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Cornell University (USA:NY) - pref African- and/or Asian-American & LaborEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of US History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • We are interested in social and political historians whose scholarship engages questions of work, inequality, the economy, or political and working-class culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on the experiences of African-American or Asian-American workers. This may involve workers' experiences in their jobs, organizations, and/or communities, or how their labor intersects with questions of citizenship, class, race/ethnicity, disability, and gender and sexuality, among other areas of inquiry
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential in scholarly research and teaching who will have completed their Ph.D. prior to August 2019.
  • To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a vita, a writing sample, and three references...Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Ileen DeVault, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2018.

Durham University (UK) - US History (non-TT; 2-year appointment)Edit

  • This role is full-time and fixed term from 1 October 2018 - 31 August 2020.
  • The Department of History at Durham University invites applications from outstanding candidates for the post of Lecturer in United States History (fixed-term).
  • Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of United States History, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.
  • The role is available for a fixed term until 31 August 2020 to provide bridging cover within the Department.
  • The post-holder will be responsible to the Head of Department, currently Professor Sarah Davies.
  • Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 October 2018. It is not anticipated that this period would be extended beyond the initial fixed term.
  • Deadline: 16 July 2018, midday UK time.

Idaho State University (USA:ID) - Early American, pref. African-American/Native AmericanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • The area of specialization is early American History. Preference will be given to applicants working in African American History or Native American History, and who have experience in digital humanities and methods in teaching history pedagogy.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2019
  • We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to effective teaching, a growing record of peer-reviewed publications, and potential for successful external grant funding.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will contribute to the existing undergraduate and graduate curricula, delivered in live, broadcast, and online formats, and will routinely teach HIST 4418 U.S. History for Teachers. Advising, recruitment, and assessment of undergraduate majors in History and Education (with a History or Social Studies emphasis) and graduate students is essential.
  • Review begins: 7 Sept. 2018.
  • Our intent is to conduct interviews by Skype in October and to invite finalists for on-campus interviews in November and early December

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) - North America before 1800Edit

  • The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for an open-rank position in the history of North America before 1800.
  • We are interested in scholars working in any field of early America, broadly defined to include borderlands, imperial, environmental, and Atlantic World histories, among others.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of the application. Queer, trans, and scholars of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online via Interfolio at using the Apply Now button on that page.
  • The review of materials will begin on 1 Nov. 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Manhattan College (USA:NY) - Modern USEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern US History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • preference for an ability to offer courses in race/ethnicity studies, women's and gender history, the history of Latin America, and/or public history. The successful candidate will teach an upper-division course in the history of US foreign relations, as well as surveys in post-1876 US history.
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • To apply, submit: a letter of application and curriculum vitae to; a teaching portfolio and at least three letters of reference in PDF or Word format to Syrita Newman at If you are using a dossier service please complete the application here and have your dossier sent to Syrita Newman at Contact Dr. Adam Arenson, with questions.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2018 and continues until position filled.

Texas State University (USA: TX) - Texas History to World War IIEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Texas History to World War II
  • Teaching load: The successful candidate will be expected to teach U.S. and Texas history survey courses and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in Texas history.
  • Required Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and a record of scholarship complementing the existing strengths of the department. We seek a collaboratively-minded historian with an interest in engaging with communities and organizations across and outside the university. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected of the successful candidate. Ph.D. in History or related fields is required by time of appointment, and the salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preferred areas of specialization include borderlands and transatlantic/transnational approaches, but all subfields in pre-World War II Texas History will be considered.
  • Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To assure full consideration, please submit the following before November 12, 2018: a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
  • Review date: 12 Nov. 2018.

University of Guam (USA:GU) - U.S. History, pref. colonialism/imperialism [Open Rank]Edit

  • 9 month Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (History), to begin 22 Jan. 2019
  • Teaching load: 12 contact hours/semester (faculty may request for the Dean’s approval of a .25 load allocation for research, instructional innovation, or service) including (1) teach courses in U.S. history; (2) teach survey courses in World History
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in U.S. History or closely related discipline from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Degree must be in hand by the expected start date of January 22, 2019. Must be willing to teach online.Preferred Qualifications: (1) Subfield in regionally relevant area such as Spanish Empire, Japanese Imperialism, or Philippine History; (2) Ability to teach and develop courses in American foreign policy, colonialism, and imperialism; (3) Ability to teach and develop courses in World History; (4) Ability to teach courses in historiography and research methods; (5) Interest in expanding and/or developing a regionally-oriented research agenda; and (6) Experience working with online learning programs.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience relevant to the position. The following salary figures are for nine (9) months: Assistant Professor: $39,473 – $68,237 Per Academic Year; Associate Professor: $43,703 – $77,498 Per Academic Year.
  • Deadline: 11:59pm 13 Aug. 2018 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10. (Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)


