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ABD: 20
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VAP: 11
Full time Instructor: 4
Lecturer: 7
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TT but looking for a new job: 9
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Selling my body on street corners because it pays better than a PhD: 1
My future happiness depends on my academic spouse getting another job: 2

TOTAL: 74 (as of June 30, 2015)

Canadian and non-US History Edit

McMaster University (CAN) [senior hire] LR Wilson ChairEdit

  • Tenured Assistant Professor (or higher) sought for LR Wilson Chair in Canadian HIstory, to begin July 2015
  • Candidates must currently hold a tenured position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor and have a research specialization in Canadian History.  The L.R. Wilson Chair also serves as the Director of the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History.
  • Applications, including curriculum vitae, names of three referees, and a statement of vision for the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, should be submittted to careers.mcmaster.ca with a copy to wilsonch@mcmaster.ca.
  • Review begins: 2 Feb. 2015

St Francis Xavier University (CAN) - (non-TT;VAP) Womens & GenderEdit

  • 9-month fixed term position in Canadian Women's & Gender History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The desired area of specialization is Canadian Women’s and Gender History with an ability to teach an introductory course in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and survey courses in Pre- and Post-Confederation Canadian History. 
  • Upper level courses will be in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a PhD in hand or have a defense scheduled and be able to show evidence of strong teaching ability at the undergraduate level.
  • Electronic applications, including a curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of reference, and all relevant teaching and research materials, should be sent to Dr. Donna Trembinski, Chair, Department of History, St. Francis Xavier University,  PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS  B2G 2W5 at dtrembin@stfx.ca, Phone (902) 867-3741, Fax (902) 867-3610.
  • Review begins: 6 Mar. 2015

University of Maine (USA:ME) - with environmental historyEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Canadian History, with a specialization in environmental history, preferably of northeastern North America, effective August 31, 2015
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 which will "ordinarily include two Canadian Studies courses for the Canadian-American Center, and two courses for the History Department at the undergraduate or graduate level."
  • PhD required by start date
  • To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials with the exception of letters of recommendation must be submitted via HireTouch (http://umaine.hiretouch.com) "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application. The three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by their authors or a dossier service to Canadian_History_Search@umit.maine.edu
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015 but position is open until filled

University of Regina (CAN: SK) - Canada w/indigenous issues, Gender and/or 20thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Canadian history with specialization in Indigenous issues, Gender and/or Twentieth Century Canada, to begin 1 Jan. 2015
  • "We expect the successful candidate to teach introductory courses as well as upper-level and graduate thematic courses in her or his area of specialization. The candidate must also have the ability to meet the wide variety of student needs and interests that are common in a small department"
  • "A PhD or imminent completion is required. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly activity and evidence of excellence in teaching. The Department is committed to a balanced program of teaching, scholarly activity and service to the community"
  • "Applicants will arrange to have three letters of references sent directly to Dr Richard Kleer, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2."
  • To apply: Applicants will submit via University of Regina Human Resources Website (http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html) click on Academic Positions than Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, History and submit the following documents: -a letter of application
    -a current curriculum vitae -samples of scholarly work -evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred) -photocopies of transcripts. Original transcripts must be sent directly by the granting institution once candidates are contacted for an interview. These will be sent directly to: Dr Richard Kleer, Dean
  • Note: applicants should submit each item listed above as a separate file as noted on the application form. The online system will only accept one attachment in each section so multiple documents pertaining to one term need to be submitted as a single file. If an applicant does not have the specific document to submit, please simply enter N/A in the text box provided. 
  • Deadline: 22 Sept. 2014.

University of Toronto - Mississuaga (CAN:ON)Edit

  • Tenure stream assistant professorship of Canadian History, to begin 1 July 2015
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on aspects of Canadian History with environmental, colonial, or gender studies orientations. Interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching.
  • A PhD in Canadian History is required by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online on the University of Toronto Careers web site: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobsearch.ftl. Applications should be addressed to Professor Rebecca Wittmann, Chair, Department of Historical Studies... The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (i.e. all teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and/or tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014
    • ​Contacted for Skype interview. (11/19)
    • had a skype interview December 2014

University of Windsor (CAN: ON)  Colonial North American Borderlands [Non-TT; 2 Yr. Limited Term]Edit

  • The University of Windsor, Department of History invites applications for a Two-Year Limited-Term appointment in the area of Colonial North American Borderlands at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing January 1, 2015.
  • The Limited Term Appointment will specialize in Colonial North America with an emphasis on borderlands and colonialism (British and/or French, interactions with Aboriginal peoples), preferably with a Great Lakes focus. The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in Colonial American and Canadian history (America to 1877, Canada from Early European Contact to the Origins of Confederation, 1600-1867) as well as others such as Aboriginal history and special topics courses in her/his area of specialization. The successful candidate may also be asked to teach courses on historical thought and methods.
  • The online application can be found by going to the University of Windsor’s Faculty Recruitment page: http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions.
  • For full consideration: 5 Sept. 2014.

York University (CAN)Edit

  • Tenure stream position in Canadian History, to begin 1 July 2015
  • The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in History or in a related discipline; will demonstrate a commitment to excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching at all levels; and will have a record of excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research including publications appropriate to their stage of career. In addition, applicants should have the breadth and versatility to teach a variety of undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate actively in the Graduate Program in History and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Marcel Martel, Chair, Department of History, 2140 Vari Hall. York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
  • Deadline: 27 Feb. 2015

Open / Mixed Specialty Edit

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (USA:GA) - American History, pref. Latina/o, transnational, and/or genderEdit

  • Assistant professorship in American History
  • Preferred areas of expertise include Latina/o history, transnational U.S. history, and/or gender history. 
  • Teaching Load: 5/5 "In addition to both halves of the U.S. History survey, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach (and develop new) upper-division history courses in our interdisciplinary Rural Studies baccalaureate program."
  • Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is essential.  Ph.D. required.  The successful applicant must have 18 or more graduate hours in her/his area of specialty.
  • For more information contact: Gina Wilson, Sr. Administrative Assistant at 229-391-4950 or gwilson@abac.edu.
  • To apply: Go to https://abac.hiretouch.com/
  • Deadline: 1 May 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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

Ball State University (USA: IN) - US since 1877Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History since 1877, to begin 21 Aug. 2015
  • Responsibilities:  teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history and their other areas of specialization as well as survey courses in United States history; supervision of MA students in 20th century U.S. history; scholarship; service.
  • Minimum qualifications: ABD in modern U.S. history or modern African American history; Ph.D. must be completed by August 12, 2015; active research agenda in African American history since 1877.
  • Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in modern U.S. history or modern African American history; teaching experience at college or university level; interest in using ne digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats.
  • Contact: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evaluations of teaching where available to: mmgage2@bsu.edu  (electronic submission is encouraged) or to Dr. Kevin Smith, Chairperson, Department of History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306.
  • Deadline: 6 Oct. 2014.
    • Acknowledgement of application received, 9/29
    • Conducting Skype interviews, 10/23-10/28
  • Any word?
    • Interviewing finalists
    • received rejection email (12/2)

Baylor University (USA: TX) - [Non TT; lecturer]Edit

  • Lecturer in History to teach undergraduate surveys in United States and/or World History
  • Baylor University is a private Christian university
  • Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to: apply.interfolio.com/25761
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2014
  • Received email for comment on university's Christian mission- 11/10
  • Invitation for AHA interview extended
  • rejection (2/03)

Binghamton University, SUNY (USA: NY) - [non TT, VAP] - U.S. History since 1877Edit

  • One year full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship in US History since 1877, to begin Fall 2015
  • Area of specialization is open but candidate must be able to teach a survey-level course on immigration and ethnicity, in addition to the second half of the U.S. History survey. The successful candidate will also teach upper-level courses including a senior seminar in their areas of specialization. A graduate seminar may also be required. 
  • The teaching load will be 3/2.
  • Ph.D. (by start of appointment) and teaching experience are required. 
  • Please submit your application via https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=58824 The application should include a CV, three letters of recommendation, one article- or chapter-length writing sample, and 2 sample syllabi.
  • Deadline: 10 May 2015
  • Offer accepted.
  • ​Quick turnaround. Any word who got this job? I assume it is a replacement for Tom Dublin? 
  • Northwestern PhD

Boston University (USA: MA) - Boston in the Atlantic WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor "whose research and teaching interests focus on Boston in the context of 18th or 19th century American history and the Atlantic World to start July 1, 2015"
  • Teaching experience and a completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment are required.
  • Candidates should submit in PDF format a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and three letters of recommendation... to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4471.
  • Deadline: 3 Nov. 2014.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Received request for more materials 11/20
  • Interview decisions have been made. 12/10
  • Why the vague language? Does this mean finalists have been contacted? For AHA? Skype? On campus?
  • Have heard that they are skipping the preliminary interviews and going straight to campus visits.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA: CA) - with secondary teaching experienceEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin Fall 2015
  • NB candidates who have a secondary teaching credential as well as a PhD in history
  • Candidates with expertise in 20th century US or early California history are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in History from an accredited university by September 1, 2015; Secondary single-subject teaching credential; Secondary teaching experience in public schools (or other comparable K-12 teaching experience); Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population; Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential; Valid driver’s license
  • Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Research experience or graduate training focused on 20th century US history or California history prior to 1848; Evidence of effective teaching in a college or university setting; Familiarity with teacher-training programs in California and with the California History-Social Science Content Standards; Interest or experience in programs that expand education beyond campus boundaries (e.g., international education or community-based learning experiences)
  • A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy, teaching and research experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; a completed application for academic employment form; a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of reference; and proof of teaching credential required of finalists.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014, early application encouraged
  • 2/28/15 - Has anyone heard anything about this job?
  • they were on campus visits last week of February (3/3/15)
  • 3/23/15 - I also have not heard anything about this, has anyone been hired?
  • 3/24/15 - Yes, it's been filled.

California State University-Channel Islands (USA: CA) - U.S. History, 1789-1919Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. History, 1789-1919, starting in the Fall 2015.
  • Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. by summer 2015 from an accredited institution in history or a related field
  • The new position is intended to strengthen the North American history pillar of our program that includes Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Candidates who specialize in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: Borderlands, California, Economic, Environmental, Gender, Immigration, Labor, Legal, Native American, and/or the West. Ability and willingness to develop and teach a broad range of U.S. history courses would be a plus. Responsibilities include teaching U.S. surveys as well as upper division courses in area of expertise.
  • Letters of reference should be sent to Chair, U.S. History Search Committee, History Department, CSU Channel Islands, One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012. Please apply online at https://www.csucifacultyjobs.com.
  • Review begins: 3 Nov. 2014
    • I went to submit through the online system on Nov 3, but it was only after answering 9 (!) supplementary short answer questions, that the system prompted me to upload the following documents. There's no description of this requirement anywhere. Anyone else think this is strange? I feel blindsided.
      • Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, Publications, Syllabi Examples, Student Evaluations, Professional Writing Sample
    • Agreed--the strangest app to date.  8 supp. questions (half of which are the normal throwaway questions that start out an interview) and then all of this info? Publications and writing sample, with mailed letters of rec?  They definitely thinned the herd. 
    • Yep -- totally wasn't sure what to expect when it told me not to begin the supplemental questions without having my docs ready, and then the next page was a bazillion required docs. Plus, I found it odd that they didn't tell you beforehand that you had a 1200 character limit on your answers to the supplemental questions.
  • Contacted for Skype interview (11/25)
  • campus visits scheduled (1/16)

Cambridge University (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The appointee will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in the history of colonial North America and/or the United States, with preference given to the 1865-1929 period. Research of international standing will be expected. The post-holder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct his/her own individual research. He or she will teach and examine at all levels from undergraduate to PhD and will be expected to play a full part in the administrative work of the Faculty of History.
  • The Faculty welcomes applications from both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. By the start of appointment the successful candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a related field.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5354. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please quote reference JJ04629 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 5pm (local time) 16 Feb. 2015
  • Interview invitation via email (2/20)

Cedar Crest College (USA: PA) - American History and Women's History - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American History, to begin Aug 2015
  • "The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load, to consist of a range of American history courses, including at least one course in women’s history, as well as one or more history courses outside the American or European experience."
  • "Beyond teaching responsibilities, the candidate will advise students and contribute to a larger, multidisciplinary department."
  • "Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Lisa Garbacik at humrscs@cedarcrest.edu with “American History” in the subject line."
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2014.
  • Any news here? (2/10)
  • Had a phone interview on 2/9. No word since, but the committee mentioned it could be a couple of weeks.

Centre College (USA: KY) - pre-colonial to 1865Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin Aug 2015
  • "specializing in any subject area between the pre-colonial era and 1865"
  • "Applicants must be able to teach the US history survey.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of upper division classes which could include the American Revolution, the Civil War, African-American history, Native American history, or borderlands history.  A Ph.D. is required."
  • To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/25615 and submit a letter of application, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, CV, and transcripts. The letter of application must include a statement addressing the candidate’s experience and goals as a teacher/scholar in the liberal arts model.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014.
  • Any word?
  • Do they intend to interview at AHA? (12/3)
  • Invitation to AHA Interview (12/5) x2
  • Is that it? Only two people contacted?
  • Any post AHA news?
  • On campus interviews are scheduled.
  • Got rejection for a job I had forgotten I applied for. Letter (from interfolio) says search had been "closed." Not sure if that means someone got hired, they canceled it, or it failed (3/10).

Claremont Graduate University (USA: CA) - 19th & 20th CEdit

  • Tenure track or tenured advanced associate or assistant professorship in 19th and/or 20th century US History, to begin Fall 2015
  • " PhD in History is required.  The fields for the position are open but we will look with special interest on candidates with expertise in the history of the US West or borderlands, Latino/a, Chicano/a or African American history.  We also welcome candidates who possess a grounding in environmental history, public history, or visual/material cultural history"
  • "Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university.  Regardless of specialization, we seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests discover nuances and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work.  In addition to research and teaching, faculty at CGU work closely advising and mentoring MA and doctoral students on their theses and dissertations and on their career preparation.  The successful candidate will have outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, a demonstrably strong record of publications and a track record of advising students from diverse backgrounds."
  • Please submit a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (30 pages maximum), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of History, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711...Electronic submissions accepted via Interfolio atapply.interfolio.com/25014.
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2014.
    • Received request for Skype interview. (11/13)
    • Rejection received via mail. Noted hundreds of applicants. (12/24)

Columbia University (USA:NY) - US in East Asia [open rank]Edit

  • Open rank search for candidate for the Borg Professorship of the History of the United States and East Asia
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian History 2014-15
  •  References requested 12/5

Columbus State University (USA:GA) - 1865-1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in US History 1865-1945
  • Specialization within the field of American History is open, but the department is particularly interested in scholars who situate American History in a global or transnational context. Candidates with experience in Digital Humanities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will teach both introductory survey courses and upper-level / graduate courses each semester.
  • A Ph.D. in History (or a related field) and university teaching experience are preferred, however applications from ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for continued professional development, scholarship, and community engagement
  • Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
  • Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from references, university placement services or other professional services (e.g., Interfolio) to hr@columbusstate.edu (Attn: Dr. Gary Sprayberry) or mail to: Human Resources Office, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Required Documents to Submit with Online Application: Unofficial Transcripts; Cover Letter/Letter of Application; Curriculum Vitae; Sample Syllabi; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Writing Sample; Other Supporting Documentation
  • All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 21 Jan] and continues until position filled
  • Contacted 3/3 with a request for additional materials (full copy of dissertation).
  • (same as above) Contacted 3/9 with Skype interview request
  • Has anyone gotten rejection notices?

