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Auburn University (USA:AL) - Digital and PublicEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in public history with a specialism in digital history,
  • Candidates with a research emphasis in African-American history are especially encouraged to apply, but candidates from all fields and eras of American history will receive full consideration.
  • Candidates already holding a Ph.D. in History are desired, although outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of their doctoral candidacy (ABD) will be considered
  • To apply for this position, please visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/.  Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, research sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2016 and continues until position filled.

Bates College (USA: ME) - 19th-early 20th c. (Asst. Professor / Mellon Postdoc)Edit

  • Tenure track faculty appointment in 19th & early 20th C US History
  • Teaching load 2/year rising to 2/1/2: the post-doctoral fellow will have a two course teaching load the first year followed by an automatic conversion to a tenure track, assistant professorship in year two. The latter carries an annual five course load. Full-time teaching responsibilities include a one-semester survey course of U.S. History, thematic courses and seminars, and senior thesis advising. The annual teaching load is five courses spread over two semesters and a short-term in the spring.
  • Bates seeks applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership in the academy.
  • The Department of History seeks candidates who are capable of teaching Civil War and Reconstruction and who are strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and to research and publication. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs at Bates, including American Cultural Studies and/or African-American Studies.
  • Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/36934
  • Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed by August 1, 2017 their Ph.D. in History, American Cultural Studies, or a related field.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2016 and continues until filled.

Beloit College (USA: WI) - Early Modern Atlantic World (c. 1500-1850)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in the history of the early modern Atlantic World (c.1500-1850).
  • The successful applicant will be able to conduct research and develop courses with a transnational and comparative focus; candidates whose research centers on North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, or Africa and on connections between two or more of these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Scholars who study slavery, the diasporas created by conquest, colonialism, indigenous histories, and the effects of empire on land and people would provide valuable perspectives for our students and would complement the existing strengths of our small department.
  • While the ability to teach North American history before the Civil War is essential to this position, we welcome colleagues who might take a diasporic or transnational perspective on that period.
  • Candidates should submit, using pdf format, a CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample to Beatrice McKenzie, Chair, Atlantic World Search Committee, Department of History, at historysearch2@beloit.edu by 1 Nov. 2016.

College of William and Mary (USA: VA) - Post-Civil War American HistoryEdit

  • Tenured/tenure-track faculty position in post-Civil War United States history at the advanced assistant to the full professor rank, to begin 10 Aug. 2017
  • The field of specialization is open. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the history of immigration, labor, race, ethnicity, and/or gender, but applications from all subfields of U.S. history are welcome.
  • A PhD in History or a closely related field, a record of significant publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required at the time of application.
  • Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Melvin Ely (mpelyx@wm.edu).
  • Please go to http://jobs.wm.edu to submit your cover letter, cv, a writing sample, and contact information for three references. The system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted immediately by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration submit application by the review date, 1 Oct. 2016. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Columbia University (USA:NY) [Open Rank] pref. Hist New YorkEdit

  • Tenured Professorship (Robert Gardiner Professorship) in United States history, to begin 'as early as' 1 Jul. 2017
  • The Professorship is named in honor of the late Robert D.L. Gardiner, in order to support the teaching of New York history. Candidates may specialize in any period and subfield of New York history (city or state).
  • Applications and nominations from/of scholars at any rank from tenure track assitant professor will be considered
  • Ph.D. and record of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Candidates for tenured associate or full professor should be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62738
  • For questions about the application process, please contact Najila Naderi at nn2159@columbia.edu
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2016.

Converse College (USA:SC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin fall 2017
  • Broadly trained  U.S. historian.  Survey and courses over the range of American history.  Women’s history expected. Southern, African-American, recent, and/or a non-Western course on Asia and Africa highly desired.  Public history desirable
  • PhD by August 2017
  • Review https://my.converse.edu/ICS/Employees/Human_Resources/Employment_Opportunities.jnz for full job description and application instructions
  • Deadline: 28 Oct. 2017.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA.

Duke University (USA: NC) - Modern American Military/Diplomatic HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in public policy or associate professor of public policy with tenure.
  • This search is to fill an Assistant or Associate Professorship in the field of American military history and policy or American diplomatic history and policy.
  • While the preference is for candidates at the Assistant level, we will consider files of advanced junior professors close to tenure or recently tenured.
  • The successful candidate’s research interests will fall within the 20th/21st century period and at the intersection of history and public policy and will contribute to Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy (for more information on the AGS Program see here http://sites.duke.edu/agsp/) The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of 65, and offers an undergraduate major, two masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. More information on the Sanford School can be found at http://www.sanford.duke.edu
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference to Peter Feaver, Chair, Modern American Military/Diplomatic History Search via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7642.
  • For full consideration; 15 Oct. 2016.

Duquesne University (USA:PA) - Public & USEdit

Elizabeth City State University - US History, pref. for African or Caribbean contextEdit

  • Assistant or associate
  • Closing date: 14 July 2016.

