Jobs and Fellowships

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of American history since 1865 with a research specialization in the United States military engagement in the wider world with global and integrative emphases. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including upper division courses on American history, the one semester US survey, and an undergraduate course in historical methodology. In addition to a cover letter, CV, and writing sample, please submit a 1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (The diversity statement is the “Applicant Document Other”). Applications due 1 January 2021. In accordance with University of Utah policy, any offer of appointment is contingent upon final approval of the President and Board of Trustees of the University of Utah.

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General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History

Each year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers $2000 research fellowships to up to ten 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.

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.

Who May Apply. U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the study of military history may apply for these fellowships. Reserve officers may apply, but preference will be given to individuals on active duty.  “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. 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.

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 . 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 2021.

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 2021 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2021.

Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2021):
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 2021 - Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2021 - Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2021.

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

The committee strongly prefers electronic applications.

Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for the Study of 10th Mountain Military History

Recently, the 10th Mountain Foundation partnered with the family of WWII veteran, Charles Murphy (86-I) to create our first endowed scholarship for graduate students in military history.

Applicants need not be 10th Mountain descendants, but they do need to be studying about the Division. and its related units.
This $5,000 scholarship granted once per recipient and celebrates the devotion to education that Charles Murphy and his wife Loyola brought following his return from Italy and his is 31 years of teaching and coaching.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that its 2020-21 competitions with fall deadlines are now open and accepting applications. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars at all stages of their careers, from the advanced graduate student level onward. ACLS invites applications from faculty on and off the tenure track as well as independent scholars.  Our peer review and award processes aim to advance inclusive excellence, and we welcome applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the academic humanities and from across the diverse landscape of higher education. Learn more about ACLS Fellowship & Grant Program application processes and eligibility criteria at

September 30, 2020, 9 pm EDT 
*ACLS Fellowships (in 2020-21, for nontenured scholars who earned the PhD within eight years of the application deadline)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 28, 2020, 9 pm EDT 
*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 and Society Fellowships

November 2, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies

November 11, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 16, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*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

December 4, 2020, 9 pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

December 15, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants 

January 8, 2021, 9 pm EST 
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

March 2021 (TBD)
*ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships for recent PhDs

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.


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