Community College of Philadelphia (USA:PA) - OpenEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History to begin Fall 2015
  • Applicants should demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching in two or more of the following subjects: African History, African-American History, American History and/or World History.
  • The ideal applicant will be committed to promoting student success beyond the classroom and demonstrate a willingness to contribute in significant ways to the life of the department and the College.
  • Ph.D. in History or a related field preferred
  • Interdisciplinary and online teaching experience preferred
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2014.
  • Cross-posted at Open Field or Mixed Hire Jobs 2014-15
    • contacted for remote interview 1/19
  • Failed Search:  Will be reposting this position for the 2015-16 cycle with start date of Fall 2016

Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA) - Chicano History and EducationEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship to begin Fall 2015
  • Joint appointment 50/50 History and Chicano Education departments
  • Seeking a scholar with thorough knowledge and understanding in the following areas: the Latina/o immigrant experience and Chicana/o Studies as an interdisciplinary area of study with a focus on recent historical scholarship about Mexico from the colonial era to the present. 
  • Must be qualified to teach upper-level courses in U.S. history
  • Applications will be accepted at least through 2/22/2015
  • Full advertisement at http://bit.ly/1ADDSjs
  • Email request for letters of recommendations received on 3/5/2015. Email said comittee will be contacting candidates for phone or skype interviews this week (3/11/15).
  • Have phone/skype interviews been scheduled? (3/12)
  • Phone interviews complete, campus finalists are being contacted. (4/2)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (4/8)
  • Offer extended and accepted (5/09)


Fordham University (USA: NY) - U.S., 1877-1945, History of Capitalism or Religious History Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. History, 1877-1945 (Rose Hill campus)
  • Primary research focus on the history of capitalism or religious history
  • Candidates working from a transnational perspective are encouraged to apply. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the 1920s and New Deal Era required, along with other courses in candidate's area of expertise.
  • Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2015.
  • For more information, see the department's website: http://www.fordham.edu/history Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio ...http://apply.interfolio.com/26599
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014.
    • Contacted for AHA interview (12/7) X2 (12/11)
    • For people who got interviews, would you mind sharing what you study? Has anyone gotten rejections?
    • has an offer been made? (04/19)
    • Went to a Berkeley PhD

Georgia College and State University (USA:GA) - Early AmericanEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in Early American (Colonial to 1815) History
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "Special consideration will be given to candidates who can teach upper-level courses in social/cultural and political fields. In addition the applicant will contribute to the teaching of the department’s undergraduate and graduate research and methods courses. Applicants will also have an opportunity to contribute to Georgia College’s ‘Critical Thinking Courses.’"
  • Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/1635.  The application requires a letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, a writing sample and three references with contact information.  Additional queries should be directed to Dr. Mark A. Huddle (mark.huddle@gcsu.edu).
  • Review begins: 30 Mar. 2015 and continues until position filled
  • phone interview scheduled April 7
  • any updates? (5/1/15)

Keele University (UK) - Senior HireEdit

  • Chair (tenured full prof+) in American History
  • appointees will offer outstanding leadership in research and teaching, as well as administrative expertise acquired in the British HE system.  The successful applicants will be expected to participate fully in the research life of the School and Faculty, including the production of excellent publications, the submission of high-quality grant applications, and the development of public engagement strategies for History.
  • Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Alannah Tomkins, Programme Director for History, a.e.tomkins@keele.ac.uk or Professor David Amigoni, Head of the School of Humanities, d.amigoni@keele.ac.uk.
  • deadline: 1 Mar. 2015

Lehigh University (USA: PA)- Lawrence Henry Gipson Chair, Associate Professor, Early America/Atlantic World to 1820Edit

[posted 15 Dec., after deadline]

  • Advanced associate professor in colonial America, early national United States and the Atlantic World to 1820:*Sub fields of particular interests: African diaspora, Caribbean, colonial borderlands, comparative/transnational, economic, environmental, medical, or military history 
  • Successful candidate will have a record of distinguished scholarship; contribute to undergraduate curriculum; and teach and advise graduate students in American and Atlantic World histories in our strong Ph.D. program in the Atlantic World
  • New position, endowed chair
  • Send letter of application, c.v, and names of three references via Academic Jobs Online
  • Deadline: 10 Nov. 2014.
  • any 411 on this. Saw too late to apply, tho website says open till 2/1. If someone already has skype interview, aha invite, etc, not going to waste the electrons ....
  • Skype Interviews taking place in January. Campus visits will take place in February.
  • Any updates?

Macalester College (USA: MN) - Associate or Full, Europe or USEdit

  • Associate or Full Professor of History, to begin Fall 2015
  • We prefer a candidate with previous experience as History Department Chair or similar relevant responsibilities. We seek applicants with a specialization in one of the following areas: European History (medieval or modern Europe) or US History (Colonial America/Atlantic World or US Since 1865), particularly candidates who place their work in a global context. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.
  • Review begins 1 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.

Marquette University (USA: WI) - US Colonial/Native AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US colonial history (candidates must have a strong background in Native American History)
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach the US survey, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in early American history and Native American history; maintain an active research agenda; and perform department service after the first year.  PhD required by time of appointment."
  • Video interviews will be held in late November or early December in lieu of AHA interviews.
  • All applications for this position must be received through Marquette University’s electronic recruiting system at http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/3147. Please attach 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) research statement, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. official student evaluations, letters from supervising professors, etc.). Send graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation via USPS to James Marten, Chair, History Department, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 OR via email to james.marten@marquette.edu.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014.
  • It's been a month since their deadline - Has anyone heard any news? (11/15)
  • Skype interviews scheduled (11/15)
  • Offer accepted (3/20)

Merrimack College (USA: MA) - [non-TT;VAP] US since 1865Edit

  • One year VAP to teach US history since 1865, in the 2015-16 academic year.
  • The successful candidate will teach survey and upper-division undergraduate courses in American history, and the department is interested in candidates with some training in public history
  • Teaching load: at least three four-credit courses (and two different course preparations) per semester
  • Must have PhD by time of appointment
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015
  • ​Contacted for Skype interview (1/19) x 2 Deadline: 15 Jan. 2015
  • Received rejection letter today, 17 April 2015.  I applied for this job based on the first version of the job ad, which appeared to be a temporary replacement position.  It was not a VAP.  I would have written a very different letter for a VAP. After I submitted all of my materials the department changed the position to a VAP.  Why do I bother?

Miami University of Ohio (USA: OH) - after 1815 (2 positions)Edit

  • Two tenure-track assistant professors to teach U.S. History after 1815, to begin August 17, 2015.
  • Area of specialty is open.
  • PhD in History required by date of appointment.
  • Applicants should submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to http://www.miamiujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53803. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to U.S. History Search Committee, History Department, Miami University, 200 Upham Hall, 100 Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056, or emailed to schanejl@miamioh.edu.
  • Screening of applications begins 15 Sept. 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Acknowledgement of application received, 9/05 (x2)
    • Has anyone else completed the application, received a confirmation number, and not had their application acknowledged? (Same poster--nevermind, it went into my "junk" folder)
    • Request for a writing sample (diss chapter or article) and "evidence of teaching excellence." Email also indicated tight timetable; they want to conclude the search by the end of the semester. Rec'd 9/26. x2
      • FWIW, they could easily fill both these position with their current VAPs. I wonder if that's why they're trying to wrap this up before AHA.
      • Would anyone contacted be willing the share their research area? It was such a broad search
      • Normally, I'm opposed to the early reveal of information, but since the search is so broad, I'd like to see if anyone would be willing to share their chronological focus.
    • Rejection received via e-mail (9/29) x5
    • Rejection received via e-mail (9/29)
    • Rejection received via e-mail (9/30)
    • That was quick. Rejection received via e-mail (9/29)
      • So I realize, reading this, that I never received an acknowledgement of application received (I applied on 9/12). It looks like this thing has sailed, but for future reference, what did the acknowlegment indicate? (I don't know how my application didn't get received. The online Miamia system says it did...)
      • The acknowledgement did not contain any detail. The rejection only stated that the committee had received "hundreds of very impressive applications." It seems like this is a rolling process, so this is one of those cases in which no news is actually no news. 
      • The acknowledgement I rec'd said something like "we have received your application, and will give it full consideration, etc." and I got it a day or two after submitting the application. The rejection email mentioned the "hundreds of impressive applications."
      • Yes: I recieved an acknowledgement that my application was received. And radio silence since (10/8)
      • I also received an email acknowledgement and nothing since.  Perhaps we're on the backup
      • I received neither a rejection nor a request for more materials - anyone else in that boat? (10/8)
      • list? (10/17)
    • Request for Skype interview (9 Oct) x2
    • Contacted for on-campus interview. Mentioned more than 400 initial applicants.... (10/17)
    • Would you mind sharing if you are ABD/done? (10/28)
    • Has an offer been made here? Or are campus interviews still underway?
      • The department meets to make a decision on 12/5.
      • Ok, the suspense is killing me--someone got The Call, right? (12/10)
      • I just got a rejection email - my first communication from them since confirmation, which likely means I was on a B-list of some kind. Sending those out that tells me that an offer has most likely been accepted (12/11)
    • As per the course catalog, it appears that Aaron Cavin (Michigan, 2012; current VAP) and Andrew Offenberger (Yale, 2014) are the two hires.
    • Well, you're 50% right. It's Offenberger and Lindsay Regele (Brown, 2015).

Miami University of Ohio (USA: OH) - W. E. Smith Chair (US History after 1815)Edit

  • The Department of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, seeks applications or nominations for the W. E. Smith Chair, to begin August 17, 2015.
  • The field is United States History after 1815; area of specialty is open. The department intends to hire a distinguished scholar at the rank of full professor with an active and continuing research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching at all levels, and a desire to participate fully in the life of our department and university. PhD and credentials appropriate to appointment as full professor required.
  • Note: The department is conducting a simultaneous search for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in U.S. History after 1815. [SEE ABOVE]
  • Applicants should submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to http://www.miamiujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53802. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Andrew Cayton, Search Committee Chair, History Department, Miami University, 200 Upham Hall, 100 Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056, or email to schanejl@miamioh.edu. Nominators should contact Dr. Cayton at caytonar@miamioh.edu.
  • Screening of applications begins 3 Nov. 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
  • Steven Conn is the hire.

Missouri Western State University (USA:MO) - Early American (but ability to teach to present day)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 " Areas of expertise must include graduate course work in: Colonial America and the American Revolution; Early American Republic; Jacksonian Era. Must be able to teach general studies surveys of U.S. history from 1600 to the present"
  • Ph.D. in U.S. History. Teaching experience and research productivity in one of the areas of expertise cited above
  • An appointment is not final until all documents are provided. Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, a current cv, unofficial transcripts, evidence of experience and excellence in teaching, statement of research areas, and three recent letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu.
  • For full consideration: 15 Feb. 2015.
  • Applied and received auto reply from "Recruitment Specialist" that actually had "canned response" in the sender's info line. (1/26)
  • Offer accepted (4/13)
  • Who got the job?

Montana State University (USA: MT) - American WestEdit

  • The Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with expertise in the history of the American West, and strengths in religion and/or public history (including digital humanities) and/or public health.
  • Required Qualifications: 1. PhD in History or related fields by August 15, 2015. 2. Demonstrated preparation and expertise (or promise of expertise) in the history of the American West. 3. Demonstrated promise of excellence in both teaching and scholarship
  • For complete job announcement and application procedures, go to: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/1193
  • Screening of applications will begin January 31, 2015 and will continue until an adequate pool is established.
  • Any news?
  • nothing here (2/23)
  • contacted for phone interview (2/26)
  • Emailed dept chair who informed me that the search committee has not made any decisions on phone interviews. Not sure where person above got their information.  
  • Perhaps the person "contacted for phone interview (2/26)" could clarify?
  • Any news?
  • Phone interviews are happening this week (3/16)
  • Any news post phone interviews (3/25)? 
  • Campus visits have been offered (4/6)
  • Job --> Michigan PhD

Newman University, Birmingham (UK) - Modern American [0.8 of full time equiv.]Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern American History, 0.8fte, to begin Sept. 2015
  • seeking an enthusiastic historian to teach a range of modern American History modules for undergraduates on the Joint and Single Honours history programmes and to supervise final year dissertation students.
  • Candidates must possess a doctorate in a relevant area of study and should have experience of teaching in higher education.
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015

Niagara University (USA: NY) - U.S. Race/Ethnicity since 1929Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin August 2015
  • PhD must be in-hand by start of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 (with research and travel funds available) The successful candidate will offer courses in the history of U.S. race/ ethnicity and urban and/or labor history since the Depression era, as well as General Education courses (e.g. HIS 199, U.S. surveys). The ability to teach the history of Modern Africa or the African diaspora with a focus on one or more regions, including but not limited to North America, the Caribbean, etc., is desirable, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide the Africana Studies Minor. Candidates with an ability to develop new courses to support the Master of Arts-Interdisciplinary Studies program, with an emphasis on the non-profit sector and community revitalization, are welcome.
  • Niagara University in Western New York, is a private Catholic institution sponsored by the Vincentian community
  • For complete application instructions, please visit: https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1839.
  • Inquiries regarding application may be directed to:   Dr. Robert G. Kane, Chair, History Department, Timon Hall 134, Niagara University, NY 14109.  
  • Application deadline: 8 Dec. 2014
  • Is it just me, or did they not specify what they want included in the application?
  • It isn't just you. There are a number of drop-down options for uploading documents at the conclusion of the web-based application, but no indication of expectations for this particular position. Some are plainly irrelevant. Others, including  "Other," could go either way. I've written to the department chair. I'll post once I get a response. 
  • Follow up--as per the search chair, a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference should be sent to the address listed in the ad. Apparently it isn't necessary to upload them through the online system.
  • Invitation to interview at AHA (12/15)
  • That was fast!
  • Any word on this one?
  • Campus invite (1/22)

North Park University (USA:IL) - US and Public HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US and Public History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Candidates must have a PhD
  • Successful candidate will develop courses and mentor students in American and Public History, integrating the rich resources of Chicago. Further specialization is open. In addition to introductory U.S. survey courses, among desirable areas of teaching are: American Pluralism, Industrialization and Urbanization, Methods of Public History, Curatorial Studies, Local History, Women and Gender
  • Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the required essays, transcripts and three letters of recommendation.   All materials should be submitted to: Susan Rabe, Chair, Department of History,North Park University, 225 W. Foster Avenue, Box 52, Chicago IL 60625, srabe@northpark.edu
    • The "required essays" are:
      • 1. State your philosophy of education.
      • 2. Describe your faith journey and how it aligns with the mission and values of the
      • university.
      • 3. Write an essay that addresses your understanding, experience and commitment to the
      • three core identities of the university.
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2015

Oglethorpe University (USA: GA) - Colonial/Antebellum & Atlantic WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial/Antebellum American and Atlantic World History, to begin Fall 2015
  • Preferred area of specialization: American South, Slavery and/or the Slave Trade.
  • PhD required
  • Candidates will be expected to teach courses in US History before 1865, as well as on the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early Federal periods.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to offer courses in African or Caribbean history.  Successful candidates will be expected to teach Historical Perspectives on the Social Order, a junior-level course in the Oglethorpe Core Curriculum with a special emphasis on historiography and the philosophy of history.  The Core Curriculum is a four-year interdisciplinary program completed by all undergraduate students.  Special consideration will be given to applicants who are able to teach across the disciplines
  • A letter of application, CV, writing sample, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent as digital files to Dr. Nicholas Maher, Department of History: facultysearch@oglethorpe.edu.
  • For full consideration: 9 Jan. 2014
    • Shortlisted candidates will be asked for further materials.
    • Has there been any news?  I had a phone interview, but have heard nothing since.  I'm guessing that they've begin campus visits.  Anyone?
      • Candidates visited campus the week before last. Beyond that, no other news that I know of (3/16).

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

Queens College, CUNY (USA: NY) - New York City HistoryEdit

  • The History Department at Queens College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of US history with a specialization in New York City beginning in Fall, 2015.
  • The search is broad, but our department also has particular interests in a number of additional subfields, including the colonial era and early republic; economic history; the Borough of Queens; and New York in the Atlantic World.
  • Regardless of research specialty, the successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the US history survey in addition to upper division and Master's level electives in her/his field, and also share departmental responsibilities in administrative contexts.
  • To apply, go to: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and click Faculty; from the list select job ID #11474 and follow the prompts. (If you have difficulty with this link, you can also access the application from www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsearch.html.) A cover letter, CV, and (optionally) a short writing sample must be uploaded on that site. Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be sent to Prof. Julia Sneeringer, Chair of the Search Committee, History Department, Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367.
  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2014.
    • AHA interview request (12/19)
    • Any news on this position? (02/01)
    • I had a 1st round but was assuming they'd moved on at this point... (2/01)
    • Update? (02/12)
    • Decision has been made (2/21)
    • Does that mean someone accepted the position or that an offer was made? (2/21)
    • Received an email (2/26) stating that my application was no longer under consideration. Presumably, this means that a hire has been made. Any idea who got the job? (2/27)
  • Who got the job? (13/4)

Queen's University, Belfast (UK;NI) - American HistoryEdit

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst./assoc. prof) in American History
  • Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Anthony Stanonis, telephone: 028 9097 5030 or email: a.stanonis@qub.ac.uk.
  • Please visit our website for further information and to apply online – www.qub.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk
  • Deadline: 7 Jan. 2015
    • Intend to interview 27 Jan.
  • 1/7: nice response from search chair ... Graciously took time to re:, so good on him. Looks like they want a historian of American South. Who knew so many people in NI cared about the American South? Interesting ntl.
  • Above, are you stating that 1. you contacted the chair for additional information?  or 2. that you recieved a rejection letter with the above information?
    • 1
  • 1/15 sterile rejection letter.
  • 1/16. Received a fairly anodyne rejection e-mail from the Personnel Officer.  Prof. Stanonis, however, had been terrific throughout the process, with helpful responses.
  • 1/21 contacted for Skype interview

San Francisco State University (USA: CA)- 19th or 20th C California HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th or 20th C US history with a specialisation in the history of California, to begin Fall 2015
  • PhD must be in hand 1 Aug. 2015
  • The subfields for the position are open, and we encourage applicants with all historical approaches. We will look with special interest at candidates with expertise in African American history, Latina/o or Chicana/o history, or Native American history. We also welcome candidates with grounding in urban history, borderlands history, public history, and/or digital history.
  • To apply, please submit a CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), three letters of recommendation, and a letter of application that discusses teaching interests and philosophy as well as research interests. Applications should be submitted via email to: ussearch@sfsu.edu
  • Deadline: 3 Nov. 2014.
    • Rejection Letter received 12/20/14
    • Conducted interviews at the AHA, and the following days, in San Francisco
    • Any news on on-campus invites?
      • Campus visit scheduled
      • Offer accepted

Shepherd University (USA: WV) - 18th and/or 19th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 18th and/or 19th Century US History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • ABDs will be considered but PhD must be in hand by August 2015
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose work examines one of the following: early American frontier/borderlands, labor history, or environmental history.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 " including the US history survey, West Virginia and Appalachian region, and upper-division undergraduate courses in her or his areas of expertise. "
  • Apply online at https://jobs.shepherd.edu ... Additionally, mail supporting materials, including transcripts and letters of reference, to Dr. Anders Henriksson, History Dept., Shepherd University, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • Deadline: 12 Jan. 2015.
  • Phone interview scheduled 1/30
  • Has there been any progress on this search? (2/13)
  • Campus visit scheduled (2/9)
  • Decline Note sent on May 1.  (5/1)

Southwestern University (USA: TX) - US Environmental [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Two-year, benefits-eligible position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in US Environmental history.
  • The position requires teaching both halves of the US survey, and other US and environmental history courses in a 3/3 course load.
  • Preference for candidates who could participate in one or more interdisciplinary programs (including Environmental Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies).
  • Ph.D. by time of appointment.
  • Letter of application, CV, a writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of reference should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/28225.
  • Deadline: 6 March 2015.
  • Request for Skype Interview (3/20)

St Francis Xavier University (CAN) - [non-TT;VAP] Transnational HistoriesEdit

  • 9-month fixed term position in North American Transnational Histories
  • While the thematic discipline is open, ability to teach HIST 110: Global History Since 1300 is required.  Upper level courses will be in the candidate’s area of expertise.  
  • Applicants should have a PhD in hand or have scheduled a defense and show evidence of strong teaching ability at the undergraduate level.
  • Electronic applications, including a curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of reference, and all relevant teaching and research materials, should be sent to Donna Trembinski, Chair, Department of History, St. Francis Xavier University, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS   B2G 2W5 at dtrembin@stfx.ca Phone (902) 867-3741, Fax (902) 867-3610
  • Review begins: 6 Mar. 2014 and continues until position filled.

