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Internal and external opportunities for both undergraduates and graduates - updated regularly.

If you have relevent opportunities you would like to submit, please email shavauna.munster@utah.edu 

The application for the Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy is open for students and will close on January 6, 2023. The mission of this fellowship is to advanced PhD and LLM/MLS students to the finish line, enabling fellows to focus on the completion of their dissertation research projects relating to political economy within the fellowship appointment year. This is a dissertation completion fellowship and fellows will have the benefit of directing their research and writing efforts without the distraction of employment in order to produce quality scholarship in political economy and its impact on public policy. The focus of the fellowship is to increase the visibility of research in political economy, highlighting the practical connection to various dimensions of public policy. Fellows are expected to complete their scholarly manuscript on their unique research topic during their fellowship appointment (fall 2023 thru spring 2024).

 

This opportunity is open to students whose research intersects with political economy, regardless of discipline; past recipients have primarily come from the following disciplines:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Political science
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Law

 

The Eccles family and fellowship committee are keen to ensure that PhD and LLM/MLS studentsfrom any disciplinewhose research includes political economy and public policy be considered for this award. This can include those who are examining health policy, education policy, economic and political reform, finance law, banking, etc. Past fellows have also included those looking at these variables through a philosophical/ethical or historical context.

 

Please share this info with your faculty and students as appropriate. Should you/your students have any questions or concerns, or like to schedule a fellowship advising appointment, please feel free to reach out to me at fellowships@gradschool.utah.edu.

See below for available Scholarships for Spring 2023 offered by The Office of Undergraduate Research.

 

The $1200 scholarships support an additional semester of research funding.  They are available to students continuing their research project with the same mentor in the Spring 2023 semester and:

  • are currently in their 2nd semester of UROP; or
  • have recently completed two semesters of UROP; or
  • have applied for graduation for the upcoming Spring

 

If you are interested in applying, please see the below scholarships:

 

 

Francis Family Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The John A. and Irene F. Francis Endowment Fund was established by John A. Francis in memory of his wife, Irene F. Francis, and to acknowledge the work of his son, John G. Francis, professor of political science at the University of Utah. The Francis Endowment Fund recognizes outstanding undergraduate researchers in the arts, social sciences, and the humanities.

The availability of this program and number of scholarships offered may vary from year to year, depending on funding. Each Fall, students in their second semester of UROP or recently completed 2 semesters of UROP are invited to apply for a $1200 scholarship to support an additional semester of research with the same faculty mentor during the following Spring semester. (Seniors graduating in the spring semester are also eligible to apply. Please note, priority will be given to students who have completed 2 semesters of UROP). The student and mentor are recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Awards Luncheon.

  • Eligibility - Students majoring in the arts, social sciences, humanities or interdisciplinary. Successful completion of 2 semesters of UROP or currently in a renewal semester of UROP* or seniors who have applied for spring graduation and are currently working with a faculty mentor on research. (Student must be enrolled during the semester of the scholarship).
  • To Apply – Complete the Online Application by midnight on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

 

Parent Fund Undergraduate Research Scholarship

The Parent Fund is sustained by parents and supports student-centered programs and initiatives. The Parent Fund plays an integral role in the University of Utah’s ability to provide students with exceptional opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

 
The availability of this program and number of scholarships offered may vary from year to year, depending on funding. Each Fall, students in their second semester of UROP or recently completed 2 semesters of UROP are invited to apply for a $1200 scholarship to support an additional semester of research with the same faculty mentor during the following Spring semester. (Seniors graduating in the spring semester are also eligible to apply. Please note, priority will be given to students who have completed 2 semesters of UROP). The student and mentor are recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Awards Luncheon.

  • Eligibility - Successful completion of 2 semesters of UROP or currently in a renewal semester of UROP* or seniors who have applied for spring graduation and are currently working with a faculty mentor on research. (Student must be enrolled during the semester of the scholarship).
  • To Apply - Complete the Online Application by midnight on Thursday, December 1, 2022

* The scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the Undergraduate Research Scholarship semester and the award is contingent on the student having successfully completed the second semester of UROP and continuing to meet UROP eligibility requirements during the Undergraduate Research Scholarship semester. Graduating seniors must apply for Spring graduation before the first day of Spring semester. Students are advised that the Undergraduate Research Scholarship may be counted against their financial aid eligibility.

Digital Matters at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Graduate Fellowship and Faculty Grant Program at Digital Matters in the Marriott Library. This fellowship provides graduate students and faculty members in the Humanities, Fine Arts, School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and Architecture+Planning an opportunity to work on a research project in Digital Studies, broadly defined, which challenge and extend their respective fields. The fellowship will consist of a semester-long residency.

 

FUNDING AND BENEFITS:

Fellows will receive:

  • $10,000 (for Graduate Students) $5000 (for Faculty) per semester stipend to pursue their research, and tuition benefits (fellows should purchase health insurance using funds from their stipends).
  • A desk in a shared workspace in Digital Matters at the Marriott Library (for Graduate Students).
  • Dedicated time for advancing their project.
  • A dynamic and diverse digital scholarship community to advise, collaborate, or otherwise help with their research project.

 

Submit applications by emailing them as PDF attachments to Jack Burton, Program Assistant, at uofudigitalmatters@gmail.com

DEADLINE:
Applications for residency in Spring Semester 2023, must be submitted by September 30th, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their status by October 31st, 2022.

QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to contact Digital Matters Interim Director Rebekah Cummings: 
( rebekah.cummings@utah.edu )

Graduate Funding for Research Related to Climate Science and Policy

The newly established Wilkes Center for Climate Science & Policy is excited to provide funding for graduate research and travel related to climate science and climate policy.

Research funds ($1,000–$3,000) can be used for thesis-related research needs. Travel awards (up to $500) are also available, with no external matching funds required. Graduate students at any stage in their degree are welcome to apply.

Through our recent collaboration with the Global Change & Sustainability Center, the application process is a breeze. Learn more and apply by visiting the GCSC graduate funding page.

We encourage you to sign up to receive future notifications regarding Wilkes Center funding opportunities on the newsletter section of our homepage or follow us on social media @wilkescenter. If you have questions, please contact Kyla Welch at kyla.welch@utah.edu.

Learning abroad opportunities for summer 2023. Interdisciplinary faculty-led programs in Ghana, Peru, India, and Bhutan that focus on research opportunities and global public health challenges. 

Each country has a rich history related to history and bears 3-4 credits for undergraduates and 4-5 credits for graduate students. We regularly have a mix of undergraduate, graduate, and medical/PhD students on each program, and would love to expand the opportunities to your students. Students get a unique mix of community-engaged learning, research,  possible publication/presentation experience, and an international network. 

This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about rural life in Ghana, the Indian/Bhutanese Himalayas, or a rapidly-developing city in Trujillo, Peru. For students who are interested in the intersections of health, policy, history, or community education, this is a perfect opportunity.

Students will have the opportunity to lead projects and conduct research with our faculty, ranging from working with the faculty director to see how their interest line up with community needs, drinking water contamination, oral health access, availability and use of family planning, or menstrual hygiene. Hard skills developed could include data collection (written and oral surveys), project management, and more.

globalhealth.utah.edu 

Are you interested in a Learning Abroad or Hinckley Global Internship Program? As a Federal Pell Grant recipient, you may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships to help fund your international experience: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (up to $5000) and the Critical Need Language Award (an additional $3000)!

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship applications are now open for Pell Grant-eligible undergraduate students with plans to learn or intern abroad for any of the following terms: Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022/23. Applicants who plan to study a critical language while abroad may qualify for an extra $3000 in funding. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 6, 2022. Visit https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/ to learn more and apply. The chances of being awarded are 1 in 4!  

Learning Abroad will be hosting Gilman Scholarship webinars on Zoom on the following dates (registration is required). 

