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Assistant/Associate Professor of History, Modern Latin America (since 1800)

The Pennsylvania State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of Modern Latin America (since 1800). The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications, and will begin in August 2016. 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. Prospective candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://psu.jobs/job/58906. Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters. Please request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, Modern Latin America, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor in African History

The Department of History at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in African History. All fields and specialties dealing with the period before 1960 will be considered. The position, which begins fall semester 2016, is a joint appointment with African Studies with the tenure home in History. PhD must be in hand by the time of the appointment. Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and c.v. to https://psu.jobs/job/58871 and request three letters of reference be sent to Search Committee, African History, Department of History, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA, 16802.  Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. A short list of candidates will be interviewed at the African Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego in November.


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 all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Kwok-leong Tang has been awarded a semester residency for the Spring 2016 at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Congratulations to Kwok-leong Tang! Kwok-leong has been awarded a semester residency for the Spring 2016 at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Emily Seitz has won the M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship from the Drexel College of Medicine Archives and a Wood Institute Travel Grant from the College of Physicians in Philadelphia

Congratulations to Emily Seitz, PhD candidate!  Emily has won the M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship from the Drexel College of Medicine Archives (http://archives.drexelmed.edu/fellowship.php) and a Wood Institute Travel Grant from the College of Physicians in Philadelphia (http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/library/wood-institute/travel-grants/) to research her dissertation, What About the Mother?: A Medical History of the Fetus in America, 1850-1930.

Evan Rothera was awarded a Research Fellowship for the Study of the Global South from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and the Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant from the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.

Congratulations to Evan Rothera! Evan was awarded a Research Fellowship for the Study of the Global South from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and the Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant from the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.

Courtney Rong Fu and Kwok-leong Tang have received research travel grants from the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association for Asian Studies.

Congratulations to Courtney Rong Fu and Kwok-leong Tang! Both Courtney and Kwok-leong have received research travel grants from the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of the Association for Asian Studies.

Scott Cave has won numerous fellowships and awards

Congratulations to Scott Cave!  Over the past year, Scott has won an unprecedented number of fellowships and awards - nine in all. Many of these have already appeared here in Good News, but three are worth repeating:  the Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellowship underwriting a full semester of work at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University; a Princeton University Library Grant for a month of research; and the Lydia Cabrera Award from the Conference on Latin American History that supported three months research in Spain.

Amy Greenberg has been elected a member of the Society of American Historians

Congratulations to Amy Greenberg!  Amy has been elected a member of the Society of American Historians in recognition of the literary and scholarly distinction of her historical writing.

Carol Reardon has been named the Penn State Laureate for the 2015-16 academic year.

Carol Reardon has been named the Penn State Laureate for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Evan Rothera awarded a Burney Parker Research Fellowship from Baylor University and the Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship from the University of North Texas

Congratulations to Evan Rothera!  Evan was awarded a Burney Parker Research Fellowship from Baylor University to conduct research in their Texas Collection.  He was also awarded the Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship from the University of North Texas.

Scott Cave has received a Mayers Fellowship at the Huntington Library in California.

Congratulations to Scott Cave!  Scott has received a Mayers Fellowship at the Huntington Library in California. The fellowship will support a month's work in primary and secondary sources for his dissertation during the 2015-2016 school year.

Kathy Salzer selected to take part in the 12th annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society of Paris in June 2015

Congratulations to Kathy Salzer!  Kathy has been selected to take part in the 12th annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society of Paris (IMS-Paris) in June 2015 on the theme of “Villes/Cities”.



Tony Kaye awarded a fellowship at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina for 2015-2016

Congratulations to Tony Kaye!  Tony has been awarded a fellowship at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina for 2015-2016. Also, Tony and his five colleagues have won the Jefferson Prize for their volume in A Documentary History of Emancipation, series 3, volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867 (UNC Press).  Read More Here:  http://shfg.org/shfg/awards/current-winners/

Sophie DeSchaepdrijver awarded the annual History Prize in Flanders.

Congratulations to Sophie De Schaepdrijver!  Sophie has been awarded the annual History Prize in Flanders. The prize will be announced at March 24's History Night (Nacht van de Geschiedenis), a public-history celebration held in over 200 locations and drawing some 25,000 visitors. This prize is awarded annually to “the historian who, in the past year, has contributed the most to making history accessible to a wide audience, in an original manner and without compromising quality.”

Bill Cossen has been awarded the Presidential Graduate Scholarship from the American Catholic Historical Association

Congratulations to Bill Cossen!  Bill has been awarded the Presidential Graduate Scholarship from the American Catholic Historical Association for my paper, "Catholic Gatekeepers: The Church and Immigration Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era," which he will be presenting at the ACHA's Spring Meeting at the University of Notre Dame in March

Bill Cossen has been named a finalist for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Bill Cossen!  Bill has been named a finalist for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.  Winners will be announced in April.

Tyler Sperrazza has won a Russell F. Weigley Travel Award

Congratulations to Tyler Sperrazza!  Tyler has won a Russell F. Weigley Travel Award to fund part of his travel to the 2015 Society for Military History annual meeting in April.

Evan Rothera won the Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Evan Rothera!  Evan won the Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History from the Texas State Historical Association.

Scott Cave has been chosen for the CEMS IAH Fellowship for 2016.

Congratulations to Scott Cave!  Scott has been chosen for the CEMS IAH Fellowship for 2016.

Bryan McDonald's article “Food as a Key Resource for Security and Stability: Implications of Changes in the Global Food System 1950-2000.” was recently published

Congratulations to Bryan McDonald!  Bryan’s article “Food as a Key Resource for Security and Stability: Implications of Changes in the Global Food System 1950-2000.” was recently published in Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs 3, no. 2 (2015): 42-55.

Bill Blair's With Malice Towards Some was one of five finalist for Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Congratulations to Bill Blair!  Bill’s With Malice Towards Some was one of five finalists for the prestigious 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

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