Jobs and Fellowships

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE SEEKS A POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH FELLOW STRATEGY & POLICY DEPARTMENT

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategy & Policy Department. The Strategy & Policy Department uses strategic theory, the history of war, and an examination of present-day conflicts to develop critical analytical skills for understanding the interrelationship of policy aims, strategy, and military operations. Additional details regarding the Naval War College and the Strategy and Policy Department curriculum can be obtained by visiting the Naval War College website at: https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/Strategy-and-Policy-Department.

Responsibilities. The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is an anticipated vacancy for a one-year appointment renewable by the Strategy and Policy Department for a second year. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall 0-2-0 load). Seminars in the common curriculum average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. In the other terms, fellows are expected to work on their own research and participate in the intellectual life of the department and college. Expectations are high in both teaching and research. Anticipated starting date is August/September 2020.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval/ Maritime History, or Military History or a related field is highly desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a secret security clearance.

Salary Considerations. Salary is $65,448 from the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule and a research travel stipend ($5,000). This compensation package is accompanied by a generous federal employee benefits package that includes health insurance with employer contribution, retirement savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.

Application Procedures. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-02 and forward their application package to: NWC-20-02@usnwc.edu. The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a research proposal, writing sample (no more than 50 pages in length), and up to three teaching evaluations (where applicable). Applications must be received by 20 March 2020. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. David Stone, Chair, Strategy and Policy Department at: david.stone@usnwc.edu.

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

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Palan Foundation National Army Museum Research Fellowship in Indian Military History

FURTHER PARTICULARS
Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

Selwyn College, in association with the National Army Museum London, invites applications for the stipendiary Palan Foundation NAM Research Fellowship in Indian Military History, tenable for three years from 1 October 2020. The successful candidate will conduct research into the military history of British India, broadly defined as the history of the British Indian Army, its personnel and its role in the life of British India, from the 18th century up to 1947. They will be expected to form close links with the NAM, using the latter’s collections as a basis for research and linking up with other relevant collections held in the UK, India and elsewhere. The successful candidate will also be expected to deliver lectures based on their research as part of the NAM public programme and to participate in relevant research seminars in the Faculty of History, Centre of South Asian Studies and elsewhere.

Candidates must be completing, or have completed within the last three years, a PhD degree; if not completed, it is anticipated that the successful candidate would submit before 1 October 2020. Candidates should demonstrate research expertise in their chosen field, the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals, and to create a coherent plan of research into British Indian military history for the duration of the fellowship. The prime duty of a research fellow will be to pursue research and they will be expected to provide a report on the progress of their research each year.

The initial pensionable stipend for a research fellow with a PhD is currently £19,789 rising to £21,514 in year 3. The non-incremental stipend for a research fellow who has not yet been awarded their PhD is currently £17,642.

Accommodation in college is provided for a single fellow, for which a charge (currently £130 per annum) is made. College flats, for which a normal economic rent is charged, may be available for research fellows with partners. We may decide in such cases to give the remission of rent in return for foregoing an office. Research fellows enjoy the same privileges as other fellows, which include seven free meals at the High Table per week, and small allowances for travel and other expenses incurred by fellows in connection with their research.

Candidates are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules. The application system can be accessed at https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2ffas_live%2f%3fcmp%3d4788%26ckck%3d292857982%26furl%3dselnampf.aspx&cmp=4788&ckck=292857982&furl=selnampf.aspx.

Applications must be submitted online by 14.00 on Monday 2 March 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid-March and will be asked to submit written work (c20,000 words) for assessment. It is expected that interviews will be held in mid-May 2020.


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.


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.


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.