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Fulbright – Robertson Visiting Professor In British History Award

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on September 19, 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

Closes: 31st October 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 Robertson Visiting Professor in British History Award

This award provides a career-development opportunity for an exceptional, British historian to teach at Westminster College, Missouri, a small, selective liberal arts college for one academic year. The modest lecturing requirement will allow time for establishing a collaborative relationship with the US National Churchill Museum and Churchill Institute and for conducting personal research.

‘British Historian’ is inclusively defined: we welcome applications from historians of all time periods, thematic areas, and geographical regions of the British Isles, candidates with a specialisation in British Imperial or Colonial history and historians in interdisciplinary fields, such as art history, music history, or the history of science. The applicant should have at least one year’s experience of teaching undergraduates.

The Fulbright-Robertson Award offers the following benefits:

A grant of $52,500, plus travel allowance of up to $10,000

A number of memberships

Sickness and accident benefit coverage

Visa sponsorship

Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July)

Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Membership of an extensive Fulbright Alumni network after grant completion

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen (resident anywhere) and hold or expect to receive a PhD (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship, or who are resident in the US at the time of application, may not apply for an Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

2 job vacancies at the University of Birmingham

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on March 1, 2012

The Department of History at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for two years and a Research Assistant for one year, to work with Dr. Jelle van Lottum on his new project ‘Migration, human capital and labour productivity: the international maritime labour market in Europe, C. 1650-1815’, which was recently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This project will investigate the link between economic development and
labour migration in Europe before the Industrial Revolution, with a specific focus on the contribution of skilled labour migrants to economic performance.
Closing date: 16th March 2012 
For more information see:
Research Fellow

Research Assistant

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17 PhD positions at Umeå University, Sweden

Posted in PhD Studentship, Vacancies by santhyb on February 17, 2012

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University is looking to explore new topics in the arts and humanities and we are building strong research areas for the future. We are now employing 17 PhD students as part of the strategic work to make research in the arts and humanities in Umeå even stronger.

PhD students are embedded in the Graduate School of Humanities<http://www.humfak.umu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/humanistisk-forskarskola/>. All PhD students have a fixed annual sum to cover expenses such as conference traveling, data collection, and to attend international summer and winter schools, etc. In addition to thorough research training, the graduate school offers a variety of courses aimed at improving professional, general, and personal skills. The programmes start on September 3, 2012. PhD students with a profile in educational science (Educational Work, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational History and History Didactics) will also have access to courses and seminars in The research school in educational science<http://www.use.umu.se/forskning/forskarskola/>.

See: http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-23-35-12b.html#eng

Lecturer in Indian History or Politics, Australian National University

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on November 27, 2011

Australian National University, School of Culture, History and Language
Lecturer in Indian History or Politics
Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Australia
Position:   Lecturer

The School of Culture, History and Language (CHL) is one of four
Schools within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Unique in the
world, the school is focused on deep, cutting-edge research and
teaching about the people, languages and land of Asia and the Pacific.

The South Asia Program in the the School of Culture, History and
Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, will appoint a Lecturer
in Indian History or Politics (equivalent to Assistant Professor,
tenure track) to coordinate and contribute to the teaching of Indian
History or Politics at undergraduate level. The successful candidate
will have a PhD along with demonstrated potential for high-level
research. Fluency in a modern language is expected and ideally the
successful candidate will commence the position in mind-2012.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact: Dr McComas Taylor
Telephone: +61 2 6125 3179
Email: mccomas.taylor@anu.edu.au

To make an application, please go to

Website: http://chl.anu.edu.au/
Primary Category: Cultural History / Studies
Secondary Categories: South Asian History / Studies

Posting Date: 11/22/2011
Closing Date 01/16/2012

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Full Professorship in State and Democracy in Modern India

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) at the Georg-August-University Gottingen /Germany invites applications for the position of a Full Professorship (salary scale W3) in State and Democracy in Modern India

The position is available for immediate appointment.
Applications are invited from internationally recognized candidates working in any field of political science or political sociology who have a demonstrated regional specialization in India or South Asia. This includes particularly candidates working on state formation, democratization and the political system in India in comparative perspective, with a view to broader questions of modern constitutional theory and reality. Candidates must have an interest in, and strong commitment to, inter-disciplinary research cooperation with the other departments of the newly created Centre for Modern Indian Studies (www.uni-goettingen.de/cemis).

Applications, including pertinent documentation (CV, list of publications, teaching and research track records etc.) are requested by 18 March 2010 and should be sent to the Dekanin der Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultt der Georg-August-Universitet Gottingen, Platz der Gttinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Gttingen, Germany), email: dekanat@sowi.uni-goettingen.de. For further information, please contact Prof. Matthias Koenig at mkoenig@gwdg.de.

Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/cemis

Assistant Professorship in Islamic World or South Asian History

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The Department of History at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Islamic World or South Asian History to start August 15, 2010. Requirements include a Ph.D., by the time of appointment, in history or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized) institution. All applicants must apply at jobs.eku.edu (requisition #0607111). More information about the position is available on the site. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Website: https://jobs.eku.edu

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University of Warwick – Research Fellow x 3

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

University of Warwick, Global History and Culture Centre; Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia, 1600-1830, Fixed Term Contract from October 2010 to March 2014, Ref: 70268-020

You will conduct research, mainly in the UK but also internationally, as part of the ERC-funded project Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia 1600-1830 under the direction of Professor Maxine Berg (University of Warwick). You will conduct research on topics relating to the long-distance trade between Asia and Europe in material goods and culture; write publications, and assist in organising a conference, small workshops, and some public events such as podcasts, lectures and a website
relating to the project.

You will cover one or more of the Dutch and Ostend East India Companies, the French East India Companies, and the Danish and Swedish East India Companies, and the private traders connected with these. Prior specialist expertise is not required, but competence will be expected in the relevant European languages.

You will have a first degree or equivalent; a PhD, or equivalent, in history or a related field and first-hand familiarity with historical research methods. You will also be expected, in collaboration with two Research Fellow colleagues, to create an undergraduate module that will be team-taught during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

For further details and an application form please visit our website below.
Closing date: 17 March 2010.

Associate Professor or Professor – Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on November 7, 2009

Position available: Associate Professor or Professor

The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) specialises in the following areas:

– Migration and Multiculturalism

– Community Capacity Building

– Religion and Social Inclusion

– The Future of Work and Social Hope

– Welfare, Care and Social Policy

– Social and Environmental Justice

– Inclusion and Exclusion in Urban and Regional Spaces

We seek a senior academic at Level D or E, who will contribute a powerful research focus pulling together the theory and practice of inclusion, encompassing at least two of the above areas.

Attractive start-up and relocation conditions are designed to bring someone with a strong current research program and ability to attract high-quality PhD candidates.

Enquiries: Dr Marion Maddox on (02) 9850 4431 or email marion.maddox@scmp.mq.edu.au

Applications Close: 15 November 2009  

More information on the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion via our website: http://www.crsi.mq.edu.au/

For more information on the position, go to: http://tinyurl.com/yzlm28w

Asian Religions Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on November 7, 2009

Asian Religions Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Department of Religious Studies, announces a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Asian religions, specialization and region open. In addition to demonstrating a strong scholarly profile and a dedication to undergraduate teaching, candidates should be willing to engage with Asian diasporic communities in Indianapolis, in keeping with IUPUI’s mission of civic engagement as an urban research university.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the Fall 2010 appointment. The normal teaching load in the IU School of Liberal Arts is five courses per year for faculty maintaining a solid research agenda.

Salary and fringe benefits are competitive. Final position offer is contingent on the continued availability of funding. Start date: August 1, 2010.

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2009

Applicants should send a letter of application, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation to:


IUPUI is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D.

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Assistant Professorship – University of Delaware

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on November 7, 2009

History of South Asia/India. University of Delaware – Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Delaware (USA) invites applications for a full-time assistant professor, tenure track, in the history of South Asia, with a preference for the history of India.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2010; the Ph.D. is required. The appointee’s courses will include courses in the field of specialization and a survey in world history.

Please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation, postmarked by December 15, 2009, to Professor Rudi Matthee, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.  All materials will be shared with department faculty.

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Project Researcher in Migration Management at DIIS

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on August 11, 2009

A 3-year position as project researcher in the field of migration management is now available at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). The vacancy is to be filled as soon as possible and preferably by 1 September 2009.

The candidate is expected to work in the Migration research unit at DIIS with a particular focus on strengthening and developing research on migration management. We are looking for a candidate with a strong profile in one or more of the following areas:

  • Migration as a foreign policy issue
  • Migration control
  • Asylum and refugee policy
  • Labour migration and legal migration policy
  • EU asylum and immigration policies

The ideal candidate is expected to have and maintain an updated understanding of major policy developments in the field of migration management both in Denmark and internationally. Candidates with a proven theoretical knowledge of the international regulatory frameworks and/or political economy surrounding migration will be preferred.

Further details: http://www.diis.dk/sw81898.asp

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University of Cambridge – World And/Or Imperial History Since 1500

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on July 14, 2009

University Lectureship, Faculty of History

The Faculty of History is seeking to make an appointment the above field with effect from 1 October 2010 at the latest:

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Faculty of History website at www.hist.cam.ac.uk, or from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone number 01223 335350, or e-mail: jen26@cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, publications list and PD18 form (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/pd18/) with details of three referees, so as to reach her no later than 1 September 2009.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (cab1002@cam.ac.uk).

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