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Last Year's Page: North American History 2012-13

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See also: American Studies 2014 and Ethnic Studies 2013-2014


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  • ABD: 30
  • Postdoc: 16
  • VAP: 12
  • Adjuncting PhD: 7
  • TT but looking for a new job: 14
  • Tenured but looking for a new job: 3
  • Lecturer: 7
  • Employed in academia (Tenured or TT) but reading out of curiosity: 5
  • Fully employed outside of academia: 7
  • Partly employed outside of academia:2
  • Unemployed PhD: 3
  • Search Committee Member:
  • Just looking: 
  • Need to get a life: 
  • No Future: 2
  • Miserable in a department that in no way should retain its accreditation: 2
  • Just Miserable:
  • Depressed, but hopeful grad student at the comps stage: 1
  • My future happiness depends on my academic spouse getting another job: 5
  • Idealistic pants salesman looking for a change in careers: 2
  • Willing to work anywhere, for anything, as long as isn't what I'm doing now: 1
  • Just defended, will graduate in December: 1
  • MA Adjunct 
  • Just confirming my incredibly smart decision to abandon academia: 5

TOTAL: 92 09/04/2014 <----Remember to update total!!

Canadian & non-U.S. HistoryEdit

McGill University - Early Canadian History (Non-TT Lecturer)Edit

  • The Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University is looking to fill a non-tenure-track 24-month position as faculty lecturer (1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015) in the field of Early Canadian History, including topics such as indigenous history, empire, etc.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest addressed to Prof. Elizabeth Elbourne, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations from one course - either as a course lecturer or as a teaching assistant, and three letters of reference uploaded by the referees, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3415. Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.history@mcgill.ca.
  • Review of applications will begin on 10 November 2013 to guarantee full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Kent (UK) - History of the AmericasEdit

University of Ottawa (Can.) - w/specialisation in Aboriginal HistoryEdit

  • Tenure stream assistant professorship in Canadian History with specialisation in Aboriginal History, to begin 1 Jan. 2015
  • Ph.D. in History preferred
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The primary appointment is in History, but with a regular teaching load of 2 courses in the Aboriginal Studies program. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students writing theses or major research papers, to publish actively, to develop a strong research programme, and to participate in departmental activities in both official languages (English and French)."
  • Candidates should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, two recent publications and three confidential letters of recommendation sent under separate cover) to: Eda Kranakis, Interim Chair, Department of History, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier East Av., 9th floor (room 9101A), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5
  • Deadline: 1 Jul. 2014
  • Four on campus interviews occured in early Sept.

University of Saskatchewan (Can.) - Canadian Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor who specializes in Canadian Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer History, to begin 1 July 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "The appointee’s expertise will fall into the Department’s identified signature area in Native-Newcomer/Aboriginal History. The Department welcomes candidates who show familiarity as well with, and whose expertise complements, one or more of its other areas of the Department’s research specialization: History of the Great Plains; Environmental History; Science, Medicine and Health; Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth-Century Politics, Culture and Public Policy. The Department is interested in candidates with research and teaching interest in Aboriginal identities, comparative Aboriginal history, Aboriginal cultural history, Aboriginal policies, and community-engaged teaching and research. Aboriginal scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicant who is selected will be an expert on Canada and/or one or more of its regions, and will specialize in post-contact Native-Newcomer/Aboriginal History. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Canadian History survey courses as well as more specialized undergraduate courses in Canadian Aboriginal/Native-Newcomer History and participate in the Department’s active graduate program"
  • "Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference, and send letters of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience, and sample of scholarly writing to: Dr. Jim Handy, Head, Department of History, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5."
  • Deadline: 8th Nov. 2013
  • Offer made and accepted. May 2014

University of Toronto - St George (Can)Edit

  • Tenure stream assistant professorship in the History of Canada, to start 1 July 2014
  • "The candidate’s research may focus on any topic within Canadian historical studies, but should show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization.  We seek a candidate who will complement our existing strengths.  The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014 or scheduled defense, a record of excellent scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Qualifications include the ability to teach an undergraduate Canadian History survey as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.  Graduate teaching will include thematic and specialized seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students"
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2013 but position is open until filled
  • 95 applications
  • Long list interviews underway.
  • On campus interview scheduled (12/19)
  • Four candidates have interviews scheduled in February
  • Appointment made

University of Western Ontario - Huron University College - Canadian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence 1 July 2014.
  • "The successful candidate will contribute to the department's modules by teaching 2.5 full courses per year (which will alternate between a co-taught first year course on world history, second- year and third year courses in Canadian History, and new courses in his/her area of specialization), maintaining a research program, and participating in the administrative life of the department and university. The department is particularly interested in applicants with research interest in First Nations, environmental and/or gender history."
  • Review of applications will begin on 31 October 2013 and continue until the position is filled. 
  • Any news on this? (Jan. 12)
  • Second-hand information. But offer made. (Jan 14) x2
  • Offer accepted.

Mixed / Open SpecialtyEdit

Arizona State University (AZ) - Non-TT Instructors in Religious Studies / US HistoryEdit

  • The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for full time instructors in US History and in Religious Studies for the 2014-15 academic year to start August 16, 2014. The positions are one–year, non-tenure track positions. The positions are renewable on an annual basis contingent upon sufficient enrollment, availability of resources, performance, and the needs of the unit. The successful candidates will teach courses in US History and Religions of the World, Religion in America, American Religious Traditions, Ritual, Symbol, and Myth, and other courses in his or her areas of competence, as called upon.
  • Required qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or Religious Studies at time of appointment, have experience teaching online at the university level, and the ability to teach US History courses, Religions of the World; Ritual, Symbol, and Myth; and other courses in area of competence. Desired qualifications Experience in teaching both online and in person at the undergraduate level, especially large classes and survey classes.
  • To apply, candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and 3) contact information for three professional references (including the nature of their relationship to applicant).  Application materials should be sent as a single pdf to shprsjobs@asu.edu with “Instructor Job #10797” in the subject line.
  • Application deadline is July 18, 2014, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.

Arizona State University - US/Mexico BorderlandsEdit

Arkansas Tech University - CANCELLED Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in US History, to begin mid-August 2014
  • Successful applicant must have a specialization within the broad field of U.S. History, with the ability to teach the introductory surveys in U.S. History as well as upper-level specialized courses. Preferred research and teaching in Colonial America. Ability to teach courses in Arkansas History and African American History a plus.
  • ABD required, PhD desired
  • Send letter of application, vita, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation ... to Dr. Jeff Woods, U.S. History Search Committee, Department of History and Political Science, Arkansas Tech University, Witherspoon 255, Russellville, AR 72801.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Got this email (10/18): "Due to unanticipated changes in our butget, we regret to inform you that the Assistant Professor position will not be filled."  Looks like this one's toast.

Butler University (IN) - to 1877Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "Successful candidates will teach a mix of introductory and upper-division topics courses. Specialty open with a preference for broadly trained social, cultural, or political historians. Candidates with teaching or research interests in comparative colonialisms, the history of science, public history or museum studies are especially welcome"
  • teaching load is 3-3
  • " Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample course syllabi and recent course evaluations), a sample of published work or other scholarly research in progress, and three letters of reference. Letters of reference should be sent under a separate cover. Complete application packets should be emailed to Vivian Deno, Chair, Early America Search at [deleted wrong email address] with the subject line “U.S. search." [edited: Please send your materials to earlyamericanhistory@butler.edu ]
  • review begins: 8 Nov. 2013 and continues until filled
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • How many here have applied? 
  • Me, heard nothing (x 9)
  • Received confirmation email: "We will begin reviewing applications on Nov. 8 and plan to invite candidates the first week of December to interview at the AHA in January 2014. "
  • No news yet, but I emailed a query to search chair on Fri. 12/14 & will post if I hear back.
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/16 x3
  • received rejection via email (12/19)
  • Has anyone else not heard? (12/20) --> I am in limbo with you. (x5)
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/15
  • Friend of mine accepted an offer. (As of 2/13)

California Institute of Technology - American Social HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of American Social History, to begin Fall 2014
  • Appropriate specialties include social science history, race relations, women, demography, or politics, in any period of American History. We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. The term of initial appointment is normally four years, and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.
  • Interested candidates should apply electronically via: click here to submit an electronic application. Candidates unable to apply electronically may send a letter of application describing their current research, a vita, and three letters of recommendation: Chair, American Social History Search, HSS 228-77 Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. 
  • Deadline dates for applications is 15 Nov. 2013, but consideration of applications will begin upon receipt.
  • NOTE: similar search was conducted last year: see US History 2012-13
  • Does anyone on here know what happened last year?  They reported receiving over 450 applications - it's hard to believe they couldn't find anyone to hire out of a pool that big.
  • Rumor is that they were turned down by their #1 choice who got an even better job, and the university's regulations prohibit them from offering to #2 even when they like the candidate.  So they have to re-run the search.
  • Indeed that is what happened-- I know the person who got offered this job last year and she went elsewhere, hence the replay.
  • does anyone happen to know the field of the person who got the job last year?
  • Request for more materials (10/28)
  • Any more info on this? (11/20)
  • "My understanding is that they are, like last year, swamped with applications. It could be a while." [restored this deleted info AFII (talk) 09:28, November 22, 2013 (UTC)]
  • Request for writing samples (11/25) (x2)
  • Those who heard back: was it via e-mail or the application website?
  • I heard via email.
  • Request for AHA Interview (12/17)
  • Job talks in February (see calendar ) -- was an offer made?
  • Stale PhDs need not apply! Woe unto those who do not land a TT job in the first three years.
  • Thoughtful rejection email. 378 applications (3/19)
  • I withdrew from this position two months ago yet received a rejection email today. Go figure (3/19)

California State University - Stanislaus - Post-Civil War USEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History
  • "The person appointed to this position must be able to teach courses in U.S. history from Reconstruction to World War II and from World War II to the present, as well as a one-semester introductory survey and courses in areas of specialization.  Preferred areas of expertise include African-American History, Public History, U.S. Diplomatic History, Native American History, and/or Western U.S. History.  Secondary teaching fields in African and/or Middle Eastern history are also desirable"
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2013
  • (funding pending)
  • "A complete application must include an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a vita; three letters of recommendation; and (if possible) evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. "
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Invited to interview at the AHA (Dec. 6)
  • AHA interview 12/6
  • campus interviews scheduled for late Feb./early Mar.
  • Position has been accepted (3/26)

Cardiff University (UK) - Early Career Teaching & ResearchEdit

  • Tenured (permanent) faculty position with five year Early Career reduced admin load for researchers in North American History
  • "This permanent post  provides the opportunity for individuals to progress to senior lectureships [~Asst/Full Prof.] following successful probation."
  • "We have created a specific programme for the development of early career academics, providing significant professional and financial support towards a successful research and teaching career. We give you the space to enhance your research expertise and hone your skills as an educator through a reduced teaching load and a development programme throughout your first years with us. In addition, a generous personal research budget gives you the freedom to invest in your own individual development, extend your national and international networks and provide the financial support you need to excel within your field"
  • For more information, please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk  [vacancy no 1994BR]
  • [29 Mar: the vacancy is not currently shown on the university's vacancy page AFII (talk) 09:50, March 28, 2014 (UTC)] UPDATE:  Job ad has re-appeared [April 10, 2014]
  • Deadline: 1 May 2014.

Coastal Carolina University - American Military History in a Global ContextEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of American Military History in a Global context, to begin Aug. 2014
  • The candidate must be able to teach a range of survey courses in service of the University's Core Curriculum and a rotation of upper-level courses in military history. The appointment will be effective August 2014.
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses/ year which "may include limited opportunities for teaching evening, weekend, study-abroad, summer and distance-learning courses"
  • The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. in the field, exhibit scholarly promise, and possess a sound record of teaching excellence.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include an online application, letter of application that outlines teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and scholarship or scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae listing at least three (3) references with contact information; and three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 10 Jan 2014 (although ad states Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled)
  • Intend to conduct preliminary telephone interviews in mid-Jan
  • Any updates? (1/19)
  • Heard through the grapevine that perspective candidates have been contacted and that phone interviews will be conducted this week, (1/19)
  • Job description fits a lecturer already employed at CCU
  • Search suspended due to budget situation (3/11) exact same thing happened in 2011: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/U.S._History,_2010-2011

Cornell University (NY) - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • 1-year VAP in United States History, to begin August 2014
  • "We are interested in social, political, or policy historians whose scholarship engages questions of work, labor, inequality, immigration, ethnicity, business, or political culture. Scholars whose research places the U. S. in an interdisciplinary, comparative, and/or transnational perspective are particularly welcome."
  • "Teaching requirements include an introduction to U.S. labor and working class history (defined broadly), plus upper-division lecture and writing courses on the candidate’s areas of expertise, for a total of two courses each semester. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed dissertation and demonstrated potential in scholarly research and teaching."
  • "Questions about this position should be directed to Prof. Jefferson Cowie (cowie@cornell.edu).  Interested candidates should submit paper copies of a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a vita, and three reference letters to: History Search Committee, c/o Rhonda Clouse, 374 Ives Hall, ILR School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
  • Review begins: 1 Apr. 2014

Eastern Connecticut State University - Early/African AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American History, to start Aug 2014.
  • "The successful candidate must be prepared to teach survey courses in Early American History, upper division courses in ante-bellum history, and courses in the university's Liberal Arts Core. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach African American history."
  • "Teaching experience and Ph.D. in History preferred; ABD in History close to completion considered."
  • "Interested applicants should send electronically: a letter of application, teaching philosophy, CV, ad three letters of recommendation to Dr. Barbara Tucker, Search Committee Chair at tuckerb@easternct.edu"
  • Deadline: not stated in current ad
  • Applied (x2)
  • Invited for phone interview (05 DEC x1)
  • Failed search?? (3/12)
  • Search failed

Eastern Connecticut State University - Public & Digital HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Public and Digital History, to begin Aug 2014.
  • "Teaching  experience and Ph.D. in American History or American Studies preferred.  ABD close to completion will be considered."
  • "The successful candidate must be able to teach survey courses in American History, upper division courses in his/her area of specialization, and courses in the university’s Liberal Arts Core"
  • "Interested applicants should send electronically a letter of application, teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jamel Ostwald, Chair of the Search Committee, to ostwaldj@easternct.edu"
  • Deadline: Not stated in current ad
  • Contacted by email for a phone interview (12/4) x4
  • Campus visits scheduled for the month of February
  • Search failed

Evergreen State College (WA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in US History, to begin 2014/15 academic year
  • "Qualifying fields should include the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as the position requires the ability to teach major themes and events from the colonial period to the present within the broad scope of U.S. social and cultural history. Area of specialization open, but we have specific needs in women's history, gender and transgender history and the history of sexuality, labor history, and the history of race and ethnicity."
  • "Evergreen coordinated studies programs are inquiry-based and thematically driven, and over the course of a career the successful candidate will team-teach with colleagues from the arts, social sciences, sciences, and humanities. Given these opportunities and challenges, applicants are invited to address in their letters of application their vision of innovative approaches to teaching historical methods of research, interpretation, and writing in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and inquiry-based classroom."
  • To apply and for more information please see our website
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • Email acknowledgment that application is complete. They will telephone finalists for interviews and notify by snail mail those not chosen for interviews. (11/21)x5
  • Does anyone know if they'll be doing AHA interviews?--In previous years, apparently, their  preliminary interviews have been conducted over the telephone.
  • Any leads on this one? (12/11) x3
  • Email request for phone interview (12/12)
  • Email rejection (12/16) x4
  • Anyone else without a rejection or a phone interview request? (12/16) Yes, I'm still waiting. (x4) Maybe we're on the "long list"?
  • Has there been any more news for this one? (1/9)
  • I followed up with them and they had apparently sent a rejection email on Dec. 16, but it had a typo so didn't reach me.  Just FYI if anyone else was still waiting. (1/9)
  • Two job talks scheduled, January 14 and January 16 (1/10)
  • There was a third job talk on January 28.

Freie Universitat Berlin (Ger.) - Junior Professorship in North American History [non-TT]Edit

  • Junior Professorship in North American History (salary grade W1)
  • The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of three years. Provided that her or his performance is thereafter evaluated positively, employment may be extended for three more years.
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD with an excellent dissertation in North American History, experience in university teaching and research (preferably internationally) as well as experience with sponsored research. A research focus in North American History before 1850 is desirable. She or he will be familiar with aspects of Gender Studies and have an excellent command of English and German."
  • "Applications quoting the reference code JP Geschichte NoAm should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects...Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Dekanat, z. Hd. Frau Emmrich-Willingham, Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin, Germany
  • Deadline: 18 Apr. 2014

Friends University (KS) - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin no later than Aug. 2014
  • Responsibilities include teaching in United States History and related history courses in a traditional liberal arts college at the undergraduate level...
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in American Studies or History. ABDs with evidence of anticipated completion will be considered; Background in contemporary history/politics; Demonstrated passion for and effectiveness in teaching and assessment with a strong commitment to student engagement.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three to five years of experience teaching History at the college level ... preparation to teach African American/Mexican American history and/or non-Western history; Experience initiating international study abroad courses; Knowledge of Kansas or Midwestern US History.
  • APPLICATIONS: Please visit our web site at http://www.friends.edu/employment to apply. Curriculum vitae, names and phone numbers of three professional references (please note the online application will only require two references to be completed but you must submit three written recommendations) and cover letter must be attached to the online application.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Looking for clarification on the rec letters: The job ad states that you must submit three letters, but it also states that those letters will only be required of finalists. The online application had no instructions on sending rec letters. I assume this means they'll contact people if they want the letters, but otherwise don't bother. Anyone have any clue on this? 
  • They want you to submit the contact info for three references, I assume. They will ask for letters only from finalists.  I'm more troubled by the fact that they want you to cut and paste your cover letter, and give you only 600 words.
  • Having served on a couple search committees I'll say this: the best qualified candidates don't need more than 600 words to explain why we should give them a look.  Here's an example of a great 9-word cover letter that would get you any job you wanted: "I'm Bill Cronon.  I wrote Changes in the Land."
  • Bill Cronon is leaving Wisconsin for Friends U? No wonder the job market is so competitive! I guess the next thing you'll be telling us is that Tom Sugrue is a lock for the Asuza Pacific job.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this job? (11/18)
  • Failed Search. Recieved an email today which read in part "we have decided to reevaluate this position and will not fill it for the 2014-2015 academic year." [posted 11/21]
  • Got email saying they have "re-evaluated" and decided not to fill this position this year. (11/21)
  • Glad I didn't waste the money on applying. I guess they decided that Bill Cronon wasn't available after all.[restored this deleted info - originally posted by two different users AFII (talk) 09:30, November 22, 2013 (UTC)]
  • Probably because they were holding out for Sugrue.

Illinois College - [non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Two year Visiting Assistant Professorship in US History
  • PhD in hand by 1 Aug. 2014 preferred
  • Teaching load 3/3 [four-credit courses] " Candidates must be able to offer a 2-semester US History survey. Research field and teaching specialty are open, with preference for candidates who specialize in African American History and/or Borderlands History. Ability to teach a World Civilization survey is a plus."
  • "Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, course evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three reference letters to Professor Steve Hochstadt, c/o Ms. Elise Meyer, Office of Academic Affairs, Illinois College, 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650, or to deansearch@ic.edu."
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2014 and continues until filled
  • Has anybody heard anything on this job (3/6)?
  • Formal rejection: They wanted an African Americanist
  • Formal rejection letter; hired PhD Candidate from U of Georgia. Congrats!

Indiana University (PA) - Public history w/pref for US HistoryEdit

James Madison University (VA) - Public and US HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public and US History, to begin late Aug. 2014
  • Candidates must have ">ability to teach U.S. History Survey in the General Education program. Ability to teach Historic Preservation or historic site/museum management, and willingness to develop courses incorporating Mid-Atlantic local or regional history strongly desired"
  • PhD in hand by start date
  • Applications "must include the completed JOBLINK Application, available at https://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/employment/prospective, to assure consideration. In addition, candidates must send a letter of application, c.v., unofficial transcript, statement of teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Raymond M. Hyser, Chair, Search Committee, History Department-MSC 2001, 58 Bluestone Drive, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807"
  • Review begins: 3 Dec. 2013
  • Offer made and accepted Feb. 2014. 

