Job opening: The Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University

The Center for Historical Research brings together faculty, students, and the general public to examine the historical foundation and development of critical issues of global importance.  The Center offers resident fellowships for senior and junior faculty, as well as those completing dissertations.  We also invite members of the academic community and independent scholars to make presentations at our seminars. In the academic years, 2011-2013, we will be studying “Health, Disease, and Environment in World History.”

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All human groups have modified their environments and battled endemic and epidemic diseases.  Societies have collapsed due to environmental degradation or pandemics.  We will examine many of the key issues and events in the interaction of peoples with their planet from the Ancient World to the present.  In the first year of this two-year program (2011-2012), we will explore demographic transitions and epidemiology in history.  (2012-2013 will focus on the dialectic between environment and disease, and the relationship of race, poverty, and inequality to disease.)  We are open to scholars from any discipline, and we are interested in exploring these issues on global, regional, and local levels.

Application information for fellowships can be found on our website, http://chr.osu.edu/, and are due by March 15, 2011.  Those interested in making presentations at the seminars should contact the CHR director, Alan Gallay, at osuchr@osu.edu.

Senior Fellow Faculty Applicants

It is preferred that the Senior Fellow will participate in the full program extending from late September to early June, but consideration will be given for shorter term fellowships of 1 or 2 quarters (with a proportional reduction in compensation). The Senior Fellow will receive a stipend of $60,000 with benefits at a rate of 8.5%, and a research fund of $4,000. Affiliated fellows will be invited to participate in all History Department activities, including our ongoing seminars:  the Early Modern Seminar, the Women’s History Seminar, the Early American Seminar, the Modern U.S. Seminar, and any other seminars and conferences supported by the department.  Fellows will have access to facilities of The Ohio State University, its libraries, and the normal social amenities sponsored on campus.  The History Department and the College of Humanities will provide visiting fellows with office space equipped with personal computers, staff assistance, research support, copying facilities, telefax and e-mail service, and access to the internet.

Junior Fellow Faculty Applicants

Junior Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 plus benefits at a rate of 28.6%, and a research fund of $1,500. Affiliated fellows will be invited to participate in all History Department activities, including our ongoing seminars:  the Early Modern Seminar, the Women’s History Seminar, the Early American Seminar, the Modern. U.S. Seminar, and any other seminars and conferences supported by the department.  Fellows will have access to facilities of The Ohio State University, its libraries, and the normal social amenities sponsored on campus.  The History Department and the College of Humanities will provide visiting fellows with office space equipped with personal computers, staff assistance, research support, copying facilities, telefax and e-mail service, and access to the internet.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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