Jobs and Fellowships

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of the Air Force has an opportunity at Robins AFB, GA for candidates who have graduated in the last 18 months with at least 18 semester hours of History (acceptable degree level with be Bachelors or higher). The preferred candidate will have a BA or Masters in History with courses and interest in military or technology history. They are searching for an entry-level candidate that will shadow the current PhD lead historian at Robins AFB. The opportunity is a permanent appointment with hopes to create a succession pipeline for the current lead Historian who is retiring in the coming years. Relocation expenses will not be paid. This is a direct hire opportunity with no posting on USA Jobs.

The opportunities may require routine civilian deployments overseas to document the warfighter in real time. If selected, the employee may be required to deploy overseas to journalize the war and truly write real-time documentation to describe the war for generations to come. For deployments, the employee will be provided with various training sessions to prepare you for the areas. There is also additional compensation that will be applied each time that the employee deploys, depending on what location you travel to. The deployment rhythm for historians can be as frequent as every two years with a total tour time of 3-6 months overseas.

Interested candidates can email their updated resume/CV and transcripts directly to:

Molly Fore
Human Resources Specialist
Personnel Programs Branch, HQ AFMC/A1KK
(937) 656-2846
DSN: 986-2846
[email protected]


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, seeks to fill the position of (Assistant) Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy in the School of Strategic Landpower’s residence program with an annual salary between $75,597 and $98,093. This is a fulltime, long-term, civilian faculty position at the US Army’s most senior institution for professional military education. The Army War College educates the top echelon of US military officers of all services, US government civilians, and military officers from scores of foreign countries. It develops strategic leaders by providing a rigorous curriculum of theoretical and professional subjects, leading to a Master’s of Strategic Studies accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The person selected for this position will have a leading role in planning, administering, and teaching two primary core courses, Theory of War and Strategy and National Security Policy and Strategy; as well as other core and elective courses. Additionally, the selectee will engage in cutting-edge scholarship that advances knowledge in fields relevant to the curriculum and engage in service in support of USAWC missions. The position comes with a generous compensation package as well as with the many benefits of working at an innovative, vibrant, and collegial military educational institution.

For additional information, and to apply for the position, please visit our website at http://www.carlisle.army.mil/. On the menu bar, click “About Us” and then “Employment Opportunities” to find the “Assistant Professor of History” job announcement. Or, visit the USAJobs website https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505987400

Applications are due by 17 September 2018. Finalists for the position will be invited to the Army War College for a visit that includes an interview with the search committee, presentation to the faculty, meetings with faculty and administrators, and a tour of the campus.

A talented, committed, and diverse faculty is our most important resource in educating the nation’s future strategic leaders. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with the full range of fair employment practices and non-discrimination laws. Federal law dictates that the position may be offered to US citizens only.


ACLS FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT
We are pleased to announce that the 2018-19 ACLS fellowship and grant competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers programs that promote research in all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences and that support scholars from the graduate student level through all stages of the academic career, as well as independent scholars. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

Application deadlines vary by program:
 
September 26, 2018
ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes joint and named awards)
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships – New in 2018-19
 
October 24, 2018
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 & Society Fellowships – New in 2018-19
 
November 7, 2018
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) 
 
November 14, 2018
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 9, 2019
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
 
January 2019 (date TBA)
ACLS Digital Extension Grants – pending renewal of funding

March 2019 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
 
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. In the 2017-18 competition year, ACLS awarded over $24 million to more than 350 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at www.acls.org/fellows/new. The 2018-19 season promises to be equally successful!
 
Contact: [email protected]


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new initiative to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities. The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support humanities scholars who seek to partner with nonacademic organizations in their research and encourage innovation in doctoral education at their universities.
 
Inspired by the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which demonstrates the dynamic value of doctoral education by placing recent humanities PhDs in top nonprofit and government organizations, the Scholars & Society program will encourage faculty to explore connections between humanities research and broader society while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. The fellowships also provide resources and training that will enable fellows to incorporate best practices of public scholarship into doctoral education on their campuses. ACLS developed the program in consultation with academic and nonprofit leaders with extensive experience in the realm of publicly engaged scholarship.  

“Just as ACLS strives to increase funding for core humanities research through a variety of fellowship and grant programs, we also recognize the urgent need to promote the broader circulation of that knowledge across all sectors of society,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We look forward to supporting scholars who can be ambassadors for the humanities beyond their campus communities, and who will instill an ethos of reflective public engagement in their scholarship for years to come.”      

The fellowships are open to faculty who hold tenured positions in PhD-granting departments or programs at universities in the United States. In the pilot year of the program, ACLS will award 12 fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000, plus funds for research, travel, and related project and hosting costs.

The goal of the fellowship year should be a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue in society, such as democratic governance; technological change; racism and inequality; environmental change; economic exclusion; or migration and immigration, to name just a few possibilities. Fellows will select host organizations based on their capacity to advance their research.

Fellows will participate in two workshops over the course of the fellowship year. These workshops will encourage collaboration between scholars and organizations engaged in public scholarship and will support institution-building efforts to train humanities faculty and doctoral students who are interested in developing research agendas that have purchase both inside and outside of the academy.  

Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program, including eligibility criteria and FAQ, is available online at http://www.acls.org/programs/scholars-society/. The application deadline is October 24, 2018.

Contact: [email protected]
 
The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS will award more than $20 million to over 350 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.


OAH RESIDENCIES PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Information on the OAH's residencies programs is now available on the OAH website: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/

China: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/china/
Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians is pleased to continue the teaching seminar in the People's Republic of China, sponsored by the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC).

Germany: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/germany/
Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the OAH is pleased to continue the Germany Residency Program at the University of Tübingen. The resident scholar will offer a seminar on a U.S. history topic of his or her design to twenty-five advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

New! Funding from the University of Augsburg will also enable an extension of the program to the University of Augsburg in 2019.

Japan: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/japan/
In cooperation with the Japanese Association for American Studies, the OAH cosponsors residencies in Japanese universities for American scholars.

Also, the 2020 Richard W. Leopold Prize announcement is available at: http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/richard-w-leopold-prize/
The Leopold Prize is given every two years to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal government, documentary histories, or biography written by a U.S. government historian or federal contract historian.


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 8, 2018.

For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/world-politics-statecraft-fellowship

Please submit your application to [email protected]; do not mail a hardcopy.


GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
In partnership with the Fondation Napoléon in Paris, the Massena Society is pleased to sponsor one of the annual research grants (bourse) awarded by the Fondation for Ph.D. research on Napoleonic subjects of the First or Second Empire. The successful applicant will receive a grant of 7500€.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be full-time graduate students in an accredited graduate doctoral program with an approved dissertation topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the Napoleonic eras, including both the First and Second Empire. Students should be in their first year of research after qualifying examinations.

Submission Guidelines
Applications must be received by August 30, 2018. Details of the application may be found at: http://en.fondationnapoleon.org/activities-and-services/furthering-research/research-grants/.

Complete the application in French and submit all required documents and your curriculum vitae as email attachments to Dr. Alex Grab, [email protected]. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please email the Massena Society webmaster at [email protected]. The Massena Society will forward their candidate to the Fondation by September 30, 2018, and notify applicants of their preliminary selection. Final announcement of the award will be made after endorsement of the Massena Society’s proposed candidate by the Fondation Napoléon Research Grant Jury meeting in November 2018.

What Is Expected of Fellows
While the Ph.D. dissertation may be written in English, non-French speaking applicants must agree to spend half of the grant award either on research work in France or on French language instruction if the candidate has no French (receipts will be requested). The successful candidate will then be invited to the award ceremony in Paris in December 2018. As a condition of support, the recipient must recognize this award in their curriculum vitae as the “Masséna Society-Fondation Napoléon bourse” and acknowledge the support of the Masséna Society and the Fondation in any publications resulting from this sponsored research.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
MASSÉNA SOCIETY DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

The Masséna Society is pleased to offer five Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards for academic year 2018-2019. The winners will receive an award of $2,000.00 for doctoral dissertation research on a topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Fellows will qualify for another $500 award to present their findings as part of a special Masséna Society panel at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era or the Society for Military History conference. Fellows may present at other nationally recognized scholarly conferences with board approval.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be full-time graduate students in an accredited graduate doctoral program with an approved dissertation topic in diplomatic, political, economic, and military history of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras. Individuals who receive a Fondation Napoléon bourse in 2018 are ineligible to receive a Dissertation Research Fellowship in this cycle.

Submission Guidelines
Applications should include a three-page, double-spaced proposal outlining research goals, methodology, and research budget; curriculum vitae; and a letter of support from the dissertation advisor. The proposal should demonstrate a sound knowledge of the historiography, a realistic research plan, and an overall promise of making an important contribution to the field. The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2018.

Applicants should send proposals and curriculum vitae as email attachments to Dr. Alex Grab, [email protected]. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please email the Massena Society webmaster at [email protected]. Advisors should send confidential letters of support in a separate email attachment to the Chairman also at [email protected]. The winner will be announced on or about 15 October 2018.

What Is Expected of Fellows
As a condition of support, recipients must agree to present a conference paper of 10-12 pages to be presented at either the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era or the Society for Military History annual meeting the subsequent year. The additional $500 grants for conference travel will be awarded upon presentation of the conference paper. Recipients may present at a different scholarly academic conference with board approval.

Furthermore, the recipient must recognize this award in their curriculum vitae as the “Masséna Society Dissertation Fellow” and acknowledge the support of the Masséna Society in any publications resulting from this sponsored research. The Fondation Napoléon has offered to publish successfully presented papers of Masséna Society Dissertation Fellows in their online peer-reviewed journal, Napoleonica: La Revue, if they are of sufficient quality to warrant publication.


FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.

The purpose of the grant is to support the researching and writing of a single-authored book in the above subject areas. An edited volume or a series of articles / essays will NOT be considered.

The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each.

The deadline is June 15, 2018.

For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/.

Please submit your application to [email protected]; do not mail a hardcopy.