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Albany State University (USA:GA)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in History
  • The candidate must be able to teach introductory courses in World History, American Military History and upper courses in Middle Eastern or Latin America. In addition, he/she must be able to write, publish, and present professional papers at symposium and seminars.
  • This is a tenure-track position whereas an earned terminal degree in History (Ph.D. History) from an accredited school/university is required. The candidate must have a record of scholarly research and evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in on-line education.
  • Flexibility to teach courses in other areas of History such as Public History is also preferred, as are strong research skills with ability to publish and present papers at symposium and seminars. Must serve on university committees and participate in community organizations
  • review begins 11 Aug. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • [27 Jan] Did anyone ever hear anything about this? I applied and never even got an acknowledgement email.

American University in Dubai (UAE) US, European and WorldEdit

  • Assistant/Associate Professorship in History to begin Fall 2016
  • The specific area of specialization and primary teaching assignment will be in U.S, European and World History, with secondary capacity to teach World Cultures from an historical viewpoint. Only candidates with demonstrated qualifications in both areas will be considered for hire
  • The successful candidate will have: D. [sic: presumably PhD] in History or a related field from a Western accredited institution at the time of appointment; Previous teaching experience in a Western higher education system, with high ratings of teaching effectiveness; Evidence of scholarly activity or strong potential for scholarly contributions; Excellent written and oral communication skills; An ability to work collegially within a team of faculty members from diverse disciplines.
  • Interested applicants must submit the following requirements via email to : Cover letter; Updated CV; Statement of teaching philosophy; Contact information of three (3) academic/professional references. Alternatively, applicants can submit their application materials to the following postal address: Faculty Recruitment, The American University in Dubai, P.O. Box 28282, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Open until filled [posted 9 Feb. 2016]
    • Request for additional information 4/12
    • interview 4/21

Anderson University (USA:SC)Edit

  • 9-month Assistant Professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • Anderson University is an innovative and entrepreneurial comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates should be prepared to teach a full range of undergraduate courses. Teaching load is 12 semester credits per semester, with advising. Specialization in World and non-Western History is preferred, and special consideration will be given to those applicants who demonstrate a transnational or transregional focus. Ph.D. is required.
  • To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: Ms. Annie Brink, Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, Anderson University, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621. Applications by email may be sent to . Electronic submissions are preferred.
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2015 and continues until position is filled.

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - [Non-TT]Edit

[15 Jan: this advert has been spammed cross-posted across multiple sections of the wiki & was originally placed in the history section within Latin American History; it is not clear if that is a preferred specialism or if the ad. was placed randomly. In any case, I've moved it here AFII (talk) 08:54, January 15, 2016 (UTC)]

  • 9-month Non-tenure track, renewable multi-year Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Principal Lecturer to teach on Barrat Honors Programme course 'The Human Event', to begin Aug. 2016
  • The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.
  • Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at
  • Review begins: 5pm 4 Feb. 2016

Bethel University (USA:TN) - [Non-TT]Edit

  • Faculty appointment in History
  • Expertise, vision, and leadership necessary to develop a proposal for a new undergraduate major in digital humanities. Demonstrated teaching ability in ancient and medieval history.
  • Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university
  • Teaching Load: 7 courses/year
  • Contact:
  • Deadline: not stated in ad (ad expires 29 Dec)

Birckbeck, University of London (UK) - [Senior Hire] History & Theory of ArchitectureEdit

  • Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor (tenured asst/full - full + prof) in the History and Theory of Architecture
  • Applications are welcome from scholars working in any period of architectural history, from medieval through to contemporary.
  • The successful candidate for this post will have a track record of internationally-recognised research, including successful grant bids as well as published work of a calibre which meets the standards of the Research Excellence Framework, and clear plans for future research. They will be able fully to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and programme development, undertake senior administrative duties, and be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues across the School.
  • For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Kate Retford, Assistant Dean, History of Art (email: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specificationis on the vacancy page
  • Deadline: 31 Jan. 2016
    • Intend to interview in week of 22 Feb.

Birkbeck, University of London (UK) - [Senior Hire] History & Theory of Photography/Digital CultureEdit

  • Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor (tenured asst/full - full + prof) in the History and Theory of Photography/Digital Culture
  • The postholder will have expertise in the history, theories and cultures of photography and digital visual culture
  • The successful candidate for this post will have a track record of internationally-recognised research, including successful grant bids as well as published work of a calibre which meets the standards of the Research Excellence Framework, and clear plans for future research. They will be able fully to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and programme development, undertake senior administrative duties, and be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues across the School.
  • For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Kate Retford, Assistant Dean, History of Art (email: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is on the vacancy page.
  • Deadline: 31 Jan. 2016
    • intend to interview in week of 22 Feb.

Bishop Grosseteste University (UK) - Senior HireEdit

  • Senior Lecturer [~tenured Assoc/Full Prof] in History, to begin 1 Feb. 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The team would welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds that include among the following: global history, conflict history, public history, and the early modern and modern periods. The role will include facilitating research activity in the team and in the wider School, as well as making a contribution to taught programmes, the development of academic programmes and external representation
  • Candidates for this post should be in possession of a PhD in History or a relevant discipline, and have a strong record of project work, publication and doctoral student supervision and completion.
  • Informal enquiries about the post may be made in the first instance to Dr Andrew Jackson, Head of the School of Humanities, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, LN1 3DY; Tel:  01522 583694, email
  • Applications should be submitted through the electronic application system, responding to the criteria questions as indicated. Candidates should also upload a CV including record of publication, grants and awards, doctoral supervision and completion. Further information and a copy of the job description may be obtained via the website.
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015.

Brigham Young University (USA:UT) - Non-WesternEdit

  • Continuing Faculty Status (tenure) track appointment in Non-Western History, to begin August 2016
  • PhD required.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates in all non-western fields.
  • Teaching load will include history survey courses, courses in field of specialization, and other core courses in History
  • Preference 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: Non-Western Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015.

