American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship (deadline 1 JULY 2015)



F e / / o w s h ip C o mp e ti ti o n

20 1 6-20 1 7

Deadline: 1 July 2015

The AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES is a cooperative, non-profit organization

of eighty American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and

understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of

disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences AIIS encourages

applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health,

and Regional Planning.

Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:

Junior Research Fellowships · Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of

study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue

their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian

universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to eleven months.

Senior Research Fellowships · Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior

Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue

further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution.

Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to

nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by

the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Senior Scholarly / Professional Development Fellowships · Available to established scholars who

have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not

previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly / Professional Development Fellows are

formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine


Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships · Available to accomplished practitioners of

the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance

their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement

with India’s artistic traditions, and strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be

for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be


Non U.S. citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships as long as they are either graduate students or

full-time faculty at a college or university in the U.S. Citizens of the United States, however, can apply for

senior fellowships if they are not affiliated with an institution of higher education in the U.S. The fellowship

competition is open to all applicants and is NOT restricted to applicants from AIIS member institutions.

Fellowships are funded by both U.S. government grants as well as AIIS endowment funds. Most of the

federal funds received are restricted to U.S. citizens; non-U.S. citizens and performing/ creative arts fellows

are generally funded by the AIIS endowment. The number of fellowships AIIS can offer depends on the

funding available from the different sources, though all applicants are reviewed equally and simultaneously.

The AIIS strongly encourages applications from non-US citizens and US citizens alike, and remains

committed to providing research opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of nationality. It also

seeks additional private support to increase the number of its awards. Fellowships are funded by the National

Endowment for the Humanities (also available to permanent resi

Postdoc Research Associate – Socialism Goes Global Oxford (deadline 20 MAY 2015)

Research Associate - Socialism Goes Global
Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford
Grade 7: Salary in the range £30,434 - £32,277 p.a.
The Faculty of History is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to
work on the AHRC-funded project "Socialism Goes Global: Cold War
Connections Between the 'Second' and 'Third Worlds' 1945 - 1991"
( This is a collaborative
project between the University of Oxford and the Universities of Exeter,
SSEES-UCL, Columbia, Leipzig, Belgrade and the Hungarian Academy of

Within the project, there are seven designated research themes:
Socialist Development and Globalisation; Technology; Socialist Political
Values; Revolution; Cultural Encounter and Representation; Race, Gender,
Sexuality; Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy. Applications are invited
from researchers capable of addressing any of the political, economic,
cultural, or social aspects of one or more of these themes, whether from
the viewpoint of one region, country, or group or with a trans-regional
approach incorporating the perspectives of multiple global actors. 

The successful applicant will work under the direction of Professor Paul
Betts. S/he will be based in Oxford but will be expected to travel
extensively to help gather information for the research team; s/he will
hold a doctorate in a relevant field (either humanities or social
sciences), have excellent oral and written English, and fluency in at
least one East-Central European language.

The appointment is fixed-term for 1 year, commencing 1 November 2015.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Paul
Betts at:

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job
description and selection criteria, please click on the links below.


The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 May 2015. Interviews
are expected to take place in mid-June.
Contact Person : Jeannie Scott Vacancy ID : 117942
Contact Phone : 01865 615019 Closing Date : 20-May-2015
Contact Email :

Paul  Betts

Eur Studies Centre/ St Antony's
70 Woodstock Road
Oxford University 
Oxford OX2 6JF

VAP Womens & Gender Studies UNC Greensboro (DEADLINE 6 MAY 2015)

WGS Lecturer
Position Type Non-Tenure Stream
Position Summary The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks a full time lecturer for a one-year renewable position to teach courses in an active undergraduate program that emphasizes intersectionality in issues related to gender and sexuality.

4 course teaching load per semester.

For more info on the program:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Women’s & Gender Studies or related field
  • Masters degree with concentration in related field of study
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Women’s & Gender Studies or related field
Tenure Status Not on Track
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when the application has been successfully submitted.

In addition to the brief electronic application, applicants are required to upload the following documents:

  • Resume/CV,
  • Teaching Philosophy

The following documents are optional:

  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until position is filled.

VAP German University of Connecticut (deadline 20 APR 2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Connecticut, Storrs

The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, solicits applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in German Studies to participate actively in a vibrant, large and innovative undergraduate and graduate German Studies program.