Erskine College (USA:SC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Candidates must have expertise in US history, with preference given to those specializing in Southern history. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Teaching Load 4/0/4 " to include world civilizations"
  • To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the on-line application, which can be foundhere .  The on-line application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of references
  • Screening begins: 30 Sept. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • This application asks you to "compose an essay that articulates your faith in Jesus Christ and how that faith informs your work as a scholar/teacher and would help fulfill Erskine’s mission." I'm guessing that's not in most candidate's standard dossier.
  • FYI: InsideHigherEd

Evergreen State College (USA: WA) - Social and Cultural History of USEdit

  • Full time faculty position starting in the 2017/18 academic year.
  • Seeking expertise in the social and cultural history of the United States, emphasizing the history of race, ethnicity, gender, labor and/or sexuality, or the intersections of these fields.
  • The successful candidate will be especially committed to research and teaching (beyond surveys) 18th and 19th century U.S. history.
  • Candidates with expertise in African American history as well as those with experience teaching diverse and underrepresented populations are particularly invited to apply.
  • We are not looking for applicants who focus on business, diplomatic, elite political, traditional intellectual or environmental history, or on the literary or cultural studies side of U.S. History or African American Studies.
  • Evergreen offers its faculty unique opportunities and challenges. The college has no traditional departments; faculty teach primarily in interdisciplinary teams in theme-based, specialized full-time programs rather than in broad survey courses. Faculty provide narrative evaluations to students rather than letter grades. Over the course of a career, the successful candidate will team-teach with colleagues from the arts, social sciences, sciences, and/or humanities, as the candidate’s interests lead. Given these opportunities and challenges, applicants must address in their letters of application their vision of innovative approaches to teaching historical methods of research, interpretation, and writing in an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and inquiry-based classroom.
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to link past to present by reflecting on how events, ideas, cultural shifts, and the activities of everyday people during the 18th and 19th centuries shaped the 20th century and the present.
  • Apply at: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/jobs/USHistory-17.htm
  • Review of complete applications begins 31 Oct. 2016. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.
  • The search committee expects to do preliminary interviews at the AHA in January. We will make other arrangements to interview applicants who are not able to attend the conference.


Florida Gulf Coast University (USA: FL) - U.S. History - field of specialization to include one or more of pre-1877; African-American; Native American; Borderlands 

  • Assistant Professor of U.S. History, with field of specialization open but to include one or more of the following: -pre-1877; African-American; Native American; Borderlands
  • 3/3 teaching load, including both parts of the U.S. history survey and upper-level and graduate classes in area of specialization
  • Ability to teach Florida history a plus
  • Candidate must have active scholarship agenda and be committed to service
  • Mentorship of student research is a key part of the position
  • Apply online at: https://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/3287
  • Deadline: Nov 15, 2016

Leeds Beckett University (UK) - Senior Hire, pref Modern & North AmericanEdit

[NB the start date for this post is unclear; as it is a UK post, it might start during the 2016-17 academic year]

McKendree University in Missouri (USA:IL) - US until 1877Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History to 1877 - Based at Lebanon, IL campus, to begin Aug. 2017
  • The preferred applicant will be an early Americanist (colonial era through the Civil War) with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: US labor history and/or minority studies, such as Latino history
  • Typical teaching load: 4/4 "He or she will be responsible for teaching introductory survey courses and upper-level major courses within the current course offerings and in his/her field of specialization"
  • Interested individuals should sent a cover letter referencing position #HIST73, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire), and three current letters of recommendation with contact information to Shirley A. Baugh at HR@McKendree.edu
  • Screening begins immediately [Ad posted 6 Sept] and review continues until position filled.

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (USA: OK)- US History, specialization openEdit

  • [posting for job beginning August 2016 - removed to appropriate page]

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - [Open Rank] US IntellectualEdit

[NB this appears to be a  re-run of a search that failed in 2015-16 AFII (talk) 07:47, July 27, 2016 (UTC)]

  • Not a re-run; hired a cultural historian, now looking for an intellectual historian. Takes two folks to replace Daniel Rodgers, apparently.
  • 26 Sept - discussion about privacy moved to the Talk page
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, or Associate Professor in US Intellectual History, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • The Department of History at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in the intellectual history of the United States. The time period and field of specialization are open, but the candidate should be prepared to offer undergraduate lecture instruction on the history of American thought from the colonial era to the present, as well as upper level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on specialized aspects of this field
  • Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation/book abstract and chapter outline, and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders as part of the online application process. For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2017
  • Please apply online at: https://jobs.princeton.edu; Requisition No. 1600592
  • Review begins: 7 Oct. 2016 but continues until position filled

Saint Anselm College (USA:NH) - [Senior Hire] Jean Chair of American History and GovernmentEdit

  • Jean Chair of American History and Government; The committee will consider applications from advanced assistant professors through full professors, granting appointment with tenure to tenured faculty, and appointments on the tenure track to those without tenure.
  • The appointment will be made in either the History Department or Politics Department depending on the candidate’s Ph.D. degree. The committee encourages applications from historians working on U.S. political or constitutional history and from political scientists working on American political development in an area other than political institutions. The committee also prefers scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject matter or could foster collaboration across these two departments.
  • Saint Anselm College is a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 " Since a 2/2 teaching load constitutes a reduced annual teaching load, the endowed chair must demonstrate correspondingly higher levels of scholarly productivity and leadership in public outreach activities."
  • Required Skills: Ph.D. and record of excellence in scholarship and teaching required; Candidates need a minimum of four years full-time teaching experience, and candidates for associate or full professor should be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference via the college website at www.anselm.edu/hr. Inquiries can be made to Professor of History Beth Salerno at bsalerno@anselm.edu or 603-641-704
  • Review begins: 30 Oct. 2016 and continues until the position is filled

Stony Brook University, SUNY (USA: NY) - pre-1914 - pref. Af/Am or Native Am [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Associate or Full professor to take up the Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History
  • Our search encompasses all specializations and all periods [of North American history] before 1914, with a preference for scholarship in Native American and/or African American History. A viable applicant must be a leading scholar in their field who is dedicated to teaching, mentorship and service. A commitment to recruiting and engaging students from underrepresented groups is also vita
  • PhD in American History required
  • Interested individuals should complete the application process at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7345. An application packet consists of 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, 5) signed employment application form, 6) contact information for three references. Electronic submission is preferred.
  • Alternatively, applicants may post packets to Jared Farmer, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, SBS Building, Third Floor, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348. For a full position description and application procedures, visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. # F-9652-16-05).
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Aug. 2016

Tufts University (USA:MA) - US Diplomatic History [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Lee E. Dirks Chair - Associate or Full Professor - in Diplomatic History, to begin Sept. 2017
  • We prefer a candidate whose research and teaching interests covers the 20th and 21st  century history of American foreign relations, with expertise on Russian foreign relations, as well.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and supervising graduate student research, and will contribute to various faculty service responsibilities at The Fletcher School, as well as in its intellectual community. In addition to a developed research program, the ideal candidate will have policy experience, as well as a background in teaching at interdisciplinary program
  • This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2016 and continues until the position filled.

