Adelphi University in Garden City, New York (within a short LIRR commute of NYC) is seeking to hire an adjunct instructor to teach Western Civilization II (since the 17th century) in the spring 2013 semester, which begins 24 January. The course is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:50am-12:05pm. Pay is $3876. For those interested in developing a teaching portfolio to obtain more permanent employment, the department chair will write up a peer review of your teaching that could be included in it. ABD or PhD and some teaching experience preferred. If interested in teaching this course, please send your CV to Michael Christofferson, Chair of the Adelphi University History Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archive for November, 2012
Fantastic fellowship! – Deadline extended! Graduate Center CUNY JustPublics@365 Seeks Two Digital Fellows
Graduate Center CUNY JustPublics@365 Seeks Two Digital Fellows
JustPublics@365 is a year-long initiative within the Graduate Center CUNY to inspire informed public debate around issues of inequality and social justice by helping academics frame their research for the wider public and forging links among scholars, media professionals and political activists. This work is sponsored by a Ford Foundation grant, and it aims to enact multiple meanings of what “just publics” can look like.
The JustPublics@365 initiative seeks two Digital Fellows with technological and pedagogical skills to work on events, seminars, and conferences with Graduate Center faculty, students, and staff who work on issues of social injustice. We are especially interested in candidates whose research examines social inequality and have demonstrated excellence in one-on-one and small group teaching. The initiative aims to have a significant impact of the digital and social environment within the GC and beyond it, and we seek candidates who also are interested in this mission. You can read more about the JustPublics@365 initiative at http://justpublics365.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.
* A minimum of an MA in any field relevant to the project;
* Superior digital media, organizational and/or communication skills;
* Broad knowledge about digital media and academia;
* Ability to help train, monitor, and guide a range of faculty and graduate students in the use of digital media.
* Ph.D. candidate (ABD), or Ph.D.;
* Broad digital media skills, including web site design in WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and/or altmetrics.
The responsibilities of each fellow will vary as needed, but duties may involve some or all of the following:
* Work with GC faculty members on digital scholarly projects and public digital profiles;
* Gather social media data and analyze these in order to examine the digital impact for JustPublics@365;
* Design websites for special events, faculty, and projects;
* Teach relevant workshops on social media, multimedia, and web technologies;
* Develop and maintain a social media presence for programs, offices, and initiatives;
Fellows will work under the supervision of the Project Manager of the JustPublics@365 initiative, Jen Gieseking, PhD, as well as the JustPublics@365 co-PIs, Professors Jessie Daniels, Professor Matthew K. Gold, and Provost Chase Robinson.
The total compensation for the award is $22,000. This funding can include a GC graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase low-cost NYSHIP health insurance (as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study). JustPublics@365 Digital Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year. The appointment is from January 1st, 2013, through January 1st, 2014.
To apply, please send a short statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages, double-spaced), a CV, a list of digital projects and teaching endeavors undertaken and/or completed, and the names of three references to email@example.com with “JustPublics@365 Digital Fellows Application” in the subject line. Please contact Jessie Daniels, Co-PI of JustPublics@365 and Professor of Sociology and Urban Public Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.
Applications must be received by December 7th, 2012 to be considered. A review of applications will begin immediately.
Joe Papp in Five Acts – A Film Screening
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall
Joe Papp in Five Acts (2012, Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen, Film Directors) is the story of New York’s indomitable, streetwise champion of the arts — founder of the Public Theater and free Shakespeare in the Park — who introduced interracial casting to the American stage and nurtured an entire generation of artists, along with their works — from Hair to A Chorus Line. Papp spent a lifetime expanding public access to the arts; his mission was to widen the portals of the theater and invite everybody in. He was convinced that both women and minorities, denied power elsewhere in society, could develop it on the stage. Papp’s great accomplishments and his own tumultuous personal history is told by the artists he helped create — and sometimes tried to destroy — Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, Olympia Dukakis and Larry Kramer, among others. Joe Papp in Five Acts is a production of The Papp Project, Thirteen’s American Masters and ITVS in association with WNET.
The Queens College History Dept seeks an adjunct professor for a course on (first choice) women and gender in Jewish history, or (second choice) women and gender in other fields of history. The class would meet on Mon and Wed, 9:25-10:40. Please contact Joel Allen, Chair, History Dept, at email@example.com.
Queens College seeks instructors interested in teaching one or possibly two of the following courses during summer 2013 .
1. History 101 Modern Europe 1500-1815, offered June 3-June 26, 2013, Monday- Thursday (no Friday classes), from 6:00-8:40 pm or 9:00-11:40 am
2. History 104 American History 1865- to the Present, July 9-August 16, 2013, Monday-Thursday, (no Friday classes), from 8:00-9:34 am
3. History 103 American History 1607- 1865, July 9-August 16, 2013, Monday-Thursday, (no Friday classes), from 10:00-11:34 am
Interested candidates should contact Prof. Isaac Alteras, History Dept. summer session supervisor by e-mail (attach c.v.) at: IAlteras@aol.com or by phone at 212-787–5135
Thank you for your cooperation
Prof. Isaac Alteras
History Dept. Queens College of CUNY
To promote advanced scholarship, the David Library of the American Revolution offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for conducting research in its collections. DLAR’s rich resources in microfilm and print on virtually every aspect of the era of the American Revolution (1750-1800) are fully listed on this web site. Fellows receive a stipend of $1600 per month ($1000 if your legal address is within a 100-mile radius of DLAR) plus housing and 24-hour access to the Library. The term of the Fellowship is one month. Both doctoral and post-doctoral applicants are welcome to apply; doctoral candidates must have passed their general examinations before beginning their fellowships.