Texas A&M University - College Station (USA: TX) - [Endowed Chair]Edit

  • The Department of History at Texas A&M University invites applications for the appointment of a senior scholar as the Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History.
  • All relevant specializations will be considered.
  • The successful candidate will have an established record of distinguished scholarship; maintain an ambitious, productive research agenda; teach two courses per semester; recruit, train, and place exceptional graduate students; provide leadership in university and professional affairs; and be qualified for appointment as a tenured professor with a Ph.D. in history. Please send applications (consisting of a letter of application, c.v., and the names and contact information of three recommenders) to Dr. David Vaught.  Inquiries should be directed by email to d-vaught@tamu.edu. We also welcome nominations of highly qualified candidates.
  • Review of applications will begin 3 Nov. 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (USA:TX) - US Environmental HistoryEdit

University of Arkansas at Monticello (USA:AR)Edit

  • 9-month assistant professorship: to teach "both halves of a world history survey course and in one or more of the following areas: Africa, Middle East, and Asian/Pacific Rim history", but requires a PhD in American History
  • see full posting (link above) on World/Global History 2014-15 page.
  • Nowhere in the ad does it say American history...  [10 Feb.  Obviously an error in the original ad that they've now changed (I cut and pasted the requirement so it definitely said 'american history' yesterday! AFII (talk) 09:59, February 10, 2015 (UTC)]

University of Birmingham (UK) 19th & 20th CEdit

  • lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in US History, to start Sept 2015
  • We are looking for a historian to extend our expertise in the history of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Within these temporal parameters the thematic and chronological expertise are open, though candidates’ research should ideally fall within one or more of the School’s key research themes, and in particular should complement our strengths in two or more of the following areas: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) in History and American and Canadian Studies and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of her/his undergraduate remit, the successful candidate will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject on their broad subject of expertise, as well as contribute to core modules including American History to 1890 and American History 1890-1980.
  • Deadline: 13 Mar. 2015
    • ​Email rejection received (4/13)
    • Short-list and Skype Interview scheduled (4/13)
    • Nathan Cardon (Toronto, 2014).

University of Bristol (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in North American History, to begin Sept. 2015
  • (Note: although the jobs.ac.uk site lists this as contract/temporary, the job description lists this as a permanent position)
  • We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are in global and transnational approaches, however candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of this history are invited to apply.
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2015), and will be expected to contribute fully to high-quality teaching and administration within the Department of Historical Studies and to pursue research in her/his area of specialism to the highest standards"
  • Please note that the University will be closed for Christmas from 24 December to 4 January so you may not get a response to your email until 5 January.
  • apply online
  • SHORT Deadline: 19 Jan 2015
    • Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 30th January 2015. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 10,000 words) as soon after notification as possible but no later than Wednesday 4th February 2015. Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 13th February 2015 and invited to interview. They will be required to submit brief outlines for 2 units they might teach
    • Rejection email, mentioning high number of applicants. (02/02)
    • Notified of long-list status and request for sample work. (02/02)
    • Campus visit invitations sent by email (02/13)

University of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College (UK)Edit

  • College lectureship in History with preference for American and Atlantic history (any period), medieval history (any area), early modern British history, and 20th-century European history (excluding Britain).
  • See full posting (link above) at Open Field or Mixed Hire 2014-15

University of Idaho (USA:ID) - History of American West, w/women's and/or gender studiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the American West, who specialises in women and gender studies, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Chronological scope is open for consideration, but the candidate must show demonstrated skills in public history and digital humanities. It is anticipated that teaching should enhance and expand upon the department's current curriculum
  • Please apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/597720 . Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, chapter/article-length writing sample (one only), three letters of recommendation, and names, affiliations, and phone numbers of five references the search committee may contact (these may include those references who are already sending letters on the candidate's behalf).
  • For full consideration 20 Apr. 2015 but applications will be considered until a sufficient pool of candidates has been identified.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015

University of Illinois - Springfield (USA:IL) - Public and American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History and American History, to start Aug. 2015
  • Preferred candidates will have at least four years of experience working in a museum or related institution. Candidates must be able to teach graduate-level courses on material culture and museum management. The ability to offer graduate courses in archival management, digital media, and historical preservation is highly desirable. The position also requires the ability to mentor graduate students through internships and projects as well as to develop and maintain connections with local public history institutions
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 - candidates should be willing to develop a Public History course at the undergraduate level, American History courses in area of specialty, and teach online and on campus
  • Contact: To apply, use ‘Hire Touch’ at https://jobs.uis.edu/default.cfm.  Create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload your vita and contact information for three references.
  • Review begins: 7 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled or search is cancelled.

University of Kentucky (USA: KY) - Appalachian History [Asst/Asoc]Edit

  • Tenure-stream assistant or associate professorship in Appalachian History, to begin Fall 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by August 2015
  • The successful candidate will also contribute to course offerings in US Southern History. We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to engaged research and teaching in service of the region and to participation in UK’s interdisciplinary Appalachian Studies Program.  This candidate is expected to engage students at all levels: introductory surveys, upper division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars.
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, a cv, a teaching statement, an article- or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference to Interfolio. The search committee will accept electronic applications only at http://apply.interfolio.com/25952.
  • Review begins: 24 Oct. 2014. Position open until filled.
  • 11/24: Contacted for Skype interview (x2)
  • 12/22: Invited to campus
  • 3/17: "The History Department of the University of Kentucky has completed its search for an assistant or associate professor in Appalachian History. I’m writing to let you know that we extended an offer to another candidate, and that candidate has accepted the position."

University of Liverpool (UK) - [One-Year Lectureship] American HistoryEdit

  • University Teacher in History Grade 7 (~non-TT lectureship) in American History
  • You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong publication record and relevant knowledge of the history of The United States of America. Experience of teaching in Higher Education at undergraduate level is essential and teaching experience at postgraduate level is desirable. The post is available until 31 July 2016.
  • Applicant Information Form and Job Description available here.
  • Posted 3 June 2015, application deadline: 3 July 2015.

University of Michigan (USA: MI) - American Culture and Women’s Studies - Arab and Muslim American Studies (Open Rank)Edit

  • Open Rank Position in Arab and/or Muslim American Studies to begin Fall 2015 in the Department of American Culture
  • PhD in American Studies, History, or comparable field.  Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender, religion and sexuality) will be considered. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in the broader field of Arab and/or Muslim American studies are also encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu.  Packet should include cover letter; writing sample (no more than 25 pages); teaching philosophy and experience; evidence of teach excellence; statement of current and future research plans; three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 7 Oct. 2014.

University of Mississippi (USA: MS)[non-TT;VAPEdit

  • 'at least one' Visiting Assistant Professor of United States History for the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Duties will include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses in United States History. 
  • Apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu.  Supplementary materials, including a letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and writing sample, should be attached to the online application or mailed to Chair, United States History Search Committee, Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848. 
  • Review begins immediately [posted 7 Mar.] and continues until position filled
  • It appears that this is a temporary replacement for Jonathan Gienapp who just accepted a position at Stanford 

University of Montana - Missoula (USA: MT) - Open Rank, Western US HistoryEdit

  • AB 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. Ph.D. in History preferred; advanced ABD candidates considered.
  • Visit http://umjobs.silkroad.com to view full position details and instructions to apply online. Candidates will be asked to submit: a letter of application; C.V.; a writing sample; and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins/for full consideration: 15 Oct. 2014.
  • Second year of search
  • Been quite a while since the deadline on this--any updates?
  • Contacted for Skype interview.
  • Skype interview conducted mid-December.
  • Candidates brought to campus in February, 2015.

University of Nebraska - Kearney (US: NE) - U.S. Regional History (Great Plains/Midwest)Edit

  • TT Assistant Professor in Regional History (Great Plains/Midwest)
  • This individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialty, advise MA theses, provide service to the department, university, and community, and work within the department's Public/Digital History initiative.
  • Requirements: PhD in U.S. History with emphasis on regional history; teaching experience; evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Preferences: Training and experience with Digital History/Public History, publications and conference presentations in area of specialization, online teaching experience, and grant writing experience
  • Applications received by June 1, 2015 will receive full consideration
  • Anyone applying for this one? (5/15)
  • My advice: Wait for the VAP ad, which should be out in the next month or two, apply for that and do well enough for them to write a position just for you next spring.
  • Actually, none of the above--starting with the comment that "every year they run a search for a VAP"--is true. In 2013 they hired Gough as a VAP and he just switched over to a TT line (2 years later). In 2014 they ran a search for a VAP--that was Wells and his also turned into a TT line last fall. This job is NOT an inside hire...it is a completely new line that the College of Social Sciences granted to the history department this spring. Their department is growing, their MA program is growing, and they need additional TT faculty who can fill these needs. Perhaps people on this wiki should stop making assumptions and simply contact the department directly with such inquiries? (Full disclosure: the above comment comes from outside of the department, but from someone who is in regular contact with the department faculty.)
  • So, "none of the above--is true," yet you admit that, in the past two years, two VAPs have been moved to tenure-track jobs within the department, at least one of whom had to formally reapply. This is exactly the sort of thing the AAUP takes an interest in--forcing candidates to undergo a year-long interview before even being placed on the tenuous security of the tenure track, especially when such shady hiring practices extend to other departments at the same university: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Universities_to_fear. And, we are also to believe that, in a small, state school with only thirteen full-time positions, they need an "additional TT faculty" member, alongside the five 20th-century/US/West/Regional/Digital specialists they already have on staff, and are hiring another one? This is the sort of thing that brings into question the above anonymous poster's objectivity and status as someone "outside of the department." Perhaps you could have someone "inside of the department" come on here and answer the above questions directly, as well as how much teaching will be online, and why one of the supposed TT faculty is still being paid at the VAP level (p.1216 http://nebraska.edu/docs/budget/personnel-roster-2014-15.pdf (BTW, You have to love how anti-government red states insist that every dime paid to state employees [except for administrators!] be a matter of public record, yet refuse to release how much corporate welfare they pay to private corporations in the form of incentives and tax breaks, but that's probably a matter for another day--sometimes all that training in research and "digital humanities" really can pay dividends!) I'm sorry, but if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...
  • The initial question was in regard to the status of the job listing and to whether or not this was to be an "inside hire". I attempted, with my knowledge of the department, to dispel any incorrect assumptions that this position was listed for someone who is already on faculty at UNK. It is not an inside hire. This is a small school, and funding for new lines is not always consistent--especially for the humanities and social sciences. The growth of history majors and the History M.A. program called for new faculty positions, and yes--the demand for American history and American Western history is high.  Perhaps if you have specific questions about the integrity of the department, the job listing, salaries, corporate welfare and tax breaks, or Nebraska's "anti-government red state" status, you should call the department chair and he/she can answer them directly. Otherwise, I'm not exactly sure what you are asserting about this job posting. The original question asked about inside hires, which I addressed in my above posting. I hope that this helped answer any inquiries to the potential applicants who considered applying for the job. 
  • [17 June] Hi all - general discussion about this post and/or the Department's hiring practices should probably go on the section's Talk page. AFII (talk) 10:34, June 17, 2015 (UTC)
  • Has this search moved forward?
  • Rec'd email that position has been offered to another candidate, less than a month after the search closed. Incredibly fast for an external search! (X 2)
  • Whoever sent my flush email didn't even bother with a signature.
  • I guess it was a duck!
  • Search and hire complete--University of New Mexico Ph.D., 2015

University of Newcastle (AUS)Edit

  • Lectureship (~Asst/Assoc Prof) in American History
  • The discipline of history is keen to increase its national and international profile over the coming years and to this end, is seeking to appoint a dynamic teaching and research academic to work within an emerging research strength in the School, the Centre for the History of Violence. The main responsibilities of the role include: Support the emerging research strengths in the History of Violence, working to build capacity for securing competitive grants and building international research networks.  You will contribute to quality teaching and learning in the discipline through development, delivery, and coordination of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will assist in development of the discipline’s curriculum and its delivery including the compulsory sequence of History courses
  • Skills and Experience: A PhD in an appropriate field. A track record of research excellence demonstrated through scholarly publication. Research in an aspect of the history of violence will be an added advantage. Demonstrated potential for success in competitive grant acquisition. Proven ability to deliver high-quality, innovative teaching and effective course administration; experience in online and blended delivery is desirable. Ability to teach into the History sequence of compulsory courses. Capacity to supervise Honours and RHD candidates.
  • To apply please refer to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies - Position No. 2593
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/11)

University of Oxford (UK) - Modern American History (1783-1914)Edit

  • Permanent (~tenured) Associate Professorship (Lectureship) in Modern American History
  • The post is tenable from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered in conjunction with an Official Fellowship in History at St Peter’s College. It will be based mainly at St Peter’s College with some responsibilities carried out at the History Faculty.
  • The main duties of the role will be to engage in scholarly research and publication in the history of the United States of America in the period 1783-1914; to take responsibility for the organization, supervision and teaching of History at St Peter’s College including arrangements for the admission of new students and the pastoral care of students reading History and its Joint Schools; to give lectures and supervise graduate students on behalf of the History Faculty; to take part in University examining; to act as College Advisor to St Peter’s College graduate students in History and cognate areas; and to participate in the administration of the College and the Faculty
  • Applicants should have a doctorate in History and a research record and/or research potential, with a level of publication appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of the Faculty of History and St Peter’s College, in aspects of 19th century United States history
  • The duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the job description, which may be obtained from http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/content/vacancies-and-scholarships  .  The job description also contains details of the application procedure.
  • Deadline: 5 Jan. 2014.

University of Sussex (UK) - [non-TT; ~VAP]Edit

  • Three year lectureship (~VAP) in American History
  • " We seek a scholar with research and teaching expertise in the history of the United States. Preference may be given to candidates with specialism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."
  • For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Head of the History Department, Professor Claire Langhamer, in the first instance by email at: c.l.langhamer@sussex.ac.uk 
  • Deadline: 1 Jul. 2015
  • NB: this search appears to have been reopened with a new deadline of 1 Aug. 2015.