Lafayette College - History of Race and Ethnicity in the USEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor specializing in the history of race and ethnicity in the United States.
  • An ability to teach courses in African-American history is required, and an interest in global and/or comparative perspectives is welcomed.
  • Your application should include a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and a teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi for proposed courses)
  • Questions may be directed to the head of the History Department, Professor Joshua Sanborn (sanbornj@lafayette.edu).
  • Please apply by uploading your materials to: http://history.lafayette.edu/job-opportunities
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014
  • Interviews will be conducted at the AHA annual meeting in Washington D.C.
  • rejection email received 11/7, states they have selected 12 candidates out of over 200 applicants to interview at AHA (x14)
  • 6 days after the deadline?
  • I was discussing this with a friend who also applied to this position. It wouldn't surprise me if they started making a short list early in the process, then just benchmarked incoming CVs against their list. This is the kind of school that will attract lots of folks on the TT (or with tenure) who are looking for a new place; those kinds of folks will have more impressive CVs than those of us scrambling to stay above water, VAPing, sending out dozens of apps, and hoping that we can beat this dysfunctional labor market. That, or they cancelled classes this week and just plowed through the pile. 
  • Agreed to the above.  I have a PhD in hand, a full-time job, and a book and I did not get an interview.  This is not to say that I think I'm a shoe-in for any job, but I would not be at all surprised if they're interviewing candidates who are a few years into the tenure track, or at the Associate Professor rank.  [replaced 8 Nov. after deletion - PLEASE use preview to make sure you're not removing text when you add comments AFII (talk) 08:04, November 8, 2013 (UTC)]
  • I have to say, I wasn't impressed.  This job specifically requsted a bunch of new syllabi, made from scratch, and tailored to their job ad on the first round. There's no way that they read those materials.  Why demand a bunch of materials that are time-consuming to produce that you have no intention of reading?  Just because you can?  And to address female PhDs as "Ms?" Completely unprofessional. x8
  • I'll never understand why first-round applications require anything other than CV, cover letter, and rec letters.
  • I can understand why a SC might want a teaching or research statement on the first round.  I have no problem with that, as long as they don't ask for anything they don't intend to at least skim. I know it's a buyer's market, but there's no reason to treat applicants poorly. 
  • Campus visits have been selected (1/10)

Lewis & Clark College (OR) - 19th & 20th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th & 20th C US History, to begin Fall 2014
  • Ph.D. required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "The department seeks a candidate who can teach introductory nineteenth and twentieth century United States history survey courses. In addition candidates may teach topical or thematic courses such as Civil War/Reconstruction, U.S. West, African-American History or African Diaspora, American Indian/Native American History, Northwest or Portland history, Built Environment, and Environmental history"
  • "A complete application must include (1) a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, teaching experience, and research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship; (5) graduate transcripts, and (6) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Chair, Maureen Healy and must be submitted via apply.interfolio.com/14074. Click “Apply” to create your free account"
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Make sure to do your homework and read the wiki for this same job that was posted two years ago. "Failed search" does not even begin to describe how dysfunctionally the department/administration of Lewis and Clark ran this thing....
  • So wait. This individual (from the 2011 search) did not get the TT job due to the Dean. The students rose up in protest. The department somehow kept her as VAP, but now they are running the same search with the same position description? 2013 must be the year with the record number of obvious inside hires. This one puts UNC-Asheville's to shame.
  • And more than 500 applicants in 2011--thousand of dollars and hours spent by hopeful candidates, and all of it completely wasted.
  • My favorite part was the head of the search committee telling the student newspaper that they had always intended to hire her and the search was, in fact, a fraud. And now they're putting people through it a second time.
  • The H-net listing linked to above is now dead and the posting on Highered has been deleted. Can we assume that the adminstration finally just gave the job to the poor VAP in question?
  • The job is still up at H-NET. Link above has been fixed. Also, the Interfolio link is still working. (10/5)
  • "Poor"? I wish I had a guaranteed job and got a year's paid research leave in order to plump up my publishing record... too many of us who paid out for this the first time around are adjunct.
  • Yes, but solidarity is important. The utter dysfunction of L&C isn't her fault. I hope she gets the job, too, and I hope L&C does the right thing, and not make us all jump through its ridiculous hoops unless it is really, genuinely going to treat us as potential colleagues. For myself, I've already been bruned by them once: I'm not applying--even if it were possible for me to get the job, I don;t want to be part of that environment. Or maybe I will apply just so that the SC has one more application to deal with....
  • Anyone hear anything back about this one? I am interested to see if this one actually will be an insider hire. Of all the jobs with inside hire warnings, this one seems like the most likely to actually be the case.
  • Haven't heard anything.  Am also curious. (11/18) (x3)  <-- I got a (automated, I thought) "acknowledgment of application materials" from Interfolio, but that's it. <-- Me too, come to think of it. Just nothing from the school itself.
  • Does anyone here have any news at all on this, personally or heard-through-the-grapevine? The deadline was so long ago, surely there must have been some developments....
  • Invite to AHA interview (12/11)
  • contacted by phone or email? (12/11)
  • Contacted by phone (12/11)
  • In response the above post, "My favorite part was the head of the search committee telling the student newspaper that they had always intended to hire her and the search was, in fact, a fraud." That's actually exactly NOT what happened, nor what the paper reported. Read the student newspaper more carefully. 
  • I want my rejection letter dammit! (x2)
  • The third best school in Portland runs a shoddy search... maybe not a surprise
  • Offer made and accepted (1/2) <--so an offer was accepted before the AHA even began? ... seems odd if AHA interviews were planned [1/2] <-- Indeed.  That makes no sense.  Some or all of these updates were wrong.
  • So, any scuttlebutt? Was the search legit, or, being the second time, a farce?
  • Ignore the trolls. So far the search is legit. I was interviewd at the AHA along with fifteen or so other people. The chair of the search committee said that she would notify three finalists for on campus interviews by the end of January. Still no word as of today. (1/22) 
  • Post-AHA interview rejection received via email. (1/29) Best of luck to the finalists.
  • Received email stating that they have made an offer to another candidate. (3/14)

Lingnan University (Hong Kong) - USEdit

  • Assistant Professor position beginning August 2014
  • "In addition to teaching elective courses in US History, the appointee will contribute to one or more other areas, such as required historical methodology courses, a World History course in the University’s Core Curriculum, or thematic electives. Preference will be given to candidates whose research situates US History in global or transnational contexts."
  • Review of applications will begin in September 2013.
  • Request for more materials (11/22)
  • They have a VAP who does US History
  • Request for more materials also (requested in early december) 12/28
  • They do have a VAP in the same field
  • Haven't heard anything else since december...anybody? 

Manhattan College (NY) - US UrbanEdit

  • Skype interviews, 11.12
  • campus visits completed (12/14)
  • heard that offer was made and accepted (1/27).

Mercyhurst University (PA) - American & PublicEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American and Public History, to begin, Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by Sept 2014
  • Teaching load: 6 courses/year plus "directing the public history program"
  • "Beyond the Public History requirement, all areas/eras of topical specialization will be considered.  We seek above all a dynamic American Historian who can take a leadership role in the continued growth of our Public History program"
  • "The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and record of teaching excellence, a vigorous scholarly agenda, and either experience in or knowledge of one or more of the following sub-fields of public history: museum studies, historic preservation, oral history, local and Pennsylvania history, public archaeology, cultural resources management, and/or archival records management and preservation (including familiarity with digital preservation and history-related Web site development)"
  • "Interested candidates should send a cover letter, c.v., evidence of exceptional teaching, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Chris Magoc, Chair, History Department, Mercyhurst University, 501 East 38th Street, Erie PA 16546"
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014 or until position is filled.
  • 11/4: received acknowledgment letter.
  • 12/19: received invitation (via email) for phone interview in Jan.
  • Received email requesting a phone interview (12/19) x2
  • My friend was contacted to schedule an on-campus interview (1/28)
  • A post just went up at the National Council on Public History website for this job with instructions that applicants should email their info to the chair immediately for the possibility of an interview at the NCPH annual meeting . . . what on earth does that mean?  I submitted an application but never heard a word; should I submit again? (3/5) 
  • The more I think about this, the more morally reprehensible I find it.  Do they think their applicants have the kind of money to just drop on a plane ticket to CA at the last minute, not to mention late registration conference fees?  Let alone the fact that they're running the same search twice in one year, which is odd enough.  But assuming that people can come to a non-major conference in an expensive area of the country in less than two weeks for the high likelihood being rejected by them is truly awful.  (3/5)

Misericordia University (PA)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in American history starting fall 2014.
  • Ph.D. in history by June 2014 required; college teaching experience is strongly preferred. In addition to teaching courses in the U.S. history core, the candidate must be able to teach women’s history and public history. Qualified candidates with the ability to teach non-western history will be given preference.
  • For confidential consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to by email to hr@misericordia.edu or by mail to Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.
  • Review of credentials will begin on November 8 and interviews will be scheduled for the January AHA conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Inside hire. (x2)
  • This one is pretty obvious to anyone doubting the first poster. There's an adjunct there who has a solid record of public history experience.
  • I would also like to point out that the first poster posted from an IP that has been banned from another wikia wiki for making obscene edits. I'm pretty sure all jobs are inside hires these days, but I don't find this source reliable given their history.
  • Contacted by phone for an AHA interview (12/10) x4
  • Rejection sent as an email attachment (12/11) x2
  • I received neither an email nor a phone call. (12/13) x2
  • Have they gotten back to anyone on campus interviews yet?
  • They said it would be about 3 weeks at the interview. [posted 1/15]
  • Thanks!
  • Contacted by phone for on-campus interview (1/17). 
  • Offer made & accepted (2/20)

Missouri Southern State University - 18th & 19th C [Non-TT]Edit

  • Non tenure track assistant professorship in 18th and 19th Century US History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "We are seeking a broadly trained historian of the United States who will teach both halves of the U.S. History survey and upper-level courses in late 18th and/or 19th Century U.S. History, including the Civil War. Desirable subfields include: African-American, Native American, or Women’s History. Preferred applicants will also have a demonstrable ability to teach an introductory course in Public History, and a willingness to cultivate and direct internships at local museums and historic sites."
  • "Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued). Please email documents to FacultyVitae@mssu.edu, and include position you are applying for in the subject line."
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 4 Dec] and continues until position filled
  • Any updates on this one?
  • Conducting phone interviews as of 2/14

Missouri State University-West PlainsEdit

  • The Arts, Education & Social Sciences Division at Missouri State University-West Plains anticipates an August 2014 opening for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment in History.
  • Teach 12 credit hours of U.S. history courses each semester; summer instruction is optional.
  • For qualifications & application procedures: http://jobs.missouristate.edu.
  • NOTE: "Although Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor positions are being posted, the department will only be filling one of these positions based on the qualifications of the selected applicant."
  • Full consideration given to applications received by June 20, 2014, but applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)Edit

  • Lecturer, continuing position (roughly equivalent to Assistant Professor with tenure), to begin from July 2014.
  • $98,108 - $116,506 pa Level B (includes 17% employer superannuation)
  • "The area of expertise sought for this position lies in Colonial American and/or Modern United States History but with a capacity to work across regions and/or time periods. The successful applicant will also be expected to supervise research students, engage in original and innovative research, and apply for external research grants, including Australian Research Council Discovery grants. This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated." For a full list of criteria see the link on the ad website.
  • Applications due using Monash University's application system, Feb. 14, 2014.

Montana State University - BillingsEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in American History, to begin Fall 2014
  • Appointee will need to "Teach a variety of courses in colonial, revolutionary era, and early national American history, with courses in American Women’s History/Gender Studies preferred."
  • For full consideration: 11 Oct. 2013 but position is open until filled
  • Doesn't their chair teach all of these courses (and many others)?
  • I had the same question. Maybe they're just growing. They only have 4 faculty right now. 
  • Any news on this?  I'm guessing by now that I didn't make the cut, but wondered.
  • Haven't heard a word.
  • My friend got a phone interview for this a few weeks ago.  They're apparently moving very fast and want to do on-campus interviews before AHA.
  • My friend has been offered the position.

New College of FloridaEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in American history (specialization open).
  • PhD required by August 2014, when employment begins.
  • Apply online  provide a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample. Candidates should also have three letters of recommendation sent to ssc@ncf.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin 1 Oct. 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Anyone know the teaching load here?
  • There's a VAP who teaches American history already.  Proceed with caution.
  • Well of course there is. Are there any jobs that are not inside hires this year?
  • The VAP is there b/c their USist left and they needed someone to teach US history. It doesn't make it an inside hire.
  • Contacted for Skype interview (10/24)
  • Is this one already done? Any other "contacted for skype interview"?
  • My (second-hand, so grain of salt and all) understanding is that yes, they've already scheduled interviews with finalists.
  • I doubt that they have contacted finalists already. I just had my Skype interview yesterday (11/6), but it does seem like they are moving quickly. The committee wants to conduct campus interviews in late November/ early December, so finalists should be hearing soon. (11/7)
  • Right, sorry -- I should have been more specific.  I didn't mean "finalists" as in "people invited for campus visits."  I was simply responding to the "any other 'contacted for skype interview?' question above.  I meant only that yes, they had indeed contacted those they wished to interview.
  • Has anyone been contacted for on-campus yet? (11/16)
  • According to the history of the Wiki page, someone did receive an interview on 11/16, but they deleted the note shortly thereafter.
  • I'm not sure why or how my post was deleted. But I did receive an invitation for an on campus interview last week (11/18)
  • Has an offer been made?
  • According to the rejection email I received today, an offer has been made. [2/17]

Norfolk State University (VA) - 19th & 20thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant/associate professorship in n post-Civil War American or African American history to begin August 2014
  • PhD in History or African-American History must be in hand by appointment.
  • " The successful candidate will teach survey and upper-division undergraduate courses in American and African-American history and will participate in departmental initiatives on African diaspora history and culture.   A preference will be given to scholars who  have a secondary teaching field in non-Western or public history.  Applicants must show a potential for or record of scholarship as well as evidence of innovative teaching and technology skills"
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, updated c.v., official transcripts from all graduate schools attended, three (hard-copy and signed) letters of recommendation on official stationary, and sample syllabi to: Charles H. Ford, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, History, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504, chford@nsu.edu"
  • Deadline: not stated, ad closes 9 Jun. 2014
  • Invitation for phone interview (4/28)
  • Any movement here?

North Dakota State University - History and EducationEdit

Northern Arizona University - US environmentalEdit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship "specializing in US environmental history in a global context"
  • "The position is open to candidates specializing in any period of US environmental history and preference will be given to those with the ability to teach world environmental history as well."
  • PhD must be in hand by May 2014
  • "Email the following materials as digital attachments to: environmentalhistorysearch@nau.edu ** Letter of application ** CV ** Unofficial transcript of coursework ** Writing sample no longer than about 30 pages. ** Evidence of teaching effectiveness ** Three letters of recommendation ** Names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references."
  • Review begins: 6 Nov. 2013 and position is open until filled or closed
  • Email notification of phone interview (12/4).
  • What happened to this job?  Did they hire someone? (3/5)

Oberlin College (OH) - [Non-TT; VAP] American History before 1877Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in American History before 1877
  • teaching load: 5 courses "Specific courses include a one-semester survey of American History to 1866, one or two intermediate classes, and at least one advanced class in the candidate’s area of specialization"
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2014
  • "To be assured of consideration, send the following (hard copy or Interfolio only): letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference.* Materials should be should be sent to: Leonard V. Smith, Chair, Department of History, Oberlin College, Rice 317, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074"
  • Deadline: 1 May 2014

Oklahoma City University - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in American History
  • Teaching Load: 3/4 "including the U.S. History Survey and World History Survey plus additional courses as needed."
  • "The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in American history, early or modern. Specializations in early, colonial, or modern history of the Americas preferred. The demonstrated ability and willingness to teach courses in world and womens history and/or studies is required. Demonstrated ability to direct undergraduate research and expertise with electronic applications, contemporary computer software, and multi-media presentations is expected"
  • "Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, list of professional references, and unofficial transcripts through the Oklahoma City University employment website, at http://ocucareers.silkroad.com/"
  • Review begins immediately [21 Aug] and continues until position filled. For best consideration apply before 1 Dec. 2013. [Please do not consider the Dec 1 date the 'due' date. The department hopes to have the search considerably narrowed by that date for AHA interviews].  
  • Inside hire??
  • Really? You people are paranoid. If people listened to this wiki, nobody would apply for any job because they are all, apparently, inside hires.
  • Nope, not an inside hire.  One of their American History profs retired in 2011. It has taken this long to get the line renewed.  [I heard this from an administrator at OCU]
  • Rejection by email (11/13) x2
  • I received an email today saying that this search has been canceled.  A new search has been intiated for a similar position.  Applicants to this search have been encouraged to reapply. (12/19)

Oklahoma State University - Public HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship "to contribute to an established graduate public history program, with the ability to teach the U.S. History survey and upper division and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization", to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Ph.D. required at the time of employment.  The ability to incorporate digital media and methods into both teaching and projects is highly desirable.  The field of specialization is open, although the program at OSU has traditionally emphasized museums and historic preservation.  Preference will be given to candidates with formal academic training in public history and practical experience with public history projects"
  • Position contingent upon funding
  • "Submit vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Public History Search Committee Chair, History Department, Oklahoma State University, 101 S. Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-3054."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • 11/15: received acknowledgment email with EEO link. 
  • Any news on this one? Did campus interviews take place? 2/28

Princeton University - Intellectual/CulturalEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Intellectual and/or Cultural US History, to begin 1 September 2014
  • The time period and field of specialization are open, but the candidate should be prepared to offer undergraduate lecture instruction on the history of American culture and thought from the colonial era to the present, as well as upper level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on specialized aspects of these fields.
  • Online Application Form.
  • Review of files will begin 7 Oct. 2013, but applications will be considered until the department chooses to close the search.
  • Anything heard on this one?
  • I heard "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke today
  • 11/20 - more materials requested
  • 12/11 email request for campus interview
  • Failed Search (2/5)

Reed College (OR) - US History and Environmental StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track position in US History and Environmental Studies
  • " Teaching responsibilities include two to three environmental history courses per year, and additional American history courses in the candidate's other areas of interest.   The candidate will periodically teach in an interdisciplinary, team-taught course in Reed's Environmental Studies program."
  • "We encourage applications from candidates with interests in one or more of the following, in addition to environmental history:  Native American history, American West, Environmental Inequalities, Transnational Studies and Borderlands, and History of Science, Medicine, and Technology."
  • "Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2014."
  • "We expect to make the appointment at the Assistant Professor level but will consider applications from more senior candidates.   Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Professor Jacqueline Dirks, Chair, Tenure-Track Search in US History/Environmental Studies at: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/23041 by November 1, 2013.  If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Prof. Jacqueline Dirks, Chair, U.S. History/Environmental Studies Search, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202. Any other search related questions should also be directed to Professor Dirks at jdirks@reed.edu."
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA "candidates [should] be prepared to interview beginning on Thursday, January 2"
  • They have a VAP who fits this description; been there since 2012. Of course, still apply, but odds are good they'll get the job. (edited - seemed sexist to imply which gender "will" get the job)
  • I hope not... b/c then it's just sadistic for them to make us pay all the extra the $$$ to fly on New Year's Day-- start interviewing the 3rd already if it's not even a real job...
  • Any word on this? (12/11)
  • Received rejection via email (12/20)
  • Received email rejection (1/24/14) following AHA interview (1/2/14)

Ripon College (WI) - US History w/secondary specialisation in African/Asia diasporaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History (specialisation open) with secondary field in African or Asian diaspora, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "We are especially interested in candidates whose work on transnational, diasporic, or borderlands issues has prepared them to teach courses in both U.S. history and the history of Africa, South Asia, East Asia, or the Caribbean. We would welcome specializations in areas such as slavery/abolition, immigration, ethnicity, race relations, gender issues, colonialism or popular culture."
  • "For full consideration, submit a letter of application, a current c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Rebecca Matzke, Department of History, Ripon College, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971. Letters of application should address the expectations above and also describe the candidate’s potential for, and interest in, collaborating on curricular and pedagogical innovations in at least one of the following areas: global studies, interdisciplinary programs, cultural studies, or the digital humanities."
  • Review begins mid-Dec with deadline 31 Jan. 2014
  • Emailed for phone interview 2/2
  • Any invitations for on-campus interviews yet? 
  • Offer made and accepted

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) - 18th & 19th CEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern American History, from the Colonial period through the 19thC, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "Candidates will have research and teaching expertise within this field with interest in the history of Slavery and/or the transAtlantic world particularly welcome. Candidates will normally have completed a PhD in a relevant topic and be able to demonstrate a developing record of publications and research plans. They will have experience of and be expected to teach across broad C18th/C19th courses in American history, as well as developing their own specialised courses at undergraduate and MA levels. The candidate should also be willing to engage with, and to communicate with, the public."
  • "To view further details of this post and to apply please visit http://www.rhul.ac.uk/aboutus/jobvacancies/home.aspx . The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241. Please quote the reference: X0214/4108."
  • Deadline: Midnight (GMT) 12 Mar. 2014
  • Interviews scheduled for 24/25 April
  • Requested to save the date pending further interview details, 10 April.

San Diego Community College District - Mesa College (CA)Edit

  • 10-month ?tenure track assistant professors in history, to begin 14 Aug. 2014
  • "Primary responsibilities are the teaching of United States colonial and early national history, though the ability to teach post-1877 U.S. History is desired. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Women’s History (U.S.) and/or Native American History"
  • While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the current academic year.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications: 1. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in History; OR, 2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in History AND Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Political Science, Humanities, Geography, Area Studies, Women’s Studies, Social Science. Or Ethnic Studies; OR, 3. The documented equivalent of the above; OR, 4. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in History.
  • To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply. • Complete online application; • Curriculum vitae or résumé emphasizing experience, education, and training related to the position; • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts; • Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded; • Publications record, if any (upload using “Other” document name); AND [If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at https://www.sdccdjobs.com [If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at https://www.sdccdjobs.com [If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad
  • Interviews will occur between March 17 and April 11, 2014.

San Francisco State University (CA) - Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in History; U.S. Constitutional and Legal HistoryEdit

  • "We anticipate hiring at the full professor rank, but will consider candidates at the associate professor level. Appointment with tenure if appropriate" - Jamie & Phyllis Pasker Chair in History (US Constitutional and Legal History), to begin Fall 2014
  • "Ph.D. and successful record of publication required"
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "including undergraduate and graduate seminars in his or her specialization. He or she will also pursue an active research agenda in the field of U.S. constitutional and legal history and in connection with department and university goals of diversity, freedom, and social justice"
  • ". A letter of application that discusses teaching interests and philosophy as well as research agenda, a CV, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted by email to pasker@sfsu.edu."
  • Deadline: 10 Jan 2014 or until position filled

St. Norbert College (WI)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in in US history at the rank of assistant professor, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD in history is required; field of specialization in US history open.
  • The successful candidate will contribute courses to both the history major (including introductory surveys and electives) and the college’s Core Curriculum. Ability to teach historiography and methods a plus.
  • Submit application letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Dr. David Duquette, Associate Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere, WI 54115–2099. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and can be sent to kelly.krummel@snc.edu, addressed to Dr. David Duquette. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EOE.
  • Application deadline: 1 Nov. 2013.
  • I recieved an email confirmation that they recieved all of my materials, so the search is definetely still active. (x2)
  • Request (by phone) to interview at the AHA (11/15) x2
  • Email rejection (12/20)
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/17 (x2)

Tabor College (KS) - Assistant, Associate, Department ChairEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "Primary teaching duties include US history; the ideal candidate also will be able to teach selected non-Western history or political science.."
  • PhD in history preferred; ABD considered. Commitment to teaching in the context of a Christian liberal arts college is essential.
  • Candidates are requested to submit the following: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial accepted for initial review); 3-5 references that could be contacted if necessary; other pertinent materials. Send application materals to:
    Tabor College, Emily Olson, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Assistant/Associate Professor of History Search Committee, 400 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro, KS 67063 or via email to emilyo@tabor.edu. Email submissions preferred.
  • Review begins immediately [27 Feb.] and continues until filled
  • Tabor College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, Tabor College is permitted, and reserves the right, to prefer employees on the basis of Religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended).
  • Request for phone interview x3
  • Any info on how quickly this search is moving?
  • Invitation for campus interview x2
  • Offer apparently made. Rejection (via phone): "you couldn't compete with the other candidate."

