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TOTAL: 27

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Alfred University (USA:NY) - [Non-TT] Social/CulturalEdit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Social/Cultural History, to begin Fall 2017
  • Areas of specialization are open, but must be able to teach both colonial and 19th-century Amiercan history
  • Teaching Load: 3/3
  • PhD preferred but ABD will be considered.
  • Teaching experience required. Formal cover letter, CV, and three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to humanresources@alfred.edu with "History" in subject line
  • Review starts immediately [ad posted 24 Mar] and will continue until position filled.

Arkansas Tech University (USA:AR) - American History & Social Studies EducationEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American History & Social Studies Education
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Feb 2018
  • Teaching experience preferred. The ability to teach courses in modern European history a plus.
  • What to Submit: Letter of application, Curriculum vita, Copies of transcripts, Names of three references . To be considered for the Assistant Professor of American History and Social Studies Education position, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date... Please go to https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=atu to apply now.
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016
  • [26 Jan] Any updates on this one?
  • [7 Feb] Nothing here. Anyone else?
  • [8 Feb] Nothing.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
    • [15 Mar] Not a word.  I suspect that means bad news at this point.
    • [3 May] I received notification today that they went in a different direction. x2

Ashland University (USA:OH) - [non-tt;VAP] colonial to civil warEdit

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in American History
  • We seek a broadly educated person to teach undergraduate courses in American history from the colonial era through the Civil War
  • A completed PhD is required
  • Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and copies of transcripts to Chair, Department of History and Political Science, at histpolsc@ashland.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2017 and continues until position filled.

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.
    • Any movement on this?
    • [Dec. 19] Skype interviews scheduled for Jan.
    • [25 Jan] Any news on campus visits?

Augustana College, Rock Island (USA:IL) - [Non-TT] U.S. history, Colonial/Atlantic World focusEdit

  • Teaching Fellow in US history, Colonial/Atlantic World focus, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses/year "Teaching responsibilities include introductory history courses in Colonial U.S. history, an upper-level history course in the area of the candidate’s expertise, and the possibility of interdisciplinary courses in Augustana’s innovative first-year inquiry program. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach African, World and/or European history."
  • To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #115-17 History Fellow, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: search #115-17 History Fellow, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201. Application materials include: a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, a potential course syllabus with sample assignments, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information) Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Jane Simonsen at janesimonsen@augustana.edu
  • For full consideration: 17 Apr. 2017
    • [Apr 24]contacted to arrange Skype interview

Austin College (USA:TX) - [Non-TT:VAP] U.S. HistoryEdit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in US History, 2017-18.
  • Candidates holding a Ph.D. are preferred, although ABD's will be considered with rank of visiting Instructor
  • Teaching Load: one course in United States Survey from 1877 each semester, with two other advanced courses each during fall and spring semesters chronologically based in the periods from the post-Reconstruction era through the Twentieth Century. 
  • Specialties in African-American, Latino, environmental, and/or social and cultural history will be given preference.
  • Commitment to and evidence of undergraduate teaching are required.
  • To apply, please email a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to HistorySearch@austincollege.edu . Complete application instructions can be found at the link above
  • Deadline: 20 Mar. 2017
    • Anyone heard anything? [5 April]

Bakersfield College (USA:CA) - [Multiple positions]Edit

  • This is a ten-month (175-day) position as Instructor, eligible for tenure after the fourth year of successful employment.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to provide instruction in History of California and United States History [both colonial and modern] as their primary teaching assignment. Other teaching assignments may include: World History, European Civilization, Chicano Studies, Latin American History, African American History, Native American History and/or Women in American History.
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form: Current resume, Letter of interest (Cover Letter), *Statement of personal philosophy of teaching, Copies of legible transcripts, List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form. Copy of sample syllabi
  • https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/8456
  • Screening: 3 Jan 2017

Barnard College (USA:NY) - American StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American Studies
  • Applicants should have a PhD in American Studies or a relevant field in hand and should specialize in some combination of the following fields: race, ethnicity and indigeneity, gender and sexuality studies, critical theory, media and visual culture, and/or the history of American social activism
  • Teaching responsibilities at Barnard will include the American Studies junior colloquium, one semester of the American Studies senior research seminar, and two additional courses designed in consultation with the Program director. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three academic references, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. All materials should be uploaded to the Barnard PeopleAdmin website at http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2449. We will only accept applications through our online portal. Candidates may direct any questions to Program Administrator, Kathryn McLean at kmclean@barnard.edu.
  • Deadline: 21 Oct. 2016
  • Also posted at American Studies 2017
  • [3 Nov] Any updates? X2
    • [11 Nov] Nothing here
    • [12 Nov] nor here.
    • [Dec 4] Nothing here. Anyone else?
      • [6 Dec] nothing here either
      • [6 Dec] There apparently were over 500 applications, so it's taking a while. Another user on the "American Studies" page also made reference to a possible inside hire

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.
  • [17 Nov] Campus interviews have have been scheduled for late November and early December
  • [11 May] Offer extended/accepted a few months ago.

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 
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.

Boise State University (USA:ID) - Public, Social/Cultural, pre-20thCEdit

  • Tenure track associate professorship, to begin Aug. 2017
  •  We seek to appoint a faculty member with expertise in public history and the social and cultural history of the pre-twentieth century United States with specialties including but not limited to any of the following: ethnicity, gender, labor, Native American and U.S. Wes
  • The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in public history and to manage the department's internship program. We are not looking for applicants whose primary focus is on diplomatic, elite political, environmental, literary and cultural studies, military, or religious history. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in U.S. history.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applicants should submit e-mail a cover letter, C.V., statements of research and teaching, and one recent representative publication to bsuhistory@boisestate.edu.  They should request three letters of reference, and have them e-mailed to bsuhistory@boisestate.edu. Please indicate in your cover letter which of the five areas listed above is most aligned with your teaching and research interests.
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2016
    • The search committee expects to do preliminary interviews at the AHA in January.  We will make other arrangements to interview applicants that are not able to attend the conference
    • [6 Dec] Contacted for Skype or AHA interview.
    • [Jan 15]: Campus interviews set

Bradley University (USA:IL) - to 1877Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of American History prior to 1877, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching experience in the fields of Native American and Borderlands History.  Ability to teach courses in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Public History is strongly desired
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position and a brief description of current research, graduate transcripts, CV, evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will not be accepted via email.
  • Review begins: 8 Jan. 2017 and continues until position filled.
    • [21 Jan] contacted for Skype interview [8 Feb] contacted for on-campus interview
    • email rejection recieved

California State University, Monterey Bay (USA:CA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin 16 Aug. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 12 Credits/semester "Teach lower division General Education courses in U.S. History and Democratic Participation; Teach upper division courses in social, cultural, political, and/or ethnic histories"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Desirable qualifications: expertise in California history and/or public history; Expertise in Asian-American/Pacific Islander, African Diaspora, and/or Latinx histories; Skill in cross-cultural, experiential, and assets-based pedagogies; Successful experience authoring grants; Expertise in new and emerging forms of digital media; Experience with project-based learning, applied learning, and/or service learning; Professional experience in multilingual/multicultural contexts
  • Apply Here
  • Screening begins: 15 Nov. 2016
    • [30 Nov] Any updates?
    • [7 Dec] No word here x4
    • [10 Dec] Still no word
    • Skype interview on December 9
    • Invited for campus visit, December 12
    • [22 Mar] Polite, form rejection email.  Offer accepted by another candidate.

Case Western University (USA:OH) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in US History for academic year 2017-18
  • Topical and chronological fields are open, with a preference for candidates who can teach courses in cultural history that include questions of gender and who can teach both beginning and advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students in US history.
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/semester
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, and relevant teaching evaluations addressed to Prof. Kenneth F. Ledford, Chair, Department of History, Mather House 104, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107 as a single PDF file sent to Ms. Katie Nabors at Katie.nabors@case.edu. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted in PDF format to Ms. Nabors either independently from the referees or from Interfolio or another digital application service.
  • Review begins: 1 June 2017 and continues until position filled

Coastal Carolina University (USA:SC) - 19th & 20th CEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in American History with a focus in nineteenth or twentieth centuries, to start August 2017
  • Teaching Load: 21 credit hours/year "The successful candidate will teach a combination of survey courses in U.S. history and upper-level courses that contribute to the development of our curriculum and complement current departmental offerings."
  • The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. in history and have another qualification, like a field, degree, or certification, in African American Studies, American Studies, Global Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, or another area that complements the department.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.coastal.edu. A complete set of application materials must include: an online application; a letter of application describing the candidate’s interest, qualifications, teaching experience, and scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references.
  • Screening begins immediately [ad posted 15 Dec] and continues until position filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • [26 Jan.] Nothing here x 5
  • [18 Feb.] Still nothing here. Has anyone been contacted yet?
  • [18 Feb.] Nothing here either.
  • Phone Interviews have taken place
  • [22 Feb] E-mail rejection x4

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.
    • [14 Oct] Any updates?
    • [1 Nov] Any updates? News?
    • [16 Nov] Anything yet?
    • [27 Nov] No word here. Anyone else?
    • [5 Dec] Anyone ever hear anything on this one?
    • I was asked for more stuff, but I can't be sure if it wasn't just a function of my application missing something, because this was just after the deadline and I have not heard anything, so I don't think they were showing any more interest in me than anyone else.
    • [5 Dec] Nothing. Radio silence. 
    • To the above poster, did the chair of the search contat you or was it an email generated from the application site? And precisely what did they ask for? A longer writing sample? teaching evals?
    • [8 Dec] They are conducting phone interviews this week.
    • Does anyone know who is on the search committee? Is that considered confidential?
    • Committe was Ely (chair), Sheriff, and Vinson. I got a phone interview but didn't hear anything after that. Does anyone know who they hired?
    • [7 Apr] HR-style rejection letter; hire made (no details)

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.
    • [12 Oct] Update?
    • [12 Oct] I heard that they scheduled job talks, possibly only senior people.
    • [13 Oct.] Interesting, tho not surprised. Wonder who....
    • [1 Nov.] Job talks on campus last week. Know of at least one senior prof who was invited...
    • [ 27 Nov] They brought in 2 full profs and 2 associates for job talks, for what it's worth.
    • [19 May 2017]: Does anyone know who got the job?

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.
  • [19 Nov] Any updates?
    • [19 Nov] nothing here
    • [20 Nov] Nothing here
  • [21 Nov] Rejection email received (at least they sent one!) x6
  • [2 Nov] Contacted for AHA interview.

