post-doctoral fellow will also be eligible for the benefits package available to TAMU employees.

Application process:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, short writing sample (no more than 10,000 words), and a letter of recommendation (preferably by the applicant’s dissertation advisor) to bushschoolCGS@tamu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with those arriving by January 17, 2020 receiving priority attention.

Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/disability employer committed to diversity.


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
As digital humanities becomes more commonly accepted in the historical profession, some subfields’ scholars have been slow to adopt its methods. In particular, the field of military history, which is in some ways ideal for digital methods because of the depth of data available, has seen few innovative digital projects since the very beginnings of digital history with the Valley of the Shadow.

Structural and ideological barriers to digital work exist for many military historians, but lack of knowledge and training also play a part in military historians’ slow adoption of digital tools.

To discuss how to overcome those structural barriers, and to provide training in digital tools best suited to the analysis of military history, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media will run a two-week Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities from July 20-31, 2020. This institute, in connection with the NEH’s Standing Together initiative, will specifically focus on the opportunities and needs of military history, and as such, we will solicit participants who identify as military historians. During the two weeks of the institute, we will

  • Investigate how digital history has been able to widen the scope of historical inquiry, and how military history has benefited from this wider scope;
  • Teach participants how to create and customize humanities data sets from the vast amount of data that exists on military history;
  • Teach participants then how to ask questions of the data sets they have created and how to find the answers using digital tools;
  • Teach participants about two particular digital methods—visualizations and mapping—that we believe fit well into the military history framework; and
  • Train participants in how to manage a digital project from start to finish, including instruction on how to find funding, how to allot personnel resources; and how (and when) to publish their work on the Internet.

This institute is specifically designed to accommodate military historians from many professional spaces, including academics, service historians, cultural heritage professionals, and others.

Institute information
  • Location: George Mason University’s Arlington campus (easily accessible via DC metro system)
  • Dates: July 20-31, 2020
  • Funding: Thanks to the generosity of the NEH, we are able to offer every participant funding to cover travel to the institute as well as lodging and meals during the institute.
  • Childcare: Though we don’t have childcare subsidies, we are happy to help you find age-appropriate childcare in the northern Virginia area. (In other words, don’t let childcare be a barrier to applying!)

Participant information
If you meet the following criteria, we welcome your application to this institute:
  • You identify as a military historian, broadly construed, and you are actively working in the field;
  • You are interested in digital tools and methods but have little to no formal training;
  • You have a particular project in mind, as well as access to the sources for that project.

We will prioritize applications from these groups:
  • Historians in contingent positions;
  • Historians within government agencies;
  • Historians from traditionally underrepresented groups in military history;
  • Historians whose projects best fit with our emphases on data curation, visualizations, and mapping.

How to apply
Application deadline: January 24, 2020

Application materials - CV - Two- to three-paragraph statement explaining why you want to come to this institute and the specific project you have in mind. You need not have done any work on the project yet beyond simply thinking about it, but you should have a set of sources in mind for your project and a way to access those sources.

Application process: Send your application materials to Dr. Abby Mullen, project director, at amullen2@gmu.edu, by January 24, 2020.

Questions?
Email project director Abby Mullen at amullen2@gmu.edu or check the website at dmmh.rrchnm.org.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant

The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding to the U.S. Army Military History Institute for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to support on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on subjects that are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the USAHEC's holdings. Details about this year's fellowship (applications due 28 February 2020) can be found at https://ahec.armywarcollege.edu/ridgway.cfm.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Lieutenant Colonel Lily H. Gridley Marine Corps History Master’s Resident Fellowship

Purpose The Marine Corps History Division, as a component of the Marine Corps University, offers the Lieutenant Colonel Lily H. Gridley Marine Corps History Master’s Resident Fellowship. Funded by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the fellowship is designed to support graduate work on topics related to the operational and institutional history of the United States Marine Corps.

Topics of Study Topics of study may include organizational and administrative policies; strategy, operations, and tactics; doctrine; training; acquisition and procurement; command and control; intelligence; fires; maneuver; logistics; communications; and force protection. In the selection of proposals for funding, preference is given to topics that complement rather than duplicate existing projects.

Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be U.S. citizens and 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; (3) a letter of recommendation from their academic director that includes a statement approving the dissertation topic; (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 a whole product rather than a fragment). Applicants must have completed by September all requirements for the MA degree, except for the thesis.

