Jobs and Fellowships
Mershon Center Post-Doctoral Fellowships in International Security
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies (https://mershoncenter.osu.edu) at The Ohio State University invites applications to fill two postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications are welcomed from scholars who have completed their Ph.D. or who expect to complete their degree by June 30, 2019. The term of appointment is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Successful applicants may apply for a one-year renewal of the fellowship.
The Mershon postdoctoral fellowships support research on national security in a global context. We understand international security from a wide range of perspectives, approaches, and substantive foci. Consequently, successful applicants may come from a variety of disciplines that engage international security broadly conceived. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose work explicitly integrates knowledge across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The Mershon Center provides an institutional home for campus-wide collaboration among departments, programs, institutes, faculty and students at The Ohio State University engaged in work pertaining to international security broadly construed. Activities include conferences, roundtables, and speaker series.
Fellows at the Mershon Center will pursue their own research and participate in the activities of the Center. Because fellows are expected to be fully integrated with the intellectual life of the Center, they must plan to physically reside in the vicinity of The Ohio State University. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $48,000, a $2,000 research fund, office space at the Mershon Center, and eligibility for university health insurance.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The Mershon Center will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2019. To receive full consideration, your application should be received by March 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 22, 2019. To apply, please send a C.V., a research statement, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: MRSHemail@example.com.
DISSERTATION GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
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 proposal in all subject areas—including international security affairs, military strategy, leadership, and operations. All periods of Cold War history are welcome. This year, the grant selection committee is especially interested in projects exploring George C. Marshall’s role in the making of early Cold War foreign and national security policy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Friday, April 5, 2019. Direct questions to Adams Center director Bradley Lynn Coleman.
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
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Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies invites applications for the endowed position of the Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies. The Mershon Center understands international security from a wide range of perspectives, approaches, and substantive foci. Consequently, successful applicants may come from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, communications, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, public affairs/administration, public policy, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines that engage international security broadly conceived. The successful candidate will make an active contribution to our interdisciplinary program of research and public outreach on national and international security issues. The Chair will be appointed jointly in the Center and as a tenured professor in another academic unit, and will have a significant reduction in teaching duties in order to support their research program.
The mission of the Mershon Center is to advance the understanding of national security in a global context. The center supports and encourages interdisciplinary research and intellectual exchange across The Ohio State University and in collaboration with other institutions around the world. Over the past two years the center has supported faculty and students from more than a dozen different academic disciplines.
A PhD is required for the position. Compelling candidates for the Chair will be rising or established scholars with widespread recognition and a distinguished record of publication and teaching related to issues of international security.
Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.8 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12808. Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the Mershon Center, please visit: mershoncenter.osu.edu. Questions or nominations may be addressed to Mershon Center Director Christopher Gelpi at email@example.com.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with differing abilities are especially encouraged to apply.
The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to announce the Robert L Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship. This grant of up to $1,500 is designed to provide monetary support to graduate students in good standing. 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 to the Army Heritage Center Foundation not later than February 28, 2019. Awarding of the grant will occur not later than April 15, 2019.
For details visit: https://www.armyheritage.org/2-site-content/554-ruth-fellowship.
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 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, 2019. 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.
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 (USAMHI) 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 Institute's holdings.
Who May Apply?
Anyone actively engaged in the study of military history may apply, to include research as part of a master's or doctorate program in military history (or a related field) or research toward a book, monograph, or scholarly article. The selection committee interprets "military history" in the broadest sense.
How to Apply:
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may only be submitted electronically and should include the required items listed below. Additional materials, also listed below, that will assist the committee in evaluating the applications may also be submitted.
When to Apply:
Applications are due to the committee by 28 February 2019 (EXTENDED DEADLINE!). Applications dispatched after 28 February will be considered the following year.
The Ridgway Committee consists of current or former members of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, or the U.S. Army War College appointed by the Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute. The committee will recommend a slate of recipients to the Ridgway Endowment Fund Board of Governors by 15 February 2019 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 1 March 2019.
Required Grant Application Items (must be dispatched by 28 February 2019):
*Application form (NOTE: Application form has changed.)
*Objective of the proposed research
*Status of research to date
*Summary essay of USAHEC holdings most likely to support proposed research
Suggested Additional Application Items:
*Letters of recommendation (for those enrolled in degree programs)
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The Director is the principal advisor to the President, MCU on all policy, professional, technical, and administrative matters pertaining to the US Marine Corps Historical and other Research Programs resident within the GRC. Moreover, the Director will also provide oversight and supervision of the Library of the Marine Corps and the MCU Conference Center. The incumbent reports directly to the President, MCU/Commanding General, Education Command. The position incumbent also serves as a member of the MCU Accreditation Leadership Team and the MCU President's Planning Council.
The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin is offering three opportunities that might be of interest to doctoral students or recent PhDs. Brief summaries follow, and more details are available in the linked websites.
Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft:
During this week-long seminar from July 14-19 in Beaver Creek, Colorado, participants will explore the relationship between historical insights and national security policymaking, led by senior scholars and former policymakers. This seminar is for current doctoral students in history, international relations, political science, and related fields. All expenses will be covered by the Clements Center. Applications are due February 11, 2019. For more information, please visit our website at:
The Clements Center offers pre-doctoral fellowships to advanced PhD students to live and work in Austin, Texas. Fellows will spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available here at the University of Texas-Austin. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, full use of UT-Austin facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. Applications are due February 4, 2019. For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.clementscenter.org/programs/predoctoral-fellowship
The Clements Center offers post-doctoral fellowships to recent Ph.D. recipients to live and work in Austin, Texas. Fellows will spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available here at the University of Texas-Austin. The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, full use of UT-Austin facilities, and office space at the Clements Center. Applications are due February 4, 2019. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.clementscenter.org/programs/clements-post-doctoral-fellowship
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR’s offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.
Full information at: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/stanton-nuclear-security-fellowship
The James C. Bradford Dissertation Research Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History
Awarded by the North American Society for Oceanic History
Closing Date for Applications: 15 March 2019
Send Application Materials To: email@example.com
Announcement of Award: 15 May 2019
The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one dissertation fellowship in North American naval and maritime history for 2019. The fellowship is named in honor of NASOH past-president Dr. James C. Bradford, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the field of American naval history.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of application and have an approved dissertation proposal on file at their degree-granting institution.
Topics in all periods of United States and North American naval and maritime history are eligible, including:
- Naval topics include strategy, tactics, and operations; institutional development and administration; biography, personnel, and social developments; exploration, science, and technology; and policy and diplomacy;
- Maritime (including oceans and inland waters) topics include commerce, the environment, exploration, biography, societies, fishing, labor, shipbuilding and technology, navigation, oceanography, and travel.
Application Documents: Applications should include:
1). A completed and signed application cover sheet (the blank application cover sheet is available at www.nasoh.org);
2). Curriculum Vitae;
3). Copy of approved dissertation proposal;
4). Description of the status of the project (not over 1,000 words);
5). Brief statement of proposed use of the fellowship funds;
6). The names and contact information for the dissertation committee chair and two other individuals asked to submit letters of recommendation.
Submission and Deadline: All application materials and letters of recommendations are due on 15 March 2019 and should be sent by e-mail with pdf attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection: Applications will be evaluated by a three-person committee of NASOH members and the recipient notified by 15 May 2019.
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/
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).
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.
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.