Jobs and Fellowships

Solicitation of Interest
Director, U.S. Marine Corps History Division
Excepted Service AD-09
Initial Salary Range $144,067 to $149,462

This is a solicitation of interest to create a pool of candidates to fill an excepted service Administratively Determined position at Marine Corps University (MCU), Quantico, Virginia. The purpose of this AD-09 position is to serve as Director, U.S. Marine Corps History Division (HD).

Job Summary
The Director, HD reports directly to the President, MCU/Commanding General, Education Command. As Director, the incumbent serves as the Chief Historian for the Marine Corps and is the principal advisor to the President, MCU on all policy, professional, technical, and administrative matters pertaining to U.S. Marine Corps historical programs. This position is located in Quantico, VA.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervises the Historical Branch through two branch heads consisting of the Histories Branch (10 civilian personnel) and the Archives Branch (10 civilian personnel), also supervises the Individual Mobilization Augmentee Detachment.
  • Supervises the production of all HD projects, including current and special studies, long term histories, and oral history interviews.
  • Assigns projects to history writing members, guiding them in their development of the planning, coverage, and emphasis in research and writing.
  • Provides guidance and oversight in the formulation of strategic plans and policies pertaining to historical support throughout the Marine Corps.
  • Advises the Commandant of the Marine Corps on historical background relevant to events and projected actions impacting the Marine Corps.
  • Plans, directs, and participates in the preparation of material for publication of current studies for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps, and other governmental agencies.
  • Provides a full range of historical support to Marine Corps fleet and supporting establishment commands, agencies, field historical offices, and schools.
  • Supports MCU and professional military education by serving from time to time on an as needed basis as an Adjunct Professor of Military History.
  • Serves as a member of the MCU Accreditation Leadership Team and the MCU President’s Planning Council.
Must possess knowledge and experience with Marine Corps operations and culture corresponding to 15 years of Marine Corps experience in order to provide the operational relevance of history to senior leaders and to the broader Marine Corps. A demonstrated record of leadership and research publication excellence in military history with an emphasis on Marine Corps history. Experience in leading diverse organizations. Experience with research techniques, tools, and databases. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate significant potential for writing professional and critical history and be willing to teach history related courses on an as needed basis at MCU to a predominately military student body.

Key Requirements
Must possess an earned doctorate from an institution accredited by a Department of Education recognized institutional accrediting agency in history or a related subject within 12 months of employment. Selectees who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.
  • This position requires a drug test and is subject to random testing.
  • This position requires travel not to exceed 10%.
How to Apply
The initial term of appointment is expected to be three years if the candidate possesses a PhD or one year if the candidate is all but dissertation with provision for renewal. The first year of employment is probationary. Interested applicants must submit the following via email to no later than June 6, 2021.
  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV/Resumé
  • Contact information for three academic/professional references
  • Provide a record of scholarly publication
Questions about the position can also be sent to the email address above. Email is the preferred method of delivery. Alternatively, applicants can submit their application materials to the following postal address:

Civilian Manpower
Marine Corps University
2076 South Street
Quantico, VA 22134

The Marine Corps University is dedicated to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Friends of the Air Force Academy Library
Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowships

The Friends of the Air Force Academy Library are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship. This fellowship was established to promote awareness and the use of the resources available in the Clark Special Collections Branch of the Air Force Academy’s McDermott Library.

Awarded annually, Clark-Yudkin fellowships assist visiting researchers with travel and living expenses while working with the Academy library’s scholarly collections. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. The awards will be determined by the relevance of the proposed research to the library’s holdings and the merits and significance of the project. Applications are invited from senior and early scholars, recent PhDs, PhD candidates, and advanced graduate students. Recipients are expected to complete their fellowship research within one year form the date of the award.

Expected output of the Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship will be a scholarly book, thesis or a paper worthy of publication in a scholarly journal. The Friends are also requesting a copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, or book) that may result. Further, grant recipients will be asked to submit summaries of their research findings for possible inclusion in future editions of The Friends semi-annual newsletter.

For detailed descriptions of the holdings in the Clark Special Collections Branch, go to

Additional information and an online application are available at The Friends home page:, under “Current Projects and Services,” open the link to “Research Fellowships,” and scroll down to “How Do I Apply for a Fellowship.”

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Questions concerning the Clark-Yudkin Research Fellowship may be submitted via email to:

Note that due to COVID-19, the Air Force Academy Library may need to limit access or close as conditions change. As it is an active duty military installation, we will provide as much notice as given by the Base Commander, Superintendent or Dean of Faculty.

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, 2021.

For further information, please visit:
Please submit your application to

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.  Applicants must have a Ph.D to apply. 

The purpose of the grant is to support the researching and writing of a single-authored book in the above subject areas.  Other kinds of proposed products (e.g., an edited volume or a co-authored book) will NOT be considered.

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

The deadline is June 18, 2021.

For further information, please visit:

Please submit your application to

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.


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