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Alfred University (USA: NY) - Cultural/Social/Intellectual HistorianEdit

  • Alfred University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in History (Cultural/Social/Intellectual Historian).
  • Candidates must be able to teach general education survey courses and offer courses in Latin American, African, or Asian history.
  • The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Human Studies, including history philosophy, religious studies, and interdisciplinary art, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Teaching load will be three courses per semester, 4 hours per course.
  • Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs will be considered.
  • Send application letter, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., student or peer evaluations) to Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802; or email application to with "History" in the subject line.
  • Deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Direct inquiries for further information can be addressed to Professor Emrys Westacott at


Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Architectural History - 18th & 19th CEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in European architectural history, eighteenth- to mid-nineteenth century
  • PhD expected by start date
  • Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as supervision of undergraduate independent work and doctoral dissertations...teaching experience and publication record is an advantage
  • Apply online at: with cover letter, CV, writing sample, and names and contact information of three references, who will be invited to submit letters of recommendation directly through this site
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2017.

Cultural and/or Social History Edit

Digital Humanities / New Media Edit

Economic History Edit

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (CHE) - [Open Rank] InternationalEdit

  • Associate Professor of International History with a specialisation in Economic and/or Financial History, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • The Institute is seeking to recruit a person either at the rank of assistant professor (with at least three years experience) or of associate professor (or in a similar position). Candidates must hold a PhD in history or in economy. They must have an outstanding teaching and research track record in the field of international history and be able to make a significant long-term contribution to the field of Economic and/or Financial History.
  • The selected candidate must show an interest in comparative analysis and methodological innovation. The ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines will be an asset.
  • The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of International History. She or he will also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s theses in the Institute’s interdisciplinary programmes and possibly contribute to executive education programmes.
  • The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2017.

Harvard Business School (USA:MA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship (public policy, democratic governance, political economy, law, economic development, business-government relations, international institutions, and/or international relations), to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • see full posting, link above, at Open Field or Mixed Hire History 2016-17

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng)Edit

  • 'career track' Assistant Professorship in Economic History
  • Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, by the post start date. In addition candidates should have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications, and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Candidates must demonstrate expertise and research interests in Economic History or a related discipline, and the ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential.
  • To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Jennie Stayner,
  • Deadline: 22 Oct. 2017.

University of York (USA:Eng) - [Non-TT]Edit

  • Lecturer, Fixed Term for 19 months, in Economic History, to begin 1 January 2018
  • Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in Economic History, contributing to and leading in the delivery of our existing modules for Economics undergraduates. You may also contribute to teaching in other areas of Economics, which may include quantitative, and/or the supervision of MSc dissertations on appropriate topics.
  • You will have a PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economic History, History or Economics. You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 30 Aug. 2017.

Environmental History Edit

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - Environmental Humanities (incl. History)Edit

  • The Bi-College Department of Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College invites applications for two full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies to begin August 1, 2018.
  • One position is in Environmental Humanities and the Arts (broadly defined) and the other in Environmental Social Sciences (broadly defined). Successful candidates will be joining a newly established Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or other terminal degree requirements by the start date.
  • For the Environmental Humanist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the humanities or arts, including philosophy, history, literary and/or visual studies, critical theory, cultural studies or the creative arts. For the Environmental Social Scientist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography, economics, political science or sociology.
  • For both positions, we seek individuals with the type of interdisciplinary graduate training common to Ph.D. programs in Environmental Studies, with a preference for candidates who hold their terminal degree in Environmental Studies.
  • Candidates must show demonstrated promise in research and a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty members filling these positions will teach courses at all levels in our Environmental Studies curriculum, including our mid-level Environmental Service Learning course. For both positions, we welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching address issues at the intersection of the environment and social justice, ethics, race, class, and gender. We are looking for candidates excited by the opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our new Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Prior experience teaching in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is desirable.
  • To apply for the Environmental Humanist position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy by October 2, 2017 to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: In addition, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee. Applications received by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Loyola University, Maryland (USA:MD) - European Environmental (post-1700)Edit

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in European Environmental History (post-1700), inc. Russia, excl. Germany, to begin Aug 2018
  • See full posting at European History 2017-18

Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College (USA:MI)Edit

  • 'tenure system, academic year' Assistant Professorship of Environmental History
  • Preference for a scholar whose research focuses on water and with an additional focus on one or more of the following: borderlands, social justice, race, subaltern, indigenous, colonialism, and post-colonial studies
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History or an allied field, such as the History of Science or Science and Technology Studies, and expertise in both Environmental History and History of Science. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focus on questions about issues like water management, distribution, or pollution. Time period and geographic area are open.
  • Duties include (1) teaching three small LBC undergraduate courses annually in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) on topics in the history of science, technology, and the environment; (2) teaching one course on environmental history annually in HST; (3) maintaining an active program of research in environmental history via publication (including peer-reviewed scholarly publication), grant activity, and research-related outreach and engagement; and (4) typical academic service duties in LBC and HST, with duties in each reflecting the split appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrable records of success in peer-reviewed publication, the use of evidence-based teaching methods, the teaching of environmental history and the history of science, and promoting the value of inclusion via one’s teaching, research, or service (see:
  • Application materials must be uploaded by the candidate to the Careers @ MSU page at The job number for this position is 466185. Complete applications will include a C.V., teaching portfolio (see guidelines at:, a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise and qualifications for the duties described above, and an article or chapter length writing sample. In addition, three letters of recommendation that together address the candidate’s teaching experience and research expertise must be uploaded by the recommenders to MSU’s application system; the letters from the recommendation will be solicited after a candidate completes and submits their application.
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2017 review will contiue until position filled.

