Lecturer in Contemporary Economic History (University of Glasgow)

The School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Contemporary Economic History. The post holder will conduct research in an area of contemporary economic and/or business history as well as deliver teaching in the Economic and Social History subject area of the School of Social and Political Sciences. We especially welcome applicants with expertise related to sustainable development, business and globalisation, or energy and the environment, particularly focusing on or within the world regions of Asia or Africa. The successful post-holder will be based in the Economic and Social History subject area, which is home to the Centre for Business History in Scotland.

Submission date: 23 November 2022

For more information, go to: Lecturer in Contemporary Economic History at University of Glasgow (jobs.ac.uk)

BHC Kaufman Fellowship Program Coordinator

Job Description

Context for the Position

The BHC invites applications for the paid, part-time position of Program Coordinator for the new Henry Kaufman Fellowship Program. This new BHC program is funded through a generous donation from Dr. Henry Kaufman. It is intended to encourage emerging scholars to pursue research on topics related to financial history, broadly conceived. The program includes Kaufman Research Fellowships to be awarded annually to PhD candidates who need funds for travel to archives for projects related to financial history, Kaufman Dissertation Fellowships to provide support for PhD candidates who are writing their dissertations, and Kaufman Post-doctoral Fellowships to provide support for PhD recipients within five years of receipt of their degree. The new Program Coordinator will provide support for the recipients of these Kaufman fellowships. Supervised by the BHC Secretary, the Program Coordinator will also interface with the selection committee to ensure the larger goals of the program are met. The new position also works with the Treasurer, who is responsible for the disbursement of funds, while the BHC trustees and their designees have full authority over the Kaufman Fund and its disbursements. Desired Qualifications: Candidates who are professionally engaged in business history and involved in the BHC are preferred. The candidate should also have excellent organization and management skills, be detail oriented, and have strong communications abilities and a track record of responsiveness.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Receive and organize applications for the Kaufman program for review by the Kaufman Committee.
  • Maintain a database of applicants and recipients of Kaufman fellowships, for use by the Kaufman Committee and for reporting purposes.
  • Coordinate with the Kaufman Committee chair and BHC Secretary in communicating with applicants.
  • Monitor recipients to ensure that funding was used for designated purposes, including maintaining processes for inbound reporting, reviewing these reports, and analyzing data for the Kaufman Committee and BHC Secretary.
  • Coordinate ongoing conversations between Kaufman Committee and treasurer regarding budgeting for the program’s support and marketing needs.
  • Maintain all data and records with regard to the program.
  • Aid in the development of the Kaufman Program’s annual report for submission to the BHC Secretary.

To apply: Please send a current CV, cover letter, and a list of three references to the BHC Secretary, Dr. Vicki Howard at vickihowardbhc[at]gmail.com

Deadline for applications is Nov 14, 2022.

EiCs for Scandinavian Economic History Reivew

The Scandinavian economic history review

Call for two positions as editor-in-chief

The Scandinavian Economic History Review is the leading economic history journal in Scandinavia. It has been published by the Scandinavian Society for Economic and Social History since 1953. The journal publishes articles and reviews in the fields of economic, business, and social history with a particular focus on the Nordic countries and the Baltic region. The journal also publishes contributions from closely related fields, such as demographic and labor history, as well as articles dealing with theoretical and methodological issues. The editors in chief, and the editorial office, rotate between Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark by every three years. By 2023, it is time for the Swedish community to host the editorial office.

The Scandinavian Society for Economic and Social History is now looking for two new editors-in-chief for the journal. As editor-in-chief, you are responsible for the content and direction of the journal and for the contact with the publishing house Taylor and Francis. You also have the mandate to delegate the responsibility of manuscripts to the three associate editors. The position equals about ten percent of full-time, which should be financed by the editor’s home department.
To be eligible for the position of editor-in-chief you have to have a doctoral degree in economic history and be based at a Swedish University. You should have documented knowledge about Scandinavian economic history and extensive experience in publishing articles in high-quality academic journals and documented experience in peer-reviewing papers for academic journals. Capacity to collaborate with others and organizational skills are required to be considered for the position. Over the years, the majority of editors-in-chief have been male. The Scandinavian Society for Economic and Social History therefore especially welcomes women to apply for the position.