CUNY - La Guardia Community College (USA:NY)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in American History, to begin Sept. 2017
  • The field of specialization is open. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and to applicants who will have their Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of assistant professor or instructor, depending on qualifications. She or he will be expected to teach both halves of the US history survey as well as topical introductory-level history classes.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Applications should be submitted on-line as follows:
  • 1. Log in to CUNY Portal at www.cuny.edu
  • 2. Navigate to Careers at CUNY located on the left sidebar3. Search by Job Opening ID number
  • 4. Click on the Apply Now button
  • Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Candidates should provide a CV or resume and statement of scholarly interests, as well as contact information for three references as one document. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
  • Deadline: 10 Jan. 2017
    • [2 Feb] Any news?
    • [3 Feb] On 27 Jan. I received an e-mail asking me to resubmit my application materials (they had problems opening my attachements for some reason), so they are probably still reviewing applications.
    • [25 Feb] Any movement?
    • Interviewed early March. Lasted about 30 minutes. Next stage will be a teaching demonstration/job talk.
    • [March 15] Any more movement?
    • None [March 16] but they said about a month after first round
    • [April 13] Anyone year back post-first round?
    • [April 13] No word. Very late in the hiring game.
    • [April 21] . . . ?
    • [April 24] Nothing. I guess those of us who have heard nothing by now will not be invited to give a job talk.
    • [May 2] No news here. Was informed last week that they had "no new updates"--whatever that means
    • [May 2] No word.
    • [May 23] Anybody give a job talk yet?
    • [May 24] Nothing here. Have to assume they've moved on...
    • [May 25] On May 9 I received the following message: "The search is still ongoing.  I don’t have any updates at this time."

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.
  • Any news yet (Nov. 23)?
  • [2 Dec] Apparently on campuses have been scheduled 
  • [2 Dec] ^ do you know this first hand or do you know someone who has an on campus interview?
  • They wrote to say they had "concluded the search". (Dec. 13)

Duquesne University (USA:PA) - Public & USEdit

  • [?18 Aug] Contacted for Skype Interview x2
  • Anybody receive a campus invite? 
  • [31 Jan] Campus invites occurred over the past two weeks. Down to the final three.

Elizabeth City State University - U.S./African American History with major emphasis in Public HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant or associate professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Possible courses would include African-American History survey, courses in African Diaspora, U.S. History survey, World Civilizations sequence, courses in Public and Digital History
  • Deadline: 21 April 2017

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.
  • Be prepared for backwards environment: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/05/sports/ncaabasketball/erskine-colleges-sexuality-statement-jolts-its-openly-gay-athletes.html?_r=0
  • FYI: InsideHigherEd
  • Anyone been contacted yet?
  • [7 Nov] Has this search been cancelled?
  • [18 Nov] On campus interview scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving.
  • Any updates on the status of this search?
  • [28 Nov] Search committee said they would be holding additional on-campus interviews during mid to late January.
  • [27 Jan] Has this search concluded? 
  • [30 Jan] No.
  • [3 Feb] Has anyone been invited for an on-campus interview since the beginning of their spring semester?
  • [3 Feb] Position has been filled.

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.
  • [28 Nov.] Any updates?
  • Dec. 7: contacted about setting up AHA interview (x3)
  • Jan. 20: narrowed down to 6-8 final applicants, contacted via Skype; final campus visits to be set week of Jan. 23-28

Ferrum College (USA:VI)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American history, to begin Fall 2017
  • "We seek a broadly trained U.S. historian to teach survey courses over the range of American History, as well as upper division courses for history and social studies majors.  Preference will be given to candidates who envision US history in a broader global context, as well as those who have additional foci in Appalachian history, African-American history, Latin American History, or Russia/The Soviet Union/Eurasia"
  • PhD must be in-hand by Aug. 2017
  • teaching Load: 4/4 with optional experiential May term
  • To apply, send application letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and sample syllabi for one lower-division survey and one upper division class to:  Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088; or complete email applications can be sent as PDF or Word file attachments to resumes@ferrum.edu.
  • Deadline: 30 Dec. 2016
  • "Review of applications will begin in early January, and candidates who are selected for interviews will be notified once that decision has been reached."
    • [31 Jan] Any phone interviews scheduled?
    • [31 Jan] Request for letters of recommendation; email notes they have asked 30 people for letters out of over 150 applicants (x2)
    • Any word after submitting letters?
    • [27 Feb] Nothing here as  (x2)
    • [28 Feb] Contacted to schedule a phone interview for next week
    • campus visits happened in March

Florida Gulf Coast University (USA: FL) -field of spec. to include one or more of pre-1877: African-American; Native American; BorderlandsEdit

[posted without link to original advert; please always include a link to the original posting when adding a new position AFII (talk) 11:29, September 28, 2016 (UTC)]

  • 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
  • ABD will be considered if Phd is in hand by 7 Aug. 2017, otherwise appointment will be at Lecturer level.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 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 Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Transcripts, Curriculum Vitae, List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each), Statement of experience working with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2016
  • Q: -What is the "Statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline"
  • A: This is something that the institution requires of all candidates, regardless of what the specific search is. It is supposed to underline FGCU's commitment to undergraduate research but probably just confuses people. For history positions, you would normally write about the way in which you mentor students in historical research, which could include both in class and outside the classroom experiences. It's also fine to talk about what you *would* do at FGCU, not just what you have done (especially if you are ABD, no-one expects you to have worked with a lot of students independently.) It really doesn't have to be long - a couple of paragraphs is fine
  • [5 Dec] Phone interview
  • Anyone heard anything back? This is the second time this exact search has been up and the second time no one ever heard anything either way?
  • [16 Dec] campus interview scheduled

Gordon State College (USA: GA) - Assistant Professor of History (US - tenure track)Edit

  • full-time tenure track assistant professor of history with a specialization in United States history
  • All subfields and time-periods are welcome.
  • Primary responsibilities will include teaching survey courses in Western Civilization and American History as well as upper level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, advising students, and engaging in appropriate institutional/community service and scholarship.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017 - The candidate should also possess excellence in undergraduate teaching and student advising.
  • Complete the online application form by clicking “Apply for this job” at the top [page linked above]. Include a letter of application and, in your CV, provide phone numbers and addresses for at least three professional references. Submit clear scans of your unofficial transcripts in your email or mail them* to: Gordon College, Attn: HR, 419 College Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204.
  • Review of applications begins immediatetly [ad posted 8 Mar]
  • Phone interviews have begun [18 April] 

Kalamazoo College (USA:MI) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in American History, Sept 2017-June 2018
  • he position involves teaching a two-term U.S. history survey and four upper-level courses, including a junior research seminar, over three quarters (two courses during each ten-week term).  Field of specialization is open, but position is responsible for most U.S. history courses and will need to offer a variety of classes.  The position also requires advising senior theses and administering comprehensive exams.  Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required.  Prior teaching experience is desirable.  Candidates must demonstrate an interest in undergraduate teaching.
  •  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) should be submitted electronically in pdf format at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/history. In addition, three letters of recommendation addressed to Charlene Boyer Lewis, Chair, U. S. History Search, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295, should be submitted electronically in pdf format to HistorySearch@kzoo.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2017

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]

Lesley University (USA:MA) - Pref. African AmericanEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in American History, to begin Sept. 2017
  • we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in African American history. This person will regularly teach survey courses in American history (American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War & American History from the Civil War to the Present); current American history electives such as African-American History and Immigration and Ethnicity in American History; and develop upper-division courses in their specific area of expertise
  • PhD must be in hand by 30 Jun. 2017
  • Applications must include A cover letter, CV/resume, graduate transcripts (unofficial OK), 3 signed letters of recommendation and an article or chapter-length writing sample. If the writing sample is part of a larger piece, please also send an abstract and a table of contents, and/or a statement of how the sample fits into the larger work must be included for full consideration.
  • Deadline: "Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates."
    • [30 Nov] Has anybody heard back?
    • [6 Dec] Radio silence.
    • [18 Jan.] Skype interviews conducted this week.
    • [Apr 3] did anyone ever hear back after Skype interviews? I got zip.

Loyola University (USA:MD) - [non-TT] ModernEdit

  • Lecturer in Modern American history, to begin Fall 2017
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • Ph.D. is preferred, but not required.
  • To apply, go to https://careers.loyola.edu to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching evaluations and two letters of recommendation. Any questions may be referred to Dr. Steven Hughes at schughes@loyola.edu.
  • Loyola University Maryland is a liberal arts university in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition and anchored in Baltimore
  • review begins: 15 Apr. 2017 (Skype interviews will be held in early to mid-May)

McKendree University (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.
    • [3 Nov] Contacted for phone interview. On-campus interviews will be scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving. Anyone get one of these?
    • [22 Dec] Form rejection letter by mail.  The position has been filled.

Miami University (USA:OH) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in US History, to begin 21 Aug. 2017
  • Require: PhD in History by date of appointment (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor), ABD in History (for appointment as Instructor), ability to teach second half of U.S. History survey and upper-level courses in 20th-century U.S. History.
  • For this position, Miami University will not sponsor applicants for H-1B work status
  • Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and the names of three references to: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4125 Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Wietse de Boer, deboerwt@miamioh.edu
  • Review begins 12 May 2017 and continues until position filled.

Missouri Western State University (USA:MO)  - post 1865Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Teaching load: 12 credits/semester "including at least one section of a general education course online per semester"
  • areas of expertise must include the United States after 1865, with particular emphasis on the post-1945 period; additional desirable fields include Public History and African American History
  • REQUIRED: Ph.D. in History. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S
  • Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV, unofficial transcripts, evidence of excellence in teaching, a link to a writing sample or a writing sample of no more than 6,000 words, and contact information for three references (including name, address, email and phone number) to be sent electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu
  • Deadline: 17 Mar. 2017
    • [22 Mar] request for letters of rec (x2)
    • Were these additional letters of recommendation, or a follow-up for the ref. contact info originally requested.
    • Follow-up- they wanted us to ask references to send their letters of rec.
    • [27 March] Called to schedule phone interview (x2)
    • [7 April] Called to schedule on campus interview (x2)
    • [2 May] Position has been filled 

Nevada State College (USA:NV) - [non-TT] emph. Multicultural AmericaEdit

  • Lecturer (3 year renewable contract) in U.S. History with an emphasis in Multicultural America, to begin in August of 2017
  • Teaching: two to three sections per semester of CH 203: American Experience and Constitutional Change, a course that focuses on U.S history, cultures, and civil rights struggles, in a variety of formats (e.g., in-person, hybrid, online)...at least one course per semester in your academic specialization related to multicultural America, including such areas as African American history, Latinx/Latin@ American history, First Nations history, and/or Asian American history.
  • MA required
  • Deadline: open until filled [posted 1 Nov]
  • Campus interviews schedule in January

Northumbria University (UK:Eng)
Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in American history
  • We invite applications from outstanding academics with an international research profile in this field. We are interested in applications from across the full spectrum of American history, including American political history from the late 19th and 20th centuries.
  • To download an Application Form please visit: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/details/?roleId=17
  • Deadline: 30 Mar. 2017

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

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

Peru State College (USA:NE) - pref women’s, African-American, labor, socio-cultural, environmentalEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • While the area of concentration in American history is open, we are especially interested in candidates who have experience in women’s history, African-American history, labor history, socio-cultural history, or environmental history.
  • PhD in History required
  • Teaching Load: 12 hours/semester
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  An employment application is available on our website at www.peru.edu - please use the ‘employment opportunities’ link. Submit the completed application plus letter of interest, curriculum vitae clearly showing education, work background and years of experience, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts (photocopies accepted).
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 11 June 2017.
  • Any News on this one? 
  • Phone interviews were held on April 11; the committee expressed a desire to turn things around rather quickly, but after saying they'd "be in touch next week regarding the search" I haven't heard anything. 

