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What's your employment status? Edit

  • ABD: 37
  • Postdoc: 16
  • Visiting or Temporary Assistant Professor: 15
  • Adjuncting PhD: 36
  • Continuing Non-Tenure Track Professor: 4
  • TT but looking for a new job: 7
  • Tenured but always on the lookout for an opportunity:5
  • Tenured or TT but reading out of curiosity: 9
  • PhD, Employed in academia in non-faculty position: 3
  • ABD, Fully employed in academia in non-faculty position: 1
  • Fully employed outside of academia:2
  • Partly employed outside of academia: 2
  • Unemployed PhD: 6
  • Adjuncting, denied tenure, trying again: 1

TOTAL: 134<---Remember to update Total!! (if the numbers are correct...)

Specialization breakdown Edit

  • Ancient: 3
  • Ancient/medieval: 2
  • Medieval: 9
  • Medieval/Renaissance/Early Modern: 18
  • Early Modern: 14
  • Modern: 7
  • British (early modern): 7
  • British/British Empire (modern): 5
  • French: 7
  • Flemish/Walloon: 2
  • German (early modern): 3
  • German (modern): 12
  • Russian: 9
  • Portugal (Early Modern): 1
  • Spain (medieval/early modern): 6
  • Spain (modern): 1
  • Italy (modern): 2
  • Irish (modern):
  • Eastern European:4
  • East-Central Europe (modern) 2
  • History of Science/Medicine: 2
  • Military: 1

What does your CV look like? Edit

[Don't forget that there's a Talk Page for this wiki, which might be a better place to discuss more complicated topics like the detail of applicants' CVs - I suspect this will be a *very* unrepresentative sample AFII (talk) 16:26, September 21, 2012 (UTC)]

  • Top-tier grad program (Ivy League, U Chicago, Michigan, Stanford, Berkeley, Chapel Hill, Wisconsin, Rutgers, etc.): 17
  • Middle-of-the-road grad program: 18
  • Lower-tier grad program:
  • Fulbright, postdoc, or other prestigious fellowship: 17
  • Monograph or editor of multiple-authored book: 8
  • Several articles in peer-reviewed journals: 4
  • 1–2 peer-reviewed articles: 16
  • Book chapters: 10
  • Found a cure for cancer: 4
  • Encyclopedia articles or other minor publications: 15
  • Popular publications: 3
  • Translations or other "middle-importance" works: 5
  • Arabic, Chinese, or expertise in another "in-demand" geographical region: 4
  • I have TA'ed: 27
  • I have taught my own undergrad course: 21
  • I have taught several undergrad courses: 22
  • I have taught several undergrad courses, including upper-level seminars: 21
  • I have taught grad students:6
  • I am ABD: 12
  • I got my Ph.D. last year: 11
  • I got my Ph.D. within the last 3 years: 3
  • I got my Ph.D. within the last 5 years: 4
  • I got my Ph.D. within the last 7 years: 2
  • I got my Ph.D. within the last decade: 1
  • I got my Ph.D. more than a decade ago: 1
  • I got sick of petty academics, but here I am anyway: 2

Mixed, Multiple or ThematicEdit

Bar Ilan University (Isr.) - Polish Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track position in Polish Jewish History
  • "The successful candidate will have training and expertise in Early Modern or Modern Polish Jewish History, an established scholarly record of publications in the field, and proven experience as an effective teacher. PhD must be in hand by the time of application. Ability to teach in Hebrew an absolute must."
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2012

Baruch College (CUNY) - Russian/Eastern European/Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Russian and/or Eastern European history to begin August 2013.
  • Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the history of Jews from these regions, especially with attention to the Jewish diaspora and immigration to New York. Ability to teach a course on the Holocaust is also desirable. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives, especially ones with a global or transnational focus. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.
  • Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabus and/or teaching evaluations if available, and an article length writing sample to: Katherine Pence (Russian/Eastern Europe/Jewish Search Committee Chair), Department of History B5/200, Baruch College, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Crossposted to Jewish Studies 2012-2013
    • Someone on the Jewish Studies page posted about receiving an interview request
    • Rejection e-mail (2/12)

Benedictine College (Kan.) - Early Modern/ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Modern and Modern European History
  • "Area of specialization is open, but Ph.D. must be in hand by June 30, 2013. The candidate will be prepared for a 4/4 teaching load, which includes World Civilization since 1500."
  • "lease send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by December 31, 2012 to Mary Asher (masher@benedictine.edu). Applicants should address how they would support its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college. For more information, see http://www.benedictine.edu/europe-history-faculty"
  • Deadline: ?31 Dec. 2012
  • ​Rejection 2/8 (x3)

Boston College - British or Continental, long 18th c. (1688-1815)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in European History, "(either Continental or British) in the long eighteenth century, c. 1688–1815."
  • The successful candidate will be expected to offer broad and specialized courses in European history at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to participate in the History Core Program. Ph.D. required by August 2013.
  • Please submit a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted electronically to: eur18c.search@bc.edu. They can also be sent to the Chair, Europe Search Committee, Dept. of History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
  • Any AHA interviews yet?
  • 12/3: Request for further materials. (x3)
    • Just wondering if anyone would name their fields. In the end, are they looking for British or Continental?  Thanks!
      • A: I work on Britain, I guess... but I don't understand why they would necessarily be "looking for" one or the other, given they explicitly said they were open to either in the ad. I would bet they took a smattering of both...
  • Has anyone heard whether BC is planning on doing AHA interviews as part of this search, in addition to "further materials" requests? Or are they skipping the AHA part?
  • Request for AHA interview (12/12) x2
  • Rejection e-mail (12/20)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/14)
  • A very thoughtful rejection by email from SC, after AHA interview (1/17) (x2, probably the same one sent to me, but anyhow a classy way to reject someone after a positive and pleasant interview.)

Bucknell University- Modern European and Middle Eastern HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in European and Middle Eastern History after 1800, to begin fall, 2013.
  • Country of specialization in both regions open (excluding Germany and Russia). Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. We seek a candidate committed to high-quality teaching and a strong research agenda that explores the complex relationships existing between Europe and the Middle East who can provide support to other academic programs on campus and contribute to the university’s general education goals.
  • Please submit a letter of application and CV on-line only at http://jobs.bucknell.edu. Three email references for letters of recommendation are also required via direct on-line submission.
  • Deadline: 3 Dec. 2012
    • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2012-13
    • Does anyone know if they will be interviewing at the AHA?
    • Request for Skype Interview (12/7) (x2)
    • Further news?
    • Request for further material (12/20) (x2) good luck:)
    • Any further news?
    • No news since the earlier request for further material (1/14) (x2)
    • Anyone been in contact with the committee?
    • Campus interview request (1/20)
    • Any news? Has there been an offer? (x2 the curiousity)

SUNY Canton (NY)Edit

  • Assistant professorship in History, to begin Fall 2013
  • "The primary field of specialization is European History and preference will be given to applicants with secondary fields in East Asian, Middle Eastern or African history"
  • 4/4 Teaching Load, including " introductory courses in modern Europe, western civilization and world history, as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s field of specialty" & online courses
  • "The candidate must possess a PhD from an accredited university at the time of appointment."
  • Deadline: not stated in ad.  Ad expires 25 Apr. 2013
  • Received an email invite for a phone interview on 3/7
  • Has anyone received an invite for a campus visit?

Dartmouth College - Economic HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in economic history. Specializations in the history of global capitalism, labor of all varieties, trade, resources, and related fields are welcome.
  • The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level broadly covering economic history. The appointment will begin July 1, 2013, Ph.D. in hand.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short writing sample to history@dartmouth.edu
  • Deadline: 22 Oct. 2012
  • Has anyone heard anything?

Howard UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in European History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "The candidate must have a doctorate in European history, with research and teaching ability in the field. There are no restrictions as to sub-field, region or period of specialization. Responsibilities would include teaching a course in World Civilization, introductory level lecture courses, and colloquia and seminars for undergraduates in the candidate’s specialization"
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2012
  • Does anyone know if they will be interviewing at the AHA, given the late deadline?
  • Anyone know the teaching load at Howard?
  • Teaching load: 2 x 2.
  • Do they really want a full-size writing sample (I mean, mailing them a whole dissertation or book manuscript? That's a lot of postage!)
    • That's what they asked for, so that's what I did. It really wasn't that expensive.
    • Postage costs for me from the West Coast (priority mail) were $17.  High enough to be annoying, but not in any way a deterrent to actually applying.
    • Copying costs were higher for me than mailing costs, but again, not high enough to be a deterrent. 
    • Has anyone received an acknowledgment of receipt of materials or an EOE form?
      • Nope, and I'm starting to feel increasingly sour about this. I will probably send them postage and ask for my materials to be returned as soon as I see some action (assuming that I'm not asked to interview, which I think is likely).
      • It's a buyer's market but it's still inappropriate to ask for full manuscripts at this stage. For some people that means sending off a $75 monograph or a complete, unpublished book MS. And with an open European history ad, they are going to get hundreds of applicants. There's no way they are reading more than 10% of the material they receive. Are they just trying to stock their library?
      • AGree with the above. A few chapters should suffice.
  • Just called the department for an update, and it turns out they're still sifting through those paper-heavy applications! (Jan. 14)
  • any news? (2/7)
  • Just called the department. They've sent out word to the interviewees, and are now interviewing. (2/27)

Indiana University - Kokomo - Ancient/MedievalEdit

  • 10-month tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean and Middle Eastern History
  • Teaching Load 3/3 [as long as an 'active research agenda is maintained]
  • "Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean/Middle Eastern history...Responsibilities include teaching surveys on the first half of World and Western civilization. Preference given to applicants who can teach upper-level classes over as broad a range as possible from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through Early Islam, the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, the Crusades, or the Italian Renaissance. The ability to teach occasional courses on Central or East Asia is a plus because we particularly seek to diversify our curriculum geographically and temporally. "
  • "Candidates should have an earned doctorate in History or closely related field. ABDs who will earn a doctorate within two years of initial appointment will also be considered. ABDs will have until November of the second year to earn the doctorate. "
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Cross posted to African/Middle East History 2012-13
    • Anyone contacted yet? No (12/11) No (12/16) No (12/21), No (12/31), No (1/5), No (1/14)
    • Anybody brave enough to contact them and ask if the search is canceled?
    • I've thought the same thing, but we would have heard had the search been cancelled.  I imagine that with the December application deadline, the department will meet at the beginning of the spring semester to determine their candidate list (at least that's what I'm telling myself).
    • 1/24: email for Skype interview.
    • 1/31: anyone else hear anything?
    • 2/6: invitation to campus interview
    • 4/11: offer made and accepted

John Carroll University (Ohio) - [Non-TT;VAP. Imperial Pref. French/British]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in Imperial HIstory "focus on Britain and/or France preferred, for the 2013-14 academic year"
  • "Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester in European history, including the western civilization survey course and specialized courses in candidate’s field of interest. Ph.D. in hand preferred, ABD candidates considered. Substantial teaching experience required."
  • Deadline: 31 Jan. 2013

Kansas State University - (Western) European Military History, 1789-presentEdit

  • Tenure track position in Western European Military History, including Britain, 1789-present, to begin Fall 2013
  • 2/2 Teaching Load " Teaching responsibilities will include a World or Western Civilization survey course, upper-level undergraduate courses in area of specialization, graduate courses in military history, and participation in an interdisciplinary Security Studies program."
  • "Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment"
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2012
  • Any word on this search?
  • No, 9/12.
  • Invite for phone interview in Jan.
  • When did you get the invite and how? (phone or email?)
  • I didn't post the info above, but I got a phone call on 1/10 for a quick turnaround interview.
  • Any idea when they will make decisions for on campus visits?
  • 2/5/13 - Three candidates were already selected for campus interviews
  • Offer made and accepted.

Leiden University (Netherlands) - History of European IntegrationEdit

  • Lecturer (~ Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of European Integration, to begin 1 Aug. 2013
  • "The candidate will be expected to teach the history of European integration / the European Union. Contemporary historians and specialists in International Relations or Comparative Politics with relevant experience in European integration are invited to apply."
  • Deadline: 3 Jun. 2013

Macalester College (Minn.) - Europe & World before 1600 - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • "An attractive application would show an area of specialization in Europe and the world before 1600 combined with evidence of a thematic emphasis. The History Department is especially interested in candidates with a secondary field in Middle East/North Africa, South /Central Asia, or the Pacific Rim. Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is especially welcome. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012.
  • 11/27. Email from search committee that search has been cancelled.
    • got same email, anyone know why it was cancelled?

Saginaw Valley State University - Ancient/MedievalEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient/Medieval European History, to begin Fall 2013
  • 4/4 Teaching Load: "Candidates are expected to teach General Education courses including World (before 1500) Surveys and upper level courses in his/her area of specialization."
  • (also advertising a post in Early Modern Europe, see below)
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012
  • Posting no longer listed on the SVSU jobs database (12/4), though Early Modern position remains open. Is the ancient/medieval search cancelled?
    • It's still listed. Look on the second page of results when searching for faculty positions.
    • Anyone contacted? (12/17)
    • No (12/18) x2
  • 12/21: email request for phone interview in Jan. (x3)
  • 01/02: rejection via email (x3)
  • 01/24: campus visit scheduled

South Dakota State University- Asst. Prof, Ancient/Medieval MediterraneanEdit

  • 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with expertise in the ancient/medieval Mediterranean world.Successful candidates should be able to offer courses in various littorals, preferably southern Europe, the Near East and/or North Africa, and offer basic Western Civilization surveys I-II.
  • Applicants must have the Ph. D. in hand by time of hire, which is expected to be January 2013.
  • The regular teaching load is 3-3.
  • SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment system. To apply visit: yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by position title, view the announcement, and click on "apply for this position."
  • Review begins: 15 Aug. 2012, and position is open until filled.
  • Anybody had news on this search yet?
  • Rejection email received, 12/3 - position filled.

St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada) - Non-TT, Early Mod. Commercial EmpiresEdit

  • The Department of History at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a nine-month, limited term position in the history of Early Modern Commercial Empires beginning September 1, 2013.  This is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should have a PhD and show evidence of strong teaching ability. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach a full year course in Global History Since 1300, and upper-year courses in the candidate’s broad area of specialization. A secondary field in modern history is desirable. 
  • A curriculum vitae, letter of application, and three letters of reference, along with relevant teaching and research materials, should be sent to Samuel Kalman, Chair, Department of History, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5. Phone: 902-867-1395; fax: 902-867-3610; email: skalman@stfx.ca.   Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Stephen F. Austin State University (Tx) - Ancient/MedievalEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient/Medieval History, to start August 2013
  • Teaching Load: 12 credits/semester
  • "In addition to teaching upper-level and graduate courses in the areas of specialization, the successful candidate will teach freshman-level Western Civilization surveys. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach an upper-level course in Renaissance and Reformation history. Ph.D. in history is preferred by the time of appointment, but advanced ABD applicants will also be considered."
  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2012 and continues until post is filled
  • "This is a security sensitive position; criminal background check required for successful candidate."
  • Teaching load is 12 credits per semester, not per year.
    • I'm sure it's alright to correct things like that in the entry when you spot them. (Correction made.)
  • Telephone interview scheduled (12/9) x2
  • Beware of accepting any position at this university, as the school is extraordinarily insular and full of Texans who view outsiders with suspicion.  The university belongs to no system and no one audits its books or checks the power of an administration that hires its friends and gives itself hefty pay raises.  There are some quality people in this department, but they lost four profs in 2011, three who left for better positions.  An incredibly factionalized department, where personal loyalty to the former chair was rewarded above merit.  If you take this job and you are competent, expect to be given a very heavy workload so those with tenure can do less.  Their women's historian destroyed the career of a faculty spouse because she wanted to. Beware of this place.  It was the most unprofessional academic institution that I had ever heard of.  Academic mobbing happens regularly here. (Nov., 2012).
  • Complete agreement with above.  (Dept. member, non-history, at SFA.)
    • The Universities to Fear page is designed for general criticisms/warnings about specific colleges and universities.  AFII (talk) 10:37, January 2, 2013 (UTC)
    • In fact, these same criticisms are already on that page.
  • For the record, there is a new department chair.
  • Offer made and accepted.
    • Darn it, but congratulations. When was the offer made?

University of Akron (OH)  - Twentieth-Century Central or Eastern EuropeEdit

  • tenure-track assistant professorship
  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in modern European history and classes in field of specialty.  The successful candidate will also teach in the History Department's Humanities program (teaching Humanities in the World, 1300-present)
  • For complete details and to apply please visit:www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 7717.
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2013
  • Any intel on this one? a) why it was posted so late? b) what is happening to their current historian in this position?
  • I've been told it is a real position, worth applying to. 
  • Request for Skype Interview. Campus Interviews in early April. (3/10)
  • Congratulations!  May I ask what your field is?
  • Twentieth-century Germany.
  • Did anyone hear about a campus interview?
    • Nothing here yet (3/26) (x2)
    • Anyone know why it might be taking so long?  I'm wondering if they just notified those getting interviews, and are lagging on turning down the rest.
    • Akron is on Spring Break this week.  I assume the SC will be contacted early next week.
  • Anything further here?  I am working on the assumption that it has gone to campus interviews by now.
  • I would be pretty surprised if they did not message us to let us know that other people had been selected for interview. 
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled.

University of Cambridge (UK) - History of Political Thought (Continental Europe) 1780-1890Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of Political Thought c.1780-1890, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "There will be a preference for candidates working in the field of Continental European political thought, particularly German and French. Applications from those with expertise in British, international and American political thought will also be welcome, but the ability to teach Continental European political thought at both undergraduate and graduate level is a key requirement of the position."
  • "Research of international standing will be expected, but the Faculty welcomes applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as those who already have established careers. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent)."
  • "The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  He/she will provide lectures for the second/third-year undergraduate paper in the History of Political Thought 1700-1890; additionally she/he will be expected to develop and teach other papers within the undergraduate History Tripos: these may include a 'Themes and Sources' paper in Part I, and a Special Subject or a Specified Subject in Part II.  The postholder will contribute to class teaching and individual supervision of graduates, both for the M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History and for the PhD. There will be opportunities to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching in related areas, such as modern European and British History."
  • Deadline: 22 Feb. 2013

University of Colorado, Boulder - Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish history, medieval period to the present, to start Aug. 2013
  • "The person who is hired must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in history or in Jewish Studies with specialized training in history by August 19, 2013. Teaching experience is desirable."
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, and participate in the Program in Jewish Studies. This position is vital to the department’s innovative graduate program, which emphasizes global, transnational, and thematic preparation and connects students and faculty across individual fields"
  • A letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and promise (such as sample syllabi, or teaching evaluations), as well as three letters of recommendation will be accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/, posting #818568.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Exeter (UK) - European Imperial/Colonial (excl. Britain)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in European Imperial/Colonial History (excluding Britain), 1750-1914, to begin 1 Sept. 2013 at the latest
  • "The post of Lecturer in European Imperial/Colonial History (excluding Britain), 1750-1914 will contribute to extending the research profile of this area at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the history of European empires, imperial diplomatic, political or military rivalry, colonial governance and control, slavery and abolitionism, humanitarianism and human rights and global trade."
  • "The successful applicant will hold a PhD in European Imperial/Colonial History and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of the kind outlined above, related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths"
  • (Note that they're advertising a Lectureship in British Imperial/Colonial history too, listed below)
  • Deadline: 19 Dec. 2012

University of Illinois - Chicago - Russian & East EuropeanEdit

  • Nominations or applications for an Associate or Full Professor, to hold the Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History.
  • "We seek a scholar who works on intellectual history, broadly defined, with a focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, Russia’s western borderlands, or ethnic and religious minorities within these regions."
  • "Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests will strengthen one or both of the department’s graduate concentrations: Work, Race and Gender in the Urban World; and Encounters, Ethnographies, and Empires."
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2012

University of Limerick (Irl.) - Renaissance/Post-1500, CulturalEdit

  • Lecturer or Lecturer Below the Bar in European Cultural History in the Renaissance/Post-1500 Period
  • "Contract Type: If appointment is made at Lecturer - Multiannual. If appointment is made at Lecturer below the bar - Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff."
  • Deadline: 24 Aug. 2012 (noon).

