MECS / Institute for Advanced Study 'Media Cultures of Computer Simulation', Leuphana University Lüneburg, Lüneburg, 01.10.2015-31.03.2016 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 provided. 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 (email@example.com).
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:
- Culture, Memory & The City
- Interaction Design
- Researching Urban History & Material Culture
- Spatial Arts And Visualization
- 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.
RFIEA Foundation, Paris, 09.04.2015-05.06.2015 Bewerbungsschluss: 05.06.2015 The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions. The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues. For the 2016-2017 academic year EURIAS offers 43 fellowships (21 junior and 22 senior positions). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Degree At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the degree. Exception is made for Law scholars who are eligible with a Master +6 years of full-time research experience after the degree. (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience). Disciplines The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences. It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that: - the research project does not require any intensive laboratory work, - the research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences, - the applicant has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines, - the candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences. APPLICATION - Applications are submitted online via http://www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure. - Applications period April 9th -> June 5th, 2015, 12 pm (noon) GMT. - Late applications will not be considered. SELECTION PROCEDURE - Scientific assessment by two international reviewers - Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee - Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards - Publication of results: January 2016 For further information on the Programme, please consult our website: http://www.eurias-fp.eu For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: http://www.eurias-fp.eu/
Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies F0893W
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable, non-tenure track position in German Studies beginning August 10, 2015. We are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research with the ability to attract, motivate, retain, and mentor students. The candidate will teach beginning and/or Intermediate German Language and a topics course in German Literature or Cultural Studies of the modern period on a topic of the candidate’s choosing. Teaching load is six courses per year (3-3).
Required: A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment August 10, 2015 with specialization in German Language, German Literature or German Culture. The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate Language, Literature and Culture teaching (including German language courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum). Native or near-native proficiency in German and English required.
Preferred: Area of specialization is open, interest in 19th century German Literature and Culture, Contemporary German Literature and Culture or Early Modern German Literature and Culture is a plus, as is the capability to teach courses which might be cross-listed with existing interdisciplinary programs such as Judaic Studies, Women’s Studies, European Studies, and Film and Media Studies.
For full consideration, application materials are due by May 7, 2015. Review of applications will begin at that time. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
Application materials, including a letter of application, CV, a syllabus for a proposed topics course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak directly to teaching ability, should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/20452. Please note the system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.
The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
The College is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
The University of Greifswald has received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the International Research Training Group "Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region" and now invites applications from well-qualified candidates for one of seven PhD studentships. This announcement addresses particularly applicants from history, art history, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Baltic languages and literature, political science, theology as well as cultural studies. The International Research Training Group was initiated by the University of Greifswald, the University of Lund (Sweden), and the University of Tartu (Estonia) to provide a common programme for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. Currently, 20 PhD students and 5 post-docs are being trained in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu. In Greifswald, the subject areas offered include history, Baltic, Slavonic and Scandinavian languages and literature, political science, and systematic theology. Over and beyond history, theology, and Slavonic studies in Lund and Tartu, there are also offerings in ethnology, geography, and communication studies. Applications are invited from candidates willing to conduct research relating to bordering processes in one of the following themes: 1. The emergence and transformation of historical borderlands 2. The cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas 3. The economic permeability and persistence of borders 4. New border regimes: The political dimension of border formation and dissolution The programme of study within the International Research Training Group includes relevant courses held locally at each university as well as tri-national workshops/conferences in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu. Furthermore, it is obligatory that each PhD student will spend 6-12 months as a visiting researcher at the partner universities. The costs of such research visits will be partly covered by a mobility grant awarded in addition to the monthly payment. Requirements: - applicants should hold a good first degree and normally have, or be about to obtain, a Masters qualification in a discipline relevant to the PhD topic. - exposé for a research project in the above mentioned fields (max. 10 pages) - good written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, Estonian or Swedish is desirable but not essential. The willingness and ability of the candidate to participate actively in an international research programme is a precondition. The programme of study is compulsory for all PhD students in the International Research Training Group. Applications of women are explicitly welcomed. In areas where women are underrepresented, they will be given pre-ferential consideration when candidates are of equal merit. Applicants with a disability will be given preference when candidates are of equal merit, as stipulated in SGB IX (§ 2, paragraph 2, 3). The IRTG Baltic Borderlands is a family friendly institution and encourages young adults to apply. Selected candidates are expected to take up residence in Greifswald. Starting date: 1st January 2016 (subject to approval from the DFG) Value of the contract: about EUR 18.000 p.a. (after tax, according to 65% TV-L 13, payment scale public service) The contract will be awarded for two years initially, and can be extended for one further year. Applications (with curriculum vitae, copies of educational qualifications and degree thesis, list of publications, a written reference from a university professor, and a research proposal) should be sent to the speaker of the International Research Training Group, Professor Dr. Michael North by 15 June 2015. For further details: Telephone: +49 3834 86-33 09/-3341 Fax: +49 3834 86-33 33 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IRTG-Baltic-Borderlands/311410042367670
Fellowship: HUMANITIES PROGRAM FELLOW
From 2007 until now, humanities-focused programming at PPL has been managed by the library’s Program Team. High-quality programs have made the humanities more accessible to the community through the “spotlight on the humanities” series, special events like Princeton Reads, programming that commemorates historic events like the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Summer, and additional one-time programs.