Minimum Qualifications: Native or near-native German proficiency. All requirements for a PhD in German completed by August 23, 2015. Expertise in 19th through 21st–century German Studies, with documented excellence in teaching German literature, culture and language courses. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: German film; German culture; German for the professions (engineering, business); upper-division courses (English and German). An interdisciplinary approach to research and/or teaching is desirable; as well as the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, nine-month position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2015. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Teaching load: 3-3, with some administrative responsibilities. This position is at the main campus in Storrs, CT.

Please submit the following: letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference by April 20, 2015 Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. If you have questions or need further information, you may contact Dr. Rosa Helena Chinchilla via email at If you are sending your reference letters through interfolio or that type of service please email the link to and

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2015381)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 20, 2015.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

ERC PhD Studentship The Emergence of Relativism (deadline 11 MAY 2015)

University of Vienna, Vienna
Bewerbungsschluss: 11.05.2015


One Fully-funded PhD Studentship (for 3,5 years, at EUR2.662,90 per

The studentship is part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project "The Emergence
of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives",
that started in June 2014 and will end in May 2019. The principle
investigator is Prof. Martin Kusch (philosophy, Vienna).

We are looking for a PhD student interested in working on a topic
relating to epistemic, linguistic, ontological or moral relativism.
"Relativism" here includes ideas such as pluralism, contextualism,
historicism or psychologism.

The investigation could be either historical or systematic, and might
focus on, or start from, the work of either "analytic" or "continental"
philosophers (e.g. Herder, Nietzsche, Dilthey, Husserl, Wittgenstein,
Foucault, Feyerabend, Bloor, Goodman, Stich, MacFarlane, Boghossian
...). The PhD could fall into the areas of philosophy of science,
epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphysics, or history of

While we would normally expect applicants to have completed their Master
degree, students who are in the final stages of their Master degree are
also welcome to apply. (We would expect such applicants to finish their
Master degree within six months from being offered the position.)

The successful applicant will work in a team with the principle
investigator, four postdocs, and a second PhD student. The ERC team is
embedded in the department of philosophy of the University of Vienna,
one of the biggest philosophy departments in the German-speaking world.

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications
from women and people with impairments are especially welcome.
The position does not involve a teaching obligation.

The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is important.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested
to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal on a
topic related to the project (1000 words maximum), and one writing
sample (e.g. undergraduate thesis or essay).

Please ask two referees to send letters of recommendation (by the
deadline of May 11th) directly to

Complete applications are due on May 11th 2015. These should be send to

Informal enquiries should be addressed to:
Martin Kusch <>

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or over Skype
inlate May or early June.

Martin  Kusch

University of Vienna
Department of Philosophy 
Universitätsstraße 7


Predoctoral Fellowship Groningen (30 APR 2015 deadline)

University of Groningen, Groningen, 01.09.2015-01.03.2017
Bewerbungsschluss: 30.04.2015

Applications are invited for two 18-months fellowships to undertake
postgraduate pre-doctoral digital historical research training in the
context of ForSEAdiscovery, a large research project funded by the
European Union (Call identifier: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN) with fourteen
participating academic institutions from nine countries (see The two fellows will be based at the
University of Groningen.
ForSEAdiscovery (in full: Forest Resources for Iberian Empires: Ecology
and Globalization in the Age of Discovery) focusses on the construction
of ocean-going ships of the Iberian Empires during the early modern
period (1500-1800). Large-scale shipbuilding made unprecedented demands
on Iberian forests for the supply of timber. Forestry and sea power
became inextricably linked, creating new geopolitical tensions,
alliances and forest regulations. Key questions in this context are:
could Iberian forest resources sustain the increasing demand of sound
timber, or was wood imported from elsewhere? How were the trade networks
organized? Did the lack of raw materials force the technological changes
that occurred in shipbuilding in the 16th century? Or were these changes
a result of the exchange between Mediterranean and Atlantic shipbuilding

Project Goals
The fellows will participate in the training programme of
ForSEAdiscovery and consequently work in an international and
interdisciplinary environment involving regular participation in
workshops and courses abroad. They will be seconded for a few weeks
abroad at other participating institutions. They will acquire experience
in organizing digital historical research, in collecting, processing and
extracting historical data using written sources and electronic
databases, and in applying, for example, Microsoft Access. They will
have the opportunity to acquire paleographical skills. They will collect
in historiography, existing databases and archival sources quantitative
information concerning the timber trade and transport between Northern
Europe and Atlantic Iberia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
and analyze and explain that information. They will use as one of the
main resources the Sound Toll Registers Online

Project Output
The fellows will produce (1) a database containing information about the
volume of timber trade and transport between Northern Europe and
Atlantic Iberia and about Northern European areas supplying timber for
shipbuilding in Atlantic Iberia in the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries and (2) each at least one peer-reviewed article in which this
information is studied.