University of Warwick (UK) - [Non-TT;~VAP] North American and Caribbean HistoryEdit

  • Three year Assistant Professorship in North American History including the Carribean, or the period 1st September 2015 to 31st July 2018.
  • You will conduct research and teaching in North American History both individually and in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University. You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for and/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of North American History.
  • Your area of particular expertise may be in Caribbean History, but you will have a demonstrable ability to contribute to teaching in North American History. You will be expected to make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching in this area, including convening, running seminars and lecturing on large team-taught modules.
  • All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Writing samples and module outlines will be requested from candidates at the longlisting stage of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application. Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch, Head of Department, at D.P.Branch@warwick.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 20 Apr. 2015

University of Windsor (CAN: ON) - Modern America, Gender and Race (Non-TT: 2 Yr. Limited Term)Edit

  • The University of Windsor, Department of History invites applications for a Two-Year Limited-Term appointment in the area of Modern America, Gender and Race at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing January 1, 2015.
  • The candidate will specialize in the history of gender and race in Modern America with an ability to teach these subjects in a comparative Canadian-American context. The successful candidate should be able to teach such courses as Women in Canada and the United States, 1600-1870, Women in Canada and the United States, 1870-Present, Slavery in North America 1600-1877, and African Americans/Canadians after Emancipation, 1877-Present, as well as upper-division courses in their area of research expertise. S/he would also possibly teach courses cross-listed with Women’s Studies. Maintaining a research program would be expected.
  • The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. .. The online application can be found by going to the University of Windsor’s Faculty Recruitment page: http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions.
  • For full consideration: 5 Sept. 2014.
  • Contacted for Skype interview: 4 Nov. 2014.
  • Search completed: Dec. 20, 2014.

University of York (UK) - Two positionsEdit

  • Two lectureships (~tenured asst/assoc profs) in American History, to begin 15 Sept. 2015
  • You should have a PhD in the field of American History or cognate field, and ideally hold an appropriate teaching qualification. It is expected that you will have an emerging publication record in a relevant field of American History, with proven experience of teaching at undergraduate level and evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules.
  • Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Stuart Carroll (stuart.carroll@york.ac.uk; + 44 (0)1904 322968).
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 4 Feb. 2015
    • "It is anticipated that interviews for the post will be held as soon as possible and certainly no later than two months after the closing date for applications"
  • Rejection email received (2/16) x 3
    • Well, I guess you have to admire the efficiency.
      • The British universities process is so much better. They give specific dates for when certain steps will happen which they generally stick to, and they don't require references before the fact. North American institutions could learn a lot from British hiring practices.
      • No direct message, but York's online application system has marked "Shortlisted" applications. Awaiting official word. x 2 (2/19)
      • Does shortlisted = interview, or is there another stage of winnowing?  I am in the same boat, showing "shortlisted" in the application system. 
      • interview invitation (2/20)
      • at least one job offered and accepted 3/20

Vanderbilt University (USA:TN) - [senior] Stahlman Chair in 19/20thC US historyEdit

  • Tenured full professorship in United States History in the 19th and/or 20th C, to fill the Stahlman Chair
  • Fields of specialty are open
  • The holder of the endowed chair should have a strong record of teaching undergraduates and training graduate students. A letter of application, a C.V., and a list of three references should be sent to Prof. Dennis C. Dickerson, Chair, Stahlman Search Committee, Department of History, PMB 351802, Vanderbilt University, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1802... Other communications may be forwarded electronically to dennis.c.dickerson@vanderbilt.edu
  • Deadline: 3 Dec. 2014.
  • any news on this job?
  • Job talks ongoing (1/20)

Wabash College (USA: IN) - Assistant/AssociateEdit

  • Byron K. Trippet Assistant or Associate Professor in US History starting July 1, 2015
  • Applicants with research and teaching interests in the history of race, ethnicity, gender, or borders are of particular interest; attention to teaching US History in a global context to a diverse student body is a plus.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 " including introductory American History surveys, seminars and topical courses in the applicant’s area of specialization, courses in historiography, and/or all-college interdisciplinary courses"
  • Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered
  • Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and statement of teaching philosophy to http://www.wabash.edu/employment/.
  • Deadline for AHA interviews: 21 Nov. 2014, hard deadline 6 Jan. 2015.
  • AHA interview invitation 12/09
  • Email notification that a hire has been made (2/27)

Wagner College (USA: NY) - Assistant professor in American political historyEdit

  • The History Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in American political history, from the colonial era to the present. Candidates with teaching interests in intellectual or military history and expertise in public history are particularly encouraged to apply.  
  • The successful applicant is expected to organize collaborative projects with local historic organizations, to plan trips to local sites and to work closely with the History Club. Specific responsibilities will include teaching writing-intensive Freshman courses and participating in Wagner's nationally acclaimed interdisciplinary Learning Communities.  Ph.D and teaching experience required.
  • Please send the following materials to Dr. Alison Smith, History Deptment Chair, via email at asmith@wagner.edu for consideration: Current Resume/CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Copy of Official Transcripts, Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicants will also be interviewed at the AHA meeting in New York, January 2-5, 2015.
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2015
    • Anyone willing to get in touch with the search chair to see if they would like a cover letter? Seems odd that they didn't ask for one.
    • I sent one anyway, seemed like the right thing to do.
  • AHA interview 12/27 (x3)

Has anybody heard anything since AHA? (2/6)

  • Nothing here (2/6)
  • Nothing (2/12)
  • Nothing here either (2/12). I suspect they have extended invitations to campus at this point, though.

West Texas A&M University (USA: TX) - Gilded Age/Progressive EraEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of the Gilded Age/Progressive Era to begin in August 2015.
  • Candidates must have their PhD in hand by August 15, 2015.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include both halves of the U.S. survey and the department’s upper division course in the Gilded Age/Progressive Era. The secondary teaching fields are open; however, the ability to offer courses in fields other than the department’s existing strengths in Southwest/Borderlands/Environmental/Civil Rights History will be viewed as highly desirable.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda that yields peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations in history while carrying a 4/4 teaching load.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in U.S. History with a specialization in the Gilded Age/Progressive Era. They must also have experience teaching stand-alone U.S. surveys and be qualified to teach the department’s upper division Gilded Age/Progressive Era course.
  • Applicants must email a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, one sample syllabus, and teaching evaluations to Dr. Kristina Drumheller, Chair, U.S. History Search Committee, kdrumheller@wtamu.edu.
  • Deadline: for 'primary' consideration: 1 Dec. 2014.
  • Any movement here?
  • Email request for phone interview (1/15)
  • Brian Ingrassia accepted position

African-American History Edit

Allegheny College (USA: PA) - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern US History
  • We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in African-American history post-1900 and who specialize in at least one of the following subfields: women, gender & sexuality studies, environmental history, or movements for social justice. Ph.D. and previous teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching Load: 5.5 or 6 courses
  • Please e-mail application materials, including cover letter and CV, reference letters, syllabi for an upper and lower division course, and a writing sample, as PDF files with candidate’s name as file name...to Professor Kenneth Pinnow at hist.modernus@allegheny.edu.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014.
  • email acknowledgement of application received, notes they will be doing Skype interviews in December (10/20)
  • email invitation for Skype interview (11/18) x2
  • Email other candidates will be interviewed but applications remain open. 12-4
  • What does that mean?
  • It means that they are moving forward with certain candidates, but there is no guarantee that they will extend an offer to anyone. I have heard plenty of stories from tenured professors who were the fourth, fifth, sixth choices and recieved interviews because top choices did not pan out.
  • invited to campus (1/14) (x2)
  • Any updates? (2/19)
  • offer accepted (3/2)
  • Any idea who got the job?

California State University-Sacramento (USA: CA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Fall 2015
  • 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 US 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.
  • The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2015
  • Upload current vita, writing sample, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview), three (3) recent letters of recommendation, statement of interest in teaching and research, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available) to the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Under External Applicants, click on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities, then the faculty link on the left side. Do not mail applications to the History Department.
  • Review begins: 24 Oct. 2014 and position is open until filled.
  • Emailed for resubmission of materials. Online application system crashed (10/10/2014).
  • Phone interviews scheduled (11/15)
  • Campus invites extended (11/24)
  • Offer made and accepted (1/2)
  • Any idea who got the job? (3/1)
  • CUNY is claiming one of their recent alums (8/19)

Lehigh University (USA: PA) - African-American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History
  • Desirable areas of expertise include African American women’s history, American slavery, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black radical tradition, and Critical Race Theory.
  • The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and History. In addition to participating in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in these fields, he/she will have the opportunity to contribute to a vibrant Ph.D. program in history and M.A. program in American Studies.
  • The successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses across the full range of African American history, from the era of slavery to the present, as well as the introduction to Africana Studies.
  • Submit all application materials (letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation) via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4532 Please do not submit any additional materials at this point. Only electronic submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered. Questions concerning the position should be directed to James Peterson (jbp211@lehigh.edu) and John Pettegrew (jcp5@lehigh.edu) Search Committee Co-Chairs.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype during the month of November. In-person interviews will be conducted at the AHA annual meeting in New York City, January 2nd - 5th 2015.
  • -Any updates on this search? (11/6)
  • -Skype interviews scheduled (11/10) x3
  • -Any response following the Skype interviews? (11/26)
  • No response as of 12/5 x3
  • Request for writing sample & AHA interview (12/9) X3
  • Any updates? (11/7)
  • Campus invitations extended (1/14)
    • Any updates?

POSITION FILLED (any idea who landed the job?)

University of Arkansas - Little Rock (USA: AR) - African American/African DisaporaEdit

  • Assistant professorship in African American and/or African Diaspora History, earliest starting date 15 Jan. 2015
  • 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.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in history or related field (ABD acceptable). Must have terminal degree in hand or have completed all requirements for the terminal degree by appointment date. College-level teaching experience required
  • Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2014
  • Email acknowledging receipt of application and requesting reference letters (10/21)x3
  • Request for Skype interview (11/5) x3
  • Campus visit scheduled 12/8-9

University of California - Santa Barbara (USA: CA) - North American SlaveryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of North American Slavery (colonial period through the  Civil War era, African-American or African Diaspora)
  • The area of specialization is open, but we particularly welcome scholars whose work will extend department and campus strengths, including but not limited to comparative race and ethnicity, borderlands history, economic history, public history, and/or gender history
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the department's lower-division United States history survey, as well as teach and supervise research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment.
  • Applications should include a cover letter including discussion of current and future research, curriculum vita, writing sample not to exceed 8,000 words, and at least three letters of recommendation
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Additional materials requested (11/18) X2
  • Interview request (12/13) for an interview the next business day (via Skype
  • Email rejection 12/18
  • ^ Had you heard from them previously? 
  • Any News on this one? (1/15)
    • Crickets, though the search chair implied no decisions would be made until after the break.
    • Still just crickets? (1/26)
    • I think there are grasshoppers now in the mix, but no word from the committee here. (1/29)
    • Heard that on-campuses had been scheduled in early January. (1/30)
    • Any updates? (2/19)
    • Job offer made and accepted (4/14)
    • Anyone know who got hired? 

University of Central Arkansas (USA: AR)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Secondary expertise desirable in African diaspora, race in the Atlantic world, and/or the history of slavery.
  • PhD required by time of appointment.
  • Successful candidate will teach U.S. surveys, African/African American Studies survey, and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization in addition to participating in the African/African-American Studies program
  • Applications must be completed online at www.jobs.uca.edu. Address application letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations to African American History Search.
  • Review begins: 17 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Invitation to interview at AHA (12/4) x3
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/12)
  • Heard from friend he was rejected and had assumed another candidate chosen but the email from HR said UCA cancelled the search after campus interviews (3/23)

University of Massachusetts - Lowell (USA:MA) - 19th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of 19th century African American History
  • Candidates whose scholarly work focuses on the fields of Atlantic World or transnational history, slavery/ emancipation/segregation, and/or on gender are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching load 3/3 although "research productive faculty may qualify for a two-course per semester load" The successful candidate will teach introductory survey courses in U.S. history and upper-level electives, including courses that provide broad coverage in African American history.
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • To view the full job description and apply, please visit https://jobs.uml.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), two sample syllabi, three letters of reference will be required (Email addresses of three references will be required during the application process).
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled "the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received."
    • AHA interview request (12/9) x2
    • Rejection email form letter from HR (12/9) x1
    • Rejection email form letter received 12/9 but not my first choice; this department has a small number of majors (at a school of this size?) and no graduate program in history.
      • "but not my first choice"? huh.
      • VAP fits job description
    • After an AHA interview, form HR rejection email they couched as a follow up to a nonexistant "phone screening as part of the interview process." Classy. (16 Jan)

University of Mississippi (USA: MS) - American Slavery and EmancipationEdit

  • Assistant professorship in History, American Slavery and Emancipation "to broaden offerings in comparative, transnational, colonial and/or Atlantic world slavery."
  • teaching load: 2 courses/semester
  • Visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/6337 to view full position details and instructions to apply online.  Candidates will need to submit: a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio (including syllabi and evaluations, if available), and a chapter-length writing sample.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014  All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.
  • AHA interview request (12/12) x2
  • email rejection (12/12)
  • campus invitations issued (1/7)
  • Offer accepted. 
  • Any idea on who got the job?
  • The department hired Paul Polgar (CUNY, 2013)

Virginia Commonwealth University (USA:VA) -  with pref. for spec in Slavery & Atlantic WorldEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in African American History with a preferred specialization in North American/ Atlantic world slavery.
  • The successful candidate must have proof that all requirements for Ph.D. are complete prior to August 1, 2015
  • Teaching responsibilities will include the survey of African American history and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please apply online at www.vcujobs.com. Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample under the website’s category for “Other Document”). Three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders directly to Kathleen Murphy at kmmurphy@vcu.edu with the applicants name in the subject line. Please contact Kathleen Murphy with questions about the application process.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 17 Oct], deadline: 21 Nov. 2014
    • Intend to 'meet selected applicants' at AHA conference in Jan 2015.
    • Friendly acknowledgment from the search chair with timeline: "We begin reviewing applications immediately with the plan to request full dissertation/book manuscripts from a 'long short list' by late November. By early December we will contact a short list of candidates for interviews at the American Historical Association conference in New York, and will bring finalists to campus in late January or early February." 10/20; 10/29, (x1)
    • Email acknowledgement from HR confirming receipt of application (10/27)
    • Has anyone been contacted yet about the next round of this search? (11/18)
    • Email noting missing letters of recommendation (11/21)
  • Long shortlst: request for full dissertation or book mss (11/24)
  • AHA interview invitation (12/9)
    • Rejection email from HR (12/13) x1
  • Any News on this one? (1/16)
  • Finalists have been invited to campus. (1/17)

Asian-American History Edit

University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu (USA: HI)Edit

  • full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Asian American history, with Aug 2015 start date
  • earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in American history, Asian American history, or a related field (such as American studies with a history orientation) required.
  • position will also entail teaching survey courses in world and U.S. History.
  • candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach courses focusing on the history of Filipino/a American studies and/or Philippine history are desired, although this is not a requirement.
  • review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until the position is filled. Visit Work at UH for more details.

Native American History Edit

College of St. Scholastica (USA: MN) -  American Indian Studies - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Full time position (may be tenure track) in American Indian Studies, preferred start date Jan. 2015
  • We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including History, American Studies, Native American Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Anthropology
  • The successful candidate will teach courses in American Indian History and develop other classes that complement existing offerings in the American Indian Studies minor, the Department of History and Politics, and/or other departments.
  • Required Qualifications: M.A. (required) or Ph.D. (preferred). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in order to be eligible for a tenure-track appointment. The successful candidate will have some teaching experience, show the potential for active scholarship, and will demonstrate a dedication to working with diverse communities. The College of St. Scholastica is located in an area of striking natural beauty and within close proximity to a number of Indian reservations and tribal communities. The institution is committed to strengthening its relationship to students from tribal communities, and to preparing all students to live and work in a diverse world.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
  • For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to enriching education and promoting opportunity through a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Apply at: https://www.csshrjobs.com/postings/5323. Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach three letters of recommendation that address the expertise and qualities needed for this position or mail to: Human Resources, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811.
  • Review of applications will begin 15 Aug. 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
  • Received letter stating that the position had been canceled without hire (10-20).

Montana State University-Northern (USA: MT) - History & Native American StudiesEdit

  • Assistant Professor of History & Native American Studies
  • Length: Tenure-track (start date of January 2015)
  • The purpose of this position is to teach history and Native American studies in general education, Native American studies minor, and secondary teacher preparation programs. The Native American Studies program offers an interdisciplinary education that examines the cultures, history, literature, and politics of American Indians.
  • Link to Apply: https://jobs.msun.edu/postings/306
  • Open until Filled (posted 07/09/14)

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK): ON CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The successful candidate will contribute to established graduate programs in the history of Native North America and the history of the American West. The ability to support the department’s growing commitment to digital history is desirable.
  • Ph.D. required at time of employment.
  • teaching load: 2/2
  • Submit cover letter, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/27993. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 30, 2015.
  • The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding
  • Deadline: not state in ad, ad closes 30 Jan. 2015
  • Skype interview requested - 02/04/15
  • "On Campus Interview Stage" posted in heading
  • Hired Doug Miller according to Interfolio email

University of Alabama (AL) - pre-1865 Native American StudiesEdit

  • The Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in pre-1865 with a specialization in Native American Studies.
  • Minimum Preferred Qualifications: We welcome scholars with training in interdisciplinary fields as well as in social science or humanities and fine arts disciplines. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (MA) American Studies courses. ABD considered for interview if degree is completed by start date. PhD is required. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate work, and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation may be either submitted online or mailed directly to Search Committee, American Studies Department, University of Alabama, ten Hoor Hall 101, Box 870214, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0214.
  • Formal review of applications will begin November 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Michael D. Innis-Jiménez, Search Committee Chair, at mdinnisjimenez@bama.ua.edu.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
  • from American Studies 2015: "Skype interview scheduled 11/21, 11/22"
  • Any further updates here?
  • A friend of mine was invited to an on-campus interview, 12/16
  • Any updates? Has an offer been made?