Friday, Sept 9

1pm-2pm Gilman Scholarship Webinar

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdO2uqTsiGdfCdiX7qQqPNDQw1CdtMSXE

 

Wed, Sept 14

9am-10am Gilman Scholarship Webinar

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoce6hqDgiH9HATbNvAl-OQ9Tz2MAKyRoK

 

Mon, Sept 19

10am-11am Gilman Scholarship Webinar

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAld-urrDMqG9WCXzYiyPA62PdJLMQZo_Gy

 

Wed, Sept 21

11am-12pm Gilman Scholarship Essay Deep Dive Webinar

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOmoqzItE9e2F_5Wmlt3sx787nICB3bu

 

Wed, Sept 28

1pm-2pm Gilman Scholarship Essay Deep Dive Webinar

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvf-Crqz4rE9AZPhG6jhmysscdEFhyasMv

 

Thur, Oct 6 (DEADLINE)

8:30am-12pm Gilman Scholarship Drop-In Advising

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/j/95902612407

 

Every Monday and Friday

Sept 2 - Oct 3  

11am-12pm Gilman Scholarship Peer Advising Drop-In

Register for meeting:

https://utah.zoom.us/j/99120564409

The call for papers for the 13th annual Texas A&M History Conference, “Between Conflict and Connection.” On behalf of the History Graduate Student Organization (HGSO) at Texas A&M University, I cordially invite the students of your department, both graduate and undergraduate, to submit paper abstracts before Friday, November 18th, 2022.

“Between Conflict and Connection”
February 17-18, 2023

The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M University is proud to announce our 13th annual graduate and undergraduate history student conference. This year’s conference will take place on February 17th and 18th, 2023.

This conference is an opportunity for students to showcase their research in front of their peers, as well as experts from a variety of historical fields. The theme for this year's conference is "Between Conflict and Connection."

This conference seeks scholarly discussion on the significance of historical interactions, both peaceful and violent, and the ways in which these developments continue to impact our present time. In selecting this theme, the conference focuses on histories of struggle, compromise, and identity. Exploring the ways in which historical interactions of people and events generated both division and interrelation continues to shed valuable light on the nature of communal, national, and transnational relations.

We welcome papers that examine how conflict has torn some nations and peoples apart, while bringing others together. Scholars whose research highlights nonviolent conflict, such as political strife, trade wars, embargos, and more are encouraged to apply as well. Papers that explore histories of conflict and connection centered on events, the environment, nonhuman actors, inventions, and processes are also welcome. Overall, this conference encourages conversations and research that explore human conflict, connection, and the middle ground in between.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in presenting at the conference must submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract, along with a curriculum vitae (CV), by Friday, November 18, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by Friday, December 16, 2022.

Accepted presenters will have until Friday, February 3, 2023, to submit completed papers, not to exceed ten pages. Any graduate students interested in participating in a "lightning style" discussion (a short five-minute presentation of your research) on topics related to War and Society, Borderlands History, Transatlantic History, Race and Ethnicity, and Women and Gender Studies should express such interest when sending in their abstract. All submissions and correspondence should be emailed to: tamuconference2023@gmail.com  

Awards in recognition of excellence will be presented to the best overall PhD., M.A., and 
undergraduate papers. Travel grants will also be awarded on the basis of need and merit.

The long-and-short of it are they’re looking for volunteer interviewers – no prior experience necessary. If any of you have any interest in doing that, please contact Blake Moore’s office using the attached information or e-mail Anthony Coombs: Coombs, Anthony Anthony.Coombs@mail.house.gov 

 

Volunteers Needed for Veterans History Project


What: Congressman Blake Moore's office is teaming up with the Library of 
Congress to participate in the Veterans History Project (VHP) to 
archive Utah veterans' stories of their time in military service. We are 
seeking veterans and volunteer interviewers to help this project come 
to life. 


Who: Our office is seeking veterans to be interviewed as well as volunteers 
to interview those veterans. 


When: Oral History Training for interviewers will be provided by the Library 
of Congress the first week of October.
Interview filming will begin Sept 26 and run through mid-December.


Why: We want the stories of the veterans from Utah’s First Congressional 
District to be part of this hallowed record. Our office has partnered 
with organizations throughout the First District to help with video and 
audio recordings. Both in studio and in-home recording are available 
to ensure we are able to include everyone who wishes to be a part of 
this program. These recordings will then become part of the 
permanent historical archive at the Library of Congress. Participating 
veterans and their families will receive a copy of the interview. 


If you are a veteran or know one that would like to participate, or if you are 
willing to interview, please contact our District Office at 801-625-0107 or visit 
our website at Veterans History Project Interest Form | Representative Blake Moore (house.gov)

The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah is looking for amazing humanities students to intern in our global offices this fall! To help fund the experience, students can still apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship as well as receive discounted tuition at only $45 a credit!

 

Hinckley Internships:

  • Last the duration of one semester
  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Offer the ability to earn 3-12 credit hours
  • Build students resumes with substantive professional experience

 

We’re excited to offer the following offices to History students:

 

  • John Adams Institute (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Provides an independent podium for American culture in the Netherlands, bringing the best and brightest of American thinking from the fields of literature, politics, history, and technology. Interns help coordinate and organize speaking events and explore the amazing city of Amsterdam!
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum (Oswiecim, Poland) The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum is a former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland, honoring the memory of the holocaust victims. Interns engage in archiving artifacts from victims’ personal items as well as cataloguing identification cards. 

 

The content writer will be responsible for creating compelling content for the College of Humanities to feature on the website, social media and other public facing platforms.

Job posting can be viewed here: https://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/content-writer-internship/2CCB9763FFE94583B66FEA1EACD71806/job/ 

23rd Anniversary September 16 -18, 2022 Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: Friday May 13th 2022

The graduate students of the History Department at the University of Colorado Boulder are pleased to announce the twenty-third annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference.

This academic conference provides an opportunity for students to present papers, gain experience in public speaking, and attend multiple professional development panels. First-time presenters are especially encouraged to participate.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s conference will be entirely virtual, and will be based around the themes of Invisible Pasts, Potential Futures: History, Memory, and Possibility.

Please apply online at: https://forms.gle/AkNX53FTXyPBEenXA

Complete the submission form and upload a one-page abstract of the paper and a current CV (all files should be uploaded in .pdf). The abstract should clearly express an original argument rooted in extensive primary source research.

Papers that address these themes might include, but are not limited to, political, social, and cultural memory, historical oppression and subaltern studies, resistance, and contingency.

We welcome submissions with a historical element from graduate students working in any discipline. Exceptional undergraduate papers will be considered. Past participants have come from fields as diverse as history, political science, economics, cultural studies, philosophy, comparative literature, film, art history, religious studies, anthropology, women and gender studies, geography, ethnic studies, and theater.

 

PRESENTATION DETAILS

Every paper will receive commentary by another graduate student, and a faculty member will moderate each panel session. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

 

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes, thus papers should be 8 pages in length, not including endnotes and bibliography.

There will be a small monetary award for the best conference paper.

 

PUBLISHING WORKSHOP

“From Print to Press”

Discussion and Q&A Session with publishers and editors from UC Press and UW Press

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

https://www.colorado.edu/conference/rmihc/

OR EMAIL US:

rmihc@colorado.edu

At the Hill Aerospace Museum, our education program is truly the definition of the word "broad" when it comes to working in a museum environment. As a museum education center, our role is to provide quality educational experiences and content to just about anyone and everyone who interacts with the museum. As such, we quickly learn to wear multiple hats. Our summer STEAM interns will have options to gain experience with teaching and public speaking in front of youth audiences, developing educational content in both history, art, and science topics, developing critical thinking skills while doing analytical research and writing, workshopping primary sources, and even learning how to perform science experiments or exploring 3D print tech! We award a $1500 dollar scholarship for 200 hours of work, and students must have at least one remaining semester of school in order to receive the scholarship.

