Sabbatical Replacement Cornell College: Medieval & Early Modern (review begins 1 JUN 2015)


The Department of History at Cornell College invites applications for a part-time position for a specialist in medieval and early modern history for the coming academic year (2015-16). The successful applicant will teach two courses, a lower-level survey course, HIS 101 Europe: 800-1300, and an upper-level seminar, HIS 331, on a specialized topic of his or her choosing. Cornell College operates on the one-course-at-a-time academic calendar: students take and faculty teach only one course during each three and half week term, meeting five days a week. This means that the successful candidate would only be required to be on campus during the two consecutive terms 5 and 6, for which the courses have been scheduled, from March 14 to April 6 and from April 11 to May 4 of 2016. Course enrollment is capped at 25 students. Cornell College is a small residential liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa (about 25 minutes’ drive from Iowa City).

We will consider both doctoral and ABD candidates. Formal review of applications will begin June 1, 2015. Interviews with finalists will be conducted via Skype. Those interested should e-mail or send a cover letter, C.V., and/or dossier with two references to:

Professor Catherine A. Stewart,

Chair, Department of History

Cornell College

600 First Street S.W.

Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314

Postdocs UCL “Economics in the Public Sphere” (deadline 5 JUNE 2015)

University College London, London, 01.09.2015-31.08.2016

Postdoctoral opportunities at UCL, "Economics in the Public Sphere" in
UK/Argentina; Ref:1458983; Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
£33,353-£40,313 per annum.

Duties and Responsibilities
UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint 2
Postdoctoral Research Associates as part of a European Research Council
funded project, "Economics in the Public Sphere: USA, UK, France, Brazil
and Argentina since 1945".

"Economics in the public sphere" examines the social and cultural
factors shaping the media's representation of economic knowledge. It
sets out to study newsrooms as sites for the production of knowledge.
From this vantage point we examine how journalists' parse competing
claims of expertise by scholars, political elites and social movements.
We look at the formation of journalistic genres and interrogate how they
frame representations of the economy, of value, and of economic reason.

The postholders will contribute to the overall project objectives, and
will undertake specialised research on the national economic press since
1945 for one national case study, to be assigned by the project
director. The two case studies are United Kingdom and Argentina. The
postholders will be expected to define a research agenda within the
broad framework of the project's central questions.

The posts are available for 12 months in the first instance, with an
expected start date of no later than 1st September 2015.

Key Requirements
A PhD in an appropriate field, such as economic and cultural sociology,
sociology of knowledge, political and social history, Latin American
studies is required. Completion is required prior to the start of

Candidates experienced in certain research methods (such as oral
history, ethnographic observation, content and textual analysis of
media) will be preferred.

Project page at
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Tiago Mata (Email:

GEAS Berlin: Doctoral Fellowship in East Asian Security (deadline 31 MAY 2015)

Freie Universität Berlin, GEAS, Berlin, 01.07.2015-31.12.2017
Bewerbungsschluss: 31.05.2015

The GEAS will admit 1 doctoral candidate (fellowships) beginning
July/August 2015,
whose dissertation project focuses on East Asian Security

The doctoral candidates will work closely with GEAS Einstein Visiting
Fellow Professor Richard Samuels (MIT), the Working Group and GEAS

We offer PhD stipends of EUR 1365 EUR/month (plus 103 EUR/m research
allowance). Fellowships will initially be granted for one year, and
contingent upon a positive evaluation after each year of study,
fellowships will be extended for another year. The fellowship may be
granted for a maximum of three years.

Doctoral dissertations at GEAS (EVF Working Group) are expected to
analyze the institutional environment of security in the East Asian
region (China, Japan and/or Korea). 

Successful applicants will have an above average master's degree in
either area studies (Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies)
or a relevant discipline (Political Science, International Relations,
Security Studies, Economics, Law, History, Environmental Policy) with a
focus on East Asia. The language of instruction is English. Successful
candidates will also show proof of language skills in an East Asian
Language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) at a level of B2 (CEFR) or

The list of necessary documents for applications includes:

- CV/Resume
- Letter of academic interest
- brief outline of the prospective dissertation topic (maximum 6 pages)
- time schedule for the dissertation
- High School diploma
- BA transcripts and official BA diploma/certificate
- MA transcripts and official MA diploma/certificate (MA degree must be
in hand by July 1st, 2015)
- Certificate of English language proficiency (C1)
- Certificate of East Asian language proficiency (B2)
- names and contact details of two references who can speak for
candidates' qualifications

Applications should be sent in one pdf file to

Application deadline is 31 May 2015. Screening will begin soon
afterwards. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (via Skype) in
early March.