Jan Willem Veluwenkamp

University of Groningen


URL zur Zitation dieses Beitrages


REMINDER: Penn SSPF Summer Institute on Inequality/ Predissertation Fellowship (deadline 15 APR 2015)

Predissertation Fellowship to Penn SSPF
“Summer Institute on Inequality”


Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: April 15, 2015
Application Link:


See information on past years of the Summer Institute here.

THE PENN SOCIAL SCIENCE AND POLICY FORUM IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE its third Summer Institute for Predissertation Students to be held from May 26 through June 3, 2015. Under the leadership of SSPF Director Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor John Skrentny of the University of California-San Diego, this program will provide opportunities for talented doctoral students in the social sciences to visit the University of Pennsylvania campus to explore research topics and scholarship related to the theme of Inequality.


Over a period of 9 days, this program will provide a mix of visiting speakers, seminars, and workshops designed to expose students in a close-knit group to cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research on a variety of inequality-related topics, which in past years have included poverty; labor force participation; income and wealth disparities; the impact of race and ethnicity; spatial dynamics; educational gaps; and social and economic policies that address inequalities.  A major goal is to spur innovative approaches to topics of great social and academic significance and to foster interdisciplinary discussion of issues that cut across conventional social scientific boundaries.


The invited students will participate in daily workshops in a lively but informal atmosphere, building networks with fellow students and leading scholars from multiple disciplines as well as policymakers.


During the final stage of the program, students deliver short presentations to the group on their research plans or interests going forward.


Students will receive a $1000 fellowship (which they may use to help defray travel expenses) plus housing and most meals.




Applicants must be in the predissertation phase of their graduate career, prior to the defense of their dissertation proposal.  This includes students who range from having no clear idea of a dissertation topic to those who have a topic in mind, but are still working to refine their proposal.


Our goal is to bring together students from a broad mix of social science disciplines, including anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, public policy, and sociology, and related fields. We seek motivated applicants of great promise who have yet to begin their dissertations but who have already decided to pursue research related to inequality. While much of the program will focus on the United States, a comparative perspective is encouraged. The target cohort size is ten students, who will be expected to attend seminar and speaker sessions as well as workshops and social events.


Application information


NOTE: The application process is FREE. If you do not already have an Interfolio account, sign up for one on the Welcome to Interfolio page that comes immediately after you hit “Apply.” If you try to sign up through another page, you will be presented with an annual fee. 


To apply for the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Summer Institute on Inequality, please submit the following materials to Interfolio here.


1. Cover sheet that includes

     Home Department
     Dates of enrollment
     Date PhD Expected
     Year in PhD Program
     Date/Expected Date of Qualifying or Field Exams

Expected Date of Dissertation Proposal Defense


2.  Your C.V.


3.  A 500-word statement explaining probable research focus, including a description of any relevant research you have conducted thus far.


4.  Two letters of recommendation.


5.  A current transcript, official or unofficial.



Applications are due Tuesday, April 15, 2015 no later than 11:59pm EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

2015-16 GA-Ship Global Village Living and Learning Center (deadline 24 APRIL 2015)

Position Announcement 2015–2016

Graduate Assistant (GA)

Global Village Living-Learning Center



The Global Village (GV) is a residential living-learning community located in Indiana University’s Northwest neighborhood and home to 120 academically focused students who share an interest in languages, culture, history, globalization, and world affairs. Global Village students represent over 20 majors (International Studies, foreign languages [Spanish, Chinese, Russian etc.], Political Science, Economics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, etc.) and speak over 20 languages.  The majority of Global Villagers will study abroad while attending Indiana University.


The Global Village GA will work closely with the three Global Village staff members (Director, Jeff Holdeman; Assistant Director, Vera Marinova; Office Assistant, Andy Fak), and will provide support to students planning co-curricular and extra-curricular events that meet the Global Village’s mission of being a multilingual, multinational, multicultural, multidisciplinary residence hall.


Hours: Approximately, 20 hours per week

Pay: The Graduate Assistant package includes: $15,750 Stipend, $2,721 Health Insurance, and a fee remission/tuition waiver.