I myself am an alum of the History MA program at Utah State University, and I cannot emphasize enough how much my own role at the museum has opened my eyes to the wide world of possibilities in the field of public history. I hope to get as many interns from local university programs as I can this summer, and to provide a broad understanding of one area of museum work that they can take to a future career field. While we do look for interns all year long, I am especially looking to recruit a large volume of interns for the summer program. Our deadline for summer applicants this year is April 29, 2022. 

Would you be interested in connecting me with any of your students? If so, please let me know! You are also welcome to direct students to contact me at my museum email: elisabeth@aerospaceutah.org. Students who want to apply are more than welcome to send me a resume and cover letter directly, or go through our museum link: https://www.aerospaceutah.org/education/internships-scholarships/

Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for

Best Student Paper on Utah Women’s History 2022

Utah State History sponsors the Papanikolas Award to encourage new scholarly research in the area of Utah women’s history at colleges and universities.  The award is named for Helen Z. Papanikolas (1917-2004), a former member of the Utah State Board of History who was most noted for her research and writing on Utah and ethnic history, but also wrote fiction, as well as women’s history.

Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must address some historical aspect of women’s lives in Utah.
  • The author must be enrolled at a college or university or recently graduated.
  • Papers need not be published.
  • Papers should include original research that includes primary sources.  The paper must be footnoted.
  • Papers should not be more than 50 pages long.
  • Papers must be received by June 15, 2022
  • Please call or E-mail us on June 15, 2022 if you have not heard directly from us that we received your paper.
  • Please put Papanikolas 2022 in the Subject line.

The winner receives a monetary award as well as being honored at Utah State History’s annual meeting held in October 2022.

Submit papers or questions to:

Linda Thatcher
(801) 534-0911
thatcher0911@msn.com

USAJOBS - Job Announcement

Duties

  • Responsibilities listed are reflected at the GS-12 level.
  • Administer cultural resources program including providing historical and interpretive information, completing compliance surveys and stabilization activities, and coordinating work with other resource programs.
  • Evaluate archeological and historical sites eligible for inclusion on national registers.
  • Identify archeological and historical sites eligible for inclusion on national registers, assess eligibility and complete nomination of selected sites.
  • Coordinate, consult and work closely with state preservation offices, in carrying out preservation mandates, interpretive initiatives, register nominations, and overall program development.
  • The work requires substantial experience, innovation, analytical, organizational and communication skills, consultation with others (including tribal consultation) , and exercises of professional knowledge and judgment.
  • Write task orders that define elements of research plans related to studies, excavations, artifacts analysis and content of reports to be completed by contractors, permittees, or partner agencies.
  • Skill in computer data management in order to store, retrieve, and analyze complex and changing cultural resource data that are used to scientifically study cultural remains as well as manage cultural resource costs/output information.
  • Prepare technical papers on cultural resources.
  • Formulate short and long-range plans for the management of archeological and historical resources.
  • Supervisory tasks no greater than 20%.
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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Basic Requirement:
Required Education (Professional/Scientific):
A. 
Education -
  1. Degree that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas:
  • History of archeology.
  • Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa.
  • Regional archeology, archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development.
  • Theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques.
  • Archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work.
and
Six semester hours of related course work in:
  • geography, geology, or cultural geography;
  • history, historiography, or historical archeology;
  • environmental studies;
  • scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or
  • surveying;
and
Archeological field school.
  1. Related Curriculum: Degree in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline may be accepted as satisfying in full the educational requirements, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements in A.1 (including archeological field school).
or
B. 
Combination of Education and Experience - Courses equivalent to a major in Archeology as described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education;
or
C. Experience - Four years of archeological work experience that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. The work experience must have included archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. Applicants with such field experience should, after additional experience under the direction of a higher-grade archeologist, be able to demonstrate the ability to be a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as a part of a larger archeological project

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is defined as meeting two or more of the following specialized experience statements: Performed standard tasks or portions of larger projects of an archeological program, such as conducted performance studies and examined historical research documents pertaining to project development; Interpreted cultural resources to public and professional audiences through presentations, exhibit development, or publication in professional journals; Assisted professional archeologists in developing/enhancing archeological program components, such as scientific reporting, records and database management, and cultural resource condition monitoring; Evaluated problems associated with archeological site protection and implemented corrective measures within the framework of archeological program and legal requirements.

or Successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that is directly related to the work of this position.

or Combination of specialized experience, as reflected above, and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.).

For the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is defined as meeting two or more of the following specialized experience statements: Developed and implemented moderately complex programs such as cultural resource survey and evaluation, State Historic Preservation Office and Tribal agreement formulation, cultural resource condition monitoring, or records and artifact collections management; Developed and implemented work such as scientific evaluation of archaeological site significance, repatriation of Native American human remains, or preparation of interpretive information; Evaluated a wide range of problems such as the accurate reporting of cultural resource survey, testing and monitoring findings, and implemented corrective measures; Provided strategy for the integration of heritage program goals with other natural resources program objectives and input to protect or mitigate impacts to cultural sites.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

See Qualifications Section for required education.

Additional location information:
1. Richfield, UT - located on the Fishlake National Forest; please contact Daniel Child at daniel.child@usda.gov for additional info. Relocation expenses may be reimbursed at the discretion of management in accordance with agency policy. Other incentives may be offered.

2. Salmon, ID - located on the Salmon-Challis National Forest; please contact Ken Gebhardt at kenneth.gebhardt@usda.gov for additional info. Relocation expenses may be reimbursed at the discretion of management in accordance with agency policy. Other incentives may be offered.

3. Missoula, MT - located on the Lolo National Forest; please contact Greg Gustina at gregory.w.gustina@usda.gov for additional info. Relocation expenses may be reimbursed at the discretion of management in accordance with agency policy. Other incentives may be offered.

4. Custer, SD - located on the Black Hills National Forest; please contact Ralph Adam at ralph.adam@usda.gov for additional info. Relocation expenses maty be reimbursed at the discretion of management in accordance with agency policy. Other incentives may be offered.

The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/

The Career & Professional Development Center is hiring for Career Development Interns for the 2022-2023 academic year. We are looking to expand our team that supports our office and Career Studio. If you know of any students looking for an on-campus internship, please feel free to share. The posting will remain open until all positions are filled. At this time any questions about the position can be directed to Sarah Kovalesky (skovalesky@sa.utah.edu).

You can find the job posting here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/131723

Expected Dates
June 6, 2022 to August 28, 2022
Site
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Position ID
PO-00733823
This position is a vital member of the Interpretation and Visitor Services at Fort Laramie National Historic Site and tailored for an individual interested in learning about and exploring careers within the field of education and interpretation on public lands.  The position staffs the visitor center to meet and greet visitors, provide orientation, information, and informal interpretation. The intern will provide other visitor services including stationed and roving contacts and to enhance communication and understanding of Fort Laramie NHS and its related stories and resources. The intern will work alongside Interpretive Park Rangers to educate park visitors of the park’s significance, assist with special events, living history events and educational programs, and create social media content. The intern will also work with curatorial staff with exhibit maintenance.  

Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $200 - weekly living allowance
- $60- weekly commuting allowance (Combined with weekly living allowance)
- $800 - monthly housing allowance (3 months of housing)
- AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
  • Visitor Center and Historic Structures of Fort Laramie
  • CPR/First Aid

    On-the-job and seasonal training for interpretation and customer service.

    Training in Living history programming.

    Research and history study.

  • Recreation includes hiking, camping, wildlife viewing within the local commuting area. Educational opportunities include attending ranger programs and special events at multiple area parks and recreation areas.
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Arts/Humanities
some coursework or experience
History
degree minor or extensive experience
Customer Service
competent without supervision
Social Media
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
some experience

 

The University of Utah Athletics Department is seeking individuals who are available to tutor student-athletes in multiple areas of study. The hours are flexible, as both day and evenings hours are available. However, the tutor should be accommodating if a student-athlete needs to schedule a session. They generally have practice in the afternoons so peak tutor session times would generally be mornings and nights over Zoom.

The position pays between $12-15 depending on level of education and certification. If they are not CRLA certified, we offer training as well.