Universitetet i Oslo (NLD) - Modern US before 1900Edit

  • Assistant professorship in Modern US history before 1900
  • Start date unclear [Deadline 15 Sept. 2016] so crossposted to North American History 2015-16

University of Hertfordshire (UK) - [Non-TT] History of the AmericasEdit

University of the Incarnate Word in Texas (USA:TX)Edit

Reposted here 20 Sept. 2016

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of US History, with a specialization in U.S. and Texas history, with the ability to teach historical methods, to begin 14 Aug. 2017
  • Additional areas of concentration may include, but are not limited to, Borderlands, and/or Southern history. A subfield in world history would be beneficial.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug.
  • The successful candidate will have at least one year of demonstrated evidence of successful teaching at the college level. The candidate will demonstrate excellence in academic scholarship and a record of creative and scholarly publication; We prefer candidates who also have experience in one or more of the following areas: teaching survey level history courses, as well as a range of upper level courses, and must be prepared to teach historical methods.
  • Letters of Recommendation can be uploaded into the applicant tracking system or can be mailed to: Dr. Lopita Nath, 4301 Broadway, CPO 64, San Antonio, TX 78209.
  • Deadline: Open until filled [posted 1 Sept.] New advert has deadline of 15 Nov. 2016.

University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - 1770-1850Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in North American history, roughly 1770-1850 'broadly construed to include transnational approaches.'
  • Ability to teach courses on the period of the U.S. Constitution and Early Republic expected.  The candidate will participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department
  • PhD should be in hand by start date
  • Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/896.  Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample approximately 7500 words in length, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.  Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website.  If the writing sample is part of a dissertation or other major project, include an abstract explaining the sample’s relationship to the larger work.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA

University of Utah (USA:UT) - [open rank] Pacific Islander and/or Pacific Islanders in the US WestEdit

  • Tenure line faculty position, open rank, in the history of the Pacific Islands, of Pacific Islanders in the U.S. West, or of colonialism/imperialism in the Pacific Islands.
  • See full posting (link above) at Pacific History 2016-17
  • Deadline: 24 Oct. 2016.

Utah State University (USA: UT) - North American WestEdit

  • Entry-level, tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the North American West.
  • Field is open but preference will be given to candidates who have research and/or teaching interests in Native American studies and in the period prior to 1900.
  • Candidates should have the ability to teach large U.S. history surveys and to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • A PhD in history at the time of application is required.
  • A typical teaching load for research faculty in the department is two courses per semester.
  • LINK to Apply
  • Review of applications begins 1 Nov. 2016, and continues until the position is filled.

Vanderbilt University (USA: TN) John L. Seigenthaler ChairEdit

  • John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History
  • Named for the civil rights champion and passionate advocate of First Amendment rights, the chair recognizes exceptional scholarship on the history of civil rights, broadly defined, and the full range of civil rights movements. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and an exemplary record of publication in humanities, social sciences or law. The final appointment will be in a department corresponding with the candidate's training and scholarship.
  • Applicants should upload a single PDF containing a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7858. Inquiries and nominations may be sent to Professor Jefferson Cowie (j.cowie@vanderbilt.edu).
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2016.

Wilmington College (USA: OH)--Open U.S.Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in U.S. history,
  • period is open, but must be able to teach both halves of U.S. history surveys; added consideration will be given to applicants with the ability to teach African-American history and/or rural history and an interest in integrating Public History practices into coursework.
  • Experience teaching interdisciplinary general education courses and first-generation students is welcome.
  •  PhD should be in hand by start date.
  • Teaching load is 3/3.
  • Submit cover letter, cv, and teaching philosophy to Director of Human Resources at humanresources@wilmington.edu. References will be requested later in the process.
  • Deadline 4 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at AHA.

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African-AmericanEdit

Bucknell University (PA) - Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora (Open Rank)Edit

  • Open Rank, tenure track position to begin Fall 2017
  • Seek[ing] a historian with a focus on the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora.
  • Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; abolition and the transitions to free labor; and transnational political and cultural movements.
  • A PhD in History is required by August 22, 2017.
  • Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee: https://apply.interfolio.com/36753
  • Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 3 Oct. 2016 & position is open until filled.

California State University, East Bay (USA: CA) - American Diversity and DiasporasEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor, to begin September 2017
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching pertaining to American diversity and diasporas and communities of color in any period from Atlantic origins to the present. 
  • Expertise and teaching experience in African American history, with interest in developing public history programs and curricula involving the local community preferred. 
  • Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to CSUEB's commitment to diversity and excellence. 
  • A Ph.D. in history or related field is required at time of appointment in September 2017.  
  • Please see application instructions for the position at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35472
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2016

Florida Atlantic University (USA:FL) - 19th & 20th C African-American, and African DiasporaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th or 20th C African-American and African/African Diaspora History
  • Teaching load is typically 2-3 and will include the U.S. and world history surveys, the historical methods course required of majors, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in African American, African, and African Diaspora history
  • Candidates will exhibit promise of excellence in research and teaching, and demonstrate a commitment to generating externally funded grants. Research fields and subfield specializations are open
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Three of the university’s major strategic initiatives are the academic engagement with and promotion of Peace, Justice and Human Rights, Diversity, and South Florida Cultures.  The ideal candidate would become involved substantively in one or more of these (https://www.fau.edu/provost/files/approved.plan2015.pdf).  The faculty member also would be encouraged to participate in the college’s PhD in Comparative Studies program and in the development of an “Americas” multi-disciplinary area of excellence.
  • Please submit application, cover letter, CV, and writing sample (one article or book chapter) through our online portal at: https://jobs.fau.edu (position # 993121), and under separate cover arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Evan Bennett, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL  33431.  Transcripts for faculty positions must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format and attached to the application.  Applications should address candidate’s research and teaching qualifications as well as indicate availability for an interview at the AHA annual meeting in January 2017
  • Review begins 15 Oct. 2016 and continues until position filled
  • intend to interview at the AHA.