Texas Tech University - US Military pre.1918Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in pre-1918 US Military History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "The department is particularly interested in candidates with specializations in one or more of the following sub-fields, which complement or supplement the department's existing strengths:  the military in American society, naval history, peace and conflict studies, transnational and global comparative history.  However, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a research specialization in pre-1918 U. S. military history, broadly conceived."
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the U. S. history surveys, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise."
  • "A letter of application, c.v., and sample of scholarly work can be uploaded online ... requisition # 89503.  Three letters of reference should be sent...to Dr. Ron Milam, Chair, Military History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013."
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2013
  • Nov. 17: request for additional materials.  Phone interviews to be held Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3
  • 12/31/13, any word about campus interviews?
  • campus interview scheduled early Feb
  • Any word on selected candidate and/or offer?
  • Offer made and accepted
  • Any indication who got the job?

Texas Tech University - US West/Native AmericanEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in US West or Native American History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD in hand by time of appointment
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the U.S. survey, and upper-level and graduate courses in her/his area of expertise. "
  • "A letter of application, c.v., and sample of scholarly work, can be uploaded online...requisition # 89505.  Three letters of reference should be sent by October 31, 2013 to Dr. Sean Cunningham, Chair, U.S. West/Native American History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013"
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2013
  • 74 total applicants; phone interviews to be held before Thanksgiving
  • Really informative email; seems like this is being done the way searches ought to be done. 
  • Anyone receive an interview invitation? (11/16).
  • Nothing yet (11/17)
  • phone interview invitations extended on 11/14

Towson University (MD) - [non-TT;Lecturer]Edit

  • 10-month renewable lectureship position in US History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching load: "Teach lower-level sections of both halves of the U.S. survey. Lecturers may teach an upper-level course in the area of their research specialty when scheduling permits. Area of specialization is open but those with interests in gender and sexuality studies and/or urban history are particularly encouraged to apply."
  • "Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, official graduate-school transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for one half of the U.S. survey, and a scholarly writing sample (article or dissertation chapter). Send all materials electronically to ushistlecturer@towson.edu."
  • Review begins: 7 Apr. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • 4/4 load. 
  • Has anyone heard anything about this? 5/9/14

Tulane University - Env. Hist / Sci Tech MedEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th or 20th C US History, with specialization in Environmental History, the History of Medicine, or the History of Science and Technology
  • Candidates must complete the requirements for the Ph.D. no later than June 2014.
  • Applicants should submit letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to Environment/Medicine/Science and Technology Search Committee, Department of History, Tulane University through Interfolio. Letters of recommendation may be submitted via Interfolio, email or hard copy.
  • Review begins 1 Nov. 2013 and continues until position is filled.
  • Request for more materials 11/11 (x3)
  • Does anyone know if they are planning to interview at the AHA?
  • Any new news? (12/11)
  • I had an email request for an AHA interview on 12/9

Tusculum College (TN) - Colonial through 19thC US HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial through 19thC American History
  • " In addition to survey and upper-division courses in American history, teaching duties will involve upper-division courses in the general-education program, including either The Political Traditions of the West or The Hebrew and Christian Traditions"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Send a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, three reference letters, and a teaching philosophy electronically to tcresume@tusculum.edu or Tusculum College, Human Resources, Attn: Assistant Professor of History Search, P.O. Box 5093, Greeneville, TN 37743."
  • Review begins: 20 Jan. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Any Updates? 2/25/14
  • Yes, run far far away from this place. The offer will go to an inside hire or a University of Tennessee grad (which will likely be one and the same).

University at Albany (NY)- Early American Business or EconomicEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American Business or Economic History,
  • Candidates are sought whose "research is focused on the History of Business or Economic History in the early American period (prior to the U.S. Civil War). Research and teaching interests might include business, entrepreneurship, technology, trade, economic policy, labor, consumer society, or any related economic activities. Ability to contribute to the programs in Public History or History and Media is desirable."
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2014
  • To Apply: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=42766
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad - ad closes 29th Dec.

University of Arizona - US History 1830-1945Edit

  • Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in U.S. history, to begin Fall 2014.
  • We request applications from scholars whose U.S. history research expertise falls within the period of 1830-1945, with specializations in one or more of the following topics: race and ethnicity, gender, labor and work.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2014
  • To apply, please go to http://www.hr.arizona.edu (job number: 53650), complete the on-line faculty application and attach a letter of application describing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (chapter or article-length) and the names of three recommenders. Please arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Katherine Morrissey by email (HistoryJobSearch@email.arizona.edu) as pdf attachments. Other materials, such as graduate transcripts and teaching evaluations, may be requested at a later date.
  • Review begins 15 Nov. 2013.
  • 12/2 Has anyone heard anything?
  • Request for AHA interview (12/11) x3
  • Rejection via e-mail (12/12) x6
  • best rejection letter I've recieved so far :(
  • You're right- they do have very nice rejection letters.  Alas.

University of Haifa (Isr.) - Two positionsEdit

  • Open rank position in European and/or American contemporary history, to begin Oct. 2014
  • Tenure track position in European and/or American history, to begin Oct. 2014, for Israeli citizens only.
  • See original postings on European History 2013-14

University of Houston-Victoria (TX)Edit

  • 9-month tenure track Assistant professorship in History
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "that includes core courses in U.S. History, topical upper division undergraduate courses that focus on 20th century U.S. history, and graduate courses that focus on the applicants field of specialty."
  • " Applicants should possess a willingness to teach a broad range of courses face to face, online, and through Interactive Television. We especially seek an enthusiastic candidate who is interested in developing courses that appeal to students in other fields and can serve as electives for other majors, as well as one who is willing to contribute to a new graduate concentration in American Studies"
  • Required qualifications: a PhD in History, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong publication record and agenda. The candidate must have a background in online teaching and present evidence of excellence in that environment.
  • Candidates should submit the following online at http://uhv.simplehire.com.: 1) a cover letter relating the applicant's expertise to the qualifications listed above; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three current recommendations from people who are in a position to know the applicant's expertise, with at least one addressing teaching effectiveness; 4) any evidence of effective teaching, if available; 5) copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)
  • Review begins immediately [31 Mar] and continues until position filled
  • Applied (x2)
  • I know this board is a ghost town by now, but did anyone hear anything yet?
  • Nothing from my end (5/14)
  • Unofficially from a member of the department, who is on the search committee, I heard that interviews have been conducted, and an offer was made and accepted. (5/14)

University of Mississippi - Foodways in the American SouthEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Foodways in the American South.
  • Successful candidate will have a joint appointment in Southern Studies and one of the three following departments: English, History, or Sociology/Anthropology. Tenure will reside in one of those three departments.
  • Teaching load 4 or 5 courses/year "one of which will be a Southern Studies course, "Foodways and Southern Culture.""
  • University service will include frequent collaboration with the Southern Foodways Alliance, an Institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. SFA activities, which one can examine at http://www.southernfoodways.org, include documentary work, public outreach, and scholarship.
  • A Ph.D. by the time of appointment and evidence of teaching in a field related to food, culture, and society are requested.
  • Candidates must complete an online application at http://jobs.olemiss.edu. Supplementary materials, including a letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, description of teaching experience and methods, and a chapter-length writing sample should be attached to the online application or mailed to Dr. Ted Ownby, Foodways Search Committee, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Barnard Observatory, University of Missississi, University, MS 38677.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 24 Sept. 2013] and continues until an 'adequate applicant pool' has been established.

University of Mississippi- History of the United States SouthEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the History of the United States South, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Applicants from all specializations will be considered if they can contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, which has BA and MA programs in Southern Studies.
  • A Ph.D. in History and teaching experience required by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Candidates must complete an online application at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. Supplementary materials, including a letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and a chapter-length writing sample should be attached to the online application or mailed to Chair, Southern History Search Committee, Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848.
  • Open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool has been established. [posted 09/24/13]
  • Intend to hold preliminary interviews at the AHA
  • no longer accepting apps [11/15]
  • Rejection e-mail [12/18]
  • Campus visits selected [1/11]
  • My friend received a job offer (2/17)

University of Montana- [Open Rank]   A. B. Hammond Chair in Western United StatesEdit

  • The Department of History at the University of Montana invites applications for a historian eligible to assume the A. B. Hammond Chair in Western United States History. The position is open rank.
  • If hired at the rank of full professor, the hire will immediately become the Hammond Chair. If hired at the rank of assistant or associate professor, the hire will assume the Hammond Chair upon promotion to full professor.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 position is open until filled; applications received after the deadline may be considered
  • Anybody apply for this?
  • I didn't because I do not do the Western United States. Did you apply for that job in French History at Colorado?
  • Funny.
  • Pretty clever for a French historian.
  • I did but I haven't heard anything from them. 
  • Ditto to the message above. I noticed when I applied that the application due date for full consideration had been pushed back to Nov. 15 (probably to get more applicants), so they may have only started looking at applications a couple of weeks ago. (11/30)
  • Thanks for the update above. I wondered about the two different dates.
  • 12/18: any news on this one at all? I never even received notice that they have my materials...not a word. Beuller...Beuller...
  • Isn't it "Bueller"? 
  • Heard through the grapevine that Skype interviews have been conducted, but the committee is waiting until after break to decide on who to bring to campus. (1/18)
  • They made an offer to their first choice candidate about a month ago, but she ultimately turned down the job. I don't know where they are in the process now (4/6).
  • Search failed, uncertain as to its future (7/8)

University of Nebraska at Kearney - [Non-TT;Renewable VAP], Digital HistoryEdit

  • One year (renewable pending funding) Assistant Professorship in Digital History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • " A subfield in the American West or Native American History is preferred but other areas in late nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. will be considered. Teaching assignments will include US surveys and undergraduate and graduate courses in digital history and field of specialization. Online teaching is required"
  • "Required:  Ph.D in History with specialization in Digital History.  Preferred:  Specialization in American West / Native American Teaching experience and publications"
  • " To apply, visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu and follow instructions to complete the online faculty/administrative application.  In addition attach a letter of application, and vita to the online application.  Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation e-mailed (Word or PDF format) to employment@unk.edu"
  • For full consideration: 15 Mar. 2014
  • FYI, this is evidently how they hire new faculty. They are also currently running a search for a very specific field (early 20th-century US social or cultural, American West) which fits EXACTLY a VAP currently on staff. 2013-14 is indeed the year of the inside hire.
    • This was NOT an inside hire.
    • No, but the TT position was. And this one will be next year.

University of Oklahoma - Constitutional history/developmentEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in American Constitutional History/Development, to begin August 2014
  • "The desirable candidate should specialize in American constitutional history/development, which we define broadly to include such areas as the study of American political culture, legal history, state development, and civic equality. Evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential is expected" "Candidates with an interest in digital humanities projects are encouraged to apply"
  • PhD must be in hand by first day of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year " in a humanities curriculum focused on American constitutionalism"
  • "Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation ...to academicjobsonline.org"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 and position is open until filled.
  • Request for Skype Interview (11/20)
  • On campus interview offers extended, 1/20

University of Tennessee - Knoxville - Early American & Slavery in Atlantic World [Asst/Assoc]Edit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Early American History, "with special training in slavery in the Atlantic World", to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Ph.D. required at the time of employment"
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "Teaching duties include a survey, upper-division specialty courses, and graduate seminars.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to our department’s strengths in Early American history and actively participate in a growing thematic cluster of our scholars doing research in global and transnational history"
  • "Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article length writing sample to: Search Chair (Slavery in Early America Search Committee Chair), Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. Website:  http://web.utk.edu/~history/"
  • Electronic submissions are preferred, and can be sent to historysearch@utk.edu
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/18)

University of Texas - Austin - [Multiple/Tenured]Edit

  • One or more advanced Associate or Full Professor in History "in any of several areas, including Latin America and the United States, without respect to era."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013
  • see full details (link above) at Open Field or Mixed Hire 2013-14

University of Texas - San Antonio - [Tenured]Edit

  • Gilbert M. Denham endowed professorship (associate/full) in American History
  • "Area of specialization is open but preference will be given to historians who specialize in any historical era prior to 1900.  UTSA’s History Department focuses on historical themes of “Empires, States, and Borders,” as described on our web page at http://colfa.utsa.edu/history/.  We are particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching intersect with these thematic areas"
  • "Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, representative scholarly work, and contact information for three references to history@utsa.edu"
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • 12/17 Has anyone heard anything?
  • 3 finalists have visited campus
  • They hired a BIG name professor.

University of Toledo (OH) - Early US History (to 1824)Edit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor in Early US History (up to 1824), to begin 18 Aug. 2014 (poss. deferrable to Jan 2015)
  • "andidates will be expected to teach survey and upper-division courses in American history.  Teaching duties will also include graduate courses and graduate advising at the master’s and doctoral level. All applicants will be expected to have a full research agenda. At the associate level a significant record of scholarly publications is required."
  • "Our department is particularly interested in candidates whose research of the following areas: women’s history, gender and the history of sexuality, the Atlantic world, and the history of medicine. Qualified applicants will be expected to have the Ph.D. completed by August 18, 2014"
  • "To apply provide a letter of interest, curriculum vita and names with contact information for three references at https://jobs.utoledo.edu. Additionally, all applicants should send a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of teaching materials, and teaching evaluations to Charles Beatty-Medina, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, University of Toledo, Mailstop 970, Toledo, OH 43606
  • Review begins: 15 Jun. 2014
  • Email request for skype interview. 6/26 
  • Any news on this search?
    • I've heard nothing since phone interview
  • offer made and accepted

University of Wisconsin - Platteville - Native American/Pre Civil-WarEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "Specialization in Native American history and Pre-Civil War America is required."
  • PhD must be in hand by 31 Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 12 credits/semester including "'U.S. History to 1877' and 'U.S. Women's History.'"
  • "Interested persons should apply through the UW—System Careers portal: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=10. Please select Job ID 9307 and submit as email attachments: (1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications; (2) a current c.v.; (3) a one page summary of teaching philosophy; (4) graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists); (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations; (6) a separate statement describing a history of working with, or a demonstrated commitment to, issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and 7) three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which address teaching effectiveness)."
  • Review begins: 2 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • (12/16) Email request for a phone interview
  • (1/15) Campus interviews scheduled

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - North American/Public HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in North American Public History
  • "The successful candidate will teach each semester either three sections of a U.S. history survey and an advanced course in North American or Public History,  or two sections of a U.S. history survey, a survey-level course in North American or Public History, and one upper division course in North American or Public History.  Average enrollment for each section of the survey is 45 students; enrollment in the advanced courses ranges from 18 to 30"
  • "A completed Ph.D. in history is preferred for appointment and is required for retention and tenure".
  • "To apply please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and unofficial graduate transcripts at http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013,
  • "First-round finalists will likely be contacted for phone interviews by early December 2013. We anticipate scheduling campus visits in January and February 2014."
  • 11/4: received acknowledgment email.
  • 12/19: request for phone interview received via email. (x3)
  • 1/31: contacted via email for on-campus interview.

Upper Iowa UniversityEdit

  • Upper Iowa University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in history on the residential campus beginning August 2014. Responsibilities include teaching eight courses per year in a 2-2-2-2, eight-week term system, supporting student and departmental activities, and serving on university committees. The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience; with 9 or 12 month contract based on applicants credentials. An earned Ph.D. in history is required for appointment.
  • Applicants' areas of specialization are less important than the demonstrated ability to teach 24 credit hours per year from the following list of classes: World Civilization I & II, American Civilization I & II, African American History, U.S. Women's History, Modern World History, Colonial and Revolutionary America, New Nation to Civil War, Reconstruction to World War I, Recent America (1919-) and American Economic History.
  • Teaching assignments are predominantly face-to-face on the Fayette campus, but may require teaching, as needed, in hybrid, online, domestic center, and international center modalities. The successful applicant is expected to complete training for online teaching during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Applicants should submit, in PDF format, a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, transcripts, and names and contact information for three references to savagem@uiu.edu. As part of the written statement on teaching philosophies, candidates should demonstrate how they would ask students to fulfill the following general education task statement: "Explain the historical basis and context of a defined contemporary social or political problem or phenomenon."
  • Consideration of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. (posted 6/24/14)
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2013-14
  • Received a call for a phone interview to be scheduled for later this week. (7/7/14)
  • Any word on this one? (7-18-14)

Western Carolina University - North Carolina HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of American History, to begin 2014-15 academic year
  • Candidate will teach North Carolina history. Fields of specialization open but applications from candidates with interest in public history are encouraged. All full-time faculty in our growing department teach freshman/sophomore-level liberal studies courses, upper-level/graduate courses, and play significant roles in implementing the university's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
  • Apply online: https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53220
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything from them yet?
  • Yes
  • Did they tell you something nice?
  • Skype interview scheduled
  • Is this search over? Have they made an offer?
  • I think they're doing job talks nowish. 
  • Job offered and accepted 2/14

Western Kentucky University - Citizenship and DemocracyEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Honors College
  • The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching the Honors Citizen and Self course – a key component of the College’s developing interdisciplinary core curriculum, with additional opportunities to teach in the faculty member’s specific area of expertise.
  • The Citizen and Self course concentrates on building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective, engaged citizenship in a democracy. Course format includes interactive team teaching in large class meetings, as well as working closely with students in small seminars and in their research teams.
  • The successful candidate will join two existing members of the Citizen and Self teaching team.
  • Review begins: 9 Dec. 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Cross posted at American Studies 2014
  • Over 120 applicants for this position.  
  • Anyone apply and not receive an acknowledgment on 12/12?
  • Everyone should have received an acknowledgement.
  • Any news? (1/21)
  • Email requesting skype interview (1/31)
  • On campus interview scheduled (2/21)
  • Rejection letter stating position has been offered and accepted (4/16)

Western Oregon University (OR) - Public History/American West [Non-TT VAP] Edit

  • Non-tenture track visiting Assistant Professor in Public History with an emphasis on environmental history in the American West (era of specialization open)
  • The position begins September 16, 2014 and will be a full-time appointment for Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015. The department has a robust undergraduate program.  Faculty members participate in a variety of interdisciplinary minors across campus including an Environmental Studies minor.  The successful candidate will teach the U.S. History survey sequence and upper-division courses in the fields outlined above, including a course in Archival Science and at least one graduate level course.  The candidate will also assist history majors who are completing their senior thesis in these fields.  We seek someone who will cultivate links to community and governmental institutions in the region.
  • To apply, submit a WOU Faculty Application Form (available at http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp), letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample to employment@wou.edu
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications begins May 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Whitman College (WA) - Americas/Pacific RimEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Environmental History, with a specialization in the Americas or Pacific Rim, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Ph.D. required.
  • Expertise in the history of indigenous peoples or borderlands preferred.
  • The successful candidate will offer courses in Environmental History and in his or her regional specialty, and share the departmental responsibilities for History major requirements and the College's required first year course, General Studies 145-146. Teaching and research interests that could take advantage of Whitman's location in the U.S. West, and contribute to the department's emphases on comparisons and cultural encounters, are desirable.
  • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of History".
  • Cross posted at [Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2013-14]
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Interview request at AHA by phone (11/25).
  • Any news on campus invites? I had an AHA interview, but I can't remember when they said they'd be extending invites. (1/24).
  • Rejection email, nearly 100 applicants. (3/10)

African-American HistoryEdit

California State University - Fullerton - 17th to 19th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History, 17th to 19th Century, to start Aug. 2014
  • "The faculty member will be responsible for teaching African American history courses to undergraduate majors; additional teaching responsibilities based upon applicant's strengths and African American Studies' Department needs; engaging in scholarly/creative activities leading to national visibility and contributing to a university vision on internationalization and interdisciplinary collaboration; advising African American Studies' Department majors; and providing appropriate university service."
  • Required qualifications: Research focus in African American History, 17th-19th century; Ph.D. in History, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies or similar field; Evidence of energy, creativity, and a commitment to joining with colleagues in building a dynamic, intellectually exciting interdisciplinary departmen; Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and colleagues.
  • Preferred qualifications: Diasporic African History as related to the slave trade and Americas; Familiarity with recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies to promote student learning; A broad historical view of African American race and social relations
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2013 but position open until filled
  • Contacted for phone interview (11/12)

California State University - SacramentoEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History, to begin Fall 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2014
  • "The successful candidate must be able to teach courses that cover the breadth of African-American history from 1619 to the present as well as the history of civil rights in comparative perspective. Additional teaching requirements: undergraduate survey courses in U.S. history, historical methods seminar, and undergraduate and graduate seminars in African-American history. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to African-American history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise majors and pre-credential students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community."
  • "Send current vita, writing sample, official graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted before interview), three (3) recent letters of recommendation, statement of interest in teaching and research, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations (if available) to: Chair, African-American History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95819-6059. For full vacancy announcement, please see campus website at http://www.csus.edu/hr/facultyvacancies/vacancies.html."
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2014 and continues until filled
  • Appears to have been a failed search- no one is listed with this position in the New Faculty lists for CSUS.