The application should be sent to erik.green@ekh.lu.se, and include the following:

Complete academic CV

List of publication

Motivation letter (max 1 page)

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2022, 15:00hrs

If you have any questions, please email erik.green@ekh.lu.se

Assistant Professor post at University of Maryland

University of Maryland College Park 
Robert H. Smith School of Business

Assistant Professor Faculty Posting
Management and Organization Department
Position Number:127566
Tenure Track

The Department of Management and Organizations at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for faculty positions in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources, Strategy or Entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant Professor. Position openings are subject to budgetary approval. Candidates must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree and a track record of high-impact and creative research. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct top-level scholarly research, deliver high-quality teaching to undergraduate, MBA, MS, and PhD students and perform service.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business, one of 12 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. A comprehensive business school, Smith offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, M.S., Executive MBA, PhD, and non-degree executive education programs as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school is consistently ranked among the top business schools by leading business publications such as Bloomberg Business Week, Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Wall Street Journal.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. already in hand or expected by Fall 2023 and a record of research excellence. All applicants are also expected to possess excellent teaching skills, including the ability to incorporate the latest insights from research and practice into existing and new courses.

Application Process and Deadlines. Application materials should be uploaded at: https://ejobs.umd.edu [Refer to position #127566 in the faculty listing]. When applying, please include a PDF version of your cover letter, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and 2 or 3 recent publications or job market paper. Three reference letters from scholars who know the applicant’s work well should be emailed to Tina Marie Rollason at trollaso@umd.edu. Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2022 or as soon as possible for best consideration. Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Questions regarding the positions can be directed to Gilad Chen at gchen3@umd.edu (applicants for the Organizational Behavior/Human Resources areas) or David Kirsch at dkirsch@umd.edu (applicants for the Strategy or Entrepreneurship areas).

About Us: For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit: http://www.umd.edu. For information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business, visit our Web site at: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu. For more information about the Department of Management and Organizations visit our website at: www.rhsmith.umd.edu/faculty-research/…

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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David Kirsch
University of Maryland

New Post in Contemporary Economic History (University of Glasgow)

The School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Professor in Contemporary Economic History.

The post holder will conduct research in contemporary economic history as well as deliver teaching in the Economic and Social History subject area of the School of Social and Political Sciences. We welcome applicants with expertise related to business and the global economy, industrialisation and deindustrialisation, or energy and the environment. This could focus on but need not be limited to emerging markets and developing economies. The successful post-holder will be based in the Economic and Social History subject area, which is home to the Centre for Business History in Scotland.

The post holder will undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives. The post-holder will be expected to seek external research funding and to engage in research-led teaching, and to strengthen links and demonstrate impact with colleagues across and beyond the University and with non-academic bodies as appropriate to their specialism. We value diversity and especially encourage applications from women, disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

This post is on a full time (35 hrs per week), open ended position.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Dr Rosemary Elliot, rosemary.elliot@glasgow.ac.uk

Visit our website for further information on The University of Glasgow, School of Social & Political Sciences https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/

Apply online at:https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=086789

Closing Date: 28 June 2022

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

PHD IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND STRATEGY

HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL (UNIVERSITY OF READING)

International Business and Strategy (IBS) at Henley Business School offers 3 fully-funded PhD scholarships for September 2022 entry. Join high calibre doctoral candidates from more than 25 countries in the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on a beautiful campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. During your studies you will benefit from dedicated supervision, impressive facilities and high-quality support.

For over 50 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in International Business (IB) and we continue to help define the research agenda in the field as well as in Business History and International Human Resource Management (IHRM). As a part of our program, we offer the International Business Masterclasses, which allow to engage in key IB and IHRM topics taught by notable intellectual figures in the field and provide networking opportunities with PhD students from all over the world. Our research is driven through leading centres, such as the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for Economic Institutions and Business History.