More information here: https://employment.utah.edu/jobs/?q=athletics%20tutor&r=25&page=1&sort=relevance  

The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network (LGBTQ-RAN) is seeking a part-time Public Historian to help 
our website more fully and equitably represent the wide variety of LGBTQ+ religious movements in 
the U.S. The focus of this position will be collecting biographical and historical information from 
religious communities and activists that are not well represented in mainstream archival 
holdings—communities of color, non-Christian religious traditions and diverse gender/sexual 
expressions.


The responsibilities of this position will include: 
• Research and networking to identify key activists and leaders in diverse elements of LGBTQ+ religious movements in the U.S. 
• Gather biographical profiles of these leaders/activists for posting on the website. 
• Conduct oral history interviews with select leaders. 
• Propose exhibits, webinars and other digital presentations of the history of alternative 
expressions in LGBTQ+ religious movements. 
• Work with an intern as available and appropriate. 

The Public Historian will be supervised by the Executive Director and work in collaboration with 
the LGBTQ-RAN staff team. The Public Historian will participate in LGBTQ-RAN online staff 
meetings every three weeks. 

This is a contract position with an average of eight hours a week and will be compensated with a 
monthly stipend of $850. This is a remote position and the person will provide their own work 
space and equipment for online research and work. 

Since LGBTQ-RAN amplifies the voices and stories of diverse groups within LGBTQ religious 
movements, we are seeking applications from members of diverse communities and traditions. 
Women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested persons can send a cover letter and resume to LGBTQ-RAN Executive Director Mark 
Bowman at mark@lgbtqreligiousarchives.org by May 6, 2022. Candidates should indicate 
education and/or experience related to history, communication, research and writing.

LGBTQ-RAN is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based 
on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner 
status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual 
orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, height, weight or any other consideration made 
unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Project
Conduct inspections of the 126 properties on which Preservation Utah holds historic preservation easements. The process involves sending pre-inspextion letters to property owners, documenting each elevation of the buildings with photographs and a written assessment, evaluating changes in the condition of the buildings since the previous inspection, making recommendations to property owners in a follw-up letter, and writing a summary of the ispection findings for the Board of Trustees. Additional tasks related to the easement program as they arise.

The Frame
The project will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. You may select a period between late-May to mid-September which best fits your summer schedule. This role is paert time and the schedule is quite flexible, provided the work is completed within the arranged time frame.

Qualifications
We are seeking a current student or recent graduate from the field(s) of Anthropology, Architecture, Conservation, History, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning or other relevant historic preservation disciplines. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, great organizational skills, general knowledge of historic site documentation, general photography experience, and basic proficiency in database systems. Knowledge of preservation easements and/or achitectural history of the Western U.S. is helpful.

Compensation & Benefits
Stipend of $2,500.00 plus mileage allowance. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain a working knowledge of a large and active easement program and a statewide historic preservation organization. In addition, we will vbe happy to work with you to arrance academic credit or matching stipend for th einternship should your porogram permit.

Application
For more inforamtion, please contact Kelsey Maas, Associate Director. To apply, send a cover letter stating your qualifications and resume by April 22, 2022 via email to kelsey@preservationutah.org

About Preservation Utah
Preservation Utah is a non-profit, statewide, historic presevation organization founded in 1966. Our mission is to keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative presernt and sustainable future. For more details on the wide range of our advocacy and work visit our website at preservationutah.org. 

Water at the Confluence of Past and Future

The Utah State Historical Society and Utah Division of State History invite proposals for papers, sessions, panels, or multi-media presentations for the 70th annual history conference this fall. Scholars, researchers, educators, students, and members of the public are encouraged to submit proposals that explore the connection of water to our collective past and future.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Location: Provo Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 101 West 100 North, Provo, Utah

Proposals Due: April 30, 2022

The Great Salt Lake—one of Utah’s foremost symbols—is facing pressures like never before in modern history. Climate change, urban growth, water diversions, and benign neglect all threaten the future of this body of water that lies at the center of complex ecosystems, as well as our collective cultural identity. Everywhere else in our state and region the same is happening—lakes and rivers are drying and winter snowpacks are shrinking, threatening countless industries and challenging accustomed ways of living on the land.

As we come to grips with drought conditions forecasted as the new normal, the 2022 Program Committee invites proposals from history and allied fields that open interdisciplinary dialogue, and join past with present as we look to shape our shared future. We welcome practitioners in history, the humanities, social sciences, and humanistic environmental sciences to examine themes centered on water in the formation and development of political systems, social structures, and cultural identities across Utah and the Intermountain West.

The moment is ripe to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the place of water in our society—and our obligations to safeguard it for future generations. History offers crucial foundations for addressing pressing issues that connect water with living communities. For example, the Colorado River Compact, established in 1922 as the cornerstone of the Law of the River, has for a century governed the use and allocation of the Colorado River and its watershed. The agreement is up for renewal in 2026. This year’s centennial invites historical perspectives along with those of legal experts, water managers, and public officials working to set future management priorities in the Colorado River Basin.

The theme lends itself to a diverse range of inquiries, which may include: 

  • Institutional structures framing water rights, systems, and access (legal, local, state, tribal, interstate, federal, etc.)
  • Indigenous forms of knowledge, belief, use, and management (First Peoples through today) 
  • Immigrant/settler and other traditional forms of belief and praxis relating to water
  • Inequities in water access, public health, sanitation, water works
  • Natural resource stewardship, ownership, management
  • Environmental and climatic events
  • Water quality, remediation, restoration
  • Tourism, recreation, and amenity-based development in rural and urban areas
  • Agricultural, industrial, and urban water uses
  • Urban planning, sprawl, and suburban developmental impacts on water systems
  • Technology, infrastructure, and innovation; adaptations to unpredictable natural systems
  • Transportation and communication surrounding water
  • Sense of place, spiritual and/or religious meanings of water
  • Water and nature as metaphor in literature, art, and popular culture
  • Connecting inland waters to the “Blue Humanities”

We welcome a variety of formats, from traditional panels and sessions to more innovative formats. When appropriate, we will suggest combinations of sessions with other panels and presentations to allow for a dynamic conference. This year we are also accepting poster session submissions.

In crafting your proposal, consider what colleagues can learn from you, your organization, and others as you strive to: 

  • Promote the relevance of history: understanding the past to apply and learn in the present 
  • Make connections from your work and studies to the future of the history sector 
  • Support one another in developing emerging research and creative outlets for history 

Submissions must include:

  • Title of Proposal: individual or session/panel proposal 
  • Individual paper or session/panel abstract: Describe the goals of your paper or session, specifically describing its content and expected outcomes for attendees. Highlight the central issues the proposal addresses, why they are significant to the field, and how the content supports the theme. Be as clear and concise as possible. Submissions for entire sessions or panels should also include a brief abstract that outlines the purpose of the session. (500 word max) 
  • List presenters; all presenters (including the moderator) must provide a bio with their name, address, and phone number (each 100 words max) 
  • Takeaways: In one sentence, describe how your session will impact its attendees. Then describe the takeaways in clear bullet points. (100 words max)
  • Audio-visual needs: If your proposal is accepted, your agreement to participate in the conference allows for photography and/or visual recording of your presentations for Division marketing and online use.

The deadline for individual or full-session proposals is April 30, 2022.

The deadline for poster session proposals is June 30, 2022

For more information and to submit your proposal, visit our conference website.

This year’s conference may share some content and overlapping thematic conversations with the Utah Museums Association (UMA) annual conference and their theme “Futuring Through Museums.” We are working on arrangements to hold our annual history conference at the same venue, and with some programming overlap, with the UMA conference. Through this collaboration, Utah history conference participants will have the opportunity to engage with UMA attendees and make connections to public history outlets from across the state. Please direct questions to Jedediah Rogers or Holly George, 2022 program co-chairs, at uhq@utah.gov.

