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Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (MEX)Edit

Colby College (USA:ME) - [Non-TT:VAP]Edit

  • One year faculty position in World HIstory, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • PhD preferred. Specialization open but Africa as a regional focus preferred, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches welcomed.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year "one of which will be a World History survey."
  • Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link, .
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.

Concordia College (USA:MN)Edit

  • Tenure Eligible Assistant Professorship in Global History, to begin 15 August, 2017
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate research and teaching expertise in Global History, and be prepared to teach survey courses in World history as well as specialized upper-division courses in his/her area of expertise. Precise areas of focus are flexible, and preference will be given to candidates with expertise in geographical fields outside the West; who specialize in the History of Science and Technology, History of Medicine, or Environmental History; and are prepared to develop courses with a comparative and transnational perspective
  • Ph.D. completed or near completion at time of hiring
  • For more information and to apply, please visit
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2016

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (CHE) - internationalEdit

  • Associate Professorship in International History, to start 1 Feb 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Preference for specialism in one of the following fields:
  • The history of international governance and systems
  • The history of transnational actors and actions
  • The history of cultures, societies and markets in regional or global perspective
  • The Institute is seeking candidates about to be appointed associate professor or already at the rank of associate professor with a few years of experience. Candidates must hold a PhD in history or equivalent. They should have an outstanding teaching experience and research track record. They should be open to comparative analysis and active on the frontier of methodological innovation. The ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines will be an asset.
  • The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.
  • Deadline: 20 Aug. 2016.

San Diego Mesa College (USA:CA)- two positionsEdit

  • Applications are now being accepted for two (2) positions of Assistant Professor, History, beginning Fall 2017 (August 21, 2017)
  • While the current vacancies are at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.
  • Primary responsibility for the first position is the teaching of World History from the birth of civilization to the eve of the Modern Era. The ability to teach Western Civilization prior to the early modern era is desired. Primary responsibility for the second position is the teaching of World History from c. 1600 to the present. The ability to teach Western Civilization from the early modern era to the present is desired. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Introduction to Asian Civilizations, Asian Civilizations in Modern Times, The Modern Middle East, and Ancient Egypt. Each assignment will be for 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.
  • Phd 'desirable'
  • To apply, visit:
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016.
  • Tentatively intend to interview 10-14 Apr.

Willamette University (USA: OR)Edit

  • Willamette University's Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017.
  • We seek candidates with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda.
  • Ph.D. required, ABD will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2017.
  • For more information about the Department of History, please visit
  • To review complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit
  • Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Wendy Petersen Coring, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, at
  • Application Deadline: September 23, 2016.
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2016-17 and Latin American History 2016-17
  • Note that they ran this search as a one-year position last year and hired an alum who works on immigration in Europe - given Willamette's history hiring their former grads (see, for example, the SCC), I think we can all guess how this search will end
  • Yes. It will end with a different external candidate getting the job.
  • Interviews in progress, 19 October



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

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

Lancaster University (UK) - Atlantic World 1500-1800Edit

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the history of the Atlantic World 1500-1800, to begin 1 Jan. 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • We welcome applications from scholars with research interests in any one or more of the geographical regions that constitute the Atlantic World (including North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa and maritime Europe). Applications from those whose work cuts across linguistic and cultural boundaries, placing the diaspora of ideas and or people into an inter- and intra-continental context would be particularly welcome.
  • You will have experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (preferably including the design and delivery of your own modules) and in due course will be expected to supervise doctoral students. You will also be expected to provide evidence that you have, or will shortly have, a strong publication profile. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests will allow them to develop projects with other members of staff both in the Department of History and beyond.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 23 Sept. 2016.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Black Atlantic/Caribbean HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Caribbean or greater Black Atlantic world to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • The time period and areas of specialization are open; however, we welcome applications from candidates focusing on Hispanophone, Francophone, or Lusophone regions and/or taking comparative approaches. Candidates should be prepared to offer both undergraduate lecture courses and more specialized upper-level seminars.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, abstract of dissertation or book, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at
  • Review begins: 7 Nov. 2016 and will continue until the search has been closed.

Early ModernEdit



Florida State University (USA:FL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World, to begin Aug. 2017
  • The department welcomes applications from scholars focusing on any region, theme, or time period from the 14th century onward, but is particularly interested in applicants who complement its existing strengths in nineteenth and twentieth-century global history or the history of the early-modern Atlantic World
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Please submit a letter of application and vita as single pdf as well as contact information for three references who will be contacted by FSU with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation through To apply click:
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016.

Old Dominion University (USA:VA) - since 1500Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History since 1500, to begin July 2017
  • Field of specialization is open, whether a single sub-region or trans-regional in approach. The candidate will be expected to teach an Asian or World history survey course as well as upper-level undergraduate and Masters’ level courses in his/her field of specialization.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Contact: Send a letter of application, c.v., copies of graduate school transcripts, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and syllabus for a proposed upper-division undergraduate course to Dr. Jane T. Merritt, Chair, Personnel Committee, History Department, via:
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History, to start Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • 'pending budgetary approval'
  • We welcome applications from single sub-region specialists as well as from scholars whose work embraces trans-regional approaches.  Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in research languages and skills to train graduate students and be prepared to offer undergraduate surveys of the Islamic world as well as advanced topical/regional courses.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, full CV, a single journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and email contact information for three recommenders by September 26, 2016 to Notification will be sent to each recommender with instructions for uploading letters to our system.
  • For questions or further information, contact Professor Janelle Greenberg, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee,
  • Deadline: 26 Sept. 2016 and 'Please notify recommenders in advance that their letters will be due by October 3, 2016.'
  • [8 oct] Any updates?
  • I was asked to submit an Affirmative Action Form on October 5th.
  • [13 Oct] Any updates?
  • [20 Oct] Any updates on this?
  • [21 Oct] Nothing over here. 


Bradley University (USA:IL)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in mediterranean world history, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Proven ability to teach the history of the pre-Islamic and Islamic Middle East as well as the classical Mediterranean world is strongly preferred. Proven ability to teach survey courses in Western Civilization, early World History, and introductory courses in Digital Humanities is desired. Preference will be given to research fields in the Ancient Near East.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position and a brief description of current research, graduate transcripts, CV, evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation...Packages should be mailed to: Mediterranean World Search Committee, History Department, Bradley University, 1501 W Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625. For questions, please contact with subject title: Mediterranean World Search.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2016


DeSales University (USA:PA) - [Non-TT]Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in HIstory, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Although this is a non-tenured position, the successful applicant can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure-track position in the future
  • Responsibilities include teaching history courses within the General Education Core Curriculum, primarily the Western Civilization and/or World History sequence. Ph.D. in Modern World History (specialty open) is preferred.
  • Application to include: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Graduate school transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation... to: Dr. Brian Kane, Head of the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016
  • This wording made me laugh audibly. Its sounds so much like a sales pitch (the kind you see on "as seen on television" ads).

University of New Hampshire (USA:NH)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern World History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • We are looking for a colleague with strong scholarly credentials who is enthusiastic about bridging some of the disciplinary divides between Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas in classroom teaching. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and upper-division courses in an aspect of World History, connecting their own area of specialization with larger Global issues
  • Candidates should upload a letter of application and CV at: A maximum of three confidential reference letters should be sent to Please have referees place the candidate's name in the subject line
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2016
  • Any ideas what the teaching load is like at UNH?

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