Fordham University (USA: NY) - African-American Intellectual and Political HistoryEdit

  • The Department of African and African American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of African-American Intellectual and Political History as well as Pan-Africanism and Global diasporic movements, beginning August 2017 at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus.
  • The successful candidate for the position will be an interdisciplinary scholar of African American History and African Diasporic politics and movements, who can offer courses rooted in these academic areas.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates whose research reflects a broad perspective on African-American, Pan-African and Diaspora Intellectual and Political History.
  • We seek candidates with evidence of excellence in teaching and a well-defined research agenda. S/he will be expected to contribute to undergraduate curricular needs in African and African American Studies, International Studies as well as American Studies.
  • Interested applicants must submit the following documents via Interfolio: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (attention Search Committee), and a dissertation abstract.
  • Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/38071
  • Deadline for applying is November 18th.

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) [open rank] 19th & 20th CEdit

  • open-rank professorship in 19th- or 20th-century African American History, with an anticipated start date on or about July 1, 2017.
  • Please submit a cover letter, C.V., writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/31591
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2016
  • It really is open and with the return of Connolly and other new hires, this will be a very different search from previous efforts
  • [15 Sept] Any updates yet?
  • [15 Sept] Prospective candidates have started to be invited to campus
  • [21 Sept] Received form rejection e-mail. Mentions 190 applicants. 
  • [21 Sept] Heard they only invited senior folks to campus. No suprise there...

Liverpool University (UK) - Slavery or Unfree LabourEdit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the history of Slavery or Unfree Labour
  • See full posting (link above) at Open Field or Mixed Hire 2016-17
  • Deadline: 16 Sept. 2016.

Mississippi State University (USA:MS)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th Century African-American History, to begin 16 Aug.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • "Offerings include undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of expertise, a turn in the United States survey course, and graduate seminars. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department’s longstanding Ph.D. program and vibrant intellectual and professional life is especially favored."
  • PhD must be in hand by date of appointment
  • All applicants must complete the Personal Data Information form online at msujobs.msstate.edu. Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Alan I Marcus, Professor and Head, P.O. Box H, Mississippi State, MS 39762. E-mail applications to aimarcus@history.msstate.edu are preferred.
  • For full consideration: 5 Nov. 2016.

North Carolina Central University (USA:NC) - Diaspora/U.S.Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorhip in Diaspora History with a focus on U.S.
  • "Ability to teach and direct general education survey courses in Black Experience and upper division courses in United States History, African American History, and African Diaspora History."
  • "Ability to conduct and direct research in a specialty area; excellent teaching skills; recruit, advise and mentor students."
  • PhD in hand by date of appointment
  • https://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/6621

North Carolina State University (USA:NC) - History of SlaveryEdit

Presbyterian College (USA:SC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History, to begin Fall 2017
  • PhD required, ABDs at time of application will be considered
  • Ability to reach upper-level courses in US, African-American History and Southern History, demonstrated successful teaching experience, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching is required. Outside fields in Women’s History and/or Southern History preferred.
  • Candidate will share with other members of the history departmental responsibility for our two course World History sequence in the general education curriculum. For more detailed information on the job responsibilities, History Department, and Presbyterian College, please see: : http://www.presby.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/job-opportunities/
  • Please submit electronic letter of application and curriculum vitae via e-mail to Dr. Michael A. Nelson, History Department, Presbyterian College, mnelson@presby.edu (864 833 8376).
  • Screening begins: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA

St. John's University (USA:NY)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • Teaching will be at undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D., teaching experience, and promising research agenda.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, teaching statement or portfolio, and three letters of reference via Interfolio to sju.africanamhistory.search@gmail.com - For any questions, please contact Dr. Dolores Augustine, Interim Chair, Department of History, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, New York 11439.  E-mail: augustid@stjohns.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA

Texas Tech University (USA: TX) - Open RankEdit

  • Open rank tenure track position in African American History
  • Chronological period and field of specialization are open
  • Teaching responsibilities will be at undergraduate and graduate levels in African American history, as well as both halves of the US history survey. Candidates must have PhD in African American history at time of appointment.
  • All interested applicants must apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers . Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, c.v., and a sample of scholarly work.
  • Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Julie Willett, Chair, African American History Search Committee, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013.
  • Review of applications will begin on 14 Nov 2016.

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (USA:SC)Edit

  • Tenure track positon in African American History
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 normally including two preps
  • PhD by start date 'strongly preferred'
  • You can attach to your online application: a complete c.v., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation OR you can send in your additional materials to: Professor Kerry Taylor, Department of History, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA

University of North Carolina - Pembroke (USA:NC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History
  • In addition to teaching specialized courses, the successful candidate will teach a two-course advanced sequence in African-American history, contribute to the general education suvey load in the department by offering an introductory course on African-American history and possibly World or American civilizatons, and periodically teach an historical methods course. Of particular interest to us are candidates who can also develop upper-division course in the history of the American South, the Atlantic World, or Sub-Saharan Africa
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Interested applicants should submit an online application, cover letter, c.v., and a list of references through the UNCP Online Employment System (https://jobs.uncp.edu). Highlight relevant experience in these areas, as well as service learning and community service. A 500-word teaching statement and a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant upper-division course can be submitted online, by email to jaime.martinez@uncp.edu, or by mail to Dr. Jaime Martinez, Department of History, UNC Pembroke, One University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016.