The deadline for applications for a 2013-2014 Fellowship is March 1, 2013.
Applicants should submit seven (7) sets of the following: (1) cover sheet (with applicants name, mailing address, email address, phone number, academic affiliation and title of project), (2) a brief project statement (3 to 5 pages) describing the project and stating what David Library resources will be used, (3) a detailed C.V., and (4) a writing sample (10 to 20 pages of recent work, preferably from the proposed fellowship project). Each application must be supported by two letters of reference (sent directly by the referee, not sent by the applicant).
The application materials named above should be submitted in a single package. The letters of recommendation should sent directly to the David Library by the referee.
All application materials can be mailed to:
Academic Advisory Council
David Library of the American Revolution
P.O. Box 748
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Please do not fax or email applications. (If sending via courier service such as UPS, please use the following street address for the Library instead of the P.O. Box: 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977.
The David Library does not fund research conducted at other institutions.
Fellowship Awards will be made by the David Library’s Academic Advisory Council sometime in April 2013.
Questions? Contact Meg McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer, at (215) 493-2233, ext.106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of History at Marymount Manhattan College invites applications for one or two instructors to teach courses in European and/or Russian history in the Spring semester, starting January 30th, 2013. The courses are:
HIST 216 Europe: Antiquity to Enlightenment – MW 11:30-12:50 AM
(Course description: Course provides an overview of European history from the Greco-Roman period to the eighteenth century. Emphasis is on institutional, intellectual, and cultural developments that contributed most directly to forming modern European civilization.
HIST 221 Modern Russia – F 11:30 AM-2:20 PM
(Course description: Course examines the major themes and problems of Russian history from mid-nineteenth century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the debates around modernization, national identity and political participation.)
Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD with college level teaching experience.
If interested, please email a letter and CV to History Dept Chair Yu-Yin Cheng – email@example.com.
The Department of History at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in medieval European history, to begin in August 2013.
The teaching load is 3/2, and teaching responsibilities include the first semester of the European history survey; upper-level courses in area of specialization; and an undergraduate or graduate (M.A.) research seminar.
The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2013, and must provide strong evidence of scholarly potential and appropriate (college-level) teaching experience.
Application materials should be submitted online at
and should include the following:
• cover letter
• curriculum vitae
• an article-length sample of scholarship
• graduate transcripts (official or unofficial)
• syllabi, if available
• three confidential letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Queries should be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Derek Hastings, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakland University is a public institution with an enrollment of over 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in the Detroit metro area in Rochester, a city named by CNN and Money Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live.” Oakland University offers competitive salaries with benefits and research support.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be presenting a grant writing workshop for graduate students. The workshop will address general topics in grant writing, but also provide specific information on how to apply to the Doctoral Student Research Grant program which is open to students in any discipline. The workshop will be offered twice and held in the Science Center (room 4102) on the following days and times:
Monday, November 26th 10:00-12:00
Wednesday, November 28th 10:00-12:00
There is no need to RSVP.
Edith Marie Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Part-Time Administrative Coordinator Position Available
The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College is seeking an Administrative Coordinator starting immediately. Responsibilities include oversight of the logistical operation of the Institute, light management of human resources, and assisting Institute senior staff on a variety of projects, including planning and preparation for the Institute’s Annual Symposium. The position is part-time and pays $20/hr for 20-25hrs/week.
The successful applicant will be responsible, self-motivating and will possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word is required. Administrative experience at Baruch or a comparable post-secondary institution is preferred. Previous experience in administrative assistant role a plus.
Please forward résumés with cover letter to Dr. Mikhail Gershovich, Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, at Mikhail.Gershovich@baruch.cuny.edu (tel. (646) 312-2062, fax. (646) 312-2061). For more information about the Schwartz Institute, visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/blsci
12/12 – U Penn – Eve Troutt Powell, “Other People’s Help: Studying Slavery in Cultures Not Your Own”
The University of Pennsylvania History Department presents:
‘Thinking with the Past’
Professor Eve Troutt Powell, University of Pennsylvania
Other People’s Help: Studying Slavery in Cultures Not Your Own
DATE: Wednesday, December 12th
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Parkway Central Library, Room 108 (1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA)
In this lecture, Eve Troutt Powell will explore the legacies of slavery in the Middle East, and the pitfalls of this kind of research. How have societies far from the United States’ experience of slavery integrated the experience of slavery in their histories? How have they differed in constructions of racial or ethnic identity from how Americans have identified connections between race and slavery?
Eve M. Troutt Powell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches the history of the modern Middle East. Her most recent book is Tell This in my Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2012). She is also the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003). Professor Powell is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
Book signing to follow; books provided by the Penn Book Center.
For more information, please contact