For questions on admission and additional information, please check our
website at or the general Admission FAQ and
feel free to contact us at

No legal entitlement shall be constituted by applying to the program.
Reasons for rejections will not be disclosed.


GEAS, Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin

Homepage <>

ORAU/Australia Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships (deadline 30 JUN 2015)

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides up to $272,500 Australian dollars (~$213,295) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.
Applicants may apply through June 30, 2015, for the following opportunities:
·         Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or Ph.D. level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
·         Endeavour Research Fellowships provided up to AU$24,500 in 2014 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
·         Endeavour Executive Fellowship provided up to AU$18,500 in 2014 for professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.
Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, study materials, or computer/software expenses. A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are marketed in the U.S. and Canada by ORAU on behalf of the Australian Government.
Michael Ickowitz
International Programs
P.O. Box 117, MS 36
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Office +1-865-574-4550
Mobile +1-865-209-5957
Skype: mike_ickowitz

Society of Indiana Pioneers MA & PhD Research Fellowship (deadline 15 MAY 2015)

The Society of Indiana Pioneers annually awards Society of Indiana Pioneers Fellowships to support research in the field of pioneer Indiana history for the master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation. The Society of Indiana Pioneers was founded in 1916, during the centennial celebration of Indiana’s statehood, “to honor the memory and the work of the pioneers of Indiana.” Membership includes individuals who have an ancestor who settled in an Indiana county during the pioneer period (generally defined as before 1840, with some exceptions) and people who have an interest in this period of Hoosier history. To fulfill its mission, the Society maintains a significant genealogical database culled from its membership records, sponsors annual spring and fall “pilgrimages” to historical sites within the state, and partners with other history-related organizations.

There will be two $1,000 fellowships awarded annually, one to support research for a master’s thesis in the pioneer period of Indiana history and another for doctoral dissertation research. For the purposes of the fellowship program, the pioneer period of Indiana is defined as pre-1850. Only students at graduate institutions in Indiana are eligible for these fellowships.






‘l ‘he Sociefy oflndia11a Pi.omen ojjf.11 two 0111111al ,V ,OIJO Jellow.rh;p.r far n’.rearch in lhefic!d of

Indiana pilincer histury (prc-1850). one lo support” mastet·’s thesis and th~ other to support the

d(Jctonrl di.w:rtalitm.

There is no application form . .i\.pplicatlons consisting of the following materials

should be mailed by May 1_5. 2015, ro:

William A. Rhodchaml., Chair

S<Jciety of lndfana Pioneers Fellowship Committee

Society of lndfana Pioneers

140 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2207

1. Cover ~heet. with the following infonn..’tl:ion: name, mailing addre~s, telephone

an<l fa~ uumber.s, e-mail address, present rank an<l i.t1slitution name, and title

of master’s thesis or doctoral dissettation.

2. Please send a description of your 1ru~~tcr’s thesis or doctoral dissertllrion (no

longer than two single-spaced pages)

3. A resume of no more than three pages.

4. ‘lluce lcners of recommendation from people familiar “‘;;h your w()rk. ‘lhc

rcconunc.mhuio.os must include the profrssor. directing your resc11rch aad the cb!lir. ;\ pplicants are re;;ponsil>lc for contacting all persons

providing recommendations

5. Expectations of the recipieat a.) research supported by the fcllo-wship should

be donC’. between summer 2013 and summer 2016; b.) a one-page <lcscripLion

of the specific research supponed by the fellowship should be senr tt> the

Society at the end of rhe fellowship period (this will he included in the

Society’s 11naual Yearbook as information for the membership); c.) a copy of

the final m:tstcr’s thesis or doctoral dissertJttion should be deposited with the

Society; and d.) attend the a.iuiual meeting of the Society of Jndiana Pioneers

in Indianapolis in Novemh~r m ;;pe11k briefly about your rcseru:ch.