University of Maryland - Europe and the World (20th c.)Edit

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor in twentieth-century European history with a focus on Europe’s relations to the external world or on transnational or international relations within Europe.
  • The candidate should also be able to teach the survey of modern European history. Pre-doctoral applicants are expected to have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 2013.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a c.v., an article-length writing sample or a dissertation chapter, and also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent.
  • NB: This search is contingent on the availability of funds.
  • Review begins: 15, Nov. 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be assured full consideration.
  • any news? (11/29)
  • AHA interview request [12/7]
  • Any news post-AHA? (1/18) Nothing here...
  • Campus invitation (1/18)
  • Any update?
  • department has not made an offer yet [3/1]
  • I understood that no offer would be made until 3/6 at the earliest.
  • Any news?
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Massachusetts Boston - European Imperialism/Colonialism (Late-18th-early-20th Century)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of European imperialism/colonialism from the late-eighteenth century to the early-twentieth century, to start 1 Sept 2013
  • "Geographical regions and areas of specialization are open (but we prefer areas other than Italy and Spain). Research and additional teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, diplomatic, political, or economic history. We are also interested in candidates whose interests complement our interdisciplinary Atlantic World program."
  • "Teaching responsibilities include introductory topical seminars, the Western or World Civilization survey, and upper division and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Teaching experience preferred. A doctoral degree is required and must have been awarded no later than June 2013. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and to teaching excellence in an urban public university."
  • To apply, submit a c.v., letter of application, and three letters of recommendation online: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=34668 Questions about the position and letters of recommendation sent separately from the application packet can be emailed to Empire.Colonial@umb.edu. The letters should include a statement on research areas and teaching experience.
  • Deadline for full consideration: 16 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA.
    • Does anyone know what the teaching load is at UM-Boston?
    • Invite for AHA interview (11/30) x3. 
  • Out of curiousity for the invitees: did they ever ask you for writing samples? No additional materials requested.
  • Any news about campus interviews?
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/16)
  • Offer made
  • Accepted? Yes (3/4)
  • Whom did they hire?

University of Michigan, Dearborn - Padzieski Endowed Professorship in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of History for the Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professorship in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies, effective 9/1/2013.
  • A Ph.D. in History or a field relevant to the specializations outlined below is required. The preferred candidate should have a research specialization in Polish History (period of specialization open) and be able to offer upper-division courses in Polish History, Eastern European History and contribute to World History or US survey courses (depending on research specialization). The ideal candidate should also be able to contribute to College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters programs, such as the Honors Program, First Year Seminars, or one of the many interdisciplinary programs. Desirable subfields include Russian and/or another area of East European history, Polish-American history, or the history of Polish immigrant communities in other parts of the world. Experience and interest in high quality, on-line teaching is a plus. This endowed professorship carries a small annual stipend to support professional development and includes a full time teaching load of six courses per year.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, vita, official copy of graduate transcript, three letters of reference, a summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and a writing sample to: Professor Camron Michael Amin, Chair, Polish History Search Committee, University of Michigan Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn MI 48128-1491.
  • Deadline for full consideration: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to conduct screening interviews at the AHA
    • Also posted at US History 2012-13
    • Invitation for AHA interview 11/29 (x2)
  • Invitation for campus interview (1/11)
  • Does anyone know the field of the person who got this job?

University of New Mexico - Albuquerque - 20thC Womens/Gender, Central EuropeEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th C European Womens/Gender History with a focus on Central Europe(including Italy)
  • "Ph.D. in History with completion expected by August, 2013; ability to teach lower-division surveys in the candidate’s area of expertise; ability to teach upper-division undergraduate and graduate classes in the candidate’s research field; ability to mentor undergraduates, and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; an active research agenda focused on 20th-Century Central European Women’s and Gender History."
  • preferred qualifications: "1) Teaching experience at the university or college level; (2) a record of publication, or demonstrated potential to publish in the field of 20th-Century European Women’s and Gender History; (3) ability to teach courses in comparative 20th-Century women’s and gender history and 20th-Century German or Central European history; and (4) research/teaching interests whose work crosses borders, takes a transnational approach, or complements existing strengths in the department"
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2012
  • Cross posted to: Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2012-13
  • The two most recent hires in the UNM history department ultimately were offered substantially more (at least $5k) than the $57.5k listed on the UNM jobs website for this position. (This is not a secret: UNM salaries are a matter of public record.) The successful candidate for this position should keep this in mind when negotiating.
  • Will conduct interviews at the American Historical Association conference in New Orleans
  • Invitation for AHA interview 12/10 x2
  • AHA is over, any news on campus visits?
  • Nothing so far. 1/27. Still waiting.
  • Campus Visits scheduled

University of North Carolina - Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish History, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "Ph.D. preferred. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong scholarly promise and a commitment to teaching modern Jewish history, including the history of the Holocaust; and the person appointed to this position will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies"
  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled
  • On-campus interviews are currently being conducted - 2/5/13

University of Oslo (Norway) - Western Contemporary History (after 1918)Edit

  • Associate Professor in Western Contemporary History (after 1918)
  • "The holder of the position is expected to initiate and lead research, to supervise PhD candidates, to participate in teaching and grading at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with current regulations"
  • "The position supplements the Department’s existing competence, which lies mainly within Norwegian history. Applicants must therefore be able to teach a wide range of topics within Western contemporary history"
  • SHORT Deadline: 15 Feb. 2013

University of Roehampton, London (UK) - European and/or WorldEdit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in European or World History
  • (also advertising a Reader/Senior Lecturer in European/World History)
  • "You will have a track record of highest-quality publications and some experience of applying for external research income. You will be in a position to make an important contribution to REF 2014. You will have research interests that harmonise with the team's existing strengths in social and cultural history (gender, warfare, crime, medicine, historiography, domesticity, visual sources) and teaching interests that complement the existing, chronologically broad curricula. You will also be expected to contribute to a range of teaching across the BA and MA programmes"
  • Deadline: 5pm GMT 22 Nov. 2012

University of Stirling (UK;Scot) - European c.1650-1900Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in European History, c.1650-c.1900
  • NB: text of advert refers to a 'Chair' in modern political history, and a one-year position, and none of these appear on the university's own website, as of 6 Jan.  Maybe this whole advert is a mistake? AFII (talk) 09:47, January 4, 2013 (UTC)
  • nformal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Richard Oram, Deputy Head of the School of Arts & Humanities, tel.:01786 467584, e-mail r.d.oram@stir.ac.uk; or the Head of the Division of History and Politics, Dr. Andrea Baumeister, e-mail a.t.baumeister@stir.ac.uk , tel.: (+44) (0) 1786 467572
  • Deadline: 31 Jan. 2013
    • intend to interview 21/22 Feb.

University of Texas - Pan American - Eastern/Central European, poss Inc. Austria, GermanyEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Eastern and/or Central European History, which may include Germany and/or Austria, to begin Fall 2013
  • "Time period and area of specialization are open. The successful candidate will be expected to develop both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization as well as teaching general civilization survey courses."
  • required qualifiation: "Ph.D. in History or Related Field and Must have a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in history"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and will continue until filled.
    • Anybody recieve a request for more materials?
    • I have not, though as it has not yet been a full two weeks since the deadline, I wouldn't expect to hear from them until Friday at the earliest.  Of course, I could be proven wrong! 
    • Email acknowledgement received 12/7 x2
    • Has anyone heard anything about this job? Do they intend to interview at the AHA?
    • Nothing since the above email. I have no clue on the second question. There's been no mention.
    • Has this search been cancelled?  
    • Email, "search has been closed" 1/23 (x3)
    • I received the same, in direct response to a query.  The question is: does this mean someone was hired, or was the search cancelled?
      • They cancelled the search.

University of Virginia - Asst/Assoc Post-Classical MediterraneanEdit

  • Tenure track or tenured faculty position in post-Classical Mediterranean History (4th to 10th Century)
  • "Possible areas of study might include: the interaction of knowledge, people and practices; the social, political and/or cultural history of one or more connective Mediterranean cultures or communities; minority, diasporic or vocationally distinct social groups (e.g., merchants, scholars of science and medicine); interstitial and nomadic polities and cultures; translation; reappropriation of earlier cultural forms, materials or technologies."
  • "Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and an ongoing program of publication. They must also be committed to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. PhD must be in hand by August 15, 2013. Possible home departments include, but are not limited to: Art, Classics, History or Religious Studies. The appointee will also hold an initial two-year Mellon Fellowship in 'Comparative Cultures of the Pre-Modern World' at the University's interdisciplinary Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012 and position is open until filled.
    • Search cancelled [is this true? has anyone heard anything from them?]
    • This is wholly untrue: this search has not been cancelled. Paul J.E. Kershaw, Chair, Search Committee (pjk3p@virginia.edu)
    • Thank you for the clarification. Could you provide any details regarding the expected timeline/stages of this search? (12/26)
    • I guess not...(12/31)
    • I would guess they found suitable candidates at the Associate level and skipped straight to the on-campus stage of the search. Does anyone in the area know if they have scheduled visits?
      • [My friend who had a Skype interview last week is ABD, so they're not only choosing from a pile of Associates.]
    • (01/06) I don't know at what rank(s) they're considering making the hire or timeline, but I heard from a friend at UVA that they scheduled first round Skype interviews for this week.
  • Campus Interview: (anyone heard yet?)
    • Nothing yet. (1/14)
    • Well, in the meantime here's something for everyone to meditate on (1/18): http://tinyurl.com/bxw8sme
      • Nice link. And, BTW, still nothing. Assuming that means curtains for me. (1/18)
      • No need for despair yet, as everyone says they could just be waiting to get the finalist list approved by the dept. or dean. It certainly would be a nice place to live, but my God, have you seen how brutally low their salaries are, especially considering the high cost of living in Charlottesville? I hope that this database is just showing a halved sabbatical salary or is out of date, but for example check out what is listed for the search committee. At least the asst. professor seems to have been started higher... http://datacenter.timesdispatch.com/databases/salaries-virginia-state-employees-2011/
      • yeah, I think this is starting to look like the ship has sailed (1/20)
  • Campus interview invite (2/5)
  • Offer made and rejected (salary is ridiculous and the university lacks leadership; scandals made the front page of newspapers).[...conjectured the candidate who evidently didn't get an interview, haha, neither did I but just saying] -- perhaps you should read the newspaper once in a while, everything is true. [Hey- I just meant conjecture about an offer being made before the interviews were finished. But yes I agre that could eventually be a possibility, all that stuff about UVA's idiotic board and the miserabley below market salaries they pay their faculty- how could anyone miss it, it's always in the national press!] 
  • I don't think an offer has been made - at least one more candidate is coming for a campus visit next week.
  • Maybe the initial candidates didn't pan out.
  • I called around the various depts. until I got a secretary (or maybe it was the student office worker?) that would tell me something and it looks like they aren't even finished with all of the campus interviews yet! the last one was postponed for after their spring break because of the 'Snowquester'  They wouldn't say or didn't know when they were finally going to meet and make the decision just 'after the last interview is concluded' I know there'sno point in keeping one's hopes up by the time March rolls around, but it would be nice if some of these places actually let you know what the status of the search was so you don't maintain false hope.  (3/13)
  • From a friend on campus: offer pending [made from dept. of History, for an advanced asst. prof.] (3/26)
  • Offer declined (4/10).
  • Offer declined (4/17).
  • If you don't mind saying, just how low is this pay?
    • Salary actually wasn't too bad ($70K); offer declined for better one elsewhere. Bigger problems had to do with the teaching load/mix; restricted opportunities for grad teaching and mentoring; some depts. were better/worse than others (one dept. didn't even allow its faculty to teach a grad. level class more than once every three years). Worryingly TA support didn't seem to be gauranteed despite the large class sizes, some profs. complained they had to do all the grading for their large surveys classes themselves.
  • Were they ever able to make a hire, or did the search fail?  The institution obviously has a lot of problems but it would be a shame if they couldn't find anyone to take it (...or refused to offer it to anyone who would take it).
  • Rejections sent out. (5/17)
  • Search failed- unable to make a hire (5/21) -- Not really surprised, knowing the people there.

University of the West Indies-St. Augustine (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago) - European HistoryEdit

  • Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in European History
  • Requirements: A Ph.D. in History. At least two (2) years teaching experience at an appropriate level. & Experience in Teaching and Supervision at the graduate level.
  • Detailed applications (two copies) should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. Fax No. 1-868-645-3275. Full particulars of qualifications, experience, date of birth, nationality, marital status and the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organisation) must be indicated. Further particulars of the post and application forms can be obtained at the above address and at http://www.sta.uwi.edu. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send references under Confidential cover directly to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.
  • Deadline: 4 Jan. 2013  NB: there is an earlier date given on the university's Vacancies page 28 Dec. 2012
  • I love it, they want applications faxed in?
    • Apparently so, though there is an email address provided in link too (appts@admin.uwi.tt). I contacted Interfolio and they do not send faxes.
  • Marital status??
    • They have some sort of housing remuneration, so I assume this is to determine what sort of living arrangements one needs.
    • Note that this is not in the US, so anti-discrimination laws may vary.
    • That's putting it mildly. If you are LGBTQ, you do not want to work or live in Trinidad and Tobago.
    • Yeah?
      • According to this link, "Trinidad and Tobago ban[s] relations between same-sex couples, especially men... Since 1976, Trinidad and Tobago has even forbidden homosexual persons from entering its territory."
  • On their website it states "submit with the application form, your full particulars of qualifications, experience, date of birth, marital status and addresses of three (3) referees".  Do you think they mean a cover letter since this information is also contained within their application form?
  • Request for CV and letters of reference received (3/4)

University of Wisconsin- Madison - Central/Eastern European History, 1815-presentEdit

  • Tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Central/Eastern European History, 1815 to the present--with a focus on the territories of the former Hapsburg Empire and/or Poland, to start Aug. 2013
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the start of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in their field and have demonstrated competence in at least two languages from the region.
  • Interested candidates should send hard paper copies of their letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages, as well as three signed hard paper copies of letters of recommendation (electronic versions will not be accepted) to Ms. Nicole Hauge, Central/Eastern European History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1405. We also request that you send PDF copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and your writing sample of approximately 50 pages to historysearches@lists.wisc.edu. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to conduct preliminary interviews at the AHA.
  • Request for more materials [11/23]
    • Amended, per request below: Published material or works in progress, along with sample syllabi
  • Would the above poster mind sharing what materials the SC requested?  Has anyone else received a similar request?
    • I haven't. But for what it's worth, I've become convinced it's an inside job. description fits very well with the profile of an asst. prof at UWisc Milwaukee, who is also currently a visiting fellow at one of the institutes in madison. 
    • I know that at least one member of the search committee is convinced that it is a real search.
    • That's good to hear. Although I'm guessing the game's up if there've already been requests for more materials.
    • So. . .did anyone else get a request for additional materials besides the poster above?  (Sayeth the applicant desperately holding on to hope. . .) 
    • Anything new on this? And more generally (not just for this job) do you all think that if requests for more material have gone out, they've gone out to everyone, or are they just asking people they really want or are on the fence about? that is, how should a neurotic read the tea leaves?
    • In response to the question above: it is hard to say.  I served on a search committee two years ago, and in order to determine how close several ABD candidates were to finishing, we asked for whatever chapters had been completed up to that point. Other candidates were not requested to submit more materials until after their conference interview.
      • Thanks for the info! although as an ABD, I'm thinking that if the committee asked someone for published material or works in progress, I'm likely out of the running. But hope springs. 
  • Invite for AHA interview 12/7
  • E-mail rejection [12/10] x2
  • Any news? [1/26]
  • ^^^Campus visits already arranged [1/26]
  • Have they made a hire? [2/26]

Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)Edit

Washington State University European Imperialism & World History Edit

  • Tenure-track professor at the assistant or associate level in the fields of European Imperialism and World History to begin in August 2013.
  • The department is seeking a modern Europeanist whose research interests are in the history of empire and/or European Imperialism, preferably the 19th century, with graduate training and/or a demonstrated ability to teach courses in the field of World History.
  • Applications should include a letter of application, resume, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should be prepared to submit material online at www.wsujobs.com.
  • Application deadline is November 15, 2012, the review process starting November 16, 2012.
  • E-mail: The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 16 and will be contacting between 15 and 20 applicants around December 1 to schedule pre-arranged interviews at the upcoming meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans. (11/20)
  • Invite for AHA interview (11/30) x2
  • any news?  I thought they said in the interview that we would hear on 1/16, so I'm getting nervous.
  • They said they would have their meeting on 1/16, then take their list to the powers-that-be at the university to get it approved, so would be contacting people within a couple of days of 1/16.
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/18)
  • Is this search over? (3/4)
  • Offer made & verbally accepted. (3/6)

York St John University (UK) - 4 positionsEdit

  • Four lectureships (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in History
  • "We are looking to appoint up to four posts in History. The successful candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: the ancient world; archaeology/local history; medieval Britain and Europe; early modern Britain; the post-colonial world. You will be responsible for contributing to the existing undergraduate programme as well as developing new curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels."
  • A PhD (or near completion) and publication record in a relevant subject area is essential for the post.
  • SHORT deadline: 25 Apr. 2013

AncientEdit

Arizona State University Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Ancient history, to begin August 2013.
  • "Research specialization is open in terms of geographical, thematic and chronological focus. Teaching will include the first half of a global history survey, upper-division courses on Greece and Rome, and additional courses related to the candidates field of research. Initial teaching load is two courses per semester for tenure-track faculty with a significant research agenda."
  • Required: Ph.D. in Ancient history or a related field by August 1, 2013; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; and a compelling record of ongoing, high-quality research and publication that evidence a proficiency in an ancient language appropriate to the field.
  • To apply, submit the following items electronically to Ms. Jamie Howell at: NewCollegeJobs@asu.edu: Letter of application, curriculum vitae and writing sample. Applicants should also request three letters of reference. Please reference position # 10167 in your application.
  • Please visit our website at http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/.
  • Deadline: 14 Nov. 2012 or if not filled, every Monday thereafter until search is closed.
    • Intend to conduct 'preliminary screening' interviews at the AHA
    • Also posted at World/Global History 2012-13
      • BEWARE! This is the "West" campus at ASU--the department, in particular the history faculty, is dysfunctional and toxic. If you have better options, take them! They will send a few decent folks to interview you at the AHA, but honestly, scream and run--this institution has a horrible track record with EEOC violations and acts in an arbitrary way on many fronts.***
      • [29 Nov.] General negative comments about departments/institutions are probably better placed on the Universities to Fear page.  AFII (talk) 09:49, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
    • Invited by email to interview at AHA (11/29)
    • Now changed to Skype interview (12/3)
    • Rejection letter by email.

Baruch College of the City University of New YorkEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the ancient world to begin August 2013.
  • Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on trans-regional connections, the Mediterranean world, and/or Indian Ocean networks. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives, especially ones with a global focus. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.
  • Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabus and/or teaching evaluations if available, and an article length writing sample to: Tansen Sen (Ancient World Search Committee Chair), Department of History B5/200, Baruch College, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
  • Any news on this one yet?
  • Invited for interview at AHA
  • On campus interview scheduled 1/29

Georgia College & State University - Mediterranean World - SEARCH CLOSEDEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean World, to start Fall 2013
  • "PhD required. Desirable teaching fields include Ancient and Medieval history as well as courses on pre-modern European interactions with other regions of the world. Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable."
  • 4/4 teaching load " The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in World Civilization, specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient History, and share responsibility for teaching the University’s first and second-year seminars, GC1Y and GC2Y"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled.
  • The application is still open but upon applying I received a message that the search was closed due to funding issues.
  • Unfortunately the search has been closed due to budgetary constraints.

Indiana University Kokomo- Ancient/Medieval Mediterranean/Middle EastEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean/Middle Eastern history. Course load will be 3 courses a semester as long as an active research agenda is maintained. Responsibilities include teaching surveys on the first half of World and Western civilization. Preference given to applicants who can teach upper-level classes over as broad a range as possible from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through Early Islam, the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East, the Crusades, or the Italian Renaissance. The ability to teach occasional courses on Central or East Asia is a plus"
  • " Cover and reference letters should be addressed to Dr. Andrew McFarland, Chair, History Search and Screen Committee. However, all files should be sent via email or paper to the department secretary, Linda Burkholder, (lsburkho@iuk.edu ) at the Department of Sociology, History, and Political Science, 2300 S. Washington St. Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003 by December 1, 2012 for full consideration."

Ryerson University, Toronto - MediterraneanEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Ancient Mediterranean history, to start 1 August 12013,
  • (subject to budgetary approval.)
  • Candidates will hold a PhD and be able to demonstrate that they are engaged in an energetic and productive research program in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean, and should show competence in the primary source language(s) of their research as appropriate.
  • Teaching will focus on the Ancient history of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East, along with an obligation to teach ACS 200 ‘Ideas that Shaped the World II’ in the Arts and Contemporary Studies program of the Faculty of Arts.
  • Mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and research dossier (including two samples of scholarly productions), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Ancient Mediterranean History Search, Department of History, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3. HARDCOPY ONLY.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2012
  • Request for Skype interview arrived by email (12/4)
  • Campus interviews scheduled.