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
    • This search has been run at least twice (2012/2013 and 2014/2015) and failed, right?
  • [Four job talks scheduled for January.

Purchase College - SUNY (USA:NY) - (post-1865) pref. African-American, diasporaEdit

  • tenure track assistant professor of American History (post-1865), to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates should specialize in social history with a sub-specialization in African American history or diaspora studies.   Candidates must be able to contribute to our Global Black Studies minor and serve an ethnically and racially diverse student body. Candidates interested in interdisciplinary research and gender and sexuality and/or popular culture history are especially welcome.  Successful candidates must demonstrate their commitment to student learning and to a liberal arts education.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year + supervision of senior research projects
  • To apply for the position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an online application.
    • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017
    • [week of 13 Feb] Skype Interviews
    • [23 Feb] any word about on-campus interviews? 
    • [28 Feb] campus interviews scheduled

Queens University Belfast (UK: NI)Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in American History
  • This post is available immediately to undertake research in American History in line with the School’s 
research strategy, to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to contribute to School administration/outreach activity.
  • Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016
    • Intend to interview 16 Dec.
    • If memory serves, they ran this search two years ago. I believe it was successful. Perhaps the previously selected person moved on?
    • [Dec 1] Personalized rejection email
    • Dec. 2: Invitation for on-campus interview (16 Dec.) (x2)

Roger Williams University (USA:RI) - American Studies & History, race relationsEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in American Studies and History with an area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory and research courses in American Studies, as well as electives related to the candidate's area of specialization in race and race relations in the United States.  In general, all tenure-track faculty at Roger Williams University must demonstrate effectiveness in the following three categories: 1) teaching; 2) scholarship; and 3) institutional and/or community service.
  • A Ph.D. in American Studies or related cultural studies field such as African American Studies, Black Studies, Native American Studies, Asian American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Transnational Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, etc. is required by time of hire.  In addition, candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching experience and an on-going program of scholarly activity
  • Qualified applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 3) a CV; 4) a sample syllabus; and 5) names and contact information of at least three references</span> electronically at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=81187
  • SHORT deadline: 28 Feb. 2017
  • Any news?
    • none here, 21 March
    • nothing yet March 29 (but if I have not made the first cut I wouldn't hear until it was over, I guess)
  • [3 Apr. 2017] updates?
  • haven't heard anything April 6
  • Received rejection letter April 6th 

Rollins College (USA:FL)  - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in US History
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • All specializations are welcome. We are interested in candidates with four or more semesters of sole instructor teaching experience and the ability to teach introductory and topic courses
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in history; Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, preferably in the liberal arts; Verifiable teaching experience; Capability to offer political, social and economic-themed courses
  • Interested candidates may apply online through the Rollins College employment website. Apply link: http://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/492524/visiting-assistant-professor-united-states-history
  • Deadline: not stated in ad. ad expires 10 Mar. 2017

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
  • I just got word that I'm no longer in the running and they are down to a short list.
  • I heard the search failed; no hire was made.

Schreiner University in Texas (USA:TX) - to 1877Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US history (to 1877), to begin Aug. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 12 hours/semester - The successful candidate will teach lower division general education courses in U.S. History as well as select upper division courses. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: public history, Texas studies, Latin America/Mexico, U.S. History up to 1877 (the end of Reconstruction), and digital humanities. The successful candidate should be committed to working closely with students minoring in Texas studies. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda (area of specialization is open)
  • Qualifications: An earned doctorate (preferred) in history, ABD with completion no later than August 2017, or master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred
  • In addition to the application (available at "http://www.schreiner.edu/about/hr/application/index.aspx" ), applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, and other support materials such as teaching evaluations to:hr@schreiner.edu Materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be mailed to: Schreiner University, Human Resources Office, CMB 6233, 2100 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, Texas 78028
  • Deadline: position is open until filled [posted 1 Nov. 2016]
    • [23 Nov.] HR Email: Applications currently being reviewed by committee; Skype interviews will be scheduled for early January.
    • [20 Dec.] Any updates?
    • [8 Feb] Does anybody have any idea about what is going on with this search?
    • [11 Feb] I had a Skype interview 2.5 weeks ago, waiting to hear word on finalist decisions.

Stockton University (USA: NJ) - Assistant Professor in Atlantic HistoryEdit

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

Texas Christian University (USA:TX) - [non-TT: Lecturer]Edit

  • One year Lectureship in US History, to begin Fall 2017
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "at least three of which will be surveys, though candidates should suggest areas in which they could offer upper-division courses. The department seeks applicants who can demonstrate an ability to teach both halves of the U.S. survey course (before and after 1877), and possibly one or more of the additional introductory U.S. history courses: Multicultural America, The African-American Experience, and Latinos/as in U.S. History"
  • Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in history and should provide evidence of strong teaching skills.
  • Applications should be submitted through the TCU Human Resources website at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty. Fill out personal/contact information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of application, CV, and a sample syllabus. Please have two confidential letters of reference emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.
  • Review begins: 29 May 2017 and continues until position filled

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 1900 'position withdrawn'Edit

  • Assistant professorship in Modern US history before 1900
  • Start date unclear [Deadline 15 Sept. 2016] so crossposted to North American History 2015-16
  • [7 Nov] Received email this morning.  Position withdrawn.

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - modern, pref. race and/or Native AmericanEdit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • A specialism in the history of race and/or Native American history would be an asset, but we are keen to consider candidates who can demonstrate excellence in any area of expertise in the broad field of Modern American History.
  • For further information about the department, see http://www.bris.ac.uk/history/.
  • Deadline: 28 Apr. 2017
  • Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about 12th May 2017. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 10,000 words) as soon as possible after notification but no later than 17th May 2017. Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about 26th May 2017 and invited to interview. They will be required to submit brief outlines for 2 units they might teach, to be sent to the Executive Support Team at hums-academicsupport@bristol.ac.uk. See department website for unit types: http://www.bris.ac.uk/history/.
  • intend to interview 9 June.
  • Campus visit scheduled

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - [non-TT:~VAP]Edit

  • [one year] Unestablished University Lecturer in American History (~VAP), to begin 1 Oct 2017
  • The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a relevant field and outstanding abilities in teaching and research.
  • The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and Master's levels. In particular, he or she will be expected to: (a) contribute to core teaching in Paper 22 (North American History from c.1500 to 1865) and possibly also Paper 24 (US History since 1865) in Part I of the Historical Tripos (years 1-2), including 16 lectures covering the first half of Paper 22; (b) supervise undergraduates in Part I American history; (c) supervise undergraduates in final-year dissertations; (d) supervise students in the MPhil in American History.
  • Furthermore, the postholder will be required to examine at all levels and to assist with academic and administrative matters in American history. He or she will: have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically in the Faculty; become a regular participant in the Cambridge American History Seminar; and participate in the life of the Faculty and University more generally. The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in the American History Subject Group, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13646.
  • Please quote reference JJ12124 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 15 Jun. 2017

University of Delaware (USA:DE) - History of Capitalism in the long 19thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Capitalism in North America in the long 19thC, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • Preferred candidates will have research and teaching interests that complement one or more of the following graduate and undergraduate initiatives at the University of Delaware: (a) the Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, (b) environmental humanities, (c) African American history and public humanities, and (d) material culture studies. Applicants whose work involves a transnational perspective are especially welcome
  • PhD should be in hand by 1 Aug. 2017
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point.... Inquiries may be sent to Professor David Suisman, Search Committee Chair, dsuisman@udel.edu. Application materials will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members; they will only be accepted through Interfolio. 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 through https://apply.interfolio.com/39268.
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2016
  • [10 Jan.] Request for additional materials.

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

University of Hull (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc prof) in American History
  • The appointment will complement our existing provision in American history, literature and culture. The successful candidate will be able to work in a team-based and interdisciplinary context. We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive early-career scholar with a passionate commitment to teaching and learning who can also demonstrate an emerging track record of excellent research.
  • The post-holder must have expertise in American history suitable for delivering a new module on the history and culture of the American Civil War, as well as designing their own courses on other regional and/or racial aspects of US histories.
  • In your covering letter please refer directly to the criteria, given in the person specification below. Applications are assessed by the selection panel according to these criteria. For questions or an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Subject Group Head, Dr David Eldridge (d.n.eldridge@hull.ac.uk).
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016
  • [Dec.] Offer made

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.
    • [30 Nov] News? 
    • [11 Dec] Anything? Are they doing AHA interviews?
      • [12 Dec] I haven't heard anything.
      • [15 Dec] They're still reviewing - nobody's been called yet. 
      • Still no word?
      • I haven't heard anything [January 12] x2
      • Still nothing? [January 21]
        • [23 Jan] Nothing.
        • [27 Jan] Emailed the search chair. She said that she could not comment on the status of the search, since it was ongoing.
      • [8 Feb] Any updates?
        • nothing here (February 8)
      • Still nothing here. Anyone else hear anything? [23 February]
        • Nothing [24 Feb.] x3
      • Position filled [March 14]