University of Oregon (USA: OR) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Open rank position in African-American History, to begin Sept. 2017
  • Period and subfield open. This is an open-rank search and part of cluster hire in African American Studies, conducted in conjunction with the Departments of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, that will bring at least three scholars to the University of Oregon campus. We seek to create a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared interests whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and ethnicity at the UO and help us work toward establishing a comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Send a c.v.; a letter describing research and teaching interests, service, and past or potential contributions to diversity; a chapter-length writing sample; and three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online, position 7549 (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7549).
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2016 although position remains open until filled.

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History, to begin Fall 2017
  • 'pending budgetary approval'
  • The successful applicant will participate in a dynamic program of teaching and research built around cross-regional thematic collaboration.  By September 15, 2016,
  • submit your letter of application, a full CV, a single journal article or book/dissertation chapter, an abstract of the broader project, and email contact information for three recommenders to https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTUx. Notification will be sent to each recommender with instructions for uploading letters to our system.
  • For questions or further information, contact Laurence Glasco, Chair, African American History Search Committee, LAG1@pitt.edu.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016 and Please notify recommenders in advance that their letters will be due by September 22

Virginia Commonwealth University (USA: VA)Edit

  • Tenure eligible 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, 2017
  • Teaching responsibilities will include the survey of African American history and courses in the candidate's area of expertise
  • He/she will have a clearly defined research agenda and will demonstrate potential for scholarship that complements and expands existing expertise in the department. He/she must demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
  • Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample under the website's category for “Other Document”). Three letters of reference are required. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so
  • Review begins immediately with a hard deadline of 30 Sept. 2016.

Wellesley College (USA: MA) - African American Intellectual & Social History (post-1500)Edit

  • Tenure eligible open rank position in African-American Intellectual and Social History from 1500 to present, to begin Fall 2017
  • Rank open; Ph.D preferred; ABD considered.
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/semester
  • The successful candidate will be a historian, grounded in Africana-centered methodology, such as oral history, theory and culturally relevant approaches to exploring and teaching history. The ability to link African-American history to the Black Atlantic is an advantage.
  • Candidates should be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses that cover Slavery and Slave Trade Histories, Black Liberation Movements and Pan-Africanism. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for an active, multidisciplinary and innovative research agenda for a strong publication record and research trajectory and for superior performance in undergraduate teaching.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/1231. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a description of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference.
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2016.

Asian-AmericanEdit

University of Michigan (MI) - Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American Studies (Open Rank)Edit

  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of American Culture and its Program in Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies seek qualified applicants for an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American studies with specialization in history, society, and/or culture.
  • We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the A/PIA Studies program.
  • A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. We especially encourage applications from junior scholars.
  • This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017.
  • Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to ac-position@umich.edu. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file): Cover letter addressed to the Chair, A/PIA Search Committee; Curriculum Vitae; Evidence of scholarship (i.e., writing sample) (maximum 25 pages); Statement of teaching philosophy and experience; Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards); Statement of current and future research plans.
  • Letters or Reviewers as follows: Junior candidates should arrange for at least (3) three letters of recommendation to be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Senior candidates should provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.
  • Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 3, 2016 by midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Native AmericanEdit

Harvard University (USA: MA)Edit

  • The Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in the Indigenous history of North America, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in History or related discipline by the time the appointment begins.
  • Apply at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7089
  • The committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 Sept. 2016— please submit your materials as soon as possible.

Harvard University (USA:MA) [Senior Hire]Edit

  • The Department of History seeks to appoint a tenured professor in the Indigenous history of North America, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Apply at: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7090
  • The committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 Sept. 2016— please submit your materials as soon as possible.

Northern Arizona University (USA:AZ) - Native American or Indigenous HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History specializing in Native /Indigenous North America, to begin Fall 2017
  • In keeping with the department’s mission, we are looking for a colleague who demonstrates the ability to undertake teaching and scholarship focusing on indigenous histories in a global context. The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in Native American/Indigenous history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to other courses required by the department for its majors. Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching can also contribute to the department’s thematic strengths at the graduate level, which at present include Global/Comparative history; Environment & Health; Colonialism and Nationalism; Class, Race, & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality; and Public History
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to teach research or historiographical courses required of majors or graduate students; Evidence of potential for ongoing scholarly achievement, with publications or other scholarship demonstrating engagement with theoretical literature on the candidate’s area of expertise; Demonstrated ability to teach freshman surveys, upper division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars in Native American/Indigenous history; Willingness to engage in collaborative research and outreach relevant to Native American communities in the region; Willingness to engage in service to the profession and contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • To apply for this position, please click on http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/ . The online application must include a single attachment containing:1 ) Cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position 2) Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three professional references 3) A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy 4) At least two sample syllabi, including one for a graduate level course 5) Writing sample not exceeding 50 pages. Save all of the above items in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document and upload it as “Resume.” 6) Three letters of recommendation, sent separately, via email, to the History Department’s Administrative Associate, to Cristi.Mallery@nau.edu.
  • Review begins: 24 Oct. 2016

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (USA:NC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American Indian History
  • Of particular interest to us are candidates whose focus is on Native Americans of the Southeastern United States. Area of specialization within the field is open, but additional consideration will be given to those applicants who can develop courses with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.
  • The successful candidate will teach a variety of advanced courses in Native American history, contribute to the general education survey load in the department by offering a two-course introductory sequence in Native American history, and periodically teach an historical methods course.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Interested applicants should submit an online application, cover letter, c.v., and a list of references through the UNCP Online Employment System (jobs.uncp.edu). Highlight relevant experience in these areas, as well as service learning and community service. A 500-word teaching statement and a sample or proposed syllabus from one upper-division course on any topic in American Indian History can be submitted online, by email to mark.thompson@uncp.edu, or by mail to Dr. Mark Thompson, Department of History, UNC Pembroke, One University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
  • If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2017