Jewish Life & Culture Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program (FALL deadline 30 APR 2015, SPRING deadline 3 AUG 2015)

Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars Program
The application deadline for the fall semester fellowship is April 30, 2015.
The application deadline for the spring semester fellowship is August 3, 2015.
The Center for Jewish History offers a fellowship to early career scholars through a grant from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from scholars in any field who have completed a PhD within the six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Fellowships carry a stipend of $23,500 for a period of five months, and Fellows may apply to be in residence during either the fall or spring semester. 
Responsibilities of Taube/Koret Early Career Scholar
  • Conduct original research at the Center for Jewish History on a full-time basis; Fellows are required to spend a minimum of three days per week in residence.
  • Deliver at least one public lecture at the Center based on the research conducted.
  • Actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center. Each year the Center welcomes numerous Fellows to work in Center partner collections including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Taube/Koret Early Career Scholars are expected to take part in the Fellowship Program’s regular meetings at the Center.
  • Acknowledge the Center for Jewish History and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture in all publications resulting from the fellowship.
  • Submit a detailed report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience as a Center Fellow.
  • Open to all scholars – including college and university faculty – who have received a PhD within the six years prior to the start of the fellowship
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the award. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution but will help facilitate the visa application process.
Requirements for application
  1. Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the mission of the Center for Jewish History, and preferred fellowship start date
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience
  3. Research proposal of no more than five pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship
  4. A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
  5. Three letters of recommendation, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed research project. Letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover – preferably by email or dossier service – to the address below; please list the names and email addresses of referees in your CV. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline.
  6. Please submit application materials 1-4 by email as one continuous PDF file.
Application schedule
  • Applications for the fall 2015 semester are due April 30, 2015; applications for the spring 2016 fellowship are due August 3, 2015.  All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline for consideration.
  • Announcement of grant recipients: May 2015 for the fall semester; September 2015 for the spring semester
  • Commencement of grant period: August or September for the fall semester; January or February for the spring semester
Applications are to be submitted to:
Christopher Barthel, PhD
Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America

Adjunct Positions Available in World History IUPU-Columbus

The History Program in the Indiana University Division of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) anticipates vacancies for adjunct instructor(s) in a survey class in World History before 1800 (History H108), and in a survey class in World History after 1800 (History H109) during the fall semester of 2015. The classes often are taught as breaking nearer 1500, depending on instructor preference. The section of History H108 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon until 1:15. The section of History H109 will on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15. Class size for each will probably be in the vicinity of 25-30.


Alternatively, the Program may be open to hiring staff to teach either one or both of the following: H105, American History I; and H106, American History II. The section of H105 will meet at 3:00-4:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the section of H106 will meet at 1:30-2:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size for each will probably be in the vicinity of 20-25.


IUPUC is a nonresidential campus serving traditional and nontraditional students in the south-east-central region of Indiana. About half of all IUPUC students are of non-traditional age, and most IUPUC students are first-generation college students.


Minimum requirements are an active ABD in an appropriate field of History, or a PhD, and some teaching experience. It is understood that not all plausible applicants will have taught a class as instructor of record, and all instructors will find some part of a world history survey a stretch. Pay for an ABD with teaching experience in the IU system will probably be in the vicinity of $2208; in addition there is a modest travel stipend (NOT mileage) for those coming from Bloomington, Indianapolis, or a similar distance. Those with a PhD will receive a slightly higher pay rate.


Those who have previously taught at Columbus, been interviewed at Columbus, or submitted materials at Columbus, are encouraged to apply for this opportunity, as are those who have not had previous contact with IUPUC.


Those holding appointments elsewhere in the IU system will need to be able to fit this appointment within applicable load limits (those unsure of their status should apply). Graduate students will probably require the permission of their adviser and \ or program.


Opportunities for future terms are possible, dependent on campus needs and resources.


Those interested should contact Dr. Doug Gardner, Coordinator of the History Program, at, as soon as possible. An emailed statement of interest and a brief CV, showing at the minimum education, teaching experience, and a dissertation title will suffice for initial screening. Dr. Gardner’s phone number is 812-348-7206, and his postal address is IUPUC, 4601 Central Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47203.