Requirements during the Fellowship The fellow is required to reside in the National Capital Region and work daily at the Edwin H. Simmons Marine Corps History Center on board Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The fellow will spend 20 hours per week working on a directed project, with oversight from staff historians and archivists, with remaining time spent on his/her thesis. On designated dates of the division’s choosing, the fellow will provide periodic oral reports on his/her works in progress. The fellow also prepares a brief written report at the conclusion of the fellowship year. Upon completion of the thesis, the center requires deposit in its archives one copy of the complete bound dissertation.

Stipends and Access A stipend of $35,000 is provided throughout the year in payments at the start of the fellowship period. From this sum, the recipient must meet travel, housing, research tasks, and all other expenses in connection with the fellowship. Payments are made directly to the fellow upon receipt of certification from the parent academic institution that they are a candidate for the MA degree and authorized to become a resident fellow. In addition to the stipend, fellow will have access to the university’s and the division’s facilities and technical expertise as well as a work space and computer.

Applications In your application, please describe the specific focus of your topic. Applications and all supporting documents must be posted no later than 15 February; those emailed after that date will not be considered. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is emailed before the closing date. Email completed applications to: edward.nevgloski@usmcu.edu.

Evaluation and Selection The Marine Corps History Division conducts its evaluation of applicants on the basis of academic achievement, faculty and staff recommendations, demonstrated writing ability, and the nature and location of the proposed research. The awards are made based 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 by no later than 1 April.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Marine Corps History Doctoral Resident Fellowship

Purpose The Marine Corps History Division, as a component of the Marine Corps University, offers the General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Marine Corps History Doctoral Resident Fellowship to support pre- or postdoctoral study of Marine Corps history. Funded by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, this nine-month residential fellowship (August to May) is designed to support either dissertations or book manuscripts exploring the operational and institutional aspect of the Marine Corps past.

Areas and Topics of Study Topics of study may include organizational and administrative policies; strategy, operations, and tactics; doctrine; training; acquisition and procurement; command and control; intelligence; fires; maneuver; logistics; communications; and force protection. In the selection of proposals for funding, preference is given to topics that complement rather than duplicate existing projects.

Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be U.S. citizens and 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 qualifications by submitting the following: (1) official graduate school transcripts; (2) a proposed plan of research with timeline; (3) a letter of recommendation from their dissertation supervisor that includes a statement approving the dissertation topic; (4) two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications for the fellowship; and (5) a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (please submit an entire finished product and not a fragment). Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed by September 2020 all requirements for the PhD degree, except the dissertation. Postdoctoral applicants must have received their PhD within the last three years. 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 this fellowship may not accept a fellowship from any other institution for a period concurrent with the division’s fellowship.

Requirements during the Fellowship The fellow is required to reside in the National Capital Region and work daily at the Edwin H. Simmons Marine Corps History Center on board Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The fellow will spend 20 hours per week working on a directed project, with oversight from staff historians and archivists, with remaining time spent on his/her thesis. On designated dates of the division’s choosing, the fellow will provide periodic oral reports on his/her works in progress. The fellow also prepares a brief written report at the conclusion of the fellowship year. The fellow will also have the opportunity to prepare, offer, and teach an elective course on a topic in Marine Corps history at the University’s Command and Staff College and provide on-call lectures on select topics in Marine Corps history. Upon completion of the dissertation/book manuscript, the center requires deposit in its archives one copy of the complete bound dissertation/book manuscript.

Stipends and Access A stipend of $45,000 is provided throughout the year in payments at the start of the fellowship period. From this sum, the fellow must meet travel, housing, research tasks, and all other expenses in connection with the fellowship. Payments are made directly to the fellow upon receipt of certification from the parent academic institution that they are a candidate for the PhD degree and is authorized to become a resident fellow. In addition to the stipend, fellow will have access to the university’s and the division’s facilities and technical expertise as well as a work space and computer.

Applications In your application, please describe the specific focus of your topic. Applications and all supporting documents must be marked no later than 15 February; those emailed after that date will not be considered. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required documentation is emailed before the closing date. Email completed applications to: edward.nevgloski@usmcu.edu.

Evaluation and Selection The Marine Corps History Division conducts its evaluation of applicants on the basis of academic achievement, faculty and staff recommendations, demonstrated writing ability, and the nature and location of the proposed research. The awards are made based on merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation. The division will notify all applicants of the competition's outcome by a short notice or letter by no later than 1 April.


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.