Chican@ and/or Latin@Edit

California State University, Sacramento (USA:CA) - Mexican-AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Mexican-American history, to begin Sept. 2017
  • PhD must be in-hand by Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate must be able to teach the lower-division US history survey, upper-division courses in Mexican-American history, and other courses in the area of specialization, including but not limited to Latino/a history and graduate seminars. Additional position requirements: engage in research and scholarly activity related to Mexican-American history, supervise undergraduate and graduate research, advise history majors, serve on department, college, and university committees, and advance university engagement with the community
  • Experience as a university-level instructor is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population and possess a strong teaching and research record
  • Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/. Click on the “External Applicants” link titled “Faculty, Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State.” Complete instructions for the electronic application are found at the link labeled “Instructions.”
  • Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application: 1. A cover letter indicating teaching and research qualifications; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. Writing sample; 4. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview); 5. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available. Candidates must also have three (3) recent letters of recommendation sent by regular mail to: Chair, Mexican-American History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA  95819-6059.
  • Review begins: 3 Oct. 2016 and continues until position filled.

San Joaquin Delta College (USA: CA) - US and Mexican-AmericanEdit

  • Full-time, tenure-track position ... to teach courses in United States history and Mexican-American history.
  • Teaching Load: to 'probably begin' as 3/2  with three sections of introductory United States history and two sections of Mexican-American history per semester. The college anticipates an expansion of Mexican-American history courses and section offerings in the future.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Master's in history OR Bachelor's in history AND Master's in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women's studies, social science, or ethnic studies or the equivalent. Demonstrated teaching experience. Sensitivity to and demonstrated success teaching in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, ethnic environment such as a community college.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching courses in African American History, Asian Pacific American History or Mexican American History. Earned doctorate in history. Experience in teaching survey courses in history. Demonstrated ability and desire to stay current in the field and commitment to high academic standards. Experience teaching postsecondary courses, especially at the community college level.
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2016, 5pm

Womens/GenderEdit

Ball State University (USA: IN) - 20thC Women and GenderEdit

  • Tenure-track faculty position in Twentieth-Century U.S. women’s and gender history, to begin August 19, 2017
  • Major responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of specialization as well as survey courses and upper-division courses in twentieth-century United States history. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching U.S. women’s and gender history. Conduct research in twentieth-century U.S. women’s and gender history.
  • Minimum qualifications: ABD in U.S. history, with specialization in Twentieth-Century U.S. women’s and gender history, with degree completed by August 31, 2017; ability to teach U.S. history surveys, a survey of women in U.S. history, as well as topical courses in U.S. women’s and gender history; must have active research agenda in U.S. women’s and gender history
  • Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in U.S. history from an accredited college or university, with specialization in twentieth-century U.S. women’s and gender history; teaching experience at college or university level; ability to teach comparative women’s and gender history; courses in the history or sexuality and/or courses in other aspects of twentieth-century U.S. history; interest in using new digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts, and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats
  • Electronic submission of application materials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evaluations of teaching where available) is preferred. Email to mmgage2@bsu.edu.
  • Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2016.

Columbia University (USA:NY) - [tenured] 20thC Women, Gender & SexualityEdit

  • Tenured Associate Professorship in the History of Women, Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth Century United States
  • The committee is open to all applications but is particularly interested in scholarship that focuses on the U.S. and the World or on transnational approaches to twentieth century U.S. history
  • To apply please visit our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62716
  • For questions about the application process, please contact Najila Naderi at nn2159@columbia.edu
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2016 and continues until position filled.

University of Rochester (USA: NY) - US History of Women and Gender (post-Civil War-Present)Edit

  • Seeking scholar of women/gender in US history, post-Civil War to the present.
  • The appointment will be at the level of tenure-track assistant professor, and will begin on July 1, 2017.
  • Applicants must be ready to defend their dissertations by May 2017 or have Ph.D. in hand.
  • Applicants should submit to http://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of article or chapter length. Applications should be addressed to the chairman of the search committee, Professor Matthew Lenoe. Questions may be directed to Professor Lenoe (mlenoe@gmail.com).
  • Application deadline is November 7, 2016.

Colonial/AntebellumEdit

Bridgewater State University (USA:MA) - Colonial & RevolutionaryEdit

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in American History
  • Design and teach upper-division lecture courses in Colonial and Revolutionary U.S. history; advanced colloquia/seminars on topics of particular interest; and lower-division survey courses in U.S. history before the Civil War. Student advising and participation in departmental and university decision-making activities are also expected.
  • Ph.D. in History required
  • Open until filled [posted 1 Sept. 2016]

California State University Channel Islands (USA: CA) - before 1800Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial/Early National US History (before 1800), to begin Fall 2017
  • 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, Digital Humanities, Economic, Environmental, Native American, and/or Atlantic World.
  • PhD must be in hand by Summer 2017
  • Responsibilities include teaching U.S. surveys as well as upper division courses in area of expertise.
  • Please apply online at https://www.csucifacultyjobs.com.
  • Letters of reference, required of all finalists, should be sent to Chair, U.S. History Search Committee, History Department, CSU Channel Islands, One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2016.
    • This application process hits you with some UC-system general questions about interdisciplinarity and your approach to diversity in the classroom without giving you the option to save your responses and come back to them later. 

