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Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (ITA) - History of Renaissance PhilosophyEdit

  • Full professorship in the History of Renaissance Philosophy
  • We seek candidates with documented experience in the history of philosophy, with a strong philological background and a thorough knowledge of modern and contemporary studies on Renaissance philosophy. A special focus is put on the study of Italian Renaissance, but experience on its links with other European cultures is very welcome.
  • SNS looks for candidates with a proven record of achievements, a clear potential to promote and lead research activity and a specific interest in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level to a small set of highly selected students.
  • Expressions of interest should be addressed to: Preside della Classe di Lettere e Filosofia, Piazza Cavalieri, 7 I-56126 Pisa, Italy. email applications are welcome and should be sent to, writing HRF-2014 in the subject field.
  • Applications (in Italian or English) should include a CV, a description of current research interests and all relevant information about the applicant.
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2014

University of Cologne (DEU) - 19th & 20th C International History and/or Historical Peace & Conflict StudiesEdit

  • Professorship/Chair (W2/W3) in 19th and 20thC International History and/or Historical Peace and Conflict Studies
  • See original posting (link above) at World/Global History 2014-15

Cultural and/or Social HistoryEdit

Digital Humanities / New MediaEdit

California State University - Fullerton (USA: CA) - Two positionsEdit

  • Two tenure track Assistant Professorships in Digital Humanities and New Media in History, to begin August 2015
  • The new faculty members will teach undergraduate history survey courses; advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their historical fields and in Digital Humanities and New Media; as well as courses in historical writing, theory, and methods.
  • PhD in History or related field must be in hand by August 2015
  • Please submit, in hard copy, a cover letter describing teaching and research experiences and interest, a vita, copy of graduate transcripts, and a writing sample to: Dr. Nancy Fitch, Chair, Department of History, CSU Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92834. Please arrange to have three current letters of recommendation e-mailed directly to Dr. Nancy Fitch at
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014
    • Intend to interview at the AHA Annual Meeting in New York, NY, in January 2015

University of Maryland - Baltimore County (USA: MD) - Media History & Research MethodsEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship, to begin Aug 2015
  • While we are open to all areas of media and communications research and pedagogy, particular areas of interest include media history, social science research methods in media and communication studies, as well as political dimensions of new and emerging media. Scholars with doctorates in communication, media studies, sociology, American studies, history, rhetoric, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching Load 2/3 including core media and communication studies courses at all levels
  • Demonstration of teaching excellence on these topics, particularly in the areas of media history, research methodology, and theory is required. Demonstrated evidence of potential for scholarly productivity is required. Experience teaching courses with digital and/or multi-modal components preferred.
  • Please send cover letter, writing or publication sample, sample syllabi, teaching statement, 3 letters of reference, and cv via Interfolio: questions about the application process, contact Abigail Granger at; for questions about the position, contact Jason Loviglio at
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2014

Economic HistoryEdit

Arizona State University (USA: AZ) - History of Capitalism and Political Economy in Europe and/or US (18th c.-present)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship specializing in the history of capitalism and political economy in Europe and/or the United States, from the 18th century to the present. Anticipated start date: August 2015. 
  • In addition being a member of the School’s history faculty, the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at ASU
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History or an appropriately adjacent field, specializing in the history of capitalism and political economy in Europe and/or the United States, 18th-century to the present, at the time of appointment.
  • Desired qualifications: Broad command of the economic, political, and intellectual history of capitalism and political economy, in modern Europe and/or the United States ... Research focus on (a) the relations between free-market institutions and political liberty in modern history; (b) on the contribution of economic theories and ideologies to the formation of public policy related to major sectors of modern economies such as industry, healthcare, housing  education and related topics; or (c) on the intellectual history of the leading normative principles of modern political economy--economic freedom, growth and efficiency; distributive justice; political liberty, and constitutionalism.
  • To apply, submit the following application materials: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) contact information (name, address, email) for three references and 3) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience, accomplished research and future research plans, and teaching interests. The application should be submitted as a single pdf to with “Assistant Professor-History, Job #10823” in the subject line.
  • Application deadline is 30 Sept. 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed

Environmental HistoryEdit

Georgetown University (USA: DC)Edit

  • Full-time tenure-line faculty position in environmental history at the assistant professor rank.
  • Open to all regional specializations. Research with a transnational or global orientation is particularly welcome. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.
  • The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of academic recommendation, evidence of teaching preparation and/or experience (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.), and a writing sample (completed dissertation chapter or published work). Applicants should apply using at All subsequent communications about the position should be addressed to or Environmental History Search Committee, Department of History, Box 571035, ICC 600, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1034.
  • The deadline for applications is 15 Nov. 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

