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University of Kent (UK:Eng) - 19th C Imperial

Katz Center, University of Pennsylvania – Visiting Fellowship

The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year on the theme of The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In.

The Katz Center will devote our 2019–2020 fellowship year to the home—to what happens inside Jewish homes and what connects those homes to life outside. We invite applications from scholars in any academic field who are seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life, including the very definition of home.

As an object of inquiry, the home has not one door but many. We are planning a year that will look into the Jewish home across many different thresholds/entryways and look back out from the home into the broader world. Relevant topics may include the history of domestic architecture and material culture, anthropological research into kinship, parenting, gender roles, and master-servant relationships; literary instantiations  of the home as an object of memory and imagination; representations of Jewish domesticity in the visual arts, including theater, film, and television; the analysis of Jewish law as it relates to family life and sex; the economics of consumption and display; the ritual study of the life cycle as it plays out in domestic contexts; and urban studies that approach the home as part of neighborhoods or larger social contexts, among others.

Eligible projects may be focused on the home in any period of Jewish history, extending from the four room houses of Iron Age Canaan to contemporary Jewish retirement communities. The year is also open to projects that may not be focused on the home per se but are helpful for understanding it, such as research on the history of privacy or the anthropology of childhood. The Center’s goal is to support individual projects, but it also seeks to develop an intellectually diverse cohort which means the ideal applicant will be one willing to learn from and work with scholars from other disciplines or focused on other periods.


The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or expect to receive their degree no later than August 2019.

An additional opportunity for 2019–2020: Israel Institute Fellowship

With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering a teaching fellowship in 2019–2020. Full details are available on our website.

Application opens: June 1, 2018

Application deadline: October 31, 2018

Announcement of fellowship recipients: March 31, 2019

Commencement of fellowship period: Variable, from September 2019 to May 2020

Duration of fellowship period: One semester (fall or spring) or full academic year

Please visit for more information about the Katz Center’s fellowship program and to access the online application portal.


Villanova University (USA:PA) - Greece & Rome

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Ancient Greece and Rome, to begin Aug. 2019
  • looking for candidates " with an ability to teach courses on cross-cultural interactions in the ancient world for the period 400 BCE to 500 CE. "
  • Ph.D. required at the time the position commences.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 "The successful applicant will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in her/his areas of specialization and also teach a thematically-based core History course of his/her creation."
  • Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AHA annual meeting. Applications must be submitted online at and will include the following: a) Cover letter of interest b) Complete curriculum vitae c) Statement of teaching philosophy d) Dissertation abstract and one article or chapter-length writing sample e) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required if you are chosen for interview f) Contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload their recommendations g) Statement of contribution to the university’s mission (finalists only).
  • Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2018




University of Kent (UK:Eng) - c.500-1200

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Medieval History, c. 500-1200
  • We welcome applications from all interested individuals in any field of medieval history within the time period c.500-1200, particularly from specialists in British and/or Anglo-Norman history. An interdisciplinary approach to these research fields and experience of teaching graduate students are desirable.
  • With a flair for teaching and a willingness to work innovatively, you will help develop teaching and research interests in medieval history at Kent. You will be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm to participate actively with public engagement and impact activities of the School and its external partners and research interests which complement those of other medieval historians in the School.
  • To be successful in this role you will have: A PhD in History or related area or equivalent; Knowledge of medieval History within time period 500-1200; Experience of research-led teaching of Medieval History within time period 500-1200 in a Higher Education context; A developing profile of international excellence in research and publication and a strong submission for the 2021 REF, including high quality (3*– 4* level) research publications.
  • Please click on the apply button to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: HUM0869
  • Please note - 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 cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document. If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.
  • Deadline: 25 Jul. 2018
  • Intend to interview 24 Sept.

Medieval/Early Modern

Early Modern

Early Modern/Modern


Clark University (USA:MA) - 20th C Jewish History

  • Endowed Chair & tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Twentieth Century Jewish History, to begin Fall 2019
  • Specialization in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Near or Middle East, and/or the transnational movement of peoples and cultures between these regions are especially welcome. The candidate’s research and teaching should complement and not duplicate department strengths. Evidence of excellent scholarship and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as a willingness to mentor graduate students are required.The candidate should have the ability to teach broad survey courses as well as upper level courses in their area of specialization.
  • Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
  • Please send a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of reference to Professor Thomas Kühne, Chair, Leffell Chair Search at
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2018 and continues until the position filled

Sarah Lawrence College (USA:NY) - 20th-Century

  • Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in 20th Century Continental European History to begin Fall 2019.  This appointment will offer introductory courses on political history of Europe from 1900 to the present, and will guide independent student research on diverse topics and themes in modern continental European history. Excellent grounding in German and French history is required.
  • Deadline for application has passed (May 28, 2018) but posting for reference/discussion.

Yale University (USA: CT) - Modern Europe since 1750 (excl. Russia) [Senior Hire: Multiple Positions]

  • The Yale University Department of History intends to make one or more senior appointments in modern European history since 1750, in any field or region excluding Russia, beginning July 1, 2019.
  • Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession.
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and statement of research and teaching interests to Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage.
  • Please contact Denise Scott ( with questions about the application process.
  • The review of applications will begin October 31, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is found

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Russian/Eastern Europe/Eurasia

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - Modern Russian

  • Tenure stream assistant professorship in Modern Russian History (including the imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet period from 1800 to the present), to begin Sept. 2019
  • We welcome candidates whose research and teaching complement the department's topical and methodological strengths and who share the department’s interest in transregional or global history.
  • PhD required by the time of appointment.
  • teaching load: 2/2
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter containing a description of their academic background and teaching profile, a full CV, a statement on their research agenda (2-3 pages, including chapter descriptions of their dissertation, if appropriate), one sample syllabus or course proposal, a single journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and contact information (including email address) of three recommenders ... to the following link Once applicants advance to the next stage, their recommenders will be notified to submit letters of recommendation via our online application system. At this future stage, applicants will be asked to submit additional material, including a 1-2-page statement, discussing how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • Please direct administrative questions to Kathy Gibson at For other questions, feel free to contact Professor Gregor Thum, Chair, Russia Search Committee,
  • Deadline: 12 Sept. 2018