U Hong Kong Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of
Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

The 
Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts
 is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Our international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of our staff and students and our collaborations with other top universities around the globe. As a Fellow, you will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.

The 
Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, three-year Fellowships for 2017-2020. 

Deadline for applications
: January 1, 2017
Notification of application result: by or before the end of March 2017
Expected start date: September 1, 2017
Enquiries: Mr Edward Shen at sofhku@hku.hk

Royal Roads University job ad (Canada)

Program Coordinator
School of Humanitarian Studies
Royal Roads University
Victoria, BC, Canada
Closing date: Monday, July 11, 2016 – 17:00

As the Program Coordinator for the School of Humanitarian Studies, you will play a major role in implementing the School’s strategic plan.  You will be expected to be well versed in the practical aspects of the School’s focus and be responsible for helping establish and maintain administrative processes, and assist with the development of School guidelines and procedures consistent with University objectives.  You will need to be an independent self-starter who is able to help administer the School’s programs and interact with the various internal and external stakeholders at RRU.  As well, as the Program Coordinator you may be a prime contact for requests for information from School staff, faculty (core and associate), students (prospective, current and alumni) and the University support areas on a daily basis for designated programs.

You will work with the School Manager to provide administrative leadership, ensuring that the planned programs and activities in the School are effectively managed to support the achievement of the University’s goals.

Qualifications:
To be well suited for this role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
This position requires a highly-motivated and self-directed person who can assist in the organization of support staff work processes and workloads, in addition to scheduling independent activities.  Active participation will be required in School meetings and other activities.
• An undergraduate degree or other relevant educational credential (college certificate or diploma) plus 5 years of related experience in the administration of academic programs (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
• Demonstrated financial coordination and contract administration skills and experience; accounting skills are an asset
• Ability to coach/mentor and provide day-to-day direction to program support staff,  and provide support for their recruitment, selection, orientation and training
• Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
• Office management skills and experience, including developing, implementing and monitoring policy and procedures
• Strong verbal and written communication abilities, including editing skills
• Strong interpersonal development and leadership capabilities including  networking and advocacy skills
• Demonstrated conflict resolution and team building skills; ability to maintain a professional attitude, acting with tact and diplomacy under pressure
• Knowledge and understanding of the University’s requirements,  methods, culture and processes, or a willingness to learn them within a reasonable amount of time, as well as knowledge or experience in continuing education and adult learning principles
• Strong technical background in the use of software programs  such as Microsoft Office suite of programs as well as other RRU systems (e.g., Agresso, our event planning software)
• Solid analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
• Ability to work flexible hours on a pre-planned basis, including evening and weekend hours. Ability to travel to domestic and international locations as required by program
• Experience working with social media as a business tool as well as  webpage design and management would be an asset

This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week.  The position has been evaluated at Grade 3 and the recruitment range starts at $42,864.00 per annum.  The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Application submission information:
To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: rru-career-opportunities@royalroads.ca with a subject line of: 16-051-P0124 – Last name, First name
or mail to:
Human Resources – Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570
Tel:  (250) 391-2511
The competition began on June 16, 2015 and will close on July 11, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe PDF format.

NEH Creates New “Public Scholar” Grant Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced a new grant opportunity that encourages the publication of nonfiction books that apply serious humanities scholarship to subjects of general interest and appeal.

The new NEH Public Scholar awards support well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through this program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should open up important and appealing subjects for wider audiences by presenting significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.

The NEH Public Scholar program represents a long-term commitment at NEH to encourage scholarship in the humanities for general audiences. The grant program forms part of a new agency-wide initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.

The Public Scholar program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have previously published a book or monograph with a university or commercial press, or articles and essays that reach a wide readership.

Application guidelines and a list of F.A.Q.’s for the Public Scholar program are available online. The application deadline for the first cycle of Public Scholar grants is March 3, 2015.

Mellon Postdocs @ U IL

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014-2016

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2014.

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois, will conduct research on the proposed project, and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in activities related to their research at the IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research.

The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas:
*       Race and Diaspora Studies
*       History of Science/Technology
*       Empire and Colonial Studies
*       Memory Studies

The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2013 (i.e., PhD in hand by application period).

Application Deadline: October 28, 2013

Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found here.

Applications must be submitted online. The submission period opens September 1, 2013.

Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Nancy Castro, Associate Director of IPRH, at ncastro AT illinois.edu

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Bridging Cultures Through Film – NEH $

Bridging Cultures Through Film

This National Endowment for the Humanities program supports documentary films that explore international and transnational themes in the humanities. Projects are strongly encouraged to demonstrate international collaboration with scholars based in the U.S. or abroad. Possible topics include, but aren’t limited to:

*An examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion or history through an international lens
*An exploration of a topic that transcends borders
*A biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist or historical figure
*An exploration of the history of culture of a specific region, country or community outside of the United States

The program supports filmmakers in either the production or development stage. Awards range from one to three years and up to $75,000 (for development) or $800,000 (for production). Applications are due June 12, 2013 for projects beginning in January, 2014.

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