  • MA, ABD
  • Graduate student status in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Background or experience in student services, student affairs, service-learning, foreign cultural studies, volunteer management, service-corps, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages
  • Experience with international travel, study abroad, office work
  • Familiarity with IU structure, student services, IU resources, academic programs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Responsible and able to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Personable and sociable, able to recruit others to events, give tours, and host visitors
  • Flexible schedule
  • Available to work in the late afternoons, evenings, and when events are held
  • Available to attend GV events as needed
  • Tech-savvy with computers and electronics; able to handle basic a/v equipment
  • Dedicated to the GV, involved in activities, and committed to the mission


Job Duties:

  • Administrative: provide support to the Director and Assistant Director (projects, events, logistics, etc.)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Assist Assistant Director, Vera Marinova, with Books & Beyond organization and general tasks
  • Personal programming initiative: creating your own long-term programs, such as previous years’ Leadership Workshop Certification Series
  • General programing: work with academic departments, cultural centers, and student service units; language microlesson series; other events
  • Assist GV residents to brainstorm, organize, advertise, and attend co-curricular and extra-curricular events
  • Compile yearly Programming Report {late spring semester}
  • GV newsletter NOMAD: gather articles from students, working with office assistant to format/edit and print each edition
  • Hold regular office hours, typically in evenings or on weekends when other office staff are not present
  • Attend training/development workshops: service-learning, civic engagement, community development, leadership training, etc.
  • Organize a variety of workshops: study abroad, internship, CV/resume, professional development, funding and scholarship, library resources, etc.
  • Organize service/volunteering events in Bloomington and elsewhere, (Alternative Spring Break, Griffy Lake Clean-Up, etc.,)
  • Model and encourage active community participation by attending meetings, proposing and implementing events, recruiting, marketing, and motivating others
  • Identify and outreach to new markets for recruiting
  • Review and update marketing materials
  • Run occasional errands: Kroger, Sam’s, Best Buy, printing services, SOA
  • Other projects as needed


Application Materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • An essay/cover sheet of 300–500 words describing why you are interested in this position and highlighting your qualifications, previous experiences, and professional strengths.
  • All application materials must be submitted to Vera Marinova ( no later than Friday, April 24, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Workshop in Modern Jewish History (deadline 15 MAY 2015)

Graduate Student Workshop in Modern Jewish History

October 11-13, 2015


Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan

Marion Kaplan, New York University


Jewish History in Context: National, Transnational and Comparative Perspectives


The Center for Jewish History together with the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, and New York University’s Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies announce a graduate student workshop in Modern European and American Jewish history to be held in New York City at the Center for Jewish History from 2:00pm on October 11 through 5:00pm on October 13. Designed to bring together graduate students invested in both modern Jewish history and its contexts, the workshop will encourage productive conversations across geographical boundaries among students of North and South America and Europe, including the broader Ashkenazi and Sephardi experiences. The workshop aims to interrogate ideas of “normative” and “exceptional” in modern Jewish history. Themes of migration, interaction with diverse non-Jewish societies and cultures, and comparative history will provide a focus for sessions devoted to dissertation writing.


The workshop’s larger goal seeks to give graduate students a forum in which to consider their work within the growing field of modern Jewish history through discussion of a pre-circulated dissertation chapter and to explore issues of pedagogy and professionalization with the purpose of creating an intellectual community. The theme of the workshop looks at how Jewish societies negotiated their internal dynamics in conversation with the transformations within the geographical borders – the nations and societies — in which they lived, or in reaction to these changes or as innovators who helped to bring change to their societies.


ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students who have achieved candidacy and will have a dissertation chapter ready to pre-circulate by early fall 2015. A stipend of $500 and meals will be provided. Students must provide their own transportation and accommodations. Requests for funds to assist with transportation costs will be considered.



  • A 3-5 page dissertation prospectus that demonstrates how the dissertation fits in the historiography of modern Jewish history in the context of the societies in which the topic is located
  • CV
  • A brief description of career goals (250 words)
  • One recommendation letter from an advisor sent separately to (heading should indicate Recommendation)


DEADLINE: May 15, 2015.

Please email all materials as pdfs to

Students will be notified of decision by JULY 1, 2015.

Federal Government Internship & Job Workshop for US STEM & Business Students

Representatives from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center will be on campus to discuss federal job opportunities in Indiana, give you tips to make your resume STAND-OUT and walk you through the USAJobs database

Friday, April 17 from 1:30 – 3:30pm

Student Building, Rm 015

Bloomington Campus

Register Online Now

Laptop, Hard and E-copy of Resume

Contact: for more information