University of Lincoln (UK:Eng)  - post-1865Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in American History (post-1865), to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • An opportunity now exists for an historian of 19th to 21st century America (post-1865) to join the School. Our ideal candidate will have an emerging or established track record of publications and grant bidding, of a calibre to merit inclusion in the next REF exercise, and will be an outstanding HE teacher. He or she will offer courses for our History programme (BA and MA), and contribute to a new BA programme in American Studies.
  • In 2017-18, the successful candidate will contribute to L1 teaching in a range of modern historical subjects, and will run an established L2 module, ‘Themes in American Cultural History’. He or she will undertake to validate new modules to run in academic year 2018-19.
  • For further information or to apply online please visit our website at http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/
  • If you have any queries please email jobs@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number [COA216] and title in all correspondence
  • Deadline: 21 Apr. 2017

University of Mississippi (USA:MS) - [two posts] US since 1877 - Race; GenderEdit

  • Two tenure track positions in the history of the US since 1877, to begin Aug. 2017
  • one in each of the following areas of specialization: 1) race in America and 2) gender and sexuality. One hire can be made at the associate level, although both may be made at the assistant level.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • For hires at the associate level, candidates must demonstrate a record of significant publications and the ability to direct graduate students.
  • Candidates must complete an online letter of interest and submit a vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio (including syllabi and evaluations, if available), and a chapter-length writing sample. These supplementary materials may be attached to the online application or mailed to Chair, US History Search Committee, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University MS 38677-1848.
  • Review begins: 28 Nov. 2016
  • Intend to conduct preliminary interviews at the AHA
  • UPDATE: About 110 applications total. Review is underway with AHA invite decisions to be made some time during the first week of Dec.
  • [Dec. 9] Anyone hear back yet?
  • Request for AHA interview [9 Dec.] (x2)
  • Candidates selected for campus visit
  • Has an offer been made/accepted? [February 24]
  • After receiving an initial rejection, a Skype interview requested for this week. [March 29]
    • Congratulations! Are you interviewing for the "race in America" position or the "gender and sexuality" position? [March 29]
    • Any other news on either opening? [April 5]
  • "race in America" position has been filled [April 11]
    • Congrats to the individual who accepted the offer. Any news about the "gender & sexuality" opening? [April 17]
  • Have both positions been filled? [24 apr]
  • Gender & sexuality position filled now too.

University of Nevada, Reno (USA:NV) - American WestEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the American West
  • We seek a scholar with a commitment to construing "the west" broadly, but a particular interest in its environmental aspects.  Desirable specializations include, but are not limited to, the 19th century U.S. west; new military history; race and/or ethnicity, especially Chicana/o or Latina/o history, indigenous history, or comparative settler societies; science, technology, medicine, and society; or food studies.  Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcomed
  • PhD must be in hand by Jul. 2017
  • The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper-division classes in the history of the western U.S., as well courses in American environmental history.  He or she will contribute to a well-established graduate program in Nevada and western United States history, and participate in the university's interdisciplinary Core Humanities program.  Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise is required.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically ... Applications should be submitted via website: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/22065 and include: Resume/CV, writing sample, 2 sample syllabi, statement of research and plans and a detailed letter of application which highlights the applicant's leadership experience and/or potential and indicates how they would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Letters of recommendation will be sought from finalists.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Raymond (raymond@unr.edu).
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016
    • [10 Nov]: Rejection email 
    • [14 Nov] Invitation to interview at AHA

University of North Alabama (USA:AL) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Tenure track asst/assoc prof in US History
  • The candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: African-American History (other than Civil Rights), 20th century U.S. History, Music History, Colonial U.S. History. An ability to support the department’s Public History program is desired. Teaching responsibilities will include U.S. history surveys, advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialty in U.S. History, as well as graduate courses
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/4316.  Applications will only be accepted through this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/cv, and reference list.  Applicants must also provide unofficial or official transcripts and three letters of reference.  For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2017
  • [15 Feb] Anyone heard anything? 
  • [Feb. 15] Nothing here
  • Still nothing? [23 February]
  • [23 Feb.] Nothing here x6
  • I emailed last week but didn't get a reply. Anyone else want to try? [28 Feb]
  • [March 9] Received rejection email x3

University of North Texas (USA:TX) - [open rank]  20th C MilitaryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship or (preferred) tenured associate professorship in twentieth century US military history
  • The successful candidate must have Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, a research concentration in modern U.S. military history (strategic, operational, and tactical), and be able to offer intensive graduate and undergraduate courses on the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam and the wars of the 21st century, focusing on foreign policy, strategy, operations, and tactics. Preference will be given to those applicants with prior experience in the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor, an outstanding record of publication, an established reputation in the field, documented evidence of teaching excellence and demonstrated ability to address all aspects of military power (ground, naval, air, nuclear and cyber) in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcripts, statement of research interests, one writing sample (maximum fifty pages), and at least three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 10 Apr. 2017
    • Question: Has anyone heard about possible phone, skype, or AHA interviews? As of 4 Dec? The online application web page does not work well.
  • [6 Dec] Skype interview scheduled
  • [7 Mar] Invitation extended for campus visit
  • [10 Apr] Offer made and declined

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
  • [22 Nov.] Request for additional materials. (x2)
  • [12 Dec] Contacted for AHA interview. (x2)

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga (USA:TN) - [non-TT]Edit

  • One year lecturer in American history, to begin 1 Sept 2017
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • The successful candidate will possess the following requirements: PhD in history by time of appointment; Ability to teach introductory survey and advanced courses in American history; Additional ability to teach world history survey courses an asset; Willingness to engage in alternative modes of instruction, including online; Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000IL
  • Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration: Introductory letter of interest; CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.); Unofficial graduate transcripts; Statement of teaching philosophy; Sample syllabi and copies of student evaluations (if available); One writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter); Three letters of recommendation sent to: History-Search@utc.edu
  • Review begins: 3 May 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of Texas - Dallas (USA:TX) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Anne Stark and Chester Watson Professorship in History at the advanced associate or full professor level.
  • The professorship is designed to promote the study of U.S. History and the history of Texas, the Southwest, and/or the West. We seek an established scholar with an outstanding record of teaching and research.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of five recommenders whom can provide letters upon request via the application form available at http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/6753
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.

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.

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - [Senior Hire]Edit

[note this is a 2018 hire; placed here until the 2017-18 pages get off the ground]

  • Professor of History and The Director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, to begin 25 July 2018
  • The John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War will serve as director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, which promotes scholarship, teaching, and public outreach regarding the United States in the era of the Civil War.
  • Experience should include: a record of advancing the field through the publication of original and significant research; a reputation as a leader in the field; recognized excellence in teaching and mentoring; a Ph.D. in a relevant field.
  • Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0620481 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also electronically attach the names of three references and ask them to send letters directly to: Hist-Jobs@virginia.edu, with the applicant's name in the subject heading. If requesting information or nominating an individual for this opportunity, please contact Elizabeth R. Varon at erv5c@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@ are directed to Kent Merritt: lkm6h@virginia.edu.
  • Review begins 1 Jul. 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI) - [Open Rank] Sport and SocietyEdit

  • Assistant or associate professorship in the History of Sport and Society in the US, especially the development of professional sport in its larger national and social contexts since 1900, to begin Aug. 2017.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The successful candidate will hold the Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of sport and society in the U.S. and perform departmental, university and community service as appropriate.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the subject of the development of U.S. professional sport in its larger social, cultural, and economic contexts, including but not limited to matters of race, gender, labor relations, mass culture, and metropolitanization. We welcome candidates who view U.S. sport through a comparative or transnational lens.
  • Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu, click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference; 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 in with the larger project.
  • Deadline: 21 Dec. 2016
  • Deadline still to come, but apparently they are recruting some fairly senior folks for this one. I asked a big dog in the field for a letter and s/he said s/he'd love to, but s/he was asked to apply.
  • [1 Jan] Any updates?
  • They had Skype interviews last week.
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • [13 Mar] Any updates?

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.
    • [Nov 11] AHA interview request extended x2
    • [Nov 10] rejection email
    • [Jan 12] Notified not selected for on-campus interview

Utah Valley University (USA:UT) - [Non-TT:Lecturer]Edit

  • one-year lectureship to teach our lower-division course in United States history (HIST 1700) beginning in Fall 2017
  • The lecturer should have experience teaching large-section classes (75 students or more) at the university level and demonstrate innovative pedagogy in such classes. Ph.D. in United States history is required; chronological period and area of specialization is open
  • Please send a cover letter addressing your pedagogical approach to teaching large section U.S. history surveys, a CV, and contact information for three references as a single pdf file to https://www.uvu./jobs/postings/12853.
  • Deadline: 19 May 2017

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.

Wesleyan University (USA:CT) - [Non-TT;VAP] 19th & 20th CEdit

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in nineteenth and twentieth century US History, to begin 1 July 2017
  • Teaching responsibilities for visiting professors at Wesleyan are 3 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring and will include surveys courses in 19th and 20th century history, a more specialized lecture course on an area of the successful applicant’s special interest, as well as seminars. Teaching might include supervision of undergraduate theses.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hand
  • You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
  • For full consideration: 15 Apr. 2017

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.
  • [30 Nov] Any updates?
  • [21 Nov] More materials requested
    • In addition to those requested in the job ad?
    • Letters of rec and sample syllabus
  • [9 Dec] Contacted for interview 
  • [3 Jan] Boilerplate rejection email with a glaring comma splice x3
  • [15 Jan] Notified not selected for on-campus interview

Yale University (USA:CT) - [Senior Hire] Multiple positions, US West & Early AmericaEdit

  • The Yale University Department of History intends to make two senior appointments, one in the history of the American West and the other in the history of early America, both fields broadly defined to encompass a range of approaches. Appointment to begin July 1, 2017.
  • Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. 
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and statement of research and teaching interests to Caryn Carson at caryn.carson@yale.edu.  Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage. 
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2016 and continues until a suitable candidate is found for each position.

