Two Research Opportunities

Two research opportunities forwarded from the Office of Vice President for Research at UT Dallas:

Lark on the Park is seeking illustrators to create drawings in white chalk on their large-scale, slate enamel blackboards. They are looking for almost any drawings, including those used for commercial Graphic Design, Newspaper pen and ink, Architecture, Science, Story Board, Mathematics or most any drawing that was commissioned for commercial use. Black and white drawings are due by midnight on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 to be considered. Further details and prize information can be found on the attached flyer or at:

Society for the Humanities Fellowships- Cornell University

Six to eight Society Fellows will be selected to work alongside Cornell staff and Senior Invited Fellows on the 2014-2015 research focal theme “Sensation.”  The concept of sensation varies throughout the world, over time, and between people; selected Fellows will work on a topic related to this theme and attend seminars while receiving $45,000 for the academic year. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2013 in order to qualify and applications are due October 1, 2013. For additional information and application forms please visit:

If I can help at all, please let me know.


Beth Keithly
Associate Director of Research Development
Office of Vice President for Research
The University of Texas at Dallas

Vitae – a new service of the Chronicle

Apparently the Chronicle of Higher Education is setting up a new service for people on the job market. They describe it as follows:

This new virtual community, called Vitae, will be the premier destination for information about academic careers. Beyond job postings, it will give everyone in higher education from graduates students to faculty members and administrators the chance to network with one another and apply for jobs through a dossier service.

The foundation of the online community will include advice, news, and information on academic career paths (as well as nonacademic ones), finance, technology, and teaching. It will offer tools to help you manage your career with detailed information on institutions and salaries. And it will collect content from around the Web to be a single destination for managing your career.

We’re excited to introduce vitae. To learn more and to register for updates, please visit



ASECS 2014 takes place in Williamsburg, VA on March 20 – 22, 2014

CFP deadline for submissions is September 15, 2013.

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period . . . from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth century.

Established in 1969, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies advances study and research in the history of a time that has profoundly influenced our world. ASECS is a pioneer in interdisciplinary investigation, and it therefore welcomes as members those working in all areas of scholarly inquiry pertinent to eighteenth-century studies.

Writing the Academic Bio (from Gradhacker)

If you plan to present at a conference, get something published, get a job – or even just explain to your friends and family what you do, you will need a bio of some sort. GradHacker has some good thoughts on how to put one (or several) together.

AHA Fall job ads coming online

For those looking to get an early start on the job search for the 2014–15 academic year, many ads that will appear in the fall issues of Perspectives on History are now being posted online. Log in every Friday to see new ads for tenure-track positions, fellowships, public history jobs, and more. Both AHA members and nonmembers can access the ads; if you don’t have an account with us, you can create one for free. –
You may also want to mark your calendar for January 4, 1–5 p.m. The AHA will hold its first Career Fair during the annual meeting in Washington, DC, which will bring job candidates and students together with mentors from all aspects of the history profession. There will be tables where informal discussions can take place, and where information can be shared with current or future job candidates about what career opportunities exist for historians. The fair is open to all meeting attendees with a badge. Stay tuned to the Job Center web page for more details about the fair as it gets closer. If you are interested in attending as a mentor, please e-mail Liz Townsend. –


See more here

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing. The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

Deadline for the award: September 15, 2013

Writing center consultants needed

Please contact Thomasina Hickmann directly at concerning this position.

 The Student Success Center is now hiring writing consultants who can begin work in fall 2013. Consultants work in the Writing Center, assisting both undergraduate and graduate students with their writing. They work on a part-time basis and earn $16.50 per hour if they’ve received a master’s degree and $15.50 per hour if they’re in the process of obtaining a master’s degree.

 A consultant must be a currently enrolled graduate student and should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of academic writing, including knowledge of rhetorical principles, research strategies, and English grammar, mechanics, and usage. According to university policy, the Center cannot hire teaching assistants.

 Applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and a writing sample in the form of an academic essay of 5 to 20 pages to Thomasina Hickmann at


An applicant who is selected for an interview will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, preferably one who teaches in the applicant’s chosen field of study.