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Call for Application | 2019-2023 PhD Fellowship

The University of Ghana has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, USA, to implement a project titled “Enhancing Doctoral Training in the Humanities” at University of Ghana (ENDoTH@UG) from the 2019-2023 academic year. The purpose of the project is to support doctoral training in the Humanities.

The focus of the fellowship is on the following disciplines/units:

  1. Languages (including English, Linguistics, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Kiswahili and Russian);
  2. Arts (including Philosophy and Classics, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, the Study of Religions and History);
  3. Performing Arts (including Dance, Music and Theatre Arts);
  4. African Studies

Eligibility

An applicant for the PhD Fellowships:

  1. Should hold an MPhil Degree in any of the disciplines listed above, or in a related field.
  2. Should have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate commitment to pursue an academic career.

MPhil students who have submitted their theses are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th August, 2019

Applications should be sent to endoth@ug.edu.gh

College of Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Project Office
UG Doctoral Building,
Journal Editorial Room, University of Ghana, BOX LG 1173, Legon
Email: endoth@ug.edu.gh Phone: 0204967921

See more information and how to apply here.

Call for Application | 2020-2021 Fellowship Program

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study offers research fellowships to scholars working on projects that engage with questions of ethics, value, meaning, or purpose. The NDIAS supports research in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and formal, natural, and social sciences. As a residential research community, NDIAS Fellows live and work at the University of Notre Dame and present their research in weekly discussion seminars, attend Institute-supported programming, and participate in the intellectual life of the university. The Institute seeks outstanding scholars who are working on projects that can benefit from the collaborative, interdisciplinary setting it provides.

In response to new and emerging opportunities, the NDIAS has added a thematic option to its call for fellowship applications for academic year 2020-2021. The NDIAS is particularly interested in fostering interdisciplinary study of the nature of trust, with a broad range of perspectives, topics, and methods. Fellowship applications are encouraged from all eligible scholars and scientists whose work engages the theme and who are interested in advancing their project through interdisciplinary reflection, discussion, and collaboration at the NDIAS.

To apply, please complete the online application.

The NDIAS Fellowship application period for 2020-2021 closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 16, 2019. Awards will be announced in spring 2020. Please direct questions to Kristian Olsen, NDIAS Fellowships Program Manager, at kolsen1@nd.edu.

See more information and how to apply here.

Research Officer – Global Soldiers in the Cold War: Making Southern Africa’s Liberation Armies

Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Officer carrying out research for the Leverhulme Research Project , which will produce histories of cold-war era ‘global soldiers’, focused on southern Africa’s liberation armies and their Soviet interlocutors. The project will use the life stories of rank-and-file veterans, and produce book-length studies as well as scholarly articles. The post is full-time, for 3 years, commencing 1 January 2020, and is based at the Oxford Department of International Development.

You will hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil in history, anthropology, politics or a cognate discipline, together with relevant research experience. 

The postholder will carry out oral historical and ethnographic research on Soviet veterans of southern Africa’s Cold-War era wars under the direction of the PI, Professor Jocelyn Alexander. S/he will collaborate and publish with other team members, and undertake other tasks as directed.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 August 2019. Contact Email: recruitment@qeh.ox.ac.uk

See more information and how to apply here.

Research Fellow – Global Soldiers (Angola)

Contract: Fixed term for 36 months  
Reference: 1885
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum 
Expected start date: January 1, 2020

The University of Sussex is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project, ‘Global Soldiers in the Cold War: Making Southern Africa’s Liberation Armies’.

The successful candidate will join a team of researchers spanning Oxford and Sussex. The post will carry out oral historical and ethnographic research on veterans of Angolan liberation movement armies under the direction of the CI (based in Sussex), will collaborate and publish with other team members, and undertake other tasks as directed.

The post entails significant field research within Angola, as well as a majority of time spent in the UK analyzing and writing, plus international travel to present findings at conferences.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline as well as experience and language skills necessary for fieldwork in Angola. They will have a demonstrable record of publication in academia.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 August 2019.
Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to globalstudiesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

See more information and how to apply here.

Call for Application | 2020-2021 Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct research for an academic year or for one semester in a range of fields related to African and African American Studies. With a record of supporting more than 300 Fellows since its founding, the Institute has arguably done more in its short existence to ensure the scholarly development of African and African American Studies than any other pre-doctoral or post-doctoral program in the United States.