North Carolina State University (USA:NC) - TT Open Rank - Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program - Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) (incl. History)Edit

  • We seek social scientists whose work will contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations and is anchored in underserved communities. Training in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies would be welcome as would a disciplinary background in fields such as anthropology, environmental sciences, history, international development, policy science, and public health. Specific research approaches may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice/equity, design and evaluation of behavioral and community interventions, gender studies, and behavioral psychology. Geographic expertise is expected in the Global South, with some preference for regions with the greatest needs in the WaSH domain. Rank is open with some preference for candidates positioned to take on leadership roles within the cluster.
  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and that identifies potential home departments in the College of Natural Resources or the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via A comprehensive review of applications will begin on 15 August and continue until the positions are filled, with an expected start date of Fall 2018.
  • LINK:

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Environmental Humanities (incl. History)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  • The successful candidatea€™s primary appointment will be in either the Department of Anthropology or the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.
  • This will be the first in a cluster of appointments (in other departments across the School of Arts and Sciences) in various aspects of the environmental humanities, all of which are meant to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in helping such a program to grow, and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
  • Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
  • Applications should be submitted on-line at and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin October 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Gender / Women's History / History of SexualityEdit

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) - History of Gender and/or Sexuality (pref. post-1800)Edit

  • The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant- or tenured associate-rank professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality, with an anticipated start date on or about July 1, 2018.
  • Open to scholars in any geographic or chronological field, as well as transnational historians. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work is deeply engaged with and contributes to one or more of the following: feminist, queer, gender, queer-of-color, and trans theories/studies. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose work has a post-1800 focus and is not limited to the USA.
  • Queer, trans, and other scholars of color are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required in history or in a related field with a historical focus (such as Gender and Sexuality Studies).
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online via Interfolio at
  • Materials will begin to be reviewed on 1 Oct.  2017.

Kennesaw State University (USA: GA) - History and Interdisciplinary Studies (Women's History and Gender and Women's Studies)Edit

  • Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies. This position is a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. 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 undergraduate and graduate programs as well as general education courses. 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. Faculty teach courses in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
  • Required Education, qualifications, and experience: A Ph.D. in History, Gender Studies, or related field, or the foreign equivalent, is required by time of hire, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at KSU, enrolling more than 7000 students in 30 undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of History and Philosophy offers a B.A. in History, a B.S. in History Education, and a B.A. in Philosophy. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department offers an M.A. in American Studies, a B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies, and minors in Gender and Women’s Studies and six other areas. For more information on the two departments, see and
  • For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit
  • Apply at:
  • Applications received by October 3, 2017, will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype or phone in mid-October.

University of California - Los Angeles (USA:CA) - Gender & SexualityEdit

  • Tenure track assistand professorship in the History of Gender and Sexuality, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Specialism is open
  • All candidates should have completed their PhD, in history or related field, no later than June 30, 2018.
  • The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at to upload their information for this position. Documents should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, sample syllabi and three letters of recommendation. This position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017.

Virginia Commonwealth University (USA: VA) - Modern LGBTQ HistoryEdit

  • The Department of History at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Modern LGBTQ History, with a preferred specialization in oral history. This position is one of three tenure-eligible searches in LGBTQ Studies taking place in a range of disciplinary settings during the academic year 2017-18 as a major hiring initiative in the College of Humanities and Sciences to strengthen LGBTQ scholarship and course offerings at VCU. These three new hires will work alongside other faculty with expertise in LGBTQ topics across the College and the University to expand VCU's LGBTQ-related curriculum, research profile, and community engagement efforts.
  • The successful candidate must have proof that all requirements for Ph.D. are complete prior to August 1, 2018, will have a clearly defined research agenda, and will demonstrate potential for scholarship and teaching that complements and expands existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • Please apply online at Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample under the website's category for “Other Document”). Three letters of reference are required. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Richard Godbeer, chair of the search committee, at
  • Start date will be August 16, 2018.
  • The deadline for applications is 1 Nov. 2017.