CanadianEdit

McMaster University (CAN) - two posts [non-TT]Edit

  • two L.R. Wilson Assistant Professorships in Canadian History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • The successful applicant will be awarded a two year, contractually limited appointment ... The two-year appointment is not renewable.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD after 1 January 2014 or be scheduled to receive their PhD by 1 June 2017.
  • The Wilson Assistant Professorship will be awarded to a new scholar who shows early promise as an excellent university teacher and researcher. All Wilson Professors are expected to attend and contribute to Wilson Institute functions throughout the academic year, and during their two-year tenure, to organize a major workshop devoted to a theme of interest to the Institute and forming the basis of a contribution to the Wilson Institute book series. Teaching responsibilities will be negotiated but will likely include involvement in the Wilson Institute’s undergraduate history course, “Making History,” which challenges students to participate actively in a central debate in Canadian history.
  • Completed applications must include a covering letter, a CV, and two (2) letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor and some indication of the relationship of the candidate’s research to the mission of the Institute. Although applicants need not have any teaching experience, some evidence of teaching potential would be helpful.
  • For full consideration: 30 Apr. 2017

Université du Québec à Montréal (CAN) - Québec et du Canada, XIXe - XXe sièclesEdit

  • Professeur, Québec et du Canada, XIXe - XXe siècles, L’entrée en fonction est prévue le 1er août 2017
  • L’UQAM recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin de renouveler son corps professoral et assurer un développement de qualité dans tous les domaines d’activités.
  • EXIGENCES : Doctorat en histoire ou discipline connexe avec spécialisation en histoire du Québec et du Canada, XIXe -XXe siècles; Capacité d’assurer l’enseignement en histoire du Québec et du Canada aux trois cycles; Dossier de recherche et de publications récentes en histoire du Québec et du Canada; Maîtrise du français parlé et écrit
  • Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir, de préférence par courrier électronique, une lettre de présentation, un curriculum vitae en français, détaillé, daté et signé, trois lettres de recommandation ainsi qu’une copie de leurs trois plus importantes publications AVANT LE 24 FÉVRIER 2017, 17 h à : Madame Magda Fahrni, directrice, Département d’histoire, Université du Québec à Montréal, C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8 - Téléphone: 514 987-3000 poste 8300 - Télécopieur: 514 987-7813 - Courriel : fahrni.magda@uqam.ca
  • date limite: 24 Feb. 2017

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
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2016-2017
  • [30 Dec] Rejection email. Over 150 candidates
  • [9 Jan] Phone interview scheduled (x2)

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.
  • interviews scheduled. (x2)

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

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of African-American Intellectual and Political History as well as Pan-Africanism and Global diasporic movements, to beginning August 2017
  • 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 18 Nov 2016.

Hofstra University (USA:NY)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History with a specialization in any period of African-American history, to begin Fall 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 3 courses per semester (9 s.h.) "Candidates must be qualified to teach a two-semester African-American history survey and introductory courses in US History from the colonial period to the twentieth century, in addition to advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization"
  • Interested applicants should email a CV, academic transcripts, and several syllabi, along with a cover letter discussing areas of specialization, research plans, and approaches to teaching, to HCLAS@hofstra.edu with the subject line "History Search" . Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to this email address, or to: Prof. Simon Doubleday, Chair, Hofstra University, Department of History, NAB 301A, Hempstead, NY 11549
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • [Dec. 19] Received kind rejection letter
  • [Dec. 19] Skype interviews scheduled for Jan.

Hollins University (USA:VA) - [non-tt:VAP]Edit

  • 2 year (with pos. extension to 3rd year) Visiting Assistant Professorship in African American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 6 classes which "will include introductory-level US history survey courses, African-American history, and upper division courses in other areas of American history"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with research interests and teaching experience in the following areas: history of the South, race relations, African diaspora, and/or history of slavery and the slave trade.
  • Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation,  and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to history@hollins.edu.
  • Review begins 31 Jan 2017
  • Any word on this one? (21 February)
    • campus invites have been scheduled
    • Any updates? (5 April)

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. (x2)
  • [21 Sept] Heard they only invited senior folks to campus. No suprise there...
  • [27 Feb] Does anyone know what came of this search? Did it fail again?
  • Offer made (and possibly accepted)

Lake Forest College (USA:IL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin in the 2017-18 academic year
  • "..specializing in topics such as the history of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, Jim Crow, black liberation movements, the history of race and anti-black racism in the U.S"
  • PhD must be in hand by Summer 2017
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Responsibilities include teaching introductory-level African American history survey courses, topical electives, and advanced seminars in service to the African American Studies major and the History major. Willingness to teach courses focused on the African diaspora that incorporate an African-centered methodology, the link between African American history and the Black Atlantic, and/or Pan-Africanism is especially desired. Classes are small (typically 15-30 students) and generous support for scholarly research, including a semester of pre-tenure leave for those who pass third-year review is available.
  • Sample syllabi and a writing sample are also encouraged, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a pedagogical statement that, among other issues, addresses your ability to reach diverse audiences. Please submit letter of application and c.v. to Dr. Judy Dozier, Chair of the African American Studies Program, in a zip file labeled with your name to afamsearch@mx.lakeforest.edu.  An official transcript and three letters of reference must also be sent directly to the above email address or mailed to: African American Studies Program (CA), Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • [2 Dec] Request for missing recommendation letter
    • [12 Dec] AHA invitation [x3]
    • [21 Feb] E-mail rejection
    • [8 Mar] Rejection email. Offer has been made and accepted.

Liverpool University (UK) - Slavery or Unfree LabourEdit

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.
    • AHA interviews set up, as of Dec. 5 (x2)
    • [30 Jan] On campus interviews concluded 
    • [23 Feb] Offer accepted

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
  • LINK: https://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/6621

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

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • One year visiting appointment in African American Studies, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • seeking "specialist in African American Studies and culture with a focus on social scientific approaches to race"
  • Teaching load: 6 courses "including responsibility for introductory courses taught in large lecture format as well as small classes on selected topics. PhD in African-American Studies or a related field is a required qualification"
  • Applications must be submitted online and require the following documents in PDF format: cover letter, CV, sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, 2-3 letters of recommendation must be submitted online
  • For full consideration: 2 June 2017

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
  • [24 Oct] email confirming receipt of application materials; [4 Nov] also received confirmation
  • [13 Nov] email request to schedule AHA interview [x2]
  • [26 Jan] Any updates re: campus visits?
  • [26 Jan] Just about to ask the same thing. Nothing here. [x4]
  • notified on the 27th?
  • [30 Jan] Emailed search chair for update on 27 Jan. She said four people had been invited to campus. Unsure when.
  • [13 Mar] Gracious and kind rejection email from search chair informing that search is complete.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick (USA:NJ) [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Tenured Distinguished or Full Professor (though truly exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor are encouraged to apply) in African American History
  • We particularly encourage applicants with interests in questions of gender or sexuality.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of interest addressed to co-chairs Marisa Fuentes and Walter Rucker, along with a current curriculum vitae and the names of three referees via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/40358.
  • Review begins: 20 Feb. 2017
    • [13 Mar. 2017] ad. restored after being deleted.  Please do not delete postings.  if positions have been filled or the search cancelled, please edit the posting accordingly. AFII (talk) 10:01, March 13, 2017 (UTC)

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American history, to begin Aug. 2017
  • A sub-field in Public History or Digital History is preferred. This faculty member will be expected to teach in our online MA program and one summer course every two years, and participate in co-curricular activities.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • apply online
  • For full consideration: 22 Dec. 2016
  • [Feb. 8] Has anyone heard anything? 
  • [Feb 10] No. Also, I emailed the dept in early Jan (using the only email address I could find on their website) bc Interfolio couldn't submit my letters of recommendation since they asked supplemental questions. I just wanted to know how to submit the letters, and I never heard anything back. Did anyone else have this problem?
  • [Feb. 10] Same thing happend to me. I just ended up sending them hard copies of the letters of rec from Interfolio. That just meant that they didn't get the letters of rec on time...So I'm not sure if they will even look at my application. 
  • [Feb. 27] Heard anything?
  • [Mar 8] Phone interviews conducted last week

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
  • [22 Nov] AHA interview request extended (x2)
  • [11 Jan] Campus interview scheduled
  • [14 Jan] All campus interviewees notified?
  • [Feb 15] Any updates? 
  • [Mar 8] Offer made and accepted

SUNY College at Brockport (USA:NY)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in African-American History
  • Required Qualifications: Completed PhD in Africana Studies or related field; Demonstrated expertise in twentieth-century African American history, with a focus on the intersection of race, class and gender in US labor history; A record of active scholarship in the area of expertise; Minimum of three years full-time teaching experience in higher education; Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in area of expertise, including African American history, US labor history, the Black Family, and Urban Economic Problems; Demonstrated ability to effectively teach introductory courses such as Introduction to African American Studies and Institutional Racism; Demonstrated ability to effectively mentor and advise AAS students.
  • Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated ability to effectively teach Latin American History from an Africana perspective; Interest in contributing to service learning opportunities for AAS students through the AAS study/service program; Interest in community outreach; Interest in recruiting students for the AAS major; Interest in the department's mission of Africa-centric research and teaching
  • applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references ...Writing samples will be requested later in the process and should not be sent at this point. Submit materials through https://www.brockportrecruit.org/. Inquiries about the position are welcome and may be addressed to Dr. J. Roger Kurtz, department chair, at rkurtz@brockport.edu or 585-395-2474.
  • For Full consideration 15 Feb. 2017

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.
    • [2 Dec] Additional materials requested x2
    • [19 Dec] Phone interview invitation
    • [8 Mar] Offer made

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.
  • [22 Nov] Email outlining the selection process- no decisions made yet
  • [1 Dec] Additional materials requested
  • [14 Dec] rejection email received (x2)
  • [6 Dec] AHA interview requested by phone, then follow up email on Dec. 9

Tufts University (USA:MA)Edit

Relocated to North American History 2017-18 AFII (talk) 09:39, May 3, 2017 (UTC)

University of Kentucky (USA:KY) - Atlantic SlaveryEdit

  • Tenure track historian of African Slavery, to begin 16 Aug. 2017
  • Preferred fields include African American and Africana history pre-1865, slavery in the American South, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and/or the African experience in the Americas, from the beginning of European colonization to the end of the American Civil War. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to enhance department and university strengths.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Applicants should apply online at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/128233.  Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) article-length writing sample, and 4) teaching statement (upload as Specific Request 1). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • [Jan. 17] Has anyone heard anything here?
  • [Jan. 23] I've heard nothing. Anyone else?

