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Visiting Assistant Professor

Company: American Historical Association
Location: Houston
Posted on: April 10, 2021

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AHA Career Center Search Results postdoctal OR fellow OR STATECODE:"TX" https://careers.historians.org Latest AHA Career Center JobsSun, 04 Apr 2021 12:56:51 Zhttps://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14609192/visiting-assistant-professor Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Houston, Honors College https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14609192/visiting-assistant-professorHouston, Texas, Visiting Assistant Professor: The Honors College at the University of Houston invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year to teach the UH History Survey Sequence and in its interdisciplinary minor programs. Each semester's teaching expectation is three small US History (Since 1877) survey sections and one upper-level seminar. The upper-level course should contribute to one of the Honors College's seven interdisciplinary minors. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduates with a broad array of majors in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts environment. M.A. in History required; Ph.D. preferred. To apply, please submit an online application that will include a letter of application emphasizing teaching philosophy and experience; a cv; and the names and contact information for three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee will begin considering applications immediately. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. M.A. in History Required; Ph.D. PreferredFri, 26 Mar 2021 12:46:20 -0400https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14531375/post-doctoral-fellow-african-american-history Post-Doctoral Fellow African American History - Case Western Reserve University https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14531375/post-doctoral-fellow-african-american-historyCleveland, Ohio, CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for 2021-2023 Fellowship: The History Department of Case Western Reserve University is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in African American History, with subfield and period open, beginning August 1, 2021. The two-year appointment in the History Department carries a competitive stipend plus medical benefits and a generous relocation/research expense fund for the first year, and a research fund for the second year. The fellow is expected to teach one (1) history course per academic year (coordinated with programs in African and African-American Studies and in Ethnic Studies), and to give one public presentation at the beginning and one at the end of the fellow's tenure. Completed applications must include a brief cover letter, a 1-2-page diversity statement, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing, and a project proposal (not to exceed five double-spaced pages) outlining the applicant's research and writing agenda for the fellowship period. Fellows must have defended and completed their Ph.D. requirements at the time of appointment, August 1. We also welcome applicants who seek pre-tenure funded leave to complete their book manuscript. Submit all materials and request letters of recommendation online: https://apply.interfolio.com/84789 . Deadline for receipt of all materials is April 16. Notification anticipated by late May. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, neurodivergent individuals, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity at (216) 368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.Mon, 08 Mar 2021 10:35:42 -0500https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14635564/postdoctoral-fellowship-early-american-history-and-geography Postdoctoral Fellowship: Early American History and Geography - George Washington's Mount Vernon https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14635564/postdoctoral-fellowship-early-american-history-and-geographyNationwide, Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital History and Geography of the American Revolutionary War Era The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital History and Geography of the American Revolutionary War Era beginning in Spring 2021. This position combines scholarly work in the history and geography of North America in the late eighteenth century with development and stewardship of a digital public history project. This position is renewable for up to one additional year at a salary of $58,500 annually. This is a benefits-eligible position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work remotely. The Washington Library may facilitate a short residency at Mount Vernon and the Boston Public Library to work with physical map collections and collaborate with project team members. PROJECT ARGO: The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with key partners at both institutions, including the Digital Historian at the Washington Library's Center for Digital History and the Leventhal Center's Curator of Maps & Director of Geographic Scholarship, to advance the creation and intellectual development of ARGO: American Revolutionary Geographies Online . ARGO is a multi-institutional digital repository and research platform designed to inspire research, teaching, and learning about Revolutionary War-era maps and cartography. The project encompasses the years 1750 to 1800. It builds on an earlier initiative by the Leventhal Center aimed at bringing together major cartographic collections from various institutional partners in the United States and the United Kingdom. ARGO expands the scope and scale of these original digital efforts by leveraging existing frameworks and new technologies to drive new research and pedagogical engagement through curated content and scholarship. The postdoctoral fellow will serve as project manager for ARGO . Reporting primarily to the Washington Library's Digital Historian, with guidance from the Leventhal Center's Curator of Maps & Director of Geographic Scholarship, the project manager will: Co-develop ARGO's new digital architecture Liaise with a hired development team contracted for ARGO 's frontend development Coordinate with contributing partner institutions and assist in the selection of relevant archival materials, which may involve some travel Curate and write original interpretive content Present on ARGO and its content to professional and general audiences This fellow will work with the project's steering committee and have the