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  • Saturday, February 03, 2024 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Curator; Yale Library Special Collections

    Beinecke Library - Collection Development

    86483BR

    University Job Title

    Librarian, Curator

    Bargaining Unit

    None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

    Time Type

    Full time

    Duration Type

    Regular

    Compensation Grade

    library

    Compensation Grade Profile

    Librarian (00)

    Wage Ranges

    Click here to see our Wage Ranges

    Searchable Job Family

    Library

    Total # of hours to be worked:

    37.5

    Work Week

    Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

    Work Location

    Central Campus

    Worksite Address

    121 Wall Street
    New Haven, CT 06511

    Work Model

    Hybrid

    Position Focus:

    The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University invites applications for a cluster of four curators to build, interpret, and steward the library’s extraordinary collections in one or more of the following areas of focus: 

    • Indigenous history and culture, including North America
    • European history and culture, pre-1800
    • Caribbean and/or Black Atlantic World
    • Medieval studies
    • U.S. history and culture, especially pre-1900
    • Ethnicity, race, and migration 
    • Gender and sexuality
    • History of science
    • Environmental studies
    • Visual culture, including history of photography
    • Material history, including print culture, book history, and critical bibliography

    The four curators hired through this cluster will join a talented team of four curators, working collaboratively to build collections of lasting importance, relevance, and interconnectivity. Reporting to the Director of Collections and Chief Curator, these open positions reflect the Beinecke Library’s ongoing commitment to an ambitious collecting agenda that foregrounds diverse perspectives and historical voices, upholds the highest ethical and professional standards, and thoughtfully engages with the complex nature of building research collections today. 
     
    Working with Beinecke Library colleagues to identify historic gaps and areas of strategic opportunity, successful candidates will envision and realize a collection development strategy; help faculty, students, and researchers make effective use of the collections in the reading room, the classroom, and online; interpret the collections through exhibitions, programming, community engagement, and teaching; collaborate with colleagues to set priorities for cataloging, processing, conserving, and digitizing the collections; foster organizational collegiality and inclusivity; contribute to the successful fruition of library and departmental initiatives; and complete other duties as assigned.

    DEIA Commitment in Recruitment: Yale University Library serves a diverse staff, campus, local, and global community and is deeply committed to advancing its goals for equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is reflected in our mission, strategic directions, staff values, initiatives, and scholarly activity. To support our goals for staff recruitment, retention, and development, Yale Library invites applications from candidates who have a proven commitment or demonstrated success with supporting diversity and inclusion through their work, service, research, and/or teaching.

    This position will be assigned the rank of Librarian 3 to 5 based on a combination of professional experience and qualifications. Librarian ranking information can be found at http://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions. 

    Essential Duties

    Principal Responsibilities:

    1. Collection Development and Stewardship: The curator‘s collection development responsibilities encompass active research and selection of materials across a broad range of formats, including manuscripts, archives, visual materials, and digital media, as well as all formats of print materials from books to ephemera; dealer and donor relations, including establishing fair price and market value, understanding the total cost of acquisition, drafting deeds of gift and purchase agreements, and keeping abreast of evolving legal and ethical considerations for provenance, international export guidelines, intellectual property rights, privacy, and respectful stewardship of cultural heritage materials.   To develop and steward a diverse and growing collection, the curator will broaden their areas of expertise to meet evolving collecting, teaching, and research priorities. The curator collaborates with colleagues in other units of the Library as well as with colleagues across Yale’s cultural heritage institutions to ensure that the collections are discoverable, accurately and appropriately described, and well preserved.

    2. Teaching and Research: The curator will foster the use of the collection by Yale faculty, students, as well as local, national, and international researchers. In collaboration with Education Program staff, the curator will take the lead on multiple classes each semester. The curator will prepare and lead instruction sessions for faculty, including evaluating and selecting and setting up materials, developing lesson plans, collaborating with instructors on assignments and learning objectives, assessing the success of instruction strategies and approaches, and drawing on other library staff as co-instructors as appropriate. The role will work with faculty and other campus partners to identify areas where special collections and archives can support course instruction, strengthen instructional collaborations across the university, and integrate collections and resources into new and existing classes and programs.  The curator will also present materials to other groups who visit the library, collaborate with colleagues to respond to general reference and instruction requests, and participate in the library’s fellowship selection committee.