University of Memphis (USA:TN) - 20th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in twentieth century African-American History, to begin Aug. 2017 'pending availability of funds'
  • PhD must be in hand by time of appointment
  • The application process is online at https://workforum.memphis.edu.  Choose “Full-Time Faculty Positions," then “Assistant Professor, African American History.”
  • All applicants are expected to have at hand, ready for immediate upload: Letter of application; C.V.; Writing sample (Upload in “Other Document 1”); Academic transcript; Contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references
  • Screening begins: 28 Nov. 2016 and may continue until position filled
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • AHA interview scheduled
    • Offer made and accepted

University of Missouri, Columbia (USA:MO) - Full/Assoc. Prof.Edit

  • Arvarh E. Strickland Distinguished Professorship (Full/Associate Prof) in African American History and Culture
  • We prefer to hire at the rank of full professor but will consider applications from highly qualified associates. The particular sub-field and time period are open.
  • The successful candidate for this endowed professorship shall have a track record of distinguished scholarship and committed teaching in the area of African American History (which can include African Diaspora) and Black Studies; a commitment to lecturing nationally and internationally to academic and lay audiences on the problems of race and society; and be prepared to play a leadership role in program development and in providing a presence that will continue to influence MU’s success rate in the recruitment of black faculty and students.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 consisting of undergraduate courses and graduate seminars.
  • Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Catherine E. Rymph, Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor of History at rymphc@missouri.edu.
  • To apply, please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php . Merge your CV with a letter of application outlining your experience and interests in the areas of research, teaching, outreach, and program building in the “attachments” position of the online application system. Please also provide contact information for three professional references (this may also be uploaded in the “attachments” section of the application system.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2016 and continues unitl the position filled

University of New Haven (USA:CT)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the United States with a focus in African American history or a related sub-field
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample via email to hrdept@newhaven.edu. You must reference the search # 16-25F in the subject line of the email to ensure proper delivery.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled
  • [9 Dec] - Skype interviews conducted 
  • Dec. 19- Campus visit scheduled
  • Apr. 23 - offered and accepted

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.
  • [30 Oct] Confirmation of received application materials via email. Not going to AHA. First round of interviews via Skype.
  • [14 Nov] Confirmation of received materials. Told no decisions for first round would be made until after Thanksgiving.
  • [5 Dec] Request for additional materials [x2]
  • [13 Jan] Skype interview scheduled [x2]
  • [30 Jan] Anyone heard anything since Skype interview?
    • [3 Feb] Nope. They said they intended to bring people to campus starting next week, so unless their timetable got shifted, I assume that we've been passed over.
  • [Feb 23] Kind email from search chair stating that search is completed and offer accepted.

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.
    • [Nov. 4] Any updates?
    • Request for additional materials. [Nov. 4]
    • Any update? [Nov. 30]
    • Has chosen candidates for first round interview, from original pool of 250 applicants [Dec. 2]
    • Any updates?
    • Final candidates selected

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
  • [2 Oct] Any updates?
  • [28 Sept] Request for additional material
  • [12 Oct] Any new updates or campus invites?
  • [12 Oct] Skype interviews this week
  • [12 Oct]My understanding is that there has not been any Skype interviews. Someone else might want to verify.
  • [12 Oct] Skype interviews have been scheduled and some will take place later this week.
  • [20 Oct] 4 campus interviews scheduled for early November
  • Any updates here?
  • Offer has been made to an advanced AP
  • [4. Dec] Rejection e-mail. Mentions 80+ applicants. (x2) Congrats to the AP who got the offer!

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Af-Am History & Studies [non-TT:Lecturer]Edit

  • Lecturer in African American History & Studies, for the 2017-18 academic year
  • The departments are interested in scholars who can teach Black Social Movements; African American History; African American Studies; and Ethnicity and Film. The scholar should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study by the start of this appointment and should be able to demonstrate teaching excellence in the subject area.
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/african-american-history-and-studies-lecturer-position/1209/4501645 . To apply please upload a letter of interest, a CV, sample syllabi, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference
  • review begins: 1 May 2017

Utica College (USA:NY)- post-1865Edit

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor of History
  • The Department of History at Utica College is searching for a historian of post-1865 African American history. A successful candidate must be able to teach lower division courses in the African American experience, as well as upper division courses in their area of expertise. The ideal candidate’s fields of expertise will complement existing course offerings and areas of specialization. Sub-field is open, but an aspect of African or African diaspora history will be particularly welcome
  • To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, and three references. Applicants must describe their work or experiences with diverse student populations in no more than a two page statement of teaching philosophy. All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1765
  • review begins immediately [ad posted 22 Nov] and will continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus
  • [Feb.8] Any news?
  • [8 Feb] Nothing here
  • [21 Feb] Any updates?

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.
    • Any updates?
    • [14 Nov] No word here
    • As of Dec. 1, "currently conducting interviews for this position" but still open to asking original applicants for more information

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.
    • [24 Oct] Request for more materials on  (via email x2)
    • Any updates since 24 Oct?
    • SKYPE Interviews have been scheduled
    • On campus interviews scheduled

Williams College (USA:MA) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • One-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in African-American History, to begin Fall Semester 2017
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "the successful candidate would be expected to teach are a (one- or two-semester) survey course on African American history, a course on the movements for black freedom and civil rights, and one or two courses of the candidate’s own choosing."
  • Applicants should send the following materials to the department chair, Thomas Kohut, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/40862): a cover letter detailing their teaching interests and experience and their research; a C.V.; a brief description of elective courses they would like to teach; and three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants should send the following materials to the department chair, Thomas Kohut, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/40862): a cover letter detailing their teaching interests and experience and their research; a C.V.; a brief description of elective courses they would like to teach; and three letters of recommendation.
  • review begins: 3 Apr. 2017

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

Central Michigan University (USA:MI)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 'the History of Native Americans', to begin Aug. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "to include the History of Native Americans survey and other courses as assigned. The department offers the opportunity to work with graduate students in its Joint Doctoral Program in Transnational and Comparative History"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applicants will be asked to provide a letter of application, c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, a brief writing sample, and names and contact information for three references.
  • For full consideration: 4 Nov. 2016 although position open until filled.
    • [30 Nov] Telephone interviews have been scheduled.
    • [Jan 16] Anyone heard about campus invites?
    • [Jan 16] I received word several weeks ago that I was not a finalst.
    • [Jan 17] Had you had a phone interview?
    • [Jan 17] Yes, I had.
    • [Jan 20] On campus interviews are currently taking place 
    • [Mar 17] Email notification that search concluded with candidate accepting offer

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.
  • [Nov. 14] 4 job talks scheduled
    • Are these job talks the junior hire? The job talks listed on the website all appear to be senior hire candidates. Has anyone heard back from the junior hire process?
    • There is only one search--an open rank search. The H-Net ad and other places had it right. For whatever reason, it got added to the wiki as two jobs. But there is just a single open rank search. 

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
    • Preliminary interviews began on November 18, 2016
    • Any word yet on campus invites? - Yes, campus invite received 12-15

San Diego State University (USA:CA) - Federal Indian Law and California Indian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in American Indian History with a specialization in California Indians and/or Federal Indian Law
  • We seek candidates committed to collaboration with indigenous communities and a practice-based research agenda that can be implemented easily in Southern California. Rigorous publication record and interdisciplinary teaching ability desired
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Additional inquiries should be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Margaret Field, Department of American Indian Studies, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-6036, mfield@mail.sdsu.edu, phone 619-594-2779, fax 619-594-2646.
  • Review begins 15 Oct. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • [16 Nov] Campus visit invite extended.

Stanford University (USA:CA) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Tenured or tenure track faculty position in the history of the indigenous peoples of Americas, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • Teaching would be jointly in the Department of History and in Native American Studies, a program in CCSRE. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Application materials must be submitted on-line via AcademicJobsOnline.org. (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8411). Please submit a letter of application, a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae. Applicants at the assistant professor level should submit three letters of recommendation, and one short (chapter- or article-length) writing sample. Applicants for a tenured appointment may include up to three names of recommenders
  • Deadline: 28 Nov. 2016
  • [12 Dec] Anyone hear anything?
    • ​[12 Dec] No, but looks like their 19th C search took nearly a month to request additional materials
    • [20 Dec] Any news?
  • [1 Mar. 17] Very polite rejection email today. Email says that the committee has invited several finalists for on-campus interviews, I'm guessing in the next month. 

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

[14 Jan] Request for more materials

[26 Jan] Rejection received

[27 Jan] Skype interview scheduled

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.
  • offer made and accepted
    • Out of curiosity, does the new hire already have a position elsewhere? ABD? PhD?

Oberlin College (USA:OH) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in Latina/o History in the United States, to start July 1, 2017.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses "in the area of U.S. Latina/o History, including a one-semester survey"
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • To apply, submit an application letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample, and three reference letters online at https://jobs.oberlin.edu
  • Deadline: 20 Apr. 2017

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

University of Connecticut (USA:CT) - Latin American, Caribbean, & US Latina/o HistoryEdit

  • 9-month tenure track assitant professorship in Latin American, Caribbean and/or U.S. Latina/o History, for any chronological specialization
  • See full posting (link above) at Latin American History 2016-17

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 15 Oct 2016.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
  • [11 Nov] Any news?
    • [11 Nov] None yet here. Was wondering the same.
  • [11 Nov] Email request for skype-style interview (x3 )
  • Any news? (x4)
  • [8 Jan] Received campus visit request on [19 Dec]

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.
  • [1 Apr. 2017] word on the street: search failed

George Washington University (USA:DC)Edit

  • Tenure track (advanced) assistant professorship in United States Women's History, to begin Fall 2017
  • The individual will help shape a strong WGSS program, while contributing to the U.S. history concentration in the History Department. Applicants will work on intersectional projects addressing the histories of racialized women in the 20th century United States and be able to teach feminist and/or critical race theory.
  • Applicants must have completed a PhD in history, Women’s and Gender Studies, or a closely related field by the date of appointment.
  • To apply, please complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/37683, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, teaching and research statement, and an example of written work. Three letters of recommendation must be emailed to WGSS_SEARCH_GWU@gwu.edu, or physically mailed to History Search, George Washington University, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, 801 22nd St NW, Phillips Hall 346, Washington, DC 20052.
  • Review begins: 3 Dec. 2016  and continues until position filled.
  • 15 Dec: Skype interview scheduled

University of Oxford (UK:Eng)Edit

  • Associate Professorship or Professorship in American Women's History, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The appointment will be made in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Corpus Christi College
  • Applications from candidates with research and teaching expertise in North American history in any era from 1600 to 2000, broadly defined to include areas of the North American continent which did not form part of the USA, and with a strong record of research and teaching in Women’s History are strongly encouraged.
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in history, US history, American history, or a related relevant field. S/he will have primary expertise in one or more aspects of North American Women’s History (1600-2000), and a research record of international standing appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career. S/he will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, along with the personal qualities needed to encourage a high level of achievement at all levels. The ability and willingness to undertake administrative duties, and evidence of good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential.
  • All applications must be made online. For further information, including details about how to apply, please click on this link
  • Deadline: noon 19 Jan. 2017
    • Intend to interview 20 Feb.

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.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
  • [1 Nov] Email confirmation of materials received and updated email of when letters of rec received
    • x2, [14 nov]
  • Any updates? [30 Nov.]
    • Nothing here [1 Dec] x2
    • Request for interview at AHA [1 Dec.] x2
  • [15 Jan] Has anyone who interviewed at AHA heard back?
  • Campus interview invitation (12 Jan.)