Clayton State University (GA) - Asst Prof/Instructor/LecturerEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor, or renewable full-time Instructor or Lectuer in African American History, to begin 1 Aug. 2014
  • For assistant professorship PhD is desired, ABD may be considered; for lecturer MA and at least 18 graduate hours in history
  • Desirable: expertise in Women's history
  • Teaching responsibilities: undergraduate and/or graduate courses according to specialty; Support African American Studies and the Women Studies minor programs; Teach U.S. or world history surveys
  • Apply online
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Request for Skype Interview (02/11)

Columbia University (NY) - 20th c. [Open Rank]Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor through full professor with tenure in the field of twentieth century African-American History, to begin 1 July 2015.
  • Candidates must have an established record of scholarship, teaching, and service. Teaching responsibilities will be divided between the History Department and IRAAS.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University's online application system: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58215
  • Review begins 15 December 2013
  • Does anyone have any updates on this position?
  • Does anyone know the status of this search? (2/13)
  • Yes, the chair of the search committee...send him an email! Obviously, no one on here has an answer =)
  • Doesnt that contradict the entire point of this site? If people know about the status of the search, it would helpful to those who applied. 
  • Exactly, which is why I did not bother to respond. I spoke to the chair, however, and they have compiled a shortlist of four candidates.

Cornell University (NY) - 20th c. [tenured]Edit

  • Tenured Associate or Full Professor of African American history, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • We are specifically searching for a scholar of twentieth-century African American history with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and service. (Other periods & emphasis within African American History will be considered). The appointment as a core faculty member of Africana Studies & Research ...The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in African American cultural, intellectual, and social history and will be conversant in freedom movements in Africa and the African diaspora.
  • Apply at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3057
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • The ASRC conducted this same search last year, but apparently didn't make a hire. Anyone know what happened?
  • You might be thinking of a different job. There was a 20th c. Af-Am history search in the Department of History last year, but I believe that search was successful (and this search is in a different department, with a different description).
  • No, I'm not thinking of the position in the history department. Last year both the history department and the ASRC had openings for practically identical positions. I know because I contacted both departments to verify that they were conducting separate searches and then applied for both of them. I know that the history department made a hire, but apparently the ASRC did not. I'm wondering what happened with last year's ASRC search.
  • after quite a long period of consideration, their first choice turned the job down to stay where she was. I don't know if they had a second choice or if by then it was too late to move to such a person.
  • Received form rejection via e-mail. (1/16) x2

CUNY Hunter College (NY)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in African-American History, to start 1 Sept. 2014
  • "In addition to teaching courses in the specialty, the appointee should have a demonstrated commitment to regularly teaching the first half of the U.S. history survey (Colonial period through Civil War). Applicants with research interests related to slavery are especially encouraged to apply."
  • PhD in hand by appointment date
  • Open until filled [ad posted 24 Jun. 2013]
  • Anyone hear anything?
  • Request for writing sample (11/25 x1)
  • AHA Interview Requested (12/1 x1)
  • Any indication how many applied? (12/14)
  • Campus visits selected (1/10)

Georgia Institute of TechnologyEdit

  • Associate Professorship in African American History, to begin 15 Aug. 2014
  • PhD 'or equivalent' must be in hand by start date
  • "Applicants should send a letter of application, c.v., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via email search@hts.gatech.edu to Prof. Douglas Flamming, Chair, African American History Search Committee, School of HTS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0225"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2013
  • any news? (x3)
  • nothing as of 12/18
  • Have already held campus visits in December

Guilford College (NC) - 20thCEdit

  • Job ad states it is for 'Twentieth Century US History' but that 'The successful candidate will participate in the interdisciplinary African and African American Studies program'
  • See full posting in Twentieth Century History section below.
  • Current VAP has remarkably similar background to that of the desirable candidate according to the job listing. Probable inside hire.
  • Rejection letter received via mail (12/21)
  • Rejection letter received via mail (12/23)

Hamilton College (NY) - [Non-TT]Edit

  • 2-year Instructor or Assistant Professorship in African American History, with the possibility of two further years extension, to begin 1 July 2014
  • " Period and region of specialization are open.  An ability to teach a two-semester African-American history survey is required.   Ph.D. or ABD required.  Teaching materials should include sample syllabi for the survey and one advanced seminar.  Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.   Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset."
  • Review begins: 17 Feb. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Offer made and accepted

Lamar University (TX)- African/African-AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in African/African-American History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching responsibilities include upper-level and graduate courses, world civilization, and U.S. history surveys.  Scholarly research and publications expected.  A letter of application, c.v., and 3 letters of recommendation by February 3, 2014, must be submitted online to https://jobs.lamar.edu.
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad, ad closes 3 Feb. 2014

Luther College (IA) Edit

  • Assistant professorship in African American History, to begin late August 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year "teaching responsibilities include a survey course in African-American history, a course in the history of the Civil Rights movement, and other courses in the instructor’s area of interest. These courses are cross-listed between the Africana Studies and History departments."
  • Apply online including "letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement concerning teaching philosophy; teaching evaluations; unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation"
  • Review begins: 25 Oct. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • Someone posted "CAMPUS INTERVIEWS" in the header (Nov. 23) - can anyone confirm (with an approximate date) these have been scheduled?
  • Any news here?
  • Campus visits were held in December; offer extended and accepted in mid-January...

Morgan State University (MD) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Open rank position in African American History
  • (pending funding)
  • " The successful applicant will teach undergraduate surveys in American and African-American history and participate in our history and African-American Studies graudate programs.  Potential for scholarship and some teaching experience desired for junior applicants.  Senior applicants should demonstrate a successful, continuing record of publications.  Ph.d. in history required. "
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2013
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • this search happened last year. anyone know why it is reposted? selected candidate took a 2 yr post doc and declined offer
  • AHA Interview scheduled via email (12/16)x2
  • three finalists invited to campus; interviews are this and next week (2/17)
  • offer made to first choice in March but candidate declined 

Oklahoma State UniversityEdit

Original posting had no link to advert - PLEASE always include a link to the job advert! AFII (talk) 09:10, September 27, 2013 (UTC) <--sorry, accident!

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin August 2014.
  • Phd must be in hand by start date
  • The person hired is expected to have a research specialization in African-American History, with the ability to teach upper division and graduate courses in his or her area of specialization. Responsibilities also include teaching sections of lower-division U.S. History Survey.
  • Submit vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to African American Search Committee Chair, History Department, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3054.
  • For full consideration: 7 Dec. 2013
  • Received email confirming receipt of application and that they hope to conclude their search by May 31, 2014. Link to voluntary self-identification survey imbedded in email. (11/18)
  • Request for Skype interview via email (12/12)
  • On-campus interviews scheduled (1/16)

Purdue University (IN) + Women & GenderEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History with a specialisation in Women and Gender
  • PhD must be in hand at time of appointment
  • "The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable research agenda.  The ability to teach an introductory course in African American women's history is required.  The successful candidate also will develop undergraduate and graduate courses and participate in the graduate program.  Publications and teaching experience are expected"
  • "To apply submit a letter of application, C.V., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation as well as evidence of scholarly achievement and teaching experience to:  http://bit.ly/17eHpEd"
  • Review begins: 18 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Phone invitation for AHA interview (11/22) x2
  • Rejection letter received. "Short list identified" (12/1) x3
  • 3 campus invitations extended (1/14)

Rutgers University - New Brunswick (NJ) - [Open Rank] African American/African Diaspora Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American/African Diaspora History, to begin Sept 2014
  • "Encouraged fields of research and teaching include: comparative slavery and abolitionism; the Black Atlantic and/or Indian Ocean; New World encounters between indigenous peoples, Africans, and Europeans; racialized spaces and identities; black transnationalism; race and science in the Americas; 19th century African American; black sexuality.  The successful candidate for this rank- and field-open position will join a vibrant department deeply committed to the historical study of race and ethnicity and their role in shaping the world we now live in. As part of his/her teaching and research duties, s/he will be expected to contribute broadly conceived courses at the undergraduate level and to be actively involved in the training and mentoring of graduate students.   PhD required"
  • "Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/22154.  Applicants should include a CV, three letters of reference, and a 3-5 page statement of research and teaching accomplishments.  PDF files of a candidate’s most important publications are also welcome."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 and continues until filled
  • is someone leaving?  new line?  anyone know?
  • This is a new line in the works for at least two or three years. (9/26).
  • What does a 3-5 page "statement of research and teaching accomplishments" mean?  Is this an extended cover letter?  
  • I would imagine that it is an extended cover letter (11/2)
  • Does anyone know if this school will be conducting interviews at AHA?
  • Invitation for Skype interview (11/13) (x2)
  • Invitation for on campus interview (11/20) (x2)
  • On interfolio the close date is November 15. Are they scheduling skype interviews before the deadline ?
  • Campus interviews scheduled (December 2-6)
  • Offer made and negotiations are under way (12/16)
  • Offer accepted (3/14)
  • Strangely enough, if the AHA listing is correct, they might have hired two, both at the rank of Associate Professor (4/12)
  • Their current institutional affiliations imply this might have been a partner hire (4/15)
  • Yes, they hired two individuals. A briliant historian and his brilliant partner. Good for Rutgers!

Salisbury University (MD)Edit

  • Assistant professor of African American History
  • "Ph.D. in History or a related field with area of specialization of African American History; ABD nearing completion of dissertation will be considered.  If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree within six months of the date of hire"
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "to include World Civilizations, U.S. surveys, upper division undergraduate and graduate courses"
  • Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website for a complete position announcement; documents required to be considered and how to apply online.
  • For full consideration: 3 Nov. 2013 but position open until filled
  • Invitation to interview at AHA via phone call (12/6) x2
  • Offer accepted.

Texas A&M University - Commerce- Modern African-American or U.S. Black Studies Historian + Public History [re-advertised] Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern US African-American History, to begin JANUARY 2014
  • "Ph.D.  in History required by time of appointment.  Major field must be modern U.S. African American history or Black Studies with a specialty in United States history.  Graduate field, minor, graduate certificate, or significant experience in public history required."
  • "Documents that must be submitted are a completed online application, cover letter, CV, sample syllabus, writing sample, three professional references with complete contact information, and all transcripts (unofficial will be accepted and are required with application; official transcripts must be received directly from each degree granting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued).  All application materials must be submitted through the Texas A&M PATH system, found [here]"
  • Deadline: 1st Oct. 2013
  • Is this is an inside hire? Does anyone know?? There doesn't seem to be anyone in the department or adjuncting that seems to fill this position, is there???
  • No, there isn't anyone there who specifically fills this slot,  May be a new line.
  • An offer's been made, negotiations under way.
  • Got email that search has been cancelled (1/15)x2
  • [22 Jan. 2014] This search was reposted on H-Net with the start date now Aug. 2014. The posting can be found[Here} New deadline: 1 Mar. 2014
    • Saw this reposted too.  Does anyone know what happened to the original search?  Was it cancelled as some say?  Or was it a failed search (negotiations fell through)?  Is there an issues in the department?
    • Invitation for phone interview made 3/13
    • The original search fell through because the university took too long waiting for their #1 candidate to make a decision, and the other two found other jobs.  Starting salary was an issue.

Tufts University (MA) - 18th & 19th C African-AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 18th and 19th C African-American History
  • "especially as it relates to the black experience during and immediately after slavery.  Candidates’ scholarship should be deeply rooted in the broader social, political, economic, and cultural transformations of black social and political thought, social and political movements, and familial, civic, and religious institutions during the antebellum period.  Candidates with expertise on the African Diasporas in the Atlantic world are also encouraged to apply."
  • PhD must be in hand by date of hire
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2013 and position is open until filled.
  • Any News on this one? (11/9)
  • Nothing heard as of 11/22 (x4)
  • nothing as of 12/17
  • still nothing (12/20)?  
  • Per buzz at AHA, they evidently did campus visits way back in November.  Update!
  • I have heard the same thing. It looks like this one is a wrap. 
  • Job has been offered negotiations in progress.
  • Offer was accepted.

University of Arkansas - Little Rock - Assoc Prof, African-American/African DiasporaEdit

  • Associate Professor in African-American or African Diaspora History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD required
  • "Teaching responsibilities include U.S. and/or World Civilization history survey courses (commensurate with specialist field), upper level and graduate courses, and MA thesis supervision."
  • "Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered."
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2014

University of California - Davis [Asst or Assoc]Edit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in African-American History, period & subspecialty open, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  •  Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V.,  and the names and e-mail addresses for three references.  In addition, a writing sample may be requested separately at a later date.  However, please do not send this or further materials unless notified. Please do not send further materials unless requested. Applications will be accepted online.  Please follow instructions as stated on the recruitment website. Apply at:[1]https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00197
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2013 but position open until filled.
  • Contacted for Skype interview 12/26
  • Email invitation for campus interview 1/16
  • Heard from a reliable source that the search failed.

University of Kentucky- 1850 to presentEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, 1850 to present, to begin Fall 2014
  • PhD required
  • "pplicants should send a letter of application, a cv, a teaching statement, and three letters of reference to the African American Search Chair. The search committee will only accept electronic applications through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/23338."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • Request for writing sample (12/8)
  • Was not asked for writing sample but when I saw the bullet above noting it (12/9) I happened to log into interfolio and the Interfolio app that once did not require writing sample does now show a 7th required item (writing sample).  I know for sure it was not there back in November or mentioned as part of original ad.  Could be they activated it for the people they ask for a writing sample? X2
  • I don't want to be a pessimist, but my guess is that UK requested writing samples from people they're actually considering interviewing but did a global addition of a writing sample to the interfolio application so that it appears on everyone's file. But I could be wrong...just my two cents.   By the way, I didn't get a request for a writing sample either.   [x2]
  • 4 candidates invited for on campus interviews/job talks 2/9
  • offered and accepted

University of Maryland - College ParkEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Fall 2014
  • PhD must be in hand 1 Aug. 2014
  • "All specialties are welcome, but applicants should have a broad knowledge of African American history and be prepared to teach African American history prior to Reconstruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels."
  • (Contingent upon funding)
  • "In addition to a letter of application, applicants should provide a CV, a representative sample of their scholarship, and three letters of reference...Applications must be submitted online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/21749.
  • Review begins immediately [26 Sept.] and for full consideration: 2 Dec. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Anyone heard anything? (12/11)
  • nothing as of 12/15 (x2)
  • nothing as of 12/17
  • still no news? (12/20)
  • Invitation to interview at AHA (12/23)
  • reposted on inside higher ed jobs (1/9), any ideas why?
  • form rejection email received (1/30)
  • 4 invited for February campus interviews

University of Massachusetts - Amherst - 20th C w/spec in African American womenEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th C African American History with a specialism in the history of African American women, Fall 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2014
  • " To apply, submit cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, a writing sample, sample syllabi, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=43248... Letters of reference also can be submitted by postal mail to Black Women History Search Committee, Department of Afro-American Studies, 329 New Africa House, 180 Infirmary Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003"
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2014
  • Does anyone know the status of this search?  A few days ago someone posted that he or she had recieved an e-mail request for a SKYPE interview, but then it was removed.
  • SKYPE interviews conducted and completed 2/10
  • Has there been any movement since SKYPE interviews (2/26)?
  • Does anyone know what's going on with this search? (3/19)
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled
  • Offer has been extended to someone I know (4/29)

University of Memphis (TN) - 20th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20thC African American History
  • Ph.D. in History required by the time of appointment
  • The application process is online at https://workforum.memphis.edu.  Choose “Faculty,” then “Assistant Professor in African American History.” All applicants will be expected to have at hand, ready for immediate upload: Letter of application, C.V., Writing sample (Upload in “Other Document 1”), Academic transcript, Contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references
  • Review begins: 10 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • Interviews held at AHA (1/4)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/13)
  • Offer made and accepted

University of North Carolina at Asheville - US History 1860-1900Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship "in U.S. History 1860-1900 with a focus on African American History in Western North Carolina"
  • "Candidates should have the Ph.D. in History in-hand."
  • "The successful candidate should be able to teach both halves of the U.S. History survey and upper-division courses in African American History 1492 - 1865, North Carolina History, Appalachian History, and the African Diaspora. Candidates with experience in teaching from the lens of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply."
  • "Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy/teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to Departmental Assistant Jo Steininger at jsteinin@unca.edu. Official academic transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to hire"
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2013
  • This is an inside hire.  There's a very well-liked VAP whom this job ad fits completely.
  • This is actually the most obvious inside hire I have ever seen. Even more so than last year's UMKC and Westminster jobs.
  • UNCA actually has something of a reputation for this kind of thing.  The HIstory Department is good at bringing in VAPs to replace those who move on or retire, then "grandfather" them in if they prove popular with everyone.  They haven't conducted a valid cold search in many years.
  • Sounds curious. How do we know the "well-liked VAP" or a supporter did not write the three prior posts as a means of throwing folks off the trail? I have seen several supposedly "inside hires" work out in varying ways so everyone should take the above comments with many grains of salt. (10/2).
  • I wrote the first of these three, but not the other two.  I have never met the current VAP, but teach at another school in the area & therefore know how he is thought of.  I was merely trying to encourage folks not to get their hopes up, not telling people not to apply.
  • I wrote the third comment, and I know from having been a History major there, and--much later--an applicant for an open position in the department.  I was encouraged to apply by my mentor, and despite an excellent c.v., was not even contacted for a phone interview.  I got the word from a friend (full prof.) in another department about how the search was rigged, and the history of searches in the History Dept.

University of Virginia (VA) - Race & Inequality in US and African Diaspora [Asst/Assoc Prof]Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor in Race and Inequality in the US and other countries in the African Diaspora, to begin 25 Aug. 2013
  • "The position will be a split appointment with half a line in the Woodson Institute and the other half in a home department in the College of Arts & Sciences (Economics, History, Politics, or Sociology). Candidates with comparative, historical, or global approaches are encouraged to apply."
  • "Fields of specialization include but are not restricted to the following: political economy, labor market stratification, and wealth distribution; educational policy and academic outcomes; metropolitan inequality; public health; criminal justice and the carceral state; immigration policy and patterns; housing; social movements; and electoral politics."
  • "Applicants at the assistant level should be on track to earn a PhD by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment."
  • "To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa...search on posting number 0612760 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to race-and-inequality-job@virginia.edu."
  • Review begins: 7 Oct. 2013 and position is open until filled.
  • Skype interview (11/7)
  • Any recent updates?
  • There is a job talk for this position on 12/5.
  • Candidate for history dept., Andrew Kahrl, has accepted position. Starting teaching in fall 2015.

University of Wyoming - African-American and Diaspora StudiesEdit

Utica College (NY)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in African American History
  • Ideally PhD should be in hand, ABD will be considered
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "Each semester, the candidate will be required to teach two sections of a survey in The African American Experience, and two upper-division courses in his or her areas of expertise."
  • "A specialty in the roots, course and outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement, and the continuing rights revolution are requisite. Desired subfields are the legacies of slavery and colonialism, and Pan-Africanism. Applicants must have expertise beyond US borders."
  • apply online
  • Deadline: Open until filled [ad posted 20 Nov.]
  • Offer made. Offer accepted. 3/17

Wright State University (OH)Edit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History
  • "Candidates should hold (by August 2014) a Ph.D. in history (preferred) or an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in a relevant area"
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year " including a one-semester survey of African-American history, upper-level and graduate classes, and classes in the African and African-American Studies Program"
  • " Please submit a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and a sample syllabus for a 4000-level class. Materials must be submitted electronically to http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/6939 ...In addition, please send 3 letters of recommendation to: Dr. Opolot Okia, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435"
  • For full consideration 15 Nov. 2013
  • Request for skype interview 12/1 (x2)
  • Any indication how many applied? (12/14)

Asian American HistoryEdit

Princeton UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian-American History, to begin 1 September 2014.
  • The time period and field of specialization are open. We are interested in those who work on the global contexts of trans-Pacific migrations to the Americas, as well as those who work on the legal, political, economic, and cultural histories of peoples of Asian descent living in the Americas.
  • Online Application Form.
  • Review of files will begin on 1 Oct. 2013, but applications will be considered until the department chooses to close the search. 
  • Any info. on this one?
  • More materials request (10/23)
  • Has anyone heard anything since the request for additional materials?
  • I heard that that Taylor Swift was the AMA artist of the year (x2)
  • Was she interviewed? 
  • From what I understand, she was at dinner with a couple members of the search committee and Sean Wilentz when Kanye West burst in to announce that Ronald Takaki was the greatest Asian-Americanist of all time.
  • Additional materials request (again) (12/11) (x2)
  • Campus visit scheduled (12/18)
  • Offer accepted (3/9)

San Francisco State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian American History, to begin Fall Semester 2014
  • "Preferred expertise in Chinese and/or Japanese American Studies and/or political science; Candidates with bilingual expertise in an Asian language are encouraged to apply."
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2014
  • "In addition to the specific area(s) of specialization for this position, candidates must demonstrate (1) an ability to teach general and comparative Asian American Studies courses (both undergraduate and graduate levels), (2) excellence in curricular development and student advising, (3) commitment to scholarly/professional activities in the field of Asian American Studies, and (4) service to Asian American communities."
  • Submit an application dossier containing the following: a CV, all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, writing/publication samples, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi for one general lower-division course and one specific upper-division course matching this job description (refer to the department’s list of courses at www.sfsu.edu/~aas). Mail hard copies to:
    Asian American Studies Hiring Committee, Search #10.13 College of Ethnic Studies San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue – EP 103 San Francisco, CA 94132
    For further information contact: aashire@sfsu.edu or 415/338-2698"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2013-2014
  • Skype Interview Request 12/06
  • Notified for campus interview 1/02

University of California, San DiegoEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian American History, to begin 1 July 2014
  • Chronological period and specialization are open. We welcome expertise in transnationalism, comparative and relational approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, immigration, gender, and sexuality.
  • To Apply: Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00398.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Request for additional materials 11/20
  • Notified for campus interview 12/17
  • Campus interview scheduled for Jan
  • Offer made and accepted (3/12)

University of Massachusetts Boston - Comparative Asian-American (in American Studies Dept)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian-American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • We are interested in candidates who approach Asian-American Studies as constituent of American Studies, with attention to questions of immigration/migration and transnational flow of culture. Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses in the following areas is desirable: nineteenth century social or cultural history, performance studies, film and media.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in American Studies, History, or a related field and will show promise of becoming a productive scholar with a regular schedule of publications.
  • Expected to teach in American Studies undergraduate and graduate (master’s) programs, university-wide General Education program, and large lecture classes, the candidate should also be prepared to make contributions to inter- and trans-disciplinary programs on campus. Teaching, advising, and mentoring experience in urban public institutions with diverse student bodies is desirable.
  • Applicants should apply online with cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and sample publications/chapters: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=43171&jobboard=159... For inquiries, contact rachel.rubin@umb.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2013
  • Members of the department will be available for informational meetings at the American Studies Association annual meeting in Washington, DC; please contact Professor Rachel Rubin, Chair of American Studies, to arrange a meeting.
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/28)
  • Cordial and generous rejection received via e-mail (1/30, dated 1/28)
  • Offer made (2/28) and declined (3/5)

Native American HistoryEdit

Laurentian University (Can.)- Histoire Autochtone Nord-AméricaineEdit

  • "Le Département d’histoire sollicite des candidatures à un poste francophone menant à la permanence en histoire autochtone nord-américaine au rang de professeur(e) adjoint(e)", to start 1 Jan. 2014
  • " Les tâches liées au poste comprennent l’enseignement en français aux niveaux du premier et du deuxième cycle, des travaux de recherche et des responsabilités administratives. Toute personne candidate devra être détentrice d’un doctorat en histoire (ou en voie de le terminer) et présenter un dossier attestant de très fortes compétences en recherche et en enseignement."
  • "Les candidates et candidats sont priés de soumettre un exposé de leurs recherches actuelles et planifiées, un dossier d’enseignement, un curriculum vitae et trois lettres de recommandation à brock@leadersinternational.com."
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad closes 5 Jan. 2014 [given start date, deadline must be earlier than this]
  • Anyone considering applying for this might want to look at the littany of confused comments below the identical job posting from last year. They conducted a phone interview with numerous people, and then never followed up with ANY of them. They also didn't have the decency to inform anyone that the search had closed (unless, of course, the search has been ongoing for the past eighteen months). I know for a fact that some of the people they snubbed already held tenure-track positions at the time they applied, while others went on to get tenure-track positions at other universities. In other words, they were strong candidates. Be warned.