Wesleyan University is hiring two 2-year Mellon postdocs next year (April 29 deadline) and I just wanted to forward you the advertisements in case you know graduate students or anyone who might be interested in applying.

One is a 2-year Mellon Postdoc in Visual/Digital Storytelling; the other is a 2-year Mellon Postdoc in Public History. The attached media describes the award which also can be foun on our website carceralconnecticut.org. It is awarded through the Mellon initiative, "Humanities for All Times" and our focus is race, violence and industrialization in the Connecticut River Valley.

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8593
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Primary Contact:  Richa Wilson, Regional Heritage Program Leader

Respond to: richa.wilson@usda.gov

The USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region will advertise and fill a permanent, full-time Infrastructure Act Heritage Coordinator position.

Description of Duties

This position will be responsible for heritage program duties related to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in the Intermountain Region of the Forest Service. The position provides support to the Regional Office and 12 National Forests for a wide variety of projects by providing professional leadership, guidance, and expertise in historic preservation and cultural resource management in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and related state and federal law, regulations, and agency policy.

Duties may include:

  • Coordinating with other regional and forest program areas to fulfill IIJA goals.
  • Preparing and administering contracts and agreements for cultural resource professional services and activities; serving as Contracting Officer’s Representative.
  • Negotiating, executing, and managing NHPA agreements with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, State Historic Preservation Officer, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and other consulting parties.
  • Coordinating and providing appropriate budget and program data relative to IIJA projects.
  • Providing cultural resource expertise on interdisciplinary NEPA and project implementation teams
  • Developing and implementing a training program for incoming and current heritage staff to address program-specific needs (e.g., Heritage NRM; new technology in data collection and mapping techniques; complying with NHPA, NEPA, and other laws; developing and executing NHPA agreements; project and inventory design).
  • Developing, implementing, and managing partnership agreements with state agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and other entities.
  • Providing professional and technical guidance to heritage resource specialists.
  • Coordinating with other agencies on issues related to meeting legal compliance.
  • Writing, editing, or reviewing cultural resource technical reports.
  • Preparing cultural resources interpretive information based on synthesis of archeological and historical research.

The position requires both office and field work. Office work requires frequent meetings and proficiency with word processing and analytical computer programs such as Heritage NRM, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office suite of programs. Fieldwork requires COR inspections, as well as cultural resource surveys and recording of historic and prehistoric sites.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this position, please respond to this outreach by April 11, 2022. Interested applicants may contact Richa Wilson, Regional Heritage Program Leader, at richa.wilson@usda.gov. Information about qualifications requirements can be obtained at www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.

About the Region

The Intermountain Region encompasses nearly 34 million acres of National Forest System land. The Regional Office in Ogden, Utah provides administrative oversight and support to 12 National Forests and one National Grassland in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Idaho, with small holdings in Colorado and California.

Location

The position may be located in Ogden, Utah (www.ogdencity.com) or elsewhere in the Intermountain Region.

Ogden, a full-service community in Weber County, Utah (www.ogdenweberchamber.com), has a diverse population of 79,000. It is 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City and one hour south of the Idaho border on Interstate 15. The Ogden area has major city amenities, from professional and interleague sports to fine dining, theater, concerts, museums, and other social and cultural opportunities.

Housing availability: The median listing home price in Ogden, Utah was $349,000 in February 2022. Average rents range from $775 for a studio apartment to $1,874 for a 3-bedroom apartment. Costs of utilities are reasonable.

Ogden media includes:  The Standard Examiner (www.standard.net) is the main local newspaper for Ogden and Weber County. Local television includes television stations from Salt Lake City and cable television and radio stations in Ogden and Salt Lake City.

Educational facilities: InOgden and Weber County include two public school districts and 7 private schools, which offer K-12 education. Ogden Weber Applied technology Center is a fully accredited technical skills training center and Weber State University and Utah State University offer higher education opportunities.

Medical Services: Ogden has a large medical community with a wide variety of specialists, a number of clinics, and two major hospitals, McKay-Dee Hospital Center and Columbia Regional Medical Center.

  • https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/mckay-dee-hospital/
  • ogdenregional.com

Churches: A wide range of religious services are available in the metro area.

Recreation around Ogden:  Ogden is especially attractive for those who enjoy sports and the outdoors. Within 30 minutes you can be skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing and within close proximity, cycling and golfing. Ogden has some of the most spectacular mountain trails and views imaginable; from mountain lakes surrounded by pine forests to desert sunsets. Utah is also world renowned as one of the best places on earth for snow skiing!  The 2002 Winter Olympics were held in this area. Community recreation includes a number of local health clubs. The Ogden Parks and Recreation provides many recreational opportunities.

The Utah Department of Community and Cultural Engagement will host the Railroads in Native America gathering on May 19th, 20th, and for a half-day on the 21st of 2022. The gathering will be held in Ogden. We are seeking student volunteers (undergraduate and graduate) to help with the registration desk, IT, ticket taking, and other conference-related activities. Please contact Cassie Clark, cassandraclark@utah.gov, with questions or to apply to volunteer. Please forward this information to anyone who might be interested.

Volunteers must agree to assist on at least Friday, May 20, 2022. All volunteers are invited to work the full two and a half days if available.  Volunteers will receive pay per day worked as outlined below.

 

19th Field Trip (potential for attending the field trip but there is limited seating)

20th Volunteers must attend on this day

$60 for a per day for each full day of volunteer work (Thursday and Friday)

$40 for volunteer work on Saturday (half day)

We would like your help! All interested parties are urged to apply. Students majoring in history, Indigenous and Native American Studies, Public History, the History of the American West. Students thinking of entering any of these fields are encouraged to apply. Students who are interested in history or thinking about majoring or minoring in history are also invited to apply.

Potential Tasks for Student Assistants:

We are in need of 10 to 20 undergraduate or graduate students to assist us during the conference including any of the following:

  1. a) assist in set-up and/or takedown
  2. b) welcoming and registration
  3. c) managing the needs of vendors
  4. d) assisting with presentation technology
  5. e) act as masters of ceremonies, attending to both virtual and in-house attendees, fielding questions at the end of each session, and following the questions and comments of people attending in an online forum. 

 

Two or possibly more of these students may also assist in the May 19th field trip, helping staff and setting up food and drinks, assisting guests in and out of buses, and helping with the audio tech (microphone and speakers). 

Compensation:

* Free registration and admittance to all aspects of the conference. Ability to attend sessions and interact with speakers, participants, and attendees. 

* $60 for each full day of volunteering. $40 for half-day volunteering (Saturday)

* Meals and Snacks Provided

* Receive a RNA tee shirt

Requirements:

* Attend one, one-hour Zoom orientation meeting.

* Volunteers must volunteer for a full day on Friday, May 20th

* Arrive on time and help for the duration of a respective day’s programming.  

* Sign up to volunteer for at least one day of the gathering.  

* Sign an agreement to follow through with commitments. 

Contact:

Please Contact Cassie Clark (cassieclark@utah.gov) with questions or to apply to volunteer.

Title: Collections Management Intern
Classification: Short-term; Seasonal Internship
Stipend: Available
Timeframe: Spring/ Summer 2022
Reports To: Collections Manager
Supervises: 0


Summary of The Archives of Falconry
Archives of Falconry (TAF) was initially conceived, developed, and supported by several visionary leaders and falconers within the Peregrine Fund. Since its inception, TAF has grown into a world-renowned repository of falconry material culture and historical records. The mission of The Archives is to collect, preserve, and interpret global falconry history, art, literature, and material culture.


Description
The Archives is offering an 8-week (256-hours) internship that provides the successful candidate
experience in museum/archive collections management and digital asset management and
development. The successful candidate will be part of an exciting project to bring a large collection of books, art, and material culture to a dynamic, publicly accessible, online platform.


Successful Candidate Will be Train in the Following Tasks
● Handle and preserve collection material using best practices.
● Organize, compile, and QC/QA collection records including metadata.
● Enter compiled data and metadata in collections information management system adhering to
established standards and guidelines.
● Assist in the photography and scanning of collection objects.
● Assist curators in developing virtual exhibits.