Saint Louis University - Greek/RomanEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant or associate professor in Ancient Greek and/or Roman hisotry. to begin Fall 2013
  • (Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service)
  • Applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment.
  • All applications must be made online at jobs.slu.edu and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample (article or a chapter) should be sent to: Philip Gavitt, Chair, Department of History, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108. Saint Louis
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
  • request for AHA interview received

San Francisco State University - Mediterranean exc. late antiquityEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Ancient Mediterranean History to begin in Fall 2013
  • (subject to financial ability)
  • Specialists in any field except Late Antiquity will be considered.
  • The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including surveys of Greek and Roman history, undergraduate and graduate seminars in his or her specialization, and the first half of a Western Civilization or World History course. Candidates with additional expertise in the ancient history of another region of Eurasia or Africa are encouraged to apply.
  • Ph.D. or completion of degree requirements by August 1, 2013 required.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching goals and philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to Barbara Loomis, Chair, Department of History, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132. FAX: (415) 338-7539
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2012

State University of New York (SUNY) - New Paltz - Ancient MediterraneanEdit

  • Tenure track assistnat professorship in Mediterranean History, Ancient to late antiquity, to begin Fall 2013
  • 3/3 Teaching Load
  • "Sub-field is open. Duties of the successful candidate will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient history. Possible courses include: Ancient World, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Roman Women, and additional courses in the candidate’s specialization. The successful applicant will also contribute to advising undergraduate history majors and/or minors. Graduate students are primarily secondary education/social studies candidates in an M.S. or M.A.T. program."
  • "Ph.D. is preferred; exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered. Post-secondary teaching experience is highly desired."
  • For full consideration: 30 Nov. 2012 but applications considered until position is filled.
  • Anyone heard anything? (1/21)
  • 2/2: snail mail rejection a few days ago...

University of Alabama in Huntsville - Roman/Late-AntiquityEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Roman history with a sub-specialization in Late Antiquity.
  • Teaching responsibilities include freshman world-history surveys and upper-division and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by July 2013, and should have a strong commitment to teaching.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., and contact information for three references (including name, address, and email address) to Andrew Dunar, Chair, Department of History, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899.
  • Information about the Department, the University, and Huntsville can be found at http://www.uah.edu/colleges/liberal/history/ .
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2012, but position is open until filled.
    • Looks like another internal hire. Check out the VAP and her CV to see a nearly perfect fit. http://www.uah.edu/la/departments/history/faculty-staff/directory/77-main/liberal-arts/history/1727-dr-kira-robison
    • How does this VAP who does thirteenth century stuff fit a late antiquities position?--> maybe you should read her CV first...
    • Any news yet?
    • Referees contacted (not sure it means anything). S
    • Same here but that happened a few days after I had sent my application (close to the deadline) and I am not sure they reviewed the materials before contacting referees (other than making sure the application was complete).
    • Request for AHA interview received 12/8.
    • email invitation to AHA received 12/18
    • Any news? Campus interviews?
    • Yes - not me, but someone I know is one of the campus visit invitees. (2/5)

Whitman College (WA) - Mediterranean worldEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean world, beginning August 2013.
  • Ph.D. required. Specialization is open, but teaching competence in Greco-Roman history is required; ability to teach Ancient Near East and/or Hellenistic World preferred. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses, upper-level courses on Greek and Roman history, and courses in her or his area of specialization, and will share the departmental responsibilities for History major requirements and for the College's first-year seminar, General Studies 145-146.
  • To apply, go to whitmanhr.simplehire.com/ , click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of History".
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Also posted at World/Global History 2012-13
    • Any word? (1/21)
    • Rejection email (3/4) specifying offer made and accepted

MedievalEdit

Amherst College - VAP (1 year, non-TT)Edit

  • The Department of History at Amherst College invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Medieval European History. We are seeking a person prepared to teach a range of courses (two in each semester) and advise honors students. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. Strong commitments to scholarship and teaching a diverse undergraduate student body are essential.
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, a writing sample, and syllabi of two proposed courses to: Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of History, P.O. Box 2254, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. Review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the position is filled.
    • Well, anything yet? (4/13)
    • In receipt acknowledgement the administrator stated that the SC will conduct interviews around April 1st.
      • Yeah, you're right. To the Rejection spreadsheet with it, then.

Assumption College (MA) - Medieval European HistoryEdit

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in Medieval European History, to begin August 2013.
  • "Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College"
  • "The successful candidate will be a committed teacher scholar who can offer courses in the area of specialty, include the area of medieval church history, teach introductory Western Civilization or World History surveys, and actively participate in the College's interdisciplinary program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. PhD required by Fall 2013."
  • "Please forward letter of application, CV, transcripts (unofficial acceptable at this stage), writing sample, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Lance Lazar, Chair, Search Committee, History Department, Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609. "
  • Deadline for applications: 15, Nov. 2012.
  • Any sense that this is an inside hire?
  • Are you thinking of the adjunct they have teaching medieval at present? I'm sure they would hire him, but he'll need to finish the diss first.
  • This is not an inside hire; all applications are reviewed fairly.
  • Invitation for AHA interview (12/7) x3.
  • Snail-mail rejection (12/17) (x2)
  • Invitation for on-campus interview (1/10)
  • On-campus interview (1/28)
  • Offer made (2/25) and accepted (2/27)

Brooklyn College - City University of New YorkEdit

  • Assistant professor of Medieval Europe
  • "The successful candidate will offer chronological and thematic courses that range from the Middle Ages to the early modern era as well as more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his areas of interest. Participation in the core curriculum is expected. Specialty is open, but the department, in cooperation with other units at the college, is interested in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research. Ph.D. required at time of appointment"
  • Requires online application and online reference submission
  • They require CV, diss. abstract and chapter outline, a sample of scholarly work drawn from the diss, and evidence of teaching effectiveness uploaded to the CUNY site as a single document.
  • Review of applications begins: 15 Oct. 2012
  • Review closes 15 November (there was some conflicting info; department chair clarified. They were very professional and seemed very nice.)
  • Has anyone heard anything about this search? Review closed a couple of weeks ago per above.
  • Nothing yet...(11/28) x2
    • To be fair, there's no telling what they may still be dealing with from Hurricane Sandy.
    • OMG Sandy ate my application.
    • The area where the college is suffered little hurricane damage
      • Universities were closed for a full week because of the hurricane, and even in areas that were not damaged, we're still dealing with the repercussions (and teaching into mid-December).
      • Universities were closed for a full week, but over a month ago.  New Yorkers are resilient and have been back to work as normal (normal-ish) for weeks.  Searches just take time, and hearing about conference interviews even in mid-December isn't unusual in a regular year.  Patience, everyone.
      • Still nothing?
      • Apparently they emailed interviewees today (12/14), according to friend who got an invite.
        • What date, please? (And what (general) source for that information?)
      • 12/14: email request for AHA interview
  • And the school just advertised this position on Inside Higher Ed on 12/26 with review of applications beginning "October 15, 2012." I sure hope they're better organized at AHA for those who have interviews than they have been with the rest of the search to date.
  • Any news on campus invites? (1/31)
  • anything? anything? (x2)
  • Rejection email stating offer was made

Catholic University of America - Medieval IslamEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the medieval Islamic world.
  • While area and period of specialization are open the department is especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on the Mediterranean and encounters with the West. In addition to training graduate and undergraduate students, the successful candidate will also participate in the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Islamic World Studies Program.
  • The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university’s mission and goals. CUA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Queries to Prof. Katherine L. Jansen at jansen@cua.edu.
  • Please send letter of application, cv, graduate transcript, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Medieval Search Committee, Dept. of History, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC, 20064.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012

Eastern Kentucky UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Medieval European History, to begin 15 Aug. 2013
  • "The successful candidate is expected to teach upper division and graduate courses in area of specialization, as well as contribute to our general education offerings. Preference given to candidates willing to consider online teaching. Ph.D. in history required at time of appointment ( August 15, 2013). Degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. Applicants should have successful teaching experience and strong scholarly potential."
  • Review begins: 28 Jan. 2012 and 'may' continue until filled
  • 2/1: invite for phone interview (x4)
  • Anyone get called for a campus visit yet? They said in the phone interviews they wanted to move quickly... (2/20)
    • Yes, I was called Feb 11 and visited Feb 18.
    • Congrats on being a finalist! (Thanks!)
    • Offer made (2/20) and declined (2/27).
  • 3/24: Offer made and accepted

Elizabethtown College (Penn) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Medieval European History, begins fall 2013
  • "The Department of History at Elizabethtown College invites applications for a three year, full-time position for the fall of 2013 at Visiting Assistant Professor in Medieval European History.  We are seeking candidates comfortable teaching both halves of the Western Civilization survey sequence and a variety of upper-level courses.  Candidates with subfields in women’s history or world history are especially encouraged to apply.  The teaching load is 3/3.  Applicants must have a Ph.D."
  • Deadline: not stated in Ad.  Ad expires 3 Jul. 2013.
    • The begin review date thru the HR page is May 6th
    • Any news?  Have interviews been scheduled? (5/15)
    • Phone interview 5-13. Campus visit scheduled. (5/15)

Fordham UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in medieval history specializing in visual, material, or performative culture of the high to late Middle Ages
  • Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds [NB, they really mean it: the department is by no means a hotbed of traditionalist Catholic dogma, and most of the people are really nice]
  • "We seek an active scholar capable of teaching the medieval history introductory course, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s field. The position includes the opportunity to teach in the university's interdisciplinary programs, such as Medieval Studies. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2013."
  • This is a pretty high-powered department: The head of Medieval Studies is the current chair of the Medieval Academy.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
  • Invitation for AHA interview 11/28 (x3)
  • Any news?
  • I'm new to academic wiki: does the previous post mean that they have already chosen the candidates to interview?
    • It would be very, very unlikely at this point to get an invitation to interview if you have not already received one, but stranger things have happened. I wouldn't hold my breath tho
    • There were 80 applicants for this position.
  • Campus interviews scheduled.
  • Candidate selected: A. Novikoff

Hebrew Union College - Medieval Jewish History and CultureEdit

  • Junior tenure-track faculty position (rank to be determined) in Medieval Jewish History and Culture, beginning on July 1, 2013.
  • Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2013.
  • The appointment will entail teaching courses within our Rabbinical School and offering seminars and advanced work in our School of Graduate Studies. Also entailed: Advising senior theses (Rabbinical School) and mentoring students in their academic planning (both Rabbinical and Graduate Schools).
  • Candidates should be committed to excellence in scholarship, publication, and pedagogy; faculty governance; community service; and fostering a collegial environment. Candidates should also be positively inclined toward Reform Judaism and sympathetic to the community's religious life.
  • Candidates should submit electronically, in PDF form, the following material: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Names, Positions, and E-Mail Addresses of Three (3) Academic References; Sample Course Syllabi (if candidate has taught courses); and Two (2) Samples of Writing (totaling no more than fifty pages). Candidates are responsible for requesting the own letters of reference.
  • Electronic submissions should be sent to the National Office of Human Resources at the following e-mail address:[http:// mailto:jfperlin@huc.edu jfperlin@huc.edu] .
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2012-2013.
    • People at the Jewish Studies wiki page say that interview emails have been sent out.
    • Anything?

Monash University (Aus.) [non-TT; VAP equiv.]Edit

  • 3-year Assistant Lecturership in Medieval History, to begin Jul. 2013
  • "You will contribute to teaching in medieval history and related thematic units. You will supervise research students, engage in original and innovative research and apply for research grants including Australian Research Council early career award grants"
  • PhD must be in hand or 'near completion'
  • Deadline: 27 Jan. 2013
    • Rejection email received (3/6)

Oakland University (Mich.)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Medieval European History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 including "the first semester of the European history survey; upper-level courses in area of specialization; and an undergraduate or graduate (M.A.) research seminar."
  • "The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2013, and must provide strong evidence of scholarly potential and appropriate (college-level) teaching experience"
  • Review begins: 5 Dec. 2012 and position is open until filled
    • 12/11: ack received via snail mail
    • 12/13: Skype interview requested via email
    • Sype? They told me telephone, after AHA.
    • position reposted on h-net (1/11). is this a mistake or are they unhappy with the applications they have received?
    • I'm on the search committee and uncertain why H-Net reposted the ad.  We're very happy with the applications we've received.
    • Any updates? 1/25
    • Have all interview requests gone out? 1/30
    • Apparently yes, so says the committe via email (1/31)
    • Are we referring here to Skype interviews or campus visits, previous poster (1/31)?
    • Receive a polite rejection letter (though it failed to acknowledge my title) via post, said they had over 100 candidates.
  • 3/16: received letter from department (dated 3/8) that a hire had been made
  • Hire has been made: James Naus

Oklahoma State University - Medieval England Edit

Southeast Missouri State University - [Non-TT; Instructor]Edit

  • One Year Term appointment as Instructor in Medieval History, to begin August 2013
  • "with hope by the department that administration will approve a move to tenure-track the following year."
  • Teaching load: 5/5
  • Ph.D. or Masters and A.B.D. in Medieval History, or History with an emphasis in Medieval history, required.
  • To apply, submit letter of interest addressing position requirements and how you learned of this position; current C.V.; unofficial copies of transcripts; and the names, telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: facultyjobs@semo.edu or via regular mail to Mellisa Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
  • Review begins: 26 April 2013.
    • Intend to interview at the Int. Cong. Med. Studies.
    • Request for interview received by email (4/30)
      • Any news? (5/30)
      • Campus interviews are now being held

Southern Methodist University - Western EuropeanEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor as the first holder of the Jeremy duQuesnay Adams Centennial Professorship in Western European Medieval History beginning fall 2013.
  • Ph.D. required by August 15, 2013; teaching experience desirable; salary competitive. All applications must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio to Professor Melissa Dowling, Chair, Medieval Search Committee, Clements Department of History, PO Box 750176, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0176.
  • For full consideration: 15, Oct. 2012, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Invitation for AHA interview (11/14) x4
    • Has anyone heard back re interview dates/times?
  • Any news on campus interviews (1/17)?
    • None on my end, but their semester started this week - could be the committee hasn't met yet/is meeting now (1/24)
    • I haven't heard anything since AHA, but have a pretty reliable second-hand report of a campus invite made around the 18th (1/25)
    • FWIW they said it would be late in January as their semester started late.  The 18th seems too early based on what they said.
    • Very polite rejection email received, naming successful candidate. (3/1)
    • Interviewed at AHA and still have not heard a thing from them.

Stanford University - Tenured professorship in Medieval European historyEdit

  • Tenured professorship (associate or full) in medieval history.
  • The appointment begins September 1, 2013. We welcome applicants from all areas of medieval Europe, including interactions between Europe and other regions of the world.
  • Submit application materials on-line via academicjobsonline.org .
  • Review begins: 1, Oct. 2012.
  • Three on-campus interviewees have been selected; 11/15/12.
  • Finalists were Jessica Goldberg (Penn), Fiona Griffiths (NYU), Carol Symes (Illinois-Urbana)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)Edit

  • Tenure track professor in Late Antique/Early Medieval History, preferably with a focus on the Mediterranean world, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Appointment will begin July 2013.
  • All candidates should have completed their PhDs no later than June 30, 2013.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply online and upload your information for this position at: recruitment.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/medieval. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Tracking Number 1130-1213-01.
  • Deadline: 1, Nov. 2012
    • Also posted at World/Global History 2012-13
    • Rejection Email 11/13 x4
      • At least it was a nice rejection, and knowing as soon as possible is certainly preferable.
      • Does anyone know: did they ever make a hire, or did the search fail? (3/7)
      • Jessica Goldberg, from Penn, is now listed on the department facutly page.

University of Cambridge - Sidney Sussex College [Non-TT; 5-year post] Early Medieval History & CultureEdit

  • Five year Osborn Fellowship and College Lectureship in Early Medieval History and Culture, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "The Fellowship has been instituted to ensure the continuity of research and teaching in Early Medieval (including late Antique) History and Culture in the College. The person appointed will be expected to teach for 240 hours over the course of the academic year, and to share responsibility for the Direction of Studies in History"
  • Deadline: 18 Jan. 2013

University of Cambridge (UK) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • Two year lectureship (~Asst Prof) in Medieval European History (c.900-c.1500), to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "The appointees must hold a PhD or equivalent and will be outstanding researchers in their field"
  • Deadline: 8 Apr. 2013

University of Cardiff (UK; Wales)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Medieval History (c.600-c.1400)
  • "Applicants for the post should have a record or potential for excellence in research in any field of Medieval History. S/he should have experience of delivering high-quality teaching in medieval history at undergraduate level. S/he will also be expected to take a full part in the life of the School, including administrative duties"
  • Deadline: 18 Apr. 2013
  • 04/05 Recejction

University of Chester (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof) in Medieval History, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "Candidates are sought to teach undergraduate modules in the history of medieval Britain and/or Europe in the early to high Middle Ages as well as to contribute their subject specialism to the MA in Military History and to the MRes in History. At both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, candidates will be required to supervise dissertations"
  • Deadline: 8 Apr. 2013

University of Dublin (Irl.)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship (Lectureship) in Medieval History, tenable from 1 Jun. 2013
  • "Applicants will be expected to possess a doctorate and an excellent research profile in medieval history. Specialists in any area of medieval history from c.500 to c.1500 are encouraged to apply, including those with expertise in Gaelic or non-Gaelic Ireland."
  • "The successful applicant will be expected to continue TCD's strong traditions of research and teaching in the period, building on strengths in European history, and especially in Irish history, and exploiting the Library's world-class collection of manuscripts and early printed books and other appropriate resources available in Dublin."
  • Deadline: noon 14 Dec. 2012
  • ​Rejection email received (3 Jan. 2013) (x2)
  • Has anyone else still not received any news?

University of Durham (UK) - Early Medieval British and/or EuropeanEdit

  • Early Career Lectureship (tenured ~asst. prof) in Early Medieval British and/or European History, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "The successful applicants will be expected to teach and collaborate in modules on medieval history at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels and to supervise postgraduate research. They will also undertake outstanding research leading to publications which have high standards of international significance, to strong applications for external grants and with potential for external impact. "
  • Deadline: 3 Feb. 2013

University of East Anglia (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc prof.) in Medieval History, to start 1 Sept. 2013
  • "The post is open to those working in any field of medieval history, European or British, from 500 to 1480AD. Evidence of a strong research record and commitment to teaching are essential qualifications."
  • Deadline: Noon (BST) 8 Jul. 2013

University of Kent at Canterbury (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc prof.) in the history of the Middle Ages
  • "Applications are welcomed from specialists in all areas of medieval Europe, including interactions between Europe and other regions. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching at all levels and their enthusiasm for and engagement with the intellectual culture of this vibrant department. S/he will also contribute to the activities of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies."
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD in History with experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context. Evidence of substantial research activity, including outputs of 3* or 4* quality ready for submission to REF 2014, is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a wide range of medieval history modules at all stages. Being committed to a team culture of research and teaching is also essential to the role"
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview 7 Dec.
    • Rejection email received (Nov. 19) x3

University of Massachusetts - Boston - Medieval Mediterranean, 600-1300CEEdit

  • tenure track Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean History, to begin spring or fall 2014
  • Phd in hand by Dec. 2013
  • We especially encourage applicants who work on comparative religion and study more than one area of the Mediterranean. Teaching responsibilities include introductory topical seminars, the first half of the World Civilization survey, and upper division and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2013
    • Intend to interview (by Skype) in Oct. 2013.
    • Why advertise so early?

University of Nottingham (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Medieval History
  • "The successful candidate will be a specialist in any area of medieval history that complements current expertise in the department, but does not substantively replicate it. Applications are welcomed from specialists in any field of British or European medieval history. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who specialise in early medieval history and can deliver undergraduate modules on Viking and Anglo-Saxon studies."
  • "Candidates should have a PhD in history or another relevant discipline (or equivalent) and a strong publication record in medieval history, including a full REF submission that includes 4 and/or 3* items."
  • Deadline: 16th May 2013
    • Intend to interview 13 or 14 Jun.

