Friday, December 19, 2014

HARRIMAN INSTITUTE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

HARRIMAN INSTITUTE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS


The Harriman Institute postdoctoral fellowships allow junior scholars to spend a specified term (usually an academic year, or in special cases a semester) in residence at Columbia University in New York. All fellows are assigned a faculty mentor. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to give a brownbag seminar on their research, and post a related Working Paper on the Institute’s website; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. All postdoctoral fellows receive university IDs that provide access to the full range of resources within the Columbia library system, and the Institute makes every effort to provide desk space for all postdoctoral fellows. The Institute provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests.

The Harriman Institute has three types of postdoctoral fellowships: general (four positions), the INTERACT Central Asia postdoc (one position), and the Ukrainian Studies postdoc (one semester-long position). Candidates should indicate which programs they are applying for in their cover letters.

Eligibility for the 2015 competition is restricted to those who have received the Ph.D. between July 31, 2012 and June 30, 2015 and do not hold a tenure-track position. All fellows must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

Information on each program and application details are posted below. All applications are due by January 15.






Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Jobs: Lectureship in Modern European History

Lectureship in Modern European History

Location: 
Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: 
Faculty of Arts
School/Institute: 
School of History
Category: 
Academic
Grade: 
Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary: 
£31,342 to £45,954
Closing Date: 
Sunday 11 January 2015
Reference: 
ARTHI1004
Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Modern European History (from 1789 onwards) in the School of History to start in September 2015. We welcome applications from historians interested in any aspect of European history, although we do not expect to make an appointment in areas which duplicate the interests of current members of staff. We would particularly welcome applications from those working in Russian history. You will cover undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in European history, in the period since 1789. You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme, and will be able to contribute to the MA programmes as well as to supervise research students. You will contribute to the administration and management of the School’s activities, and also develop the place of European history within the research culture of the School.
You will have a PhD in European history and relevant teaching experience. Your recent and immediately forthcoming publications will indicate an ability to make a distinctive contribution to research activity in this subject area in the years to come, and you will be expected to produce a significant range of publications that will qualify you for inclusion in the next REF. You will be given every encouragement to develop your subject within the research and teaching environment of the School, subject to the requirements of the post.
Informal enquiries to Professor Graham Loud (Head of School), tel +44(0)113 343 3601, email G.A.Loud@leeds.ac.uk
Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program in 2015

The European Division will be included in the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program in 2015.  Applications will be accepted online only at usajobs.gov .  Search that site for keywords:  Junior Fellows.

THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015.

For a stipend of $3,000, the 2015 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from June 1 through Aug. 7, 2015, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and available to Members of Congress, scholars, researchers, students, teachers and the general public.

The candidate selected to be the European Division’s Junior Fellow (just one Fellow for the European Division) will assist with “light” cataloging of the European Division’s “Cyrillic 4 collection” of about 1,000 mostly slender Russian-language monographs published primarily between 1880 and 1940.  The ideal Junior Fellow candidate for the European Division will:  1) have a good reading knowledge of Russian; 2) be enrolled in a graduate program for Library Science studies; and 3) be interested in learning (or already know something about) basic cataloging. 

U.S. citizenship is required.  Unfortunately, a green card is not sufficient.  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Fellows may receive course credit - at the full discretion of the student’s university.

A common question is, “Do I have to be there for the entire 10 weeks?   In a word, yes.  Fellows must certainly be present during the first week when all 40 Fellows will receive group orientations before they disperse to work in various divisions of the Library.  It is possible to miss a very few days during the 10 weeks, but not during the first or last weeks.

For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/  .


Grant G. Harris
Head, European Reading Room
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4830

telephone   202-707-5859
fax   202-707-8482
email   grha@loc.gov

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