    3. Activate and Interpret the Collections: The curator is responsible for interpreting the holdings of the collection for both the international scholarly community and the broader public. The curator may conceive and organize exhibitions; collaborate with faculty, students, and external scholars to organize conferences, symposia, and lectures; and write and edit various publications about the collection. The curator may be called upon to issue news releases, grant interviews, conduct tours, and make presentations. The curator is encouraged to maintain an active research agenda.

    4. Collaboration: The curator is expected to function in a collegial fashion as part of a larger team of curators and librarians to sustain a broad program of collection development, scholarly and educational outreach, description, digitization, preservation, and research in the humanities. Demonstrated consensus-building and problem-solving skills, experience coordinating multiple projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition are vital to the success of this position.

    5. Service to the Department, University, and Profession. In addition to activities relating directly to the Beinecke Library, the curator participates in library projects, committees, policy decisions and strategic planning and may be assigned special projects relating to the overall needs of the library. The curator is also expected to participate actively in professional organizations as appropriate.

    Required Education and Experience

    Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a related course of study. 

    Required Skill/Ability 1:

    Minimum of 5 years of professional experience. The candidate should possess demonstrated knowledge of one or more areas named above.

    Required Skill/Ability 2:

    Reading knowledge of at least one language beyond English 

    Required Skill/Ability 3:

    Superb analytical, creative, and communication skills in both writing and public speaking. This may be demonstrated through teaching, publications, exhibitions, public programming, or collaborative projects.

    Required Skill/Ability 4:

    Demonstrated commitment to teaching, in higher education and community outreach.

    Required Skill/Ability 5:

    Adept collaborator with ability to foster organizational collegiality.  

    Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

    Ph.D. in a related area. Advanced language skills in one of the following: Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Indigenous North American languages (any), Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, or Japanese. Experience with donor relations, commercial market and book trade, and related legal and ethical issues. Proficiency in using library or museum discovery and documentation systems.

    Required Licenses or Certifications

    Required License(s) or Certification(s):

    Weekend Hours Required?

    No

    Evening Hours Required?

    No

    Drug Screen

    No

    Health Screening

    No

    Background Check Requirements

    All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

    The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here:
    https://covid19.yale.edu/health-guidelines

    Posting Disclaimer

    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

    EEO Statement:

    University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

    Inquiries concerning Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).

    Note

    Yale University is a tobacco-free campus


  • Friday, February 02, 2024 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Projects Manager - World Heritage Center

    Salary

    $77,910.30 - $116,865.58 Annually

    Location 

    78205, TX

    Job Type

    4A Full-Time

    Job Number

    2024-00802

    Department

    World Heritage Office

    Opening Date

    02/02/2024

    Closing Date

    3/3/2024 11:59 PM Central

    Grant Funded

    No

    FLSA Status

    Exempt

    Job Summary

    Under administrative direction, is responsible for managing and coordinating complex administrative projects or activities that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Conducts research, provides data, makes recommendations, and implements solutions to achieve project goals and objectives. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

    This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

    Work Location
    3106 Roosevelt  Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78214

    Work Hours
    7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends based on department and events.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Manages and coordinates projects and activities between various divisions, City departments, public agencies, and/or private sector representatives.
    • Seeks and evaluates information from a variety of sources; provides specialized reports as requested by management.
    • Oversees coordination between divisions/departments throughout duration of projects.
    • Prepares and delivers presentations.
    • Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office and Mayor & Council Offices; may also prepare City Council agenda material such as ordinances, council memos, etc.
    • Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing problems within department or division.
    • May assist in preparing and monitoring of annual departmental or divisional budget.
    • Serves as departmental/divisional representative at conferences and meetings.
    • May supervise, train, and evaluate staff, with continuous conversations, listening and communicating through various methods.
    • Projects assigned may include occasionally lifting/carrying up to 15 pounds and visiting different departments or work sites.
    • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Master's Degree is highly desirable.
    • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, business, finance, or a related field.
    • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
       