Brigham Young University (USA:UT) - Pre-ModernEdit

  • Continuing Faculty Status (tenure) track appointment, to begin August 2016
  • PhD required.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates in all pre-modern fields (pre-1500)
  • Teaching load will include World Civilizations before 1500, courses in field of specialization, and other service and core courses in History
  • Preference 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: Pre-Modern Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015.

Central Arizona College (USA: AZ)Edit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Faculty member will: Teach US History Surveys, Western Civilizations Surveys, Eastern Civilizations Surveys, Mexican American History, African American History and Women in US History in accordance with the college workload policy and in a variety of potential modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid, Interactive Television (iTv), Weekend College, accelerated, evening or late start classes) on any campus, site or center as dictated by the needs of students.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in History or a master's degree in any field with 18 graduate semester hours in History from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in History; the ability to teach in one or more additional disciplines (based on a Master’s Degree in the discipline or 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline.)
  • START DATE: January 2016
  • Applications submitted electronically should be sent to:
  • DEADLINE: All application materials must be received in Human Resources by 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2015.

College of Charleston (USA:SC) - [Non-TT;VAP] Pref pre-modernEdit

  • One (up to Three) year Visiting Assitant Professorship in History, to begin Fall semester 2016
  • The successful candidate will teach four sections of the 100-level general education requirement each semester, i.e., pre-modern history (pre-1500) and/or modern history (post-1500). These classes are organized thematically, around the professor’s academic interests, where appropriate. There may be opportunities to teach upper-division courses. Preference is for candidates who can teach the pre-modern courses, but applicants in all fields are welcome.
  • All requirements for the Ph.D. in History must be completed at the time of appointment.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, names and contact information for at least three references, a writing sample, and sample syllabi (pre-modern and/or modern) for the 100- level courses. Submit materials at:
  • Deadline: 15 Jun. 2016

Colorado State University, Pueblo (USA:CO) - Chair [pref non-US History]Edit

  • Professor or Associate Professor in History, and Department Chair
  • The Department Chair is responsible for administration of the department.  This includes the scheduling of courses for History and Geography, supervising the program coordinators of Political Science, Homeland Security, and Philosophy to schedule their courses, meeting with faculty and students to resolve any issues that may occur, administering the day-to-day activities of the department, supervising the department administrative assistant, preparing and submitting annual department assessment reports, providing leadership for the program, preparing annual performance reviews, and assisting faculty in professional development activities.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 (6 credit hours) "This includes preparing and presenting course materials; administering appropriate tests; evaluating student outcomes; selecting and ordering texts; preparing, administering and grading assignments; and assigning final grades."
  • Ph.D. in History, with emphasis in non-U.S. history
  • All interested candidates must apply through the online application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references including names, addresses, and phone numbers to the online application.
  • Deadline: review begins immediately [ad posted 13 Dec]
  • No contact throughout entire search process until notification of nonselection email from HR today. Despite ad, hire is a US specialist with no published manuscript. YGWYPF.

Coventry University (UK)Edit

Dublin City University (IRL) - [2 posts]Edit

  • One 5 year position, one permanent lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in history
  • The School of History and Geography in Dublin City University is one of the new schools that has been added to the Faculty arising out of the incorporation programme. Comprising members of the departments of History and Geography in St Patrick’s College, and History and Irish Studies at Mater Dei Institute, the School seeks to consolidate and expand its programme provision by recruiting two lecturers in History (one permanent, and one on a five-year contract) to take up appointment from 1 September 2016.
  • Applicants for the post must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level, and have completed a doctoral qualification in history. They must have a defined research and publishing profile that complements the current profile of the History members of the School, three years relevant experience, lecturing experience, and a willingness to teach outside their own area of specialism. While applications will be considered from applicants that meet these criteria, the shortlisting and final selection process may prioritise candidates with a demonstrable expertise in the history of the modern European, the history of childhood, the history of early modern Ireland, and environmental history.
  • The full job description, including more information in relation to the School, duties and responsibilities, informal enquiries contact, salary scale and application procedure is available to view on the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at
  • Deadline: 10 Jun. 2016

Endicott College (USA:MA)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in History
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Send cover letter, resume and references to
  • Deadline: 29 May 2016
  • Any news here?  Preliminary interviewers were done May 17 and 18.

Florida Southwestern State College (USA:FL)Edit

  • Non-tenure track Professor in History to start Jan 2016
  • No stated specialism
  • Deadline: 7 Sept. 2015.

Grand Valley State University (USA:MI) - [non-TT;VAP] World History, American History, and/or History of Science and MedicineEdit

  • full-time Visiting (non-tenure-track) appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year, with the possibility for renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (or at the rank of Visiting Instructor if ABD).
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 nclude surveys in World History, American History, and/or History of Science and Medicine. Depending on the candidate's areas of expertise, course assignments could include one or more of the following courses: Scientific Revolution, History of Medicine and Health, and History of American Foreign Relations. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity institution.
  • Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, teaching materials (examples include statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, assignments) and curriculum vitae, followed by three letters of reference and a transcript, to: Dr. Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin, Assistant Chair, Department of History, Grand Valley State University, MAK D-1-220, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403.
  • Deadline: 24 May 2016

Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyEdit

  • One or more substantiation-track faculty positions in history at Assistant Professor rank, to begin Fall 2016
  • The area of specialty within the broadly-defined field of history is open, but those candidates with strength in history of science and technology, economic history, comparative history, social and cultural history, intellectual history, institutional history, military history, historical theories, maritime history, or the application of digital technology in history like HGIS are particularly welcome to apply.  While China is the focus area for our Global China studies program, our consideration will not be confined to China experts. For instance, those with expertise in Northeast and Southeast Asia, South and Western Asia, Africa, and the Latin America, preferably with a comparative or global perspective, may also be considered.  Interdisciplinary and interregional research orientation, proven potential to develop teaching and research in the broad directions of digital humanities and MOOCs, or the ability to connect to the strength of science and technology fields of the University would be welcome.
  • Appointees will teach undergraduate courses in humanities for general education and the undergraduate major program in Global China Studies offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science. Where required, the successful candidates will also be involved in postgraduate teaching in the field of the faculty's specialty.
  • We may consider very outstanding candidates for appointment at Associate Professor or Professor ranks.  They must also show evidence of potential leadership and managerial skills in academic administration.  While fluency in English is expected for all, candidates specializing in China-related areas must have native-speaker proficiency in Chinese language
  • Review begins: 20 Aug. 2015 and continues until position filled.
    • Any word on this?