Ohio State University at Mansfield (USA: OH) - US Environmental HistoryEdit

  • Assistant Professor position in Modern US Environmental History
  • PhD must be in hand at time of appointment
  • The candidate would be expected to teach environmental history courses, the modern U.S. history, and other modern U.S. courses.  We define “environmental history” to encompass the history of material life in all its permutations, including the histories of climate, natural ecologies, agriculture, urban formations, infrastructures, disease, animals, and natural resource use, as well as important cultural and political dimensions, such as perceptions of landscape and nature, environmental inequality, and movement politics. An ability to teach classes with a global and/or comparative perspective is preferred. We seek a candidate who has begun to establish a strong publication record and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We will show preference for candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to the new Mansfield campus major in Integrated Studies in Environmental Studies as well as the College of Arts & Sciences initiative to enhance research and teaching on sustainability, energy, climate change, disease, technology, and development.
  • For a complete position description and application instructions please visit  and search by requisition number 400707.
  • Review begins: 3 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled.

Gender / Women's HistoryEdit

Kennesaw State University (USA: GA)Edit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in History & Interdisciplinary Studies, spec. Women's History and Gender Studies
  • This position is a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Applicants should possess expertise in the study of gender and history, with an expectation of teaching Women’s History and courses in the Gender and Women’s Studies program. The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach in other interdisciplinary programs as well as general education courses as appropriate. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. A Ph.D. in History, Gender Studies, or related field, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability and/or experience is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.
  • The applicant should apply at:
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2014 - first interviews will be conducted by Skype

History EducationEdit

Iowa State University (IA)Edit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor position in History/Social Sciences Education.
  • This position will be expected to teach History courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise graduate and undergraduate students; generate a scholarly publication record; and participate in committees and outreach activities.
  • Responsibilities include an undergraduate course in teaching methodology and student teacher supervision, as well as survey courses and other courses in the candidate's research specialty.
  • Link to Apply:
  • To ensure consideration, submit application by 10-15-2014.

Jewish HistoryEdit

Harvard University (USA: MA) - Professorship in Modern Jewish HistoryEdit

  • William Lee Professor in Modern Jewish History, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • "The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of publication and instruction; she/he will teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for this appointment should also demonstrate intellectual leadership in the field, as well as potential for significant contributions to the Department, the University and the wider scholarly community. An earned doctorate is required"
  • "Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community."
  • "Please submit cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, and research statement through the ARIeS portal at"
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014
    • Intend to begin review on 1 Oct. "with visits to Harvard to follow for the finalists."
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2014-2015

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Modern Middle East Studies & Jewish HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History, to begin Aug 2015
  • Research focus and teaching interests are open, but the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflicts and in the history of Ottoman and mandate Palestine. Interest in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. Ability to contribute to an array of global studies initiatives in the College of the Liberal Arts, focusing on the study of global conflict, cultures, environment, and rights, is a real asset; working with the College’s new Center for Humanities and Information is also possible. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and up to three articles and/or book chapters at Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Sandi Moyer at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014 but position is open until filled

University of Chicago (USA: IL) - Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professorship in Modern Jewish History (Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit

  • The University of Chicago History Department invites applications for the Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professorship in Modern Jewish History.
  • Research interests may be in any region in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs and will be required to teach one undergraduate course per year on the history of the Shoah. It is expected that she or he will participate actively in the Center for Jewish Studies, as well as in the History Department.
  • This appointment will be made at the Tenured Associate or Full Professor rank and will begin on July 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Interested candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at . Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement and a recent published chapter or article.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled or until hard deadline of 6 Jan. 2015; Early application is strongy recommended.

University of South Alabama (USA: AL) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Jewish History [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in the field of Jewish History. 
  • Responsibilities will include program development, research, community outreach, and teaching courses in Jewish history and U. S. or European history. 
  • Minimum qualifications: Ph. D. in Jewish History or closely related field. 
  • Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the referee or appropriate placement office), official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly from the schools attended, and a chapter length writing sample.  Send all materials to: Jewish History Search Committee, Department of History, HUMB 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, 36688.