      Preferred Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study: history, anthropology, museum, curatorial studies, or related. 
    • Knowledge of museum, curatorial, and exhibit requirements
    • Broad knowledge of history, especially of Texas.
    • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders and organizations and community engagement.
    • Experience with ongoing public awareness, education, collecting oral histories, archives, research, and/or training programs relating to World Heritage, tourism, history, and culture.
    • Familiar with digital exhibitions and software: touchscreens, multimedia, etc.
    • Knowledge of research methodology, principles, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of local government and public administration
    • At least two years of related experience in designing and/or programming spaces with exhibit and curating components.
    Applicant Information
    • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
    • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
    • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
    • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of administrative and management practices. 
    • Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.
    •  Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.
    • Knowledge of accounting methods, practices, and procedures. 
    • Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.
    • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
    • Ability to operate a computer and other basic office equipment.
    • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
    • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
    • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
    • Ability to implement policies and procedures. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public.
    • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.
    • Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment with occasional exposure to hazardous materials, bodily fluids, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.


  • Tuesday, January 09, 2024 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tenure Track in American West History at Chadron State College

    Posting Details

    Position Information

    Job Title History Faculty
    Rank To be determined based on qualifications
    Tenure Information Tenure Track
    Nature of Work

    Full-time faculty in the History & Social Sciences Department with primary teaching emphasis in United States History, American Indian Studies, the North American West, Nebraska History, and related areas as assigned by the Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution’s communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision-making, and a learner-centered environment.

    Examples of Work Performed

    General Summary: Responsible for providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College.

    Essential Duties:
    1. Contribute to students’ academic growth and development, which includes all of the following.
    A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following:
    i. Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject
    ii. Maintain competence in the assigned field of specialization and exhibit professional competence in the classroom, studio or laboratory
    iii. Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning
    iv. Maintain respect for the student and the student’s posture as a learner
    v. Organize course and subject matter to acquaint all students with the course requirements including specific objectives, and methods of evaluation
    vi. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range outcomes
    vii. Present abstract ideas and theories clearly
    viii. Conduct classroom presentations and activities utilizing methods appropriate to reach students of varying educational/experiential backgrounds and learning styles
    ix. Actively engage students in lectures, discussions or laboratories
    x. Coordinate handouts, video and/or online materials and/or articles to update course content
    xi. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes
    xii. Encourage student to think for themselves
    xiii. Be flexible and innovative with teaching styles and approaches, as appropriate to the class
    xiv. Be reliable in meeting scheduled responsibilities
    xv. Be accessible to students; post and maintain office hours
    xvi. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress
    xvii. Be fair in examinations and grading
    xviii. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions
    xix. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, revise and update existing courses to maintain relevant and current content.
    xx. Participate in program review and updating requirements

    B. Advising students, which includes but is not limited to the following:
    i. Be knowledgeable about college policies and program requirements
    ii. Help students plan programs of study
    iii. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling, tutoring, and other academic support resources
    iv. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies
    v. Schedule and maintain availability for student advising
    vi. Establish and maintain timely communication with advisees
    vii. Provide leadership and supervision for student organizations and activities

    2. Professional achievement and continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity will vary according to the field, examples of which may include the following:
    A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment
    B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances
    C. Produce scholarly materials such as original or applied research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art
    D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member
    E. Seek external funding through approved grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned
    F. Provide evidence of achievement within and significance of contributions to field
    G. Provide evidence of quality and originality of thought or work and breadth and depth of perspective
    H. Be willing and able to continue individual development and professional productivity as a member of the faculty.

    3. Professional services rendered outside the academic discipline in ways other than teaching that contribute to the work of the College vary from individual to individual. Service to the college and community, and profession related to the professional assignment includes the following:
    A. Participate in campus and community presentations
    B. Serve on discipline, department, school, and campus-wide committees and initiatives
    C. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned
    D. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, consistent with the role and mission of the institution, school and department
    E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned, and participate in student-based activities
    F. Provide leadership in professional organizations and/or good citizenship in the community at large
    G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession

    Secondary Duties:
    Other duties as assigned by Dean

    Required Qualifications

    Ph.D. in History or closely related field; ABD considered
    Terminal Degree required for tenure

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience teaching at the high school and/or college level
    Experience in research/scholarship
    Experience in effectively using technology to facilitate student learning and to expand student access
    Interest in teacher education/Social Studies standards
    Ability to contribute to the CSC Essential Studies Program
    Additional US History subfields (i.e., environmental history, colonial history, immigration and ethnic history, Western women’s history, etc.) welcomed