McMaster University (ON: CAN) - Canadian History (Non-TT - 2 yr. appt.)Edit

  • L.R. Wilson Assistant Professorship in Canadian History - 2 year term
  • The Wilson Institute has as its mission the rethinking of Canadian History within a transnational framework.
  • Possible themes of research and teaching might include international migration, Diaspora politics, religious movements, changing conceptions of human rights, post colonialism, wars, solidarity, and global finance and trade.
  • The Wilson Assistant Professorship will be awarded to a new scholar who shows early promise as an excellent university teacher and researcher. 
  • Wilson Fellows are required to attend all Wilson public functions and, during the course of their two-year term, organize at least one workshop on a topic to be negotiated with 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.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD after 1 January 2015 or be scheduled to receive their PhD by 1 June 2018. 
  • 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.
  • All completed applications received before  1 June 2018 will be assured of consideration.

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Env. HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Canadian History, with specialization in environmental history, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise in Canadian environmental history, with an additional program of active research focusing on the nineteenth or twentieth centuries. Candidates must have a PhD in History, a strong record of research productivity, and proven ability to attract external funding. They must also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and supervision; an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.
  • To apply for this position please visit the link and apply online: (Job Opening ID#30038)
  • Applicants are asked to submit: (i) A cover letter outlining qualification for the position and fit with the History program and the IKBSAS; (ii) A curriculum vitae; (iii) A one-page statement of research; (iv) A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (v) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (please provide a complete set of university-issued teaching/course evaluations for courses taught over the last five years); (vi) Up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field; and (vii) The names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.
  • Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email directly to Dr. Catherine Higgs (Head, History and Sociology) at:
  • Deadline: 14 Sept. 2018.


Mississippi State University (USA:MS) - 20thCEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20thC African American History, to begin 16 Aug. 2018
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Of particular importance is demonstrated ability to contribute to an anticipated new graduate specialty that joins ideas of identity--race, gender, class and the south—together. See for further details.:
  • A Ph.D. in African American History at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred. Advanced assistant professors are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alan I Marcus, Professor and Head, P.O. Box H, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or to
  • For full consideration: 16 Sept. 2018.
  • This is a new post for a failed job search from last year. Just as an FYI, this department has a very high turn over rate for faculty members seems to be a disfunctional department. 
    • I had a colleague of mine who interviewed for the position when it posted in the spring of 2018. This individual said that there were several nice faculty members, but there seemed to be a major disconenct between faculty and the department's leadership. 

Texas Christian University (TX) - pre-1860 African-American or Black Atlantic HistoryEdit

  • The Department of History at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level in pre-1860 African-American or Black Atlantic history, to begin August 2019.
  • Candidates are expected to contribute to an active Ph.D. program and to offer undergraduate courses in African American History, and in the history of sub-Saharan Africa and/or the African Diaspora. Their research specialization should include a significant U.S. component. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, directing graduate students at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, carrying out a scholarly research and publication program, and contributing service at the department and university levels.
  • The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support, including the possibility of course releases tied to work in the graduate program.
  • Candidates must possess a completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with a teaching, publication, and service record commensurate to their academic experience. TCU values the teacher-scholar model and seeks candidates with a dedication to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment, a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement, and a commitment to developing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.
  • TCU, with 10,000 students, is an independent, nonsectarian, selective teaching and research university with a dedication to academic freedom. For the past seven years in a row, it has been selected as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." TCU is located four miles from downtown Fort Worth, part of a metropolitan area of seven million people and highly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.
  • Applications will be accepted until 15 Oct. 2018 and should be submitted through the TCU Human Resources website at

Texas State University (USA: TX) - African American History since 1865Edit

  • The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American History since 1865.
  • Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in history or related fields is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach U.S. history survey courses and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses and to be able to direct theses in African American History. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda with a record of scholarship that complements the strengths of the department. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected.
  • Preferred Qualifications: The Department prefers a specialization in pre-World War II African American history, the history of race and political economy, and/or the social history of African American freedom struggles, but all sub-fields in post-1865 African American history will be considered.
  • Only applications submitted through the Texas State University faculty employment website will be considered,
  • To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be received by 15 Oct. 2018.