University of Saskatchewan (CAN)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship specializing in U.S. Native American (Aboriginal) History, to begin July 1, 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • We welcome linkages to current areas of research strength within the Department including: Colonial, Postcolonial, Aboriginal and Native-Newcomer history; History of Science, Medicine and Health; Environmental History; Gender and Sexuality; and Twentieth Century Politics, Culture and Public Policy.  The Department also has particular expertise and interest in digital humanities, oral history and community engagement.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department of History’s new first year “History Matters” suite of courses, to teach a second year American history survey course, and to develop more senior courses in aspects of Aboriginal history. They will also be expected to contribute to supervising Ph.D. comprehensive fields in Comparative Aboriginal and U.S. History.
  • To view the complete advertisement, please go to: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/college/employment/
  • Review begins: 17 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Rejection emailed received (Dec 4), noting the "selection process" is completed.  Did someone get an offer?
    • I received no rejection email, nor a positive response. The lurch is a terrible place to be.  Anyone else?
  • Updates?  Has anyone received an interview or offer?
  • position was filled - announcement made 01/15

University of Southern California (USA: CA) - Native North American Indigenous CulturesEdit

  • Tenure track associate professorship or tenured assistant professorship in Native North American Indigenous Cultures, to begin 16 Aug. 2015
  • "The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities, social sciences or a related interdisciplinary field specializing in North American Native American studies.  The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment."
  • Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). When desired, referees will be contacted upon submission of the application and provided with information on how to upload their letters of reference. In order to be considered, applicants must submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/29906.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2014.

University of Texas at Arlington (USA: TX) - Native American History and/or Indigenous StudiesEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in History/ Native American Studies or English with a PhD focusing on Native American History and/or Indigenous Studies.
  • Applicants, who can make contributions to the University's Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, which maintains close ties to the History Department, are encouraged to apply. A willingness to engage with indigenous communities is also an asset.
  • The DFW area is home to a vibrant Native American community with citizens of 120 Native Nations represented. Besides the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and an excellent archive that features texts, maps, and documents related to Native /Indigenous Studies, the University has a substantial Multicultural Collection with a strong representation of Native Studies scholarship. There are tenured professors with national and international reputations in Native/Indigenous Studies in English, Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The University has hosted NEH and NSF seminars and institutes in Native languages and literatures, and the Native American Student Association is Texas's longest continuous running Native Student organization.
  • Application deadline: Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 10, 2014. Salary, benefits, and privileges are competitive with other public research universities. For example, UTA commonly offers a 3-2 teaching load, start-up funds, and support for research and publication. Faculty are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students, and provide service to their home department and the University as required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015. Submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Stephanie Cole, Search Committee Chair, scole@uta.edu .
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
  • Received an acknowledgment e-mail with a letter attached a week or so after applying from the search committee chair. The letter noted that my application was complete and provided the following information: "We have received your materials and forwarded them to the search committee, which will evaluate the CVs of all candidates during December 11-15, 2014. Please be sure to check your email and be available by phone during this time. After this initial review of applicants we will also attempt to interview a selected “long-list” candidates at the national meetings of the American Historical Association (January 2-5, 2015) and the Modern Language Association (January 8-11, 2015), or by skype. The committee hopes to interview a selected list of candidates on our campus during January and February and conclude the search by March 2015."
  • Request for AHA, MLA, or Skype Interview via e-mail on Dec. 11th.  x2
  • Any post-AHA news on this? 
  • Campus visit invitations extended (1/19)

Any news yet on who got this?

US Chicano/a and/or Latino/a History Edit

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (USA: CA) - pre-1900 US Borderlands (incl. U.S Latino/a History)Edit

  • Academic year, tenure track assistant professorship in pre-1900 US history with specialization in Spanish/southwest borderlands, U.S.-Mexico, or U.S. Latino/a history, to begin 14 Sept 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter. Additional duties include professional development, advising and service.
  • TO APPLY: please visit http://www.calpolyjobs.org, complete a required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #103383. Be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Please also attach to your electronic application a cover letter indicating interests in teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample (dissertation chapter, book chapter, article, or conference paper), syllabi, copy of transcripts of highest degree earned (official transcripts required prior to appointment), and student evaluations.
  • Review begins: 8 Dec. 2014
  • Interesting that they pushed back the deadline and expanded the scope--didn't get as many applicants as they had hoped, maybe?
  • Perhaps. Also, the online application system is convoluted--one of those that asks you to reproduce your CV in the app even though you also have to submit the CV. Maybe that also was offputting? 
  • Contacted on 12/18/14 for phone interview in January 2015
  • Campus interview scheduled

Michigan State University (USA: MI) - U.S. Latino, U.S. Chicano, or Mexican HistoryEdit

  • U.S. Latino, U.S. Chicano, or Mexican History. Assistant, tenure system. Michigan State University's Department of History seeks a historian with research expertise in U.S. Latino, U.S. Chicano, or Mexican History. 
  • The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2015. 
  • The deadline for applying is November 13, 2014.  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: Jeanna Whiting, Job Search, Old Horticulture Building, 506 E. Circle Dr. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036, USA.
  • Preliminary Skype Interview scheduled (11/26 x1)
  • Campus Interview scheduled (12/15)

University of Texas - El Paso (USA: TX) - Borderlands/Mexican American [Open rank]Edit

  • Open rank position in Borderlands/Mexican American History, to begin Fall 2015
  • We invite applications from scholars with a wide range of interests, but the department has a particular interest in developing research and teaching related to gender.  The successful candidate will play a central role in our doctoral program in Borderlands history.
  • PhD must be in hand before appointment date
  • Submit letter of interest, vita, and transcripts (unofficial is fine) as an email attachment, preferably in a single PDF file, to Sam Brunk at BorderlandsSearch@utep.edu. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover directly from the recommenders, directed to the same email address
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014.
  • AHA Interview Scheduled, (11/24 x4)

US Women's and Gender History Edit

Auburn University (USA: AL) - History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in USEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a specialization in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States. Candidates with an interest in African-American history are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The appointment will begin August 16, 2015. Ph.D. in history before employment date is desired, but outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. Appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by August 16, 2015.
  • Applicants should be prepared to attach attach a letter of application, vita, a teaching portfolio including student and peer evaluations (if available) and course syllabi, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references.
  • Link to Apply: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/727
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Didn't they run this search last year?
  • Last year or two years ago, yes
  • The person they hired after that search decided to leave academia entirely, so they need to fill the position again
  • When you get into the online application system, it requires a statement of research goals and a statement of teaching philosophy, in addition to everything listed in the ad. Also, evaluations are required, even thought the ad lists them as "if available."
  • Contacted for Skype interview (12/16)x2
  • Contacted for campus visit (1/26) X2
  • Offer made & accepted
  • Any idea who got the job?
  • Melissa Estes Blair, currently of Warren Wilson College.
    • Congrats to Melissa. It looks like UVA is cleaning up this year. 
    • UVA is doing much better than average. This is the 8th TT job I know of a UVA grad getting this year, 5 of them ABD. 

Harvard University (USA; MA) - [Tenured] US Women & Gender History and Faculty Director, Schlesinger LibraryEdit

  • Tenured professor of women and gender in the United States, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • Joint appointment between the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, home of the Schlesinger Library, a preeminent collection of materials that document the lives of women in the past and present
  • The successful candidate should have a distinguished publishing record as a historian as well as experience and interest working with archival materials. Evidence of successful leadership of an organization or academic unit is strongly desired, as is digital literacy. An earned doctorate is required.
  • The appointee will spend half-time teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the other half-time providing the scholarly leadership of the Schlesinger Library, working closely with the library's Executive Director, and participating as a member of the Radcliffe Institute dean's senior leadership. All candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should demonstrate intellectual leadership in the field, as well as potential for significant contributions to the Department, the University, the Radcliffe Institute and its Schlesinger Library, and the wider scholarly community.
  • Please submit cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, research statement, and statement of interest and qualifications for Schlesinger Directorship through the ARIeS portal at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2014.

University of Texas at Dallas (USA; TX) - Women’s and/or Gender History (any period)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of American History, specializing in Women’s and/or Gender History, any period.  Appointment begins August 1, 2015.  Ph.D. required. 
  • The teaching load is 2:3
  • For more information on the School, see http://ah.utdallas.edu/
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/paq140506
  • Review of applications begins 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Interviewing at the AHA.
  • Any updates?
  • Committee not deciding on who to interview until 1st week of Dec.
  • AHA interview request (12/3) x3
  • Campus visit invitation (1/14) x2
  • Any updates?
  • Hire finalized

University of West Georgia (USA: GA) - U.S. Women's HistoryEdit

  • Full-time tenure-track assistant professor in U.S. women's history, starting August 1, 2015.
  • Specialties in either the 19th or 20th centuries are encouraged, but the candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in U.S. history and in U.S. women's history both to and from 1865.
  • Please send letter of application, c.v., a writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2014. Please mail material to: Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos, Chair, U.S. Women's Studies Search Committee, Department of History, University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple St. Carrolltn, GA 30118. Position dependent upon funding. Job link: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49658

University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA; WI) - Early North American / U.S. Gender and Women’s HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of early North America/United States before 1848 (with expertise in gender and women's history), to begin Aug. 2015
  • PhD in history or related field must be in hand by start of appointment
  • We welcome candidates who engage the history of early North American/U.S. gender and women’s history through the study of global trade, comparative colonialisms, the Atlantic world, the interconnected Americas, or the variety of slaveries in the era before the U.S. Civil War.
  • Interested candidates should send PDF copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 50 pages to nshauge@wisc.edu. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation sent signed and on letterhead to that same email address. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits within the larger project.
  • For full consideration: 3 Nov. 2014.

Colonial / Antebellum History Edit

Barnard College (USA: NY) - Early American to 1820Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to 1820, to begin Sept. 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment start date
  • The successful candidate is expected to offer introductory surveys on colonial North America and the American revolutionary/early Republic era, while also teaching courses within her/his area of specialization. The capacity to situate North America within a broader Atlantic or hemispheric context is an advantage, although not a requirement.
  • Applicants should submit application materials as pdf files to  http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/984
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014.
  • can anyone provide insight on the Barnard/Columbia hist depts relationship? (beyond what is formally written)
  • It has seemed cordial to me (got my PhD from Columbia about five years ago), and Barnard students take CU classes and vice versa.  Barnard Profs also regularly serve on CU dissertation committies.  That said, Barnard profs do not (to my knowledge) advise PhDs or graduate students, nor do they have voting privileges on Columbia hires and the like.  And there's perhaps a bit of resentment among some Barnard profs, though certainly not all -- Barnard is a sweet gig, liberal arts but connected to a major research university in NYC.
  • Sounds like a sweet gig, indeed. Has anyone heard any news on this search? (11/15) not a peep here
  • Has anyone received any updates since the last inquiry? (12/01) I still haven't heard anything
  • Nothing...(12/5) 
  • still nothing (12/10)
  • Rejection email from the search chair. 179 applicants; bringing small number to NYC for interviews in early Jan (presumably for AHA). The email  was kind as these things go, e.g., "Rarely do we receive so many applications and rarely do we see such a large share of exceptional applicants." Congrats to those moving through to the next round. (12/12)
  • On-campus interviews scheduled (1/5)
  • Any idea on who got the job? (02/17)
  • An email was sent to Columbia/Barnard history departments congratulating Andrew Lipman for accepting the job.  
  • Congrats Drew!!!!! Great news!
  • Excellent choice! Congrats to Lipman and to Barnard.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (USA: CA) - pre-1900 US Borderlands (incl. US Latino/a History)Edit

California State University - Bakersfield (USA: CA)Edit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in United States History, to begin Sept 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "...with a specialization in colonial America or the Early Republic.  Candidates should be prepared to help develop and teach courses in cross-disciplinary studies and engage in distance/online instruction. Candidates qualified to teach African-American, Atlantic World/transnational history, public history, or digital history courses preferred.  In addition to teaching courses in one’s area of specialty, teaching expectations include lower and upper-division departmental service courses, and graduate courses"
  • Applicants should submit hard copies of cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio, and letters from three references. ...  Detailed vacancy announcement, requirements, qualifications, and application procedures at http://www.csub.edu/facultyAffairs/_files/TT-History-US-2015.pdf or by contacting Dr. Douglas Dodd, Department of History, 10 FT, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93311-1022; 661-654-6815; ddodd@csub.edu
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2015.
  • Any news on this position? (02/04)
  • Has there been any movement here? (03/02)

California State University - Chico (USA:CA) - Early American History to 1788Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History to 1788, to begin Aug. 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The successful candidate will offer the lower-division survey in United States history as well as upper-division surveys and seminars (including graduate-level seminars) within the area of specialization.
  • Please submit a letter of application, C.V., three letters of reference, syllabi or potential syllabi, and unofficial transcripts to Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, 400 W. First Street, Chico, CA, 95929-0735
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2014
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Has anyone received a campus invite after AHA interviews?
  • Nothing here. It has been some time...
  • Still nothing? Has anyone heard anything from them?
  • On-campus interviews are ongoing (2/3)
  • Received cordial, but nonetheless heartrending, rejection. EDITED: via email. (2/3)
  • Via email?
  • Did you initiate the email or did they send it to you unprompted?
  • I am not the original poster but I also received a very kind, personalized rejection email. It was unprompted.

Central Michigan University (USA:MI) - Colonial through Early RepublicEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US history, Colonial through Early Republic, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Teaching Load: 3 course/semester "including the first half of the US survey and upper level courses in your areas of expertise."
  • Ph.D. in History required by time of appointment.
  • To apply, go to www.jobs.cmich.edu.
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2014 although position is open until filled.
  • Nothing yet (12/11)
  • Personalized email from the chair with update on the search. 122 applications. Preliminary phone interviews in early to mid-January. If only every search were run this way! (12/12)
  • Not the poster from earlier today (12/12), but no. Everyone got this email, or will shortly. The email was just an update on their timeline, which is that they will schedule phone interviews mid-Jan. 
  • I did not mean to suggest that I got an interview. I only wanted to convey my appreciation for the search chair's efforts to update all the candidates personally, using their given names. It was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dehumanizing process.
  • Anybody hear anything? (1/18)
  • Phone Interviews were conducted last week. Campus Interview Invitations in another week or two. (1/18)
  • Did anyone receive a campus invite? The two week mark has arrived.
  • Campus invite (1/28)
  • Who got this job?

Claremont McKenna College (CA) - Early America (pre-1815)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of early America pre-1815, to begin fall 2015
  • The teaching load is 2-2. 
  • The department is particularly interested in scholars who situate early American history in a transatlantic or global context.  Possible areas of specialization include political and legal history, Atlantic World, African diaspora, slavery, capitalism, colonial borderlands, or Native North America. 
  • The successful candidate should have completed the PhD by the time of appointment.
  • Please submit cover letter, c.v., brief description of three possible courses, and three letters of reference to https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/home.php
  • Review of applicants will begin on 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Received email requesting a writing sample (11/14)X2
  • Selections for AHA interview have been made.
  • AHA interview request (12/5)
  • Rejection (12/5)

Eastern Connecticut State University (USA:CT)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Early American History and upper division courses in their area of specialty. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach African American history, Early Republic, and/or Antebellum 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, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Barbara Tucker, Search Committee Chair at tuckerb@easternct.edu.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 20 Oct. 2014] "with expectation of preliminary interviews before the end of the semester"
  • Email confirmation of application submission and link for diversity survey (10/28) x2
  • Request for phone interview (11/20)
  • x4 (11/20)
  • Applied late on 11/19. Got email confirmation of application submission and link for diversity survey with a note saying they would be reviewing applications in the next week or two (12/1)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled (12/10)
  • Email today from the chair stating the position had been filled (3/3/15)

Howard University (USA: DC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of American HIstory, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The candidate must have a doctorate in United States history, with specialization in the Colonial Period (especially slavery).  Responsibilities would include teaching introductory level lecture courses, colloquia and seminars for undergraduates in the candidate’s specialization. Salary will be competitive.
  • Please submit a writing sample (e.g., dissertation, book chapter, article or published monograph), c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference to: The Department of History, Room 321 Douglass Hall, Howard University, 2441 6th Street, N.W., Washington, DC  20059. Electronic submissions should be sent to emedford@howard.edu.
  • Review begins 1 Mar. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • Any news? (3/16)
    • nothing here. The constant job market induced anxious waiting is giving me an ulcer. 
  • Updates? (4/1)
    • radio silence here. 