University of South AlabamaEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position, with a specialization in Medieval European history, to begin August 15, 2013.
  • All subspecialties will be considered. The successful candidate will be responsible for introductory and advanced courses in Medieval European history, including courses at the M.A. level, as well as for Western Civilization surveys that may include large-enrollment sections. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. The Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
  • Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a chapter or article-length writing sample, three letters of recommendation sent directly from the referee or appropriate placement office, and copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, to Professor Michael L. Monheit, Chair, Medieval European History Search Committee, Department of History, 5991 USA Drive North, Humanities Building 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688. Web address: http://www.southalabama.edu/history.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012
    • I'm reading in the handbook from 2011 that the teaching load is 12 hours per semester, and according to the website courses are 3 credits. Is it really a 4/4 at a school that Carnegie lists as "high research activity"?
    • It's a 2/3 load.
  • 10/30 - Request for more information (online bio form and additional CV) and Affirmative Action card.
    • I received those soon after I applied as well (mid-October). The "bio form" was a standard job application.
  • 11/30: request for further materials (dissertation) x2
  • The whole thing or just a chapter? -- the whole thing
  • So what came of this? Was this ABDs getting asked for diss material or some sort of finalizing?
  • Any further news? (12/17)
  • 12/18: invitation for campus interview received
  • Congrats! Did you have a preliminary phone/skype interview, or did they move straight to campus visits? -- No preliminary interview. I was one of those asked for my dissertation.
  • 4/8: received email from search cmte chair that offer was made and accepted

University of South Florida - Medieval European HistoryEdit

  • 9-month 'tenure earning' assistant professorship in Medieval European History (excluding Byzantium), to begin Aug. 2013
  • "We welcome applicants from all areas and fields of medieval Europe, including interactions between Europe and other regions of the world."
  • "PhD in History and ABDs are considered. In the event that Ph.D. in history is not completed by August 7, 2013, initial appointment will be made at the rank of instructor. Teaching experience and publications are preferred."
  • Deadline (for interviews at AHA): 16 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
      • Unclear why the wiki has missed this so far...
      • (um, because no one has posted it yet! It's no conspiracy; I usually repost regularly from H-net, Chronicle, and from jobs.ac.uk, but if it's not put up on those sites then I would certainly miss it & I'm not sure how many others actively repost job adverts AFII (talk) 10:03, November 12, 2012 (UTC))
    • 12/11: request for AHA interview (x2)
    • 12/11: rejection notice received via email
    • 12/11: What if you got neither?
    • 12/12: rejection notice received via email (x3) - boilerplate HR language, makes it sound oddly as if they've already hired someone
    • 12/12: I agree. The email reads: "Although your qualifications were impressive, we have chosen an individual who more closely fits our needs at this time." So much for interviewing at AHA! I wonder if the fix was in...
    • The rejection e-mail for the Modern position was exactly the same.  Probably just standard HR message for rejections.  I actually appreciate that they sent them out early, rather than waiting until the end.
    • 1/22: Recieved snail mail letter that campus invites were made. Was interviewed at AHA.
  • Offer made and accepted 2/13.

University of Southern Mississippi - VAP Medieval Europe (Non-TT)Edit

  • One-year, visiting assistant professor of medieval European history at the Hattiesburg campus, beginning in August 2013. The area of specialization is open. Candidates must offer evidence of excellence in teaching, and those holding a Ph.D. in history are preferred, though ABDs are acceptable.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3–3 load, including teaching the department's world history core courses as well as upper-level courses within the candidate's specialty.
  • Applicants must complete an online application at https://jobs.usm.edu, including the submission of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Complete applications must be received by July 1, 2013, to ensure full consideration. Position begins August 2013 and is contingent upon funding.
    • Rejection - 8/1

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Medieval excl. Byzantium Edit

  • Tenure-track faculty position in medieval European history (excluding Byzantium) beginning August 2013.
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment. The department seeks candidates demonstrating distinction in both teaching and research. All specialties and fields of medieval European history are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate surveys, specialized upper-division courses and graduate seminars in medieval history. We are particularly interested in candidates who will actively participate in the development of our departments program in medieval history.
  • Interested candidates should send paper copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 50 pages, and request their three signed letters of recommendation (electronic versions will not be accepted) be sent separately to Ms. Nicole Hauge, Medieval European History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1405. We also request that you send PDF copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and your writing sample of approximately 50 pages to historysearches@lists.wisc.edu. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
  • For full consideration: 1, Nov. 2012.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA.
    • Anyone heard anything for this one?
    • Just that they have received my application materials
    • AHA interview request emails went out last week
    • Rejection email received (Dec. 11) (x7) -- I know it happens, but they could have avoided spelling my name in a way that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike its real spelling
    • The admin person said that there were over 100 applications for this position.  Is that the new normal? -- Not sure how "new" it is. It was the case with most places my first year on the market (2009).
    • other letters so far this year also say 'over 100', which is lower than last year, when almost all cited 150-200. Or maybe they're wording it more kindly to make the situation sound a little less desperate?
    • My name was also misspelled in my rejection email. (x2)

Western Kentucky UniversityEdit

  • Nine-month tenure-track assistant professorship in Medieval History beginning August 2013.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in Western or World Civilization, as well as specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in Medieval History. Applicants should demonstrate potential for successful teaching, research, and publication. A Ph.D. in History is expected by time of appointment.
  • A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, a writing sample, and three recent letters of reference should be sent to: Beth Plummer, Department of History, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #21086, Bowling Green KY, 42101-1086.
  • Review begins: 15, Nov. 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA.
    • 12/4: AHA interview scheduled. [x 3]
    • 1/22: received invitation for campus interview
  • 3/9: received email from search committe chair that a hire had been made

Medieval/Early ModernEdit

Albright College (PA) - Medieval/RenaissanceEdit

  • Tenure-track position in European Medieval and Renaissance history, specialization and period open
  • A Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment [Aug 2013]
  • A teaching load of three courses per semester will include survey and upper level courses for both general studies students and a growing number of history majors, a first-year seminar or interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Please submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to hr@alb.edu.
  • Albright College is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of about 1650 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at http://www.albright.edu
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • a friend of mine is on the search committee and told me that they intend to inform the candidates very soon who will be interviewing at the AHA
  • 12/10: AHA interview scheduled
  • Anyone else heard anything? No. Yes. It's a  retirement they're replacing.
  • So should we assume by this point that all invitations for AHA interviews have been sent out (re: the 12/10 post)? YES. Rejection letters probably won't come till they have someone to sign on the line.
  • candidates invited to campus
  • Offer made and accepted.

Alma College (MI) Edit

  • Tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2013.
  • Candidates should be broadly trained in European history with a specialty in Medieval or Early Modern Continental Europe and with expertise and interest in teaching the other field.
  • The instructional load will include survey courses in world and European history and upper-level courses in areas of specialization. We welcome candidates with an interest in teaching thematic, methodological, transnational and/or interdisciplinary courses related to the European medieval and early modern periods, particularly legal and women’s/gender issues.
  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have completed the PhD by August 2012; experience in undergraduate teaching is highly desirable. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Professor Edward C. Lorenz, Chair, History Department,
    historychair@alma.edu.
  • Review begins: Nov. 2012
    • I really want to apply for this one but I am skeptical. It's only listed on one job site and they have a visiting person who seems to fit the requirements quite well. Anyone have thoughts?
    • They're asking for an e-mail application and list of references. You don't even have to pay Interfolio. What do you have to lose by applying? At the very least, you're helping them since the internal candidate will look good by having been chosen out of a larger field.
    • This is the second time I have seen this listing in the past few years. The first might have been for the visiting position. It is possible the VAP is moving on or they got the OK for a TT hire. It can't hurt to apply.
    • I will just add that a couple of years ago I had an on-campus at Alma and in that cycle they hired their internal candidate...but you never know
    • They are only looking for a Medievalist who works forward. I am an Early Modernist and was told by the department not even to bother applying for the position.
  • The job ad is soooo closely written to the current VAP's specialties that I can't help but be cynical on this one.
  • 11/14: request for additional materials (graduate transcripts and teaching/research statement) received
    • Congratulations! Are you medieval or early modern? -- Medieval
  • 11/14: request for additional material
  • 11/20: telephone interview arranged
  • 12/12: invitation for campus interview
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • Congratulations and every success! It must be an amazing department.  I received a rejection email from them today. They told me it took them so long to get to back to me because of the quality of my credentials and the seriousness with which they took my application.  One problem perplexes me -- I never actually applied to the school. I wrote the the SC early in the fall with a question about the job.  But that was it!  And, in the end, while I received a polite rejection, I never did received an answer to my question.
  • That is too funny! I received the same email, but I actually did apply. (x5)
  • I did apply, but didn't get the rejection email.

College of the Holy Cross (Mass.) - [Non-TT; VAP] Pre-Modern HistoryEdit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship, academic year 2013-14, starting August 2013.
  • The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition...The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the mission statement of the College
  • Candidates should possess expertise in the history of pre-modern/pre-industrial Europe and be able to contribute to the major’s thematic offerings, particularly in the fields of Religion and Society, and Gender in Public and Private Life. 
  • Teaching responsibilities include some combination of introductory surveys of medieval and early modern Europe, topics courses for first-year students, and intermediate-level courses in the candidate’s fields of specialty.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.  Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for conference travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. 
  • Review begins 25 Mar 2013 and continues until the position has been filled.
    • Advert posted here 22 Apr., i.e. after the review was well underway AFII (talk) 07:15, April 22, 2013 (UTC)
    • Note: It was not posted by the Committee. I posted it as an applicant, hoping that someone else would have news to share, so the Committee is not responsible for any kind of under-handedness. 
    • Email received 5/6: job has been offered to a candidate.

Grinnell College - Open Rank, before 1700Edit

  • Tenure-track position in the Department of History (medieval or early modern Europe before 1700), starting Fall 2013.
  • Assistant Professor preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching interests situate European history within the context of the wider world and cover a broad chronological and geographical scope.
  • In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College, and how they can add to the department's transnational and global perspectives on history.
  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2012. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at jobs.grinnell.edu.
    • Has anyone heard anything about this search?  Seems that the early deadline would have produced at least some movement by this point.  (Or, as is most likely, I am fervently hoping that the lack of news means that all hope is not yet lost.)
    • Nothing at all here...x12
    • I've only received automated/templated responses stating they have received my references. (x5)
    • Any possibility that they have already issued AHA invitations and no one posted notice?
    • Invitation to AHA interview (12 Dec) (x3)
    • Rejection (13 Dec). Email stated they selected 12 candidates for interview at AHA. (x6)
    • While I'm disappointed, at least the SC let me know in a timely fashion -- very professional. Most of the other positions I applied for issued AHA invitations days/weeks ago and have yet to notify me. I appreciate not being left hanging. (x4)
    • This is one of the main purposes of this wiki, once you've seen AHA requests posted you know where you stand, otherwise you wait until April for that ridiculous rejection letter.
    • I still haven't heard either way. Anyone else?
    • Just got my rejection today (12/14) x4
    • Has anyone else been waitlisted? While I am not one of the chosen 12, they added: "We also want to make clear that this search is not over.  We continue to view your application as active until we make an actual appointment or until you choose to withdraw from consideration." (x2)
    • No disrepect, but that I suspect that is simply Grinnell's "polite but pratical rejection" language.  It allows them to move on without keeping the applicants waiting for a final letter in March or April.
    • It's SC boilerplate language and it translates as "There is 0.01% chance we will ever contact you again about this job."
    • Did everyone else receive the same "boilerplate language"?
      • I did.(x5)
    • So only 3 invitations to the AHA? Where are the other 9?
    • Do you really expect everyone to report their status here on wiki..? I only see some 10 rejections mentioned, though I bet they received some 150-200 applications for this position.
    • E-mail from chair saying that campus visits have been scheduled. 1/14
  • 3/6: received email stating that a hire had been made

Qatar University [non-TT]Edit

  • Assistant/Associate Professor in European History, 3-year renewable term
  • "The successful candidate should be able to teach, review and develop different courses related to the area of Medieval / Early Modern of the European history. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven record in research excellence and scholarship related to the field of European History"
  • "the applicant should be proficient in both Arabic and English."
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2012

University of Cincinnati (non-TT "Educator")Edit

  • We seek an Educator Assistant Professor with training in the history of medieval or early modern Europe, all regions and specialties open. The Educator position, starting fall semester 2013, is a three-year, non-tenure-track, renewable appointment with the possibility of promotion through the Educator ranks.
  • The new faculty member in this position should expect to teach European history surveys as well as other courses in his/her specialty. The ability to teach comparative, thematically oriented courses is especially welcomed. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will also serve as Director of Undergraduate Advising and will assist the department in developing a prospective on-line History Curriculum.
  • The teaching load for the Educator position is 3-2.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and brief writing sample (approximately article length) to the university's electronic application system at http://www.jobsatuc.com, Position Number 213UC4369. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Sigrun Haude, Chair, Educator Medieval/Early Modern Europe Search Committee.
  • Review of materials will begin June 15, 2013.
  • skype interview x3
    • Any news? 
    • I haven't heard anything yet. 07/31 x2 8/1
    • Wonder if there is another candidate out there who got the job or if UC has not made a decision yet? Seems rather late in the year for continued deliberations. 
    • 08/14 -- Polite email received stating that a hire had been made. x2 

University of Rochester - TT Asst. - Late Medieval / Early ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in late medieval/early modern European History
  • "In accordance with our new emphasis on global and transnational history, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work incorporates broad perspectives (chronological, geographical, or otherwise)"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012
    • 11/14 Anyone hear anything yet?
    • 11/28 nothing yet...
    • 11/28: just got an email for more material x2
    • What material?
      • a chapter (or other small sample), the whole diss, teaching evals, teaching philosophy, other teaching materials that help evaluation (syllabi, etc).
      • Thank you!
    • 12/12: rejection email x2 [Strangely, I got neither a request fro more material nor a rejection. Are there others out there with the same situation? -- Yes, the same goes for me. x13] 
    • 12/21,  Got asked to send more material -- dead silence since then.  Anyone either a) in the same situation, or b) able to shed some light here?
      • Same situation!
      • I wasn't asked for more material, but also haven't received a rejection letter. I think it's safe to say at this point, however, that they're not interviewing at the AHA!
    • 1/2 (sorry for the delay): email invitation to on-campus interview. Was one asked for more material.
  • Offer made and accepted (2/16)
  • Thomas C Devaney

University of Texas - Arlington - Medieval/Early Modern (excl. Britain) & Digital HumanitiesEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Medieval/Early Modern European history (excluding Great Britain) and digital humanities.
  • "All specialties and fields are welcome, but candidates should be transnational in their emphasis and able to teach the Age of Explorations and/or the History of Religion. Faculty members are expected to teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active program of research, and engage in community service where appropriate. He/she must have the PhD in hand by the date of appointment."
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA.
    • Acknowledgment letter and EEO link received (12/5)
    • Invitation for AHA interview (12/6)x2
    • any word here?
    • campus interview scheduled (1/19)
    • offer accepted (3/15)

Western Oregon University - Asst. Professor - Medieval Europe Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Medieval Europe and the ability to teach Early Modern European History, to begin 16 sept 2013
  • The successful candidate will develop courses in the area of specialization, offer courses in Western Europe and survey courses in World History. The candidate needs the PhD in hand by March 2013.
  • Send letter of application, vita, unofficial copy of transcripts, names and contact information for three references, three letters of recommendation, a brief writing sample, and Western Oregon University application form (www.wou.edu/facultyapp) to: F1205, Assistant Professor of History,Western Oregon University,Human Resources Office,345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361 -OR- E-mail as an attachment to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012
  • Any news? (12/6)
  • 12/11: Skype interview scheduled
  • Invites to Campus Been Made Yet? (1/12)
    • They're still conducting Skype interviews, so, no, not yet.
    • Does that mean they have not contacted all potential candidates? (1/15)
  • News? 1/22
    • 1/24: heard campus invites were made 
  • 3/4: Received phone call from dept. chair that a hire had been made

Winona State University (Minn.) - Europe pre-1600Edit

  • 'Probationary' 9-month tenure track Assistant Professorship in European History before 1600, to begin 19 Aug. 2013
  • "Candidates are expected to teach the early segments of the Western Civilization sequence every semester. Successful candidates will have the chance to develop and teach a range of upper division courses based on their scholarly interests."
  • Requirements: "A PhD in History in one of the following Areas of Primary Specialization: Early Modern Europe, Medieval Europe, or Ancient Mediterranean History (all requirements met by date of hire); A thematic or topical Secondary area of Specialization involving broad cross-cultural or comparative approaches to teaching and research. This could include: Histories of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Environmental History, or Women and Gender Studies; Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the post secondary level."
  • Desirable: "Research or teaching interest in Byzantium; Teaching experience in Social Studies and History Teaching at the secondary or middle school level. Or a willingness to address the teaching licensure exam questions that pertain to pre-1600 European history."
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad, ad expires 17 Feb. 2013
  • Review begins 1/30/2013 per application website
    • Any news?
    • Not a peep. 
    • Search still going on - a shortlist has been made (3/26)
      • Has contacting of those on the shortlist begun?
        • Got request for phone interview on 3/2
        • Offer made and accepted (5/20)

Early ModernEdit

Middle Tennessee State University - Asst or AssocEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Modern European History, to begin1 Aug. 2013
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Continental Europe teaching and ability to teach world history preferred. Active research agenda expected."
  • Review begins: 29 Oct. 2012 and will continue until position is filled.
  • 11/29: Request for phone interview (x2)
  • 12/08: Invitation for campus interview
  • Offer Made

Minnesota State University - Mankato [non-TT?] Continental Cultural and/or SocialEdit

  • Nine-month fixed-term assistant professorship in Early Modern (Continental) European Cultural and/or Social History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Minimum qualifications:  ABD in history with emphasis in Early Modern (Continental) European Cultural  and/or Social history.  Other considerations include potential for successful teaching, commitment to continuing professional development, student advising, and service, ability to use technology in support of teaching as well as demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment."
  • "Teach Early Modern (Continental) European history, including Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment, and General Education European courses."
  • For full consideration: 1 Feb. 2013
  • Request for a phone interview (2/15)
  • Has the search moved to the on-campus phase?

Northumbria University (UK)- Professor/Reader in Early Modern British or European HistoryEdit

  • Professor/Reader (tenured, full professor or more senior position) in British or European Early Modern History (1500-1750)"
  • Candidate will have "an outstanding record in research and teaching, a track record of successful bidding and excellent impact potential. The successful candidate will join the Department of Humanities, which embraces History, Literature, American Studies, Creative Writing and Linguistics.
  • You will develop and consolidate your existing research interests, make a major contribution to the REF through publication of 3* ad 4* work; generate research income through bids to national research councils and other funding bodies; build and strengthen external partnerships; be alert to new impact opportunities; and contribute generally to the Department's evolving research culture. In addition, you will develop new postgradute modules, contribute to undergraduate teaching and attract and supervise PGR students.
  • Deadline: 11 Jul. 2013

Northumbria University (UK) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British or European HistoryEdit

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof.) in Early Modern British or European History (1500-1750)
  • "You will be able to demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in any field of early modern history. You will be educated to PhD level, be committed to high quality research and teaching, and be in a position to contribute to Northumbria’s submission to REF 2014. "
  • Deadline: 5 Aug. 2013
    • Unclear how this post relates to the Professor/Reader position, above AFII (talk) 14:03, July 5, 2013 (UTC)

Purdue University Edit

  • Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History
  • The specialization is open but candidates with a transnational perspective who work with Africa, Asia, or the Ottoman Empire are encouraged to apply. The Ph.D. in History is required by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable research agenda and ability to develop undergraduate and graduate courses and participate in the graduate program.
  • The ability to teach the introductory course in Medieval history is required. Publications and teaching experience are expected.
  • To apply send a letter of application, C.V., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation as well as evidence of scholarly achievement and teaching experience to: James Farr, Chair, Modern European History Search Committee, Department of History, University Hall, 672 Oval Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.
  • Review begins: 19, Nov. 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • is this Ingrao's line?
  • Any news?
  • 12/8 AHA interview scheduled (X3)
  • News? Jan. 16
  • Campus interviews were scheduled 1/16
  • offer made and accepted 2/28

Queen Mary, University of London (UK) - British or European 1300-1700Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) "in any period of British or European history between 1300 and up to 1700"
  • "The School requires that candidates hold a PhD (or equivalent) and welcomes early career scholars as well as more established ones. The Lecturer appointed will pursue research independently and as part of the School. The successful candidate will be able to make a strong contribution to the School of History's submission to REF 2014 at the level appropriate for their career stages. The Lecturer will also contribute to team-taught undergraduate survey modules, will develop undergraduate modules, including a final year special subject, offer a specialist MA module, and play a role in the School’s research student supervision. The successful candidate will also be expected to take on appropriate administrative roles."
  • "Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme."
  • Deadline: 18 Apr. 2013
    • Intend to interview 1-2 May.