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
  • Deadline stated in ad of November 15th : https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/4568
    • [15 Dec] Any updates?
    • [3 Jan] Has anyone heard back from this one?
      • nope. nothing here (3 Jan)
      • [Jan 4] Contacted for phone interview
  • [26 Jan] Email rejection recieved (with glaring typo and addressed with my first name only)
  • [Apr 3] offer made and accepted

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. 
  • Anything (Dec. 15)?
    • [Dec. 22] Had phone interview in late November. Committee stated they planned to send invitations for campus interviews mid-December. 
    • [13 Jan] on campus visit scheduled
  • Email rejection received [1/30]

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.
    • Received an invitation to submit further materials by Dec. 1  Skype interviews will be before the Holidays. (x3)
    • [Dec 10] Contacted for Skype interview x 2
    • Have campus invites been sent out?
    • No word here (Jan 18) x 2
    • [2 Feb] Updates? 
    • Campus invites went out a few weeks ago
    • Email rejection recieved, with more detail about the person they hired than I am used to (or really wanted). 

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 15 Oct. 2016. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.
    • The ad says Oct. 15 2016
  • [28 Nov.] Any updates?
  • [8 Dec.] I've heard nothing. Anybody else?
    • [20 Dec] still nothing here
  • [12 Jan '17] Anything?
    • nope, Jan 15
  • news? 1/30
  • [30 Jan.] Rumor it was a senior hire

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
    • [21 Nov] Any news?
    • Campus visits are wrapping up tomorrow
      • This early?  Did they conduct preliminary interviews?
    • [10 Jan] Form rejection letter by email.

Howard University (USA:DC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in United States History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • 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; and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialization.
  • Please submit a writing sample (e.g., dissertation, book chapter, article or published monograph), c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Room 303 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. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • Didn't they run this search last year? Budget issues?
    • Last year's search was for a department chair with background in a similar but not identical field, and it was successful. This is a different, junior-level search.
      • Ah, thanks for the clarification!
  • Any updates, 21 March 2017?
  • Campus visits have begun

Marietta College (USA:OH) - Early AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the social history of colonial North America and/or the Early American Republic, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Ability to teach courses in the area of race, gender, or Native American history considered a plus. Marietta College aims to hire a historian with interest in promoting the history of the Northwest territory.
  • Teaching responsibilities include both halves of the US survey, and upper division courses in the candidate's areas of interest
  • Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, description of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. All applications/resumes must be submitted via our online process. We regret that we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted via mail, email, or fax. As you are submitting your application via our online process, please be sure to provide an accurate email address. You will then receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received. Official transcripts will be required of candidates chosen to conduct preliminary interviews. Questions should be directed to Dr. Kathryn McDaniel, History Chair: mcdaniek@marietta.edu.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 31 Jan. 2017
  • [15 Dec] Contacted to schedule interview at AHA
  • [18 Jan] Any word from them? x4 (Feb 3)
  • [27 Feb] Offer accepted 

Marymount University (USA:VA)Edit

  • Full-time tenure track faculty position in Early American history to begin fall of 2017
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 including "History of the US to 1877, The Frontier, Colonial & Revolutionary America, Virginia and the Old South, The Jacksonian Era, Civil War & Reconstruction, Research & Writing and Senior Seminar"
  • Candidates must have PhD by August 2017
  • The search committee prefers applicants with...Respect for liberal arts education within the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Complete the online application and attach a cover letter, a CV, your teaching philosophy, a list of three references, and evidence of teaching and research experience.
  • Deadline: 10 Jan. 2017
    • any movement?
      • [26 Jan] I haven't heard anything, but then again, it hasn't been long since the deadline passed (x2)
    • [6 Feb. 2017] Updates?
      • [8 Feb] None.
    • Feb. 18. Any word?
    • Campus visits in progress

Norwich University (USA:VT)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial and Revolutionary American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Candidates who have expertise in New England regional history and/or the history of the American citizen soldier are encouraged to apply. Experience teaching with archival materials is also preferred.
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses/year "including the ability to conduct US survey courses and advanced undergraduate coursework in the successful candidate’s area of specialization"
  • A Ph.D. is required, though strong A.B.D. candidates will be considered
  • Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference: https://norwich.interviewexchange.com. Sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample are also encouraged
  • All candidates must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad posted 29 Sept.
    • Previous tenure-track searches at Norwich have set deadlines around Nov. 1, so we can likely expect the committee to start reviewing applications around then.
    • [10 Nov] Any word on this one?
    • AHA Intervew Request [9 Dec]
    • Still nothing? [18 Jan] 
    • None here [18 Jan]
    • [26 Jan] Any post-AHA news?
    • Campus Interviews have been scheduled.

Spring Hill College (USA:AL) - Early AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching duties include introductory American History courses and upper level courses in Colonial America, the American Revolution, and Early Republic.
  • Please send a letter of interest, c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Tom Ward, Chair, Department of History, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608, or via e-mail to historysearch@shc.edu
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016
    • [3 Jan] any updates? x2
    • FYI they ran almost this exact line two years ago and after the first round of telephone interviews no one ever heard anything back.  Wouldn't be surprised... 
    • Jan 10 - Skype interview request

Tarleton State University (USA:TX) - Colonial and Early RepublicEdit

H-net advert [posted 21 Feb]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of Colonial and Early Republic America, to begin January 2018.
  • The chosen applicant will teach four courses each semester, including three sections of the American history survey course. The chosen applicant will also offer advanced courses in her/his area of scholarly expertise.
  • All doctoral degree requirements must be completed by the time of appointment. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate a scholarly agenda and teaching experience.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., unofficial transcripts, and a teaching portfolio to https://jobs.tarleton.edu/postings/6674.
  • Review of applications will begin 15 Apr. 2017.
  • Note: Although the job ad states that the review of applications will start by April 1, applications will be fully considered through April 15 [from the search chair].
  • [6 May] Skype interview request

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.
    • [27 Oct] Request for Skype interview
    • [28 Nov] Request for additional materials
    • [12 Dec] Any updates?
    • [15 Dec] Campus invite extended
    • [15 Dec] Formal rejection email received.

University of Louisiana, Lafayette (USA:LA) - [non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in North American History through the early US Republic, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Applicants must at least be ABD and nearing their defense date to be considered.
  • The successful applicant will teach the first half of the U.S history survey and upper-level courses
  • To apply for this position, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, sample syllabus, and two letters of recommendation...Application materials should be emailed to departmental administrative assistant, Victoria Throop at vthroop@louisiana.edu.
  • Review begins: 27 Mar. 2017 and continues until position filled

University of Missouri, Columbia (USA:MO) - Early American History - Kinder Institute Endowed Professorship in Constitutional DemocracyEdit

  • Though we hope to appoint at the associate professor level, superior candidates who would enter at other levels, including assistant, are also welcomed.
  • Appointee will be a member of the History Department and the Kinder Institute, with a 2-2 teaching load.
  • Position is open to all fields within this period, with particular hope that applications will be received from candidates working in the following areas: political, legal, and constitutional history; intellectual history; and transnational and imperial history.
  • Scholars with research interests in African America, Native American, and women's/gender history, as well as the American Revolution are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal candidate would be a scholar whose work brings some of the aforementioned strands together in accordance with the interdisciplinary nature of the Kinder Institute which is quickly establishing itself as a center of excellence for research in the history and political thought of U.S, constitutional democracy, broadly defined. http://democracy.missouri.edu
  • Submit applications online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Merge your CV with a letter of application, a statement of your research agenda, and an article length sample of your writing in the "attachments" section of the online application site. 
  • Please also provide three letters of recommendation. These may be sent to Ms. Lynn Summers by email (email: [mailto: summersml@missouri.edu summersml@missouri.edu] ) or via US mail to, Department of History, University of Missouri, 101 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-7500.
  • See full posting at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php
    • [30 Nov] AHA Interview Request
    • [11 Jan] Campus invite extended
    • [29 Mar.] Has anyone gotten anything from this search? Heard an offer had been made at assistant level.

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
  • Decision will be announced February 24, 2017
  • What decision?  Skype Interviews?  Finalists?  The actual hire?
  • [20 March] Generic rejection email

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
  • [7 Nov] Request for more research materials.
  • [20 Nov] Kind rejection email. (x3)
  • [30 Nov.] AHA interview request. Wants a state of field essay beforehand too. 
  • [10 Jan.] Campus interview invitation.
  • did this search fail?

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - [Senior Hire] origins & legacies of the Age of JeffersonEdit

  • Tenured full professorship in the study of the origins, influences, and legacies of the Age of Jefferson, to begin 25 Jul. 2017
  • The scholar will be a member of one or more of the following departments: History, Philosophy, or Politics, all of which are in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • The successful candidate will work in areas such as: the political thought and/or history of Early America; the philosophical influences on Jefferson and his contemporaries; the foundations of liberal political philosophy. Additionally, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Endowed Professor will:
  • forge interdisciplinary and collaborative relationships with faculty across Arts & Sciences.
  • provide leadership in A&S teaching and scholarship at a time when we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the university.
  • train graduate students in the graduate programs across these departments.
  • become an active member of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation community
  • To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a CV and a cover letter stating your interest in the position; search on posting 0620002. Letters of reference will be discreetly solicited later in the application process. If requesting information or nominating an individual for this opportunity, please contact S. Max Edelson at sme4n@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@ are directed to Kent Merritt: lkm6h@virginia.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Feb. 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (USA:WI) - Early AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to begin 24 Aug. 2017
  • Research fields should complement existing faculty expertise and may include any specialization in Early American History.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 Teaching responsibilities will include a freshman-level modern world history course. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in Early American history, and a freshman-level modern world history course. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda and contribute to campus, professional and public service
  • PhD must be in hand by 24 Aug. 2017
  • A complete application packet must include online submission of the following documents: Letter of application; Statement of teaching philosophy; Vita; Names and contact information for three references; Photocopies of official graduate transcripts; Letters of Recommendation may be requested at a later date.
  • To Apply and submit these documents please visit www.uww.edu. Click on the Employment link located at the bottom of the page, then click on the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page. This Job ID is: 12340.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2016
    • [8 Dec] Any updates?
    • [9 Dec] Nothing here
    • [18 Dec] Contacted to set up skype interview
    • [11 Apr] Polite and thoughtful rejection x2

Yale University (USA:CT) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • see dual posting in open/mixed section above.

