Jobs and Fellowships
The Society for Military History seeks an Executive Director to act as its Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the overall administration and management of the SMH, including its financial affairs. The Society is a scholarly organization of over 2,300 members, drawing international membership from universities, professional military education institutions, military personnel, museums, archives, libraries, government history offices, and the general public. Specific responsibilities can be found in the SMH Constitution. Reporting directly to the President, the individual holding this part-time position works with the Society's Council to organize and call leadership meetings, provide support for its committees, lead and assess four paid employees' work, assume a key role in organizing the SMH annual conference, support the Editor in Chief for the quarterly publication of The Journal of Military History, fundraise, and manage a budget of over $500,000 per year, as well as items not specifically addressed in the constitution. In addition, the Executive Director represents, when necessary, the SMH at meetings of the American Council of Learned Societies, National Humanities Alliance, National Coalition for History, American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians.
The ideal applicant should have an advanced academic degree, recognize the diversity of the military history field and where and how our members work, have excellent administrative, management and leadership skills, and preferably be a current member of the Society. Institutional support for the executive director, either by direct sponsorship of a faculty member's work for the Society or through a course buy-out (paid for by the SMH), would be considered an asset.
Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three professional references. The committee will begin reviewing materials on November 1, 2022 and all materials must arrive by November 15, 2022.
Please send applications to:
Dr. Susannah J. Ural, Chair
SMH Executive Director Search Committee
Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi
The values of diversity, inclusion, and equity are inextricably linked to the Society for Military History’s mission of scholarly, instructional, collegial, and public engagement. Therefore, we are committed to supporting and sustaining an academic community that is inclusive, diverse and equitable for all, one in which civility and respect are fostered, and in which discrimination and harassment are not tolerated. The full SMH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy is available online.
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. The Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee consists 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. 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 original, archival historical research (which includes digital humanities research, and can include digital research in archival sources) and have the best developed plans for conducting significant historical work. Research should be in pursuit of a graduate degree or scholarly publication. 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 2023 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2023.
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, and can include digital humanities projects (the creation of databases, map collections, and the like).
The selection committee interprets “military history” in the broadest sense. Projects supported in 2021 included the U.S. Army Special Observer Group that laid the foundation for future Anglo-American cooperation in WWII; how concepts of race and identity affected U.S. Army Forces in Liberia during WWII; how cartography enabled Colonel Henry Bouquet’s 1764 expedition into the Ohio country; British coalition policy and strategy in the War of the First Coalition; the military, political, economic, and cultural consequences of the burning of the U.S. Capitol in 1814; how U.S. Army officers created an institutional culture based on protecting women during the Second Seminole War and the war with Mexico; U.S. occupation policy during the war with Mexico; Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign to mobilize and command a volunteer division in 1917; U.S. naval logistics in the Pacific during WWII; and an international history of the utility and legitimacy of military power at the United Nations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . The committee strongly prefers electronic applications. These may consist of a single PDF or several documents, but should be sent in a single email. Applications are due by 1 January 2023.
Letters of application should include:
- name, rank, e-mail address, surface address (we will need this to send your check if you are selected), phone number, and duty position of the applicant;
- the objective of the proposed research, progress of research to date, methodology to be used, a specific statement of needs for funding (for example, specific archives or collections to be examined, and costs expected to be incurred in doing so), and the proposed method of publishing or disseminating the results of the research. Note that microfilm, PDFs, or other downloads can be purchased with this funding.
- Additional materials that will assist the committee in evaluating the application may also be submitted: letters of recommendation, preferably from scholars (for example, thesis or dissertation advisers, or other scholars who have read your scholarship) and writing samples (of no more than chapter or article length) are recommended. Transcripts and curriculum vitae (for those working on a post-dissertation project) may be valuable. (You may also note any previous scholarly publications, or those under review or accepted for publication, in your application letter.) ORBs and OMPFs are unnecessary. Applications are due by 1 January 2023.
Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2023):
- Name, rank, duty position, contact information (including surface address)–
- Topic, scholarly value, and concrete objective (expected outcome—publication or degree) –
- of the research
- Methodology (particularly if digital, quantitative, or oral history, or otherwise not the usual
- written form) –
- Progress of research to date –
- Itemized cost estimate –
- Proposed method of disseminating research results (thesis, dissertation, article, chapter,
- essay in edited collection, etc.). Electronic publication is entirely acceptable, particularly for digital humanities projects, but the funding is not for blog posts or the like.
Suggested Supporting Items:
- Letters of Recommendation (preferably scholarly) –
- Writing Samples or Manuscripts –
- Curriculum Vitae (particularly for those working on a post-dissertation project) –
- Academic Transcripts
- Applications due no later than 1 January 2023 –
- Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2023 –
- Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2023 –
- Funding normally arrives in March, as a check to you.
Send Application Materials electronically to: email@example.com
Professor Samuel Watson
United States Military Academy
Department of History
Suite 251, Building 601
West Point, NY 10996
The committee strongly prefers electronic applications.
Maritime and Naval Studies Program Postdoctoral Associate
International Security Studies, Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale University
The Maritime and Naval Studies Program, directed by Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Global Affairs, will award one postdoctoral associate position, funded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, starting in January 2023. The Maritime and Naval Postdoctoral Associate must have completed their Ph.D. degree in a relevant field to begin the fellowship.
The Maritime and Naval Postdoctoral Associate is expected to use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on analysis of naval and maritime history that informs today’s most pressing international political-military challenges. The Maritime and Naval Studies Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who is conducting outstanding research and who would benefit from engagement with the intellectual resources of the Yale community, alongside other postdoctoral associates, pre-doctoral associates, and Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.
Working with the leadership of International Security Studies, the Associate will also assist in the development of a series of lectures, conferences, and other symposia that advance the field of maritime and naval studies and its significance to global affairs. Roughly half of the Associate’s time will be devoted to program development; the other half to their own scholarship.
The Associate will participate regularly in research colloquia on campus and will be granted opportunities to present their work. In consultation with the program director, the Associate may also teach course(s), if desired. The Associate is expected to be in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of International Security Studies at the Jackson School of Global Affairs. The Associate will have the use of an office on Yale’s campus.
Applications are due by October 18, 2022. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/113767
A minimum of $56,448, depending on experience.
A complete application includes:
· 1000-word statement including the research proposal and any other relevant experience
· Three letters of recommendation
· Two writing samples, e.g., dissertation chapters or journal articles
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
The Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy seeks a proactive and motivated historian to serve as its postdoctoral Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Research Partner Fellow at The National WWII Museum.
Full details at https://easyapply.co/a/c134b3fe-2130-40ed-b54a-f41c4378e4bb.
Twentieth Century U.S. Military History. The Department of History at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in twentieth-century U.S. military history, beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the advising and supervising of Masters and PhD students in both History and the interdisciplinary Security Studies program, offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise, and be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in U.S. military history.
The teaching load in the Department is currently two courses per semester. Kansas State University is recognized as a R1 Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the Department of History supports its faculty’s pursuit of a research regimen that is commensurate with that status. The candidate must have PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to https://careers.pageuppeople.com/742/cw/en-us/job/513754/assistant-professor
Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Krysko (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department of History at Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in History to begin August 2023. FUS is an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, located 24 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in American History or a related discipline at the time of employment. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and will support the Franciscan Mission of the University. Preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach the primary field of American History, with possible subfields in South Asian, Middle Eastern, military or diplomatic history.
To apply, please submit the following:
• letter of application,
• curriculum vitae,
• statement of teaching philosophy,
• statement of understanding of the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville,
• three letters of reference,
• and official transcripts.
All materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Kimberly Georgedes, Search Committee, via email@example.com. Review of completed applications begins October 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
For additional information, see https://www.franciscan.edu/HR/faculty-openings/. Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.
National Humanities Center
Residential Fellowships 2023–2024
Call for Applications
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars from all areas of the humanities with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are encouraged to apply.
Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 6, 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/?utm_source=fellowships&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=acls.
American Council of Learned Societies Announces Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship Program
New Program Will Support Early Career Scholars Pursuing Innovative Approaches to Dissertation Research in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships, a new program designed to support emerging scholars as they advance bold and innovative research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. The Dissertation Innovation Fellowship program will make awards to doctoral students who show promise of leading their fields in important new directions. The fellowships are designed to intervene at the formative stage of dissertation development, before writing is advanced, and provide time and support for emerging scholars’ innovative approaches to dissertation research – practical, trans- or interdisciplinary, collaborative, critical, or methodological. The program seeks to expand the range of research methodologies, formats, and areas of inquiry traditionally considered suitable for the dissertation, with a particular focus on supporting scholars who can build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable academy. “The energy, curiosity, and creativity of emerging scholars can make a dissertation project into scholarship that refreshes and helps transform our fields and disciplines,” said Joy Connolly, president of ACLS. “ACLS has long supported innovation in the scholarly humanities, including work that crosses traditional boundaries and opens new directions of inquiry. We are thrilled to partner with the Mellon Foundation to support graduate students and their advisors with this new initiative.” The program will seek projects that push the traditional approaches to dissertation research in new directions. The strongest applications will show evidence of thoughtful plans for engaging the sources, resources, scholars, and communities necessary to advance their projects. Fellows might design a year that incorporates intensive digital methods training, a short-term practicum with a think-tank or social justice organization to develop experience with applied methods, and/or site-based research involving community-engaged or collaborative approaches. Each awardee will receive a $40,000 stipend for the fellowship year, as well as access to funding for research, travel, training, and other professional development activities. The award also supports additional mentorship for fellows, offering a stipend for external mentors who can bring critical perspectives to fellows’ projects. ACLS will also facilitate cross-cohort networking among fellows and advisors. ACLS is launching the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship as it winds down its long-running Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF) program, which supported doctoral students in the final year of dissertation research and writing. Over the course of 16 competitions, the program provided funding to more than 1,000 promising scholars across a broad spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and interpretive social sciences and drew on the expertise of over 1,500 doctoral faculty as peer reviewers. ACLS looks forward to announcing a final cohort of 50 Dissertation Completion Fellows in the coming days. ACLS will build on the relationships established through the DCF program, as well as work on the future of doctoral education among our member societies, to support our ongoing advocacy for salutary systems change in higher education. ACLS will begin accepting applications for the new Dissertation Innovation Fellowship in July 2022, with an application deadline in late October 2022. ACLS will host a series of webinars over the coming months and through September of this year.
Learn More About the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship and Sign Up for Updates at https://www.acls.org/programs/mellon-acls-dissertation-innovation-fellowships/
The Charles Koch Foundation Foreign Policy Grants Team recently launched a new RFPs that will be of interest to SMH members. Their focus is primarily on supporting research with relevance to current U.S. foreign policy debates. All of these RFPs operate on a rolling basis and are open to scholars at all levels, including graduate students via their dissertation grants.
Foreign Policy - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/foreign-policy-research-grants/
Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/ending-endless-wars-in-the-middle-east/
The Future of America’s Alliances - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/the-future-of-americas-alliances/
Managing Relations with China - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/managing-relations-with-china/
Trade Policy - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/trade-policy-research/
U.S. Foreign Policy Dissertation Grants - https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/u-s-foreign-policy-dissertations/
While the Foundation anticipate these RFPs being open long-term, they do reassess their priorities on an annual basis. All open RFPs can always be found on this webpage: https://charleskochfoundation.org/partner-with-us/
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 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.