Iowa State University (USA:IA) - Professor & ChairEdit

  • Iowa State University's Department of History invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair.  The successful candidate will be an active scholar and exemplary teacher whose background merits appointment as a Full Professo
  • required qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in History; internationally-recognized scholarly record; demonstrated commitment to and record of excellence in teaching; scholarly activity and professional service to support a tenured appointment as a full professor; demonstrated administrative ability and experience.
  • preferred qualifications: Evidence of a balanced perspective on research and teaching, as well as the vision and ability to lead a faculty with a diverse range of interests; demonstrated experience in attracting external funding; budget and personnel management experience; demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  • To apply for this position, please visit and click on "Apply for this Vacancy.”
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad closes 1 Jan. 2016
    • First cuts made: some applications now marked "no longer under consideration" in the online system.

Keene State College (USA: NH) - Holocaust & Genocide StudiesEdit

  • Full-time tenure track position in Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting August 2016.
  • PhD ' in a field appropriate to genocide studies is required by the time of appointment' (1 Aug. 2016)
  • Candidates with area expertise in genocide studies in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Balkans, or another region of the world with genocidal history are particularly desirable. We would especially welcome applications from candidates who also complement their area expertise with interest in women's and gender studies, peace and conflict studies, genocide prevention, or transitional justice.
  • Teaching Load: 6x4-credit courses/year. "Courses may include an introductory course in genocide studies, comparative genocide, women and gender in genocide studies, and special topics or seminar courses in the candidate's area of expertise. As part of regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, all faculty members are expected to teach both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program (for more information about this program, please see:"
  • Additional Desirable Qualifications: Two years of full-time teaching experience, primarily at the undergraduate level, which can be applied towards tenure and promotion.
  • Applicants should be prepared to upload the following separate documents when applying online: Letter of Application (identifying ways your teaching and research interests correspond with our above listed needs and interests; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching portfolio (a 1-page statement of vision for teaching undergraduate students in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2 sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations); Three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins immediately; for full consideration 26 Oct. 2015

Liverpool John Moores University (UK) - pref. North/South America, Asia, Liverpool history.Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) of History
  • You should have a good first degree and a PhD linked to history or a related area. This should be coupled with an appropriate level of teaching experience at degree level and a commitment to teaching excellence. You should also have a strong research profile, commensurate with your stage of career, and a commitment to developing both your own research profile and the activities of the History Subject area more generally
  • An ability to teach in one or more of the following areas is essential: America (North or South), Asia or Liverpool/history of the North-West.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 22 May 2016

Mississippi University for Women (USA:MS) - [Senior Hire: Chair]Edit

[NB: job ad posted with a link to a departmental page that requires a login. AFII (talk) 09:21, October 16, 2015 (UTC)]

  • Department Chair of History, Political Science, and Geography. Experience and qualifications must warrant appointment as associate professor or full professor at a regional masters level university, to begin 1 July 2016
  • Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in History or Political Science and some level of experience in scheduling classes, compiling assessment reports, annual faculty evaluations, merit determinations, budget management, curricular oversight, and advising assignments.
  • The primary instructional needs from the department chair are as follows: if Political Science—- comparative politics, international relations, and social science research methods; if History—- African-American History and/or Public History. However, candidates with specialties in other areas of Political Science and History are also encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 (faculty standard 4/4)
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or in History and some level of experience in scheduling classes, compiling assessment reports, annual faculty evaluations, merit determinations, budget management, curricular oversight, and advising assignments. Experience with, or interest in, teaching students with diverse cultural backgrounds is also important.
  • Please be sure your application materials demonstrate your ability to lead a multidisciplinary department.
  • Candidates should submit the following items online at Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae,Statement of Teaching Philosophy,Statement of Administrative Philosophy,Unofficial Transcript, Three letters of recommendation addressing: teaching and advising effectiveness, administrative experience and competence, scholarly and professional activities, and university and community service. Include contact information for references.
  • For additional information regarding this position, contact Dr. James D. Ward, Search Committee Chair, at 662.329.7173 or
  • Review begins: 15 Oct 2015 [note job ad not added here until 16th] and position open until filled.

Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - Cold War, international history, 20th centuryEdit

  • Assistant or Associate (without tenure) Professor in History
  • A PhD is required.
  • Area of specialisation: Cold War, international history, 20th century; all geographical areas will be considered, but candidates who work on maritime Southeast Asia will be given special consideration. Preference will also be given to applicants who can demonstrate their ability to conduct cross-disciplinary and transnational research, and to teach courses on these subjects.
  • Evidence of proficiency in a Southeast Asian language will be an advantage
  • To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( Please send your application package consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching statement, research statement, names and addresses of at least three references (do not send letters of recommendation or placement files), and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of DVDs, COs, websites, and scanned copies] to: The Search Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, History Programme, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332, Email:
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015.
    • [6 Jan] Any word on this ?

Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - Digital HumanitiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • Areas of specialization are digital history/humanities, with a secondary focus either in religion, urban studies, medical humanities, or memory studies. Geographical focus and time period are open. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to apply digital tools and methodologies to humanities research. Preference will also be given to applicants who can conduct cross-disciplinary research, and teach courses which utilize interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Applicants should possess a PhD in History or a related discipline.
  • To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment. [NB: at time of posting, 10 Jan 2016, this link leads to a 404 error AFII (talk) 13:24, January 10, 2016 (UTC)]
  • Please send your application package consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching statement, research statement, names and addresses of at least three references (not letters of recommendation or placement files), and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of DVDs, COs, websites, and scanned copies.
  • The Search Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, History Programme, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332. Email:
  • Deadline: 30 Mar. 2016

North Carolina State University (USA: NC) - Cluster Hire in Visual Narrative, History Department (Open Rank)Edit

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in History in the Visual Narrative Cluster ( The aims of the cluster are to increase our understanding of visual narrative in digital contexts by conducting research in visual culture, historical visualization, image analytics, immersive experience, games and computational media.
  • We seek a collaboratively-minded historian with a demonstrated record of scholarship resulting in digital history or digital public history that uses visual sources in historical research, including visual culture, spatial history and/or visualization. Any geotemporal field is acceptable. The candidate will be housed in the department of history.
  • For more information or to apply visit
  • Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in history, digital history, art history, public history or other related field. Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that can cut across academic units.
  • You will be required to attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a one-page statement describing your approaches to interdisciplinary work and to collaboration across disciplinary boundaries (Other Document 1). In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair at
  • Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 (5pm EST)

Northern Arizona University (USA:AZ)  - Department ChairEdit

  • Tenured, full time Assistant or Full Professorship -level position
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. in History at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, demonstrated administrative experience, and an established record of successful teaching, scholarly research, and publications are encouraged to apply. While the specialization is open, we seek a teacher-scholar who complements our current strengths and can contribute to the study of regional histories and transregional connections within a global framework.
  • Teaching Load: Up to 2 courses/year
  • Applications MUST be submitted via this on-line process, all others will not be accepted for consideration.  Application must include a single attachment that contains: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three references; A recent book chapter or article from a refereed journal; Two syllabi, one undergraduate, one graduate. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document [and upload under “Resume”]. In addition, three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent directly from the recommenders as e-mail attachments to Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interview. 
  • review begins: 18 Nov. 2015 and continues until filled or closed
    • One month after submission deadline with no notification either way.

Northern Arizona University (USA:AZ) - [Non-TT: Lecturer]Edit

[Posted without link to ad. Please include a link to the original posting when you add a position. AFII (talk) 07:57, April 7, 2016 (UTC)]

  • Lectureship for Fall 2017 and Spring 2017 semesters "with the possibility of annual renewal contingent upon Program needs and evaluation of lecturer"
  • Minimum requirements include M.A.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in a non-Western discipline or subfield
  • Teaching Load: 4/4(?) including HON 190: Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing [multiple sections]; HON 290: Honors Topic Seminar; and HON 390 Honors Advanced Seminar—all of which are writing-intensive and interdisciplinary. Class topics will vary depending on the content specialties of the successful candidate and the needs of the Program.
  • Application requirements include curriculum vitae, including the names of at least three references; evidence of teaching effectiveness, including one current syllabus and one complete set of student evaluations for a representative course from one semester; teaching philosophy statement; and a cover letter that explains the applicant's interest in, and qualifications for, the position, including qualifications for teaching composition/writing.
  • To apply for this position, please go to Click on Lecturer – University Honors Program and follow the instructions.
  • Review begins: 18 Apr. 2016 and continues until position filled.

Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK) - Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships in the HumanitiesEdit

  • The Fellowship will be for three years in the first instance with the expectation of progression to a permanent academic position at the end of the Fellowship subject to satisfactory progress.
  • We seek to appoint 2 Vice Chancellor's Research Fellows with exceptional potential in any of the research areas and disciplines relevant to the Institute of the Humanities. In light of senior appointments already made to the Institute, we would be particularly interested to hear from candidates who combine expertise in a traditional Humanities discipline with an interest in environmental issues.  We encourage applications from scholars working in areas such as Memory, Heritage and Identity; Transnationalism and Societal Change; Digital Humanities; Medical/Health Humanities; and American Studies. We will consider high quality applicants from the disciplines of Art History, American Studies, Creative Writing, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, History, and Media Studies. The disciplinary expertise of the successful candidate will determine their departmental affiliation
  • You will hold a PhD or equivalent, and will already be developing a publication track record of exceptional promise in any area of the Humanities relevant to the Institute. It is essential that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills; some relevant teaching experience; the ability to work effectively with colleagues; and the potential to attract external funding to support the future development of your research. Although the role will allow the successful candidate to concentrate on developing their personal research agenda as well as collaborative projects, you should be prepared to take on a small amount of teaching and administration, as required within a vibrant department and Faculty.
  • To apply please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with a covering letter detailing a summary of your research ambitions over the next 3-5 years. Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of 2 referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. All candidates are also requested to complete the attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Application form part 2).
  • Deadline: 12 May 2016

Stockton University (USA: NJ) - Holocaust StudiesEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Holocaust Studies, to begin 1 Sept 2016
  • The successful candidate will contribute to Stockton’s undergraduate minor and graduate Master of Arts programs in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the School of General Studies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a sustained commitment to scholarship and teaching in Holocaust studies, with an interest in teaching other genocides as well.
  • Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, including, but not limited to Holocaust & Genocide Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Psychology, Theology, Political Science, Sociology, Literature, and Education. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Scholarship and teaching on Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust, Jewish life and culture before the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and/or Jewish-Christian relations is particularly desirable. Excellent teaching credentials and a strong research and publication record are expected
  • Submit application materials to Dr. Robert Gregg, Dean of General Studies,  Include electronic copies (as Word or PDF files) of the letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2015 and continues until position filled.
  • [25 Jan] Rejection email received.