Rhode Island College [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • Full-time, temporary, one year position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start Fall 2013
  • "to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Renaissance/Early Modern European History and the Department’s General Education offering in Western History: Europe in the World.
  • Required: ABD in European History with a focus on Renaissance and Early Modern Europe; college level teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an active research agenda. Preferred: Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Early Modern Europe.
  • For full consideration: 15 Jul. 2013 but position is open until filled.

Rutgers University-CamdenEdit

  • Tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Early Modern Europe. Appointment will begin in September 2013.
  • Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree in hand at time of appointment.
  • 2/2 Teaching Load: "..including courses on European medieval and Renaissance-era history, and will be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform for all Rutgers faculty on each of its campuses. The department welcomes all qualified applicants, but is especially interested in scholars whose work supports interdisciplinary campus initiatives and fields such as Religion, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Law, Politics, Women’s & Gender Studies, Childhood Studies, and Urban Studies."
  • Please send a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, three signed letters of recommendation, and an article or chapter length writing sample to: European History Search Committee Chair Andrew Shankman, History Department, Rutgers University, 429 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or to shankman@camden.rutgers.edu. If the writing sample is part of a larger study, please also send an abstract and a table of contents, and/or a statement of how the sample fits into the larger work.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012 Consideration of all applicants will begin immediately after the deadline; we will acknowledge all applications
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Question: is this an inside hire? I see they have someone who just might fit the bill as a visiting, who also happens to have fancy credentials. I've seen too many inside hires to have much optimism about this one. Any insight here?
    • It's still worth applying. If they do have an inside candidate, it's always possible that the he or she will take a job elsewhere.
    • Invitation for AHA interview (12/10) x5
    • Rejection Letter stating 159 applicants (12/16) x6
    • Was the rejection letter sent snail mail or e-mail? email
    • On-campus invites made yet? (1/12)
    • Yes, I heard invites were made earlier this week. (1/12) confirmation: campus inivtes scheduled 1/16

Saginaw Valley State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Early Modern Europe
  • 4/4 Teaching Load "Candidates are expected to teach General Education courses including World and European History surveys, and upper level courses in his/her area of specialization. "
  • (also advertising a post in Ancient/Medieval European history, see above)
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012
  • 12/7/12- Received request for telephone interview and additional materials (x4)
  • Is it odd to anyone else that they issues at least 4 requests for interviews before the closing date for applications?
  • I don't know where the Dec 10 deadline came from. The ad I read said "Open Until Filled." I applied back in October.
    • [17 Dec.] the H-net ad (linked to in header) has a 'closing date' of 10 Dec. listed while the advert text has no information at all about deadlines/rolling system, etc. AFII (talk) 10:46, December 17, 2012 (UTC)
    • I finally saw the ad you're referring to. The original early modern ad came out in September, and it listed the deadline as OUF. I think they later came out with the ancient position and tacked on the early modern job to the same ad. 
    • News? (12/28) Nothing here.
    • Still no news? (1/5) Nope. I didn't think we'd hear anything yet because of the holidays. Hopefully, they'll say something this week or next. (1/5)
    • Rejection email (1/14)
    • Have there been campus invites yet?  I have received neither rejection nor a positive response. (1/16) Me neither (x2). I imagine they won't be sending out rejections right now, only invites. (1/17)
    • Has anyone received a campus invite?  I noticed that the ancient history search issued campus invitations on January 24th.  As of today, I have not received a rejection or a campus invite.  (1/30) (x3)
    • Anyone receive an on-campus?  I had an interview, but have heard nothing since.  (2/4). (x2)
    • My understanding is that campus visits were in the second half of January, and my secondhand info says that an offer has been made and accepted (2/20)

Siena College (NY)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Early Modern European History beginning academic year 2013-2014.
  • Ph.D. required. Subfields in Atlantic World, gender studies, and the environment encouraged.
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to teach upper level Early Modern Europe courses in the college’s current catalog as well as develop new courses within his/her specialty. Additional responsibilities include teaching a college core survey course on 20th-21st-century world history. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and professional development. Interested applicants may view the History Department's web site at www.siena.edu/history/. Interviews will likely take place at the AHA meeting January 2013.
  • Application will consist of letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference. Electronic submission through Interfolio is required. Please submit materials to www.interfolio.com/apply/14212
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012.
  • FYI: i've got in on good authority that they want EM France, and only EM France. So, good luck to those of you who fit the bill!
  • This is to replace Scott Taylor, who specializes in Spain and moved elsewhere. Geo subfield is open. 12/2
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/4, and I'm not EM France
    • May I ask what your field is?
  • Has anyone else heard anything? nope
  • Invites to campus made? (1/15)

Southwestern University (TX) - [excluding France]Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Modern European History (not France)
  • Applications from candidates with interests in the histories of science/technology, environment, and the North Atlantic are encouraged, as are applicants who might contribute to one or more of SU's interdisciplinary programs (including Environmental Studies, International Studies, and Feminist Studies).
  • The position includes teaching sections of world history (either broad surveys or thematic courses), historiography, and our senior research seminar.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012 (electronic submission)
  • Receipt of application received 11/1; EEO materials also received in the mail 11/15
  • Request for AHA interview received 11/28 (x2)
    • Congrats on the interview request. What's your area of specialization? Recent degree, or experienced? Just wondering.
  • 12/3 Rejection letter received (x6)
  • Chair stated in the rejection letter that there were over 100 applicants for the position.
  • rejection letter; invitations to campus visits made

Tel Aviv UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track position in Early Modern European History
  • "The position is open to candidates with a PhD degree or candidates who would be awarded this degree before assuming their appointment [i.e. by Oct 2013]. The position requires teaching in Hebrew and the ability to conduct independent research in the history of Europe in the early modern period"
  • Deadline: 22 Jul. 2012
    • (This is to replace someone who recently retired.)

University of California, San Diego - Central / Southern EuropeEdit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor. Historian of early modern Europe (1400-1800) specializing in either Central Europe or Southern Europe. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.
  • Review of applications will begin 1 Nov. 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
    • 11/25/12: ? Any news re: this position?
    • 12/03 Request for additional materials. X6
    • Committee still deliberating from what I hear 12/14
    • Sent requested material on 12/6 (as I was away for another job interview) and received acknowledgment; then on 12/12 the secretary emails me that she hasn't received anything and I have to send again (she was very sweet and apologized for the glitch though). I'd like to think that they'll give the stuff a look before rejecting me flat out.
    • prelim skype interview request (12/17)
    • request for additional materials (12/17)
    • Anybody heard anything? (1/12)
    • Have they made a shortlist yet? Why no news?

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Edit

  • Tenure-track faculty position in early modern history to begin fall semester 2013 (August 26, 2013).
  • The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose work displays an inter-disciplinary and/or trans-regional focus that will complement the existing strengths of the Department's Center for Early Modern History and support its undergraduate major in History, its interdisciplinary graduate minor in Early Modern Studies at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, and its Ph.D. program in Comparative Early Modern History. Candidates should be firmly grounded in early modern history, but should also be eager to participate in the broader comparative, thematic, and methodological dialogues which are hallmarks of the Department. Teaching interests in global and comparative history are particularly welcome.
  • Please apply online via the Employment System at employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=104656
  • Review begins: 1, Nov 2012. and is open until filled; Additional materials may be requested later.
    • Also posted at World/Global History 2012-13
    • Skype Interview request 11/20
    • Invitation for on campus interview 12/6
    • Rejection letter (email) received (x3) - have they now hired someone? 1/22
    • I got a rejection email today saying they had filled the position after receiving the email from HR on the 24th. At least they're thorough :-) Oh and congrats to the successful candidate.

University of Tennessee - Martin - Early Modern, to 19th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Modern European History, to the nineteenth century, to begin 1 Aug. 2013
  • "Applicants should have a specialization in European History (Early Modern Period-Nineteenth Century); supporting fields are open but preference will be given to those which do not overlap current departmental specializations. Candidates must possess a record of successful teaching at the university level and have the ability to teach World Civilization surveys as well as upper division classes in the areas of expertise. Evidence of scholarly activity and potential for continued productivity is required. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment"
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Q: Anyone know the teaching load for this position?
  • AHA interview request received 12/5 (x4)
  • Anyone with an interview request mind saying what field they work in?
  • What's the word? 1/12
  • I haven't heard anything since the AHA 1/12
  • Anyone with a post-AHA update yet? 1/18
  • Still no word? 1/22
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/22

University of Winchester (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~asst/assoc prof) in Early Modern European History
  • "you will teach early modern (c.1500-c.1750) European history within the University's current BA and MA programmes, with specialisms in the political, social, economic, religious, military, or cultural history of one or more sixteenth-century European state or region"
  • PhD and REF submission desired
  • "The capacity to contribute to historical methodology and early modern British history teaching on both BA and MA programmes, along with an interest in late medieval history and historical pedagogy, would constitute added advantages."
  • Deadline: 12 Aug. 2012
    • Intend to interview 23 & 24 Aug.
    • Job starts Sept. 2012 or soon thereafter.
    • ^ Should this position be posted at European History 2011-12 instead?
      • [Hard to tell; I think a lot of people stop checking that page in line with the US job market; a September start date is *very* optimistic if the interviews aren't happening until late August! AFII (talk) 08:44, July 27, 2012 (UTC)]

Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured assoc/asst prof) in Early Modern History, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "The successful applicant will have a PhD in History; a strong research record for an early career academic; the potential to attract postgraduate students; and have experience in teaching at tertiary level. The successful applicant will teach on average two and a half courses per annum."
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2012

Dec.3 - Long-short list. Recieved request for additional material. (x4)

12/11--rejection letter received (x3)

Anyone else who was on the long-short list hear anything since then? 

  • I have not heard anything yet. (Dec.18)
  • Skype interview last week (Dec. 19)

Wellesley CollegeEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern European history.
  • Research field open but applicants must be able to teach courses both in continental and northern European history. Position starts in September of 2013. PhD preferred (ABD considered).
  • Please submit a cover letter and c.v. at https://career.wellesley.edu ....The names/email addresses of three references are requested; (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly). If there are difficulties submitting on line, please contact working@wellesley.edu.
  • Deadline: 9 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Any news? Still haven't heard anything. (x10 13/12)
    • New to the job market: Is it usual for news about interviews for AHA to come out so late?
    • Most search committees notify candidates by mid-December.  The AHA encourages schools to make interview requests at least three weeks ahead of AHA, but it's not unheard of for invites not to be made until after Christmas.  
    • Thanks very much for the background.
    • Contacted for interview at AHA (15/12).
    • contacted for interview also (16/12 x3)
    • Rejections out yet?
    • Anyone interviewing mind sharing their field?
    • On-campus interview scheduled. (Jan. 9)
    • Any news?
    • Offer made and accepted

Yale University - Early Modern Intellectual History Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern intellectual history, to begin July 1, 2013
  • We invite applications from candidates specializing in any region of the world. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections each year in the Directed Studies Program on the European intellectual tradition and two courses to be cross-listed in the History Department and the Humanities Program. Applications are invited from historians and other historically-oriented scholars with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.
  • Application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference should be submitted at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1657.
  • Review begins: 15, Sept. 2012.
  • the ad text says "Assistant" while on academicjobs it says "category: open rank"? just a glitch?
  • On campus job-talks for three finalists announced.
    • Nov. 5, 13, 26, 27
    • what level were the finalists?  Does anyone know?
      • One Princeton ABD, two post-docs with Stanford and Harvard Ph.D.s respectively, and one assistant professor with Leuven Ph.D.
        • (my apologies for having missed the first interviewer!)
      • Person hired.
        • Congrats!

York University (Can.)Edit

  • Assistant Professor in Early Modern European History
  • "Candidates’ research and teaching should focus on continental Europe in the period from 1450 to 1750. Preference will be given to those whose research and teaching specialization lies in social and/or cultural history"
  • "Required qualifications include a completed PhD in History or in a related discipline and an active program of research in the area of specialization. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and in scholarly research and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career. Candidates should be prepared to teach a wide range of courses in early modern European history at all levels and to make a major contribution to the Graduate Program in History."
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2012
  • Anyone hear anything on this position?
  • Contacted for skype pre-interview 4/12/12 (x4)
    • any non-Canadians contacted for interviews???
  • Any of the skype interviewees heard anything back yet?
    • nothing yet
    • me neither.  Considering a polite "hello?" email.  [ <-- if you sent one, did you get any response? ]
    • 2 interviews scheduled this month, both men
    • Areas of research?
    • Still no official word (01/23/13) following pre-Xmas skype interview; assuming campus visits are going ahead and those of us cut from list will hear back soon?
    • sent email on jan 31 to ask for update, no answer. Does the third bullet, above, refer to campus interviews, in January? If so, could those candidates maybe let the rest of us know if the position was filled or not? Were any offers made? thanks.
    • Got rejection letter, which says they're moving forward with interviews. (6Feb13) (x2)

ModernEdit

Adams State University  - Modern Europe since 1500Edit

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor in European History since 1500.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a wide range of courses including world civilization and upper division survey and topics courses in modern European History.  Ability to teach Latin American and Mexican history a plus.
  • 4/4 teaching load, salary $42-44,000
  • Applicants should also indicate how teaching at a small, Hispanic Serving Institution with a sizeable population of first generation university students set in a rural environment aligns with their teaching interests/ experience and professional goals.
  • deadline: 18 Mar. 2013
  • Phone Interview, March 21st.  Said they would do campus visits for those chosen in mid-April.
  • Congrats! Could I ask what field and status (ABD, Postdoc, etc.)?
  • For me, Modern European history, Gender, and Empire
  • Any news about campus invites?
    • none here, i'm waiting too
    • Campus interviews have been scheduled / 3 candidates

Bath Spa University (UK) - World/British/European, 20thCEdit

  • Lectureship or Senior Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern (20thC) World/British/European History
  • "With a PhD in History and evidence of recent publications in modern (20th century) World/ British/ European history (20th century) and /or Eighteenth/ Nineteenth-century British/ European history, you will design and deliver courses in your specialist field, as well as supervise undergraduate dissertations/projects. You will also contribute to the teaching of existing courses, especially the core modules at year 1 and year 2; and where appropriate, you will contribute to MA teaching and participate in the supervision of PhD students.Importantly, you will have an active research profile that can enhance the research culture of the Department and you will be able to offer a submission to REF 2013"
  • Deadline: noon 11 Oct. 2012
    • Also advertising: 18th/19th British/European History and a part-time 20th C British post.
    • Cross-posted to World/Global_History_2012-13
    • Rejection email received!

Bath Spa University (UK) - 18/19thC British/EuropeanEdit

  • Lecutureship or Senior Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in 18th and/or 19th C British and/or European History
  • "With a PhD in History and evidence of recent publications in Eighteenth/ Nineteenth-century British/ European history, you will design and deliver courses in your specialist field, as well as supervise undergraduate dissertations/projects. You will also contribute to the teaching of existing courses, especially the core modules at year 1 and year 2; and where appropriate, you will contribute to MA teaching and participate in the supervision of PhD students. Importantly, you will have an active research profile that can enhance the research culture of the Department and you will be able to offer a submission to REF 2013."
  • Deadline: noon 11 Oct. 2012
    • Also advertising: Modern World/European/British History and a part-time 20thC British post

Bentley University - Non-UK, Non-Eastern Europe Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern European (non-UK) history with particular interest in empire and decolonization, to begin August 2013.
  • "Secondary field in Middle Eastern history, African History, or Southeast Asian regional history desirable. In addition to his/her specialized offerings, the applicant will teach twentieth-century world history and participate in a growing Global Studies major and minor. Scholarship is required and supported. Salary competitive."
  • Bentley is a business university with a unique, dynamic and expanding arts and sciences program, including an innovative trans-disciplinary Liberal Studies Major. Initial teaching load set at two courses per semester.
  • Applications must be received no later than 20 Nov. 2012 to be scheduled for pre-arranged interviews at the AHA convention. Send letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: jobs.bentley.edu.
    • [14 Nov. title altered to add "Non-Eastern Europe". This isn't stated in the advert - is this clarification based on an enquiry to the department, or inside information, or another advert somewhere? AFII (talk) 08:06, November 14, 2012 (UTC)] They reposted on the AHA job board November 1st. The new post says "modern European (non-UK, non-Eastern European) history."
    • Any word on this job? If they are doing the first round at AHA how late can they notify the list?
    • Request for an AHA interview (12-12) x5
    • Anyone willing to share field details? France, Germany, etc.
    • Happy Valentine's Day Rejection Letter

Bryn Mawr College - Post-WWIEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th C history, post WWI to present day.
  • "The area of specialization is open and we welcome candidates with the ability to do comparative work and to teach courses that transcend disciplinary boundaries and approaches"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date (July 2013)
  • Deadline for full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012.
  • Something tells me that their visiting person will be getting the job...
    • You never know--it doesn't always work that way (trust me)
    • Yes, people need to seriously stop going to departmental webpages, seeing a visitor and automatically assuming that that person is going to get the job. Other possibilites: the department hates the visitor, the visitor hates the department, the administration hates the visitor, the visitor has a partner at another institution, the visitor is quitting academia, the visitor isn't even applying for the job, the visitor needs to be with family elsewhere, etc etc. Or, one final possibility: the visitor has worked their butts off and deserves to compete for the job. Good for them. -- Thanks for this comment. I couldn't agree more. If you believe the visitor will get the job, don't apply. Better chances for the rest of us.
    • There does seem to be a trend where departments "suck the life" out of their term-faculty. It creates a situtation where a VAP might abhore making their situtation permanent. The "success" of becoming permanent faculty is a negative if the teaching load remains high and now you have service,research and a tenure clock ticking. That said, I would be very surprised if that's the situation at Bryn Mawr.
    • Contacted to fill out an online form that I had missed as part of the application process - doh! (11/8)
    • Don't think you missed anything. Everybody who submitted got the follow up online form I think. (11/9) [yes, I think so, too- I also received form email with link to online form. This form had not been mentioned before, I think.]
    • I applied via email but I have not (yet?) received a request to fill out an online form. (11/9)
      • Update (11/13): I called and spoke with the administrative assistant. She said that she has been working through a backlog of applications. I received the confirmation email and link to the online information form a few minutes later.
    • I also applied via email and have not received the request (11/11)
    • The request came with the confirmation email. Maybe you overlooked it?
    • Didn't receive email confirmation--thanks for the info I will call them now.
    • Any further developments? (26 Nov)
    • News? (6 Dec)
    • Not much news: received a letter dated 30 Nov indicating that review of applications is under way and enc. equal opps card. (7 Dec) x1 (They had already sent me this info via email in early Nov) I did this over email in November, too, and got the card in the mail yesterday. I actually laughed when I saw it was not the expected rejection letter. What on earth are they doing all this time? I actually had a connection to Bryn Mawr years ago, so my first thought when I saw the card in the mail was that they were sending me a rejection letter for the job in the same envelope with a request for money. 
    • Haha --exactly my thought yesterday as I opened the envelope!
    • When I talked to the secretary last month she said they were inundated with applications.
    • anybody NOT receive the mass equal opp letter? 
    • The AHA Job Center handout shows that Bryn Mawr will be interviewing in New Orleans.  Does anyone know when they'll send invitations? 
    • From general experience I've seen interview requests go out as late as 12/15 - 12/20. But it's getting to the point where it's not unreasonable to call up the department and ask for a timeline.
    • Any News?
    • I e-mailed and they said they were meeting, and would let everyone know, tomorrow (Wednesday)
    • Our false hope can live for one more day.  Thanks for this update!
    • Anyone?
    • AHA interview request via email. (x3)
    • Anyone heard anything re: campus invites since AHA? SC said they would decide within two weeks of AHA, so guessing they already made their decision about campus interviews.
    • Campus interviews took place in late Jan. early Feb.
    • snail mail rejection letter saying post has been filled (3/14)

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona - Continental (i.e. excl. Britain & Russia)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern European History, to start Fall 2013
  • " The Department seeks a specialist in Modern Continental European History, 19th and 20th centuries, with a preference for social, intellectual (including history of science and technology), or political history, and an ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: colonialism and/or postcolonialism in Africa, gender and sexuality."
  • "Primary duties include: (1) teaching courses on modern European history, and lower division surveys of world history; (2) advising undergraduate students; (3) participating in activities related to the missions of the department, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the university at large; (4) engaging in scholarly activities, including but not limited to research and publication, fellowship, and grant programs; (5) participating in assigned and related duties, including committee work, community service related to one’s academic expertise, and assignments related to university governance. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply."
  • Phd in hand by 1 Sept 2013 (in modern europe excl. Britain & Russia)
  • ONLINE ONLY
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2012
  • Anyone know the teaching load here? Couldn't locate that information on their website, but could just be missing it.
  • I wondered that too - from the schedule of classes, it looks like people are teaching 2 - 3 courses (I also noticed that they're on the quarter system, so you should take that into consideration as well)
  • 3-3-3 (ouch)
  • Any news? (12/14)
  • any news? (12/29) Have they canceled the search or are they not doing interviews at the AHA? They're not listed with the Job Center in the handout, though that doesn't necessarily mean that they're not at the AHA.
  • I believe the search is still active, but they are not interviewing at the AHA.  I have heard that Cal State system hires can be notoriously slow.  I'm hoping that's the case. (1/4)
  • Campus invites have been sent out.

