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Boston College (USA:MA) - Global or InternationalEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Global or International History
  • PhD must be in hand by 31 Aug. 2018
  • All topical, chronological, and geographical specializations are welcome. The strongest applications will demonstrate attention to the processes and problematics of globalization (e.g., environmental, social, economic, political or cultural dimensions), and a facility with moving between various temporal and spatial scales
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses each academic year "that encompass a mix of undergraduate surveys suited to the university’s Core curriculum (; electives; and graduate colloquia. All four courses will be given history designation, but at least two of them should be clearly relevant for International Studies students. (For information about International Studies:"
  • Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement; a one-page summary of teaching experience accompanied by two sample syllabi; an article-length sample of research; and three letters of recommendation. Please submit these materials to Interfolio (
  • Deadline: 13 Oct. 2017
  • Intend to interview at the AHA

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

  • Continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of tenure) track appointment at Brigham Young University, to begin August 2018.
  • PhD required.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates in all pre- and early-modern world history fields of history. 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: Search Committee, Dept. of History, Brigham Young University, 2130 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017.

California State University-Monterey Bay (USA: CA) - Global and Comparative HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in Global and Comparative History scheduled to begin fall 2018.
  • The successful candidate will teach world history survey courses and develop upper-division offerings in her/his specialty, and will demonstrate the capacity to address teaching, research, professional application, and service obligations. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student-centered and outcomes-based pedagogies, and an ability to teach and interact with culturally and linguistically-diverse student populations. Candidates will demonstrate a capacity, or willingness, to engage instructional delivery via new and effective technology-based applications and/or strategies. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an ongoing program of comparative historical studies, scholarly application, and peer-reviewed publication as an expectation of tenure and promotion. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to service, including contributions in the areas of curriculum development and assessment, academic advising, faculty development, capstone mentoring, and other shared faculty responsibilities, including campus and/or departmental committee assignments and service.
  • Moreover, the successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the California K-12 teacher preparation content requirements in World History, and the ability to advise students in the History/Social Science Teacher Preparation Track.
  • QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM): History Ph.D. from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or other internationally-recognized accrediting institution. ABDs will be given consideration granted substantive evidence is presented to document the imminent completion of the Ph.D. by the fall 2018 start date. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a track record and/or strong potential for scholarly publication and/or funded research. Successful applicants must address the ability to work with culturally and/or linguistically-diverse populations. Moreover, this position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check.
  • QUALIFICATIONS (DESIRABLE): Ability to teach historical methods, comparative and world history. Knowledge of California K-12 History/Social Science Content Standards/World History. Higher education teaching experience. Scholarly publication and/or grantsmanship.
  • You can apply for this position online at
  • PRIORITY SCREENING Date: 15 Dec. 2017.

Franklin College (USA:IN) pref. Global south excl. Latin America, w/Middle East or East AsiaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship, to begin Aug. 2018
  • The ideal candidate is a generalist with a demonstrated interest in the Global South outside Latin America who can teach an introductory level course on World History since 1750 and upper-level history courses that include either the History of the Middle East or the History of East Asia
  • PhD or ABD is required for candidates; doctorate will be required for tenure.
  • Teaching Load: 24 Semester hours/year "and an every-other-year Winter Term class. Broad service to the college, such as advising and committee work, is also required."
  • Applicants should submit a complete application (electronic submissions preferred) including letter of application, vita, three current letters of recommendation with contact information, and a sample of student evaluations to: Franklin College, Office of Human Resources, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN 46131,
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017

Kennesaw State University (USA:GA) - [Non-TT] World HistoryEdit

  • Nine-month non TT position in History, to begin Fall 2018, to teach the world history survey
  • Area of specialization is open; however, candidates may have the opportunity to teach upper division undergraduate courses as needed by the program
  • Teaching Load: 27 semester hours/year
  • Minimum qualifications include the doctorate in History or the foreign equivalent
  • For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 20 Nov.