Fulbright 2016/17: Details & Timeline for Fall 2015 Application Cycle

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is now open. 

 “The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.” (For more information see
 Campus Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2015 (All applications must be submitted for campus review)
 National Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
There will be an information session Friday, May 1, 2015, 11am-12pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College.
This summer the GradGrants Center is offering a “Fulbright IIE Summer Boot Camp,” a six-week online program that assists students in developing competitive Fulbright proposals. For more information, and assistance with proposal drafting and application materials, please contact the GradGrants Center at
If you have any questions about administration or applying as a graduate student, please contact Kathleen Sullivan (
Interested undergraduates should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE.

PhD Junior Fellowship: Media Cultures of Computer Civilization (deadline 31 MAY 2015)

MECS / Institute for Advanced Study 'Media Cultures of Computer
Simulation', Leuphana University Lüneburg, Lüneburg,
Bewerbungsschluss: 31.05.2015

Junior-Fellowship 2015/2016

The Institute for Advanced Study on 'Media Cultures of Computer
Simulation' (MECS) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and
is located at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. 
The main objective of MECS is the investigation of computer simulation
in its historical and epistemological perspectives. Research at MECS is
aimed at answering fundamental questions regarding the role of computer
simulations in today's science and culture. For example: Are there
specific kinds of problems that are especially suited for computer
simulation? Are there typical knowledge constellations that promote and
enhance the use of simulations? Do computer simulations generate new
forms of knowledge and, if so, to what extent do simulations mark a
historical break? Of special importance are studies focused on: 1. the
computer's specific technological materiality; 2. the research logic and
laboratory practices generated by the object under investigation; 3. the
actors of knowledge production.

Research at MECS is mostly conducted from the perspective of media
studies and the history of knowledge. Preference is given to case study
based research. 

MECS is a place for trans-disciplinary research. It provides an
opportunity of bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines
- media scholars, historians and philosophers of science, computer
scientists, engineers and more. It is also a place where young and more
experienced scholars have a chance to work together and to engage in a
systematic and intensive discussion of computer simulation.

For a period of six months, starting October 1, 2015 and ending March
31, 2016, with a possibility of renewal, the institute has an opening
for the following fellowship:

- One Junior (PhD) Fellowship

Candidates for a Junior Fellowship should be at an advanced stage of
their dissertation.   

Successful candidates will be awarded a monthly stipend in accordance
with the regulations of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

MECS is based at Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Residence in Lüneburg
is expected for the duration of the fellowship. Accommodation will be
Applications (in German or English) should include: a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a project description (no more than 1,000 words) and
two scholarly writing samples (e.g., journal articles or conference
papers, dissertation chapters). 

For any further inquiries please contact Ms. Jantje Sieling

Summer School: City Life, Architecture, Art & Design (Dublin)

Summer School (Dublin): City Life: Architecture, Art & Design

City Life: Architecture, Art & Design

Joint International Summer School in Dublin: 13-31 July, 2015

The inaugural City Life summer school will launch this July in Dublin, hosted jointly by University College Dublin (UCD) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). Located in Dublin’s vibrant inner city, the school will give participants from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to engage with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today. Through its close relationship to many key institutions and experts, the summer school will offer unprecedented access to the stakeholders leading Dublin’s complex evolution as a 21st century city.

Revolving around a shared focus in contemporary critical urbanism, participants choose from one of five specialist programme tracks:

  • Architecture
  • Culture, Memory & The City
  • Interaction Design
  • Researching Urban History & Material Culture
  • Spatial Arts And Visualization

Programme features: 

  • A base in Dublin’s inner city, which will be both setting for and subject of the School’s programme.
  • Intensive workshops, studio sessions, plenary lectures and seminars.
  • Unique access to leaders in the cultural and creative sectors, including practitioners, artists, museum directors, urban government officials, and critical thinkers.
  • A three-week programme progressing from skills acquisition, studio work, and research to final projects to include exhibition, presentation, and publication.
  • Accommodation in the heart of the city, minutes from the summer school’s headquarters.

Further details about individual tracks and practical information are available on our website – – or contact with any queries.