Intellectual HistoryEdit

Legal HistoryEdit

Military History/History of War Edit

Chapman University (USA:CA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history
  • The History Department seeks applicants with research and teaching interests in the history of War & Society. 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.
  • The successful candidate would teach undergraduate and graduate classes, and also have administrative responsibilities in the Department’s Master of Arts in War & Society. Details about the MA in War & Society are available at
  • A doctoral degree, strong publication record, evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity, evidence of effective teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required. Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, and a list with the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Jennifer Keene, Search Chair at Please use "History Position" as the email subject line.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2017 and will continue until the position is filled
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including references.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - non-Western war/conflict/mass violenceEdit

  • Tenure track Instructor in History, whose scholarship concerns war, conflict, or mass violence in non-Western contexts, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • The ideal candidate is a broadly-trained historian of the non-Western world, able to demonstrate an ability to design and teach innovative courses on war and its social, political, and/or cultural dimensions.
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year "This load comprises first-year undergraduate History courses with a global focus at UBC Vantage College as well as undergraduate courses at various levels (including third- and fourth-year) in the Department of History...they are expected to dedicate 2/3 of teaching workload towards the Arts stream of the University’s international program, Vantage College ("
  • Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses.
  • As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:
  • Applications are to be submitted online ... through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent in care of Ms. Janet Mui,, by the same deadline. Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Instructor Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017.

University of Maryland (USA:MD) - US MilitaryEdit

Virginia Tech (USA:VA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Military History/War and Society, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Geographical focus and chronological period are open. We particularly encourage applicants who take a War and Society approach to military history, covering such topics as the social, cultural, political, technological, and economic dimensions of warfare; civilian-military and homefront-battlefield relations; the impact of war on soldiers, civilians, veterans, and the environment; and the causes, commemoration, and consequences of war.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • applicant must have an ability to teach a survey course in modern military history and to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses; and a record demonstrating a promise of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the department’s War and Society minor.
  • Candidates must apply online at and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s interest in and/or experience working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations (upload under “Doc 2”), and contact information for three references, who will be invited to submit their letters of recommendation online.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2017


Political History Edit

Public History Edit

Colorado State University (USA:CO)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History, to begin 16 Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate must show evidence of teaching, scholarship, and/or public history practices that incorporate methodologies in digital history and/or new media. The research field is open; desirable specializations include: public lands, Indigenous history, sites of conscience, or environmental history. The department has been a pioneer in public history and is especially interested in receiving applications from candidates who can teach broadly within public history at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Applications Must Include: Letter of interest, Curriculum vitae, Graduate transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, A writing sample (article or chapter length), A piece of digital scholarship or teaching, or a new media project. To submit this, please provide a hyperlink to the piece/project. Online links should be embedded in a Word document separate from other submission materials and should be accessible by direct link (i.e. no further registration is required), Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available
  • For full consideration: 20 Oct. 2017 but position open until filled.

George Mason University (USA: VA) - Digital History / Public History (Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Prof.)Edit

  • The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a digital historian to direct the Division of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. The successful applicant will also have a tenure-line position in the Department of History and Art History at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • The director of the Public Projects division is responsible for supervising a staff of six developers, designers, project managers and four graduate research assistants, and initiating and leading grant-funded projects such as digital collections and exhibits, open-source software, and training in digital literacy and skills. The director collaborates with the other senior staff to manage the Center, represent it to the wider community, and plan its overall direction.
  • The teaching load is 2-1. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in​ digital history and public history, graduate/undergraduate research seminars, and new courses as desired.
  • Candidates are expected to have the following qualifications: a Ph.D. in history; a strong record of teaching and scholarly publication; a record of successfully initiating and completing digital history projects; project management ​experience; and experience in obtaining and administering significant external grant funding. Special preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in public history.
  • For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7184z at; complete and submit the online application, along with application letter and CV; and e-mail three letters of reference to Susie LeBlanc at Questions about the search should be directed to Dr. Suzanne Smith, Search Committee Chair,
  • Review of applications will begin after December 1 201​7​, and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant who applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those ​who might require sponsorship.

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (USA:AL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorshp in Public History
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach the department’s Introduction to Public History survey course, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialization.
  • The successful candidate also will be expected to expand our public history internship program, and to establish appropriate relationships in the community and profession. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to partner with the University’s established programs in Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, and Archival Studies. Ability to teach one of our core History surveys desirable but not required.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, vita, a syllabus for an introductory course in public history, and an article-length writing sample or comparable evidence of scholarship. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Kari Frederickson, Chair, Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Box 870212, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212. Please direct any inquiries to
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.

Religious History Edit

Wheaton College (USA:IL) - American ChristianityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of American Christianity, to begin Aug. 2018
  • See full posting (link above) North_American_History_2017-18

Urban HistoryEdit

Towson University (USA: MD) - Urban History/Metropolitan Studies post-1800Edit

  • The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in Urban History/Metropolitan Studies post-1800, in the Department of History beginning August 2018.
  • ABDs may apply, but PhD is required when position commences in August 2018.
  • Geographical region is open; however, the committee especially welcomes applications from candidates whose work focuses on the comparative study of two or more regions of the world. Demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly potential. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and active participation in service to the department, college and university.
  • Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Contribute to Towson’s Metropolitan Studies program and teach outside of the History Department in Towson’s Freshman Seminar Program, the Honors College and the Graduate Program.
  • Please submit a letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three references by December 1, 2017 to The letter should contain a description of your research, as well as four proposed courses in urban history: two at the upper division and two at the lower division level. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Please send questions regarding the position to

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