Ritsumeikan University (JPN)Edit

  • Full time tenure track Associate Professor or Professor in History, to begin Apr. 2019
  • Teaching responsibilities: “Civilization in Global History” (Undergraduate Level). The successful candidate is responsible for five classes (ninety minutes/class) per week each semester in principle, and might also be assigned to teach other courses through inevitable circumstances.
  • Qualification Requirement: Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirement: A deep understanding of Ritsumeikan University’s Founding Spirit and Educational Philosophy; Ability to achieve the educational aim of the college and to facilitate the growth of the students;Ph.D. degree or equivalent research achievement; Committed participation in the educational administration of this new college based on the understanding of the aim of founding this college; Professional proficiency in English for education and research; Ability to build international networks in purpose of education and research; Ability to lecture world history through (from) specific theoretical perspectives (frameworks) in the subjects of comparative civilizations / historical sociology / macro history
  • Short-listed candidates who pass the document screening will be called for an interview, conducted in English and Japanese. In addition to the interview, they will be asked to give a mock lecture in English, based on the submitted course syllabus. The course syllabus should be written in English, and requested to submit after the document screening. Details will be sent to the email address shown in the Form 1.
  • Application Materials- Materials sent by post: Curriculum Vitae (four sets; One set consists of the four designated documents (Form 1, Form 2, Form3 and Form 4). Each document should be placed in order and the upper left part of the set should be stapled. These documents should be submitted by email as well; Research Achievement of three major publications (four hardcopies each); Certificate of the final academic background (one original and three hardcopies) Four hardcopies are also acceptable. In this case, please bring the original to an interview; Essay on your thoughts, opinions, and vision on the liberal arts education. (four hardcopies); Essay should be written in English within one A4-sized paper. - Materials sent by email: "Curriculum Vitae” should be submitted also by email. The other materials are not acceptable.
  • By post (Your postal mail must be registered and recorded) - Faculty Recruitment Team, Development Office of College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University, 1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-Cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8520, Japan - (Note) Please label an envelope in red ink “Application for Faculty Position ‘E’ enclosed”. By email Title: Application for Faculty Position “E” (YOUR NAME)
  • Deadline: 5:00 p.m., June 23, 2017 (JST).

San Diego Community College District (USA:CA) - two positionsEdit

  • Two Assistant Professorships in History
  • Position one:
  • a world history generalist, with an emphasis on comparative civilizations from the earliest historical periods to the start of the Modern Era, c. 9,000 BCE to 1500 CE, will have the following parameters: Offering the World History I/II Sequence, but having specialization in two or more geographic areas (Asia, Europe, Middle East), with expertise in two broad chronological eras, through 1500 CE. Primary responsibility will be offering World History I (HIST 100); secondary responsibilities in World History II (HIST 101), Western Civilization I (HIST 105), and Ancient Egypt (HIST 154). 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 (HIST120).
  • Position two:
  • a world history generalist, with an emphasis on comparative civilizations, 1500 CE to the present, will have the following parameters: Offering the World History I/II sequence, but having specialization in two or more geographic areas (Asia, Europe, Middle East) with expertise in two broad chronological eras, from the start of the modern era, 1500 CE, to the present. Primary responsibility will be offering World History II (HIST 101); secondary responsibilities in World History I (HIST 100), Western Civilization II (HIST 106), and The Modern Middle East (HIST 130). Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Asian Civilizations in Modern Times (HIST 121).
  • teaching load: "15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes."
  • PhD preferred but not required
  • To apply, visit:
  • Deadline: Open until filled [posted 2 Aug. 2017] [Jobs appear to have been filled]

University of Northern Colorado (USA:CO) - World History & Secondary EducationEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History and Secondary Education to start in August 2018
  • PhD in either History or Curriculum and Instruction in hand at time of appointment.
  • Applicants' research and instructional focus will be in World History; experience in history secondary education and/or licensure in secondary history required.
  • Teaching Load 3/3: "Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching in World History and secondary education as well as contributing to our secondary education program through advising and supervising teaching candidates...The successful candidate will teach World History survey(s), upper-division and graduate World History courses and secondary education methods courses.
  • Please submit to a cover letter, C.V., unofficial graduate transcripts, and two sample syllabi (one World History survey and one teaching methods course; combine both in a single document and upload to “other documents”); send three confidential letters of recommendation to World History and Secondary Education Search Committee, History Department, University of Northern Colorado, 501 20th St. Campus Box 116 Greeley, CO 80639 or to search chair at
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2017
  • Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.


University of Oregon (USA:OR) - Ancient World/Late AntiquityEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Ancient History, to begin 16 Sept. 2018
  • We seek an excellent, innovative, scholar and teacher in ancient history. Research specialization is open in terms of geography, theme (including women, gender, and sexuality), and chronological focus (including late antiquity). The successful candidate will offer a range of courses on the ancient world, from introductory surveys to advanced courses on ancient Greece and Rome
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Send c.v., a letter describing research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online (
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.


York University (CAN) - Canada 150 Research Chair in the History of Britain and the World, 1500-1850Edit

  • tenure track Canada 150 Research Chair in the History of Britain and the World, 1500-1850, with preferred specialization in Africa and the Atlantic World, to commence July 1, 2018.
  • See full posting (link above) at European_History_2017-18

Early ModernEdit

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Early Modern European or Global [Open Rank]Edit

  • tenured or tenure track assistant, associate or full professorship in Early Modern European or Global History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • see full posting at European_History_2017-18



Baruch College (USA:NY)Edit

  • Assistant professorship in Islamic World History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the Middle East and/or North Africa. Teaching duties include a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives. Active research, committee participation and service are also expected.
  • HOW TO APPLY: STEP ONE - To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link Candidates should provide a resume, a cover letter and three letters of reference. STEP TWO - Go to All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017.

Lehigh University (USA:PA)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in Islamic World History, with expertise in a particular region of the Islamic World combined with broad training in the history of Islam’s transnational, cross-cultural, and global dimensions
  • Phd must be in hand by Aug 2018.
  • Teaching load: 2/2 inc. "graduate (M.A. and PhD in History) and undergraduate courses."
  • To apply, please upload letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample to Academic Jobs Online (
  • For full consideration: 10 Oct. 2017.