Any news 4/21

Manhattan College (USA: NY) [Non TT; one semester]Edit

  • Manhattan College's Department of History invites applications for a one-semester position as Assistant Professor/Lecturer in U.S. History beginning January 20, 2015
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses - Courses to be taught are: two sections of the U.S. history survey to 1877; an introductory course exploring 3-6 issues in U.S. history beginning with the colonial era; and an upper-division course "Colonial and Revolutionary America"
  • Send only a letter of application including the contact information for two references and curriculum vitae by email in PDF or Word format, to Professor Jeff Horn at jeff.horn@manhattan.edu.
  • Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  
  • Position posted Dec. 22, 2014
    • This position was filled as of 13 January 2014.

Mercy College (USA: NY) - [non-TT?] Early AmericanEdit

  • 'multiple year' faculty positions at the assistant professor level in Early American History, to begin Sept. 2015
  • For the multi-year position, we seek candidates who can teach survey courses in United States History and upper division courses in their area of specialty. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach African American history, Early Republic, and/or North American/Atlantic World slavery.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu
  • Deadline: not stated in ad (ad placed 12 Jan)
  • The ad is listed as closing 2/23/2015
  • Any movement here? (03/10/2015)
  • Got a call for phone interview.  VAP teaches the desired classes currently.

Miami University (USA: OH) - [non TT, VAP] - Early AmericaEdit

  • Visiting Assistant Professor to teach full load of undergraduate courses, including the first half of U.S. History survey and upper-level courses in colonial America and the Early Republic, for the academic year beginning August 17, 2015. 
  • Required: PhD in History by date of appointment for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor, ABD in History for appointment as Instructor.  Ability to teach the first half of a U.S. History survey and upper-level courses in colonial America, the early Republic, and themes in area of specialty.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy) and a writing sample to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=666
  • Three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent directly to SCHANEJL@miamioh.edu or to Wietse de Boer, Chair, History Department, Miami University, 200 Upham Hall, 100 Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056.  Direct inquiries to deboerwt@miamioh.edu
  • Deadline: 4 May 2015

North Dakota State University (USA:ND) - Early AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to begin 16 August 2015
  • Teaching Load: 2/3 "Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Early American History, as well as courses in other spheres of departmental emphasis where appropriate; conducting research; and engaging in service."
  • Minimum qualifications:  *PhD in Early American history by start date  *Effective oral and written communication skills  *Active research agenda appropriate to a PhD-granting department in a land-grant, Carnegie-RU/VH university  *Evidence of effective teaching at the college level
  • Preferred qualifications:  *Competence in American Indian History or indigenous studies sufficient to teach in the field  *Competence in Public History sufficient to teach in the field  *Expertise in colonialism that is international in scope, comprising North America, the Caribbean, or the Atlantic World  *Scholarly publications or the equivalent in area of specialization
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts of graduate and undergraduate work, and names with contact information for three persons to serve as references. Applications will only be accepted through our online portal provided below
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position is filled.
  • any word on this one yet?
  • Phone interviews scheduled 12/12
  • campus visits happening in Feb. 

Ohio University (USA: OH) - Early American (before 1783)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early American history before 1783. 
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-division courses in early American history before 1783, an upper-division course on Native American history, and an introductory survey of American history before 1865.
  • Teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Ph.D. required by August 2015.
  • Apply at: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/10664
  • For full consideration, please apply by 27 Sept. 2014.
  • Skype interviews set up 9/29
  • Phew! That was quick!
  • Has anyone heard back post-Skype? (10/09)
  • Crickets x 2(10/15)
  • Yes, campus interview. This is going superduper fast. (10/19) 
  • Offer made.

Purdue University (USA: IN) - Colonial and Revolutionary America to 1789Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Colonial and Revolutionary America to 1789 with a preference for political or cultural history.
  • The Ph.D. in History is required by the time of appointment. 
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of Colonial and Revolutionary era America as well as both halves of the U.S. Survey.
  • Please submit a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of reference to committee chair, John L. Larson, at rgwin@purdue.edu. Electronic letters accepted on letterhead with signature or send paper copies to Department of History, 672 Oval Drive, UNIV 231, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The committee anticipates preliminary interviewing of candidates by Skype or phone.
    • Perhaps a bit premature, but any word? (1/20)
    • Phone interviews were conducted 1/19-21.
    • Nice rejection letter I got...Not. Wow, I'm not even worth an e-mail to these folks.
    • campus visits happening in Feb. 
    • Offer made and accepted
    • who got this job?
    • Cole Jones, JHU

Stanford University (USA: CA) - Early American, 1500-1800Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, 1500-1800 'including Pacific, Caribbean, and Atlantic worlds' to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in their specialized fields. In particular, applicants will be expected to teach the survey course in colonial and revolutionary American history (part of the Department of History’s American history sequence), as well as the graduate core colloquium in early American history
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • Application materials must be submitted on-line via AcademicJobsOnline.org. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4125 Please submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample.
  • Deadline for all materials: 12 Sept. 2014.
  • Received request for additional materials (i.e. writing samples) (week of 10/10)
  • Was this in addition to the writing sample submitted with the initial application?
  • Yes. (10/15)
  • A friend received a request for a Skype interview 10/24. Interviews ongoing this week. (posted 10/29)
  • Has anyone received any post-Skype news? (11/10)
  • Candidates have been invited to campus (11/11).
  • Any news on who got the job?
  • According to an email just sent out to candidates, the job went to Jonathan Gienapp, a Phil Morgan student from Hopkins, currently at the University of Mississippi.
    • Congratulations, Jonathan!

Temple University (USA: PA) - Early Republic (1783-1848) - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the United States, 1783-1848, to begin Fall 2014
  • Field is open
  • The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. before the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester.
  • To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi of a survey class and a more specialized course, a sample of written work such as a published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation to Vangeline Campbell at vcampbel@temple.edu. The search committee encourages applicants to submit their materials by email.
  • Review begins: 3 Nov. 2014
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Received e-mail that the search is cancelled. (10/23) (11/4)
    • Just to confirm that this was not Wiki mischief, the email came from the dept chair, Jay Lockenour: "I very much regret to announce that Temple’s Dean of the College of Liberal Arts has cancelled our searches in these fields – along with almost every other search in the College – due to budget constraints. We hope to reopen the search next year. I apologize again for the inconvenience and share your disappointment."
  • Damn!

University of Oklahoma - Norman (USA: OK)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial US History
  • Advanced assistant professors and applicants whose work focuses on Native American History are especially encouraged to apply
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2015
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 They will be responsible for teaching the US history Survey to 1865 (in rotation) colonial history, and upper division and graduate courses in their area of research specialization
  • Applicants must submit a dossier including a cover letter, graduate transcript, complete CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation online to academicjobsonline.org: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4521.
  • Review begins immediately [10 Sept 2014] and continues until position filled
  • Skype Interviews Week of 11/3
  • Offer made and accepted

Nineteenth Century US History Edit

College of Charleston (USA:SC) - Civil War and ReconstructionEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Civil War and Reconstruction era, to begin August 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, the ability to teach survey courses in the general education curriculum in pre-modern and/or modern history is essential.  
  • Promise of excellence in teaching and research are required; teaching experience and publications are preferred. 
  • Initial interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype.
  • Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU.
  • Submit a detailed letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), writing sample, sample syllabi, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online.
  • Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Richard Bodek, Chair of the Civil War and Reconstruction Search Committee, History Department, at bodekr@cofc.edu
  • The deadline for application is November 21, 2014.
  • Request for Skype interview (12/10)
  • A friend of mine had an on-campus interview
  • Offer made (2/27)

Georgia College and State University (USA:GA) - Civil WarEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship for a historian of the United States Civil War Era (1800-1877)
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 The successful applicant will teach US surveys, the Civil War, and courses in her/his area of specialty. In addition the applicant will contribute to the teaching of the department’s undergraduate and graduate research and methods courses. Applicants will also have an opportunity to contribute to Georgia College’s ‘Critical Thinking Courses.’
  • Applicants must demonstrate an active research agenda, proven excellence in teaching at the college or university level, and have the Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.
  • nterested candidates should apply online at http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/890 The application requires a letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, a writing sample and three references with contact information.  Additional queries should be directed to Dr. Craig S. Pascoe (craig.pascoe@gcsu.edu).
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • Rejection e-mail (11/29)
  • Rejection e-mail (12/1) - submitted day before Thanksgiving. Do not work on Civil War but do work on Civil War era.
  • Request for phone interview (12/8)
    • Is anyone else still waiting to hear anything? Neither a rejection nor a interview request has come my way (12/13) x3
  • Getting suspicious about this one.
  • What's making you suspicious?
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Anyone know the status of this search? Haven't heard a thing either way. (1/28) 
  • Phone interviews were about a week ago. I don't know if they've moved onto inviting people for campus visits. (1/30)
  • Campus interviews done.  Any further update?

Montclair State University (USA: NJ)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th Century US history, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The department welcomes applications from specialists in all subfields of American history from the early-national period through the Gilded Age.  Primary teaching responsibilities will include lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses as well as courses at the Masters level, with opportunities to develop new courses in specific areas of expertise.  One-quarter of this position will include partial administration of the Social Studies Teacher Certification Program, currently housed in the History Department
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 JAN 2015
  • To apply, please submit a letter of application, a copy of curriculum vitae, at least three (3) letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (an article, essay, book chapter, or dissertation chapter).  Letters may be addressed to the Nineteenth-Century United States History Search Committee, Department of History, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 07043.  All application materials must be submitted electronically via email to histsearch14@mail.montclair.edu.
  • For full consideration: 14 Nov. 2014.
  • Contacted for Skype interview (12/4) X2
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/19)
  • Went to Michigan PhD

Sam Houston State University (USA: TX) - Civil War & ReconstructionEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Civil War and Reconstruction era, to begin August 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "The department is seeking an active scholar whose teaching areas will include upper-level and graduate seminars in the Civil War and Reconstruction, the history of slavery, and the U.S. history survey"
  • To apply, upload a letter of application addressed to Prof. Thomas H. Cox, Search Committee Chair, a CV, and two sample syllabi (one undergraduate and graduate course syllabi each, both of which address topics including slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction). Submit the two syllabi as one file to the writing sample link. In addition, three letters of recommendation are to be sent to this email address: historysearch@shsu.edu.
  • review begins 15 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled.
  • HR email acknowledging receipt of application (10/27)
  • Well, has there been any word at all??
  • None (12/17) x1
  • Request for Skype interview (1/23)
    • Was it via an email or phone call? (1/24)
    • Request made by email. Interviews to take place 1/28-1/30
  • Had Skype interview on 1/28, since then nothing... I assume they've moved on to campus visits, but their lack of communication is really unprofessional.
    • This seems to be about par for the course with this instituion. They have listed several positions over the last few years that, for whatever reason, never got filled and were relisted again the fllowing year.
  • Rejection email from department chair stating the search had concluded and the position was filled. There was no mention of who received the position. (4/24)

Southern Methodist University (USA: TX) - US Civil WarEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the United States Civil War Era (1800-1877), to begin fall 2015
  • This is the 'Glenn Linden Professorship'
  • The candidate must be a specialist in the Civil War Era, 1800-1877 and able to teach the history of the U.S. Civil War at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Ph.D. required by August 15, 2015; teaching experience desirable; salary competitive.  All applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Employment eligibility verification will be necessary upon appointment
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2014 but position is open until filled
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Has anyone heard back yet?
  • Request for AHA interview (12/6)
  • Rejection e-mail ("received nearly 100 applications") (12/8) x 2 
  • Really nice rejection email; maybe the most professional I've ever received
  • Post AHA-rejection. Finalists brought to campus. Also, the most professional and well run search I've been a part of. Congrats to the lucky 3. This will be a great department to be in. (1/18)
  • Recieved an e-mail to (I presume) all candidates that the position went to Ariel Ron, a Berkeley PHD currently on a post-doc at Yale. Kudos to Dr. Ron! 

The College of New Jersey (USA: NJ) - to 1877Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in nineteenth century US History, to 1877, with specialization in one or more of the following: race, slavery, the Civil War, politics, economy, and/or borderlands.
  • PhD must be in-hand by August 2015
  • Teaching Load 3/3 "Specific responsibilities will include teaching both introductory and upper-level courses in nineteenth century US history to 1877 that cover: slavery and Reconstruction, the frontier experience and expansion, the US South, politics and political parties, economy and industrialism, as well as courses in her or his area of research"
  • Please email the letter of interest, statement on teaching philosophy, vita, writing sample, syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Christopher Fisher, Chair, Nineteenth Century US History Search Committee, History Department, The College of New Jersey: jobs@tcnj.edu. The Search Committee requires that applicants submit all materials electronically. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by email.
  • Early application encouraged; for full consideration: 15 Nov. 2014.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • -did anyone receive a confirmation email, as suggested in the ad?
  • Yes; I received an email confirmation from HR soon after applying
  • No; I didn't receive a confirmation email 
  • Yes, I did, today (day before Thanksgiving).
  • AHA interview request (11/28)x3
  • Did you just hear (12/5)?
  • Was interview request by email?
  • Rejection received (12/13 [that's right, on a Saturday night. Wat to keep it classy]).
  • I got the rejection on a classier Thursday night, 12/11. And at least the e-mail itself was reasonably classy, as rejections go. 
  • Offer accepted
  • Any idea on who got the job?
  • Craig Hollander
  • Nice! Kudos to Craig (and TCNJ)!!

University of California, Davis (USA: CA) - 1790-1910Edit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in US History during the long nineteenth century (1790-1910)
  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in U.S. history.  All specializations are welcome. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the first half of the U.S. survey and a course on the history of the Civil War.
  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching. 
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research (including dissertation, published monographs, and articles), C.V., chapter-length writing sample, teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted on-line.  Please follow instructions at the recruitment website.  Apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00346.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2014 position is open until filled
    • Contacted for Skype interview (12/1).
    • Rejection E-mail. Notes that a handful of candidates have been selected for campus interviews. (1/6)
    • ^^^Was this after a skype interview, or had you not heard from them before this email?
    • Not the prior poster, but heard through an acquiantance that they have issued campus invites
    • Any final word on campus interviews?

University of Miami (USA: FL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in nineteenth century United States history
  • We are particularly interested in attracting a scholar in the fields of African-American, Slavery, Race, and/or Reconstruction history, with a preference for those whose work considers these issues from a transnational perspective. 
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 and demonstrate significant promise as scholars and teachers
  • Please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to: Michael Bernath, Chair, 19th-Century United States History Search, Department of History, P.O. Box 248107, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4662.  Candidates may also submit application materials electronically to historysearch@miami.edu.
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2014.
    • Recieved HR email acknowleding receipt of application and "Aplicant Info Survey" (9/17)
    • Received short "Applicant Info Survey"  (10/21)
    • Received request for more materials (11/7) x3
    • What items were requested? Was the request made through email?
    • Writing samples, and yes email. They have long listed. If you didn't get an email by now. Cross it off your list.
    • Rejection email received (12/10) x 2
    • Request for AHA Interview (12/10)
    • Campus visit scheduled via e-mail (1/12)

University of North Florida (USA: FL) - Asst. or Assoc.Edit

  • tenure track Assistant or Associate Professorship in 19th C US history with a pre-1877 research emphasis, to begin Aug 2015
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 June 2015
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will include upper division courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Old South, and the New South, with the possibility of teaching an undergraduate methods course
  • The department will give preference to candidates who can offer, in addition to the subjects specified above, courses in public history, African American history, and/or gender history and who have a demonstrated track record of publishing advanced research, relative to experience. The department will also give preference to candidates who can develop distance learning courses.
  • Apply online at http://www.unfjobs.org/ and mail all materials to: US History Search Committee, University of North Florida Department of History, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. 
  • Review begins 12 May 2015
  • SC member here. First-round interviews have been held.
  • Offer made and accepted 

University of Scranton (USA: PA)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century American History.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching the United States survey, the University's First Year Seminar, courses in U.S. History from the 1820s to 1877, and departmental course in historical methodology.
  • Appointment begins August, 2015.  Ph.D. and teaching experience required.
  • For more information on the School, see http://www.scranton.edu
  • Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, to: https://universityofscrantonjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=140369
  • Review of applications begins 31 October 2014.
    • Preliminary interviews to be conducted at the AHA
    • Rejection via email (11/6) x5: 145 applicants.... never had a packet "reviewed" so quickly
  • Short notice announcement, new Ph.D. in as VAP, fits announcement (and no mention of research expectations).  Same story, different school.  Ditto!
  • Hired their inside candidate. The fix was in on this one, folks. 145 applicants and they hire their VAP? Not to say he isn't qualified, but there's no way it was a fair process. It makes you wonder about the criteria they use to evaluate applications.
    • Meh, I don't think you can get offended at an inside hire. (1) It's too common to get offended; (2) If they already have someone they like and think fits the department, what's wrong with that?; (3) Unless you're very familiar with the inside candidate's research, teaching, and service, you shouldn't assume the person didn't deserve it. (4) When the "secondary" market starts know that some of those will turn into tenure track positions. Maybe one day you'll be the the inside candidate.
    • Inside candidates always have an upper hand, and no one said that this one wasn't a good fit. So why go through the charade of a national search? It's a burden on applicants that's both an emotional and financial burden. (X2)

University of Texas at Dallas (USA: TX)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century American History.
  • Field of specialization is open, but will give particular consideration to candidates who have strengths in one of the following areas: Antebellum/Civil War, African-American, Native American, race, or history of science/medicine. Teaching load 2:3.
  • Appointment begins August 1, 2015.  Ph.D. required.
  • For more information on the School, see http://ah.utdallas.edu/
  • Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to: http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/par140506
  • Review of applications begins 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Interviewing at the AHA
  • AHA interview request (11/25)

University of West Florida (USA: FL) - Historic Preservation (spec. in early 19th-century America)Edit

  • The Department of History at the University of West Florida is seeking an assistant professor (113160) to teach Historic Preservation, with a specialization in early nineteenth-century America, for a full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 2015. 
  • The teaching load is three classes per semester, including core courses, upper-division courses, and graduate seminars.  
  • The department has special interest in candidates with the ability to teach subjects outside of Western and Latin American history.  
  • Other interests may include but need not be limited to quantitative analysis and gender.  Experience with federal and state compliance and mitigation policies and practices are preferred. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the dissertation and who have a record of successful teaching.
  • For more information on the UWF History Department please see our website at http://uwf.edu/history. Questions may be address by Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, amitchellcook@uwf.edu.
  • The University requires that all candidates apply online at https://jobs.uwf.edu. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references to the online jobsite by the preferred response date of January 15, 2015.

