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 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 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 http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)
 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 gradgrnt@indiana.edu.
 
If you have any questions about administration or applying as a graduate student, please contact Kathleen Sullivan (sullkath@iu.edu).
Interested undergraduates should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE.

CFP: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims (deadline 18 MAY 2015)

Call for papers: Focus on German Studies Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Conference: True Stories? Exploring Subjectivity, Non-Fiction and Truth Claims

20-22 November 2015, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati
The German Graduate Student Association of the University of Cincinnati and the editors of the graduate student journal Focus on German Studies present the Twentieth Annual Focus Graduate Student Conference to be held 20–22 November, 2015 at the University of Cincinnati.

 

Current graduate students are invited to send 250-word abstracts to Matthew Bauman at fogs.editor@gmail.com by May 18, 2015.

Reporting on and representing reality has always been fraught with questions and doubts, as evidenced by such recent incidents as Neo-Magazin host, Jan Böhmermann’s claim to have manipulated video of Greek finance minister Janis Varoufakis.

This conference seeks to explore the means by which medial representations of real events lay claim to notions of “realism,” “objectivity” and/or “truth” and how those means as well as the attributes they seek to impute to their subjects have changed over time.

What are the goals of the various methods of recording events or presenting truth claims, and how are they achieved? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method? Is “objectivity” always ideal?

Submissions are welcome from any discipline, though the inclusion of a German element is strongly encouraged. Papers may be presented in either German or English.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Supermarket tabloids; Investigative journalism; Realism and reenactment in documentary film; Authenticity and subversion of the photograph as factual document; The author as gatekeeper/ mediator; The role of memory in autobiography; Performance of the past; The documentary as propaganda; Art, literature, film and other media as “frame”; Curating fact; Essays; Eyewitness testimony; The reliability of personal testimony as historical document; Truth claims in art, literature and media; Non-fiction as genre

 

Matthew Bauman, Katherine H. Paul

Department of German Studies

University of Cincinnati, USA

 

Alex Hogue
Matthew Bauman
Editors
Amanda Hatch
Assistant Editor
Focus on German Studies
University Of Cincinnati ML 0372
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0372 USA
Phone (513) 556-2752
Fax (513) 556-1991
fogs.editor@gmail.com
fogs.bookreviews@gmail.com

VAP/ Visiting Instructor in Leadership Studies Agnes Scott College (Atlanta, GA deadline 15 MAY 2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in Leadership Studies
Department: TBD

Agnes Scott College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Leadership Studies starting in fall 2015. This position includes service obligations related to co-curricular leadership programming. The 3/2 teaching load will include: LDR 102: Leadership Lab (a 1 credit course required of all first year students), LDR 200: Theories and Models of Leadership (the 4-credit anchor for the college’s Leadership Development specialization), and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise. These courses are part of the college’s new global learning and leadership development initiative, SUMMIT. (http://www.agnesscott.edu/summit/). Departmental affiliation and rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s academic background.

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies or a related field preferred; ABD and Masters level candidates with relevant experience also will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.

To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation to LeadershipStudiesSearch@agnesscott.edu or to Elizabeth Hackett, Interim Director of Summit, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Additional materials—including syllabi, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and graduate transcripts—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2015.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching and service to the department and the SUMMIT initiative are expected of the visiting instructor. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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,
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
(sieling@leuphana.de).

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 – ncad-ucd.ie/summer-school – or contact madeleine.lyes@ucd.ie with any queries.

European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme (deadline 5 JUNE 2015)

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/

VAP in German Studies, College of William & Mary (review begins 7 MAY 2015)

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.

Lecturer in German, University of TN (review begins 8 MAY 2015)

Lecturer of German

 

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer position in German, pending approval of funding, starting date: August 1, 2015. Qualifications: M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) with a specialization in any subfield of German Studies or Linguistics, native or near-native fluency in German and English, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching load of 4-4, with teaching responsibilities to include a range of language courses. Review of applicants will begin May 8, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application along with a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference as email attachments to pjhughes@utk.edu with the subject line German Lecturer Search 2015.

 

UT Knoxville is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Doctoral Scholarships: University of Greifswald: Baltic Borderlands (deadline 15 JUNE 2015)

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: north@uni-greifswald.de
Homepage: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/IRTG-Baltic-Borderlands/311410042367670