Texas Tech University - US West/Native AmericanEdit

U.S. Chicano/a / Latino/a HistoryEdit

California State University, Los AngelesEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Chicana/o History to begin fall 2014
  • this is a joint position in Chicano Studies and History. Field of specialization is open. Candidates must be qualified to teach courses in Chicana/o History and have the ability to teach introductory courses in Chicana/o Studies and the US History survey.
  • ABD candidates will be considered for the initial two-year appointment, and a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for retention.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., official graduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and writing sample ...to Dr. Bianca Guzman, Acting Chair, Chicano Studies Dept., California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90032-8221.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Anyone hear anything? (11/18)

Edison State College (FL)- [?Open Rank] Pref. Latino/a studiesEdit

  • Full time professorship in History
  • "Candidates with teaching experience and a doctoral degree in history are encouraged to apply.  Candidates with academic expertise in Latino/Latina Studies are likewise encouraged to apply."
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2014

Grand Valley State University (MI)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Latino/a History
  • "A successful candidate will teach advanced history courses on Latino/a history, general education and foundation courses in American History. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, borderlands, North American migrations, urban history, labor history, public history, and history of gender/sexuality."
  • "Ph.D. In American History or related field is required, with all requirements for the degree completed by Fall, 2014.  ABDs will be considered for initial appointment at instructor level."
  • "Apply online at www.gvsujobs.org.  Include a letter addressing qualifications and research agenda, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and curriculum vitae including the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three academic references.  In addition, mail course evaluations and three letters of reference to:  Michelle Duram, History Department Coordinator, D-1-150 Mackinac Hall."
  • Review begins: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Does anyone want to weigh in on the climate for faculty of color at this school? Or the area?
  • Just a heads-up: The HR geniuses at Grand Valley State use your SSN as an identifier, though you can request they send you an alternate ID. 
  • I grew up in the area.  We had all colors.  The climate is cold.  It's Michigan.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this job yet? (11/18) 
  • No. (11/18)
  • Nope
  • Yes
  • Yes (12/3)
  • Yes
  • Were those of you contacted for the position ABD or PhD? Thanks for the feedback! (12/8): PhD (1)
  • PhD
  • Any news?
  • On campus interviews underway
  • Has an offer been made?
  • Yes offer made and accecpted 

Michigan State University- Chicano, Latino or Mexican HistoryEdit

  • Tenure 'system', assistant professorship in Latino/a, Chicano/a, and/or Mexican History, to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • "Candidates should demonstrate an ability to engage with the department's broad areas of research strength, and especially with migration and transnational history. In addition, they should be able to work with various student, faculty, and program constituencies within the College of Social Science, and especially with the Chicano/Latino Studies Program. They might also work with other programs across the university such as the Center for Gender in Global Context, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Advanced Study of International Development, International Studies and Programs, and Julian Zamora Institute."
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • "Evidence of scholarship and a strong commitment to teaching is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue external funding in the form of grants and fellowships."
  • Apply at http://www.jobs.msu.edu (Job # 8568). Upload a CV, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and a list of references. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample should be mailed to: Latino/a, Chicano/a or Mexican History Search, Walter Hawthorne, Chair, Department of History, Old Horticulture Building, 506 E. Circle Dr. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036, USA
  • Review begins: 27 Nov., 2013.
  • AHA Interview (12/7 x2)
  • Any word on this search? (2/11)
  • On campus interviews underway (2/13)
  • Heard that dept. turned down the committee's recommendation (5/18)

Texas A&M University [Assoc Prof.]Edit

  • Associate Professorship to begin Sept. 2014
  • All applicants engaged in the study of Latinas/os throughout the Americas in any geographic, chronological, and thematic specialization will be enthusiastically considered, especially those who complement existing areas of strength.
  • For more on this research concentration within the department see http://history.tamu.edu/Clusters/Chicano-Latino.shtml.
  • Please submit a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a substantial writing sample
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013

Texas A&M University, Kingsville - Mexican American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track associate professorship
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 for first two years then 4/4 inc " both halves of U.S. history surveys, as well as upper-level courses in Mexican American history.  Ability to teach Texas history required.   Ability to develop other upper division courses in area of specialization as needed"
  • "PhD in History from a regionally accredited institution or university with appropriate specialization by time of appointment.  The candidate must have 18 graduate hours for the teaching fields.  Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.  ABD considered"
  • " To apply, complete an application at the Texas A&M University—Kingsville employment site at http://javjobs.tamuk.edu.   You will be asked to submit a current CV, three letters of recommendation, transcript from each degree-granting institution, and a sample upper-level syllabus representing one of the required teaching fields.  If you are not able to upload the letters of recommendation please have them sent to:  History Search Committee, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, MSC 165, Texas A&M University—Kingsville, Kingsville,  Texas, 78363: Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree granting institution by the Office of the Provost, Texas A&M University—Kingsville, MSC 102, Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202.  However, for review of applications, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts via javjobs.  If the transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (AACRAO)"
  • Review begins: 15 Apr. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Phone interview

Valparaiso University (IN) - Latino/Latin AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of Lantino or Latin American history to begin August 2014
  • "Ph.D. and strong evidence of scholarship in Latin American or Latino history is expected.  The successful applicant will teach Latin American, Latino, and modern world history, as well as the University’s first-year Humanities Core. "
  • "Send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, one writing sample (article or chapter), and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Alan Bloom, Chair, Department of History, 1400 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and position is open until filled
    • Anybody know anything?
    • No.  But it hasn't been that long.
    • I believe this job was cross-posted in Latin America, and that listing reports that AHA interview requests have gone out. (12/9)

U.S. Women's and Gender HistoryEdit

Louisiana State University - US Women's HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in US Women's History, beginning in August 2014.
  • The position will be a joint appointment with the university's Women's & Gender Studies Program, and the successful candidate's teaching duties will be equally split between the two units.
  • Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: http://www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #006499. Please have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Nancy Isenberg, Chair of the Search Committee, at the Department of History, 224 Himes Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, or at nisenberg@campus.lsu.edu.
  • Attach to online application: CV, cover letter, transcripts
  • Review begins 1 Dec. 2013 and continue until position is filled.
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/6)
  • --> when? Are they already asking for AHA interviews a week after review began? Yes, interview scheduled on 12/6 for AHA
  • Does anyone know if they have moved since the AHA? Many thanks!
  • On-campus interview scheduled (1/23)

Tulane University (LA) - 20th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in U.S History with specialization in the history of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the 20th Century
  • Candidates must complete the requirements for the Ph.D. no later than June 2014.
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including an introductory undergraduate survey on Women and Gender in U.S. History; and will also work collaboratively with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University ."
  • Applicants should submit letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to Women/Gender/Sexuality Search Committee, Department of History, Tulane University through Interfolio. Letters of recommendation may be submitted via Interfolio, email or hard copy.
  • Review begins:  1 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled
    • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014
    • any word on this one? (11/13)
    • Haven't heard anything, but I think it's rather early still (11/15)
    • Received request for additional materials (11/20) (x11)
    • Anyone have any idea whether additional material requests are usually all sent the same day?
    • The email came from interfolio and was sent to my junk mail folder, so if you might check there if you're still waiting. (x2)
    • Wow, 11 people on the wiki got requests for more materials!  That seems like a lot.  I wonder how many people made it to that stage.
    • Received request to interview at the AHA (12/10) X4
      • Was the request by phone or email? -- email through Interfolio, same as the original request for additional materials.
      • Has anyone else NOT received either an AHA interview or a rejection? I would expect a confirmed notice of rejection after being asked to prepare additional materials... any ideas?
        • Same, I made the req for extra materials but apparently not an interview request (12/11) - I think we can just read rejection into it + move on, and expect our more formal rejections when the search is over. (x3)
        • Anyone hear anything since AHA?
    • Received campus invite by phone (1/15)

University of California, BerkeleyEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor, with a start date of July 1, 2014.
  • We are seeking a historian of the United States, any period, with a specialization in women, gender, and/or sexuality.
  • Applications must include a detailed letter, a Curriculum Vitae, all published and unpublished scholarly work ready for examination (such as the dissertation or dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and book chapters), and three letters of reference. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire.
  • To apply, please go to the following link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00230.
  • Deadline:  21 Oct., 2013.
  • Is the committee really going to read the reams of documents they are asking for?  Why not ask for one sample and then request more from short listers?
    • This appears to be how Berkeley does things. They did the same thing last year in their open US history search. If I had to guess, they are just cutting out an unnecessary stage in the process. They probably do cut to a short list before reading most of the writing samples carefully, but this saves the step of having to go back and ask for new material from that list (and allows them to see what people actually have produced). Seems like a good strategy to me (so long as they are not printing stuff out if they don't read it!)
    • The above poster is problably right - but that said, I applied for a job at Berkeley a few years ago and was lucky enough to get an interview. I've been on the job market for years now and I've never seen a committee read more. Before the interview, at least two members of the committee had read my entire dissertation.
  • So I should be hearing from them any day, right?  This one's in the bag.  Can't be more than me and like 2 or 3 other people . . .
  • Anyone hear anything? The deadline was almost a month ago. I am guessing they take their time because there is no need for any "request for more materials." 11/20
  • Request for AHA interview received via email, 11/27 (x5)
  • Are they interviewing associate level folks at AHA as well?
  • Request for AHA interview received via email, 12/3 
  • Is that an associate interview? Has any associate professor been contacted for an interview? Thanks. 12/4
  • Campus visit invite 1/16 (x2)

University of Houston (TX) - 20th C Women's/GenderEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Twentieth Century US Women's and/or Gender History
  • "Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to one of the department’s thematic concentrations (Energy, Environment, and Urban Development; Ethnicity and Race; Gender, Women, and Family; Medicine and Technology; and Politics, War, Revolution, and Diplomacy) or to the Digital Humanities"
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "Teaching responsibilities include upper level and graduate courses in the candidate’s fields of specialization and also the U.S. history survey course"
  • PhD must be in hand by July 2014
  • "To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Eric Walther, Chair, Twentieth Century U.S. Women’s and/or Gender Search Committee, University of Houston, Department of History, 524 Agnes Arnold Hall, Houston, Texas 77204-3003."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013
  • Does anyone know if they plan on interviewing at the AHA in DC?
    • Yes, they will interview at the AHA (11/22)
    • Request for AHA interview via phone (12/9) X7
    • equal opportunity/affirmative action self identification received with letter.  It was written after the phone interviews were scheduled. (12/27) x2
  • 12 AHA Interviews were held (1/20)
  • Campus invitations have been extended and begin next week (1/20)
  • Two job talks already held (1/27 and 1/29) and the third scheduled (2/3) - (Posted 2/1)
  • Any news on this one since the last update? Haven't heard anything directly since the AHA. (2/24)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/5)

University of North Carolina - Chapel HillEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in U.S. women's history, "any chronological or thematic focus," to begin July 1, 2014
  • PhD in hand by time of appointment
  • "To apply, please follow this link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33369 and submit online a cover letter, a CV, and a sample of your writing."
  • "Please arrange for four letters of recommendation to be mailed to Professor Heather Williams, Chair, US Women’s History Search. Department of History, CB #3195, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195."
    • n.b.: Four letters. Just to make life more complicated?
    • The four letter thing seems to be SOP for Chapel Hill.  That doesn't make it any less annoying, but at least it's not just this search committee.
    • Yes, it's a university policy, not one the department has any control over.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013
  • Any news? Does anyone know if they plan to interview at the AHA?
  • No news for me. Since app review only began on 12/1, my fingers are still crossed!
  • AHA interview request by phone (12/13) x2
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/14

University of Oklahoma - Norman - Women in the American WestEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Women in the American West (chronological emphasis open), to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • Phd must be in hand by start date.
  • Teaching Load >2/2: "In addition to graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of women in the West, with a teaching load of two courses per semester, teaching responsibilities will include regular offerings of the U.S. Survey. Candidates must also be willing to teach Oklahoma history but are not expected to have training in this field at time of application"
  • "Fields of preferred expertise include (but are not limited to), Chicana, Asian-American, race-relations, Borderlands, transnational, global comparative, and public history."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • AHA interview request 12/03 x3
  • Rejection email received 1/17
  • Campus Visits scheduled 1/17
  • Offer made 2/17

Colonial / AntebellumEdit

Allegheny College (PA) - Colonial and/or RevolutionaryEdit

  • Tenure track associate professorship in Colonial and/or Revolutionary US History, to begin Fall 2014
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year
  • "Ability to teach courses in women’s history, the history of the Atlantic World, and Native American history would also be desirable.  Ph.D. and previous teaching experience preferred"
  • "Please e-mail application materials (cover letter including teaching and research interests, CV, and list of three references – full references not necessary at this stage) as a single PDF file (with candidate's name as file name) ...to Professor Ian Binnington, hist.colonial@allegheny.edu."
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Email received requesting additional information. 10/21 x 9 <--anyone receive this request *after* the deadline?
    • Nope--before x4
    • Received my request 5 Nov 2013.
  • Any updates?
  • Not as of 11/26. 
  • Contacted by phone for an AHA interview 12/3 (x4)
  • Rejection (by email) 12/4.  A very classy rejection, I must say. (x4)
  • I thought it was a nice rejection as well. But I did have to laugh at "your candidacy has NOT been advanced and our consideration of your file is at an end." ALL CAPS!!!!
  • Yeah, but then you know they'd get that person who didn't read the email all the way through and missed that it was a rejection because the search chair was trying to be nice about it.
  • Has anyone else not received a phone call for an interview or a rejection email (I was asked for the additional materials)? --> Yes, I have neither been rejected nor have received a request to be interviewed.  Perhaps we're either on an alternate list or in purgatory.  I also received the request for more materials. (x2)
  • Well, out of purgartory and firmly rejected. (X 3)  (12/6)
  • Finalists for on-campus interviews chosen (1/15)

Bates College (ME) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in History to begin 1 Aug. 2014
  • "ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred. We seek someone who can teach a survey course on North America before 1820 and mid-level courses on colonial North America and the American Revolution. In addition to these three courses, the successful candidate will also teach an upper-level seminar and a Short Term course on topics of their choosing."
  • "Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480 at academicservices@bates.edu, a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation. Please include your last name and R2535 in the subject line of all submissions."
  • Review begins: 15 Apr. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Any news on this position?

Binghamton University (NY) - to 1815 [Open Rank]Edit

  • Tenure track associate professorship or tenured assistant professorship in Early American History " with expertise in politics as broadly understood during the American Revolution and the Early National Period to 1815, to begin Fall 2014"
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses at all levels, including an introductory survey of early American history, as well as graduate courses in his or her area of specialization"
  • Also want someone who will "enhance the History Department's affiliation with the McNeil Center of Early American Studies."
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Applications should be submitted via http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/...An application should include a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, one article- or chapter-length writing sample, and sample syllabi"
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Fixed spelling of school.  Just a heads up when you apply.  
  • nothing heard as of 12/7 other than ack they got pkg and "thanks" ... not flying to DC on short notice for crap shoot ... Reckon my loss, but not really
  • AHA interview scheduled via phone 12/12
  • Email rejection via form letter. x2 (12/12), to wit:  "I'm sorry to say that your application is one that we are choosing not to pursue any further. We are in the process of extending invitations to ten of our applicants for AHA interviews, and I regret that we are unable to invite you to participate in this stage of search."  10 invited to AHA. 12/12.  10?!?!  <--(It's a research school. 10 sounds about right.)

Bucknell University (PA) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship "whose teaching and research focus on colonial North America (excluding Canada but including the Hispanic Southwest", to begin Fall 2014
  • "Preference will be given to those candidates with an interest in native peoples and the history of borderlands. Candidates who are ABD or Ph.D. will be considered. The successful candidate will teach advanced undergraduate courses in her or his specific field as well as introductory courses covering American history from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The Department seeks student-centered faculty members with a commitment to supporting diversity and the liberal arts mission."
  • "Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a brief statement on teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to jobs.bucknell.edu"
  • Review begins: 24 Feb. 2014 and continues until filled

City University of New York - Brooklyn College - Assoc/Full ProfessorshipEdit

  • Daniel M. Lyons Professorship in American History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "Applicants should have a distinguished record of teaching, research and publication in the area of colonial British North America/American Revolution. The hire will come with tenure, a reduced course load and a research stipend."
  • Please see www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/faculty2014 and search for job ID # 8741
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2013   <--NOTE: slightly different deadline stated in ad at InsideHigherEd: "Open until filled with a review of resumes to begin October 15, 2013."

Clemson University (SC) - US Colonial and Early National HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of US colonial and early national history including the Atlantic World.
  • Ph.D. should be in hand by August 15, 2014.
  • "Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship and be prepared to teach colonial and early national surveys and courses in their specialty and contribute to an emphasis area in public history, and/or a new major in Pan African Studies, and the MA program."
  • Applications should include a letter of application explaining the candidate's qualifications (no more than two pages); a c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (article or chapter length) and be sent to Paul Anderson, Department of History, Clemson University, 126B Hardin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0527 by means of electronic submissions accepted at Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/612209 .
  • Review of materials will begin immediately; for full consideration: 1 Dec. 2013
  • AHA Interview Scheduled (12-6)
  • Received a personalized rejection email from the search chair.  Class act Clemson, I really appreciated it!
  • I received neither an interview invite nor a rejection email. Wonder what that means (although I assume it's a rejection).
  • Request for campus visit (1/7)
  • A candidate has accepted the position. 

Duke University - Colonial North American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track or tenured position in colonial North American history, to begin July 2015, at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • The appointment will be at made at either the assistant or tenured associate level.
  • Please submit the following application materials online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/): (a) cover letter addressed to Professor Laura Edwards, search committee chair, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) a writing sample, and (d) the names of three references.
  • For full consideration, apply by 1 Feb. 2014
  • As someone employed by "that other school down the road," I have to say that the previous comment is quite uninformed and curious at best. If a dept. at Duke wants to do an "inside" or targeted hire, they will not waste time running false national searches. Case in point, look at how quickly (and silently) the History dept. hired Vincent Brown from Harvard a few years back. There was no national search and, as far as I know, the dept. did not even create a search committee... If a dept. at Duke runs a national search, it should be clear to all that it is a legitimate search, especially when they have SO MANY resources for targeted, partner, insider, and diversity hires.
  • Anyone know what the timeline is for this search? (3/7)
  • What happened with this search?

Eastern Connecticut State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in US History
  • Teaching experience and Ph.D. in History preferred; ABD in History close to completion considered.
  • The successful candidate must be prepared to teach survey courses in Early American History, upper division courses in ante-bellum history, and courses in the university's Liberal Arts Core. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach African American history.
  • Interested applicants should send electronically: a letter of application, teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Barbara Tucker, Search Committee Chair at tuckerb@easternct.edu.
  • Open Until Filled [posted 24 Sept]
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Not a dickey bird.
  • 12/9 See above, one commenter here has been contacted for a phone interview. Not sure why this job posting is here twice.

Fitchburg State University (MA) - Early AmericanEdit

  • Full time, tenure track position in Early American (pre-19th C) history, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "The candidate will teach introductory-level U.S. courses and offer electives on Early America for history and history/secondary education majors."
  • "Please create a profile and then upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy to the university’s “jobs” website at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu/."
  • For full consideration: 4 Nov. 2013 but position is open until filled
  • Contacted for Skype Interview 10/6 x 2
  • A month before the deadline, or is that a typo?
  • I was contacted for a Skype interview on 11/6 and I applied well before deadline.
  • Heard anything?  The committee said they were going to move fast.
  • Nothing here.
  • Anyone have news?  (12/5)
  • No.  I can only assume I didn't make the cut or they are moving slower than they said they wanted to do.  (12/5)
  • Ok. Thanks.
  • Does anyone know if this search has concluded?  