University of Birmingham (UK) - Race and EmpireEdit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the History of Race and Empire, to start Autumn 2016 or Spring 2017
  • We are looking for a historian to help consolidate our expertise in the history of empire, race and ethnography. The chronological and geographic parameters of the position are broadly conceived, and can include any time period or part of the world, though we would be especially interested in applicants whose work would mesh with our existing  strengths in late modern imperialism, earlier Asian empires or European maritime expansion (research interests of staff are available on the History Department website). In all events, 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 being one of them): transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures
  • 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. The post holder 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 our existing MA programmes as befits their expertise (MA in Global History; MA in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Studies; MA in Contemporary History, MA in Medieval Studies, Master’s programmes in Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies; MA in Modern British Studies).
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Elaine Fulton or Professor Corey Ross at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:
  • To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit
  • Deadline: 27 May2016

University of Bristol (UK) - Migration and/or SlaveryEdit

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Migration and/or Slavery
  • Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of this topic are invited to apply.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2016), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research.
  • S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the research profile of the department of History.  S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 23 May  2016
    • Longlisted candidates notified by 3 Jun. & asked for writing sample by 8 Jun
    • Shortlisted candidates notified by 17 Jun.
    • Intend to interview week of 27 Jun.
    • Crossposted to North American History 2015-16

University of California, Riverside / Huntington Library (USA: CA) - Pref. Long 18th C/Hist & Cultures of ScienceEdit

  • Two beginning Assistant Professors to be appointed in departments of Art History, English or HIstory to engage with The Huntingtons collections, to begin 30 Jun. 2016
  • Scholars whose research investigates the Long Eighteenth-Century or the History and/or Cultures of Science, are particularly encouraged to apply in these areas of great strength in The Huntington Collections.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date.
  • During their first five years of employment, the appointees to these positions will receive two years of full-time research fellowship in residence at The Huntington, with approval of the second year contingent on adequate research and publication progress by the appointee.
  • Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
  • Applicants must use UCRs online portal at to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching experience and excellence; the names of three referees familiar with the candidates academic qualifications; a three-page statement articulating their interest in Huntington collections; and a writing sample or publication. Inquiries should be addressed to: Professor Steven Hackel, Chair, Huntington/UCR Search Committee, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University of California, Riverside, at
  • Review of applications will begin on 30 Nov. 2015.

University of Cambridge, St. Catherine's College (UK)Edit

  • College Lectureship (~Asst/Assoc Prof) in History tenable for five years in the first instance, but with the possibility of renewal to retirement thereafter, to begin from a date no later than 1 October 2016.
  • The College is seeking a specialist in the fields of Modern British or European History (1500 to the present day), or World History, or in American History.
  • The post-holder will be required to undertake 12 hours of small group College teaching per week during Terms (in total 240 hours per year), and will be expected to assume a role as one of the College Directors of Studies in History, for which additional payment is made. College Lecturers are normally elected to a College Fellowship, which carries a range of other benefits and responsibilities.
  • Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, a piece of written work of no more than 12,000 words, and the names of two referees, should be submitted online via ...Further particulars can be found via the link Information on St Catharine's College can also be found on the College Website at Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Nora Berend (, one of the Fellows in History at the College.
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2015.

University of Central Florida (USA:FL) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Chair of the Department of History
  • essential: A Ph.D. in history from an accredited institution; prior academic administrative responsibility with evidence of successful budget and personnel management; and a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly activity.
  • The university requires that all candidates complete an online application at the UCF HR website,  In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background, experience, and administrative philosophy; a current c.v.; and the names and contact information of three professional references (including at least one reference who has supervised the candidate in a current or recent position).  The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts at the time of hire. Please have all documents ready when applying so that they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.
  • Please direct questions to Lyman Brodie, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2016 and continues until position filled.

University of Chichester (UK) - History in period c.1450-1918Edit

  • Senior Lecturer (~tenured Assoc/Full Prof) in History
  • Applications sought from experts in "any period from 1450-1918, open to specialists in social, cultural, or political history, history of ideas, and women’s or gender history); the post holder may specialise in any geographical location including Britain, Western or Eastern Europe, America (North or South), Africa or Asia. A post holder may equally define their research by theme rather than geography-culture or as a single period specialist".
  • An ability to contribute to the teaching of a number of the department’s degree programmes (UG and/or PG) will be an expectation for the successful post holder.
  • Informal enquiries about the recruitment process are welcomed by Professor Hugo Frey, Head of History by email at
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 2 May 2016
  • Interviews were held on 16th May

University of East Anglia (UK) - [Senior Hire] Head of SchoolEdit

  • Professor (full prof +) and Head of the School of History
  • The incoming Head of School will be an accomplished academic in their own field and a collegial manager. The successful applicant will be a senior academic who has previously or currently holds a managerial role. Following the end of the five year term of office as Head of School and after an appropriate period of Study Leave, the post-holder will revert to a full time indefinite professorial post within the School
  • apply online
  • Deadline: noon 18 Mar. 2016

University of Essex (UK) - post-1450Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in History (Public Engagement)
  • This appointment is intended to contribute to, and extend, the range of teaching offered in History at Essex, especially in co-operation with relevant external partners, to contribute to the research profile of the Department, and to increase public engagement within the department.
  • A PhD in a field of history after 1450 is essential for this role, as well as Higher Education teaching experience and a strong and proven research ability, including high quality publication in a History field. This permanent, full-time post will be based at our Colchester Campus.
  • Please use the link ... to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. ACR101).
  • Deadline: 7 Apr. 2016

University of FIndlay (USA:OH) - non-Western history & Pre-LawEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in non-Western history and pre-law
  • PhD should be in hand by Aug. 2016
  • Candidates will be expected to teach survey courses in global history as well as courses in their area of specialization.  Candidates with research and teaching interests in Africa, the Middle East, or East Asia are preferred.  The successful candidate will also teach in our innovative Law and the Liberal Arts program.  Candidates with a background in international law, non-western legal history, comparative law, and/or non-western legal philosophy will receive particular consideration.  25%-50% of the successful candidate’s teaching duties will be in the pre-law program.
  • The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at:  For optimal consideration for this exciting opportunity, send a cover letter; current Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; the names and contact information of three professional references; and a complete Faculty Application to: Human Resources, The University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main Street Findlay, Ohio 45840.  Materials may also be emailed to  Make sure to indicate that the application is for the “HISTORY/PRE-LAW - 2016148” position.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 11 Feb] and continues until position filled
    • Any update in this search?