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California State University Dominguez Hills (USA: CA) - 20th­ Century United States HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in 20th­ Century United States History in the College of Arts and Humanities.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach lower-division survey courses in United States History, upper-division courses in United States history from the progressive era to the present, California history, as well as core program courses in research and writing.
  • Primary consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated research interests in California history and to those who can demonstrate a record of effective teaching and student mentoring in culturally diverse academic environments.
  • Interested parties should apply online at: http://www.csudh.edu/employment. Please upload as one document: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae ; and a list of three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Qualified applicants may be asked to provide additional materials. In addition to the document submitted online, candidates must arrange to have letters of recommendation from three references mailed directly to the following address: CSU Dominguez Hills, Chair, Search Committee History Department, 1000 E. Victoria St., LCH A-342 Carson, CA 90747.
  • Though the position will remain open until filled , a review of applications will begin 1 Dec. 2014.
  • Request for Skype Interview (12/22)
  • Email with formal acknowledgement of application (12/20) attached as Word doc. (x3)
    • "Thank you for your application for the Assistant Professor of 20th-Century US History position at California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Your electronic application has been received and will be reviewed by the Search Committee.  You will be contacted if additional information is required. The Search Committee will make a selection based on how well each applicant meets the requirements as stated in the Position Announcement. Thank you for your interest in joining California State University, Dominguez Hills."
  • Any updates on this one (2/1)?
    • Skype/phone interviews still ongoing (Mine is scheduled for this week; I posted back on 12/22).
    • Invitations for campus interviews extended (2/17)

Charles University in Prague (CZE) - post-1945 US Cultural/Social History/StudiesEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in post-1945 US Cultural/Social History/Studies
  • While the Search Committee will consider candidates from a variety of disciplines, consideration will be given to those who specialize in recent and contemporary U.S. cultural/social history/studies, primarily since the end of the Cold War. All candidates must satisfy the requirements specified below.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Oct. 2015
  • Teaching Load: 3/3
  • The application must contain: An academic Curriculum Vita; A cover letter / letter of statement; A writing sample (max. 25 pages);Two letters of recommendation.
  • send to: Office of Personnel, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Smetanovo nábř. 6, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
  • Deadline: 31 Jan 2014 (midnight Central European Time)
  • E-mail rejection saying, "We have now selected the most suitable candidate for our current needs." (2/21)

Gustavus Adolphus College (USA: MN)Edit

  • Full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of History to begin September 1, 2015.
  • The normal course load is 6 courses per year, divided among two semesters and a January Term (3-0-3, 2-1-3, or 3-1-2).
  • Primary teaching responsibilities will include U.S. survey courses, intermediate and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, the historiography seminar and capstone for history majors, and supervision of honors theses. Other responsibilities will include contributing to General Education programs, such as the College’s First Term Seminar, January Term, the Three Crowns Curriculum, as well as interdisciplinary majors and minors. Gustavus faculty are also expected to engage in service to the college and department, and in scholarly research and writing.
  • Electronic application is required; email application materials as PDFs to ushistorysearch@gustavus.edu. The application packet must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and two syllabi (one U.S. post-Civil War survey and one intermediate or seminar level) with a description of writing assignments. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the references or letter service. Please do not send writing samples now; only AHA interviewees will be asked to provide them. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Dr. David Obermiller, Search Chair, Department of History, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498. www.gustavus.edu/jobs
  • For more details, visit the College’s website at: www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. David Obermiller at 507-933-6159 or dobermil@gustavus.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 Oct. 2014
    • Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA annual meeting. Applications received after October 29, 2014, may not be reviewed in time to offer AHA interviews.
    • [21 Aug] advert also posted at H-net
    • Request for AHA interview (11/30) [x2]
    • Email notification that application is no longer under consideration. No indication of number of applicants. 

Henderson State University (USA:AR)Edit

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship of history
  • Teaching Load: 12 hours/semester: Teaching responsibilities include  American history survey courses, the upper-level courses “United States, 1900-1945,”  “Recent America” [since 1945], a graduate history seminar, and other assigned courses whose primary focus is in whole or in significant part the history of twentieth or twenty-first century America.  Further, the ability to teach additional courses in at least one of the following subject areas is required:  African American history, history of Asian civilizations, Latin American or Latino history, or GBT history.
  • Teaching and instructional skills include a willingness to utilize innovative approaches to classroom instruction and effective learning are required.  Additional responsibilities include new curriculum development, academic advising, and assisting students with  undergraduate and graduate research. The appointee will be expected to establish a creditable record of professional scholarship and research are required.  Service to the university and to one’s profession are further expectations.
  • Applications should be directed to Dr. Angela Boswell, Chair of the Search Committee, via e-mail in PDF format to bowdenm@hsu.edu.  To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement of higher education philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the three individuals providing the letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • Anyone hear anything on this one? (3/6)
    • Nope. Nothing yet (3/6).    
    • Haven't heard anything but assuming that they must have chosen candidates by now (3/24)
    • Got a very polite rejection letter (5/4)
    • Hired Matthew Bowman (Georgetown, 2011)

Library of Congress (USA:DC) - 20th Century HistorianEdit

  • The Librarian (Manuscript Historian Specialist) position has primary curatorial and acquisition responsibilities for the political, military, and legal collections of the Manuscript Division that fall in the modern period, roughly from 1900 to the present. Included in this time frame are hundreds of collections, notably the papers of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Calvin Coolidge as well as cabinet members from those and subsequent administrations; dozens of members of Congress; Supreme Court Justices; journalists and publishers; military officers and defense secretaries; diplomats and foreign intelligence officers; and countless other American luminaries.
  • News?  Interviews? (2/3)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA: MA) - post-World War II United StatesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in post-World War II United States, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • Candidates must have Ph.D. by start date of employment. 
  • Apply online via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4179 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference to United States History Search, c/o Mr. Charles Munger, History Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building E51-255, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014.
  • Anyone else get an email from Chuck Munger asking them to check to see/confirm if their application was complete? From everything I can see, it is (cover letter, CV, and 3 letters uploaded to AJO), so I'm wondering if this was sent to everyone who has an application in the system or whether I need to pursue this further. (10/8)
  • Yes, I also received this email, and had the same question about it. (10/8)
  • Yes, it was sent to everyone, even those with complete applications. (10/11)
  • I have not received the e-mail. Did anyone else find the AJO system to be a bit....wonky?
  • I got it too. Checked my files and did nothing. This was just an reminder to anybody in the system.
  • Request for writing sample x 3 (11/3)
  • AHA interview request (11/25)
  • Any word on who got this position? (4/3)
    • Harvard PhD, a Sven Beckert history of capitalism student
  • Schedule of classes shows the only modern US courses are US since 1877 surveys and are taught by a current lecturer. Surely a school with a reputation like M.I.T. didn't go the inside hire route, did they? (4/10)
  • The person in question seems a very logical replacement for Meg Jacobs, no? 

Seton Hall University (USA: NJ) - US post-1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in post-1945 US History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Teaching Load 3/3 " includes undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of expertise, as well as both halves of the U.S. History survey. Additional teaching responsibilities may include departmental seminars and the university core curriculum."
  • Applicants must understand and be willing to support the Catholic mission of Seton Hall University.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and three reference letters to Kirsten Schultz, Chair, US Post-45 Search Committee at HISTORYDEPT@SHU.EDU
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2014
  • Acknowledgement received via email - 11/10
  • AHA interview request - 11/15 x3
  • Rejection email - 260 applications - 12/4
  • Huh, didn't get an interview request or a rejection email . . . 12/9 x7
  • What are the chances that the above update was in error, perhaps in reference to another search? It seems a bit surprising that so many (just on the wiki) would be in the dark. 
  • Not an error for me.
  • I received a confirmation that all my materials had been received in early November but haven't heard anything since.
  • I was one of the many who received neither an interview nor a rejection until now, but got the rejection today, 12/24/14(x2)
  • Here is the full text:
  • Dear NAME REDACTED, Thank you once again for your interest in Seton Hall University’s U.S. History Post-45 tenure-track faculty positionThe search committee has concluded its initial review of almost 260 applications. While your application was impressive, we have decided to pursue other applicants at this time.Your application materials will remain on file until we conclude the search and if we recognize the need to extend invitations for interviews to additional applicants we will contact you.Best wishes on behalf of the search committee
  • Thanks for that info. Maybe they're doing different rejection letters for those who will remain on a list if the other interviews fall through? Since people received AHA invites in November and I have not heard anything, I'm crossing this one off my list.
  • Post AHA rejection email. They are moving forward with other candidates. (1/18)
  • Hired Gordon Mantler
  • Nope!

Sogang University (KOR)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professor in 20th C US History, to begin 1 March 2015
  • 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 successful candidate will teach in English graduate and undergraduate courses
  • The appointee will also be expected to be productive in research and publication, and contribute to our interdisciplinary program of American Cultural Studies. Annual salary ranges between $55,000 and $75,000 according to appointee’s rank and experience. Other benefits include research grants, health insurance, pension subsidies and one-year housing grant.
    The on-line application forms will be available on the website between August 25th and September 5th, 2014 (http://www.sogang.ac.kr/english/) and should be filled out and submitted on-line. Candidates will also be asked to send additional documents in PDF-files (CV, dissertation and one research paper published since September 2011).
  • Deadline: 5 Sept. 2014
  • I believe this is the third time this position has been advertised recently (8/20)
  • Has anybody heard from them? Did they make an offer this time? (1/03)
  • I have not heard anything at all (3/03)

Texas A&M University—Commerce (USA: TX) - 20th Century U.S. HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor to start in the Fall 2015 semester.
  • Ph.D. in History required by time of appointment.
  • Major historical field must be United States history with a focus in a related twentieth century topic. Graduate field, minor, graduate certificate, or significant experience in oral history research also required. Preference given to candidates whose specializations do not duplicate those of the faculty in the department.
  • A complete application package includes: completed online application; cover letter; CV; sample syllabus; writing sample; complete contact information for three professional references; and all transcripts (unofficial will be accepted for the application, official transcripts must be received from each degree-granting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued). Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • All application materials must be submitted through the Texas A&M PATH system, found at http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/79008. All application materials must be received before February 15, 2015.
  • 3/16: Any news on this one yet?
  • Campus visit scheduled.
  • Any offers made yet??
  • Nothing here. (4/30)
  • Offer made and accepted May 1st
  • Can you say who got it?

Texas Christian University (USA: TX) - Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in 20th Century AmericaEdit

  • The Department of History and Geography invites applications for the Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict and Society in 20th Century America.
  • The department welcomes applications from senior scholars working in the fields of military history, diplomatic history, and any other fields of historical enquiry that focus on the impact of wars and conflict on American society since World War I.  The Schmidt Professor will enjoy a competitive salary, a 2/1 teaching load, and a research fund.  Nominations are also encouraged.
  • To apply, go to the TCU Human Resources website at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty.  Applications not submitted online will not be considered.  Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload letter of application, CV, sample syllabi, and three letters of reference.  Please ask those submitting letters of reference to send either electronic or paper version to Jacqulyn Curry (j.curry@tcu.edu, 817-257-5255), TCU Box 298200, Fort Worth, TX  76129.  All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Jacqulyn Curry in Human Resources.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015.
  • Anyone get any word about this?  Any news about possible AHA interviews?

Trinity University (USA:TX) - since 1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History since 1945, to begin Aug. 2015
  • PhD in hand by Fall 2015
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, transcript and three letters of recommendation to Trinity University, Search Committee--History Department, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX  78212-7200 via the email address humanresources@trinity.edu .
  • Deadline: 14 Nov. 2014.
  • Acknowledgement received via email - 11/10x2
  • Contacted for AHA interview (12/10)X2
  • On-campus visits scheduled (05 January 2015)x2
  • Offer made and accepted (learned from the person taking the job - 02/28)
  • Crappy rejection letter received. In its entirety: "I am writing to thank you for your interest in the U.S. History position at Trinity University and to let you know that after a long search the position has been filled."
  • Person taking the job is from UVA. 

University of Alaska Anchorage (USA:AK) - post-1945 - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in post-1945 US History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The successful candidate will teach U.S. history surveys, Alaska history, the Junior Historiography and the Senior Seminar capstone courses, and will develop courses in his or her area of specialty. The department is interested in candidates with a research focus in environmental history, the history of race, gender, and immigration, or the U.S. in the world. Candidates must demonstrate potential for success in teaching, research, university and departmental service. The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. College-level teaching experience required. Ph.D. in History required at the time of appointment.
  • To apply, and for complete details, please refer to www.uakjobs.com, Posting Number 0069090 and PCN 300200. Letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabus, writing sample (chapter or article length) and a copy of unofficial transcripts must be submitted electronically to the UAA/HRS job website. Three letters of recommendation must be either uploaded to the UAA/HRS job website, or sent as an email attachment to the search committee chair, Dr. Elizabeth Dennison, Chair of U.S History Search Committee, UAA Department of History,ejdennison@uaa.alaska.edu. The successful candidate will be required to provide an official transcript. Go to the following link to apply online for the job: http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84946
  • Review begins: 3 Nov. 2014.
  • This is a replacement for an individual who was on the TT for three years but left to take last year's Florida Atlantic job. Line was previously held by a "US and the World" specialist.
  • Has anyone heard anything? (12/8)
  • Request for a phone interview (12/19) x 2
  • Rejection email (1/5) 
  • Search cancelled due to budget cuts.

University of California, Irvine (USA: CA) - US Twentieth CenturyEdit

  • The History Department at the University of California, Irvine, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in 20th-century United States history whose research focuses on political economy, intellectual history, and/or legal history.
  • We are especially interested in applicants who complement our departmental strengths in gender, transnational, race/ethnicity, and world history.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02425.
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2014.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nope x6
  • I emailed the chair 11/11 and got an email back that they had "recently made our decision on a long-short list." I don't have any more information, since my name wasn't on the list.
  • Heard there were Skype interviews being set up.
  • Skype interviews completed 
  • any updates on this one post-skype interviews? (12/13)
  • has anyone heard anything? has this search moved to campus interviews (1/8)
  • post-interview rejection email (says the search has been completed) (1/14)
  • Hired Andrew Highsmith (3/27)

University of Chicago (USA: IL) - since 1890Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US history since 1890, to begin autumn quarter 2015
  • The area of specialization is open, with a preference for the history of gender and sexuality, social and legal history, and the United States in the world
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 July 2015
  • Applications must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/p6ks52k and are required to include a cover letter, c.v.,  dissertation abstract, chapter-length writing sample and three letters of reference.
  • Does anyone have a sense of how long the dissertation abstract should be?
  • Click here for how to format a dissertation abstract 
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014, with hard deadline of 7 Dec 2014.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.
  • ^^^ what does this even mean? did they contact you for an AHA interview?
  • It means the ad states that the school plans to interview at AHA: " We anticipate interviewing at the AHA." No sign that these interviews have been scheduled yet (11/28).
  • NB: for those who want to talk about the Department's general hiring practices, or problems with the university generally, there's the Talk page for North American jobs, the Universities to fear section, and the Venting page (as always - _please_ make sure you abide by the T&C when you do so).  In the meantime, please don't delete other people's contributions just because you don't find them interesting. AFII (talk) 13:21, December 8, 2014 (UTC)
  • 12/12 - Have AHA invites already gone out?
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/12

University of Manchester (UK) - 20thC Cultural American HistoryEdit

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Twentieth Century Cultural American History
  • You will be expected to conduct research in an aspect of interdisciplinary American cultural history, broadly conceived, with a focus on the long twentieth century. You will contribute to and design research-led undergraduate modules in American cultural history, and supervise postgraduate research students in American history and culture (and related areas).
  • A specialism in any aspect of American cultural history Is essential, and with expertise in Western, Native American, and/or environmental history; visual culture, music or other popular culture; science, technology and/or capitalism; immigration, urban and/or labour history; ethnic studies; transnationalism; gender and sexuality is desirable.
  • Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Dr David Matthews, Head of DivisionEmail: david.matthews@manchester.ac.uk Tel: 0161 275 7973 - General enquiries:Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk Tel: 0161 275 4499 - Technical support: Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk Tel: 01565 818 234
  • Deadline: midnight 5 Jun. 2015.
  • Offer accepted by 2011 BU PhD (me). Thanks, Wiki updaters, for making 5 long years on the job market a little less mysterious and horrible.