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
    • [5 Dec] Any updates?
    • [5 Dec] Nothing here.
    • Invitation to visit campus Nov. 30

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
  • Received an invitation to interview at AHA. (x2)
  • Anyone hear back post-AHA interview?
  • Candidate in the other LFC search: Was told at the end of my AHA interview that the committee initially hoped to make a campus visit decisions by the end of this week (9 Jan - 13 Jan). Department chair sent an update early this week stating that there have been scheduling difficulties with the dean. As a result, the AfAm search committee won't make be able to inform shortlisted candidates until late next week (16 Jan - 20 Jan). Might be the same case for your search.
  • Have the on-campus visits been scheduled?
  • [21 Feb]: Form rejection email.  There were "hundreds of applications," and the position has been filled.

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.
    • [29 Sept 16]: More Materials Requested
    • [6 Nov.] Invitation for campus interview.

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.
  • [14 Nov] Received e-mail saying I'm "no longer being considered for the position." x2

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
    • [18 Nov] Any updates on this? It's been two weeks...
    • [18 Nov] Nothing.  The U.S. jobs seem really quiet this year.
    • [28 Nov] Anyone had any updates?
      • [28 Nov] Still nothing here.
      • [5 Dec] Nothing here either.
      • [10 Dec] Five-six weeks is a very normal amount of time for there to be silence. Consider that they probably received hundreds of applications and academic committees almost always move slowly, especially as the end of the semester arrives. Most likely they will do something before the break, but searches can often take a long time in the early steps. Don't worry.
      • [12 Dec] Skype interviews being conducted the week of December 12
      • [18 Apr] HR rejection email; search completed x2

Eastern Michigan University (USA:MI) - US since 1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US history since 1945, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas: U.S. in the World, Immigration History and/or Ethnic Studies, or Capitalism
  • PhD (in US history or American studies) must be in hand by start date
  • To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a cover letter that outlines courses the candidate would like to teach at the introductory, upper-division, and graduate levels, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a chapter/article sized writing sample.  Applicants should submit their full dossiers to history_search@emich.edu.  Questions can be addressed to Professor Steven Ramold, Chair of the Search Committee, at sramold@emich.edu
  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2016
    • [18 Dec] Anyone hear anything?
    • [19 Dec] Nope--I've been wondering too.
    • [21 Dec] Skype interview invite
    • [15 Jan] On-campus interview invite
    • Offer extended.

Texas A&M University - Commerce (USA:TX) - public & 20thC USEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • PhD in Public History or a PhD in history with significant concentration/experience in public history required by start date. Area of expertise must be 20th century U.S. History.
  • See full posting (link above) at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented History 2016-17

Lamar University (USA:TX) - post-1945Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in post-1945 US History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand, or expected by August 2017.
  • A secondary field in an area that supplements the department is desirable, as well as the ability to contribute to a public history program. Teaching responsibilities include upper-level and graduate courses, as well as U.S. History surveys. Scholarly research publications expected. To apply complete an application, letter of interest, and c.v., ...with three letters of recommendation submitted online to https://jobs.lamar.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2017
  • Any news? [23 March]
  • Heard phone interviews are happening next week
  • Request for phone interview [23 Mar.] (x2)
  • Any news since the phone interviews?
    • campus visits are happening this week [4 Apr]
    • Phone interviews were held last Thursday and Friday [March 30 and 31].
    • Anyone get a campus invite?
    • I haven't heard a peep since my phone interview  on 31 March [10 April]
      • campus invites are happening atm. third of three happening right now [10 Apr]

Southeastern Louisiana University (USA: LA) - 20th/21st c. U.S.Edit

  • The Department of History & Political Science seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History by August 1, 2017 with specialization in 20th and 21st century America.  University teaching experience is preferred.  Applicant responsibilities will include teaching American History survey courses, upper-level and graduate-level courses on 20th and 21st century America, and other courses as assigned.  Applicant duties also include academic advising, departmental duties as assigned, and scholarly research and publication. Applicants must be committed to working with diversity.
  • This position closed on April 10 - not sure why we're adding it now! 
  • That being said - has anyone heard anything?
    • nothing here [26 April]
    • Phone interviews scheduled for second week of May

University of Birmingham (UK:Eng)Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in US History
  • We are looking for a historian to extend our expertise in the history of the United States, in particular for the 20th century.  Within these temporal parameters the thematic and chronological expertise are open, though candidates’ research should be well situated within the context of global history, and should ideally complement our strengths in two or more of the following key research areas for the School: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures, material culture.
  • The appointment would be expected to consolidate and expand our UG teaching provision, expand PGT and PGR recruitment and work with one or more of our research centres to bolster History’s research strength. 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 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 on modern history more generally. The successful candidate will also be asked in due course to undertake administrative duties within the Department, School or College. S/he will be expected to participate in our plans for the REF and in helping to increase our postgraduate recruitment, ideally contributing to the further development of the MA in Contemporary History and/or MA in Global History.
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button; please quote Job Reference [54865] in all enquiries
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2016
  • Invitation to on-campus interview [5 Jan.]
  • Invitation to Skype presentation/interview [9 Jan.]

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
  • [Nov. 14] Any updates?
    • [Nov. 14] Nothing here
    • [Nov. 28] Still nothing.
    • [Dec. 2] Request for more materials (x2)
    • [Dec. 6] Request for Skype interview
    • Any news about campus interviews?
      • Four job talks have been scheduled for January. 
      • Official rejection email 3/17

University of North Florida (USA:FL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20thC US History, with an emphasis on the post-World War II era, to begin Aug. 2017
  • We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching focuses on foreign policy, particularly during the Cold War, and who can offer classes on political, economic, social, and public history. Teaching experience and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship are required
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Please go to http://www.unfjobs.org and complete the online registration. Applicants should upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (listed as "Other Doc") to the online system. Please also mail three letters of recommendation.
    Mail the letters to: UNF History Search, Department of History, University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2016
    • [29 nov] Interview request x2
  • Incredibly obvious inside hire here. This individual was tenured at a school that went bankrupt and it now a VAP at UNF.
  • [26 Feb] Any News?
  • Offer made and accepted (late February)

University of Toledo (USA:OH) - pref. Race & EthnicityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern (20thC) US History, to begin Fall 2017
  • PhD must be in hand, or dissertation defended by 1 Oct. 2017
  • 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 have a strong research agenda and employ innovative teaching methods. The teaching requirements for the position include sections of the U.S. and World History survey, upper level classes in Modern U.S. History, and graduate courses in U.S. History, historiography, and historical methods.
  • Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy) and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. The applicant must arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent via email attachment to: Amada.Esquivel@UToledo.Edu, the subject line to read: "History TT Assistant Professor Letter of Recommendation." Applications are to be submitted and uploaded through the University of Toledo Employment Opportunity site at https://jobs.utoledo.edu . Any material that candidates wish to mail should be sent to: Department of History - TT American History Search, The University of Toledo, Mail Stop 970, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606-3390
  • Review begins: 30 June 2017 and continues until position 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
    • [27 Oct] Position offered and accepted

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 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Skype Interviews Scheduled (Nov. 22) x1 
  • Skype interviews completed (Dec. 2). 
  • Skype interviewee informed that I won't be offered a campus visit (Dec. 7).
  • [13 Apr] Rejection email

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.
  • Have they been in touch with anyone yet?
  • [Dec 10] No word here
  • Still no word here (Dec 19)
  • Rejection email, 21 Dec
  • Invited to on-campus interview (22 Dec.)
  • Offer made and accepted (8 Feb) 

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

  • Tenure-eligible Assistant Professor 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.
  • Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Siegel at siegel.83@osu.edu.
  • For full consideration: 7 Nov. 2016
  • 2 Dec: request for skype interview
  • 28 Jan Campus Invites extended, rejection letters sent to others in the mail

Ruhr-University Bochum (DEU) - North America in its Transcultural ContextEdit

  • Junior Professorship for the History of North America in its Transcultural Context, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • Applicants should be familiar with the variety of subject areas and methodology within the field of North American History in its transcultural context particularly in the area of Modern History in both research and teaching. The successful post holder should place a focus on the transcultural entanglements of the North American Continent both within its borders and without for the time period from the 16th to the beginning of the 21st century. Particular emphasis should be put on processes and phenomena of North American cultural, migration and political history, as well as on the transatlantic connections and the global importance of North America.
  • Candidates should be both willing and able to work within an international and interdisciplinary context, as well as to work with colleagues to develop new perspectives and projects for larger research groups and to bring in the necessary third party funding. This includes cooperation with the History Institute’s focus on “Security and the Public Sphere” as well as with other professors specialised in American Studies within the framework of the “Universitätsallianz Ruhr”.
  • Requirements for the position include an excellent PhD/Dissertation and evidence of special aptitude for academic teaching as well as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB. In addition, applicants are required to be enthusiastic about teaching, to contribute to the relevant research projects and to work within an interdisciplinary and international context. A further requirement is the willingness and ability to acquire third party funding and to supervise PhD candidates.
  • Applications including a covering letter, information on your academic career to date, lists of publications and third party funding as well as academic certificates and an application form which can be downloaded at http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/geschichtswissenschaft/Ausschreibungen should be sent by email (one pdf only) to the Dean of the Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email: dekan-gw@rub.de,
  • Deadline: 2 May 2017

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.

San Jose State University (USA:CA) - History of U.S. Foreign Relations — Latin AmericaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of US Foreign Relations, pref. with Latin America
  • Candidates should be able to teach upper-division undergraduate courses in 20th-century American political and diplomatic history, borderlands history, and/or the history of immigration and occasional lower-division surveys. In addition, the successful candidate will offer graduate courses in his/her fields of expertise as part of the department’s MA programs in U.S. and World history. Teaching experience is required. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
  • Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application Procedures: upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 30, 2016 at apply.interfolio.com/38348. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
  • For full consideration: 30 Nov. 2016
  • Dec 8: contacted for AHA interview

University of Warwick (UK:Eng)Edit

  • Professor (in American Studies) in the combined field of international history and the history of the United States
  • You will have demonstrable research interests connecting different, existing thematic areas of expertise in the Department: global and international history; conflict and violence; colonialism; and media and film. You will possess a demonstrable ability to link the international history of the United States in the twentieth century with members of the Department working on the modern history of Europe. You will be expected to work with the Department’s School of Comparative American Studies, Global History and Culture Centre and European History Research Centre.
  • All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Writing samples and references may be requested from candidates during the latter stages of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application.
  • SHORT Deadline: 24 Jan. 2017
  • intend to interview 14 Feb.

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