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Brigham Young University (USA:UT) - Open Field & RankEdit

  • Continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of tenure) track appointment, in American History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • PhD required
  • Applications are welcome from candidates in all fields of American history. Teaching load will include the US survey, courses in field of specialization, and other service and core courses in history.
  • reference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Applicants must apply on-line and attach current curriculum vitae. In addition, send letter of application, two writing samples, transcript(s), recent teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - [Multiple Positions]Edit

  • Four tenure track assistant professorships in United States history.
  • The History department welcomes applications from scholars whose work examines any aspect of the history of the United States across all periods. Fields and periods of particular interest include the history of slavery; the Civil War and Reconstruction; African America; Native America; the West; gender and sexuality; borderlands; the U.S. and the world.
  • PhD should be in hand by start date.
  • 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: .
  • Applicants to these searches should upload a CV, a letter of interest, writing sample(s), and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references...Inquiries may be sent to search co-chairs, Professors William Deverell or Karen Halttunen ( or Application materials must be submitted online.
  • Deadline: 20 Oct. 2017.
  • Four TT positions at once???

Wheaton College (USA:IL) - American ChristianityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of American Christianity, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Candidates should have a secondary field. Secondary fields can be thematic (such as gender, economic or business, labor), regional (excluding Europe) or methodological (such as digital humanities, pedagogy).
  • Teaching load: 3/3
  • To be assured full consideration, please send letter of interest and C.V... to, Attention Tracy McKenzie, Chair.
  • Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant
  • Deadline: 9 Oct. 2017.



California State University San Bernardino (USA: CA)Edit

  • Full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in African-American History beginning September, 2018.
  • The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach both lower-division American history and upper-division courses in African American history and upper-division history courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to produce a strong record of research and publication and provide service to the university and community.
  • Applications, which must be submitted online, must include a letter of application, current CV, contact information and letters of recommendation from three individuals qualified to comment, a writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and copies of transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  • Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).
  • LINK to Apply
  • Formal review of applications will begin 30 Sept. 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Kentucky State University (USA:KY)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • Duties include but not limited to: (1) teach introductory courses in History, plus upper-level courses in African American History (2) advising students (3) engaging in research, publishing, distance education, grant-seeking, and other related professional/scholarly/creative activities, involving students whenever possible, and (4) contributing to the department, college and university through committee involvement, curriculum/course development, student assessment, and community service.
  • Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in History from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of appointment
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; Statement of teaching philosophy and research interest; and three current letters of recommendation and a transcript from institution awarding highest degree to: Kentucky State University, Office of Human Resources, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Deadline: Open until filled [ad posted 18 July 2017]
  • Does anyone know if this is a full time tenure track position? Kentucky State's website describes it as a visiting position. I have called HR several times and no one seems to know.
    • Seems like there was a mix up in how this was filed at Chronicle Vitae. The ad states pretty clearly this is a VAP position and the rolling deadline seems to corroborate that fact. 

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - [Associate or Full Professor]Edit

  • Tenure track associate or full professorship in African American History, to begin 1 Sept.2018
  • We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests in African American history post Reconstruction to 1945. The applicant's area of specialty is open, but historians who work on gender, labor, incarceration, or internationalism are particularly welcome. The appointment will be in the Department of African American Studies within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages or article length manuscript, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 27, 2017. Inquiries about the search may be sent to and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages or article length manuscript, and the names and contact information of three recommenders...Inquiries about the search may be sent to
  • For full consideration: 27 Oct. 2017.

Oklahoma State University (USA: OK) - African American History since 1865Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2018. Ph.D. required at time of employment.
  • Teaching responsibilities include lower-division surveys, upper-division courses, and graduate seminars. The teaching load is 2/2. Conference travel funding and research support available. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and publications.
  • Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods; and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy.
  • Submit cover letter, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 15, 2017. Salary competitive. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding.

Providence College (USA: RI) - 20th c. African American HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in twentieth-century African American history beginning fall 2018.
  • As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social, cultural backgrounds is preferred.
  • Scholars whose research places the African American experience in an interdisciplinary, comparative, and/or transnational perspective are particularly welcome.
  • Competence to teach in the Development of Western Civilization program as part of the regular teaching load is required. Experience in interdisciplinary and/or team-teaching is desirable.
  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution by date of appointment is required.
  • Letter of application, c.v., unofficial undergraduate and official graduate transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three reference providers should be submitted electronically to
  • Deadline for completed applications is 20 Oct. 2017.