University of Mississippi (USA: MS) - 20th Century U.S. HistoryEdit

  • tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in Twentieth Century United States History to broaden departmental course offerings in race and ethnicity, US in the World, gender and sexuality, urban, and/or environmental history.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/6339 to view full position details and instructions to apply online. Candidates will need to submit: a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio (including syllabi and evaluations, if available), and a chapter-length writing sample.
  • Review of applications scheduled to begin on 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Got an email indidcating they're missing one letter of recommendation 11/6
  • The email included the addresses of everyone they sent it to, no bcc!  
  • Lack of bcc was very unprofessional and a real violation of applicant privacy. Think it would hurt my candidacy to contact the chair and ask that this error not be repeated?
  • Don't contact the chair. Yes, it sucks, but the chair (like all of us) is probably trying to keep too many balls in the air at one time and made an honest mistake. We would all probably want search committees to cut us some slack for boneheaded errors. Plus you would absolutely torpedo your candidacy, and while I guess we're in competition with one another, I wouldn't want to let you hang yourself over that.
  • Asked for second writing sample via email. They plan to make interview requests on Dec 12. (11/20) x4
  • Rejection email received, notes they received over 250 applicants (11/20) x6
  • Would the short-listed candidates mind sharing their specialty?
  • I work on race, gender/sexuality, and urban history (x2 for race and urban). 
  • email rejection 12/12 (x2)
  • AHA interview request 12/12
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/8)
  • post AHA interview rejection email (1/9) - wish every committee did this! (x2)
  • Just curious who got this job?
  • The department hired Dr. Rebecca Marchiel
  • Who has the same dissertation adviser as the search chair! Funny how that works.

University of Notre Dame (USA: IN)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th C US History
  • Period and area of specialization are open, but applicants must be prepared to offer survey courses on twentieth-century U.S. history.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to history@nd.edu. Digital dossiers preferred but we accept applications on paper sent to Professor Patrick Griffin, Chair, Department of History, 219 O’Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN  46556
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2014.
  • Received HR email acknowledging receipt of application with link to diversity survey. 10/26 (x4); 10/29 (x1)
  • What's the point in posting this? Who cares? Just pops RSS feeds as if something meaningful happened
  • To be fair, I applied but did not receive one. I will be calling tomorrow to make sure my application is complete. So to the four of you who posted that, I greatly appreciate it.
  • Request for additional materials x 3
  • Rejection letter (11/28)
  • Are there others who have received no word at all? (12/3)
  • I've also gotten no word either way. But usually that means they just haven't gotten around to sending the rejection materials yet (it happens with big searches). (12/3 x3)
  • That's what made the rejection letter mentioned above a bit perplexing. Surely they received 400+ applications. I'd assume that rejection notices (if they come at all) will be by email and en mass.
  • The rejection letter was mailed, hard copy. 
  • AHA interview request (12/5)
  • Hard copy rejection letter (12/8) - over 300 applications
  • Post-AHA rejection (which means campus invites were extended/will be extended soon)-1/10
  • Chicago PhD

University of North Alabama (USA: AL) - pref. Public HistoryEdit

  • Assistant professorship in 20thC American History "... especially political, economic, and/or diplomatic history after World War II. Preference is given to candidates with experience in public history", to begin 17 Aug.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include U.S. History surveys, advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialty, as well as graduate courses. The successful candidate must possess an active research agenda and demonstrate excellence in both scholarship and teaching.
  • A Ph.D. in History or Public History in hand by August 2015 is required.
  • This position will be filled pending budget availability.  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 and select option #2.
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2015
  • Email for Skype interview (3/10)
  • Invitation to campus (3/17)
  • An offer was made and accepted; the person who accepted it announced it on Facebook.
  • Who got it? (if it was announced on Facebook, it is presumably public knowledge)
  • Matthew Barlow got the job.

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - TenuredEdit

  • Tenured historian of 20thC United States History
  • The successful candidate will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching. She or he will be appointed at the level of advanced associate or full professor. We are seeking a scholar who possesses a broad command of 20th-century U.S. history, a vision for enhancing our program, and a willingness to work with colleagues across different areas of history.
  • Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/502 Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research statement.
  • Review begins: 3 Apr. 2015 and continues until position filled.

University of Reading (UK)Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern American History (20thC), to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • Applications are welcome from specialists in any area of modern American history. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates able to strengthen one of the Department’s core teaching and research interests, which include political, cultural, gender, and transnational history, and the history of ideas and beliefs.
  • he successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and researcher, able to deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and possessing outstanding research potential. S/he will demonstrate an ability to develop innovative pedagogy, including the use of technology-enhanced learning techniques, and be able to make an appropriate contribution to the 2020 REF.
  • To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail). Please quote the relevant reference number.
  • Deadline: 19 Jan. 2015
    • Dr Mara Olivia, University of London (?2012)

University of South Alabama (USA: AL) - US since 1930Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of History, with a specialization in the United States since 1930, to begin August 15, 2015.
  • Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a chapter or article-length writing sample, three letters of recommendation sent directly from the referee or appropriate placement office, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Professor Marsha Hamilton, Chair, US Search Committee, Department of History, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688.  Web address: http://www.southalabama.edu/history.
  • To receive full consideration, all required application materials must be received by 15 Oct. 2014.
  • Received letter acknowledging receipt of application and EEO form (10/25) (x3)
  • Any word on this position? (12/14)
  • Nothing here. (12/14)
  • Still nothing (1/15) x2
  • Still nothing (1/30)
  • Honestly, at this point, I'd assume they lost the funding for the search. 
  • Email response from search chair stated that the department cannot give out any info until an offer has been accepted. She also noted, "We are where we expected to be at this time." So, I would assume that if you haven't gotten a request for more materials or an interview, you are out. 
  • Since the website doesn't appear to have been updated since the line was last advertised (in 2007), I wouldn't expect very much.
  • Position filled, as per the derpy rejection letter that thanked me for letting them get to know me a little better by reading my application. (3/25)

University of Stirling (UK; Scot) - US history since 1945Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in US history, 1945-present to begin Dec. 2014
  • see original posting (linked above) on North American History 2013-14 page

University of Toledo (USA: OH) - VAP - Modern US History (Non-TT)Edit

  • One-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in Modern (20th century) U.S. history to begin Fall 2015 with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or a fall defense already scheduled by time of appointment.
  • Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with strong records in teaching and research in the history of race and ethnicity. The successful candidate will be expected to teach sections of the U.S. and World History surveys and upper level classes in Modern U.S. History.
  • Review of application will begin on Monday, June 22, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled.
  • email request for phone interview 06/25

Utah Valley University (USA: UT) - US history 1900-present Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in US history with a focus on the period 1900 to the present beginning Fall 2015.
  • Ph.D. in History must be completed by date of appointment
  • UVU is a comprehensive state university focusing upon teaching (4/4) and scholarship.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter addressed to Dr. David Connelly, highlighting one’s teaching and research interests, a c.v., teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference. Apply online to https://www.uvu.jobs, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058.
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2014.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Any movement on this position?
  • Notification of AHA Interview (12/4) x2
  • Rejection email, "almost 200 applicants" (12/14)
  • I know they're trying to be nice, and maybe it's better for the venting page, but saying that  "choosing a new faculty member is particularly challenging when the pool includes a number of candidates who have very promising futures in research and teaching" is just pandering and/or condescending. Clearly some of those candidates won't have those promising futures if 200 or more applicants are applying to every job. 
  • invited to campus (1/10)
  • notified offer made to another candidate (2/19)

Washington & Jefferson College (USA: PA) - Twentieth Century U.S. HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in twentieth-century U.S. history to begin fall 2015.
  • The field of specialization in 20th-century American history is open.
  • The ability also to teach African American, public history, Atlantic World, Latin American or Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desirable.
  • Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., but consideration will be given to candidates who will have the degree in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Please send a letter of application, a c.v., a statement of teaching and scholarly interests that includes a list of proposed courses, student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources hr@washjeff.edu ...(Please type Assistant Professor of History in the subject line.)  Job link: http://www.washjeff.edu/job-postings
  • Deadline: 14 Nov. 2014
  • Intend to interview at the AHA, according to the HR department
  • Contacted for AHA interview (12/9)
  • Just Askin at the AHA - did anyone else get communication from a member of the search committee in the weeks before the AHA interview list was determined?
  • I don't think I've recieved any communications from the commitee after I applied--confirmation, rejection...nothing. 
  • Thank you for that. Did anyone else hear anything from a random search committee member, not the chair, during the process of the search?
  • Contacted for campus visit (1/9)
  • Rejection email (1/16)
  • Hired a 2008 W+J graduate who is a 2015 Penn State PhD. Perhaps this is the most inside hire in the history of inside hires. [9 Nov - just edited to remove the hiree's name & thesis title; we have had complaints in past years about breaching data protection, etc, so please don't post personal/identifying details unless they have already been made public (or unless you are the person concerned).  Thanks AFII (talk) 09:14, November 9, 2015 (UTC)]
    • My apologies. I would like to point out, in a generic fashion, that this person's dissertation was not on a 20th Century topic. In fact, their dissertation would not even be covered in a US Since 1877 survey course.

US and the World / US and Foreign Relations Edit

Indiana University, Bloomington (USA: IN) - International RelationsEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of international relations 'broadly construed, including diplomatic, economic, grand strategy, environmental, religious, and cultural aspects.', to begin Aug. 2015
  • See original posting (link above) on World/Global History 2014-15 page
  • Went to a UVa history PhD

Murray State University (USA:KY) - with Gender, African diaspora or Environmental HistoryEdit

  • 9 month tenure track position in the US in the World, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in history by appointment date. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.
  • Applicants must be able to teach survey courses in World History or U.S. History. Applicants must show demonstrated or potential for success in teaching, research (resulting in peer-reviewed publications), and professional service. Applicants should have a secondary field concentration in gender or African diaspora or environmental history.  We welcome applicants who approach the field (The United States in the World) from transnational, interdisciplinary or comparative perspectives.
  • Our successful candidate will be able to approach United States History from a world/global perspective. Candidates must be able to teach survey courses in World History or U.S. History and will contribute to our undergraduate and master’s degree programs.
  • To apply please visit:  http://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/3725
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014.
  • Any movement on this?
  • Campus visits scheduled.

Providence College (USA: RI) - 20th Century US and the World (excl. Atlantic World)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the 20th Century US and the World (not Atlantic World) beginning fall 2015.
  • Competence to teach in the Development of Western Civilization program as part of the regular teaching load is required. Experience in interdisciplinary and/or team-teaching is desirable.
  • Scholars whose research places the U. S. in an interdisciplinary, comparative, and/or transnational perspective are particularly welcome. Subfields in environmental history, ethnic and/or migration history desirable. Ph.D. from an accredited institution (by date of appointment) required.
  • Providence College, a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.
  • Letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the name and email address of three reference providers who can submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf should be submitted electronically to https://careers.providence.edu.
  • Deadline for completed applications is 18 Oct. 2014.
  • Anyone heard anything? (11/13)
  • If someone had heard something, they would have posted most likely.  Don't ping the RSS.
  • Contacted for AHA interview (12/1) (x2 by phone on 12/3)
  • Rejection letter by mail citing 200+ applicants (12/15) x 2
  • Invited to campus (1/7)

University of Central Missouri (USA: MO) - post-1945 US history within a global contextEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in post-1945 US History within a global context
  • Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching lie in Cold War diplomacy, Environmental history or Economic history. The ability to teach courses in public history, especially courses in any of the following (archives, oral history, digital history, or historic preservation)is highly desirable. Teach modern U.S. history survey course and undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization. Summer school teaching is possible and familiarity with on-line course delivery is desirable.
  • Candidates interested in applying for the position must complete the on-line faculty profile for position number 998494 found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu. Attach to the faculty profile a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, a curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing all degrees completed, and three (3) letters of recommendation. Please list on the faculty profile the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three (3) professional references...Direct inquiries about the position to search committee chair, Dr. Jon Taylor at jtaylor01@ucmo.edu. For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (660)543-4255. UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2014 and continues until filled
  • So is there a way for recommenders to upload their letters confidentially? I'm not seeing that option in the online form. Has anyone asked HR about this?
    • I couldn't get through to HR, so after a week passed and my recommenders still hadn't gotten anything from HR, I emailed the search chair. He told me to have my recommenders email their letters directly to him. He replied quickly; I would direct your inquiry to him.  (11/19)
  • Any word on this one?
    • Nothing here. (1/25)
    • Anyone heard anything? (2/24)
    • A friend of mine received an on-campus interview invitation, and I believe those are ongoing at the moment. (2/24)
    • Offer made (and I believe) accepted.
    • Anyone know who got the job?

University of Louisville (USA: KY) Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of the United States' relations with the world to begin Fall 2015.
  • The department is interested in candidates whose work examines the history of state-to-state relations and/or relations across national borders between non-state actors. This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her field, and the United States introductory survey and/or the introduction to historical methods course.
  • Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs considered.
  • The University requires that all candidates apply online via the "Online App. Form" link below. In addition, candidates should send official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Thomas Mackey, Chair, US and the World Search Committee, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292.
  • Link to Apply: https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp
  • All materials must be uploaded or postmarked by 14 Nov. 2014.
  • The department will be interviewing at the American Historical Association annual meeting.
  • This isn't an actual address, nor can I find one on dept. webpage. Where are people sending their materials?
  • I've heard there were 188 applications, and they immediately set aside anyone who was ABD or has not publisehd in a journal (60%)
  • I'm pretty sure nothing in the last sentence is true.
  • Contacted for AHA interview, 12/5 (x3)
  • Campus visit invite, 1/20
  • Went to a Northwestern PhD. In re: the comment four slots above: one of the finalists was ABD.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (USA: NV)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of U.S. and the World History, to begin Fall 2015
  • Job no: 15275
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "U.S. in the wider world with a preferred focus in either U.S./Asia or U.S./Latin America"
  • Teaching expectations include history of United States foreign relations, courses in the candidate's broad areas of specialization and appropriate graduate courses.
  • Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and three letters of recommendations.  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.
  • Materials should be addressed to Dr. William Bauer, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to history@unlv.edu. The Department will interview semi-finalists at the AHA annual meeting.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014 and position remains open until filled.
  • Request for additional materials (11/18)
    • What additional materials? Are you Americanist?
      • Writing sample and three syllabi for courses they offer. I am an Americanist. 
  • Contacted for AHA interview (12/3)
  • Rejection via email. They mentioned having had 160 applicants for the job. (12/17)
    • Received it as well. It has my vote for politest rejection letter. (U. of Alabama from last year has my vote for most pompous and arrogant, overcompensating much for being in the armpit of the country?)
  • Contacted for on-campus interview (1/21)

University of Texas - El Paso (USA: TX) - US in the WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the US in the World with a preferred specialization in U.S./Latin American relations, to begin Fall 2015
  • The department is interested in candidates whose work examines the history of state-to-state relations and/or relations across national borders between non-state actors.  Thematic interests may include, but are not limited to, empire, colonialism, gender, race, and culture.  This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including the U.S. survey, and participate actively in our Borderlands Ph.D. program.
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment start date.
  • Teaching Load: 'commensurate with that of a research university'
  • Submit letter of interest, vita, and transcripts (unofficial is fine) as an email attachment, preferably in a single PDF file, to Professor Sandra McGee Deutsch at WorldSearch@utep.edu.  Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover directly from the recommenders to the same email address
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled
    • AHA interview scheduled by email (11/23) x2
    • Rejection email (12/10)
    • Form probable-rejection ("while you are not among the finalists, we will continue to consider your application until the search is concluded") email after AHA interview. (1/16)
    • Offer made - accepted, 3/20
    • See also: Inside Higher Ed

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (USA: WI) - Post-1945 Transnational History with US EmphasisEdit

  • The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to teach introductory and upper-level courses in post-1945 transnational history with US emphasis.
  • Research field should complement existing faculty expertise.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include a freshman-level modern world history course. *Teaching load is four courses per semester.
  • The committee will conduct preliminary interviews in December 2014. ...Submit application materials and letters of reference to: ushistory14@uww.edu.
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2014
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2014-15
    • Request for interview via Skype (12/1) x 3
    • Any updates on this one? (2/5)

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