University of Kent (UK) - Eighteenth Century StudiesEdit

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Eighteenth Century Studies
  • Research interests in one or more of the following topics will be an advantage: Romanticism the postcolonial material culture queer theory.
  • You will teach seminar groups, offer lectures and act as module convenor in eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, as well as contribute to the research culture of the School. You will be expected to be able to demonstrate plans for a full complement of 3* or 4* publications ready for submission at REF2020 and play an active role in the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century.
  • Please see these links to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at
  • Applications must be made via the University's online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.
  • CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered; If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage
  • Deadline: 24 Mar. 2016

University of Liverpool (UK) - [Senior Hire] pref. Medieval or PublicEdit

  • Professorship (tenured full prof+) and Head of Department position
  • The role of Head of Department will be fixed term until 31 July 2021 initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level.
  • We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a specialisation in Public History or Medieval History, as these are two areas the Department is looking to strengthen.
  • You will be a leading researcher with an outstanding track-record of internationally excellent publications and ambitious research plans for the future. Experience of winning major research council funding and/or a proven record of securing other sources of research income and experience in organisational leadership is essential. You will demonstrate a track-record of innovation in (research-led) teaching and you may be specialised in any field of History.
  • For full details, or to request an application pack, visit or e-mail, please quote Job Ref A-588267 in all enquiries.
  • Deadline: 14 Aug. 2015..

University of Missouri - Columbia (USA:MO) - Endowed ChairEdit

[posted without link on 18 Nov: PLEASE include a link to the original job advert when you add a posting here AFII (talk) 17:17, November 18, 2015 (UTC)]

  • Full Professorship and Kinder Institute Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy
  • Two posts: one in Department of History and one Dept. Political Science
  • The positions could begin as early as fall 2016 but will remain open until filled. Successful candidates must have a national reputation for distinguished scholarship and a record of excellence in teaching in a subject area that advances the Institute’s academic mission of promoting the study of American political thought and history, with a focus on the historical development of American constitutional democracy.
  • We approach these fields broadly, as comprising both the origins of America’s constitutional and democratic traditions, and their applications and reinterpretations in later periods and around the world. For more information about the mission and programming of the Kinder Institute, see our web site at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @MUDemocracy.
  • To nominate a candidate for the Kinder Institute Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy (History), please send a letter of nomination and a copy of the nominee’s current CV to Melinda Lockwood at Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Questions may also be directed to Prof. Justin Buckley Dyer, Kinder Institute Director, at or Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley, Associate Director, at
  • Deadline: ???

University of Melbourne (AUS) - [Non-TT: Multiple posts]Edit

  • Hansen Lectureships (fixed term 5 year post) in History
  • The appointee will have a research specialisation in any aspect of History. The field of research and teaching in which the successful applicant is an expert is open.
  • Each Hansen Lecturer will be expected to make contributions in the areas of teaching, engagement and research, including RHD supervision.
  • The successful candidate will have the potential to achieve a high level of research performance through refereed publications and will be expected to develop plans for the securing of research grants either solely or in combination with more senior colleagues. A principal duty of the Hansen Lecturer in History will be to contribute to the development of innovation and excellence in History teaching, and to engage, nurture and to extend interest in the discipline within the broader community.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; supervision of RHD students is also a requirement. The incumbent will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.
  • Associate Professor Sean Scalmer Tel +61 3 8344 5957  Email: For position information and to apply online go to
  • Invited to campus 
  • Offers made
  • It's crazy how badly this search was conducted. Millions of dollars to go out and hire five historians, time period and geography open. Any university would love this opportunity. The five selected are ok historians, but the university must be joking if it thinks this is the best it could get. A total joke.
    • [29 Sept] Hi - just to note before this derails that there is a talk page [which needs creating] for general discussions about hiring practices, and also that users should remind themselves about the wiki's terms and conditions before posting personal comments (especially if they could be considered libelous, etc).  Thanks.  AFII (talk) 10:46, September 29, 2016 (UTC)

University of Melbourne (AUS) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Hansen Senior Lectureship (~tenured assoc prof) in History
  • The appointee will have an established research specialisation in an aspect of History; the field of expertise for this post is open.
  • The Hansen Senior Lecturer will be expected to make key contributions in the areas of teaching, engagement and research, including RHD supervision. The successful candidate will have the potential to achieve a high level of research performance through refereed publications and the securing of research grants. A principal duty of the Hansen Senior Lecturer in History will be to contribute to the development of innovation and excellence in History teaching, to engage, nurture and extend interest in the discipline within the broader community, and to develop strategies for increasing undergraduate enrolments in history, especially from students outside of the Faculty of Arts.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will assist in the development of new subjects as appropriate; supervision of RHD students is also a requirement. The incumbent will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external networks/partners nationally and internationally and will take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.
  • Enquiries only to: Associate Professor Sean Scalmer Tel +61 3 8344 5957  Email: For position information and to apply online go to
  • Deadline: 30 Apr. 2016