Fellows work in such areas as art and art history, Afro-Latin American research, design and the history of design, education, hiphop, African studies, the African diaspora, African American studies, literature, journalism, and creative writing.

NOTE: If you will be using Interfolio to send us recommendations, please have the Interfolio packet/PDF mailed to du_bois@fas.harvard.edu

Application deadline: January 27, 2020

See more information and how to apply here.

Call for Application | Post-doctoral Research Fellow

University of Leeds – Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures: School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

Are you a researcher interested in the philosophical, cultural and/or religious dimension of the ecological and climate crisis? Have you completed or are you nearing completion of a PhD in an area related to any of the following: Environmental Ethics/Philosophy, Religious Studies, Environmental Humanities, Animal Studies, Extinction Studies?

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the AHRC-funded research grant, ‘Thinking Through Extinction’ (Part of the EU funded consortium Extinction as Cultural Heritage?)alongside principal investigator Dr Stefan Skrimshire (University of Leeds), project partner Manchester Museum, and a resident artist.

This project addresses the problem of how the current ‘mass extinction event’ is communicated and encountered in public spaces. There is a long history of representation of species extinction in museums through, for example, fossil displays and taxidermy of extinct and endangered species. Increasingly there has been an effort to ‘educate’ the public on the link between biodiversity loss and the threat to human civilization. But it is far from clear how the concept of a global extinction crisis, including possible ecological, economic and civilizational collapse, can and ought to be displayed, narrated, and a public response sought. Our underlying question will be: how does knowledge of global extinction feed into the personal and collective imaginations of the future, and how does that imagination find expression? The project relies heavily on co-creation and collaboration through workshops, co-authoring, artist commissioning, and public involvement.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Stefan Skrimshire Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5266, email: s.skrimshire@leed.ac.uk

Location: Leeds
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 Grade 7 p.a. pro rata commencing salary will not exceed £34,189 pro rata due to funding restrictions
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract (2 years)
Closes: 7th August 2019
Job Ref: AHCPR1029

See more information about this fellowship and how to apply here.

Vacancy | Assistant Director Position

The Kansas African Studies Center Assistant Director is a full-time program coordinator who works with the Director on program planning and execution (academic projects, community events, K-16 outreach, etc.), fund raising, grant preparation and administration, and communication to various constituencies in different mediums, print and electronic. The KASC Assistant Director reports to the KASC Director and works with support staff in the Shared Service Center of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the main office shared with the Centers for Global and International Studies and East Asian Studies.

The search committee actively encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education who can contribute to the climate of diversity at KU. The Kansas African Studies Center is a federally-funded Title VI National Resource Center for African Studies with over 30 core faculty members and an additional 70 affiliated faculty and staff across the Lawrence campus. The Center works to promote the study of African languages offered through the Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) at KU.

Salary Range: Minimum $50,500.00

See job description  and more information on how to apply here.

Application Review Begins Monday, August 12, 2019 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

Contact Information to Applicants:
Dr. Elizabeth MacGonagle
macgonag@ku.edu
785-864-9452

Call For Expression Of Interest | HQ Internship Programme 

Closing Date: 31/Aug/2019, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FAO Headquarters

Job Type: Internship

Type of Requisition: Internship Programme

Primary Location: Italy-Rome & Various Locations

Duration: From 3 months to 11 months

Requirements:

  1. Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO data base) educational institution at the time of application or recent graduates.
  2. Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
  3. Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, French, English, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  4. Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
  5. Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
  6. Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  7. Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Programme.
  8. Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.

See more information and how to apply here.

Festival Picnic and Jam

An afternoon of family fun and mini reunions. Kids’ races & games – great prizes; variety of vendors; raffles; delicious food prepared byAngie’s Place of Stayner, ON.

Story Time with the Senator – “R is for Reparations”.

Loads of great entertainment at the Festival Jam – Juno award winnerHARRISON KENNEDY;

Feature Performance: THE TREVOR MACKENZIE BAND
Special Guest: BOBBY DEAN BLACKBURN

Dance and Karaoke DJ: LENNY SHEFFIELDof Collingwood.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Harrison Park, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5T2

See details for earlier event – Ancestors’ Breakfast & Cairn Ceremony

See more information here.