Jobs and Fellowships

The Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Research Fellowship

The Fellowship is offered to graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level history program at an accredited university or college located in the United States. The Fellowship is awarded annually to provide funding to support the awardee for a concentrated 3 week period of research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at the U.S. Army War College.  Funding for the award is graciously provided by AHCF Board Member, Christopher Gleason, in memory and to honor the service of family members Robert L. Ruth (World War II), and Robert C. Ruth (Vietnam).
Applications are due to the Foundation by February 28, 2018. Notification is provided to the recipient by April 1st. For more information and the application form, click or contact the Foundation at or call 717.258.1102.

Class of 1957 Chair of Naval Heritage:

The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Chair of Naval Heritage for a 10-month period over the 2018-2019 academic term. The successful applicant will possess a distinguished record of published scholarship in Naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field) and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The search committee will start reviewing the applications on November 13 until the position is filled.

To apply and for more details on this position, please visit

Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Naval Heritage:

The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Naval Heritage for a 10-month period over the 2018-2019 academic term. The successful applicant will possess a recent PhD in history, with a well-defined and focused on-going research project in naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field) and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The Class of 57 PostDoc will teach one class per semester of either American Naval History or a in the instructor's field. The fellow will also participate actively in the Department, especially as a resource for other instructors of naval/Marine Corps history. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 13 until the position is filled.

To apply and for more details about his position, please visit

Dr. Leo A. Shifrin Chair

Applications are invited to fill the Dr. Leo A. Shifrin Chair, a distinguished visiting professorship endowed by the Viola S. Shifrin Trust in 1997, for a 10-month period over the 2018-2019 academic term.  Holders of the Shifrin Chair are distinguished naval and military historians of any branch, specialty, or period who teach and pursue research while at USNA. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year undergraduate institution with a mission to prepare midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically for commissioning as officers in the naval services.  The search committee will start reviewing the applications on November 13 until the position is filled.

For more information about this position and how to apply please visit

The James C. Bradford Dissertation Research Fellowship in Naval History
Awarded by the North American Society for Oceanic History

Amount: $1,000
Closing Date for Applications: 15 March 2018
Send Application Materials To:
Announcement of Award: 15 May 2018

The North American Society for Oceanic History is offering one dissertation fellowship in U.S. naval or North American naval history for 2018. 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 history, including strategy, tactics, and operations; institutional development and administration; biography, personnel, and social development; exploration, science, and technology and science; and policy and diplomacy.
Application Documents: Applications should include:

  • A completed and signed application cover sheet (the blank application cover sheet is available at;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copy of approved dissertation proposal;
  • Description of the status of the project (not over 1,000 words);
  • Brief statement of proposed use of the fellowship funds;
  • 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 2018 and should be sent by e-mail with pdf attachments to:

Selection: Applications will be evaluated by a three-person committee of NASOH members and the recipient notified by 15 May 2018.

The Society for Military History (SMH) seeks a doctoral student in military history and who is a member in good standing in the SMH to fill its Mark Grimsley SMH Fellowship in Social Media. This position honors Dr. Mark Grimsley, Associate Professor of History at the Ohio State University, a widely published scholar and leading pioneer in military history social media and academic blogging. The Grimsley Fellow will serve a two-year term beginning January l, 2018, and receive a stipend of $2,000 per year from the SMH.

The Grimsley Fellow will join the SMH's Facebook and Twitter Management Team and act primarily to maintain the SMH presence on Twitter. Among other duties, the Grimsley Fellow will focus on posting abridged versions of notices that appear on the SMH Facebook Group, Facebook Page, and the SMH web site.

Any student of military history currently enrolled in a doctoral program — who is also an SMH member — is eligible for the Grimsley Fellowship. Please submit your application electronically to the SMH Vice President, Prof. John Hall of the University of Wisconsin, at Applicants must submit:
• A cover letter with a statement describing how social media can benefit and be utilized by the SMH
• The applicant's CV
• Written confirmation from the applicant's adviser that he or she is a student in good standing in an accredited program.

The deadline for applications is 10 December 2017. The Grimsley Fellow will be chosen by a search committee comprised of the SMH Facebook and Twitter Management Team. Please contact Prof. John Hall at with any questions.


