World History Teaching Positions (Adjunct) 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 dggardne@iupuc.edu, 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 IIE Infosession 1 May 2015, 11 am-12 pm

Attention potential Fulbright applicants:

Fulbright Information Session

Hutton Honors College, Great Room

11-12, Friday May 1st 2015

featuring Collin Bjork, a graduate student who served as a Fulbright ETA in Montenegro

 

For additional information on Fulbright applications:

Undergrads should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE (Competitive Awards and Research, http://iucare.indiana.edu )

Graduate Students should contact GGC staff at gradgrnt@indiana.edu

 

Fulbright IIE Summer Online Proposal Development Bootcamp Information

Dear graduate students,

Are you planning to apply for the Fulbright IIE Fellowship this fall?
The GradGrants Center will be facilitating an online Fulbright proposal development bootcamp to help you develop a successful proposal run through the Canvas system. The bootcamp is organized into a series of modules that include weekly assignments and peer reviews, as well as brief readings to guide you through the application process. The objective is to encourage you to develop your proposal in a community of peers that offers you detailed feedback, and ultimately improves your proposal. As the Fulbright reviewers include scholars and non-scalars alike, and represent at a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this interdisciplinary environment will help tailor your proposal to the audience that reviews the Fulbright IIE.
Series of modules/assignments:
Developing an “Fulbright-able” idea
Securing successful affiliation letters
Structuring your proposal
Integrating the Fulbright mission into your proposal
Writing the personal statement
Sharpening your proposal
If you are interested in participating, and/or have any questions, please contact the GradGrants Center (gradgrnt@indiana.edu). If you want to participate, please send us an email with your name, departmental affiliation, and the country you plan to apply to.

NPS Artist-in-Residence Program (rolling deadlines , next 6 MAY 2015)

Artist-In-Residence Program

Introduction
Over the last century, artists have had an enduring connection with national parks. Their paintings and photographic records exposed these natural wonders to a population often unaware of their existence. Today, national parks continue to inspire artists. In turn, those artists create art that excites millions of people about national parks and builds awareness and fosters stewardship of these beautiful public lands and historic sites.Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment for a period of two weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

Eligibility
Shenandoah National Park’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence program will offer two residencies – one in June and the second in September. The residency in June is open to visual artists in the genre of video production (videography, editing, animation, etc.) while the September residency will be open to creative writers. Our goal for these artists to seek and share their artistic inspiration as they explore and experience Shenandoah National Park. Work submitted should be of professional quality.

 

Expectations
The Artist-in-Residence program requires the selected artist to donate original pieces of art, representative of the artist’s style and reflecting the artist’s residency within six months of the artist’s stay.

The 2015 June residency will require the selected artist to donate two original video products. These should be no more than 2:00 minutes in length. The September residency will also require the donation of two original written products.

Artists must provide their own supplies during their residency. Selected artist will also be required to present one public program during their residency. The Park will work with the artist on the program, which can be a demonstration, workshop, or public presentation.

Housing
The selected artist will be provided lodging in concessions facilities located at Skyland Resort within Shenandoah National Park. This facility is located approximately 20 miles from the town of Luray, VA, and approximately 18 miles from the town of Sperryville, VA. Artists will be required to bring personal gear and supplies.

 

Selection Process
A panel of Park staff will select the artist. Selection is based on artistic merit, the submitted Statement of Purpose, and the relevancy of the artwork and the artist’s project proposal.

In preparation for the upcoming centennial celebration of the National Park Service, the selected artists will share their talent and creativity to help visitors Find Your Park. The Find Your Park Campaign aims to reach out to future National Park Service stewards to assist them in defining their “park” in their own unique way. Shenandoah National Park is a jewel among National Park Service sites and offers a distinctive array of natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities for visitors. The 2015 residencies should provide inspiration and engage the public in the Find Your Park Campaign.

How to Apply
Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated on the application form. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist’s proposed use of a work already in progress as a residency project.

Entries will be accepted for the 2015 program in two phases. Applications for the June residency, visual artists in the genre of video production (videography, editing, animation, etc.), will be accepted until Wednesday May 6, 2015. Applications for the September residency, creative writers, will be accepted from June 29, 2015 through July 17, 2015.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please be sure that your application reflects the correct media. Notifications of the selected artist will be made by Wednesday May 13, 2015 for the June residency. Notifications of the selected artist for the September residency will be made by Wednesday July 29, 2015.


Artist-in-Residence Program Overview
 – Read for full program details

2015 Application Form

For additional program information, contact Shenandoah National Park by phone (540) 999-3500 ext. 3181 or by e-mail

Postdoc: Potsdam Institute for Climate Research Institute (open until filled)

 Earth-Docs wanted: a new kind of research position

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is offering a new kind of research position for outstanding young scientists: they can become an Earth-Doc as part of an international research team working across research institutions and disciplines. The state-of-the-art programme has been launched by the Earth League, an international alliance of 17 leading scientists and institutions, co-founded by PIK. Applicants for the new position focusing on the role of social agents in Earth system dynamics should have a background in global sustainability and modelling.

Summer School (Columbia): “The Many Worlds of Black New York” (deadline 15May 2015)

The Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI). Convening for two weeks between Monday 13 and Friday July 24, this year’s STSI is themed “The Many Worlds of Black New York” and will focus on the history, cultures, and institutions of African-descended peoples in New York City.

This Summer Institute offers:

  • The opportunity to study African-American history, culture, politics, and life through the lens of New York, and in New York
  • Attend seminars facilitated by today’s leading scholars in African-American Studies
  • Visit and tour historical landmarks and institutions around the city
  • Create innovative multi-media lesson plans
  • Receive instruction in the latest research methods and,
  • enjoy afternoon and evening cultural excursions throughout New York City.

This year’s lecturers will include Ansley Erickson, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Cheryl Hicks, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Brian Purnell, and Christina Greer. STSI seminars will explore various themes including:

  • The New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Educating Harlem: Activism for Equality in the Mid-20th Century
  • The Struggle for Civil Rights in Brooklyn
  • Race, Policing, Gender and Criminal Justice
  • Black Immigration since 1965
  • Health/Medical Rights

In addition to serving as a space for collaborative thinking and skills training, STSI will offer a unique opportunity to explore the tremendous richness and vast scope of African-American Studies.

 

Applications are due by May 15, 2015.
Please visit stsi.iraas.columbia.edu for more information, and please feel free to distribute widely to your colleagues and friends. Questions may be sent to stsi@columbia.edu

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

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN

STUDIES

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

months.

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

considered.

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"
(http://socialismgoesglobal.exeter.ac.uk). 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
Sciences.

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: paul.betts@sant.ox.ac.uk.

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

Details:
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=117942

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 : jeannie.scott@history.ox.ac.uk

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Paul  Betts

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

paul.betts@sant.ox.ac.uk

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: http://wgs.uncg.edu

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 www.jobs.uconn.edu. 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 rosa.chinchilla@uconn.edu. If you are sending your reference letters through interfolio or that type of service please email the link to manuela.wagner@uconn.edu and rosa.chinchilla@uconn.edu.

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 http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.