Time Commitment and Working Conditions:
Skills and Background
The Archives of Falconry is seeking a talented, self-directed student currently enrolled in their junior or senior year of college or graduate school in a related field.

Preferred candidates are:
● Highly organized with strong attention to small details.
● Experienced scanning archival material, creating metadata, working with image and video files,
and handling fragile objects is a plus but not necessary, as training will be provided.
● Passionate about museums, archives, cultural heritage, the preservation of material culture or
related.


To Apply Required Documentation:
Applicants should attach: a current CV; contact information for 3 personal references; and a cover letter to Collections Manager Katie Hughes: katie.hughes@falconry.org 

The application deadline is April 8th at 5:00pm MST

I am pleased to announce a new scholarship for Department of History graduate students, undergraduate major and minors, and History teaching majors. This scholarship awards $500 for the best submission that furthers our collective understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).


In the spring 2021 the Department of History formally instituted a permanent EDI Committee (https://history.utah.edu/administration/untitled.php). The committee has members from the faculty (all ranks), staff, and student representatives from the undergraduate and graduate communities. For the academic year 2021-2022 the department received special funding to support EDI activity, and the EDI Committee voted to create a scholarship—among other activities—for student research in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This scholarship is currently only available for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Students enrolled in courses from across time and place may apply. While the way in which a particular submission addresses EDI is not proscribed, students are encouraged to consider large systemic forces and/or local individual relationships to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The submission can be a research paper, other written work, podcast, oral history, or work in a different format, completed for a course in the Department of History during the 2021-2022 academic year. While the length or size of the submission is open-ended, the minimum for a written work is six double-spaced typed pages in 12 point font.


Doctoral dissertations or Masters theses are, however, not eligible for this scholarship. Students may revise work submitted in a class before submitting it for consideration. Submissions should be sent to the Chair, Department of History, at benjamin.cohen@utah.edu by Monday 18 April 2022 at 5:00 PM. Members of the EDI Committee (excluding student representatives) will decide the winners—one each for an undergraduate and graduate submission. The winners will be announced at the Department of History awards ceremony scheduled for 27 April 2022, or made online via the department’s website during that week.

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2022

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn between $600-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence, gaining valuable teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to high school students.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support for our teachers; we do not require teaching certification or experience. You must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and be available to teach classes five days a week, including both weekend days. We are looking for full-time teachers with availability to work 37-40 hours per week during the summer. There will be opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. 

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure.
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Are comfortable and confident with technology.
  • Are patient and supportive with students and parents.

Apply Now

Learn more about us and our reading programs at https://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/.

The Sorenson Impact Center Social Impact Student Internships are now open! 

All applications are available on our website until March 31st and April 5th.

The internships are:

  • Part-time (up to 20 hr/wk)
  • Flexible 
  • Remote
  • Paid ($10-$12), unpaid, or for credit. 

ALL students from all majors and all Universities are encouraged to apply. 

Job Title:  Neal A. Maxwell Institute Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Job Classification:  Post-doc Researcher, Non-CFS Visiting Faculty

Posting close date: June 1, 2022.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2022 

Start date of this position:  September 1, 2022

Required Degree:  Ph.D. in history, religious studies, Biblical studies, ancient studies, philosophy, or other related to religion. 

Experience: none required.   

Duties/Expectations

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship seeks candidates for a fixed-term post-doctoral fellowship. While in residence fellows are expected to contribute vigorously to the intellectual and spiritual vitality of the research community. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to pursue a major research project consistent with the mission of the Maxwell Institute, participate at Institute meetings and events, discussions and collaborations, and be an engaged member of the research community. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Maxwell Institute Executive Director.

“The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship both gathers and nurtures disciple-scholars. As a research community, the Institute supports scholars whose work inspires and fortifies Latter-day Saints in their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and engages the world of religious ideas.”

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the faculty application and a writing sample.

#LI-DNI

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

BYU is an equal opportunity employer. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

To commemorate the release of volumes 12, 13, and 14 of the Documents series, the Joseph Smith Papers Project will host the sixth annual Joseph Smith Papers Conference on September 9, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the event that COVID-19 conditions prevent holding an in-person conference, digital options will be offered. The theme of the conference is “Texts and Contexts in Nauvoo.”

During the period covered in volumes 12, 13, and 14—March 1, 1843, through May 15, 1844—Joseph Smith and his scribes produced a wide variety of texts, from routine administrative documents that turned the wheels of governance in Nauvoo to revelations that inspired thousands of men, women, and children to gather to Nauvoo in the 1840s. Smith also received and responded to letters that shaped his reactions to events. Texts featured in volumes 12 through 14 illuminate a number of contexts, including but not limited to

  • Church administration in Nauvoo and in church branches
  • Overseeing domestic and international missionary work
  • Nauvoo’s economy, land distribution, and church finances
  • Joseph Smith’s governance of Nauvoo as mayor and member of the city council
  • Local, state, and national politics
  • Women’s agency and actions in Nauvoo
  • Joseph Smith’s private instruction and his public discourses
  • Revelations, doctrinal developments, and gospel ordinances, including sealings and plural marriages
  • Lived religion and religious practices
  • Joseph Smith as judge in the Nauvoo mayor’s court and the municipal court
  • Ongoing legal and extralegal challenges from Missouri
  • Race, gender, and familial relations in Nauvoo
  • Seeking redress from the federal government for Missouri persecutions
  • The Council of Fifty and Joseph Smith’s presidential campaign
  • Internal dissent and external opposition

We invite scholars of all career stages and backgrounds to submit proposals for papers that engage Nauvoo’s texts and contexts from March 1, 1843, through May 15, 1844. In addition to drawing on volumes 12, 13, and 14, we encourage participants to utilize the documents and annotation from the relevant time period found in the Legal Records series and in the Financial Records series on josephsmithpapers.org. Questions about how to use the Legal Records series in proposals can be directed to David W. Grua (davidgrua@churchofjesuschrist.org), and queries about the Financial Records series can be sent to Elizabeth Kuehn (ekuehn@churchofjesuschrist.org).

Paper proposals should consist of a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) and a current CV; both should be sent to Jessica M. Nelson (jessicam.nelson@churchofjesuschrist.org) by February 28, 2022. Authors whose proposals are accepted will receive a copy of volumes 12 and 13 of the Documents series, as well as an advance copy of volume 14. Because the purpose of this conference series is to demonstrate how scholars can utilize the Joseph Smith Papers, authors of accepted proposals will be expected to develop their papers primarily from the texts and contexts provided in these volumes and the online resources in the Legal Records and Financial Records series. Some travel funding will be available for graduate students and early career scholars living outside of Utah whose papers are accepted for the conference. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 21, 2022.

The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to gather together all extant Joseph Smith documents and to publish complete and accurate transcripts of those documents, generally with both textual and contextual annotation. All such documents will be published electronically at www.josephsmithpapers.org, and a large number of the documents are in process of being published in approximately two dozen print volumes. The print and electronic publications constitute an essential resource for scholars and students of the life and work of Joseph Smith, early Latter-day Saint history, and nineteenth-century American religion.

Applications are now being accepted for two Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Summer internships. 

We are hiring a Latino Community Grassroots Organizing Intern to organize a Latino Conservation Week event that advances the protection of redrock wilderness. And we are hiring a Grassroots Organizing Organizing intern to activate SUWA members and the general public in redrock wilderness advocacy. 

Internship compensation is $1500 for the duration of the internship. The application closes on Sunday, April 17.