In order to expand the humanities programs and contributions of PPL, we’ve created a new position – the Humanities Program Fellow. We seek a highly qualified candidate to be the inaugural humanities program fellow.
The Humanities Program Fellow will be responsible for the overall administration and implementation of the library’s efforts to promote the humanities as an essential part of contemporary life.
Building on the library’s preeminent role as a welcoming intellectual space that functions as our town’s public square, the Humanities Program Fellow will develop ideas, identify subjects and speakers for events, and create new opportunities for public engagement using the practices of the humanities to frame conversations.
The Humanities Program Fellow will report to the Public Programming Librarian and work closely with the Program Team, and Marketing Director on translating contemporary issues and big ideas into live events with broad public impact.
To view the primary responsibilities and required qualifications of this full-time position, click on the following link:
Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Pittsburgh’s 2015 Summer Language Institute has several generous scholarships available for 6-week, 6-credit beginning intensive courses in the following languages:
Interested students find applications here sli.pitt.edu
Position Open: Editorial Assistant
Major Field, Western Europe or Ancient and/or Medieval European History
The American Historical Review is seeking a graduate student in the IU History Department or a related department to serve as one of seven Editorial Assistants. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week F.T.E.). The successful candidate will be expected to make at least a two-year commitment. Training starts June 17, 2015 (actual start date July 1, 2015).
We seek a specialist in the history of modern or early modern Western Europe or ancient and/or medieval European history.
An Editorial Assistant assesses and processes books for review; assists in the selection of reviewers; fact-checks, edits, and proofreads copy for the review sections; proofreads articles; and creates and updates records in a computer database.
Applicants should have completed their requirements for the M.A. degree and have proficiency in languages and general knowledge appropriate to the fields the assistantship covers. Proficiency in French is essential, and knowledge of Italian is highly desirable.
Current compensation is about $1,736 per month; the job covers twelve months, with a fee scholarship for students with fewer than 90 hours. The position is renewable annually for up to three years.
The extended deadline for applications is Friday, May 1, 2015.
Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:
Prof. Robert A. Schneider, Editor
American Historical Review
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Funding to develop applications for a
MARIE SKLODOWSKI-CURIE EUROPEAN FELLOWSHIP
to hold at the
Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)
University of Aberdeen
Deadline for proforma: Tuesday 12th May 2015
The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen invites researchers of any nationality who identify closely with our research agenda, and who hold a PhD and significant post-doctoral experience, to spend up to a week at CISRUL preparing an application for a Marie Curie European Fellowship, which would allow them to spend 1-2 years with us at Aberdeen.
Since Marie Curie stresses the fit between applicant and institution, we ask that you begin by reflecting on whether CISRUL is the right place for you to develop your career as a researcher. CISRUL aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity, including citizenship, civil society and rule of law, as well as democracy, human rights, nationalism and pluralism.
If you believe your work may fall within the CISRUL remit, please take a look at the detailed information about our members, events and publications at http://cisrul.wordpress.com. The next step would be to a) contact the CISRUL member whose discipline and interests are closest to yours, and then b) fill out the proforma on the website, so we can consider inviting you to Aberdeen to spend a week developing your application.
CISRUL will fund travel (up to £750) as well as board & lodging (up to 7 days) for the most promising applicants to visit us for a week, likely in mid to late June. During the week you would attend a variety of information sessions, about Marie Curie and about the University, as well as meeting regularly with your proposed supervisor/s and with a wide range of the University’s professional services.
For further details, please see http://cisrul.wordpress.com/