Delta State University (Miss.) - European/WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in European/World History from the French Revolution to present day
  • "The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in modern European and World History and freshman-level World History survey classes. Specialty is open, but preference will be given to candidates with interests in Imperialism, Atlantic World History, or Human migrations/ Global diasporas"
  • 4/4 teaching load
  • "The candidate may be required to teach graduate-level courses for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, as well as for the Master of Education in History. Other responsibilities include: providing service to the Division of Social Sciences and History, the wider university, and the profession, and also engaging in pertinent research."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Cross-posted to World/Global_History_2012-13
    • Yay! Teaching 4/4 in the worst state in the country!
      • Hey, I'll take that!!
      • Just for sake of comparison, what would you rather have: $70,000 at Columbia in NYC or $50,000 in Cleveland Mississippi? What would give you the better standard or living? 
  • Invite for Phone Interview (11/30) (x2); (12/2) (x1)
  • Rejection letter received (12/13) (x1)
    • Was this post-phone interview?  Snail mail or e-mail?  (Good luck with your other applications, by the way!)
    • I (who posted about the rejection letter) didn't get an interview at all. My rejection came by snail mail x2
  • Invite for AHA interview (x 2)
    • Congratulations! I didn't think we would know anything until 12/17 or 12/18. 
  • Invitation for oncampus visit (phone).
  • My application status shows that the position has been filled (4/1).

Denison University - 18th & 19th C. Edit

  • Ttenure-track position in late 18th and 19th-century European history.
  • The person's area of expertise can be in any non-German speaking region of Europe. Teaching responsibilities in a 3/2 semester load include an introductory survey course on the history of modern Europe and upper level courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. Ph.D. and teaching experience preferred; minimum requirement is Ph.D. completed by appointment at the assistant professor level on August 29, 2013 ... Applications...must include a letter of application, C.V., sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, an unofficial transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Please submit application materials online at https://employment.denison.edu .
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2012 9 Nov. 2012 (Deadline has just been extended due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy)
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • email asking for AHA interview (12/13) x3
  • email invite for campus visit (1/17)
  • What field?
  • Not even an "I'm sorry we are unable to invite you to campus" e-mail, just a fade-out. Keeping it classy, guys. (x2)
  • The search doesn't close just because three people got campus visits.  Sometimes the department doesn't like any of the visiting candidates; sometimes admin doesn't like them.  Sometimes the best candidate doesn't want the job in the end.  It's not that rare that the committee has to go back to the list and invite people ranked four or five and down. 
  • I'm sorry, but you've completely missed my point. There is no reason that they can't tell you, if you have dropped $500 to fly to the AHA at the last minute and interview, whether you made it to another round.

Duke University - Post-1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in post-1945 European History
  • For full consideration: 9 Nov. 2012.
  • Letter (8/18): "We expect to reach a list of semi-finalists to be interviewed at the AHA Conference by the second week of December and will be contacting candidates shortly thereafter."
  • Additional writing samples requested 11/20 (x 5)
    • What fields?
      • Germany
      • They're looking for a Germanist/East European
      • Well they should have bloody well said so in the job posting!
      • Welcome to academic job searches
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/13 (FWIW, I'm not a Germanist)
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/13 (x2)
  • Rejection email received 12/13 (FWIW, I am a Germanist) (x2)
  • Had the person who received a rejection e-mail received a request for more materials? Am just wondering whether they sent all of their rejection e-mails out yesterday, or are parcelling them out.
  • Yep - received a request for more materials around 11/22 and then got the rejection email on 12/13.
  • Rejection email 12/20 (x2)
  • Campus visit invitation
  • Are visits still going on? Has an offer been made? 2/9
  • Offer made/accepted

Framingham State University Central Europe/TransnationalEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern European History beginning September 2013.
  • "The Department seeks a scholar whose research and teaching emphasize Central and/or Eastern European nations' relationships with other global regions such as Asia, the Middle East or Latin America. Teaching responsibilities include two survey courses - Europe and the World since Circa 1450 and Comparative World History since 1500 - as well as upper level courses in the appointee's area of specialization. Requirements: Ph.D. in history must be completed by September 1, 2013.
  • Application Instructions: Please apply online by submitting a letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, and sample course syllabi. Additionally, please send three letters of recommendation to Search Committee, Department of History, Framingham State University, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9101.
  • For full consideration: 1, Nov. 2012.
  • Any news?
  • Interview emails sent out [Nov. 29]
  • Rejection email received x6 [Dec. 7]
  • Rejectees, what European/other region fields?
    • Russian Asia
    • Has anyone heard anything since the AHA interview? Thanks!
    • I have not heard anything since the AHA interview as of Feb. 2.  Anyone else?
    • Campus interviews scheduled.

Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) - Modern Continental European HistoryEdit

  • Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Assoc/Full Prof.) in Modern Continental European History (1789-present)
  • "Applications are especially welcome from colleagues whose interests might also encompass Social Movements OR Imperialism OR Urban History OR Migration"
  • "The applicant should also be able to demonstrate either a proven track record in research and publication activity or the capacity to develop such a track record. All applicants should have experience of university teaching, curriculum development and leadership or show the willingness/capacity to develop in these areas. An ability and willingness to work collegially across disciplinary boundaries is essential to this post. As a Senior Lecturer you will also be expected to help lead curriculum development."
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2013

Liverpool Hope University (UK) - Modern HistoryEdit

Longwood University (Virg.) - Excluding FranceEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern European History excluding France, to begin Aug. 2013
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • PhD must be in hand at time of appointment
  • "The successful applicant must teach both halves of introductory surveys in Western Civilization; an upper-level course in 20th-Century Europe; and additional upper-level courses in their field of specialization"
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012
  • I applied.  Keep forgetting to print up (and send off) that selective service disclosure sheet.  Any ideas on whether that can affect an application's acceptability?
  • A: Most likely not; usually such a form is an HR procedure for collecting applicant data, totally separate from the decisions of the SC.
  • AHA interview scheduled via telephone call (12/10).
  • Campus interviews scheduled.

Loyola University, Chicago - post-1945/TransnationalEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Post-World War II European History or Transnational History, to start Aug. 2013
  • "Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History when they begin their appointment and exhibit a strong potential for excellence in teaching and research, with expertise in post-World War II international relations and/or transnational history, with a preference for Europe in a global context, European international relations, and/or European transnational history."
  • "The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in post-World War II European international relations and/or transnational history in their geographic area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide history classes on the Holocaust and other classes that will be cross-listed with the programs in International Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Peace Studies, teach in LUC's core curriculum, and pursue a successful program of research."
  • Review begins immediately [5 Sept.] and continues until: 31 Oct. 2012.
  • The job announcement asks applicants to "forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications" their search committee. Does anyone have an idea what they're expecting? Publications is clear, but in terms of teaching? Teaching evaluations and sample syllabi? --> Yes, that is what I would assume.
  • Campus interviews will take place in November. Offer likely before AHA.
  • Has anyone been contacted?
  • On-campus scheduled
  • E-mail request for skype interview [11/16 x 2] Staggered line-up. Suggests case already closed.  --> Actually, I think they've invited people in the area for "on-campus" interviews.  They're the same as the skype interviews.  Has anyone been asked for a full campus visit?
  • I had a skype interview. Have not yet heard anything about campus visits, but was told they would be contacting people before Christmas and that the visits would be scheduled for the last two weeks of January. Based on what I was told during my interview I would tend to agree with the person who posted above that the "on campus" visits relates to initial interviews of people who live in the area.
  • Very nicely written rejection letter (12/9) x5
  • Job talk scheduled for Jan. (12/9) x2
  • any notion which direction they went for fields?
  • offer made and accepted (20th c. Germanist)

Luther College (IA) Edit

  • Assistant Professor of History (modern European history), a tenure-eligible position beginning late August 2013.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. by September 1, 2013 in Modern European History. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with a particular interest in nineteenth- or twentieth-century history, and a field in Scandinavian history. The ability to teach a course in Russian history is also desirable. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in a private liberal arts setting and to maintaining an active scholarly agenda.
  • For further information see http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/.
  • Review begins 15, Nov. 2012 and continues until position is filled.
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? 12/5
  • Called for interviews [12/5]
  • Called for interview (12/8)
  • Has anyone received a campus invite?
  • Not yet...
  • Got called today for a campus visit (1/12)\
  • Anyone else? x3???
  • I heard that an offer was made last week (writing as of 2/17)
  • I heard the offer was declined. How many folks are interested in this job?
  • Has someone accepted the position yet or not?
  • Received an email (3/22) from department that the position has been filled

Marymount University (VA)Edit

[Posted 12 Dec without a link to the original ad. and after the review has started.  Please add a link to the original advert when you make a new post.  AFII (talk) 16:44, December 12, 2012 (UTC) ]; link added by user, although it doesn't work for me! AFII (talk) 15:56, December 17, 2012 (UTC)]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern European History, to being Aug. 2013
  • "The search committee prefers applicants with...respect for liberal arts education within the Catholic intellectual tradition"
  • 3/3 teaching load which "will include the Modern European History survey course as well as upper-division courses on 19th Century Europe, 20th Century Europe, and France since 1815. Applicants who can also teach Early Modern Europe, The History of Britain since 1603, Research and Writing, and Senior Seminar are particularly desired. The ability to introduce a new course on The French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, Atlantic World history, or African history would be a plus. "
  • "The Department is seeking a specialist in the history of Western Europe in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries"
  • Review begins 5 Dec. 2013
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Anyone heard from this search?
  • 12/19--anyone have any news? 
  • AHA interview request via email (12/20)
  • Well piss!
    • Anyone else?  Did you hear by email? 
    • Yes.  Also received AHA interview request via email on 12/20.  They are setting up 25 minute interviews on Friday Jan. 4.  I don't know how many people they are interviewing--I assume seven to ten or so--however many they can fit into one day.
    • Does anyone know if this is a new T-T line or a faculty replacement?  If the latter, who and why?
      • Previous person was killed in an accident.  Obit
    • Marymount's interview invitation at the AHA meeting informs candidates that they should be ready for the "cattle call" when they are called in for the interview.  I am overwhelmed by the high regard and respect they apparently have for their job candidates.
    • This high regard for candidates was also evidenced in that they were listed on the AHA job lists as accepting CVs, but then did not respond at all to my dropped CV. All they have to do is check a box on the cover page and hand it back to the AHA staff, and then they send an automatic negative response.  But, Marymount did not bother to even do this. (x3 absolutely classless of them)
    • Has anyone heard about campus interviews?
    • Any news (1/26)?
    • Invite for campus interview (2/2)
    • Did you hear by email or phone? BTW, congrats! -Email
    • Decision will be made around 11 March.
    • Offer made and accepted.

National University of Ireland, Maynooth - 20th CEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in 20th Century European History
  • "...ideally with specialist knowledge of Eastern European history. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students. The appointee will also be expected to build a strong research profile, conducting research and engaging in scholarship of quality and substance and generating publications of international standard"
  • SHORT Deadline: 28th Apr. 2013
  • Anyone hear anything yet?

Ohio University - VAP (non-TT), Modern EuropeEdit

  • Full-time, one-year visiting assistant professorship in Modern European History (2013-14 academic year). We seek candidates prepared to teach the history of Modern Europe, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and Western Civilization surveys. The position requires relevant teaching experience and evidence of strong scholarship. The teaching schedule is 3-3. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Please complete an online application and attach required documents: Cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants will be prompted on the online-application site to provide contact details for reference providers, who will be asked to submit letters online. Applicants are also encouraged to attach course syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.
  • Access the application at: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/6424
  • Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by June 2, 2013.

San Diego State University - 20th C continentalEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in 20th Century Continental European History
  • "political, economic, or social history of twentieth century continental Europe, whose teaching and published scholarship situate Europe in a comparative, multicultural, and/or global context. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught lower division courses in modern World History or Western Civilization; survey courses in modern European history; and upper level courses on the rise of totalitarianism, WWII, and the Holocaust. PhD in hand at time of application"
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012, position open until filled
    • Noticed from their faculty page that they have three lecturers who teach and/or research Modern Europe, Modern Germany, and the Holocaust from a comparative perspective. Any thoughts on this?
    • Yes, it means this isn't a real job search, but a ritual to legitimize hiring one of them, unless all three are recent grads from the department. I've seen it many times before.
      • "unless all three are recent grads from the department" means you have not looked, and you have not read the ad very carefully, either.
      • Noticed the same, but look at the guy who teaches the Holocaust. Students hate him on ratemyprofessor. ? No they don't.
  • Did anyone receive a confirmation or anything? Request for phone interview 10/17
  • Did anyone else receive interview requests?
    • Nope. Not even an email confirming that the application was received. I can tell this is going to be an odd search...
    • I also applied, but did not receive any confirmation.
  • Had telephone interview 10/24 (x2)
  • Had phone interview 10/23
  • received Human resources gender/race/etc sheet 11/6--postmarked well after above phone interviews.
  • ditto, I think they have to send it to all who applied.
  • Any developments here? 11/28
  • Rejection 12/3 --- Question: was this someone who had a phone interview? No.
  • Did the rejection come in the form of email or snail mail? Snail mail
  • Any developments here? Were candidates already brought to campus? 12/13
  • position offered and accepted.
  • Would the person offered the position mind sharing his/her specialty? (12/17)

Trinity University (TX) 20th C (excluding France) Edit

  • Tenure track position - assistant professor with a specialization in twentieth century Europe, excluding France.
  • The position will begin August 2013 and PhD in History is expected by the time the position begins. Teaching experience preferred; ability to teach survey of Modern European History required.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Anene Ejikeme, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of History, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.
  • Deadline: 9 Nov. 2012.
    • HARDCOPY ONLY
  • Received snail-mail acknowledgement of receipt of my application (11/13) (2x)
  • Email acknowledgement and self-identification form received (11/19) (4x))
  • Anything further? (11/28)
  • AHA interview schedule (12/8 x 3)
  • Anyone care to share fields? 
  • Post-war Germany (x 2)
  • Nazi Germany
  • Bloody hell - if they wanted Germany they should have said so and avoid wasting everyone else's time!
  • Job talk phone call (1/10) Could you specify what you mean by that? Was is after or instead of  the AHA interview? Thanks! (1/14)
  • This was after the AHA interview round.  
  • Any offer made?
  • Rumor that an offer has been made (2/12)
  • Offer made and accepted.
  • http://www.history.northwestern.edu/news/gradstudentnews.html

University of Greenwich (UK) - 18/19thC British/EuropeanEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in History
  • T"his vacancy is for a historian specialising in Eighteenth/ Nineteenth-century British/ European history and the post is part of the department's strategy to consolidate and extend our existing expertise"
  • "With a PhD in History and evidence of recent publications in Eighteenth/ Nineteenth-century British/ European history, you will design and deliver courses in your specialist field, and supervise undergraduate dissertations/projects. You will also contribute to the teaching of existing courses and where appropriate, you will contribute to MA teaching and participate in the supervision of PhD students.  Importantly, you will have an active research profile that can enhance the research culture of the Department and you will be able to offer a submission to REF 2013."
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2012

University of Innsbruck (Austria) - Austrian/European [May be non-TT]Edit

  • 6 year post-doc, or fixed term Assistant Professorship (which may possibly be offered as a tenure-track position) in Contemporary History
  • "Desired qualifications: PhD in an appropriate field; Postdoc experience; proven expertise in Austrian and European Contemporary History; Research in Nazism, the Holocaust and its aftermath, Migration history and intellectual history/the history of sciences; international publications; teaching experience; experience with third-party funding; mobility; proficiency in English; social skills; administrative experience"
  • (I presume that fluency in German is also necessary AFII (talk) 07:12, August 2, 2012 (UTC))
  • Deadline: 22 Aug. 2012

University of Kent at Canterbury - Excluding BritainEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern European History (excluding Britain) since 1750
  • "The School has teaching needs in the history of modern France and southern Europe, but applications from historians specialising in other European regions will be considered too. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching at all levels and to the intellectual culture of this vibrant department. Depending on precise research interests, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to one of the School’s research centres."
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD in History with experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context. Evidence of substantial research activity, including outputs of 3* or 4* quality ready for submission to REF 2014, is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a wide range of modern European history modules at all stages. Being committed to a team culture of research and teaching is also essential to the role."
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2012
    • Interviews scheduled for 4 Dec.
    • Contacted for interview (11/16)

University of Leeds (UK) - 'Long 18th Century'Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in British and/or European history of the 'long 18th Century'
  • "We welcome applications from historians interested in any aspect of British or European history in the period 1660-1848, although given the existing strengths among the staff of the School we do not expect to make an appointment in British history post-1800"
  • "You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme, and be able to contribute to the MA programmes as well as supervise research students."
  • Deadline: 12 Feb. 2013

University of Leicester (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern European History
  • "You will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the field of modern European history in an area that will contribute to the research and teaching priorities of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of which you will be a member. You will also carry out administration and other activities that contribute to and support the work of the School in developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University"
  • Deadline: 9 May 2013
  • Intend to interview week beginning 3 Jun.

University of Manchester (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern European History, to begin 1 Sept 2013
  • "In addition to teaching on existing course units, the person appointed will have the opportunity to offer specialist teaching at undergraduate level, and to supervise MA and PhD students. S/he will have a strong record of research in the field of modern European history, with research outputs appropriate to career stage and compatible with inclusion in our submission to REF 2014."
  • "The successful candidate will also be expected to have a track record in attracting external sources of research funding and/or to have a clear plan for future grant applications. We are especially interested in encouraging applications from candidates who have research interests in one or both of the following broad fields: new histories of politics, state, society, economy and/or the environment; transnational and/or comparative approaches to European history, including where appropriate Europe and the wider world."
  • Deadline: 12 Jun. 2013

University of Melbourne (Aus.)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern European History
  • "The appointee can be a specialist in any area of European (including British) history post-1789. The successful candidate may be required to teach subjects at any level, and to supervise research theses in the honours, post-graduate diploma, and graduate research (MA and PhD) programs. They will be capable of teaching into survey subjects on nineteenth and twentieth century European history, post-WW2 international relations in a European context, as well as specialised subjects in more than one national history"
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2012

University of Michigan - Flint - Modern ContinentalEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern (Continental) European History
  • PhD in European History required, pref. by Aug. 2013
  • "Teaching responsibilities will include courses in German and French History and candidate’s other areas of expertise, as well as the world history survey course. Participation in graduate instruction in Masters level programs in Liberal Studies and Social Sciences possible. The History Department also currently provides support for teacher certification programs in history and social studies. Other upper and lower division courses in the applicant’s specialty welcome."
  • Deadline for full consideration: 1 Oct. 2012
  • Has anybody been contacted/ has any news on this search?
    • contacted for interview 11/9
  • Affirmative Action form received (12/20) (I have not been contacted for an interview.) x2
  • Campus interviews have already been planned.
  • I have it on a good authority that an offer has been made and accepted.