    License and Certification Requirements

    None

    Other Requirements

    Successful background records check

    Salary Information Rank and Salary commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with SCEA Agreement; excellent benefits package
    FTE

    1.000

    FLSA Exempt
    Union Status SCEA
    Number of Vacancies 1

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number F354P
    Desired Start Date 08/15/2024
    Open Date
    Close Date
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    General Information
    EEO Statement

    The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

    Veteran Statement This position is subject to Veterans Preference.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * This position requires the individual to work in Chadron, NE. Are you willing and able to relocate if you do not already live in the area?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field?
      • Yes
      • No, but I am ABD in a doctoral program in History (or closely related field)
      • No, but I have completed at least 30 credits toward a doctorate in History (or closely related field)
      • No.
    4. * Do you have face-to-face classroom teaching experience?
      • Yes, I have 3+ years of face-to-face classroom teaching experience at the college level
      • Yes, I have at least one semester of face-to-face classroom teaching experience at the college level
      • Yes, I have face-to-face classroom teaching experience, but not at the college level
      • No, I do not have any face-to-face classroom teaching experience.
    5. * Do you have online teaching experience?
      • Yes, I have 3+ years of online teaching experience at the college level.
      • Yes, I have at least one semester of online teaching experience at the college level.
      • Yes, I have online teaching experience, but not at the college level.
      • No, I do not have any online teaching experience.
    6. * Briefly describe your scholarship experience and future scholarship interests.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Briefly describe your experience using technology to facilitate student learning and expand student access.

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * Briefly describe your interest in teacher education (grades 7-12) and your familiarity with Social Studies standards.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Transcript 1
    4. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Transcript 2


  • Friday, January 05, 2024 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fuel Your Research: AHC Funding Opportunities

     

    The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming offers several funding opportunities to support research using its collections, which cover a wide range of topics related to the American West, environment and conservation, military history, transportation history, the entertainment industry, and more.

     

    Alan K. Simpson Fellowship

    • Offers scholars at all career levels a $3,000 stipend for 20 days of research at the AHC on western political history.

     

    Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship

    • Provides scholars at any stage funding through a $3,000 stipend for 20 days of AHC-based research on economic geology history.

     

    Women in Public Life Fellowship

    • Supports scholars across disciplines with a $3,000 stipend for 20 days of women’s history research at the AHC.

     

    Peter K. Simpson Fellowship on the American West

    • Open to emerging scholars and seasoned researchers for research at both the AHC and Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody, WY), includes an $8,000 stipend.

     

    Travel Grants

    • Offer funding up to $750 for scholars at any career phase to travel to the AHC to use its collections.

     

    The application deadline for all opportunities is March 31, 2024. Complete application details can be found on the AHC website at https://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/grants/index.html. You may also contact AHC Archivist Leslie Waggener at lwaggen2@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2557.


  • Thursday, December 14, 2023 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cal Poly Pomona is hiring in Latina/o History and the US/Mexico Borderlands! The Department of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latina/o History and the US/Mexico Borderlands at the rank of Assistant Professor for appointment effective Fall 2024. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society. The new hire will be a part of the Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies Faculty and will have the opportunity to engage with the Office of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies and the faculty affiliated with it.

    Duties and Responsibilities: teaching Latina/o history, American history surveys, and upper- division courses in areas of interest; research and publication; and service to various levels of the university and the related community.

    Required Qualifications:

    1) Ph.D. in History with exposure more broadly to Latina/o history and the US/Mexico Borderlands from an accredited university at the time of appointment. ABDs are welcome to apply, but such applicants must complete all the requirements for the Ph.D. by the time of appointment

    2) Evidence of ability to bring an Ethnic Studies lens to the candidate’s area of study

    3) Evidence of potential for excellence in university-level teaching

    4) Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population; 4) Evidence of potential for  scholarly engagement in Latina/o history and the US/Mexico Borderlands

    5) Evidence of potential for teaching survey courses in United States history

    6) Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity as provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success” in the detailed position announcement and application found at careers.cpp.edu.

    Consideration of completed applications will begin on January 19, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. For expanded position description and application information, please go to careers.cpp.edu or this link. For general inquiries, please call (909) 869-3860 or email evwallis@cpp.edu.