Job Description. The Social Media Fellow operates the Society's Twitter page and assists the rest of the Social Media Team with its duties including management of the Society's Facebook page, and Facebook group. The fellow advances the study of military history and diffuses knowledge by electronic means as an extension of print media and other professional contributions—book reviews, articles, conference events, etc. The Social Media Fellow reports to the Social Media (Facebook/Twitter) team and beyond that the vice-president.

Chief Responsibilities
1. Operate the Society's Twitter account: @SMH Historians.
2. Assist the Social Media Team with administrating posts, membership, and connections to the Society's Facebook page and group.
3. Manage the associated g-mail account for the Twitter page:
4. Draw information from reputable/peer-reviewed sources to publish in tweets and/or Facebook posts.
5. Promote online connections to other academic, historical, military, and professional organizations.
6. Communicate officially released news, opportunities, awards, and conference information from the Society.

1. Maintain virtual/digital relationships with other organizations including, but not exclusive of: the American Council of Learned Societies, National Humanities Alliance, National Coalition for History, American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians.
2. Promote relevant tweets and Facebook posts of related organizations, independent scholars, and news agencies to foster reciprocal visibility.
3. Highlight Society-hosted events.

General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History

Every year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers ten $2000 research fellowships to active-duty 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.

Among the winners of the 2017 awards were three current, two past, and three future members of the Department of History at West Point. Those in the department at the time the awards were announced were: LTC Casey Doss, MAJ Brendan Griswold, and MAJ Greg Hope. The Department alumni, LTC Steven Barry and LTC Jason Warren, applied from their positions as a strategic planner on the Joint Staff and at the AWC, respectively. Captains Dennis Alfin and Kathleen Alfin applied from graduate school at Wisconsin, while CPT Claudio Innocenti did so from Kansas State University. Other winners included students at CGSC and the AWC, and an officer conducting independent research in the Operations Group at the NTC.

The projects supported included Native American combat methods and skills from the 17th to the 19th century, connections between masculinity and military service in GAR and MOLLUS, early twentieth-century Liberian Frontier Force Soldiers under U.S. Army officer leadership, how the Italian army reformed after Caporetto, the deployment of Army combat divisions to Germany during the 1950s, civil-political-military dynamics during the WWII Allied campaign in North Africa, the role of U.S. Army Ground Forces training combat units during WWII, and the role of U.S. Army corps and Field Force commanders in Vietnam.

Who May Apply. U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the study of military history may apply for these fellowships. “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 this case, the officer should indicate the receipt of the previous grant and how it was employed.

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 prefers electronic applications. 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 a 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 recommended. Whether published or presented, results will include a reference that research was funded (either fully or partially) by the Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowship. Applications are due to the committee by 1 January 2018.

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 2018 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 15 February 2018.

Required Grant Application Items (must be received by 1 January 2018):
Name, rank, duty position, contact information
Objective of the proposed research
Status of research to date
Itemized cost estimate
Proposed method of disseminating research results

Suggested Additional Application Items:
Letters of Recommendation (preferably academic)
Academic Transcripts
Writing Samples or Manuscripts
Curriculum Vitae

Application Timeline:
Applications due to the Committee no later than 1 January 2018.
Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than 15 January 2018.
Announcement of recipients approximately 15 February 2018.

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 prefers electronic applications.

Research Historian
This position reports to the Senior Director of Research and History in the newly established Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National World War II Museum and is responsible for serving as the primary researcher into relevant military records and related documents in order to collect content for the Museum’s permanent and special exhibits, public programs, and online educational initiatives. Job responsibilities include acting as lead executor of the new research services project, acting as liaison with national and international archival facilities to help meet our information requirements, and providing extensive background research for all Institute educational activities and Museum exhibits.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree (required) in history, museum science or related field and a minimum of two years experience in historical research, preferably within a museum, archive, or historical society environment. Candidates with additional research languages relevant to our mission are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, a demonstrated knowledge of WWII-era history is required. Finally, exceptional written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills are a must.