You can view details about the separate job descriptions, work periods, and application instructions in the attached postings or on Handshake under the posting titles:

  • Latino Community Grassroots Organizing Internship
  • Summer 2022 Dr. Norman Weissman Internship for the Preservation of Wild & Scenic Utah

  1. We are seeking applications for two summer internships working predominantly with collections and exhibitions with additional opportunities to work with arts education and public programming. We're open to applications from either undergraduate or graduate students as we tailor each opportunity to the student's interests and abilities. Please share the attached flyer and information on our opportunities page here with undergraduate or graduate students in museum studies, art history, or related programs. The application deadline is March 13, 2022.
  2. We’re also hiring for the full-time position of Public Programs Manager. If you know any recently graduated students who are great with graphic design and audience engagement and you think they'd be interested in this position, please share with them the attached position description and encourage them to apply for the Public Programs Manager position through the City of Roswell website here. There is no application deadline as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, we do encourage interested prospective applicants to submit their materials for consideration as soon as possible. 

 

Student Media is an experiential learning program and most opportunities are eligible for internship credit or scholarship.

Writers, copy editors, designers, social media contributors, photographers.

https://ustudentmedia.com/join/ 

To be held online by the University of Toronto


March 24-25, 2022


Conference Theme: The Interaction of Science, Technology, & Medicine and Politics
Keynote Speaker: Maya J. Goldenberg, Associate Professor, Philosophy, College of Arts,
University of Guelph. Author of Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021)


It has long been thought that the relation between science and politics is an uneasy one: politics
covets power, while science seeks apolitical truth. Scholars from the history, philosophy, and social studies of science have investigated the interactions between science and politics to unearth a complex web where science and politics co-evolve and are co-produced. What interactions lead science to shape political policies, and political environments to influence science? What lies at the intersection of science and politics?


The Sixth International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of Toronto invites student submissions that examine the interaction
between politics and science, including science policy, science funding, politicization of science and scientization of politics, political influences on science, as well as other topics regarding the mutual influence between science and politics. We also invite submissions on other issues related to STM in historical and present societies throughout the world. As an interdisciplinary gathering, we encourage students to submit papers from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences–check out our Facebook page for past presentations.


We are specifically interested in current issues surrounding: COVID pandemic, climate change, data
privacy, AI and warfare, vaccine hesitancy.


Interested students should submit an abstract (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 10, 2022 using the following link: easychair.org/submission . (Note that students will need to create an easychair account to submit an abstract, but registration is simple)


If you have any questions, please contact:
Hannah Rajput at hannah.rajput@mail.utoronto.ca 


All applicants will be notified by February 7, 2022.


Sponsored by: IHPST, ASSU, HPSUS, Victoria Colleg

The historic sites division of the Church History Department is looking to hire a paid, part-time intern. Details are at the link below. This particular position will be focused on assisting with research projects for the Church’s historic sites in Missouri. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word among any interested students or recent graduates. Thank you!

The position number is 329858. https://careersearch.churchofjesuschrist.org/Public/Search.aspx

Interested in gaining research experience?

Research experience is a fantastic opportunity—a unique part of the college experience.
Research experience makes you a more competitive applicant for graduate school.
Research experience gives you the chance to be part of a research team. 

Are you an undergraduate student who identifies as having a disability?

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) runs the GURU Program, a one-of-a-kind 
program designed to give U students who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible) the 
opportunity to join a research team that investigates the ethical, legal, and social implications of 
genomic science and genomic medicine. We have supported students and faculty from the Colleges of Humanities, Law, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Education, Engineering, Social and Behavioral Science, and Medicine. Students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Join GURU!

As part of the GURU Program, you could do things like study how parents who learn they will have a child with Down syndrome convey that news to family and friends, help develop a comic book to enhance literacy about genetic testing, apply techniques from theater to assist doctors with 
communicating difficult news. For additional information about the GURU Program and affiliated 
projects, see: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/uceer/guru1.php 

2 undergraduate students will be selected each year. The students will be:
• Paired with a faculty researcher and paid $15/hour (for up to 150 hours/semester).
• Provided $1000/year to support travel to an academic conference. 
• Placed in a mentorship network with multiple mentors, at least one of whom will be a faculty member who identifies as having a disability. 
• Offered the opportunity to take courses focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of 
genomic research and medicine, and provided resources to take a GRE test-prep course.
Apply Here: 
https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=HMN7KFAJFWLD7FMW 

Deadline for application: January 28, 2022

Application includes: CV, personal statement, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation 

If you require accommodations to complete the application, please contact the Center for Disability & Access at 801.581.5020, Student Union Room 162

Questions? Contact: Professor Jim Tabery, 801.581.8362, james.tabery@utah.edu 

The Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) provides financial, mentorship, and 
logistical support for students and faculty interested in investigating the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genomic research and genomic medicine.

We have supported students and faculty from the Colleges of Humanities, Law, Nursing, Fine Arts, Health, Education, Engineering, and Medicine, but we are always looking to expand this disciplinary representation.

Are you a student who identifies as having a disability?


UCEER runs the GURU Program, a one-of-a-kind, NIH-funded program designed to give students at the University of Utah who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible) the opportunity to join a research team that investigates the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic science and genomic medicine.


Join GURU!
We want you to be a member of our research team. And we want to support your own research. We welcome scholars from all disciplines. For additional information about the GURU Program and affiliated projects, see: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/uceer/guru1.php


2 graduate students will be selected each year. The students will be:
• Supported with a Graduate Research Assistant stipend of $21,000 (for a 20 hours/week commitment).
• Supported with a Tuition Benefit Program that covers 100% of eligible tuitions and fees (for additional information, see: https://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/)
• Provided $2000/year to support travel to academic conferences. 
• Provided $2500/year to support own research. 
• Placed in a mentorship network with multiple mentors, at least one of whom will be a faculty member who identifies as having a disability. 
• Offered the opportunity to take courses focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of 
genomic research and medicine, and provided resources to take a grant-writing workshop.

Apply Here:
https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=HMN7KFAJFWLD7FMW 

Deadline for application: January 28, 2022

Application includes: CV, personal statement, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation 

If you require accommodations to complete the application, please contact the Center 
for Disability & Access at 801.581.5020, Student Union Room 162

Preservation Utah and the State Historic Preservation Office are excited to announce Utah's annual historic preservation conference will be taking place on April 29-30, 2022. 

Preservation Engaged: Celebrating Utah's Communities will take place on Salt Lake City's westside within the historic 15th ward which now houses the Utah Art Alliance. This year the conference focuses on Utah's communities. Celebrating the wide range of stories and communities that make up the state and empowering all Utahns to get involved within the preservation field. 

As there is currently no historic preservation program within the state, we hope this conference might serve as a place for networking, learning, and inspiration for Utah's current and future preservationists! Currently we have a call for sessions open. We highly encourage students to submit a proposal and of course academic staff as well! There is an option for poster presentations for students who might not feel confident in proposing a longer session. The schedule is still being set, but a few confirmed sessions will include a historic windows rehab workshop, creative storytelling, earthquake preparedness, and more!

A quick summary:

Preservation Engaged: Celebrating Utah's Communities  April 29-30, 2022

The Art Castle (915 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104)

Call for sessions open - deadline Jan. 14th

Registration will open in late January

The History Department offers two prizes of $500 each, one for graduate students and one for undergraduates, for research papers on the topic of equity/diversity/inclusion. These papers may address topics including but not limited to:

  • histories of historically disadvantaged peoples, broadly defined to include race,

ethnicity, social class, religion, sex/gender, sexuality and disability.

  • dynamics of power and resistance.
  • movements for social justice, equity and inclusion.

The papers must constitute original research based on primary sources; be at least 15 pages long; and use proper citation throughout.

Undergraduate papers should be submitted by April 1, 2022 to Professor Rebecca Horn, Director of Undergraduate Studies: rebecca.horn@utah.edu

Graduate papers should be submitted by April 1, 2022 to Professor Elizabeth Clement, Director of Graduate Studies: elizabeth.clement@utah.edu

The Undergraduate Committee will select the recipient of the undergraduate student prize, the Graduate Committee, the graduate student prize. Recipients will be announced at the History Department’s Award Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 27, at 1:30pm.

