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Hsin-fang Wu awarded a dissertation fellowship

Congratulations to Hsin-fang Wu! Hsin-fang was recently awarded a dissertation fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

Tyler Sperrazza selected for the Filson MA Fellowship

Congratulations to Tyler Sperrazza! Tyler was recently selected for the Filson MA Fellowship.

David Hensley accepts position at Queens University, Belfast

Congratulations to David Hensley! David has recently defended his dissertation and has accepted a position as a Temporary Lecturer in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Bill Cossen's article appears in The South Carolina Historical Magazine

Congratulations to Bill Cossen! Bill’s article, “Catholics, Constitutions, and Conventions: Bishop John England and the Democratization of American Catholicism,” appeared in The South Carolina Historical Magazine 114, no. 4 (October 2013): 316-340.

Michael Kulikowski was recently awarded a 3 yr NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant

Congratulations to Michael Kulikowski! Michael was recently awarded a three year NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant to support work on the Landmark Ammianus Marcellinus.

Amy Greenberg's book won the Myra Bernath Book Prize

Congratulations to Amy Greenberg! Amy’s book, A Wicked War, has won the Myra Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Sophie De Schaepdrijver was recenlty interviewed and featured in The Penn Stater

Congratulations to Sophie De Schaepdrijver! Sophie was recently interviewed and featured in The Penn Stater July/August (2014): 49.

Jennifer Boittin's article has been recently published .

Congratulations to Jennifer Boittin! Jennifer’s article, “Adventurers and Agents Provocateurs: German Women Traveling Through French West Africa in the Shadow of War,” was recently published in a special issue on “War, Occupation and Empire in France and Germany,” edited by Jean Pedersen, Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques 40, 1 (2014): 111-131.

Open Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of History

History of Latin America, colonial period or nineteenth century

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of Latin America, colonial period or nineteenth century. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications, and will begin in August 2015. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the graduate concentration in Latin American history, demonstrate an active research agenda, be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department, and be ready to participate in the Latin American Studies program. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand at date of application. Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53234. Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to
http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

 

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College of the Liberal Arts

Department of History and Jewish Studies Program

Middle East Studies

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History. Research focus and teaching interests are open, but the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflicts and in the history of Ottoman and mandate Palestine. Interest in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. Ability to contribute to an array of global studies initiatives in the College of the Liberal Arts, focusing on the study of global conflict, cultures, environment, and rights, is a real asset; working with the College’s new Center for Humanities and Information is also possible. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program, and will begin in August 2015. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Normal teaching load is 2-2. Dedication to the undergraduate missions of both the History Department and the Jewish Studies Program is essential. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and up to three articles and/or book chapters at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53185. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Sandi Moyer at sjm1@psu.edu.  Application review will begin November 1, 2014, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Ben Schreier, Interim Director of Jewish Studies, at bjs44@psu.edu.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

 

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Assistant/Associate Professor of History

Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities and Information

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History invites applications for a scholar working in any historical field, who uses quantitative, geomapping, data-mining or other large-scale methods of research, who will serve as advanced assistant or associate professor of History, and as Associate Director of Penn State`s new Center for the Humanities and Information commencing August 2015. Applicants should have scholarly records commensurate with those ranks at major research universities, and should present evidence of a capacity to contribute both to the Department and to the Center`s development. Though all applications will be considered, our strong preference is for scholars working on periods before 1900, and on geographical locations outside the United States. The History Department at Penn State is a large, research active program with a broad undergraduate major and a commitment to small, highly focused areas of graduate admissions and training. The Center focuses on the role information plays in the production of social meaning and value across the human sciences, from the orality-literacy transition to the new digital media. Addressing questions of information's role in governmentality, social memory, communication, literature and culture, philosophy, and history, the Center supports faculty and graduate students with visiting, predoctoral, and faculty fellowships, bringing together each year an interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, and across information as a concept. To apply, submit cover letter, CV and the names of three references at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53257.  Application review will begin October 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about our department, including faculty bios, course lists, and areas of graduate training, please visit http://history.psu.edu. For information about the Center, please visit http://chi.la.psu.edu.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to
http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

History Majors win three thesis awards

History majors have won three of the four honors thesis awards in the University this year.

In the Penn State University Libraries 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Awards, the top place went to Chloe Weaver, a double major in History and German, for her thesis, "An Economic and Historical Analysis of Turkish Guest Worker Migration to Postwar West Germany." Second place went to Natalie Roberts, History and Political science, for her thesis on “History of Organic Farming in California and Pennsylvania.”

This year, the Paterno Fellows Program inaugurated its first annual Paterno Fellows Honors Thesis Award and one of the two winners was Andrew D’Aversa, a Paterno Fellow majoring in History and Management who received the inaugural award for his thesis on “Delmonico’s: The Creation of the Modern American Restaurant.”

Sean Trainor was recently interviewed

Congratulations to Sean Trainor! Sean was recently interviewed about the article by Virginia Prescott on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Listen here.

Hsin-fang Wu has been named a 2014 Career Development Awardee

Congratulations to Hsin-fang Wu! Hsin-fang has been named a 2014 Career Development Awardee by the Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

Eric Welch has been offered a Hill Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Eric Welch! Eric has been offered a one-semester Hill Dissertation Write-up Fellowship for Spring 2015.

Sean Trainor's article has appeared in The Appendix

Congratulations to Sean Trainor! Sean’s article, “The Beard That Wasn’t: Abe Lincoln’s Whiskers,” recently appeared in the online journal The Appendix. Read the article here.

Antwain Hunter has accepted a tenure-track position

Congratulations to Antwain Hunter! Antwain has accepted a tenure track position in the Department of History and Anthropology at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Courtney Rong Fu has been named a 2014 Career Development Awardee

Congratulations to Courtney Rong Fu! Courtney has been named a 2014 Career Development Awardee by the Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

Tim Wesley has accepted a tenure-track position

Congratulations to Tim Wesley! Tim, a 2010 PhD graduate, has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.

Jeffrey Rop has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship

Congratulations to Jeffrey Rop! Jeffrey, a 2013 PhD graduate, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the History department of the University of Minnesota at Duluth.

Lauren Kaplow has accepted a visiting Assistant Professorship

Congratulations to Lauren Kaplow! Lauren, a 2013 PhD graduate, has accepted a visiting assistant professorship in the History department of the University of North Dakota.

Will Bryan received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Will Bryan! Will, a 2013 PhD graduate, received an offer for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, in Atlanta, GA.

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