    (EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


  • Tuesday, December 05, 2023 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Save the date for the Best Practices Exchange (Un)Conference, which will be held June 10-12, 2024 at the Sacramento State University Library in Sacramento, California.

     

    Best Practices Exchange (BPE) is a community of practitioners who manage digital information that meets annually to share their experiences and have honest conversations about the work that we do. This conference is a great opportunity to share, question, and learn from colleagues across a spectrum of government, academic, and cultural organizations.

     

    This year's theme is The Digital Life CycleHow do any of the various stages of the Digital Life Cycle fit into your everyday work or interests in born-digital and/or digitized materials? What are you excited or concerned about with regard to work done in these stages? What are you doing now to prepare for future challenges or opportunities? What about our current professional practices should we take forward into the future and what should be left behind? See the 2024 Conference website for more information.

     

    Look for a call for proposals in early December 2023. More information will be shared on the BPE Website (https://bpexchange.wordpress.com) as the conference program is finalized.

    UPDATE:

    BPE 2024 Call for Proposals!

     

    The Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2024 Program Committee is now accepting session proposals for our next unconference, which will be June 10-12, 2024, at California State University, Sacramento in Sacramento, CA. 

    Submit your proposal via this short form (https://forms.gle/pv1dWJcibGZxo3QG7) by Monday February 16, 2024 at midnight. Acceptance notifications will be sent by mid-March.

    Our theme this year is The Digital Life Cycle. Link: https://bpexchange.wordpress.com/2024-conference/program-2024/


    UPDATE - MARCH 18, 2024: 

    Registration is now open for the Best Practices Exchange (Un)Conference, which will be held June 10-12, 2024 at the Sacramento State University Library in Sacramento, California.

     

    Please follow this link to register for the 2024 BPE Conference: https://bit.ly/BPE2024registration  


  • Monday, November 27, 2023 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of English at Southern Methodist University invites outstanding applicants for a tenured appointment at the rank of advanced Associate or early Full Professor to the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities beginning August 1, 2024.

    The field is open. We welcome candidates in any and all fields of literary study in English, broadly defined, whose expertise would strengthen the department and its connections to affiliated departments and programs in the humanities and liberal arts, among them History, Philosophy, Art History, Ethnic Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The holder of this chair should be committed to an ambitious research agenda and active involvement in a dynamic department and its highly endowed Ph.D. program (in which all graduate students are fully funded and therefore carry little to no debt upon completion of their program).

    The department provides generous support for faculty research, travel, and conferences, and has undertaken plans to devote its resources to an array of postdoctoral fellowships, symposia, and new programs that will provide the holder of this chair with an opportunity to help shape its future.

    We especially encourage applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups.

    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English (or related discipline) at the time of the appointment.

    Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit applications to http://apply.interfolio.com/136262. Questions about the position and process, as well as confidential inquires and nominations, may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Rhonda Garelick (rgarelick@smu.edu).

    SMU is a private, secular university dedicated to upholding and supporting academic freedom, the protections of tenure, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is located in Dallas, Texas, which is part of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse city with a booming economy and a very affordable cost of living.

    SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

    Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

  • Monday, November 27, 2023 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Linda Hall Library is now accepting applications for its 2024-25 fellowship program. These fellowships provide graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars in the history of science and related humanities fields with financial support to explore the Library’s outstanding science and engineering collections. Fellows also participate in a dynamic intellectual community alongside in-house experts and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions.

    The Linda Hall Library holds nearly half a million monographs and more than 43,000 journal titles documenting the history of science and technology from the 15th century to the present. Its collections are exceptionally strong in the engineering disciplines, chemistry, and physics. In addition, the Library boasts extensive resources related to natural history, astronomy, earth science, environmental studies, aeronautics, life science, infrastructure studies, mathematics, and the history of the book.

    The Library will once again be offering residential fellowships to support on-site research in Kansas City, as well as virtual fellowships for scholars working remotely using resources from the Library’s digital collections. Applicants may request up to four months of funding at a rate of $3,000 per month for doctoral students and $4,200 per month for postdoctoral researchers.