University at Buffalo, SUNY (USA:NY) - Slavery and African Diaspora in North America to 1865Edit

  • 10-month tenure track associate or advanced assistant professorship in the history of slavery & the African Diaspora in North America, to 1865
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 (including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars), advising and mentoring graduate students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department and University.) Ability to teach the first half of the US Survey is essential. A strong scholarly record and commitment to teaching are expected.
  • For more information about the Department of History, visit
  • PhD required
  • Preferred Qualifications Ability to contribute to the department's North and South Atlantic Ph.D. field and/or its concentration in medicine, disability, and science.
  • Online App. Form:
  • Deadline for Applicants: 1 Nov. 2018.

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - 19th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, focusing on the eras of slavery and/or Reconstruction.
  • Applicants should submit a dossier ... at the following link The dossier must include: a cover letter containing a description of academic background and teaching experience, current curriculum vitae, email contact information for three recommenders, a research statement (2-3 pages with chapter descriptions, if appropriate), a writing sample (either an article-length essay or dissertation/book chapter including references), and a diversity statement that discusses how past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Upon submission, each recommender will receive instructions for uploading letters to our system. Please notify recommenders that their letters are due by October 1, 2018.
  • Questions can be directed to Kathy Gibson at
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018.

Washington and Lee University (USA:VA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Sept. 2019
  • The topical historical specialty of the candidate’s research within the African-American history field is open
  • PhD must be in hand before start date
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach a two-course survey sequence in African-American history, as well as intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization. Candidates should also be prepared to contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary Africana Studies program
  • Apply electronically at our portal: http://jobs.wlu/hr/postions/XXXX. After filling out a cover sheet, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).
  • Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Barton Myers (, Chair, African-American History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. As an EOE, Washington and Lee University encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Review begins: 9 Nov. 2018.
  • Intend to interview finalists at the AHA or via Skype.

Native AmericanEdit

Carleton College (USA: MN) - Native American History and American StudiesEdit

  • The History Department and American Studies Program at Carleton College seek a scholar of Native American history and culture with research and teaching expertise in the nineteenth or twentieth century. The successful candidate’s classes would be divided between History and American Studies (with a five-course load on a trimester schedule). In addition to courses in Native American History or Native American Studies, the successful candidate would be expected to regularly teach core courses in American Studies, and occasionally to offer a survey of US history post-1865.
  • Interest in collaborations with indigenous communities or nations in the region will be particularly welcome. Administrative responsibilities will be primarily in the American Studies program.
  • Carleton is dedicated to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and of American society. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to devising creative ways to teach a diverse student body. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.
  • Carleton College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota (USA), located about 45 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • Please direct any questions to Serena Zabin at Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by August 2019.
  • To apply, please submit the following materials to by October 15: letter of application with a description of courses you might like to teach and current and future research; c.v.; and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also submit the names of three references who must upload letters of recommendation by the application due date.

University of Denver (USA:CO) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Full time, tenure track Professorship (Open Rank) in Native American or Indigenous History
  • The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on North America as well as those who use comparative frameworks in relation to North America. We are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.
  • The successful candidate will teach a broad range of introductory- and upper-level courses to history majors and the undergraduate population at DU. The successful candidate will also guide undergraduate theses on a broad variety of topics, including in Native American or Indigenous history.
  • PhD must be in hand by Fall 2019
  • Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
  • Please include the following documents with your application: Letter of application; C.V.; Writing sample; Teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and list of proposed courses); A statement reflecting the candidates commitment to and experience in promoting inclusive excellence; Three letters of recommendation. Send only letters of recommendation to: Elizabeth Escobedo, Search Committee Chair, 2000 E. Asbury Ave. #366, Denver, CO 80208
  • NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
  • For full consideration (review begins): 4pm MST 8 Oct. 2018.
  • Preliminary interviews will be in early November.

Chican@ and/or Latin@Edit



19th CEdit

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - [Senior Hire in 19th C. US History]Edit

  • Tenured Associate or Full Professor in 19th C US History
  • The successful candidate will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching. We welcome applicants working in a variety of subfields, but seek candidates committed to enhancing our department’s educational and scholarly mission, and willing to work with colleagues in all historical fields.
  • Candidates should apply online at Please attach a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements.
  • Review begins 18 Oct 2018 and continues until position filled.

20th CEdit

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - [Senior Hire in 20th C. US History]Edit

  • Tenured Associate or Full Professor in 20th Century United States History
  • The successful candidate will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching. We welcome applicants working in a variety of subfields, but seek candidates committed to enhancing our department’s educational and scholarly mission, and willing to work with colleagues in all historical fields.
  • Candidates should apply online at  Please attach a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements.
  • The department will begin reviewing applications on 1 Aug. 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.