Catholic University of America (USA:DC) - Early AmericanEdit

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in early American History to begin August 2017.
  • We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University as can be found here: https://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm.
  • Applications are welcome from historians working on any aspect of North America and its Atlantic connections before 1820. Background in and ability to teach digital humanities are desirable.
  • Application materials should be sent by email to historysearch@cua.edu and should include: letter of application, cv, transcript, chapter-length writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex corde ecclesiae, which can be found here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae.html
  • Review of applications will begin on 14 Nov. 2016
    • preliminary interviews to be conducted by Skype/Facetime after mid December and the possibility of in-person interviews at the American Historical Association meeting in January 2017.

College of William and Mary (USA: VA) - Early American Edit

  • Tenured/tenure-track faculty position in early American history at the advanced assistant to the full professor rank, to begin 10 Aug. 2017
  • The area of specialization is open.
  • A PhD in History or a closely related field at the time of application, a record of significant publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching are requirements.
  • Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Joshua Piker (japiker@wm.edu).
  • Please go to http://jobs.wm.edu to submit your cover letter, cv, and contact information for three references. The system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted immediately by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2016. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Henderson State University (USA: AR) - Early American / Social Studies MethodsEdit

  • 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor of History
  • To teach courses in early American history and a social studies methods course for secondary education majors.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to teach both halves of the American history survey course; one or more upper level courses in early American history through the Civil War and reconstruction; the methods course; and eventually teach an upper level course on Arkansas history. The ability to contribute to Henderson’s emerging public history program will also be considered favorably.
  • Applicants should possess a doctorate in history from an accredited institution of higher education, or be ABD with a firm defense date.
  • Teaching experience at the college-level is desirable. Experience teaching 7-12 social studies is required.
  • Applications should be addressed to Dr. Angela Boswell, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent via e-mail in PDF format to Millie Bowden, bowdenm@hsu.edu Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a description of your teaching methods, three letters of recommendation which address both teaching and research, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of the three individuals providing the letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2016 with a firm closing date of 31 Oct. 2016

Texas Tech University (USA:TX) - Colonial American History Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Colonial American history.
  • The department is particularly interested in specializations related to North American borderlands and/or the Atlantic World.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in Colonial American history and related subfields, as well as both halves of the U.S. history survey.
  • Applicants should have completed a PhD in the field of early United States history at the time of the appointment.
  • Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, c.v., and a sample of scholarly work at http://www.texastech.edu/careers. Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Miguel Levario, Chair, Colonial American History Search Committee, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013.
  • Review begins: 3 October 2016.

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Early North American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early North American History, to begin autumn quarter 2017
  • The area of specialization is open, and the department especially welcomes candidates working from an imperial, global, or transnational perspective, as well as those working on the history of slavery and race
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jul. 2017
  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/zcpqxm4 and upload a cover letter, CV, a dissertation abstract, and chapter-length writing sample. Three reference letters are also required. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process.
  • Review begins 20 Oct. 2016
  • intend to interview at the AHA

Université de Montréal (CAN) - [Open-Rank]Edit

  • Assistant or Associate Professorship in North American History from the Colonial era to the Civil War, to begin on or after 1 Jul. 2017
  • The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.
  • Requirements: Ph.D. in History, Teaching experience and a capacity to offer a survey course in early American history, Publications exploring American history from the Colonial era to the Civil War, The successful candidate should be able to integrate his/her teaching into a departmental program with diverse thematic interests, and should show openness towards digital humanities, Proficiency in French
  • The application must include the following documents: a cover letter, a curriculum vitæ, copies of recent publications and research. Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Department Chair by the referees. Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the Department Chair, Jacques Y. Perreault, by November 13th, 2016 at the following address: Jacques Y. Perreault, Chair, Département d’histoire, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7, Canada
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact the Département d’histoire at: gabrielle.vidal@umontreal.ca.
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2016

19thCEdit

Emporia State University (USA:KS)Edit

  • Tenure track asssistant professorship for a candidate emphasizing 19th- Century US History (broadly defined) to begin August 2017
  • The successful candidate will be able to teach classes in Early Republic, Civil War and Reconstruction, and be able to add to both undergraduate and graduate level online courses, including U.S. undergraduate history surveys, graduate historiography, and research seminars, within the area of candidate’s specialty. Additionally, the teaching of African American, Asian, African, Latin American, and/or borderlands history is desirable
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers of at least three references to Dr. Christopher Lovett, Department of Social Sciences, Campus Box 4032, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801. Email: clovett@emporia.edu, phone: 620-341-5577. A background check is required.
  • Screening begins: 14 Oct. 2016 and continue until position filled

Lake Forest College (USA:IL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor with a concentration in the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, to start in the academic year 2017-18
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "Responsibilities include introductory-level U.S. history survey courses, topical electives, and advanced seminars, as well as teaching courses in service to the major. Opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies"
  • PhD must be in hand by summer 2017
  • Please submit letter of application and c.v. to Dr. Anna Jones, Chair of the Department of History, in a zip file labeled with your name to historysearch@lakeforest.edu. Sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample are also encouraged. An official transcript and three letters of reference must also be sent directly to the above email address or mailed to: History Department, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Endowed Chair/McCabe-Greer Professorship in Nineteenth-Century US History
  • All research specialties will be considered, and candidates with global, hemispheric or intercultural research interests are particularly encouraged to reply. Nineteenth-century US history is one of the department’s core areas of graduate strength and the successful applicant should be able to work closely with dual-title degree partners in African American Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; with faculty in other areas of core strength including Latin America; and with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era, which is housed in the department.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of published scholarship, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The position offers a reduced teaching load and substantial research funds.
  • Submit a letter of application, c.v., and contact information for three references at https://psu.jobs/job/66444
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2016

Stanford University (USA: CA)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in 19th-century U.S. history, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Areas of interest include but are not limited to environment, gender, political economy, Mexican-American, Native American, and the West. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in 19th-century U.S. history.
  • Application materials must be submitted on-line via AcademicJobsOnline.org. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7424 . Please submit a letter of application, a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample.
  • For full consideration, materials must be received by 2 Sept. 2016.