University of Nottingham (UK) - Contemporary HistoryEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Contemporary History
  • "The successful candidate will be a specialist in any area of contemporary history, post-1945, that complements current expertise in the Department, but does not substantively replicate it. Applications are welcomed from specialists in British, European, global, international or trans-national history. An ability to teach on our level 2 ‘Contemporary World’ compulsory module is essential, as is an ability and willingness to supervise PhD students on a range of contemporary history topics, including some aspects of post-1945 British history, possibly also the history of de-colonisation, or British relations with the wider world. In the light of our close cooperation with our ‘International Studies’ divisions on our campuses in China and Malaysia, we would also welcome applications from candidates with an interest in Asian history."
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in History or another relevant discipline and a strong publication record in Contemporary History.
  • Salary: £33,230-44,607, depending upon skills and experience.
  • Deadline for full consideration: 5 July 2013

UNC Asheville - 1 yr. VAP - 20th c. Continental Europe (non-TT)Edit

  • UNC Asheville’s Department of History is seeking qualified applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in 20th Century Continental European History. The ideal candidate would have the Ph.D. in History in-hand, but applicants completing the degree in the spring of 2013 would be considered. The successful candidate should be able to teach World Civilization since 1500 and upper-division courses in European History and in colonial/post-colonial Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. Candidates with experience in teaching from the lens of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to UNC Asheville’s Humanities Program.
  • Applicants should submit the following: 1) Cover letter; 2) CV; 3) Statement of teaching philosophy; 4) Three letters of reference; and 5) Undergraduate and graduate transcripts, to History Department Search, c/o Jo Steininger, Assistant, Department of History, CPO # 2830, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804 or electronically: jsteinin@unca.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately until the closing date of May 15, 2013 or until the position is filled. Follow us at http://history.unca.edu/

University of San Francisco - VAP, Long 19th C. [1 yr appt. - non-TT]Edit

  • Pending approval and funding, the Department of History at the University of San Francisco invites applicants for a non-renewable one-year position for a historian of Europe in the Long 19th Century (c. 1715-1914), anticipated to begin in Fall 2013. The position will be ranked as Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • The teaching load is three four-unit classes per semester: the successful candidate will be expected to offer three sections of the general European history survey, and three upper-division courses over the academic year.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD by August 2013 is obligatory; university- or college-level teaching experience, evidence of continuing scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to the mission of the University are likewise required. Some department, college, or university service may be required.

  • To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/309860
  • invitation for phone interview (2/19)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of South Florida - 19th-20th-Century Europe - Excluding Russian and GermanyEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor with specialization in the field of 19th- and 20th-century Europe (any geographic area excluding Russia and Germany)
  • PhD in history and ABDs are considered.
  • Teaching experience and publications are preferred.
  • To submit application go to http://employment.usf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60229.
  • Application deadline: November 16, 2012
    • Q: Anyone know what the teaching load is at USF?
    • There is a VAP there right now who seems pretty well-suited for this position.
    • See above: department has history of hiring VAPs back to the 80s. These are courtesy searches.
  • call for AHA interview (12/10) (x3)
  • Rejection email (12/12) (x5)
  • On campus visit arranged for February (01/11)

University of Worcester (UK) - International History (with pref. for European specialisms)Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern International History
  • "We welcome applications from historians with research specialisms in any aspect of modern history, but research expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas will be especially desirable: 1. The history of Germany; 2. The history of Russia/Soviet Union; 3. Empire and decolonisation"
  • Deadline: 26 Mar. 2013

Utica College (NY)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in Modern European History
  • 4/4 Teaching Load
  • Desired areas of expertise are ethnic identity, and/or social history, with a subfield in the Ancient World. Applicants with experience in teaching the Holocaust and/or the Nazi Era are preferred
  • PhD in (Modern) European History in hand, ABD in (Modern) European History will be considered
  • May be asked to teach day or evening classes, and/or online classes.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
  • Does anyone have information on why they are looking for someone to teach ethnic/ Holocaust history-- they have an AP in the field?
  • Has anyone been contacted for an interview?
  • I think they're at the phone interview stage, any news?
  • How does the poster above know they are at the phone interview stage?
  • Just saw on h-net that the position does not close until Jan. 19.  I guess they reopened it??
  • I think it closed Dec. 1, the advert. runs until Jan. 19th.  Still no word 1/17
  • I emailed the search chair weeks ago regarding the status of the search, and never received a reply.
  • I had a phone interview back in December and was told that campus invites would go out at the end of this month. Still no news here (1/29)
  • Campus interview scheduled.
  • Offer made and accepted (3/14)
  • Search cancelled due to budget issues; job only temporarily renewed for current instructor (3/22);
    • Received email from Utica College HR confirming this: "The College has made a decision to not fill the position of Assistant Professor of History at this time." (5/01)

Warwick University (UK) - THREE positionsEdit

  • Two Assistant Professorships and one Associate Professorship in Modern Continental History
  • (NB: although in the UK, Warwick uses North American-style job titles; these seem to be tenured lectureships or senior lectureships)
  • "You will conduct research in Modern Continental European History, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University. Preference may be given to candidates with specialisms in Modern French History or Modern German History."
    • "At Assistant Professor level you will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of Modern Continental European History. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department."
    • "At Associate Professor level you will have a proven record of achievement in research, and have demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of Modern Continental European History. You will have undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, a track record of successful funding bids, experience of, or potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management, and the ability to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department."
  • Writing samples & syllabi will only be required from shortlisted candidates
  • Deadline: 22 Oct. 2012
  • Anyone with UK experience: The application form requires a "supporting statement" (Please outline how you consider that your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria in the person specification.) I would have thought this is what the Cover Letter does, which they ask for as well. Is it possible to leave this simply blank, or briefly write "Please refer to my cover letter", or would it be advisable to discuss my skills in detail in this box? UK applications can be confusing...
    • Cover letter might be more cursory - ie here's my stuff, what's included etc. what's under a separate cover etc. while the statement would address explicit criteria, rather than the sometimes North American tendency of "look at me and what I've done". In other words, unlike North American job postings that 'fish', the UK ones don't, and they want you to show how you fit succinctly. Address the list of criteria directly. In general UK applications have much less 'play' room.
  • Did anyone hear anything already? Or is no news bad news?
  • No, no news yet. Edit: Contacted yest - longlisted, request for more materials (7/11/12)
  • Contacted, alerted about long-listed status, more materials requested (11/7/12) (x2)
  • Any of the long-listed people hear anything further yet? -- Nothing at all. Not sure they requested letters of recommendation yet.
  • Received brief but polite rejection letter. (11/15) x3
  • Out of curiosity, were folks contacted by telephone, post, e-mail? -- Email, for the longlisting status.
  • 26/11: Anyone hear anything further? I know from my referees that references were requested last week, but no further word from Warwick yet. -- No news here.
  • 11/30: Rejection
  • 11/30 Call to fly out for interview.
  • Email invitation for interview. x2
  • Out of curiosity: which fields?
  • For my part, eclectic, but mostly 20th C intellectual history.
  • 20th C Germany
  • 20th C Italy
  • Unconfirmed Rumour: 1 post has been offered to untenured Yale Prof in French History

British HistoryEdit

Bath Spa University (UK) - Part-time, 20thCEdit

  • Lectureship or Senior Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern (20thC) British History
  • This is a half-time (50%) post.
  • "With a PhD in History and evidence of recent publications in modern (20th century) World/ British/ European history (20th century) and /or Eighteenth/ Nineteenth-century British/ European history, you will design and deliver courses in your specialist field, as well as supervise undergraduate dissertations/projects. You will also contribute to the teaching of existing courses, especially the core modules at year 1 and year 2; and where appropriate, you will contribute to MA teaching and participate in the supervision of PhD students. Importantly, you will have an active research profile that can enhance the research culture of the Department and you will be able to offer a submission to REF 2013."
  • Deadline: noon 14 Oct. 2012
    • Also advertising: Modern World/European/British History and 18th/19thC British/European.
      • Received rejection letter

Binghamton University, SUNY- Britain & its Empire since 1650Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of Britain and its empire since 1650. The position will begin Fall 2013.
  • Candidates should submit application materials electronically at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/.
  • These materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a substantial piece of scholarly writing, and sample syllabi. Potential candidates should address inquiries to Dr. Howard G. Brown, Chair, British Search Committee, Department of History, Binghamton University, SUNY, Binghamton, NY 13902.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 Nov 2013 and close 1 Dec. 2012
  • For what it's worth, there is a VAP (James Lothian) in this field and the position description "history of Britain and its empire since 1650" fits his early modern + modern profile: http://www2.binghamton.edu/history/people/faculty/james.html
  • I think it is ethically objectionable to post this person's name on this wiki.  Shame on you for doing this.  If people want to know about the VAP they can look it up themselves.  This person does not need to be called out on anonymous wiki for simply having a job and existing, but I guess the desperaton caused by the job market means ethics can be thrown out the window.
    • Q: Assuming that this is a legitimate search, is the teaching load 2/2?
    • I don't know about teaching load, but there is no reason to believe that this is not a legitimate search. Schools often do full searches when they have already have a VAP. Sometimes it's because they want to hire that VAP in a credible way and sometimes it's because they think they can do better than the VAP they've got. Sometimes they change their minds in the middle of the search. There's no way any of us can know. Either way, it's a pretty unpleasant experience for the poor VAP, but that's academic life.
    • God you inside hire conspiracy theoriests are depressing.
    • It is not a conspiracy theory to note that there is an existing VAP who fits the job posting. It is merely acknowledging information that may be pertinent to the search. I am sorry that you are depressed by this. Indeed, there is much to be depressed about regarding the job market.
    • It certainly implies a conspiracy. I don't know the guy from a bar of soap, but he has a book, he's done lots of teaching, and he has a classic academic bio photo, so he's probably as good a chance as anyone at getting the job. If he does get it, there is nothing to suggest that it's a fait accompli. As far as I can tell the only "pertinent information" (i.e. information that is useful to potential applicatants) that can be gleaned from the existence of a VAP is that they need someone to teach British history. And we know that anyway, because they posted a job ad. I personally don't find the job market depressing anymore. I've come to terms with it. I find the naming and shaming of adjunct workers by anonymous people on a highly trafficked website depressing. (x2!)
  • Any news - conspiratorial or otherwise?! (26 Nov)
  • Others listed below have started to issue AHA invitations - any progress at Binghamton?
  • So review began 15 Nov and closed on 1 Dec and they still have not managed to notify any candidates about interviews?
  • Either candidates are not posting progress or this SC is truly hopeless.
  • Request for Skype interview in January (12/17)
  • Rejection email (12/17).  Odd wording: "After reviewing a large number of impressive applications, we have selected a long short list for the purpose of preliminary interviews.  As a result, we will not be pursuing your candidacy any further at this time."  For the second sentence, how about: "Unfortunately your application has not been selected . . ."?
  • I haven't heard anything either way ... (12/18) Ok, I got it today (12/19)
  • Inside candidate has job talk. 
  • Say what you will, including names or not, but what I find depressing is a department running a bogus search. We'll see how it turns out but it feels like a waste of my time. Anyone else have news on this department?
    • I don't really understand the complaints about "bogus" or "inside" searches. It makes tremendous sense for departments to hire people who they already know, because they already have extensive information about the candidate, their teaching strengths, and how they get along with the department. And what does it really cost the other candidates? Is changing a few words in a cover letter really such a taxing endeavor? Even if one makes it to the on-campus stage, getting invited to meet a lot of colleagues, give a talk to an engaged audience, and get a free dinner is not some horrible penalty. (One exception: If one were to use personal funds to attend the AHA solely to interview in one of these "bogus" searches, you have a legitimate grievance.
  • VAP did not get the position. 
  • Shall we all hold our breath until our conspiracy theorist apologises? 

Colorado State University - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, with a concentration on modern Britain (c. 1700-through the twentieth century, including the British Empire), to start 16 Aug. 2013
  • "Required qualifications include Ph.D. in History at time of appointment; a demonstrated record of scholarship and promise of publication in area of concentration; a demonstrated record of teaching excellence; and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and the public. Preferred qualifications include ability to place the history of the British Isles into a European and wider world context. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the area of concentration and graduate courses in European history, as well as introductory-level survey course in Western Civilization or World History; pursuing research and publication projects; providing academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students; and fulfilling appropriate service assignments for the department, college, and university."
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012 but position is open until filled
    • Intend to interview at AHA, or by phone/skype in Jan. 2013
    • Q: Anyone know what the teaching load is for this position? It's a 2-2
    • Position description on H-Net states "This is an entry-level tenure-track position". Candidates may be aware that there was a real storm of protest over the same wording used by the English Department at Colorado State University. See http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,99034.0.html
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Equal opps link by e-mail (26 Nov)  - (x2); (29 Nov) (x2)
  • email invitation to interview at AHA (1 Dec) (x3)
  • Anyone else? And did the invitation e-mail arrive on Saturday?
    • Yes, on Saturday. 
    • I'd be interested to know your status: ABD or newly minted by any chance?
    • How many semi-finalists?
  • invite for campus interview (14 Jan)

Durham University (UK) - British Political History since 1850Edit

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof.) in British Political History since 1850
  • "The successful candidate will conduct original research addressing substantial and significant issues in political history, understood to include the histories of leadership, parties, governments, policies, political ideas and communication, or electoral and popular politics. They will undertake research-led teaching at all levels, undergraduate, masters and doctoral, and assessment across a range of historical subjects"
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2012

Durham University (UK) - Economic & Social History since 1750Edit

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof) in British Economic and Social History since 1750
  • "The successful candidate will contribute to this Centre by taking a leading part in training postgraduates in social science methods of research; will conduct original research addressing substantial and significant issues in economic or social history, and undertake research-led teaching and assessment at all levels, undergraduate, masters and doctoral."
  • SHORT deadline: 30 Jan. 2013

Eastern Washington University - Lecturer - Britain/British EmpireEdit

  • Lecturer Britain/British Empire/Military History, to begin Sept 2013
  • "Responsibilities include working and teaching within the History Department. Primary teaching responsibilities will be introductory and upper level courses in British History, World Civilization, and/or Military History."
  • Deadline: 12 Jul. 2013
    • 6/5: Email for phone interview.
    • [NB: advert posted here after closing date AFII (talk) 08:28, June 18, 2013 (UTC)]
  • On Campus interviews 25 June - 1 July

Kings College London (UK) - Twentieth C. British HistoryEdit

  • Senior Lecturer/Reader (tenured, Associate/Full Prof) in 20th C British History
  • "Applications are welcome from scholars engaged in research into any aspect of British History since 1900, though preference may be given to those with research interests in the history of public policy."
  • "the successful applicant will have a unique and exciting opportunity to provide co-leadership for History & Policy, which is based in the Institute, liaising closely with external partners, co-supervising the Public Affairs managers, fostering academic networks within and outside King's to maximize their engagement with the project, initiating new events, and editing contributions to the website. The successful applicant will work to help secure research grants, charitable funding and corporate support private funding for History & Policy's work at King's."
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2012
    • (to start Jan 2013.)
    • [24 Sept] Any word? I'm assuming no news is bad news as the original ad had an 'if you haven't heard within 4 weeks clause'
    • Dr Lucy Delap accepted this post & will start 1 April 2013 (via History & Policy newsletter).

Oklahoma State University - Medieval English HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Medieval England
  • "The person hired is expected to have a research specialization in Medieval England, with the ability to teach upper division and graduate courses in Early Middle Ages, Medieval Europe, and Medieval England. Responsibilities also include teaching sections of lower-division Survey of Western Civilization to 1500. Ph.D. required at time of employment" [August 2013]
  • Deadline: 23 Nov. 2012
  • Gotta ask the obvious question: is this an inside hire? There's a VAP with relevant credentials.
    • For some values of "relevant"; the VAP's field is early medieval Ireland.
  • 11/30: Invitation to Skype interview (x5)
  • Do all 5 of you specialize in Medieval England?  Could you characterize your specialization further for us?
  • Specialization in late medieval England, specifically 14th Cent.
  • 1/10: Request for on-campus interview. (x2)
  • Was the request via email or phone? Since I didn't get an email I'm figuring I'm out of the running, but if it's by phone maybe they'll call tomorrow? Or the next day? Or.......? :)
    • I don't know how it came since I didn't get contacted either, but remember that they said that they may select (or maybe dip back into the pool for) a fourth or fifth candidate for an on-campus interview. I'm not not putting this one in the "wikijection" column on my spreadsheet quite yet.
    • It was a phone call--and also an e-mail since I had my phone off and was teaching when the call came in.(x2 - I got both a voicemail and email)
    • Have the campus interviews been held yet? I'm ready to cross this sucker off my list (2/24).
    • Offer made and accepted.
    • The hire appears to specialize in Italian cardinals, not medieval England. Go figure.

Plymouth University (UK) - British history since c.1800Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/assoc prof) in British History since c.1800
  • "The post requires a first degree or equivalent and PhD or equivalent in History or cognate discipline; substantial knowledge of British History since 1800 as evidenced by a publication record of international standing and a full contribution to the forthcoming REF; broad experience of a range of teaching and assessment within Higher Education and ability to work in a team. An interest in public history and heritage would also be welcome"
  • SHORT Deadline: 12 Jul. 2012 [posted 29 Jun.]
    • Intend to interview: 27 Jul.
    • Anyone heard anything regarding selection?

Queen Mary, University of London (UK) - Modern British HistoryEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern British History (since c.1800) to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "Candidates working on any aspect of C.19th and C.20th British history are invited to apply. The School has existing expertise ranging from the Victorian era to contemporary times in cultural and political history, and the history of the emotions, medicine and science. The School is eager to receive applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in C.19th and/or C.20th political, economic and/or social history, and in the history of London."
  • "The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher. The candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and the School welcomes both early career scholars and those who have already established their careers. The appointee will pursue research independently and as part of the School, and also teach at all levels. That will involve contributing to team-taught undergraduate British history survey courses, developing of their own undergraduate courses (including a final year special subject), offering a specialist MA module and playing a role in the School’s research student supervision. The successful candidate will be able to make a strong contribution to the School of History's submission to REF 2014 at the level appropriate to their career stage and will also be expected to take on appropriate administrative roles"
  • Deadline: 3 May 2013
    • Intend to interview 20 May.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Modern British HistoryEdit

  • The Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for an Assistant Professor in modern British history. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and professional activities, as well as other duties associated with academic teaching positions. This position is in the field of modern British history, with a particular emphasis on teaching the British Empire of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Attractive secondary fields include the history of South Asia. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach introductory courses in World History, upper-division and graduate-level courses in specialty, participate in University's Interdisciplinary Studies and New Freshmen Seminar curricula.
  • Position will carry a 3-3 teaching load.
  • ABDs close to completion may apply. If PhD is not completed at the beginning of the contract period, a one-year term appointment will be made at the rank of instructor.
  • Please submit letter of application, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Allison Thomason and Eric Ruckh, Co-chairs, British History Search, Department of Historical Studies, Campus Box 1454, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1454.
  • For full consideration: 15, Nov. 2012.
  • Request for writing samples 22 Oct (apparently this requirement was missed out of the job posting so I don't think I'm ahead of the pack).
    • I asked the question and SIUe confirmed your hypothesis. They inadvertently omitted the writing sample and the sample syllabi from the original posting.
    • From the SC: We apologize for the confusion. There was an error on our part when we originally posted the ads and we're working to get them all fixed. To clarify: we are requiring writing samples. If you have not yet submitted an application, please make sure that you include a writing sample. If you submitted an incomplete application based on the older ad, you will be asked to email us an electronic copy for review.
  • Any news? (11/26)
    • Not yet, but it's only been 2 weeks since the deadline. I am assuming they are not interviewing at the AHA, if they are, hopefully they will be going through the apps quickly so that they can give reasonable notice to those invited to interview (11/28)
  • Email invitation for AHA interview 12/2
  • Christ on a bike! I haven't heard anything from this one or Colorado State. Not going well so far.
  • Anyone else called for interview? (12/8)
  • Called for interview by email 12/2
    • Yes, 15 finalists to be interviewed at AHA (12/11)
    • Great, so a book on British decolonization, articles in top journals and a long list of courses on British and imperial history taught at several universities doesn't even get me in the top 15.
  • Any updates on campus invites?
  • Any news? (2/1)

Trinity College (CT) - Great Britain & the Empire post-1750Edit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Britain & the Empire after 1750
  • "Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will offer a two-semester survey of British history as well as more specialized courses on imperial and post-colonial history. The ability to offer a course on gender is highly desirable as is a willingness to collaborate in the classroom with colleagues working on transnational topics. Urban and environmental sub-specialties also welcome. Teaching load is five courses per year."
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2012
    • Received email acknowledgement of application, 25 Sept.
    • Received email acknowledgement of application, 1 Nov x2
    • Received email acknoledgement of application, 15 Oct.
  • Any interviews scheduled yet?
  • Almost 4 weeks past the deadline - no news from anyone? (11/27)
    • Nothing here.  Please Search Committee, I'd like to know whether I need to spend $700 on attending the AHA or not! 
    • Nothing here either. 
    • In my experience search committees will usually interview by telephone/Skype if you are not able to make it to the AHA. If any members of the SC are reading perhaps they could confirm that they will do so?
    • Well said above! Nothing like last minute reservations in the New Year on a TA's budget...please let us know something soon.
  • Still nothing?
  • Still nothing here.  The position is still posted on their website, so I tend to believe the search committee is slow rather than the job being closed due to internal hire or some other reason.
    • Lots of search committees seem to meet on Fridays so hopefully they'll decide to make decisions today (Friday 12/14).  Six weeks is a long time to wait especially now that classes have ended.  Fingers crossed and chins up, comrades. 
    • Still nothing.  As of late Nov I heard they hadn't begun looking at applications yet
  • request skype interview on December 20 ( 12/17, as in 3 days from now) - (x5)
  • Awesome SC admin!
  • Invite for campus interview (12/22) (x2)
  • Anyone else?  I thought their timeline was 7-10 days.
  • Nothing here, alas.
  • Has anyone who got a skype interview but not an on campus interview heard definitively that they are out yet? 
  • Semi-definitive rejection email received ("At this stage in the search, we have concluded that several other candidates’ expertise appears especially suited to the needs of our department and, for the time being, we have chosen to advance only those candidacies ...As the process of settling on a finalist continues, we will update you") (1/4)
  • Offer made and accepted. (2/20)
  • Who got it?
  • I heard it went to Dr Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre.

