NSF DDRIG Workshop at ORA

Are you at a place where you are ready to prepare and submit a proposal for a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) or a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) this summer? If so, IU’s Office of Research Administration would like to invite you to a workshop on preparing and submitting your DDIG/DDRIG proposal. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 1st from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Office of Research Administration building located at 509 E. 3rd St. (The building is on the corner of 3rd Street and Dunn Avenue, next to the Mobil gas station.) We will be presenting information and tips that will help you with this specific proposal submission process. Please bring your laptop if possible and details on your proposal so that we can best assist you.

Again, this workshop is for students who are planning to submit to a specific DDIG/DDRIG program announcement this summer. This is not an overview of grants in general. Please register for the workshop at Educational Opportunities here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html.

Seating is limited, so this workshop will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please also take a moment to fill out a Research-Related Conflict of Interest Disclosure form here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/COI/coi_disclosure.html

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this specific workshop; we will have more DDIG/DDRIG workshops at later dates. We look forward to working with you!

-IU’s Office of Research Administration

IDAH Seeking IUB Students to Sponsor as 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (IDAH) Seeking IUB Students to Sponsor as 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars

The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) will sponsor five IUB students (graduate or advanced undergraduate) as HASTAC scholars for the 2015-1016 academic year.  Faculty are invited to nominate HASTAC scholars by sending the following to idah2@indiana.edu 1) the student’s name and email address, along with 2) a short paragraph description of his/her research project.  The internal deadline is August 3rd, 2015.  The five successful candidates will each receive a $300 honorarium and will be mentored by faculty and staff within IDAH. We will contact you by August 7th 2015 with the results of the competition. We will also contact the five successful candidates to coordinate logistics for the HASTAC bi-weekly meetings, and with instructions for registering with the online HASTAC community as well as for completing the HASTAC online application for which IDAH will be the student’s HASTAC nominator/sponsor.

Below is a description of the HASTAC program as well as IDAH and HASTAC requirements for successful candidates.  Please be sure your nominee is aware of these requirements:


The HASTAC Scholars program is comprised of graduate and advanced undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.  Scholars blog, host forums, organize events and discuss new ideas, projects, experiments, and technologies that re-conceive teaching, learning, research, writing and structuring knowledge. Read more about the program here: HASTAC Scholars website (http://www.hastac.org/scholars/apply).  

IDAH requires of scholars the following:

• Attend bi-weekly IUB HASTAC scholars’ group meetings.

• Attend periodic IDAH events (seminars, workshops)

• Discuss their research project for a HASTAC presentation through IDAH and IDAH partner events

HASTAC requires of scholars the following:

• Blog on the HASTAC site, introducing themselves and their projects

• Report on at least ONE local relevant event – any conference, talk, art project, symposium,

   experiment  or collaboration – during the year

• Introduce at least one other technology project to the greater HASTAC community (e.g. a

   new  technology, a new coding language, a new use of technology in the non-profit sector, a

   new  game for  learning, an interesting new book, etc.)

• Contribute to HASTAC Scholar Discussion Forums, either by hosting or commenting.

• Build community and conversation by commenting, tweeting, covering conferences, and

    helping organize local meet-ups.

• Share relevant job info, fellowship opportunities, conference CFPs, and publishing


2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Application Open

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.

Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs, or online degrees. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $35,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. New Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.

The application deadline is November 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.

VAP Syriac Studies & Digital Humanities (review begins 22 MAY 2015)

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities. The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.

The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David Michelson on the publications of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal (http://syriaca.org/), a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics,DivinityHistoryIslamic StudiesJewish StudiesReligion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.

The person hired for this position will be a specialist in Syriac studies with strong linguistic skills (ancient and modern) and considerable experience working with Syriac texts, both editions and manuscripts. There will be a strong preference for a candidate who has experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML, but additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed.

The researcher will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), the New Handbook of Syriac LiteratureGateway to the Syriac Saints, and other Syriaca.org publications as needed. The researcher will collect and interpret data in Syriac and other languages, contribute to evolving data models, test user interfaces and XForms, collaborate with other project researchers, and perform additional project duties as needed.

Term of Appointment
The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1504387&lang=en

Please contact Prof. David A. Michelson (david.a.michelson@vanderbilt.edu) with any questions about the position or about the online application system.

A complete application will include the following materials:
1. A cover letter indicating applicant’s qualifications in Syriac studies and, if applicable, digital humanities;
2. A current curriculum vitae;
3. A scholarly publication, dissertation chapter, or digital project representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential (these should be uploaded as attachments in the section marked “Resume and Cover Letter”);
4. Contact information for three referees.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications:  
The Candidate must have previous research experience in Syriac studies, particularly Syriac literature. Reading ability in classical Syriac and at least one other ancient or medieval language as well as relevant modern languages is required. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by January 1, 2016.

Preferred Qualifications:  
We welcome candidates with an interest in digital research methods, such as the use of TEI XML. Ideal candidates should have additional expertise in one or more fields contiguous to Syriac studies, such as Jewish studies, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean history, Byzantine studies, history of Christianity, Classics, or medieval history.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

You can always see the most up-to-date version of the H-net ad here: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50901

Visiting Position Gettysburg College German (review ASAP)

Greetings! If you know of someone looking for a part-time position in the PA/MD/DC area, please pass along our ad. Thanks!

The Department of German Studies at Gettysburg College seeks an adjunct
language instructor for the academic year 2015-2016. The instructor will
teach two German language courses in the fall and two German language
courses in the spring. The candidate must have native or near-native
command of German and English, successful teaching experience, and at
least a Masters degree (ABD or PhD preferred). The department has an
ongoing need for a qualified adjunct.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all
applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding
nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and
harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race,
ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status,
marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development
Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma,  sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic
information in all aspects of employment, educational programs,
activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education
Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the
basis of sex (i.e., sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including
sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and

Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters
of recommendation to Laurel Cohen, Chair; Department of German Studies at

SAA NELC Graduate Work-study Position (deadline 1 JUNE 2015)





Job Description


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a graduate student with superior computer skills whose job description includes preparing/editing the Department’s annual lectures, Departmental Newsletter, and sending out materials to our Alumni list.  This candidate must also be able to assist in constructing, editing, and updating the Departmental website.  The right candidate for this position must be willing to work as a team member.  Qualifications required but not limited to:


  • Excellent writing and editing skills are required
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Publisher
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver
  • Responsible for management of all matters connected with the two annual NELC lectures, including preparing programs and invitations, promoting the events, assisting with the receptions, maintaining our Alumni/Donor list
  • Assistance in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lectures, and editing and preparing for publication
  • Design and preparation of NELC newsletter
  • Performance of various Departmental duties as needed, including (but not limited to) photocopying, handling sensitive correspondence, sorting/retrieving mail, answering phones, basic office reception services
  • The Work Study position requires 15 hours per week
  • Includes fee remission and stipend


Application Procedure:


Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. to the following:


Connie Sue May / Departmental Coordinator

NELC GWS Applications 2015-2016

Goodbody Hall Room 214

1011 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47405






Preference in hiring is given to graduate students in related area/study and/or familiarity in a language of the area and publishing experience.  College of Arts and Sciences graduate students only.


  • All applicants must complete the FAFSA and be deemed eligible to receive Federal Graduate Work Study Assistance. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Franklin Hall 208 (812-855-6854) for information.




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, cstewart@cornellcollege.edu

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 www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/econpublic
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 http://www.geas.fu-berlin.de or the general Admission FAQ and
feel free to contact us at application@geas.fu-berlin.de

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


GEAS, Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin


Homepage <http://www.geas.fu-berlin.de>

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