University of Oxford (UK) - All Souls College - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Seven year renewable Senior Research Fellowship (equivalent rank to Professor) in History (since AD. 500)
  • "A Senior Research Fellowship is of comparable academic standing to a statutory Professorship in the University of Oxford.  Applicants are expected to have a correspondingly distinguished record of achievement in research and those elected may apply within the University for the title of Professor."
  • For further particulars and to complete the online application, see the College’s website:
  • Deadline: noon 18 Sept. 2015 (references due 25 Sept)
  • Meetings with Fellows: Friday and Saturday, 12/13 February 2016 and Friday and Saturday, 19/20 February 2016.
  • Rejection email, 9 November

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Andrew W. Mellon Endowed Chair in History
  • The appointment will begin with the fall term 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, pending budgetary approval. Geographical and chronological concentration open.  We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to our strengths in transnational, macro regional, and world history, to one or more of our thematic fields ( and to the activities of the World History Center ( We favor candidates with a record of creative scholarly collaboration as well as outstanding individual productivity.
  • We also seek excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching.  Applicants should be committed to advancing the research profile and reputation of the department. We welcome applications from full professors and advanced associate professor
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation ... to For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.  For questions or further information, contact George Reid Andrews, chair, Mellon Search Committee,
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2015.
    • First cuts were made just two weeks after the deadline. The rejected were notified via email.

University of Southern Indiana (USA:IN) - pref. Africa/Asia/Latin AmericaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • ABD considered with Ph.D. completion by August, 2016.
  • Responsibilities include: teaching Social Studies methods and pedagogy courses, grades 5-12; coordinating assessment of the Social Studies Teaching program; advising students; serving as the department liaison to the Teacher Education Committee; and teaching additional history courses. Ph.D. in History or related field required. Previous teaching experience in 5-12 setting desirable. Preferred areas of teaching and research specialization include, but are not limited to: Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 21 Oct] and continues until position filled.
    • anyone else apply for this/anyone here anything?
    • Phone interview scheduled for early February [posted Jan 2016]
    • anyone receive invitation for on-campus interviews?
    • No invitation, yet. All of my references were contacted after the phone interview.
    • Invitation for on-campus interview in late February.

Yale-NUS College (SGP) - [Senior Hire] - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

  • Professor of Humanities and Head of Studies, History, to start in time for the 2015-16 academic year
  • The successful applicant should have a specialization in East or South Asia in the modern period, International History, Economic or Business History, or the History of Science and Technology.  S/he must demonstrate a distinguished international career in the field, and will also exhibit the vision and desire to play a significant role in the formative years of a dynamic start-up in the world of higher education.
  • The executive search firm Perrett Laver will support Yale-NUS College in identifying and then evaluating candidates. For further information, please contact Perrett Laver on or +44 (0) 207 340 6200.
  • Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; and the names and contact information of three academic referees.  These can be uploaded at quoting reference 2151.
  • Review begins 30 Sept. 2015 and early application is encouraged


Medieval/Early ModernEdit

University of Cambridge (UK) - [Senior Hire]Edit

  • Professorship (tenured, senior hire, Full Prof+) in Medieval History, to begin 1 Oct. 2016
  • Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in medieval history and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.  They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Further information is available at: or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:
  • Please quote reference JJ07116 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015

Early ModernEdit

University of Sussex (UK) - [two posts]Edit

  • Two lectureships (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Early Modern History (1500-1800), to begin 1 sept. 2016
  • The successful candidates will possess a doctorate in History and be able to demonstrate teaching excellence. They will have an emerging track record of research publications in a variety of media and be able to demonstrate the potential impact of their research beyond the academy. Good communication skills, a passion for the subject area, and an ability to work productively as part of a collegial department are essential for this position
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of the History Department, Professor Claire Langhamer, in the first instance by email at:
  • Please send completed application form [download here] by email to: When emailing your application please use the following format in the 'subject' line: (post reference number / post title / your name). If you are applying for more than one post advertised by the University, please send a separate email and application form for each post. Please attach your completed application form and any other documents directly to the email rather than using a web-based upload / weblink service (e.g. SkyDrive) otherwise we may not receive your application due to incompatibility with our email software. Or post to: Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.
  • Deadline: 26 Apr. 2016
    • Intend to interview 9&10 May


Bournemouth University (UK) - focus BritishEdit

Cardiff University (UK;Wales)Edit

  • Chair in Modern History (~tenured full prof+)
  • With an international reputation in your field, you will have an outstanding record of publications and an excellent track-record in research-led teaching and research leadership
  • Candidates wishing to have an informal discussion in advance of submitting an application should contact the Head of School, Professor Chris Williams (+44 (0)29 2087 4625; ).
  • Deadline: 28 Aug. 2015 though the university reserves the right to close the search early if a sufficient pool of candidates is achieved
    • Presentations & interviews intended to take place on 30th Sept & 1st Oct.

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (DEU) - 19th CEdit

  • Professor (W3) in Modern History
  • In case of a first-time professorial appointment, employment will be on tenure-track basis; exceptions may be made in the case of particularly compelling applications. Attached to the professorship is one vacant assistentship.
  • As the holder of the Chair in Modern History, the successful candidate is expected to cover all dimensions of modern history in research and teaching. The candidate is expected to have specialized in 19th century history and to participate in interdisciplinary research projects. Teaching requirements will include the History Department’s Bachelor, Master and teacher training programs. Furthermore, the candidate should have a proven track record of attracting external research funding as well as establishing and developing national and international academic cooperations. Candidates must have a PhD and habilitation in the field of history or equivalent academic merits as well as relevant teaching experience
  • Please submit your application including documentation (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) wrapped in one pdf-file electronically to All applications must include the application form in *.doc-format. The form can be downloaded at Should you have any queries regarding the position or the selection procedure, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Dr. Stefan Matuschek, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, on +49 3641 944000 or on email
  • Deadline: 5 Oct. 2015

Kent State University (USA:OH) - Senior Hire=Edit

  • Full Professorship & Departmental Chair of History, to begin Jul. 2016
  •   While specialization is open, the Department seeks candidates whose teaching and scholarship explore any period of modern history since 1500.
  • The successful candidate will be a senior scholar at the rank of Full Professor with a strong record of scholarship, an active research agenda, administrative experience, and a commitment to teaching excellence. The chair is expected to advance the department’s research profile, guide curricular development and department initiatives, oversee the department’s graduate program (which offers both the MA and PhD), advocate for the department at all levels, and support faculty and student achievement.
  • Send application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae,  statement outlining a strategic vision for leading and developing a research department, a research statement, and names and contact information for three references by email to
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2016 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Committee has requested letters of reference.