Florida Gulf Coast UniversityEdit

  • Assistant professorship of Colonial American-Antebellum American History
  • PhD in American History required, ABD considered if all requiremets are completed by 7 Aug. 2014 If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Qualified to teach courses in American Indian and Frontier History from Colonial to Antebellum period
  • To Apply: Visit http://jobs.fgcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53605 & apply to Req. #1851.
  • "Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned"
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Just a warning if you are applying: this school asks for a "statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline." I thought that meant my experience working with students on research projects, but when I submitted the application, the system listed it as a "research statment." Still unsure what they are looking for...
  • Anybody know what the teaching load is here?
  •   3/3, I believe
  • Contacted for phone interview 11/20 x2
  • Failed search.
  • I love how if you look at the revision page someone with an ip adress from the university keeps deleting that it was a failed search. If you don't want people to know your search failed, don't let it fail. You can't be Putin and try to bend reality to suit your wants.
  • Interesting.  What was the likely reason?

John Carroll University (OH) - Colonial or RevolutionaryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in colonial or Revolutionary American History (to 1783), to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be completed by end of first contract year.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "This position allows its recipient to devise three innovative and creative courses per semester – including both surveys and specialized courses -- and to maintain an active research and publishing program"
  • "Send a letter of application, c.v., course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample of less than 30 pages, and three letters of reference...to: Prof. Daniel Kilbride, Chair, Department of History John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118, or via email to ushistorysearch@jcu.edu"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • The current department chair is a historian of Revolutionary America.  Two historians with the same chronological specialty at a small liberal arts college? Seems odd to me. Does anyone know what's going on here? 
  • The current department chair's scholarship is certainly revolutionary, in a cosmic sense, but he is not a historian of Revolutionary America.
  • Department chair is more Antebellum/CivilWar/ Reconstruction than Colonial and Revolutionary America. I doubt this is fishy.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • They ran this search last year and invited candidates to campus, what happened? Is there a budgetary problem at John Carroll, is the department dysfunctional, or did they offer the job and not get their top choice? 
  • No job offers made last year. No budgetary problems. Dept. functions well. Looking for the right "fit" for all parties involved. 
  • Sent out invitation for AHA interview 11/11 (x4)
  • rejection letter (x2)
  • Has anyone heard back on this since AHA? - No, but this is their first week back since the AHA. I would expect them to meet sometime this week and contact people next week.
  • Nothing here. They told me they ideally wanted to bring candidates to campus by the end of January  . . .
  • Very gracious snail mail rejection after AHA interview 1/31 (x3)
  • Has anyone been invited to campus? (2/3)
  • Yes, a friend of mine did get an invite, with campus visits taking place in the next few weeks.
  • According to my rejection letter, your friend was the lucky contestant.  They only invited one person to a campus interview from their AHA search.
  • That's a negative. We have invited multiple candidates and the visits are ongoing.
  • Offer made and accepted, 3/14

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • Three year lectureship (~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in American History, to begin 2014
  • "Successful candidates must have a strong record of excellent and innovative teaching in Colonial and/or Antebellum American history (c. 1609-1861), a PhD in American history and demonstrable ability to publish. Suitable applicants will be able to make a significant contribution to our introductory (Level 4) course North America: From Columbus to the Civil War, and to develop further courses in American history. "
  • For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.mmu.ac.uk/jobs. If you do not have access to the internet, or require an application in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources on 0161 247 3502 quoting the reference number G1/4572.
  • Deadline: midnight [BST] 19 May 2014

Marywood University (PA) - Colonial, Revolutionary & Civil WarEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American History (colonial, revolutionary and civil war period), to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • Teaching responsibilities include surveys in US history to 1865 and US history since 1865 and upper level specialty courses in area of specialization.
  • Thematic areas might include digital history, environmental history, immigration and labor history, economic history or other areas of teaching and research that complement the existing offerings. Comparative and transatlantic perspectives are also welcome
  • "Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic university sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,"
  • "Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references by email as separate PDF documents to Dr. Alexander Vari, Chair, Department of Social Sciences, at vari@marywood.edu."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • 12/10: Recommenders received phone calls from the search committee.(x2)
  • Request for phone interview on 12/12 (x2)

Mount St. Mary's University (MD) - Early AmericaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin August 2014
  • "The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research on  Early American History. The department is particularly interested in candidates with special training in the history of the Atlantic World or the slave trade and slavery.
  • "The department seeks a colleague who will be able to contribute both to advanced undergraduate research in the History major and to the Veritas Program, the university’s common liberal arts curriculum that includes a two-semester sequence of interdisciplinary courses on the American Experience."
  • "Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding."
  • Ph.D. is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered.
  •  "Mount St. Mary’s University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity.  Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar."
  • Review begins/for full consideration: 15 Oct. 2013 but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Request for skype interview. 10/25
  • have they invited finalists to campus yet?
  • They have already selected and invited finalists.
  • Offer made and accepted. (12/16)

Northwestern University (IL) - pre-1775Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in pre-1775 North American History
  • "We welcome candidates who focus on any of North America’s diverse communities and cultures from the sixteenth century to 1775, including British America and the Caribbean, French America, New Netherland, northern New Spain, native communities, African and African-American communities, and/or the Atlantic world."
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • Northwestern doesn't do AHA interviews. They go from applications to requests for more materials to campus visits.
  • Has any one heard from them yet?
  • Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full
  • Contacted for full dissertation on 11/29 (x2)
  • Has anyone who was contacted for the full diss heard anything back yet? (12/17)
  • Nothing yet 12/17 (x 2)
  • Campus visits are being held this week (1/8)
  • Failed Search (3/20)

Salem College (NC)Edit

  • Assistant professorship in American History, with a primary specialization in antebellum America, to begin August 2014
  • "Teaching responsibilities include the survey of American history to 1877 and upper-level courses in American women’s history and African-American history. The ability to teach one or more of the following would be a plus: public history, the trans-Atlantic world, sub-Saharan Africa and/or Latin America."
  • "Please send letter of application, vita, copies of graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and a statement of teaching philosophy to gerry.hayes@salem.edu.  Electronic submission is preferred.  Letters should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Thomas, chair, History Search Committee, Department of History and Political Science, Salem College, 601 South Church St., Winston Salem, NC 27101."
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2013 and continues until filled
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Contacted about AHA interview 12/10/13
  • Contacted for 2nd (post-AHA) interview via skpe - 1/28
  • Has anyone heard anything more?  I followed up a few weeks ago and they said that they would "let me know my candidacy" in a few weeks.
  • Received rejection letter 3/24

Temple University (PA)- to 1783Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in pre-1783 colonial North American History, to begin Fall 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "The appointee will be responsible for teaching graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in his or her areas of specialization, a survey course in United States history to 1865, and courses in the General Education curriculum"
  • "To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi of courses taught, a sample of written work such as a published article or book chapter (or an article-length forthcoming work), and three letters of recommendation to Ms. Vangeline Campbell at vcampbel@temple.edu.  The search committee encourages applicants to submit their materials by email."
  • Review begins: 4 Nov. 2013 and continues until filled
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Contacted for AHA Interview on 11/24
  • On-campus invitation 1/9
  • Has an offer been made?
  • Yes, offer is out (1/10)
  • Offer accepted

University of Arkansas, Monticello - US, pre-1877Edit

NB -posted without a link to the orignial advert.  PLEASE always include a link to the original ad when making a new post! AFII (talk) 11:37, February 11, 2014 (UTC)

  • 9-month full time faculty position in American History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • teaching load: 12 credit hours/per fall and spring semester "including both sections of the American History survey as well as upper-division courses in the successful candidate's field of expertise"
  • PhD must be in hand before appointment start date, and must have " A field specialization in American History prior to 1877"
  • "Qualifications also include a demonstrable commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising, academic grant authorship, research, and publication. Preference will be given to applicants willing to participate in both the University's travel-study programs and award-winning Phi Alpha Theta chapter"
  • "Send a letter of application, vita, copy of unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Associate Professor John Kyle Day, Ph.D., Chairman of History Search Committee, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, P.O. Box 3619, Monticello, AR 71656. Email day@uamont.edu."
  • Review begins: 18 Feb. 2014 and continues until position filled.

University at Albany, SUNY - Early American Environmental HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in early North American environmental history, to begin Fall 2014
  • Applicants must show promise of a distinguished career as a scholar and teacher. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2014. Successful candidates should be able to teach general surveys in U.S. history, as well as upper-level courses in environmental history and colonial or early North American history."
  • "Applicants must submit the following documents: (1) cover letter that discusses research and teaching interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching experience; (4) writing sample; and (5) three recommendation letters to Professor Ryan Irwin at rirwin@albany.edu." apply Online here
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2013
  • Does anyone know their teaching load?
  • A: pretty sure it is 2/2.
  • Thanks. I also saw an ad for a Japanese history position at Albany. The ad says the teaching load is 5 per year. So I was just wondering whether this ia the normal teaching load or not. 
  • Did a skype interview in early November. (11/16) (x2)
  • I was one who did a Skype interview back in November, but now I suspect that the search has moved on without me. Can anyone confirm that? (01/07)
  • Also did a Skype interview; emailed to ask if the search moved forward. Have not heard anything back.
  • Offer has been made and accepted (3/14)

University of Cambridge (UK)Edit

  • University lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in American History, to begin 1 Oct. 2014
  • "The University Lecturer will be required to conduct original research in some area of the history of colonial North America and/or the United States; to give lectures and classes and to organise teaching in this subject; to supervise, support and examine students at all levels; to anchor the new MPhil in American History (probably by acting as admissions secretary and convenor of the core course); and to play a full part in the administrative work of the History Faculty. Supervision for Part I of the Historical Tripos will include Papers 22 (North American history, c. 1500 to 1865) and/or 24 (U.S. History since 1865)."
  • "The appointee must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field. Research of international standing will be expected. The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers."
  • Please quote reference JJ02684 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.; further details
  • Deadline: 23 Apr. 2014
  • Got a very prompt rejection email, 4/6

University of Chicago (IL) - [Asst or Assoc] US pre-1800Edit

  • Tenure track assistant or recently tenured associate professorship in pre-1800 US history, to begin autumn quarter 2014
  • "Area of specialization open, although the Department encourages candidates to apply who are working in any subfield from transnational or global perspectives. In addition, the Department encourages applicants working in Native American history. Candidates are expected to have Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2014."
  • Review of applications begins: 1 Oct. 2013 and continues until position filled or until hard deadline of 10 Jan. 2014
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Contacted for book manuscript and any forthcoming articles, 10/29 (x2)
  • For those contacted for manuscript and/or articles, was this an addition to a writing sample submitted with the original application? --> yes; Thanks for the response!
  • AHA interview scheduled
  • learned about this late and didn't apply till 12/9 ... Hope they are serious about the hard 1/10/14 deadline. Story of my life: a few months late and several dollars short. Lol.
  • What happened with this search?

University of Dallas - Irving (TX) - Early Modern Atlantic WorldEdit

[replaced link as original no longer worked]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship of Atlantic World History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Specialization in the history of the Atlantic World in the early modern period.a Catholic liberal arts institution featuring an extensive core curriculum for undergraduates.
  • (subject to final budgetary approval)
  • In addition to teaching in the area of specialization will have responsibility for teaching sections of the university’s American Civilization sequence as well as Western Civilization II. Ability to offer surveys in the history of east Asia or in the history of South America highly desirable.
  • Ph.D. required. Better candidates will have a substantial record of teaching in the relevant subject areas. Salary competitive.
  • Please submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a one-page statement on the meaning and purpose of liberal education and how that understanding bears upon the candidate’s intellectual concerns. Send to Thomas W. Jodziewicz, Chair, Atlantic History Search Committee, Dept. of History, University of Dallas, Irving, TX 75062.
  • review begins: 9 Dec. 2013 but the committee will continue to accept applicants until the position is filled.
  • Crossposted under World/Global History 2013-14 and Latin American History 2013-14

University of Houston – Clear Lake (TX)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S. history with specialization in Colonial America, starting August 2014.
  • Successful candidate will teach the first half of the lower-level undergraduate U.S. history survey up to 1877 and will have the opportunity to develop new courses within the Colonial period at the upper-level undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Review of completed application begins immediately and continues until position is filled. We reserve the right to extend search or not fill position. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in U.S. must be provided
  • Apply at https://jobs.uhcl.edu/postings/8031 (posted 09/12/13)
  • Received request for phone interview 11/21 (x2) [<- restored this info which was deleted AFII (talk) 09:31, November 22, 2013 (UTC)]
  • Received invitation for campus interview 12/16

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - North American History to 1815Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in North American History to 1815.
  • Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent or emailed directly to Dr. David Tanenhaus, Professor and Chair, UNLV History Department, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455020, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5020; david.tanenhaus@unlv.edu. Materials should be addressed to Prof. William Bauer, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu
  • Review begins/For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2013 and position remains open until filled
  • Do they need letter of recs initially?  Or do they only want a list of three contacts?
  • Recieved email invite for an AHA interview (12/4 x3)
  • Received rejection email 12/6 (x 2)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (1/27)

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Two positions, early American/AtlanticEdit

  • Two Assistant Professorships in Early American/Atlantic History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "We seek one historian who specializes in the seventeenth and/or eighteenth centuries and one who specializes in the early national period to the Civil War"
  • "Both positions are for early Americanists whose work has an essential Atlantic dimension.  Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship and teaching and be ready to participate in a dynamic program of graduate teaching and research built around cross-regional thematic collaboration.  We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute not only to Atlantic history but to our other graduate thematic fields: Power and Inequality; Texts and Contexts; and World History"
  • Deadline: 16 Sept. 2013
  • Rejection email received.  They have "selected quarter-finalists." (10/10) x2
  • Semi-finalists (preliminary interviews) selected (10/23)
  • Any insight on the fields they were looking for? They advertised for two very broad period-defined positions in a department that seems to specialize in thematic fields. Also, were they interested in fresh Ph.D's, early assistants, experienced assistants? Curious because I applied for one of these positions hoping to return home to western PA. <--- Me too, But hey - the world is now yours.  Feel free to roam about the Country.
  • Rejection email received. Finalists have been selected. (11/1)
  • Have any of the finalists heard from the chair?
  • Campus visits scheduled. (11/8)
  • Rumor has it this is a failed search.
  • Have you heard that the search for both positions has failed or just one of them?
  • Has anyone read (and heeded) the "Universities to Fear" wiki regarding this department? Scary stuff, but a job is a job I guess. (12/16)
  • Not a failed search.  One offer made (1/25)
  • Any update?  Either (or both) offers accepted?
  • Only one offer made (& probably accepted) to a Pitt PhD

University of Richmond - Early America to 1815Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Early America to 1815, to begin Fall semester 2014
  • "In addition to maintaining an active research program, the appointee will be expected to contribute to the general education program, teach advanced courses in the field, and participate, as appropriate, in related interdisciplinary programs (e.g., American Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)."
  • A Ph.D. in History is required. ABDs will be considered, but must have completed the Ph.D. by the August 2014 start date.
  • Applicants should apply online. Applicants will be asked to submit electronically a cover letter containing teaching and research statements, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Transcripts as well as any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be addressed to Hugh West, Chair, Early America Search, Department of History, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173.
  • Review of applications will begin 1 Nov. 2013
  • Any updates? (11/17)
  • Rejection Email (11/25)(x6)
  • As a bonus, my rejection was addressed incorrectly
  • One of the strangest rejection emails I have ever gotten.
  • Wikirules dictate that you must share examples with the rest of the class.
  • I don't know, I thought it was entertaining--as far as rejections go anyway.  I've definitely gotten worse :  
    "I’m writing to let you know that you are not among the initial group we are inviting to the AHA to interview for the Early America to 1815 position.

    Although I know this is not the best of news, please do not think of it as final news: we will keep all applications for the position alive until we have completed or closed the search.

    That being the case, I will postpone any expressions of regret or wishes for good luck.  For now, I’ll just thank you for making our decisions so difficult!"
  • Wow: won't even wish you good luck!? That's just cold.
  • Meh.  Their adjuncts have Ph.Ds from Harvard and Oxford.  They clearly are looking for candidates from big name schools with monographs to their names.
  • Funny because I've got both of those things and was rejected nonetheless.
  • This position is a replacement for their "star," who was poached to an endowed chair by another institution last year.  I cannot be sure, but it would not surprise me if they are after someone who is already fairly established.
  • Yeah, I know. The whole process is still very frustrating.
  • Indeed. 
  • So...candidates with a monograph are less qualified than those without them? How does that work exactly? --> Candidates with monographs are more qualified than candidates without monographs, which is what the previous commentator stated.
  • So, has anyone actually had a yes from them yet? 12/10
  • Yes, AHA interview.
  • Received email last week to schedule on-campus interview. (01/14)
  • Mass email to applicant pool revealing Samantha Seeley of NYU to be the lucky winner. (2/26)

University of South Carolina - ColumbiaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Colonial American/US History, to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by date of appointment
  • "Applicants should present evidence of a strong scholarly record and will be expected to teach introductory, advanced, and graduate level courses in their areas of interest."
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2013.
  • acknowledgement email said skype interviews late Nov.- any news re: this?
  • None here
  • Did everyone get an acknowledgement email?
  • Invitation for skype interview 12/6 (x 3)
  • Very gracious rejection letter (12/17)
  • did you have a skype interview and then recieve a rejection?
  • No, just a very classy rejection letter.
  • Invitation for on campus interview 12/17 (x1)
  • Congrats! That's a lot faster than the timeline they quoted me. 
  • Offer made-candidate considering. (2/11)
  • Offer accepted. (2/23)

University of Toledo - Early United States History (up to 1824)Edit

  • Review of applications will begin on June 15th and continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is August 18, 2014 and may be deferrable to January 2015.

Wayne State University (MI) - Colonial [Open Rank]Edit

  • (Tenure track) assistant, associate or full professorship in Colonial US History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2014
  • "Specialists in the history of the Atlantic World and/or American Indian history are especially welcome. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are essential."
  • A candidate with exceptional qualifications will be considered for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor.
  • "Applications must be submitted online at https://www.jobs.wayne.edu at posting number 039874, online at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Three reference letters are also required and may be submitted online at https://www.jobs.wayne.edu or by e-mail to m.kruman@wayne.edu or to Marc Kruman, Colonial Search Committee, Department of History, 3094 FAB, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 4820"
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • asked for writing sample 12/2
  • Was that in addition to the writing sample you were meant to provide with the application?
  • yes, they wanted entire book rather than just a chapter from the book
  • AHA interview scheduled on 12/13
  • Have finalists been invited to campus? (1/28)
  • Campus visits took place in early Feb.

Western Washington University (WA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of History, to begin 16 Sept. 2013
  • The position is open to historians of Colonial America.
  • "Ph.D. in the history of Colonial America or a related field by September 15, 2014"
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year "including surveys of U.S. history and upper-level and graduate courses in her or his field of specialization. High-quality research and engagement in service are also expected."
  • " Candidates must apply online via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  To submit your application, please log in at https://jobs.wwu.edu/Loginpage.aspx. Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. 
    Candidates should upload a letter of application along with a C.V., a graduate transcript, a chapter- or article-length writing sample, and sample syllabi for introductory courses in U.S. history or upper-level courses in Colonial American history. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to jennie.huber@wwu.edu.
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2013
  • Does anyone know why they're advertising this position when they already have a colonialist in their department?  Did that person decide to move on, perhaps?
  • (12/9) Has anyone heard anything on this search?
  • (12/12) Contacted by email for a phone interview
  • (1/14) Campus interviews scheduled

Nineteenth CenturyEdit

Binghamton University (NY) - 19th Century USEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in history, to begin Fall 2014
  • "The Department seeks candidates whose primary expertise lies outside of the Civil War and the U.S. South"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Candidates should submit...a letter of application, c.v., chapter- or article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/."
  • Deadline: 22 Nov. 2013
  • I assume Bing is interviewing at the AHA (given that they are for the early America position)? Is that right? Anbyone know?
  • Rejection email received (12/6) x5
  • Wow, I've never received a rejection letter that outright insulted candidates before: "Some were not quite as far along with their scholarship or as experienced in teaching and mentoring as we would like."  Classy!
  • over 150 applicants.  I'm probably one of those with fewer publications and years teaching than other candidates.  I wasn't insulted, I just accepted there were people more qualified than myself who applied.  Quick rejections make me hopeless. (x2)
    • Having been at the rodeo for a few years, I didn't find the rejection insulting in the least--I've had truly insulting rejections. I assume that, since Binghamton is NY's flagship research university, and since there's been so much discussion over rethinking the SUNY system, that they're strategically hoping to hire someone pretty polished. Though, as one of those who got the rejection e-mail, it still stings (I was perfect for the job!).
  • AHA interview scheduled via email (12/6) x2
  • Campus interview scheduled via email (1/29)

Columbia Unversity (NY) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • 'distinguished scholar' sought for Assistant or Full Professorship of US 19th-C history, subfield open, to begin 1 July 2014
  • "Candidates must have an eminent record in publications, teaching and research"
  • To apply please visit our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58212
  • Review begins: 15 Nov 2013 and continues until filled
  • This is a rerun of last year's failed search to replace a retiring Eric Foner.
  • Shortlist Comprised. 3/17/14
  • Word is...we should not use wiki to list the names of the final candidates assuming your information is even accurate. It's enough to say that there's a short-list.
    • [19 Mar] if the names are publicly available then there's no reason not to link to them; if you are a finalist there is no reason not to name yourself; but listing names which are not in the public domain may be against the wiki's Terms & Conditions (the revealing of personal information about third parties).  Hope that helps.  AFII (talk) 09:25, March 19, 2014 (UTC)

Florida State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Nineteenth Century US History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "The area of specialization is open, but candidates with expertise in the period before 1877 are particularly encouraged to apply"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • "Please forward a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation (which may be sent separately), and a short writing sample (chapter or article of no more than 40pps) as pdfs to 19thcussearch@fsu.edu "
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2013
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • 12/3: Recieved acknowledgement email with an EEO link.
  • 12/10: Received a request for an AHA interview (x 2)
  • 12/16 Polite rejection e-mail rec'd
  • It always weirds me out when I don't get an interview but also don't get the rejection that others received.  The paranoid side of my brain always wonders if they even received or read my application.  Anyone else in that boat?
    • You're most likely B-listed
  • 2/19 Offer accepted.   