Alongside the PhD in International Business and Strategy, we offer a Double PhD with the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano has a strong commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research activities. Their PhD is highly international and graduates are held in high esteem – not only in academia – but also in public institutions and companies where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. This 4-year Double PhD programme allows PhD students enrolled at the Henley Business School to spend a period of normally 12 months at Politecnico di Milano and benefit from joint supervision by one member of faculty from each institution throughout their career. There shall be one oral examination (“Viva”) and one thesis to be submitted by the student for the Double PhD Programme. Prospective candidates for this programme should clearly mention it in their PhD application at Henley Business School.

The PhD in International Business and Strategy and the Double PhD emphasise:

  • Formal research training (PhD/Masters level courses in year 1)
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs
  • Student-staff interaction
  • Timely completion of the degree

As part of your personal development, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching (formal training also provided), research activities, conferences and events within the Business School and around the world.

RESEARCH AREAS

We welcome applicants seeking to conduct postgraduate research in the following fields:

  • Business History,
  • International Business,
  • International Human Resource Management,
  • Strategy.

To help identify your fit with the departmental research agenda, a summary of the research interests of our faculty members and links to their academic profiles are available at http://hly.ac/ibs-phd.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should have obtained a Master degree at distinction or merit level in a relevant area from an internationally recognised university. Relevant research and/or industry experience may be considered for those with exceptional strengths.

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to submit a research proposal. Prior to your submission, you may wish to discuss your proposal with an individual faculty member working in the area. Please avoid contacting multiple faculty members.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PhD

The application process normally consists of three main steps:

1. Formal application (incl. research proposal, CV, transcripts and reference letters)

2. Shortlisting based on the submitted documents

3. Formal interview

For fees (covered if fully funded), please visit the Graduate School website.

PhD FUNDING

The 3 fully funded PhD scholarships are awarded based on the quality of your research proposal, outstanding academic merit and two reference letters (preferably from academics). The closing date for funding applications is 15 June 2022.

CONTACT US

Please visit our website at http://hly.ac/ibs-phd. for full details on our PhD program and tips for a successful application. If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at phd.ibs@reading.ac.uk.

Job opportunity in Digital Strategy Research

Happy holidays everyone, and here is a quick holiday announcement of a new paid-for role at the BHC!

Applications Invited for Research Associates (8 months) for Digital Strategy Research Project of the Business History Conference

About the BHC

The Business History Conference is a scholarly organization devoted to encouraging all aspects of research, writing, and teaching about business history and about the environment in which businesses operate. Founded in 1954, the organization is now international in scope, with approximately 30 percent of its membership residing outside North America.

About the project

The BHC´s digital presence began under the leadership of Pat Denault in the early 2000s. Now the BHC manages a website, a blog, and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). In addition, especially with the coronavirus pandemic, some of its regular events have become virtual, thus the BHC increasingly relies on digital technology to connect with its members. Anticipating more changes to the technological and economic environment, BHC´s Web Editor (Paula de la Cruz-Fernández) and Web Administrator (Shane Hamilton) have received authorization from the BHC Trustees to initiate a thorough review of our current digital strategies. This review of officers’ and members’ expectations and experiences of our existing digital tools, as well as consideration of best practices being pioneered by other organizations in a turbulent environment, will guide the future digital work of our officers and directors.

The BHC invites applications for two research positions, each eight months in duration. The work begins in February and continues through September (a total of 30 weeks). We expect the researchers to work 10 hours a week ($20/hour). One of the researchers must be fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

The researchers will, in coordination with the BHC Electronic Media Oversight Committee and the BHC Web Editor and Web Administrator:

  • Review current platforms and usage of them.
  • Interview users of web platforms and events (both in person and online interview).
  • Run focus groups to learn more about perceptions related to the Annual Meeting, the Doctoral Colloquium, and the Mid-year event among others. 
  • Research what other organizations are doing in regards to online initiatives and virtual/hybrid meetings.
  • Collect pertinent information in terms of digital best practices for scholarly organizations. 
  • Assist in the creation of a strategy report.

Requirements to apply:

  • One of the researchers must be bilingual.
  • Graduate students / emerging scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong awareness of digital communications technologies, including social media tools, web platforms, and video conferencing platforms, though advanced technical skills (e.g., coding, server or database management) are not necessary.
  • Knowledgeable or familiar with scholarly associations and also with business history.