opportunity to collaborate with the project's external advisors as well as scholars, curators, and educators in North America and elsewhere in the world. The postdoctoral fellow will devote 80% of their time on ARGO's development and 20% to their own scholarly projects. QUALIFICATIONS: Degree requirements. One of the following qualifications, likely earned, within the past five years: (Preferred) A Ph.D. in History, Geography, History of Science, American Studies, Library and Information Science, or a related field. (Possible) A MLIS or MLS degree specializing in History, Geography/Cartography, Rare Books, or Digital Humanities Topical expertise. The candidate should demonstrate scholarly expertise in one of the following fields, or a closely related field: History of the Atlantic world during the American Revolutionary era History of science in the early modern era Material and print culture of the Atlantic world Historical geography of North America History of cartography A chronological focus on the eighteenth century Project expertise. The candidate should have working experience in one or more of the following domains: Digital projects for the public Digitally-integrated scholarly research (including computational methods or large-corpus analysis) Database design and management Public-facing journalism or science communications Museum curation or library collections management Ability to work in a collaborative, remote digital environment APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: Cover letter stating their interest in the project and their research interests. Curriculum vitae. A scholarly writing sample of no more than 10,000 words. A writing sample aimed at a public audience of no more than 1,000 words. Evidence of successful digital history/humanities work. List of three professional references who can speak to the desired qualifications, including email and telephone contact details. Please submit your application by April 15, 2021 via the following link . Mount Vernon is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all employees . As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to building and retaining a team that represents a variety of skills, experiences and perspectives . All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, performance, and qualifications without regard to race, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran and military status, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Mount Vernon will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Includes Full-Time BenefitsFri, 02 Apr 2021 12:59:31 -0400https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14621861/curator-of-the-european-collection Curator of the European Collection - Hoover Institution https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14621861/curator-of-the-european-collectionStanford, California, Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team that is growing? The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is seeking a knowledgeable, dynamic, innovative, and service oriented professional for the full-time Academic Staff (Career Track) position of Curator of the European Collection. Under the direction of the Director of the Hoover Library & Archives, the Curator of the European Collection develops and pursues acquisition opportunities, formulates policies, and plans programs for the European Collection, and participates in related activities as described below. The geopolitical focus is on collections aligned with our mission from the former Eastern Europe (excluding the former Soviet Union) the Baltic States, and on collections related to those regions elsewhere in the world. Core duties include, Collection development Assist the Director in long-term planning for the continued growth of the collection and in maintaining a high quality acquisitions strategy in line with the Hoover Institution's mission and the Library & Archives' strategic plan Assess needs and strengths of the collection and write collection policy statements for the collection; coordinate collection development with needs of Hoover fellows and researchers and Stanford faculty, students, and academic programs, and with Stanford University Libraries and other libraries Identify and contact potential donors of archival materials, focusing on unique original materials illuminating the careers of individuals or the workings of organizations; establish and maintain relations with donors and other sources of materials Evaluate historical importance and research potential of possible archival acquisitions Negotiate acquisitions with donors and finalize deeds of gift or bills of sale Appraise and determine disposition of books, newspapers, and other printed materials found among acquired archival collections Work with Hoover colleagues when evaluating digital acquisitions or planning digital projects Consult Hoover colleagues when considering acquisitions of audio and visual materials and of damaged materials to minimize harmful effects of mold, insect infestation, and other hazards Become rapidly familiar with the holdings of the Library & Archives in general and with the European Collection in particular Work with description staff to identify and prioritize collections for description and re-housing Development/Exhibits/Publications Give lectures, presentations, and classes, in person and online, on the holdings and research potential of the European Collection Organize conferences, seminars, and talks by visitors and scholars Welcome and prepare presentations for European officials and other visitors and meet with faculty and students in European studies at Stanford and other universities Work with Hoover's Development Office in contacting potential financial contributors and preparing descriptive materials, such as brochures, and content for the Hoover website Write grant proposals and other fundraising documents; develop innovative ways to promote the use of the collection Work with the Exhibits team to curate physical and virtual exhibitions on the European Collection Write articles (including for the Hoover Digest ) and stories for the Hoover website publicizing new acquisitions, events, or topics of subject expertise Read manuscripts for the Hoover Institution Press when requested. Consult with the Press on marketing of European-related titles Contribute to the field of European studies and archival studies by publication and participation in professional organizations and activities Research & Education Provide in-depth research assistance when needed; prepare research guides to the