Tenure-Track Position: History, Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in history for a tenure-track position in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit. We are especially looking for candidates whose historical research focuses on one or more of the following areas: history of capitalism, public policy, democratic governance, economic development, and/or political economy – preferably in the nineteenth or twentieth century. Policy areas that are of particular interest include regulation, macroeconomic policy, education policy, environmental policy, social welfare policy, national security, infrastructure, energy, international commerce, and innovation. Candidates may come directly from Ph.D. programs or from the faculties of other universities. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated potential for conducting outstanding research. The School is particularly interested in applicants with interdisciplinary interests and a strong record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will, at the outset, teach a required first-year MBA course on the economic, political, and social environment of business. Starting salaries will be highly competitive.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Deadline
Applications must be received no later than November 7, 2016.

Application Materials
Applications should include curriculum vitae, description of research-in-progress, published articles or working papers, dissertation chapters or other writing samples, statement of teaching interests and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. In addition, three letters of recommendation are required, which should be submitted online directly to the School by the referees.

Apply online. Candidates should select the job title option “Tenure-Track Position: History” when choosing a position on the application. The application can be accessed here: http://www.hbs.edu/research/faculty-recruiting

Material that can only be sent in hard copy can be sent to:
Harvard Business School, Faculty Administration, Attn: BGIE Unit Application, Morgan Hall T25, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02163

Job vacancy: Instructor, World History / War and Society, Alabama

The Department of History at Auburn University, Alabama invites applications for one (non-tenure-track) position at the rank of Instructor. The appointee will be primarily responsible for teaching multiple sections of our two-term core undergraduate sequence in World History, but will also be expected to teach an upper-level undergraduate survey course in World Military History as well as courses in his/her areas of specialization. Area of specialization is open, but the department especially welcomes applications from scholars who employ a transnational or world focus in their teaching and research or who complement existing strengths in the department.

The one-year appointment will begin on August 16, 2016, with a possibility of renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon need, funding, and satisfactory performance. Ph. D. in History prior to employment is desired, but outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of doctoral candidacy will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Closing date stated as 16 August 2016.

To apply for this position, please visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, research sample, graduate transcripts, teaching portfolio, and the contact information for three recommendation writers.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communications skills required.

Contact: David Carter, Search Committee Chair: dcarter@auburn.edu

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Naval War College

The Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA is seeking a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in their Strategy and Policy Department.

Responsibilities: The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year appointment renewable for a second year. The in-residence fellowship begins in August/September 2016. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War Course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall Ox2x0 load). Seminars average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Expectations are high in both teaching and research.

Qualifications and Competencies: Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval History, or Military History is highly desired.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive at $55,000, with benefits, and $5,000 for research support.

Closing date: 31 March 2016.

Further information here.

Vacancy: Research Associate (The First World War and Global Religions: Islam)

History Faculty, George Street, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the first major research project investigating the role of religion during the First World War. The AHRC-funded project is based at the History Faculty, and will build on Oxford’s ‘Globalizing and Localizing the Great War’ research network. The project team will work together to produce a genuinely transnational history of religion, incorporating both the impact of the war on religious ideas and a consideration of how the war influenced (and was influenced by) the beliefs and practices of millions of people from a range of religious traditions.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to carry out research on some aspect of Islam in the era of the Great War; s/he will also publish and publicise the work, provide guidance to junior members of the group and work with the group to disseminate the findings within and beyond academia.

The appointee will hold a relevant doctorate, or show evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected, and have excellent oral and written communication skills, including fluency in relevant languages; experience of successful academic collaborations would be an advantage.

The appointment is fixed-term for 3 years, with a flexible start date (to fall between April and October 2016). This post will report to Dr Faisal Devji: for an informal discussion about the role, please email: faisal.devji@history.ox.ac.uk.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please see here.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

Job posting: Cleghorn Fellow in War and Society

Wilfrid Laurier University – The Department of History and the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) invites applications for a two-year non-renewable Limited-Term Appointment as the Cleghorn Fellow in War and Society at the Assistant Professor level commencing July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval.

This position is aimed at emerging scholars, preferably within two years of having completed their PhD, who have both a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the life of the Department of History and the LCMSDS, including its seminar series, public lectures, and media engagement, and should therefore be capable of communicating to both scholarly and general audiences.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 1, 2016.

Further information here.

Job: one year teaching and research post-doctoral fellow for 2016-2017

The University of California School of Humanities invites applications for a one year teaching and research post-doctoral fellow for 2016-2017. The postdoctoral fellow will take a leading role in “Documenting War,” a John E. Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellow will be affiliated with the Humanities Commons, UCI’s humanities institute, as well as the appropriate academic department. While in residence at UCI, the Mellon Fellow will participate in all activities associated with the Sawyer Seminar, have limited teaching duties, and have the opportunity for scholarly work. The successful candidate will have a research agenda on documenting war (broadly defined) in the 20th century in the United States.

Closing date: 1 December 2015.

Amanda Jeanne Swain, PhD
Associate Director, Humanities Commons
UCI School of Humanities


Further details here.

Oxford Images of War project, Oxford Castle Quarter

Volunteers are being invited to explore the lives of young people in the city and county through photographic and written records from between 1914 – 1918 as part of the ‘Oxford Images of World War One’ project.

Volunteers aged 16-25 will have the opportunity to research the stories of soldiers, nurses, academics, students, priests and even conscientious objectors, all with professional support.

The outcome will be a high profile outdoor photography exhibition at Oxford Castle Quarter next summer and online resources developed in partnership with the University of Oxford.

Places are free but limited. If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact:
Ameneh Enayat: fetedaycontact@gmail.com

Further information here.

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