Primary Contact:  Richa Wilson, Regional Heritage Program Leader

Respond to: richa.wilson@usda.gov

The USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region will advertise and fill a full-time Architectural Historian position. This is a Term Appointment for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of four years.  The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to gauge interest in this position and in potential duty locations.

Description of Duties

This position serves as the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) architectural historian for the Intermountain Region of the Forest Service, supporting the Regional Office and 12 National Forests. The position provides support for GAOA projects, coordinating with Regional and Forest staff, by providing professional leadership, guidance, and expertise in historic preservation, architectural history, and cultural resource management in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and related state and federal laws, regulations, and agency policy. The successful applicant will have expertise in evaluating properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, assessing adverse effects, and applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Major duties include: supporting completion of NHPA Section 106 and NEPA compliance for GAOA work; providing architectural history/historic preservation expertise on interdisciplinary NEPA and project implementation teams; negotiating NHPA agreements with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, State Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and other consulting parties; preparing and administering contract specifications and serving as inspector for those contracts; providing professional and technical guidance to Forest Service program staff and leadership; coordinating with other agencies on issues related to meeting legal compliance; writing and editing cultural resource technical reports; coordinating and providing appropriate budget and program data relative to GAOA projects; and preparing cultural resources interpretive information based on synthesis of fieldwork and historical research.

The position requires both office and fieldwork. Office work requires frequent meetings and proficiency with Microsoft Office and analytical computer programs such as ArcGIS and cultural resource databases. Fieldwork requires survey and recording of historic buildings, structures, and developed landscapes; site visits; and inspections of contractor work. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this position, please use the attached form to respond by January 10, 2022. Interested applicants may contact Richa Wilson, Regional Heritage Program Leader, at richa.wilson@usda.gov.

Applying for the Position

We anticipate this job announcement will be posted on USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/) in early 2022. Interested applicants are encouraged to check USAJOBS daily beginning in 2022. You must have a USAJOBS profile to apply for this job.

To prepare, review the application process at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/process/ and create a USAJOBs profile if you don’t have one. The Office of Personnel Management often hosts workshops, including “Navigating USAJOBS” and “Federal Resume Writing.” Check the USAJOBS Events website at https://www.usajobs.gov/notification/events for upcoming sessions. You can also find tips on writing a federal resume at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk.

About the Region

The Intermountain Region encompasses nearly 34 million acres of National Forest System land. The Regional Office in Ogden, Utah provides administrative oversight and support to 12 National Forests and one National Grassland in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and Idaho, as well as small areas in Colorado and California.

Duty Station

The position may be located in Ogden, Utah (www.ogdencity.com) or elsewhere in the Intermountain Region.

Ogden (https://www.visitogden.com/), home to Weber State University, is a full-service community with a diverse population of 89,000. It is 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City, along I-15 and I-84, and has a regional airport. The Ogden area is within 20 minutes of three ski resorts and has an extensive hiking/biking trail network and other outdoor opportunities. Major city amenities, from professional and interleague sports to fine dining, theater, concerts, museums, and other social and cultural opportunities, abound. Ogden is the county seat of Weber County, population 260,000.

Housing availability: The median list price of homes in Ogden is $340,000. Costs of utilities are reasonable.

Ogden media includes:  The Standard Examiner (www.standard.net) is the main local newspaper for Ogden and Weber County. Local television includes television stations from Salt Lake City and cable television and radio stations in Ogden and Salt Lake City.

Educational facilities: Ogden and Weber County include two public school districts and 7 private schools that offer K-12 education. Ogden Weber Applied Technology Center is a fully accredited technical skills training center. Weber State University, Utah State University, and University of Utah offer higher education opportunities.

 

Medical Services: Ogden has a large medical community with a wide variety of specialists, multiple clinics, and two major hospitals: McKay-Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional.

  • https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/mckay-dee-hospital/
  • ogdenregional.com

Churches: A wide range of religious services are available in the metro area.

Recreation around Ogden:  Ogden is especially attractive for those who enjoy sports and the outdoors. Within 30 minutes you can be skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing and within close proximity, cycling and golfing. Ogden has some of the most spectacular mountain trails and views imaginable; from mountain lakes surrounded by pine forests to desert sunsets. Utah is also world renowned as one of the best places on earth for snow skiing! The 2002 Winter Olympics were held in this area. Community recreation includes a number of local health clubs. The Ogden Parks and Recreation provides many recreational opportunities.

The following recruitment is open to the public. This is a full time, benefitted position. 

Job Title:  Technical Historic Preservation Specialist 

Recruitment # 30343

Hiring Official: Christopher Merritt

Location: 3760 S Highland Drive Salt Lake City, Utah, Remote/Telework Available 

Salary: $22.68-$35.98 hourly

Open date: December 21, 2021

Close date: January 17, 2022

 

To be considered for this position, please apply online at governmentjobs.com/careers/utah and search for the job posting by either job title or agency. 

For the first time, the Mensa Foundation seeks to award our Progress Pride Scholarship: up to two $10,000 scholarships—our largest scholarship awards ever—to the best and brightest university students at the intersection of BIPOC and LGBTQ.

Applicants need not be Mensa members. Successful applicants will be college-bound, college, or graduate students at U.S. universities who identify as both BIPOC and LGBTQ—and who have a demonstrated record of positive service to the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities.

Scholarships will be awarded based on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals. Additionally, recipients of the Progress Pride Scholarship shall provide a CV/résumé showing positive service to the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities.

Would you or someone you know be a fantastic fit for this first-of-its-kind opportunity? Then we invite you to apply, and/or to encourage a suitable applicant to apply, for the inaugural Progress Pride Scholarship from the Mensa Foundation.

Thank you for your interest in the Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program!

Application deadline is January 15th, 2022.

https://progresspride.org/ 

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research seeks a full-time paid summer intern - $5,000 - including housing in the dorms, if wanted.

More info here:https://our.utah.edu/spur/2022-projects/basso/ 

My name is Abby Gibbons, and I am the Conference Chair for the inaugural History Graduate Association's Conference for Graduate Scholarship on Power, Adversity, and Networks at the University of Arizona. This year, our theme is "Change, Continuity, and Chaos." We are looking for both individual paper and panel proposals from graduate students in the social sciences and humanities with any geographic and temporal focus.

We have extended our deadline for submissions to January 10, 2021.

More information here: https://history.arizona.edu/events/conference-graduate-scholarship-power-adversity-and-networks-g-span 

We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry's collection to apply for our many short-term fellowship opportunities.

The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library's collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to scholars who hold a PhD, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $3,000 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.


Many of the Newberry's fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; for those details, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website

Questions? Email research@newberry.org.

Oral History project to help build the Aileen Clyde 20th Century WOmen's History Archive at the Marriott Library. Clyde Foundation funding to pay students to conduct oral histories in the Spring 2022 on the topic of Black Utahns.  Email Professor Matthew Basso - matt.basso@utah.edu

The History Graduate Association with the Department of History at the University of Mississippi is pleased to announce their 2nd Graduate History Conference for April 8 & 9 2022.


Our theme is Contesting Boundaries, and we encourage papers that deal with ideas, places, and people who have dealt with contested boundaries—a theme that can be broadly construed to include boundaries related to geographic location, chronology, class, race, and gender and the ways they have been negotiated, transversed, and reimagined throughout history. We invite advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and established scholars from across the social sciences and humanities to submit proposals for papers or panels, from a diverse geographic and temporal background, as well as fields and methodologies from across the disciplines.


Paper proposals should be no more than 350 words and include a short curriculum vita sent to hga@go.olemiss.edu by January 20th, 2022. To submit panel proposals, include a 250-word description of the topic along with an abstract for the individual paper proposals, and CVs.


PRESENTATIONS WILL BE DELIVERED IN A HYBRID-FORMAT
We will allow for both in-person and virtual presentation. Please inform us which you prefer.
Feel free to visit our Facebook or email us with questions of concerns. 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/5/22