Leeds Trinity University (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Modern History
  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent, completed or submitted and awaiting viva, preferably in any of the following areas: Victorian history, post-WWII history, or global history. The ability to work across more than one of these areas will be an advantage as a degree of flexibility will be expected.
  • Further details and an application pack are available from:
  • Deadline: 5pm 11 Aug. 2015
    • [25 Sept] Hire Made: PhD University of Leeds (2011).

Open University (UK) - (from 1750) [non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • Lecturer (VAPf) in Modern History - to 31 July 2019
  • The Department of History wishes to appoint a nineteenth or twentieth-century historian with a specialism in any aspect of imperial or global history, or in a closely related area.  Candidates must, however, be flexible and adaptable teachers, able to contribute imaginatively to delivery of modules on a range of topics in the period from 1750
  • For detailed information and how to apply please click the apply button, email quoting the reference number.
  • Deadline: noon 4 Aug. 2016
    • intend to interview 22 Sept.

Sheffield Hallam University (UK) - since 1770s, pref. American and/or DigitalEdit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof) in Modern History, since 1770
  • You will have well developed and current knowledge and understanding of a period of Modern History since the 1770s in line with the teaching and research interests of the group. Preference may be given to expertise in American history and/or digital history. You must have a doctorate in a relevant area of history as well as evidence of published work of REF calibre or potential. Given the likely pattern of students' interests, you will be expected to contribute at least in part to the teaching of twentieth-century topics.
  • NB: there is also a fixed term [~VAP] position so "Please make it clear on your application if you do not wish to be considered for the fixed term role."
  • Deadline: 9 Nov. 2015

Truman State University (USA:MO) - [Non-TT]Edit

  • 9 month, non-TT position in History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • The successful applicant has the possibility of reappointment for up to three additional years (9-month contracts), depending on performance, department needs, and funding.
  • Requires a Ph.D. in Modern History (field open); ABD (with Masters in specified fields) will be considered with Ph.D. completion scheduled by December 2016
  • The School of Social and Cultural Studies coordinates the application process. Electronic submission of applications is required and candidate’s documents should be uploaded at Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to: with “Asst. Professor of History Search” in the subject line. Complete applications must include: cover letter that addresses the evaluation criteria, scholarly activity interests, and any other applicant characteristics that merit emphasis; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy that presents the candidate’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to student development; evidence of, or potential for, success in teaching excellence and scholarly activity; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and three recent letters of recommendation (these may be e-mailed to:
  • Review begins: 10 Feb. 2016

University of Herefordshire (UK) - [non-TT] History of the AmericasEdit

  • 3 Year Lectureship (~VAP) in the History of the Americas, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake teaching duties (lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervisions) and related academic administration. The Group will consider applications from specialists in any aspect of the modern history of the Americas. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates whose research is focused on the 20th century and/or emphasises the Americas’ interactions with the rest of the world.
  • Informal enquiries about the post should be directed to the Head of History, Dr Anne Murphy (
  • Deadline: 8 Jun. 2016
    • Intend to interview 29 Jun.

University of Innsbruck (AUS) - Senior HireEdit

  • Full Professorship of Modern History
  • The applicant´s research should cover as broadly as possible the early modern European history with a focus on processes of exchange between Central and Western Europe in a global perspective.
  • Applications ... should include the usual documentation (esp. curriculum vitae, publications list, description of current and intended research, samples of the 5 most important works). All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional. Please send the documents to: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (
  • Deadline: 12 Jan. 2016

University of Lincoln (UK) - 1800 to presentEdit

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern History (from 1800)
  • Our ideal candidate for this position will have an emerging teaching profile in any period of modern history, a developing research profile that will ensure he or she will be returned at the next REF, and the ability to teach across the curriculum in modern history and historiography. He or she will play a key role in the School’s curriculum development. We are especially interested to read applications from candidates who would consolidate an established thematic strength while adding geographical range to our curriculum
  • If you have any queries please email or telephone 01522 886 775. Please quote the job reference number [COA150] and title in all correspondence.
  • For further information or to apply online please visit our website at
  • Deadline: 24 Jun. 2016

University of Miami (USA:FL) - Modern/Digital HumanitiesEdit

University of Oxford, St Hugh's College (UK) - [non-TT]Edit

  • 2 year stipendary Lectureship (~VAP) in Modern History, to begin 1 oct. 2016
  • This appointment is to fulfil teaching needs arising from a period of academic leave granted to a current post holder, and is non-renewable.
  • For full details of the role and terms and conditions, please see our website here:
  • Deadline: noon 15 Jun 2016

University of Roehampton, London (UK) - Senior HireEdit

  • Professor (~Full Prof+) of Modern History
  • The University has committed to developing the Modern History programme and this role will be key to the continued success of the Department, which brings together research and teaching in the disciplines of: History, Classical Civilisation, Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies and Ministerial Theology
  • As a highly motivated academic, you will demonstrate a significant track record in national and international research.  Working in collaboration with the Head of Department and senior members of the History Team, you will be able to demonstrate leadership and the vision to expand the Modern History Programme and to provide academic leadership to a largely new team of Modern Historians. You will also be instrumental in developing new research projects, generating research income, and providing high quality research outputs
  • Deadline: 27 Jun. 2016
    • Intend to interview Sept. 2016

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