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

  • Tenure track position (Gerald Gill Professorship) in African-American History, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Candidates at the rank of Professor are preferred; advanced Associate Professors will also be considered.
  • The succcessful candidate will teach courses on African American History in the long 20th century, including the Civil Rights Movement. Specialists in all sub-fields are encouraged to apply.. This position offers the opportunity of engagment with the Tufts Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
  • Applications should include a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, and the names of three references. No references will be contacted without the explicit approval from the applicant. All application materials must be submitted via interfolio at Application letters should be addressed to David Ekbladh, Search Committee Chair. Please direct quetions to Annette Lazzara, Departmetn Administrator, at
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2017.

Villanova University (USA: PA)Edit

  • Entry-level, tenure track position, in African American History to begin August 2018.
  • Candidates should be able to teach a two semester undergraduate and graduate survey in African American History. The successful applicant will also teach a thematically-based core History course of his/her creation and will be able to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in her/his areas of specialization.
  • Teaching load 3-2. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3-2 teaching load is continued for another three years.
  • Ph.D. required at the time the position commences.
  • The application deadline is 1 Nov. 2017. Applications must be submitted online at
  • Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AHA annual meeting.


Native AmericanEdit

Williams College (USA:MA) - Native American/Early North AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of indigenous peoples in North America during the pre-contact, colonial, and revolutionary periods, to start July 1, 2018.
  • PhD should be in hand by Sept. 2018
  • The Department also expects the successful candidate to offer a range of courses on Native American history as well as courses in the history of early America covering the arrival of the European settlers, the imperial conflicts in colonial America, and the American Revolution that focus in significant measure on how native peoples experienced and responded to those events.
  • Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Thomas Kohut, via Interfolio ( a letter of application, which includes a summary of current scholarship, teaching experience, and any additional relevant information for the search committee; a curriculum vita; a separate brief description of suggested courses; and three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017.

Chican@ and/or Latin@Edit


Baruch College, CUNY (NY) - Women/Gender in Colonial America and/or the early American RepublicEdit

  • The Department of History at Baruch College of the City University of New York invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Women/Gender in Colonial America and/or the early American Republic to begin August 2018.
  • Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the history of race.
  • Teaching duties include an American history survey and upper level undergraduate electives. Active research, committee participation and service are also expected.
  • To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now". Candidates should provide a resume, a cover letter and three letters of reference. All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
  • For questions about the search, email and
  • Review of resumes will begin on 17 August 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

University of Oregon (USA: OR) - Women, Gender and Sexuality in N. America and/or U.S.Edit

  • The Department of History at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, to begin September 16, 2018.
  • We seek an excellent, innovative scholar whose research is centered on North America and/or the United States, who can also incorporate transnational or global perspectives in their teaching.
  • The successful candidate will teach an array of courses in women’s and gender history at all curricular levels, from introductory surveys to graduate seminars, and will serve as a resource for graduate students working on women and gender in a variety of geographical and chronological fields.
  • To apply for this position, please submit your materials (including a c.v., a letter describing research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation) via Academic Jobs Online. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.
  • Priority will be given to applications received by 1 Nov. 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.


College of Wooster (USA: OH) - Early AmericaEdit

  • The Department of HIstory at The College of Wooster invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Early American History. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates in the fields of gender history, environmental history, and Native American history. 
  • The successful candidate will teach the U.S. History survey and courses in their areas of specialization. They will also supervise undergraduate research in the College's required Independent Study Program and participate in the College’s First-Year Seminar.
  • Ph.D. expected by August 2018.  The College’s student population is 20% domestic students of color and 11% international students. All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • A complete application will include: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, a diversity statement, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus, and in the broader community.  The teaching statement must explicitly address: the professor’s role in a liberal arts institution; fostering and supporting diversity in the classroom; and mentoring undergraduate research.  Candidates may also describe their plans for introductory and upper level courses that complement or expand our existing course offerings. Address all materials to Dr. Jeff Roche, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, College of Wooster.  
  • All materials must be submitted through interfolio:
  • Application deadline is 6 Oct. 2017.

Columbia University (USA: NY) - Early AmericaEdit

  • The Department of History at Columbia University seeks to hire a distinguished scholar at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in the field of early American History to begin 1 July 2018.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to offer graduate and undergraduate seminars, as well as broad survey classes on Colonial North America. The successful applicant will show evidence of innovative scholarship and experience with teaching and advising, and have the Ph.D. in hand by 1 July 2018.
  • Applications must be made through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): and should include a letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Oct. 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Princeton University (USA:NJ)Edit

  • tenure track assistant or recently-tenured associate professor in American Revolutionary Era, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • The Department of History of Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in the history of North America in the eighteenth century. Teaching responsibilities would include an undergraduate course focusing on the American Revolution, its causes, course, and effects; and a graduate course on the Revolutionary era from 1754 to 1815
  • Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, and either a dissertation abstract, an outline of the dissertation chapters, and one complete chapter, or a table of contents, introduction, and one chapter from a first book. 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 2018.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled.