Interested candidates should apply online at or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

War and Society: The Department of History at Auburn University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in the history of War and Society, specializing in the United States, at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin August 16, 2018. The appointee will teach the Technology and Civilization core curriculum sequence, an upper-level undergraduate survey course in world military history, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the appointee’s specific area of expertise. Ph.D. in history prior to employment date is desired, but we will consider outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of their doctoral candidacy. Note, however, that appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the doctorate be completed by August 16, 2018.

To apply for this position, please visit Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample (such as an article or chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student and peer evaluations, if available), and to provide contact information for three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Michael Kozuh, Search Committee Chair, at

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

The History Department embraces Auburn University’s commitment to increasing diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The search committee welcomes applications from candidates whose record of research, teaching, and/or outreach strengthens the department’s ability to offer diverse perspectives to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Graduate Students - The Tenth Mountain Division Foundation has just established a new scholarship. The Military History Scholarship is open to any graduate student (MA or PhD level) that is conducting a study that directly relates to "the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and affiliated units, from 1941 through the current active-duty actions, or to the post WWII contributions of these soldiers." The award is for $5,000.

The deadline is April 30.

The scholarship is #3 on this list:

Rogers State University is advertising for an Assistant Professor of Military History. Full details and a link to the application can be found at

Tenure Track or Tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, 20th Century U.S. or European Military History
The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level with areas of specialty in 20th century U.S. or European military history. Additional information about the Department and the Military History Center may be found at and
Responsibilities include conducting a vigorous research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate training, and serving on departmental committees. The successful candidate will direct graduate research, be an integral part of UNT’s Military History Center, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, a research concentration in 20th century U.S. or European military history, be able to supervise graduate students doing masters and doctoral work on a wide variety of topics in 20th-21st century military history and to offer intensive graduate and undergraduate courses on the Second World War and US and/or European military conflicts in Asia, the Pacific, North Africa, or the Middle East. Candidates for a tenured position are expected to have significant scholarly achievements as demonstrated by an outstanding record of publication of articles and books, an established reputation in the field, documented evidence of teaching excellence, broad command of the literature in both traditional operational and the new military history/war and society and ability to address multiple dimensions of war and military power including operational military history in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential in the above areas as seen in their academic training, conference papers, publications and work in progress.
UNT is a Class I‐Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNT‐System, has over 37,000 students and over 6,500 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 31 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States, European and Military History. All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of names and contact information of three references, unofficial academic transcripts, statement of research interests, one writing sample (maximum fifty pages), and sample syllabi for two undergraduate and two graduate courses. Short-listed candidates will be requested to submit at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2017 and continue until the position is closed.
The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

Greetings from ACLS!
We are pleased to announce that the 2017-18 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at

Application deadlines vary by program:
September 27, 2017
ACLS Fellowships (the central program, which includes several joint and named awards)
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities specifically for liberal arts college faculty)
October 25, 2017
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
November 2, 2017
African Humanities Program
November 8, 2017
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) – pending renewal of funding
November 15, 2017
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 10, 2018
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
March 2018 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2016-17 competition year, ACLS awarded over $20 million to more than 325 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at The 2017-18 season promises to be equally successful!

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 is intended to promote 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. 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 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Friday, March 2, 2018. Direct questions to Adams Center director Bradley Lynn Coleman.

Deadline for submissions: March 2, 2018

Submissions to:

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


Ms. Deneise Shafer
Administrative Assistant
Fax: 540-464-7246

Online at:

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Previous Recipients:

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.

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. 
Funds to support a grantee’s research is calculated on the following basis – up to $1,750 to cover lodging and meals for any nights spent in the local area when conducting research, mileage reimbursement or airfare to USAHEC and an allowance for photocopying. Upon the submittal of vouchers and receipts, the Foundation will reimburse grantee for expenses related to research.
Grantees retain intellectual property rights for the materials develop as a result of this research.  The Foundation may use your name and likeness on our website and in promotional materials for the Army Heritage Center Foundation and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Individuals interested in the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant should submit the applications packet that is available on the Army Heritage Center Foundation website at  Applications are due not later than March 1, 2018.

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 20, 2017.

For further information, please visit:

Please submit your application to - do not mail a hardcopy.