Application process:

  • Send a letter of interest explaining your experience in digital projects and potential contributions to the project. 
  • Brief CV. 

Send documents in one PDF file to the project directors Paula de la Cruz Fernandez and Shane Hamilton at web-editor@thebhc.org by January 14th, 2022.

University of Gothenburg offers PhD studentships in Economic History

Ref PAR 2021/180

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

With around 3 700 full-time equivalent students, 470 employees and 160 international partner universities, the main subjects of economics and law, and its four departments, the School of Business, Economics and Law offers a unique range. The School also provides unique collaborations with industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, making it the only business school in Sweden with Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces 2-3 positions as PhD student located at unit of Economic History. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Asset. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.

The Unit for Economic History conducts research and education within the field which includes studies economic and social development in a long-run perspective. The studies concern current topics relating to globalisation, the environment, migration and gender from the perspective of economic history. Classical issues relating to economic growth and distribution are also studied. The unit offers doctoral education as well as single-subject courses on Bachelor´s and Master´s level which gives the possibility to complete a Bachelor´s and Master´s degree. Several of the courses are included in educational programmes at the University of Gothenburg. For further information please click here.

Job assignments

The PhD student is expected to complete a PhD education in economic history during the period of employment. The main component of this education is to write a doctoral dissertation. Other tasks, including teaching and administrative duties, might be necessary to some extent, and will then render an extension of the PhD education to an equivalent degree.

Eligibility

Entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes require both general and specific eligibility.

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes are:

  1. academic degree at an advanced (Master’s) level, or
  2. attainment of at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses, of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second cycle, or
  3. equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programme in economic history at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

  1. attainment of 90 higher education credits for courses in economic history at any level, or
  2. attainment of at least 30 higher education credits for courses in economic history at an advanced (second-cycle) level, or
  3. achievement of equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

Qualified is the person who masters English in speech and writing. Applicants not fluent in Swedish are expected to learn Swedish during the employment period.

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements and their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme. At the assessment, particular weight will be given to documented qualifications from courses completed and theses written. Weight will also be given to recommendations from previous teachers or other persons with an insight into the qualifications of the applicant. It is also of the utmost importance that the planned field of research is within fields for which the unit possesses competence to supervise a PhD thesis. Personal suitability is of importance for this position. The ability to co-operate well is a key quality. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. One of the positions require the applicant to work in the research field of business history.

Employment

The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the unit of Economic History, the Department of Economy and Society. First day of employment is 2021-09-01 or upon agreement. 

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctorial level are given in SFS 1993:100.

Only those who are admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) programmes may be employed as PhD student. Departmental work such as education, research or administrative assignments may be relevant.

A new employment is valid for maximum one year. The employment extends with maximum two years at a time. The total employment time cannot extend more than four years of doctoral education on full-time.

The university applies a local agreement regarding setting of wage rates for PhD students.

Appointment procedure

The applications will be evaluated by the research committee at the Unit for Economic History. Selection will be made among eligible applicants based on the information cited in the application, using the assessment criteria described above. Selected applicants will be called to an interview. Applicants are expected to be available for an interview on site or via videolink within two weeks after the last day of application.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Klas Rönnbäck, professor and responsible for PhD education in economic history, +46 31 786 45 20, klas.ronnback@gu.se.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

How to apply

Please attach the following in the application:

  • Personal letter (1 page)
  • Short description (1-2 pages) of the applicant’s goal and vision for the PhD education, and the field of research that the applicant aims to work within
  • CV
  • Transcript of records of first- and second-cycle studies including courses completed and grades achieved
  • Copy of diploma/degree certificate
  • Copy of first- and second-cycle theses/degree theses (with a translation of the abstract into English for non-English theses)
  • Copy of other scientific works by the applicant that are cited in the application
  • Letters of recommendation, if applicable.

Please clearly state your social security number in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter.
Also clearly state the reference number to the recruitment case. Make sure that any referees also include the reference number in their letter of recommendation.

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application at the last date of application.

Closing date: 2021-06-09

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.