University of Cambridge (UK) - Two posts, Early ModernEdit

  • Two lectureships (tenured ~asst/assoc prof.) in Early Modern British History, from 1 Oct. 2013
    • British Political, Religious, and Cultural History from c.1500-c.1700
    • British Economic, Social, and Cultural History from c.1500-c.1750
  • "Applications are invited from scholars working in any relevant subfield; it is recognised that the boundaries between the advertised fields are fluid; the Faculty seeks to appoint two complementary scholars who can successfully continue Cambridge's world-class position across these areas"
  • "The successful candidates will be outstanding researchers and teachers in these fields. The research record will be to international high standards, but it should be emphasised that the Faculty welcomes applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as those who already have established careers. The postholders will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their own 'single-authored' research."
  • Deadline: 14 Dec. 2012
  • Does anyone have any idea what the long- or short-listing schedule is for this post? (1/21)

University of Cambridge (UK) - Medieval BritishEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Medieval British History, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "Preference may be given to candidates in the field of later medieval political and social history, although candidates in other fields of medieval British history not already covered by those teaching in the History Faculty are welcome to apply."
  • "The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field.  Research of international standing will be expected. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent). The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. The postholder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their individual research"
  • Deadline: 25 Mar. 2013

University of Cambridge (UK) - [Non-TT;VAP] Modern BritishEdit

  • 2-year lectureship (~Asst Prof.) in Modern British History, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "Preference will be given to candidates working on the period after 1914. Principal requirements of the appointee will be to teach the undergraduate Part II Special paper on 'Class, party and the politics of social identity in England, 1914-1945' and to contribute to the Part I survey paper in 'British Political History since 1867'"
  • [As described, that's about a 1/1 load, as far as I can tell. AFII (talk) 08:35, March 8, 2013 (UTC)]
  • "The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent and will be an outstanding researcher in their field"
  • Deadline: 8 Apr. 2013

University of Essex (UK) - 19th/20thC, British/British EmpireEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc prof.) in 19th or 20th C British History or the History of the British Empire
  • "Applicants must have completed their PhD., have relevant teaching experience and be able to make a full submission to REF 2014 with outputs at level 3 or 4. Preference may be given to scholars working on the social and cultural history of war or on digital history."
  • Deadline: 3 Feb. 2013

University of Exeter (UK) - Imperial/ColonialEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in British Imperial/Colonial History 1750-1914, to start 1 Sept. 2013 (at the latest)
  • "The post of Lecturer in British Imperial/Colonial History, 1750-1914, will contribute to extending the research profile of this area at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the history of the Atlantic World, slavery and abolitionism, humanitarianism and human rights, colonial governance and control, global trade and imperial diplomatic, political or military rivalry."
  • "The successful applicant will hold a PhD in British Imperial/Colonial History and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of the kind outlined above, related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths"
  • Deadline: 19 Dec. 2012

University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) - ImperialEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc Prof.) in British Imperial History, post-1750
  • "The School has no preference for any particular theme or subject within the broad field of British Imperial History and will receive enthusiastically applications reflecting the full diversity of this area of studies. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching at all levels and to the intellectual culture of this vibrant department. Depending on precise research interests, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to one of the School’s research centres (History of the Sciences; History of Medicine and Medical Ethics; War, Propaganda and Society) or the Faculty Centre for American Studies."
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD in History with experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context. Evidence of substantial research activity, including outputs of 3* or 4* quality ready for submission to REF 2014, is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a wide range of core British history modules at all stages, and develop specialist modules on Imperial History. Being committed to a team culture of research and teaching is also essential to the role"
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2012
    • Interviews scheduled for 31 Jan.

University of Leicester (UK) - 19th CEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in 19th Century British History
  • "You will undertake excellent research and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the field of 19th century British History with a particular focus upon Heritage and Public History. You will take a lead in developing an interdisciplinary MA in Heritage and Tourism and an undergraduate module in Public History. You will also carry out administration and other activities that contribute to and support the work of the School in developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University."
  • Deadline: 30 Apr. 2013

University of Lincoln (UK) - post-1945Edit

  • Lectureship (tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in modern British history
  • "a lecturer is required to contribute to the developing area of Modern British History at the University. The successful candidate will add to the expansion of this discipline by enhancing our research expertise."
  • Deadline: 25 Apr. 2013

University of Nottingham (UK)  Two Posts, 20thC British History (inc. the British Empire)Edit

  • 2 Lectureships (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern British History
  • "Applications are welcomed from specialists in twentieth-century British history, which may or may not include wider geographical contexts, such as Britain’s relationship with the Empire or former colonies, Britain in Europe, and/or the use of transnational or comparative approaches to shed new light on major questions in modern British history. An ability to teach mainstream British history modules covering the period of the two World Wars and/or the post-1945 decades is essential, as is an ability and willingness to supervise PhD students in these areas."
  • Salary: £33,230-44,607, depending upon skills and experience. 
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in History or another relevant discipline and a strong publication record.
  • Deadline for full consideration: 5 July 2013
    • Interviews planned for 24 or 25 July 2013

University of Ulster (UK;NI) - British HistoryEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~asst/assoc Prof.) in British History
  • "The appointee to this post, which is based in the School of English and History, will have research and teaching interests in an area of British History (England, Scotland, Wales) since c1800. S/he will have research outputs at 3*/4* level eligible for inclusion in REF 2014, possibly as an early career researcher"
  • Deadline: 28 Jan. 2013

University of Winchester (UK) - Early ModernEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~asst/assoc Prof.) in Early Modern English History
  • "you will teach History principally on seventeenth-century England 1500-1700 within the University's current BA and MA programmes. Expertise in English Local History and the capacity to contribute to historical methodology and historiography are essential. You will supervise and co-supervise students registered for research degrees of M.Phil. and PhD. Contributions will be made to the administration of the Department and its programmes. Preference may be given to candidates with particular expertise in the history of Gender. The post does require some evening teaching (18.00-21.00)"
  • Candidates must have "[t]he capacity to teach on Early Modern England more generally, Gender History and European History to undergraduates and the history of historical writing and historical methodology"
  • PhD must be in-hand, and candidate must have a full REF submission.
  • NB: Winchester also have a Lectureship in Early Modern History, with a preference for British history, posted above. It's unclear how these posts relate to one another.
  • Deadline: 12 August 2012
    • Interviews scheduled for 23 & 24 Aug.

Washington and Lee University- British History c. 1500-1850Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in British History c. 1500-1850, beginning in September 2013.
  • The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach a section in our introductory Western Civilization survey, a two-term sequence on British history from the Middle Ages to the present, and upper-level courses in his/her area of expertise. Applicants prepared to offer courses both on British domestic history and overseas expansion will be especially welcome.
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. William Patch, British History Search Committee, History Department, 204 W. Washington Street, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. (Telephone 540-458-8771)
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2012.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Is this an inside search? There is a VAP whose interests seem to match this job description exactly.
    • It's a serious open search for a tenure track historian of British history with no preconceived notion of who will be hired.
  • Any news?
  • Request for AHA interview (12/10)
  • Any other AHA interview requests? I never trust the posting of a single individual. With only one day left to do so, should cancel my AHA registration or not? 
  • You can always opt out of the AHA by requesting a Skype interview, if necessary. I had a phone interview with them a couple of years ago for the VAP position. 
  • For what it's worth, I got one too.  Same day.  (12/10) x2
  • rejection received (mail) stating over 100 applicants: 12/22
  • So I *didn't* get a rejection letter (on 12/22 or any other day)..., but I *didn't* hear anything else otherwise.  No news is better news?
  • News? (1/15) 
    Nothing here (1/15). I neglected to ask about a time frame for a decision on finalists. Anyone?
  • Three on-campus interviews scheduled; rejections sent to others on long list (late January).
    • [5 Jun. 2013] Job has been readvertised - see here) AFII (talk) 07:53, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

French HistoryEdit

East Carolinia University - Post-1648Edit

  • Tenurable associate professor position in the history of post-1648 France, to begin 12 Aug. 2013
  • "Responsibilities include teaching World Civilizations survey courses as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in French history. A doctoral degree in History or other closely related field is required at the time of application. Candidates must have records of scholarly publications and teaching excellence, as well as documented expertise in Atlantic World history."
  • Review begins immediately [22 Oct] until 'at least': 29 Nov. 2012
  • anybody hear anything?
  • This is not a real search.  The department needed to go through the process of rehiring its current French historian, Terjanian, for visa purposes (she is Canadian).  So much for French history jobs this year...

German HistoryEdit

Appalachian State University - Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace StudiesEdit

  • The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for the Leon Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies to begin August 2013.
  • Ph.D. required. Academic rank to be determined.
  • Disciplinary specialization is open; the successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences, which includes history, sociology, anthropology, English, philosophy and religion, foreign languages and literature, government and justice studies, and others. Applicants must demonstrate an active scholarly record, administrative competence, and engaged teaching.
  • Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, contact information for five references, and writing sample to Rosemary Horowitz, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Appalachian State University, Boone NC 28608.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and remains open until filled.
  • Has anyone heard from the SC yet?
  • Any news?  The SC has had almost a month and a half by this point. . surely they must have developed a long list by now?
  • 12/19--anyone have any news on this search?
  • Any word? 1/17
  • What happened here?

Harvard University - Modern European History/Germany 19th and/or 20thCEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in modern European history from July 1, 2013
  • "The candidate should offer significant expertise in German history of the 19th and/or 20th century and be prepared to participate in a program that emphasizes the teaching of social theory and social-science approaches. The new colleague will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in Social Studies and at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in History as part of the joint appointment. PhD required by expected start date."
    • Language is a bit confusing - "significant expertise"? Do folks think they are looking for a Europeanist who can cover Germany or a German specialist?
    • They're replacing a senior German specialist. Significant expertise probably means: do you have a prayer of filling his shoes?
  • Deadline: 1 Sep. 2012
    • Has anyone received a request for more materials? 9/10/2012
    • Did you? It would seem early to me.
    • Rec'd request for additional materials on Sept. 10. Have not yet heard back (today is Sept. 25) about interviews.
    • Thanks for the update. Did anyone else receive a request? They must have moved really quick, given that the submission deadline was only Sept 1..
  • Three finalists have been scheduled to come to campus. [10/2]
  • One additional campus interview is planned [11/2]
  • I wonder if they will deign to interview a woman. Or a non-Harvard Ph.D.
  • One wonders given the department's recent history whether a woman with her long-term career in mind would deign to apply.
  • Who got the information about the additional campus interview, and when?
  • Not one, but two additional interviews are planned [11/7]. This is coming from a source inside the department.
  • So the lightning-speed search slows down. What was wrong with the first three candidates, I wonder?
  • The down side of the absence of the AHA vetting process at work here.
  • Any news on when the additional visits have been scheduled? January?
  • No announcements yet. The rumor is they want to get them in before Christmas break.
  • Two additional candidates will be coming to campus in February.
  • Search ended without a hire. It may be restarted next year.

University of Kansas - Open-rank Intellectual Historian of Enlightenment & Age of GoetheEdit

  • Open-rank tenure-track position in German intellectual history focusing on the Age of Goethe.
  • Based in German Department.
  • Required: (a) Specialization in the intellectual history of the Enlightenment with focus on the Age of Goethe; (b) PhD or ABD in German(ic) studies, comparative literature, or related discipline by date of appointment. Capacity to teach literature in German and English from BA to PhD. Candidate will be asked to include curricular offerings to a broad undergraduate audience meeting requirements in humanities as well as other interdisciplinary programs. Strong research program, demonstrated excellence in teaching. Native or near-native language ability in both German and English. Interdisciplinary interests in history, philosophy, natural sciences, social sciences, and/or digital humanities are pluses
  • To apply, go to https://jobs.ku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=101847 (position #0066201). Upload: letter of application, c.v., list of 3 references with street and e-mail addresses, sample of research.
  • If not already holding an academic appointment send official certified graduate transcript separately to: Prof. Marc L. Greenberg, Search Committee Chair, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, The University of Kansas, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., 2080 Wescoe Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-7594; e-mail mlg@ku.edu
  • Application Review Date (To ensure consideration , please submit all application materials before review date.): 1 Nov. 2012

Irish HistoryEdit

National University of Ireland, Maynooth - 20th CEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in 20th Century Irish History
  • "The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students. The appointee will also be expected to build a strong research profile, conducting research and engaging in scholarship of quality and substance and generating publications of international standard."
  • SHORT Deadline: 28 Apr. 2013
  • email scheduling interview for 24 May

Spanish HistoryEdit

Russian HistoryEdit

Central European University (Hungary) - Modern Russian/SovietEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in the field of modern Russian and Soviet History
  • Initial appointment is for 4 years
  • "We encourage applications from candidates whose training and expertise is in modern Russian and Soviet history in general. In keeping with the Department's strong emphasis on interdisciplinary to comparative and cross-cultural studies, we invite applicants with a strong interest in comparative study of Empire and in various combinations of social, political, gender, or cultural history. The successful candidate should have an interest and research record in theoretical and comparative historical questions. Applicants should hold a PhD degree"
  • Deadline: 22 Apr. 2013
  • BEWARE: CEU is an extremely problematic institution that engages in employment practices described in an AAUP report as "seriously deficient." These include nonrenewals of contracts based on shaky "collegiality" grounds, which AAUP standards explicitly prohibit. Last year a faculty member in international relations who taught for a semester in this department brought successful legal action against CEU in a US jurisdiction for breach of contract, personal and professional harassment, and gender and religious discrimination. She received a large financial settlement and got a job at a more prestigious institution, but after witnessing the case it is hard to imagine that anyone seriously interested in a scholarly career should even consider CEU.
    • This wiki has a Universities to fear page, which is probably a better place to put general warnings about institutions (i.e. rather than specific warnings about a particular hire). AFII (talk) 09:04, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nothing so far (5/16)

Oberlin College - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • 1-year, full-time non-continuing faculty position at rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin first semester 2013-4 year.
  • "The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Russian and Soviet History, including a two-semester survey class, one or two intermediate-level classes and at least one advanced class in her/his area of specialization."
  • "Desired subfields include, but are not limited to: nationalities and borderlands; Stalinism; early modern Russia)."
  • PhD in hand by appointment or first semester of academic year 2013-4
  • Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
  • Deadline: 1 Apr. 2013
  • Any updates? (5/3)

Stetson University - Russian and Eastern EuropeEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in Russian and Eastern European History, to begin 17 Aug. 2013
  • "Candidates with expertise in transnational and inter-ethnic history, including Eurasian and/or Jewish Studies, are encouraged to apply."
  • Deadline Review begins: 5 Nov. 2012 and position is open until filled
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Is this a fake search? Steeves is probably retiring.
    • But their deadline is only a couple of days after the job was posted. This suggests that there is an internal candidate.
    • [5 Nov] the 'deadline' is the date the review begins, not a hard deadline. AFII (talk) 16:35, November 5, 2012 (UTC)
    • Has anyone heard anything? Nope (11/28)
  • Emailed for AHA interview 12/4 x5
  • Campus interview phone calls on 1/9
  • Phone "calls"?  Does the above poster know for a fact that more than one person was contacted?
  • Fair question.  No, not for a fact, but strongly implied.  I guess we've all got wiki fatigue at this point.  Apologies.
  • Committee said late January...could this have been accidentally put under the wrong heading? It seems unlikely that they met with their whole department, selected the short list, and got calls out in 3 scant business days.
  • They've definitely made their campus invites; I know at least 2 finalists personally. I think that the job talks are in late January, actually. Or at least begin in late January.
  • Has an offer been made?
  • Yes, offer made and accepted.

University of Alberta- Tompkins Visiting Professor [Non-TT]Edit

  • Position only open to those who have an academic job elsewhere.

University of Chicago - TT Asst. in Russian / Soviet HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Russian/Soviet History
  • "Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses, including the Core sequence on Russian Civilization"
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jul. 2013
  • Review of applications begins: 1 Oct. 2012
    • Open until filled or until 15 Jan. 2013 but "Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by October 1."
  • Just spoke with a committee member: No University of Chicago students (Chikagtsy) will be considered.
  • Interview emails sent out x4
  • Campus interview invitations made

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Russian/Central Asian/EurasianEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Russian Central Asian/Eurasian history beginning as early as July 1, 2013
  • The department seeks candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars, teachers, and mentors and who can teach courses that complement current offerings in Russian, Asian, and Islamic history. To apply, please follow this link (http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8821) and submit online a cover letter, a c.v., and a dissertation or book chapter or an article.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • [Are there further details for this post? The advert linked above requires a login AFII (talk) 08:02, October 7, 2012 (UTC)]
  • AHA interview request [posted 12/11]
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled [posted Jan. 20]
  • [Has an offer been made and/or accepted yet (as of March 22)?]

University of Illinois Chicago - Chair in Russian Intellectual History.Edit

  • Already posted, above (mixed/multiple/thematic)

University of Oxford (UK) - Modern Soviet/RussianEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern Soviet and Russian History, to being 1 Oct 2013
  • "The successful applicant will have research interests in Russian, Soviet and/or post-Soviet History since 1900"
  • "Candidates should have received the degree of PhD, in a field of Russian History or the History of any other country of the former Soviet Union, by 1 October 2013, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered if they have attained a comparable level of publication."
  • "Candidates should also have knowledge of at least one language from Russia and the former Soviet Union. The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record of international standing appropriate to the stage of his or her career, and evidence of imaginative current and future research plans, including the potential to lead new research initiatives; a record of success in securing research funding, or a demonstrable desire to do so; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of the History Faculty, SIAS and St Antony’s College"
  • Deadline: noon 1 Mar. 2013
  • Has anyone been asked to submit writing samples?  Any news? Those short-listed have been invited to campus to give job talks on March 25.

University of the West of England, Bristol (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship/Senior Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern Russian and Soviet History
  • "You will have recent undergraduate teaching experience and will have completed, or nearly completed, a PhD."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012

Western Kentucky University - Russia/Eastern EuropeEdit

  • Nine-month tenure-track position as assistant professor in Russian/Eastern European History beginning August 2013.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in Western and/or World History, as well as specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants should demonstrate potential for successful teaching, research, and publication. A Ph.D. is expected by time of appointment.
  • A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, an article-length writing sample, and three recent letters of reference should be sent to: Eric Reed, Department of History, 200 Cherry Hall, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #21086, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086.
  • Review begins: 15, Nov. 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Intend to interview at AHA.
    • Interview emails sent out 11/28. (I got an interview request on the 29th, so it is possible they are emailing a few at a time.) [x 3]
    • Just out of curiosity, are any of the applicants who received interviews East Europeanists, or are they all Russianists?  As an East Europeanist, I am beginning to get a bit jaded when I see jobs listed as Russia/Eastern Europe or Central/Eastern Europe; they almost always seem to go to the Russianists or Central European (aka German) historians.
    • I don't know anything about this particular position, but I do know that there were two jobs from last year's hiring cycle advertised as Russia/Eastern Europe that went to Eastern (or Central-Eastern) historians. Perhaps the odds are similar to Modern Europe jobs going to non-French or Germanists; it happens, but not in the majority of cases.
    • Phone invite for campus visit 1/22 (Russianist)
    • Received very nice email saying that a hire has been made. 2/6 Congrats to the new assistant prof.

Discussion / QuestionsEdit

General Queston moved to: European History Talk Page AFII (talk) 16:40, August 15, 2012 (UTC)

Agh! Why do we have this eyestrain inducing, unreadable blue against light gray color scheme on this page?

  • Not seeing the colour scheme you describe. The background I'm seeing is definitely white. I would suggest possibly trying another web browser to use the site (as it will appear slightly different in different browsers) Una74 (talk) 14:29, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

[12 Nov] ??? This page follows the same colour scheme as all the pages on the Academic Jobs wiki. AFII (talk) 07:43, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

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