George Mason University (VA) - with Public HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th Century US History with interest/experience in Public History
  • Phd must be in hand by Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • "please apply for position number F8463z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/. Complete the online faculty application; and upload a letter of interest, CV, a writing sample (an article or book/dissertation chapter), and a list of at least three references. Letters of reference should be sent separately to Professor Jane Turner Censer, Chair, U.S. History Search, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, MSN 3G1, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • What's the good word? (12/5)
  • No news as of 12/9 (x4)
  • Still none? I can only assume that invitations for AHA interviews have already gone out (12/12)
  • My hunch is they have gone out. But it is possible the committee really is unsure about what direction to go and will do first round interviews over skype sometime in January. 
  • AHA interview request via email (12/14) x2
  • Offer made and accepted (3/26)

Mississippi State University - Civil War Era HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the (US) Civil War, to begin August 2014
  • Teaching load: 2/2 "Offerings include undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise, a turn in the U. S. History survey course, and graduate seminars"
  • "Successful applicant must be able and willing to enhance our longstanding concentration in Civil War Era History and participate decisively in one or more of the department’s three Nodes of Excellence: History of Science and Technology; International Security/Internal Safety; and Agriculture, Rural and Environmental History"
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2013
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • Is this search still on?
  • I heard they did some peliminary interviews at the SHA.
  • "Decision has been made, candidate accepted offer" [restored this info, deleted by another user AFII (talk) 09:32, November 22, 2013 (UTC)]
  • If the above is correct  this search was conducted in grave-like silence. Did they already have someone tapped for the job? That seems to be the way of things in the academy now.
  • Sadly, I have been able to confirm this through multiple sources.  
  • There were preliminary interviews at the SHA and the committee moved quickly to bring finalists to campus. The person who got the job had no affiliation with the department previously.

Oakland University (MI) - Civil War/ReconstructionEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in American Civil War/Reconstruction History, to begin Aug 2014
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 " includ[ing] a two semester survey of U.S. history, upper-level and graduate courses in area of specialization, and a seminar in historical methods."
  • "Although ABD's will be considered, the successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2014"
  • "Application materials should be submitted online at http://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/814 and should include the following: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, A sample syllabus
  • Review begins: 15 Nov 2013 and continues until position filled
    • Applied (x3)
    • confirmation letter received, does not specify timeline for review or whether they'll be at AHA
    • request for skype interview in early Jan (12/11) (x2)
      • How did they make the request? (email? phone?) 
      • By email
    • When are the Skype interviews scheduled for...???
    • Any news?
    • I emailed the search chair... Her response was "We have selected 3 candidates for on-campus interviews.  At this time we do not anticipate inviting anyone else to campus." (2/27)
    • Snail mail received today (4/4) dated March 28... Very considerate rejection letter that actually named the appointed candidate. (x1)
    • To whom is the job offered?
    • Erin Dwyer

Pennsylvania State University - [Full Prof.]Edit

  • McCabe-Greer Chair in Nineteenth Century US History
  • "All research specialties will be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of published scholarship, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching"
  • "The position offers a reduced teaching load and substantial research funds."
  • "A letter of application and c.v., complete with contact information for three references, should be submitted online at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch."
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2013 but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard a thing about this search?
    • campus visits are scheduled for January

University of Central Arkansas- Civil WarEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History with an expertise in the Civil War era, Aug 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Successful candidate will teach U.S. history survey and advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in areas of specialization."
  • "Send application letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations, if available, to Civil War Search, Dept. of History, Irby Hall 105, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR  72035"
  • Review begins: 28 Oct. 2013 and continues until filled.
  • Is this an inside hire?  They have a Instructor with a PHD who teaches the Civil War.
  • Not sure.  I'm guessing this search is to replace Lorien Foote, who left last year for Texas A&M.
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • I heard NPR this morning
  • Invitation for AHA interview (12/6) x2

Any news? Campus invites?

  • - Offer made and accepted Feb 22

University of Chicago (IL) - 1800-1930Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History 1800-1930, to begin Fall Quarter 2014
  • "Area of specialization open, although the Department encourages candidates to apply who are working on environmental history, the history of gender and sexuality, urban history, the history of religion or business history. Candidates are expected to have Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2014."
  • Review of applications begins 1 Oct. 2013 and position is open until filled or hard deadline of 10 Jan. 2014
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Anyone want to take bets how how many applicants they'll get? I'm betting 350--as many as the Berkeley job that was a similar call last year.
    • At least they limited the search to a few areas of focus.
    • Does anyone know where Interfolio should email letters of rec? I've submitted the rest of the application, but the email address is no longer available. 
    • Maybe contact the History Dept? http://history.uchicago.edu/page/contact-us
  • Any news on this? (11/1)
  • request for more writing (x2) (~10/28?)
  • Have AHA interview notifications gone out?
  • Any more word on this one? (12/9) -- a friend of mine has been invited to an in-person interview at the AHA (12/10)  -- same, I head through the grapevine that AHA invites have gone out (12/10)
  • Any more news? (1/24) --> 3 candidates invited to campus, starting next week (1/24)

University of Kansas - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship (initially 1 year with possibility of second year renewal) in 19thC American History, to begin 'as early as' 18 Aug. 2014
  • teaching load: 3/3
  • " Ph.D. or ABD in History is expected by the start date of the appointment; specialization in 19th century U.S. history, subfield open but preference for Early National period; scholarly  publications or strong promise of scholarly productivity; teaching experience at the university level. Salary: $48,000 per academic year."
  • "To read the position description and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu, click “Search Faculty Jobs” and search by "History".  To apply, submit an online application and attach  a letter of application addressed to Prof. Jonathan Earle with the subject line “VAP U.S. History”; include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching experiences and interests, including proposed courses, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample (article or chapter length, 3 MB limit).  In addition, arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to acon@ku.edu with the subject line “VAP U.S. History Recommendation or by regular mail to: Amanda Contreras, Department of History, University of Kansas 1445 Jayhawk Blvd Room 3650, Lawrence, KS 66045 Dept. Phone # is 785 864 9442."
  • Review begins: 15 Apr. 2014

University of Nevada - Reno - early 19thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Nineteenth Century US History,
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 July 2014
  • "Research field is open, but we especially invite those working in cultural and intellectual history; constitutional history; Latino/Borderlands history; and indigenous studies. Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcome."
  • "We seek an innovative scholar and teacher to offer courses from the American Revolution through the Civil War"
  • "Applications will be made on line and will include a c.v., writing sample, and cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy, and research plans. Please apply at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/13431"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • Has anyone been contacted?
  • rejection email received 11/18
  • Make that two 11/18
  • Three. Four. Five!
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/18)
  • Had AHA interview, received official no-go (1/24)
  • Campus visits were held throughout February. 

University of Oklahoma - NormanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Nineteenth Century US History, to begin
  • "Research field is open, with special consideration given to those whose work is in Native American or African-American History"
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "will include the U.S. Survey to 1865, courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization"
  • PhD must be in hand by 16 August 2014
  • "Applicants must submit a dossier including a cover letter, graduate transcript, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation online to academicjobsonline.org"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Any idea if they will interview at AHA? Getting down to the wire for ordering plane tickets....
  • AHA interview request received (12/3)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/5)

Twentieth CenturyEdit

Arizona State UniversityEdit

  • Assistant Professor, Modern American Political Thought, to begin Fall 2014
  • "...Tenure home among either the history or philosophy faculties within SHPRS. "American Political Thought" is defined broadly, with both period and specialization (e.g., constitutional history, economic freedom and thought, intellectual history, political and policy perspectives) open.
  • Deadline: 30 Dec. 2013 if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
  • Confirmation of application received (12/31)
  • Any news on this one? (2/20)
  • Oddly-worded rejection letting me know the position is "closed" (2/26)
  • Yes, definitely the oddest rejection letter I've received (x1)
  • They didn't know what they wanted. They are rerunning the same line for 2014-15 as "Political Economy."

Azusa Pacific University (CA) - [open rank]Edit

  • Assistant or associate professorship in American History "with primary specialization in the twentieth-century United States", to begin Fall 2014
  • (pending fundng)
  • Candidates should possess an earned Ph.D. in History
  • "Responsibilities: Teach some combination of lower-division and upper-division courses in American History, California History, and Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics.; Teach lower-division courses in U.S. History; Teach upper-division courses in modern American History; Ability to teach History of U.S. Foreign Affairs, or related topics, desirable; Teach lower- and upper-division writing and research courses with a strong liberal arts content; Advise and mentor undergraduate students as needed; Participate in departmental and university affairs; Integrate Christian faith in all aspects of instruction."
  • Candidates must have "A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University."
  • Interested applicants should submit materials to https://apufacultyjobs.silkroad.com/
  • review begins immediately [22 Oct.] with a deadline: 22 Nov. 2013.
  • Received call for Facetime interview (12/13)
  • Is this job ultimately going to a tenured professor? I am very curious why I didn't get an interview.
  • I'd suspect you weren't good enough. If I were you, I would contact the search chair and ask her.
  • Any news after campus interviews? (2/26)

Carnegie Mellon UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History
  • Candidates' research should focus on the U.S. in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the interwar or post-World War II period.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our graduate program's thematic strengths in environment, science, technology, and health; African American and African diaspora; culture and power; labor and politics; and gender and family.
  • Ph.D. should be in hand by August, 2014.
  • Send letter of application; full CV; graduate transcript; a single writing sample the equivalent of 60 or fewer double-spaced manuscript pages; evidence of excellent teaching; and three letters of reference to Nico Slate, Chair, Twentieth-Century U.S. History Search Committee, Department of History, Baker Hall 240, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890.
  • Deadline for applications: 1 Oct. 2013.
  • So, I'll go ahead and ask the question - they have a Mellon Postdoc and an adjunct that will meet the thematic goals of the program. Is this an inside hire?
  • I would not assume that with CMU.
  • Anyone know if this can be emailed to Prof. Slate or whether they're only accepting hard copies?
  • This posting has been taken off the Chronicle website and is not on CMU's website. Any know the current status?
  • It's still up at H-NET  (9/22)
  • Now that the deadline is less than a week away... does anyone know if materials to arrive by Oct. 1 or be postmarked by Oct. 1?
  • Generally, most places will accept materials postmarked by 10/1. Not sure about CMU specifically. Certainly they will not have time to go through the 450-500 applications they will receive for this job and they will have time to add new materials to the file without disrupting the search.
  • Has anyone received any feedback concerning this position? (11/4)
  • No (11/5)
  • I emailed today (11/11) to see if my application was received. I was told applications are under review and, if anything is missing, I will be contacted. 
  • Rejection email stating they received a "very large number of applicants." (11/13)x4, (11/14)x1, (11/15)x4 - they were "impressed" - but alas, not impressed enough!  it was very kind of them to let us know early though.
  • I despise condescending e-mails like this... "we will not be able to consider your candidacy further at this time." To be fair, you will be able to, but you have chosen not to. (x2)
  • Sloppy mixing of fonts and font sizes in rejection email.
  • Is anyone else still waiting on a rejection email? - Yes, I haven't heard anything one way or the other (11/15) (x3)
  • I just heard (11/15). I'm guessing they're unaware of mail merge (the technical knowledge of the rest of CMU seems not to have made it to the history department), and the admin person is sending them individually, going down a list of some sort. Or maybe you made the short list.
  • I still haven't heard anything one way or the other - anyone else? (11/18)
  • I haven't heard - maybe they did one cut and are now going through the smaller group to make another cut before extending interview invitations? (11/18)
  • Not to discourage you, but they have already made interview invitations for AHA (I have heard through the grapevine) (11/18)
  • I hadn't heard anything & emailed the search chair - he confirmed that AHA invitations have gone out & that I hadn't made the cut.  Those of you who haven't heard at all are, sadly, likely in the same boat. (11/19)
  • campus visits have been invited (1/9)
  • so did this turn out to be an inside hire?
  • Not an inside hire. Three candidates were invited to campus. Job talks are this week and next.
  • Offered made and accepted by the candidate. (2/17)
  • Who ended up getting this job? (3/17)
  • EEO/AA "invitation to self-identify" received today--oddly late in the game, no? (3/28)

Dartmouth College (NH) - US civil rightsEdit

  • Tenure track, open rank professorship in the history of twentieth-century US Civil rights and social justice movements, including comparative and transnational perspectives, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • "Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short writing sample to http://apply.interfolio.com/22198"
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • I heard, via a committee member, that they are not going to consider ABDs. Whether this is a pre- or post-deadline sorting of materials decision is unclear (11/15)
  • Received request to interview either at the AHA or via Skype (kudos to the search committee for giving the option). (11/19) x3
  • "Would those who got interviews mind sharing their research focus?  I'm curious if this turned out to be an African-American civil rights search, or if they really did cast a broader net." [<-restored question deleted by another user AFII (talk) 09:32, November 22, 2013 (UTC)]
  • What a god-awful question to ask. Who in their right mind would respond given the clear set of assumptions made, particularly in the follow-up statement?
  • Would those who got interviews please wait until after the decision is made or until you are out of the running for the search to answer the above question? There is no need to reveal any information about yourself publicly....especially when the search committee and the other candidates can read this very well-known forum. (x2)
  • Received a post-interview rejection via e-mail. (1/14) (x2)

Duquesne University (PA) - Since 1914Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the United States since 1914,
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD, an active research agenda substantiated by publication, and will employ an innovative thematic approach to the field.  Candidates must also have some experience in teaching"
  • Teaching load 3/3: including " the graduate seminar in twentieth-century US history, upper-level undergraduate and Masters’ level topical or methods courses, the second part of the US History survey, and courses within the University Core Curriculum"
  • "Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit"
  • Love the selective highlighting there.  [21 Oct.] I generally flag religious affiliation in all posts, not just this one, as it's a serious issue for many applicants.  It's not a comment on this particular job. AFII (talk) 14:25, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
  • I see.  Well, then I suggest applicants make sure that they know the difference between Catholic orders and show that understanding in their job letters. Catholic at Boston College (Jesuit) doesn't mean the same thing that it does at Duquesne (Spiritan) or, say, Providence College (Dominican) or St. Bonaventure (Franciscan).  Knowing that a school is Catholic is only the tip of the iceberg.  
  • "To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, teaching statement and/or sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation electronically to history@duq.edu.  The letter and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Elaine Parsons,U.S. History Search Committee, Duquesne University, Department of History, 603 College Hall, Pittsburgh, PA  15282"
  • Deadline: 22 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Duquesne University: Failing to bargain in good faith and allowing elderly adjuncts to die in abject poverty as part of a proud Catholic tradition. Rerum Novarum anyone?
  • General criticisms of universities or other institutions belong on the Universities to fear page. AFII (talk) 07:22, October 18, 2013 (UTC)
  • It looks like they have a visiting prof. who does "Contemporary History." Does anyone know about the potential for an inside hire in this search?
  • By now, you should realize that every job is most likely an inside hire. The individual there received an ACLS fellowship and a distinguished teaching award at CMU. No doubt his is doing a good job...he looks local to Pittsburgh....so yeah, it is more than likely his. He is one of the lucky chosen ones. You are not.
  • Someone in the York, PA area thinks they should remove my comment just above. I disagree.
  • Universities with high aspirations don't usually hire local PhDs for tenure-track jobs.  Duquesne wants to be perceived as a world-class school, not something for the local yokels.  If the visiting professor has a spouse in the department, I'd think it a possible inside hire.  But if the person just lives in Pittsburgh because he went to CMU and happened to take a temporary job at Dequesne, then I would not assume an inside hire.  Colleges and universities in the 'burgh are really good for hiring each others new PhDs for temporary jobs; this "visiting professorship" could be some sort of glorified (and better paid) adjunct position.  CMU grad students and PhDs teach at every school in the city.  Same goes goes for Pitt PhDs and grad students.  So, who knows if it's an inside hire or just business as usual.  Don't worry about it though.  Just send in your application and don't give it another thought unless you get an interview.  
  • Email Interview Request 12/9
  • Very nice post-AHA rejection email. 1/16. Finalists invited to campus.
  • As sure as the sun rises in the east, the inside hire was given the job.

Florida Atlantic University - U.S History since 1945Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in U.S. history since 1945.
  • Teaching load is typically 2-3 and will include the U.S. surveys, the historical methods course required of majors, and upper-division and graduate courses in field.
  • A PhD must be in hand by the time of the appointment, though advanced ABDs will be considered.
  • Research fields and regional specializations are open but should include some aspect of human rights, and expertise in the Cold War era is desirable.
  • All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://jobs.fau.edu, reference position #991584) by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents. The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, and a writing sample (one article or chapter). Applications should address candidate's research and teaching qualifications as well as indicate availability for an interview at the AHA annual meeting in January 2014. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Derrick White, Chair, U.S. History Search Committee, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. All other application materials must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.fau.edu.
  • Deadline not stated (posted at H-NET on 26 Nov. 2013)
  • According to their online job portal job description, review of application begins Dec. 1 and continues until the position is filled, although it seems like December 31 might be the cutoff date to apply
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • AHA Interview scheduled via email (12/11)
  • Any news?
  • Offer made, and most likely accepted. 
  • Hired Kelly Shannon, Temple PhD previously on TT in Alaska. This was always a US in the World job and should have been advertised as such.

Guilford College (NC) - 20thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Twentieth Century US History, to begin Fall 2014
  • teaching load: 3/3
  • Phd must be in hand by start date.
  • "The successful candidate will participate in the interdisciplinary African and African American Studies program."
  • "Applications must include cover letter, C.V., copy of graduate transcripts, set of teaching evaluations, sample writing assignment, and three letters of recommendation and must be submitted at https://guilford.peopleadmin.com/. Inquiries may be directed to Damon Akins, Search Chair, at akinsdb@guilford.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Inside-hire alert. But don't take my word for it. Do some research and you'll see, then thank me for saving you the time and money.
  • Good for her. She looks like she has put her time in and she has a book with a very good press.
  • I respectfully call BS on that one. The school should then just promote her to the job as an inside hire, instead of asking for a laundry list from "applicants" (both transcripts and recs cost $$ for most of us) and then running a fake search, including sucking up people's time and $$ at the AHA/on-campus visits for a job they'll never get.
  • Most colleges and universities have rules that make just promoting someone internally to a TT position very difficult -- often they mandate a national search. It certainly is a waste of time and money (and a real insult to the presumed inside hire, too, if they happen to not get hired for their own job), but it's not at all uncommon. I know that doesn't provide any help or insight about this particular search, but it might be helpful to realize that they're not just screwing with us for the sake of screwing with us -- they're screwing with us because of reasons.
  • That makes it all the better then.
  • Of course it doesn't, I was trying to provide some perspective.
  • Perspective appreciated -- and accurate, certainly! But I would add, such committees still have the option to ask only for a cover letter/cv rather than a laundry list/official transcripts etc. AND to Skype their "fake" interviews rather than make people pay out for the AHA.
  • Make sure to spell the name correctly if you do apply. It's Guilford, not Guildford.
  • The great thing about a wiki is that it's possible to edit spelling mistakes - possibly more useful than just pointing it out! AFII (talk) 07:39, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
  • Rejection Letter received via mail (12/21)
  • Rejection letter received via mail (12/23)
  • Not sure if the position was made permanent, but the VAP is back for two classes this fall.

Occidental CollegeEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in modern US history starting fall 2014.
  • The successful candidate would join a strong history department in a liberal arts college with global interests. Candidates specializing in histories of democracy and civil rights, built environment and urban space, the environment, immigration and transnationalism, gender/sexuality, or race and ethnicity are particularly encouraged to apply, although the position is open to all 20th-century US historians.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest discussing teaching philosophy, areas of teaching interest and experience, and plans for research; a CV; a scholarly writing sample (25 pages or less); undergraduate teaching evaluations; and three letters of recommendation by e-mail to Ms. Patricia Micciche, Search Coordinator, at ushistorysearch@oxy.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA "We will contact finalists in mid-December to schedule interviews"
  • Anyone know what happened to this position. It was not posted on Oxy's website 30 days before deadline.
  • I don't think anything has happened to the position. I called a couple weeks before the deadline to ask a question and there was no sign that anything had changed, and as you see above they say they will contact finalists in December. So they are likely just reviewing applications, which they just started doing about a week ago.
  • I don't think anything happened to it either. I called a week before the deadline to ask a question and there was also no sign that anything had changed.
  • Invitation for AHA interview, 12/6 
  • Anyone know what happened here? Was there a hire made?
  • Yes. They hired a friend of mine. Over 500 applications. [posted May 10]
    • 500+ applicants for a 20th century US job? I am trying to imagine then how many applicants an open "US history" or generalist job is getting. A 1,000+? Depressing.
    • I suspect the above is a joke.  There have been far more "my friend..." statements on here than in previous years.  Like you, I can't believe the 500 number, since that's how many Berkeley got for an open Americanist serach last year.
    • I made it to the AHA interview round of this search and the search chair sent a rejection letter stating that the committee received "almost 500 applications for this position." (I save rejection emails.) It's not 500+, but it's close, I suppose. 
  • Hired Jane Hong, Harvard PhD, recipient of last year's Seton Hall job. Hopefully Seton Hall will get the line back so us mere mortals will have a chance.
    • Thank G-d, Seton Hall got the line back for the upcoming year, so this person did not burn two lines.