Utah State University (USA: UT) - 19th c. / US in Global ContextEdit

  • Entry-level, tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the 19th century United States.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who envision US history in a broader global context and who have experience teaching the period of the US Civil War and Reconstruction.
  • Candidates should have an ability to teach large U.S. history surveys and to contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • A PhD in hand at the time of application is required.
  • A typical teaching load for research faculty in the department is two courses per semester.
  • Online App. Form: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1745
  • Review of applications begins 1 Nov. 2016, and continues until the position is filled.

20thCEdit

Dickinson College (USA:PA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship with a focus in 20th Century US history, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • Areas of specialization for this position might include African American, Latino/a, or Asian American histories. The department is seeking someone who can help shape our curriculum on race, ethnicity, immigration and outsiders, someone who will bring diverse perspectives, experiences, and knowledge to the position.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "which will include a survey course in U.S. History since 1877, a variety of thematic courses, occasional courses in beginning and advanced methods, and advising of independent studies and senior theses"
  • Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu; please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, available evidence of teaching success (for example: student evaluations and/or a classroom video) and a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (USA: NC) - US History since 1960Edit

  • Tenure-track position as Assistant Professorship in United States History since 1960 to begin August 2017. 
  • We are especially interested in applications from historians of the United States since 1960 doing innovative work in one or more of the following areas: politics, labor and business, law, medicine and health, and foreign policy.
  • Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college.
  • Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and writing sample not to exceed 30 pages
  • Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Mark Wilson, Chair, United States History Search Committee, Department of History, UNCCharlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Jurgen Buchenau, at jbuchenau@uncc.edu.
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2016 and continues until the position is filled

University of Wisconsin-River Falls (USA:WI)  - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • Renewable Visiting Assistant Professorship in modern (20thC) US History, to begin Jan 2017
  • The teaching load is four 3-credit classes per semester
  • To be considered, candidates must have a Ph.D. in modern U.S. history by the time of hiring. The successful candidate is expected to teach the second half of U.S. history survey and upper-division modern U.S. history courses in the field of her/his specialty. In addition, she/he will teach introductory and capstone courses for the Department’s program of secondary education in history and social studies, so qualification and experience in that field strongly desired.
  • send the following materials to http://wisconsin.peopleadmin.com/postings: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a transcript, and names and contact information for three references. A sample syllabus and writing sample are preferred but not required.
  • Review begins immediately, 22 Aug. 2017 and continues until position filled

US and the World/International RelationsEdit

Hampshire College (USA: NH) - US Foreign Policy and Empire StudiesEdit

  • Assistant professor of US foreign policy and empire studies
  • We seek a scholar whose work engages a historical and critical approach to US foreign policy that centers on the post World War II period. We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research demonstrates knowledge of non-traditional approaches to US foreign policy, such as the dynamics of empire and decolonization; the cultures of US foreign policy; gender and security; political violence and revolution and/or sources of conflict in the global south. The geographic focus is open, but candidates focusing on Latin America and/or the Caribbean are particularly welcome.
  • The successful candidate will be located in Hampshire's interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry and will complement the School’s strength in area studies. We especially encourage candidates whose scholarship can link area studies to US history, politics, and culture or whose scholarship explores the impact of US foreign policy on the Global South.
  • This position requires a PhD and a commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary pedagogy.
  • The teaching load is two courses per semester. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students undertaking independent research projects in the broad area of empire studies/US foreign policy.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a separate statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a curriculum vita, two sample syllabi and one sample of written scholarship, not exceeding 10,000 words, plus the names of three referees via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)Edit

  • Assistant professorship in the history of North America and the world since 1776, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in North American history in an international context. We welcome applicants with research interests in global and trans-national history, including foreign relations and diplomacy.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2017
  • To apply for this post, please click here. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk or contact the recruitment team at 020 7107 5205.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016.
  • Intend to interview 23 Jan.

Ohio State University (USA: OH) - US Diplomatic/International/Transnational HistoryEdit

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible) with a research focus on the international and transnational nature of the foreign relations of the United States; possible topics may include the relationship between U.S. power and global economic regimes, the effects of cultural diffusion on the international power system, the transnational structures, movements, and state and non-state agents within the United States that affect geopolitics, geostrategy, international affairs, etc.
  • We seek a candidate who possesses a demonstrated ability to use sources in relevant languages on the other side of U.S. foreign relations, with a strong preference for candidates who utilize federally designated critical languages in their research.
  • The department expects the successful candidate to promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including (but not limited to) other humanities, social science and policy-related disciplines, centers, and programs.
  • Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/OSU/History/7926
  • A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, one article-length sample of written work, one sample syllabus for a United States diplomatic history survey course, and one sample syllabus for a lecture or seminar course on a subject of the candidate’s choosing.
  • Applications received prior to 7 November will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Siegel at siegel.83@osu.edu.


San Diego State University (USA:CA) - [Senior hire]Edit

  • Tenured associate or full professor in US foreign relations/US in the world since the 19thC
  • seeking someone " whose research and teaching engages the broadest themes in modern international and transnational history"  The department welcomes applications from scholars whose work engages states as well as non-state actors, cultural relations, and transnational subjects and spaces.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence appropriate to their rank; a commitment to teaching a diverse student population; excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization as well as surveys in modern U.S. or World History; and a readiness to advise MA theses and exams. Ph.D. in History required. This position benefits from a named endowment that provides renewable funding to support the individual chair and to advance the research and teaching profile of the Department as a whole. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and professional accomplishments.
  • To ensure full consideration, please apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016, and screening will begin 1 Nov.

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