Military HistoryEdit

Chapman University (USA: CA) - History of War and Society - [Tenured]Edit

  • Tenured Associate Professor in the history of War & Society to direct the Department’s new Masters of Arts in War & Society, and teach both graduate and undergraduate classes.
  • The MA in War and Society expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and its consequences.
  • To apply submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Jennifer Keene at Department Chair, History. Please use "History Position" in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials.
  • Application review begins 1 Oct 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clarkson University (USA:NJ) - History/War StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in in social or cultural, modern U.S., trans-Atlantic or European history, specializing in War Studies.
  • The successful candidate will display excellence in teaching, particularly 20th century transformative conflicts; exhibit strong promise as a researcher; and offer a secondary field of concentration. Candidates with strengths complementing the Department’s emerging focus areas, such as public history/memory, race and ethnicity, and media, are especially encouraged to apply"
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2015
  • To submit your application, go to and click “Career Opportunities” on the left hand navigation bar
  • Review begins: mid-October and position is open until filled.

University of Calgary (CAN: AB)Edit

  • Tenured or Tenure-Track Associate or early career professorship in Military History
  • The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record and the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in military history, as well as to supervise graduate students. The geographical area of specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities will include History/Strategic Studies 655 (“Classics of Strategy,” one of the core courses in the Military and Strategic Studies graduate program), undergraduate military history survey courses, and courses in the successful candidate’s other areas of expertise.
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their candidacy with Dr. Hendrik Kraay, head of the Department of History. Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of written work in electronic form where possible, and three letters of reference.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled.  Applications accepted until position filled.

Political HistoryEdit

University of Greenwich (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in History
  • This vacancy is for a historian with a research specialism in Political 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 Political 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.
  • Apply online: job ref 665
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014

Public HistoryEdit

North Carolina State University (USA: NC) - Open RankEdit

  • Open-rank position in Public History beginning August 2015.
  • The department seeks an outstanding individual who is an active researcher, has applied public history experience, is committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, enjoys close mentoring of students, and works well as part of a team of public history faculty. The position is integral to the department’s new doctoral program in Public History.
  • Any public history specialization other than archives will be considered. In addition to teaching public history courses and advising dissertation work at the graduate level, the successful candidate will teach “traditional” history courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The rank is open, but appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by August 2015.
  • NCSU requires applications to be initiated electronically. For application instructions, please go directly to the posting via
  • Interested applicants must upload a letter of interest, C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and two writing samples—preferably articles or book chapters identified as “Other Document (1),” “Other Document (2),” and so forth. In addition, please have three “hard copy” letters of recommendation submitted to Chair, Public History Search, Department of History, Box 8108, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8108. We encourage you to have your letters of recommendation sent immediately.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2014 and ends when the position is filled
    • Complete applications must arrive no later than December 1, 2014 to ensure consideration for interview at the AHA.

University of Central Lancashire (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Public History
  • Due to impending retirements, we are seeking to recruit an historian with diverse interests, who can contribute to a range of modules in the area of public history. These include community engagement activities with external partners, core modules on the nature and activity of public history, and more traditional areas of the history curriculum. The successful candidate must be able to contribute to the research activity of the group. History is a part of a multi-disciplinary Division including Philosophy and an ability to contribute to other aspects of the Division’s work would be an advantage.
  • Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form
  • SHORT Deadline: 31 Aug. 2014

University of Illinois - Springfield (USA:IL) - American & PublicEdit

Religious HistoryEdit

See also: Religious Studies 2014-2015Edit

Urban HistoryEdit

New York University (USA: NY) [Multiple positions; some senior]Edit

  • Three mid-career faculty positions: tenured Assoc Prof or Full Prof, to begin on/after 15 Jan 2015
  • Candidates must be "in the humanities with areas of specialization in the study of cities, urbanism, and the urban environment"
  • Applicants are invited from across the range of humanities disciplines. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to: the history of cities; architectural history; the humanistic study of urban design or urban ecology; and social and cultural urban processes, past and present.
  • Applications must include a curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references, a letter of application, and a writing sample (published article or book chapter).
  • To apply, please visit: and follow the application instructions.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 21 May 2014]
  • Intend to interview on campus Fall 2014
  • Any news on this? (June 4)
  • None here (July 7) x 2
  • Rejection email (7/22)

University of Basel (CHE) - Professorship in History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism Edit

  • Tenure tracked or tenured Professorship in History & Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at the assistant, associate or full professor level.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2014
  • See full post (link above) at Art History 2014-2015

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