Sogang University (Korea) [initially non-TT]Edit

  • 3 year position which may be renewed to tenure-track in 20th C American History, to begin 1 March 2014
  • Teaching Load 4 courses/year
  • "A Ph.D. and a record of publications as evidence of scholarly potential are required. Candidates' research should focus on the U.S. political or intellectual history, with an emphasis on the interwar or post-World War II period."
  • "The on-line application forms will be available on the website between August 27th and September 5th, 2013 (http://professor.sogang.ac.kr/)  and should be filled out and submitted on-line. Required documents should be in pdf-files of the followings: 1) C.V. 2) diploma or transcripts for doctoral degree 3) abstract of Ph.D. dissertation 4) three research papers published in the last 3 years (since September 2010)."
  • Deadline: 5 Sept. 2013
  • 6 Jan: position readvertised on H-net "The on-line application forms will be available on the website between Jan.21st and Jan.28th, 2014" with a new Deadline: 28 Jan. 2014
  • filed application online on 1/23
  • Any news?
  • received very courteous and respectful letter informing me that three finalists (not me) have already been chosen.

Tarleton State University (TX)Edit

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th C American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "The applicant should have a specialty in 20th Century U.S. history (fields open) and will teach upper-level and graduate classes in this area of specialty.  The applicant will also teach both halves of the required U.S. History survey course."
  • "Males, age 18 through 25, must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible to hire. The position is designated as a security sensitive position and requires a satisfactory criminal history check."
  • "Application should be accompanied by a cover letter, c.v., transcripts (official or unofficial), and three letters of recommendation.  If you are not able to attach the documents to your online application, please mail the requested documents to: Tarleton State University, Dr. Christopher Guthrie, Department of Social Sciences, Box T-0660, Stephenville. TX 76402"
  • Deadline: 3 Oct. 2013
    • I don't think this was the deadline, but rather the "Review of Application begins on" date. The job ad was not posted to H-Net until 10/10.
  • Request for AHA Interview (11/19) (4x)
  • Have any interviewees gotten any indication of timeline on campus visits?
    • I was wondering the same thing. Since they are hiring mutiple positions, does that mean that they will contact eveyone chosen for a campus interview at the same time or will they take this one posititon at a time? In which case it might be quite awhile until those selected for campus visits for the last position are notified. Did anyone get any sense of this from their interview? (1/20)
  • On campus invite by phone (1/24).
  • Any news? (3/22)
  • Offer extended and accepted (4/2) (2x)
  • Has anyone heard from Dr. Breaux on whether or not the third offer has been accepted?
  • http://history.columbian.gwu.edu/phd-job-placement - This says one of the successful applicants attended graduate school with the search chair.
  • Hired Jennifer Le Zotte (UVA 2013), Holly Karibo (UToronto, 2012), and Christopher Hickman (GWU, 2011).
  • Le Zotte is already out. Look for this job to be reposted next year.

University of Nebraska - Kearney - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship of Early 20th Century US History (1900-1945)
  • "Teaching assignments will include US surveys, and undergraduate and graduate courses in field of specialization. Online teaching is required.  Required:  Ph.D in American History, teaching experience, research and teaching field in early 20th century US history. Ability to teach on-campus and on-line courses.   Preferred:  A specialization in social and cultural history and/or the American West. Start Date:  August, 2014 "
  • "To apply, visit  and follow instructions to complete the online faculty/administrative application.  In addition attach a letter of application, and vita to the online application.  Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation e-mailed (Word or PDF format) to employment@unk.edu "
  • For full consideration: 15 Apr. 2014
  • Description fits EXACTLY a VAP currently on staff.
  • Well of course it does. Aren't most of these late season jobs inside hires?

University of North Alabama - Asst/AssocEdit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in 20th C US History, to begin 18 Aug. 2014
  • Especially interested in candidates with expertise in "political, intellectual, economic, and/or cultural history during the 1920s-1960s. Expertise in the New Deal, Civil Rights, and/or African-American History would be of special interest."
  • PhD must be in hand by August 2014
  • "Teaching responsibilities will include U.S. History surveys, advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialty, as well as graduate courses."
  • " To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu. Applications will only be accepted through this system. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256.765.4291"
  • Deadline: 7 Mar. 2014
  • Any news on interviews?
  • Request for Skype Interview - Email
  • Any news on the status of the search?
  • Invitation for campus interview

University of Sheffield (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in 20th Century US History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "You will have a PhD in History or a related subject area, proven teaching ability and the capacity to carry out high quality research and disseminate research findings. The ability to communicate to a variety of audiences is also essential for this position. "
  • To apply for this job please click here and search for the job using the reference number provided [UOS008348] or to view current vacancies and apply online please go to: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs.
  • Deadline: 13 May 2014

University of Stirling (UK; Scot) - North American History 1945-presentEdit

  • Lectureship (~tenures Asst/Assoc Prof) in North American History from 1945 to present, to start Dec. 2014
  • "We seek to appoint to an open-ended Lectureship in American History 1945 to the present, with special emphasis on transatlantlic relations. The successful candidate will have a broad background in post-1945 American history in a transatlantic context and be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary field of Atlantic Studies. Preference will be shown to candidates with a proven track record of research relating to, for example, the history of post-1945 US social policy in a transatlantic context, transatlantic economic and financial relations, transatlantic social movements, issues relating to transatlantic foreign and defence policies, transatlantic exchanges of ideas, or cultural diplomacy. Some expertise in how such transatlantic links impacted on European history after 1945 would be desirable, but is not essential."
  • "The appointee would be expected to deliver modules in contemporary American History at undergraduate level and as part of our new Masters in Atlantic Studies, as well as contribute to the wider undergraduate provisions in History, to provide postgraduate research supervision relevant to their expertise, and to undertake administrative duties as prescribed by the Head of Division."
  • Deadline: 10 Jul. 2014
    • Intend to interview 20 Aug.
    • Invitation to interview 20 Aug., declined

University of Sydney (Aus.)Edit

  • 'full time continuing' Assistant professorship in 20th C American History, to begin July 2014
  • "As a Lecturer in Twentieth Century American History, you will teach the first year survey course from 1865 to the present, as well as specialist senior units.  PhD qualified, you will demonstrate a potential for outstanding scholarly achievement. You will also have a publication record, experience in teaching, and a commitment to teamwork in curriculum development."
  • " All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2305/1013 for more information and to apply"
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2013
  • Request for more materials 1/9

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga - Post-1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern US history, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Applicants should be capable of teaching the latter half of the United States survey, as well as upper-division courses in their area of specialization between 1945 and the present.  The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in History.  Applications from advanced ABD candidates will be considered.  Previous college-level teaching experience is strongly preferred, but is not required."
  • " Candidates should arrange for all materials to be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, copies of student evaluations (if available), and one writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter) to facultyvitae37@utc.edu.  In the subject line of all email submissions please indicate “United States History Search.”"
  • Review begins immediately [29 Jan.] and applications will be accepted until 24 Feb. 2014
  • Any word yet?  (3/5)
  • All we can hope for is that it proceeds in a more productive fashion than last year's 20th Century search, which included a condescending e-mail annoucing that something like 45 people had made it past the Quarter Quell and had a chance to go on to be semi-finalists and win a phone interview. I do hope the search chair has learned from that mistake.
  • Skype interviews complete. (3/7)
  • Finalists supposedly on campus soon.  This still appears to be an inside hire, given the current department roster.
  • Not an inside hire.

Westfield State University (MA) - Post-1920Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US history post-1920, [but teaching requirement is broader], to begin Fall 2014
  • "While specialty is open, special consideration will be given to candidates with an expertise in U.S. global relations, immigration, ethnicity, political history, public history or constitutional history."
  • Teaching load ?4/4? "Typical semester involves, 1 upper level elective and 3 sections of US History to 1865 as well as rotation in the Masters of Education."
  • "To apply, visit https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=42715#pageTop"
  • nb: post is listed as "Full-time Temporary"
  • Review begins immediately [posted 23 Sept] and continues until position filled. Position also posted at H-NET on 09/26/13.
  • Oh goody goody gumdrops. Google News the college to find the current battle between the President and the Board of Trustees over spending.
  • Has anybody heard anything about this posting? Any interview requests? (11/18)
  • Rejection via email, 240 applicants (11/21).
  • AHA interview request via HR (11/21) x2.
  • AHA Interview request, (11/22).
  • AHA inteview request, (11/21). 
  • Is there anybody out there who, like me, applied and received confirmation of a complete application package but has heard nothing yet? (11/25)
    • Me! (11/26) x2 -- Has anybody gotten any news? I know this is a don't-call-us-we'll-call-you kind of business, but I'm getting antsy (12/2).
  • Rejection via email (1/23) x3. 40 finalists out of 200 applicants!
  • Invited 40 AHA interviews?

U.S. & World / U.S. & Foreign RelationsEdit

Brenau University (GA) - US & the WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin 15 Aug. 2014 "whose research encompasses the fields of the United States and the World."
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching load: 4/4 "The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate surveys in World History and US History on-ground and online (after training). He or she is also expected to teach surveys in area studies: Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, or the environment"
  • "A complete application package must include all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. ​"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • It is my understanding that Brenau does not offer tenure, so I have adjusted the first line.
  • Skype interviews scheduled for 12/9 and 12/10
  • FINALLY sent out rejection emails. Waited over seven weeks to contact one of the on-campus interviewees, after repeatedly ignoring her/him. Only sent an un-personalized rejection email to her/him to let her/him that s/he did not get the job. Lack of class is the least I can say. I don't care how bad the market is, this kind of treatment is unacceptable (3/13). 

College of Charleston (Sth Carolina) US History & WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US and World History
  • "The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in his/her areas of interest and training and survey courses in pre-modern and/or modern history.  The successful candidate will be able to contribute to interdisciplinary programs, such as the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, Asian Studies, African Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and/or Women's and Gender Studies.  Candidates must have, or expect to complete, a Ph.D. in History before August 15, 2014"
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, transcripts, and sample syllabi electronically at https://jobs.cofc.edu"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct 2013.
  • H-net ad said November 15th, but it looks like their website had October 15th all along.  Did anyone ask about this yet?
  • The due date is November 15th.  The head of the search comittee let one of my referees know.  However, I ultimately decided not to apply for this position because my degree granting institution was not nearly as prestigious as the institutions from which their adjuncts received degrees.  Many of their adjuncts received their Ph.D.s from Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton.  In addition, their faculty all have prestigious degrees.  They appear to be a school looking for a candidate with a big name degree and big name fellowships.
  • ^^^ Oh my God, this is hysterical.
    • Is this post supposed to be serious?
    • I don't know, but C of C's slew of adjuncts from elite schools could just be a sign of how bad the job market is and not necessarily reflective of C of C's supposed negative attitudes towards "lesser" PhD programs.  An abundance of adjuncts from Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton signifies to me that even people from the best schools are having trouble gettting decent jobs.  It's a sign that maybe those from "lesser" schools should avoid not just this job but the job market altogether.  However, if you didn't go to Harvard and you got a PhD anyway, you might as well apply for the position.  It's the least you can do with a doctorate, no matter where you went to grad school.  It's not like you're not competing with ivy league graduates for other positions.  Not applying is the best way to guarantee that you won't be hired. 
    • Has anyone heard from them recently? (11/20)
    • Is there really a need to go through every job you applied for and ask "Has anyone heard from them recently?" or "Anyone heard anything?"
    • Let's say there isn't a need. Is there really a need to ask if there is a need? 
  • They have an adjunct, a 2012 PhD, who fits this job description perfectly. I'm curious about how real this job search really is. 
  • Request for a Skype interview (12/10)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (1/17)

Georgetown University (DC) - US International History/History of US Foreign RelationsEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US International History/History of US Foreign Relations, to begin Fall 2014
  • "...with a preference for a concentration on U.S. relations with East Asia, time period open. Applicants with other concentrations will also be considered"
  • Teaching Load (normally): 2/2
  • "Applicants should have substantial research accomplishments, an ambitious research agenda, and exceptional promise as a scholar. The search committee will also evaluate applicants’ teaching record and potential for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with the Ph.D. in hand, substantial progress towards publication of a first book and/or articles, and teaching experience."
  • "To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a representative writing sample, and evidence of teaching experience (syllabi, course evaluations, and/or descriptions of planned courses). All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3195. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted."
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2013
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Email request for AHA interview (12/12)
  • Any news on campus visits? (1/14)
  • I heard from someone in the department that campus visits have been scheduled (1/17)
  • Anybody have confirmation that campus visits have been scheduled? (1/20)
  • There is a VAP teaching U.S. diplomatic history at g'town. Perhaps they will hire her for the TT position.
    • I highly doubt that. I was talking to a colleague about this job, who is a "big name" in the field. This person told me that they tried to recruit her/him for this position. GU is going for a big splash with this hire, not some VAP. No offense to VAPs.
  • It would make sense for them to replace Nancy Tucker who passed away with another prominent senior scholar, but they advertised for an AP. I wonder why. Perhaps they have not budgeted for a senior or they realize it is difficult to move seniors. In the recent past they have had some success recruiting advanced APs. Perhaps they can find one who meets their requirements and who is interested.
  • Any new development on this position?
  • It's getting quite late in the season if they have not hired anyone yet. If so, will they continue the search in the next academic year, and extent the VAP for another year?
  • I had a campus visit for this position. They have made an offer. I do not know if this offer has been accepted (obviously, it was not to me). During the visit, they mentioned that they rarely hire very recent graduates and I definitely got the sense that they were looking more on the advanced assistant level - I don't know if they also brought in associates (5/26).

Georgia Southern University - US in the WorldEdit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in History, United States in the World, ideally to begin 1 Aug. 2014
  • "the position of Assistant Professor of History, United States in the World, with emphasis on US foreign relations requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach The United States of America: A Comprehensive Survey, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division and graduate courses in his or her field" Candidate must have "Ability to teach chronological and topical courses in the history of United States foreign relations from the 18th century to the present"
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2014
  • "A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; an article-length writing sample; unofficial academic transcripts; and three letters of professional reference. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. No electronic applications, please.
  • Applications and nominations should be sent to: Dr. Anastatia Sims, Search Chair, US in the World, Search #67094, Department of History, Georgia Southern University, P. O. Box 8054, Statesboro GA 30460-8054, Electronic mail: asims@georgiasouthern.edu Telephone: 912-478-4478
  • Deadline: 25 Oct. 2013
    • Confirmation of receipt of application materials (but not letters of rec) by USPS dated/postmarked 18 October/23 October. x2
    • Confirmation via email of complete application.(10/31)
    • Any news on this position? (11/20)
    • Nothing here (11/20)
    • Nothing here (12/10). Has anybody heard anything after they got receipt of application materials?
    • Nothing since email confirmation of a completed application on October 28.  In it, the SCC wrote that "screening begins this week."  I am beginning to think that this search has moved, but that none of the short-listed candidates updating this wiki.  (12/15) x1 (1/8)
    • Email request for phone interview (2/5) x2
    • Rejection letter (2/8)
    • Offer made and accepted ~17 March. (3/25)
    • Rejection letters to phone interviewees evidently mailed via USPS last week. (3/25)
    • Rejection letter arrived by USPS (4/7)

New York UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, specialising in US in the World, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "We define this field broadly to encompass all aspects of US foreign relations and international engagement, including scholarship informed by cultural and intellectual issues in transnational contexts. Completed PhD is a requirement"
  • " Applicants should apply online... The application should include a c.v., a letter of application, three letters of reference, and a short writing sample such as an article or chapter"
  • Review begins 1 Nov. and deadline is: 15 Nov. 2013
    • Anyone else having issues uploading documents to their application? I've tried different browsers, Mac and PC, and I keep getting error messages... UPDATE: the trick is to NOT select "pdf" from the drop-down box that asks you to do so if you're on a Mac. Just select your file and press "attach" even if you're using a Mac.
    • I've submitted all of my materials and my letters are all in, but the status of my application still says "in progress" - have I missed a step?  I do have a confirmation number. -- Normally when the online apps give a status of "in progress" they mean the hiring process, You usually get that status after you've sucessfully submitted.
    • I called the department check with the same problem as above, and the administrator confirmed that "in progress" with confirmation number meant that the application has been forwarded to the committee.
    • Request for AHA Interview.
    • Can you share the date of the request?
    • Job talks scheduled (1/22)
    • They're still fighting it out (4/14)
    • Has anyone received a rejection letter from them? (5/3)
    • no but the wiki should grow some balls and NAMEZ!
      • Someone on this wiki should also learn how to spell. No wonder you didn't get the job.

Occidental College (CA) - Modern USEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern US history, to begin Fall 2014
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year " in United States history spanning the late 19th c. to the present, with emphasis in the 20th c."
  • "Candidates specializing in histories of democracy and civil rights, built environment and urban space, the environment, immigration and transnationalism, gender/sexuality, or race and ethnicity are particularly encouraged to apply, although the position is open to all twentieth-century US historians"
  • "Applicants should submit a letter of interest discussing teaching philosophy, areas of teaching interest and experience, and plans for research; a curriculum vitae; a scholarly writing sample (25 pages or less); undergraduate teaching evaluations; and three letters of recommendation by email to Ms. Patricia Micciche, Search Coordinator at ushistorysearch@oxy.edu."
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
    • "We will contact finalists in mid-December to schedule interviews at the January 2014, AHA meeting in Washington, D.C."
    • Any word on this?

Rice University (TX) - US & World [Assoc or Full]Edit

  • Associate or Full Professor "whose research is salient to the fields of the United States and the World; U.S. foreign relations; or the international history of the United States. "
  • Teaching load: 2/2
  • The successful candidate will participate in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference and send a letter of application, a sample article-length publication, and a c.v. to this address: Chair, U. S. Senior Search, Department of History MS-42, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892, USA. Electronic submissions welcome via hist@rice.edu.
  • We will begin to evaluate applications on 1 Oct. 2013. The search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.
  • Looks like they've selected their finalists.
  • They wound up making two hires
  • Namez!!??

Trinity College (CT) - America in the WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in America in the World
  • "Candidates may work in any time period, but preference will be given to those whose work centers on visual and material culture or empire and colonization in a world-historical context. The successful candidate may primarily address the social, economic, cultural, or political dimensions of American engagement in world history, with attention to the relationships of both 'global' and 'national' developments, and will be able to contribute to departments and multidisciplinary programs, such as English, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, and/or Women, Gender, and Sexuality"
  • "Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a writing sample by mail: American Studies Search, Veronica Zuniga, Administrative Assistant, American Studies, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106; or by email"
    • FYI, there is now an upload system they want you to use (the H-Net ad was updated with a link)
  • Deadline: 12 Nov. 2013
  • Any news on this one? (12/11)
  • Skype Interview scheduled via email (12/11)
  • Rejection email, 352 applicants (2/4)

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa - US and the WorldEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in the history of US and the World
  • Phd must be in hand by start date
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach a survey course in the history of United States foreign relations, upper-level courses in their broad areas of specialization, either half of the United States history survey course, and appropriate graduate courses."
  • "To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample [article or dissertation chapter]. Please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Professor George C. Rable, Chair, United States and the World Search Committee, Department of History, Box 870212, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and is open until filled
  • Email Request for more scholarship 12/4. (x3)
  • Request for AHA interview 12/11 (x4)
  • Request for on campus interview 1/16

University College London (UK) - International History (US and the World)Edit

  • Senior Lectureship (tenured ~ Assoc/Full Prof.) in International History (US and the World), to begin 1 Sept 2014
  • We are looking to appoint an outstanding historian working on any major area of international history, as it relates to the US and the World, including political, cultural, social and economic history. Our preference is for someone who will bring new research interests to complement our current expertise. Given our commitment to comparative and transnational history, we particularly welcome applicants who approach international history from either or both of these perspectives.
  • Apply online searching for vacancy 1388707
  • Deadline: 5pm (GMT) 20 Jan. 2014
    • Intend to interview 14 Feb.

University of Sussex (UK) - International/Transnational since 1877Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in US International/Transnational History since 1877
  • "The ideal candidate will have an innovative research agenda and be able to contribute to the development of American and global history at Sussex."
  • For full details and how to apply please see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs
  • Deadline: 15 May 2014
  • Request for campus visit (5/20)

University of Washington - US in the WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 'the field of US in the World', to begin 16 Sept. 2014 "contingent on budgetary approval", to begin 16 Sept. 2014
  • "Applicants should be able to present evidence of social science-related scholarship and teaching related to any aspect of US foreign policy and/or US engagement politically, economically, socially, or culturally with one or more regions of the world."
  • "The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of specialization, as well as other comparative and international studies classes, teaching four courses per academic year over three quarters. A PhD or foreign equivalent by date of appointment is strongly preferred. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Candidates with area or international studies strengths, and a PhD in History, Political Science or other social science discipline, are especially urged to apply. Experience teaching in an online environment will be an asset."
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation for consideration. Materials should be sent by email to: jsis@uw.edu.
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by 31 Oct 2013
  • 10/17 - Request for writing samples received.  (By email.) x2
    • Strange that requests for writing samples already went out. I got a confirmation email saying that review for this search will begin on Nov 1.  Any ideas about the head start?
    • No clue -- I submitted my application around October 23, and I got the same confirmation email saying the review would begin Nov 1.
  • Question for those who received request for writing samples: Approx. how long after you submitted your application did you receive the request? 
  • I submitted the application in August.
  • I submitted in early October.
  • Request for writing samples 11/7 (I submitted in late October.)
  • Has anyone who was asked to provide writing samples heard back from the committee since sending the samples in? [I haven't yet, 12/1.] [x2] [OK, now I've heard back. Email invitation to Skype interview on 12/3.] [x2]
  • Offers made and accepted (2/23)
  • Names?
    • [18 Jul] Hi - just a note on naming candidates - it's fine to do if you are the candidate, if you have their permission to post here, or if the names are in the public domain (though in the latter case it is probably best just to link to the information rather than repost it here).  Otherwise there may be issues relating to confidentiality and personal data, which are one of the biggest sources of complaints and reports of abuse.  I'm redacting the names to make the point, but please do repost if it is within the Wiki's T&C to do so.  Thanks all.  AFII (talk) 08:50, July 18, 2014 (UTC)
    • no but for serious names??

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