Widener University (USA: PA) - Early American (pre-1876)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor to teach introductory courses and upper-level seminars in Early American history beginning August 2018.
  • Research fields are open and should complement existing faculty expertise. The department especially welcomes applicants who have research interests in the history of slavery and race and/or women's history and gender, and who may contribute to the programs of African American Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities each semester will include two freshman-level U.S. history courses (pre-1876) and one or two upper-division seminars in the candidate's areas of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to periodically teach the department's sophomore-level historical methods course and senior-level research seminar.
  • Teaching load is three/four (9 semester hours/12 semester hours).
  • Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of scholarly potential. Ph.D. in History is required. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D will be completed by May 2018.
  • Applicants must complete the on-line application at Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, one copy of a pre-1876 U.S. survey syllabus with assignments, and one copy of a potential upper-division course syllabus with assignments through the on-line system. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to
  • Complete applications received by 15 Oct. 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.

19th C.Edit

University of Toronto - St George (CAN)Edit

  • Tenure stream Assistant Professorship in Nineteenth Century United States History, 1 Jul. 2018
  • The candidate's research will focus on any topic within Nineteenth Century United States History, and should be able to set that research in the context of the broader linkages in the Americas. We are particularly interested in the themes of African-American experience, continental expansion, Indigenous history, and transnational/Atlantic World, and are open to political, social, or economic approaches. The candidate will show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization, and be able to complement our existing thematic strengths.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date or shortly afterwards
  • Candidates must have an emerging record of excellence in scholarly accomplishment, as evidenced by a record of sustained contributions and refereed publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, accolades and awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing, grants and awards; and evidence of experience and excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History, from introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and seminar courses. Graduate teaching will include seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Candidates must apply online. Complete applications will include: a curriculum vitae; a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans; teaching dossier which will include a statement explaining your teaching philosophy, a proposal for a "dream" course intended for advanced undergraduates in History, and teaching evaluations; one writing selection of no more than 30pp. (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter); finalists without a PhD in hand may be requested to submit their a copy of their completed dissertations; the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed), sent directly by the writers by 20 September 2017 to Jennifer Evans at (with "Nineteenth Century US History" and the applicant’s name in the subject line).
  • For full consideration: 20 Sept. 2017 The committee will begin to review applications during the first week of October 2017 and the position will remain open until filled
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Wake Forest University (USA: NC) - mid-19th C.Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in mid-19th century United States history particularly the era of the Civil War, to begin Jul. 2018
  • The teaching and research portfolio for this position includes the period from 1830 to 1877, comprising the Jacksonian era, slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction.
  • PhD in hand by July 2018
  • Interested applicants should apply online at with a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Applicants must make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation (in either word or PDF format) sent to The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University if required for this position. Technical problems with submissions may be directed to
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2017.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA in January 2018

20th C.Edit

Colorado College (USA: CO)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20thC USA History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach twentieth-century North American history courses with an emphasis on the United States and the World. Candidates with expertise in migration/immigration, borderlands (broadly defined), and/or labor history are especially encouraged to apply.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates should be prepared to teach the US survey, recent US history, and seminars focused on their areas of interest and expertise.
  • To apply for this position, create your application at candidates will be required to provide: a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy and research program; a curriculum vita, graduate school transcripts, and a minimum of 3 recommendation letters.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017.
  • intend to interview at the AHA

Lake Forest College (USA: IL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor with concentration in the history of the United States in the twentieth century, to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year    
  • Responsibilities include introductory-level U.S. history survey courses, topical electives, and advanced seminars, as well as teaching courses in service to the major.  
  • All specializations within 20th -century U.S. History will be considered; preference given to candidates who can situate the United States within a broader international context (in scholarship and/or in teaching)
  • The Ph.D. degree must be completed by summer 2018.
  • Please submit letter of application and c.v. to Dr. Anna Jones, Chair of the Department of History, in a single PDF file labeled with your name to Sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample are also encouraged.  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 for applications: 1 Nov. 2017 
  • Interviews will be by invitation during the AHA annual meeting in Washington DC in January 2018

University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - Post-1945 U.S. HistoryEdit

  • Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Post-1945 U.S. History.
  • We are particularly interested in scholars specializing in urban and/or political history as well as race, ethnicity, and immigration.
  • The candidate will participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
  • Submit applications online at 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 of applications will begin 1 Nov. 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

US and the World/International RelationsEdit

What is your employment status?Edit



VAP: 2

Full time instructor:


Adjuncting PhD:

TT but looking for a new job:

Defended but not graduating until December:

Tenured but looking for a new job:

Employed in academia (Tenured or TT) but reading out of curiosity:

Fully employed outside of academia (but curious):

Fully employed outside of academia (but trying to get back in):

Partly employed outside of academia:

Unemployed PhD:

Search Committee Member:

Just looking:

TOTAL: 2 (31 July 2017)

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