collection in the Library & Archives Support education programming by teaching and providing outreach to subject specific classes, events, and tours, online or in-person Establish and maintain relations with Hoover fellows and researchers; Stanford curators, faculty, and students; and other patrons of the Library & Archives Administration Prepare budget requests and manage the European Collection annual acquisitions budget Prepare reports on the collection and contribute to annual and other Hoover reports Plan collecting trips for travel to Europe and prepare trip reports Develop and maintain acquisition case files Assist with the definition of rights for digital reformatting of collections Participate in monthly curators' and acquisitions meetings and other meetings as required Train and supervise hourly and/or non-professional support staff Special projects and other duties Propose, design, manage, and report on special acquisition projects for the collection Identify opportunities for cooperation with other archives, libraries, universities, and research centers throughout the world Assist the director with other special tasks, as requested MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience: PhD in history or related field strongly preferred, with strong knowledge of 20 th and 21 st century European history, politics, economics, and culture. Written and spoken fluency in Polish and additional language expertise related to East Central Europe. Significant number of years of professional experience in scholarship and/or libraries and archives, with a proven record of accomplishment and publications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated experience in addressing acquisition issues and ethics, particularly with ownership problems (provenance and cultural property) and appraisal Understanding of library and archival theory and practice, particularly the role and impact of acquisitions on library and archives activities A firm understanding of intellectual property, copyright, privacy, and other access issues strongly preferred Interest in collecting born-digital materials and willingness to work with other staff in exploring best practices in this area Ability to work collegially and to organize and manage team-based projects Strong organizational and project management abilities Excellent written, verbal, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills Administrative and managerial experience Proven record of sound judgment, initiative, and leadership Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to adjust to changes and reprioritizations. To view the complete job description and apply for this opportunity, please visit https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/curator-of-the-european-collection-11568 . Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application for full consideration. Provide writing samples upon request. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:43:00 -0400https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14507720/post-doctoral-associate-in-social-research-and-public-policy-social-science-nyu-abu-dhabi Post-Doctoral Associate in Social Research and Public Policy, Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi - New York University Abu Dhabi https://careers.historians.org/jobs/rss/14507720/post-doctoral-associate-in-social-research-and-public-policy-social-science-nyu-abu-dhabiAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Post-Doctoral Associate in Social Research and Public Policy Division of Social Science NYU Abu Dhabi The Division of Social Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Social Research and Public Policy starting September 2021.--Later start dates are also possible. Appointments will be for two academic years, renewable for one additional academic year, conditional on a satisfactory evaluation of performance. The Social Science Division is keen on increasing diversity among faculty and postdoctoral fellows and especially encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply. About the Social Science Division: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/divisions/social-science/faculty.html?_charset_=UTF-8&program=political-science-major&affiliation=&keywords= https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/undergraduate/majors-and-minors/political-science-major.html Working for NYU Abu Dhabi A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it's your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we're offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents. About NYUAD NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU's global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities. Applicants have received a Ph.D. in the last three years or be within a few months from completion. We encourage applications from very promising candidates with a capacity to conduct innovative, high-quality scholarly research. This position requires doctoral training in Sociology, Demography, Anthropology, Development Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Public Policy, Education, History or a related field, with a particular interest for interdisciplinary interactions with the other fields in the Division, in particular Economics and Political Science. Successful candidates are expected to develop a well-defined research program and to forge productive collaborations with faculty at NYUAD. The terms of employment are competitive. This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. To apply for this position, please submit the following items to: https://apply.interfolio.com/83980 Curriculum vitae (CV) Statement of Teaching Interests (this is not a teaching position, so this is purely OPTIONAL) Statement of Research Interests Job Market Paper Names and contact information for three (3) references. (References will be contacted and asked to submit their confidential letter through the online application system, Interfolio.) We will begin reviewing applications on March 15 and will continue on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in the Spring. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2021-2022. Note:--We will continue to consider applicants until all positions are filled. For questions about this position, please email nyuad.socialscience@nyu.edu . If this sounds like you, apply now. Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people. UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.--Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:16:46 -0500

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