Stanford University (USA: CA) - Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies (incl. History)Edit

  • Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period.
  • The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, History, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in both the Law School and the School of Humanities and Sciences and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts.
  • The exact structure of the appointment, including the share of the appointment in Law and Humanities and Sciences, will depend on the successful candidate. We have a preference for candidates who hold both a J.D. and Ph.D., but will also consider candidates with a Ph.D. and substantive expertise in Islamic law and institutions.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured associate level applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to
  • For full consideration, materials should be received by October 15, 2017. Please use the following link to apply:

University of St. Thomas (USA: MN) - Modern Muslim World / Middle East (post-1500)Edit


Bard Graduate Centre (USA:NY) - Art and Material Culture of the Ancient World [Open rank]Edit

  • Open rank position for scholars specializing in object-based studies of the arts and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean, the Near East and Egypt, with a preference for Greece and Rome.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a substantial record of scholarly achievement, the ability to teach and supervise research broadly across the field, understood geographically, chronologically and conceptually, as well as a willingness to collaborate on study of the afterlives of antiquity.
  • Ph.D. required
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative piece of scholarly writing, and the names of three referees via email to or via mail to Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017

Kalamazoo College (USA:MI) - Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean HistoryEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean history, to begin Sept 2018
  • See full post at European History 2017-18

University of California, San Diego (USA: CA) - Early Modern Mediterranean and the WorldEdit

  • Assistant professor specializing in the Early Modern history of the Mediterranean and the World, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Our preference is for a scholar whose research and teaching utilizes a transnational approach to the study of the Mediterranean, and whose scholarship contextualizes and connects the region with the other parts of the globe such as the greater Atlantic world, Africa, the Middle East or South Asia.
  • "This search has been designated as a Diversity Search, meaning that previous and/or potential contributions to diversity will be considered and carry strong weight in the final selection process alongside research, teaching and service."
  • Ph.D. in History or a related field must be in hand at the time of appointment
  • To Apply: Application materials will be accepted electronically at: Please submit a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a separate personal statement summarizing experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: ( Further materials, including syllabi, and a writing sample may be requested at a later date.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

University of North Alabama (USA:AL) - ancient mediterranean worldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 - Teaching responsibilities will include survey courses in world history, a survey of Ancient Greece and of Rome, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, as well as the development of online courses. Contributions to departmental offerings in Philosophy and Religion encouraged.
  • To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload the following at the time of application: cover letter (detailing teaching and research interests), curriculum vitae, teaching statement (no more than two pages), teaching evaluations (no more than two sets), sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course in ancient history, a list of courses taught or are prepared to teach, an article-length writing sample of scholarly work, and a reference list. Applicants must also provide three letters of reference and unofficial/official transcripts. For questions, please email or call 256.765.4291 and select option #2.
  • Deadline: 10 Nov. 2017

Washington and Lee University (USA: VA) - Mediterranean History, 500-1500 C.EEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Mediterranean history, 500-1500 C.E., beginning September 2018.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who can situate Mediterranean history in a global context by contributing to the Africana Studies, Middle East and South Asia Studies, and/or Medieval and Renaissance Studies Programs.
  • Candidates whose research focuses on issues such as, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, cross-cultural contact, religious cooperation and conflict, urbanism and/or empire are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to teach introductory surveys as well as intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization.
  • The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D by June 2018.
  • Apply electronically at our portal: You will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and enter contact information for three providers for letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).
  • Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Sarah Horowitz (, Chair, Mediterranean History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2017
  • Interviews will take place at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Candidates who are unable to attend the AHA may arrange to interview with the Search Committee over Skype.


University of Nebraska, Omaha (USA:NE)Edit

[nb: posted 29 June, start date unclear AFII (talk) 09:32, June 30, 2017 (UTC)]

  • Assisstant professor in History and Humanities
  • In classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses totaling nine credit hours a semester, including two sections of World Civilizations, an upper-division Holocaust class and Comparative Genocide.
  • Requires a PhD in History, Humanities or related field. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Direct resumes to John A. Grigg, Department Chair, History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182.
  • Deadline: 31 Jul. 2017.

Washington State University (USA:WA)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor position in Modern (19th-20thC) World History, to begin 15 Aug. 2018
  • The successful applicant’s research will be transnational, and include regional expertise in at least one of the following: Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "The successful candidate will teach the university’s innovative foundational course History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues, contribute to the History department’s World History PhD program, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her areas of expertise"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applications must include: (1) A cover letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications; (2) Statements of research and teaching qualifications and interests; (3) Current Curriculum Vitae; (4) Writing sample, including any published articles; (5) Official, summary teaching evaluations for all courses taught or TA’d since 2014, if available; (6) Three letters of recommendation. Applicants should apply online through WSU Human Resources (; position # 84478.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.

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