    The Library is also offering several fellowships intended for specific groups of researchers:

    • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Postdoctoral Fellowship provides nine months of residential funding ($5,000 per month) to a postdoctoral scholar whose research explores the intersection of science and the humanities.
    • The History of Science and Medicine Fellowship, cosponsored by the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center, provides one month of residential funding ($3,000 per month) to a doctoral student whose research examines the intersecting histories of science and medicine.
    • The Pearson Fellowship in Aerospace History provides up to two months of residential funding ($4,200 per month) to a postdoctoral scholar studying the history of aviation or spaceflight.
    • The Presidential Fellowship in Bibliography provides up to four months of residential funding ($4,200 per month) to a postdoctoral scholar whose research focuses on the study of books and manuscripts as physical artifacts.
    • The Ukraine Fellowship, offered in partnership with the UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative, provides up to two months of virtual funding ($4,200 per month) to a Ukrainian doctoral student or postdoctoral scholar pursuing a history of science or humanities project that would benefit from the Library’s holdings.

    The Linda Hall Library is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive research environment and encourages members of any groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia to apply for fellowship support.

    Please share this announcement with graduate students, colleagues, or anyone else who might be interested in the Linda Hall Library’s fellowship program. All application materials are due no later than January 19, 2024. For further information, visit the Fellowships page on our website or e-mail fellowships@lindahall.org.


  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Posting: 

    Endowed Assistant or Associate Professor in Arts of the Americas, School of Art, University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, AR

     

    Position Summary: 

    The Art History Program seeks a faculty member with expertise in research areas integral to the arts of the Americas. The position is open in terms of chronological specialization, and scholars may focus on any aspect of North, Central and/or South American artistic production, or trace cultural convergences linking the Americas to the wider world. Interdisciplinary, intersectional, and transregional approaches centering overlooked or marginalized histories are particularly welcome, as is scholarship that extends beyond current program strengths, including African American, Afro-Latin, Asian American, Indigenous, Latino, and Native American artistic production.

    This position is considered fundamental to the implementation of a new MA program in the arts of the Americas, developed in partnership with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its contemporary arts satellite, the Momentary. For this and future hires, we seek creative thinkers who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the intellectual community in the School of Art, Crystal Bridges, and the growing arts ecosystem of Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is home to Hispanic, Asian, Black, Pacific Islander, and Native American populations, among them significant Marshallese, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Mexican communities. The Art History Program is actively committed to diversifying art historical knowledge and approaches, embracing new methodologies, and educating students in a multivocal and inclusive art history. Applications are encouraged from those invested in making art history accessible and compelling to first-generation students and students from communities underrepresented in U.S. arts institutions. Scholars with a passion for collaboration, program-building, and partnership-development are also encouraged to apply. 

    Endowed positions come with an annual research budget of up to $60,000 to support scholarship, the expectation of a research record appropriate to the prominence of the appointment, and the requirement of at least one community outreach effort per year. This is a nine-month faculty appointment, with a standard workload of 40% research, 40% teaching (2 courses per semester, 4 courses total per year), and 20% service. Expected start date is August 12, 2024. 

    Deadline:

    Completed applications received by 12/01/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. 

    Application components:

    • a curriculum vitae
    • a cover letter/letter of application 
    • two scholarly writing samples (preferably published or forthcoming research, submitted in a single PDF) 
    • a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews. 

    For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chairs Jennifer Greenhill at greenhil@uark.eduand John Blakinger at johnrb@uark.edu.

    For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Endowed-Assistant-or-Associate-Professor-in-Arts-of-the-Americas_R0047175?locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249


  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cokie Roberts Research Fund for Women’s History will support one to three annual fellowships for emerging and established historians, journalists, authors, or graduate students who perform and publish new research for the general public to elevate women’s history using the records held by the National Archives. 

    This fellowship will award up to $12,500 to support emerging and established historians, journalists, authors, or graduate students who perform and publish new research for the general public to elevate women’s history using the records held by the National Archives. Recipients of the fellowship will perform original document research from the National Archives on women’s history for a published book, article, essay, film, short series, or art piece developed for the general public.

    The application period for the Cokie Roberts Fellowship is November 1, 2023 through May 15, 2024. Please view the FAQs below for more information. Applications are completed online via this form.

    If you have questions about the fellowship, contact fellowship@archivesfoundation.org for details.




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