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Mixed/Open Specialty[]

Arizona State University (Barratt College)[]

[I am not sure that this is strictly a history position, but a user posted it on the World History pages, so I have relocated it here. AFII 14:46, January 22, 2012 (UTC)]

  • Non tenure track faculty position in Social Sciences and Humanities
    • 9 month salary
  • "Each faculty member normally teaches three to four seminar classes of fewer than 20 students each semester. Most of these classes are sections of a first-year, two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills."
  • "Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required."
  • Syllabus for the course "The Human Event" required
  • Review begins: 13 Feb. 2012
  • Anyone hear anything?
    • Sent an inquiry yesterday (3/28), no reply as of yet.

Georgia State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Urban/Public History
  • "We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with research and teaching interests that will contribute to the development of our Public History track within the Heritage Preservation Program. Area of specialization is open, with some preference for expertise in the built environment, urban history, architectural history, theory/methods in public history, heritage tourism, or digital history. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History and Historic Preservation"
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2011
  • AHA interview scheduled 11/16/2011 x3
  • Request for additional materials 11/30/2011 (have already scheduled AHA interview)
  • At AHA interview, was told they would make decision about campus interviews by January 15
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/16

Portland State University - North American Public & Environmental History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in North American History, with expertise in both Public and Environmental History
  • Review begins: 23 Jan. 2012
  • Ack received 1-23. Email states that the committee will "communicate decisions regarding candidate progress beginning the week of Feb. 6."
  • Received polite, nicely-worded rejection letter - stating that the Search Committee has begun conducting phone interviews with selected candidates. 2-27

University of Connecticut - Human Rights & History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History and Human Rights
  • Minimum requirements: "research specialization in the history of human rights in the twentieth century (geographical area of research open)", Preferred: "Research interests in international institutions, international law, humanitarianism, or the role of non-governmental actors in the development of human rights"
  • Deadline: Not Stated, possibly 5 Jan. 2012 [on UConn application website: "This job posting is scheduled to close on 1/16/2012."-->website now says search closes on 2/5]
  • Did they do AHA interviews? Any news here? (1/26)
  • I doubt they did AHA--as i remember the original ad said preference would be given to applications submitted before 5 Jan, which would make it effecitvely impossible to do a full round of AHA interviews. I'm guessing it's either an inside job, or it'll be skyped. So, obviously, no news from my side....
  • They DID do AHA interviews, but I don't know if anyone has been invited to campus yet (2/2).
  • Ah-ha. Well, that answers that. I may in fact find greater job satisfaction as a brick-layer, anyway.
  • On campus interviews held (2/23).

University of Sheffield (UK) - History of English[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof)
  • "The post-holder will design and deliver teaching on the BA in English Language and Linguistics, the MA in English Language Studies, and the MA in Culture of the British Isles."
  • SHORT Deadline: 29 Feb. 2012

Cultural and/or Social History[]

Birkbeck College, University of London (UK) [Non-TT] Cultural/Intellectual[]

Durham University (UK)[]

  • TWO Lectureships (tenured ~asst/assoc prof) in the Cultural History of Modern Europe (since 1750)
  • Deadline: 19 Jun. 2012

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level from individuals with a specialty in cultural history and/or social history. Regional, geographic, and period specialization is open. The department is especially interested in applications from candidates with specialties in race, class, social movements, sports and leisure, film, the arts, and literature.
  • Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, including a General Education World History course and upper level courses in specialty areas. Ph. D. in an appropriate field, in hand by August 2012. Please list major and minor fields of specialization on C. V. and submit a letter of application, C.V., unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation by November 1, 2011. Application letters (500-750 words) should address teaching experience including experience and/or ability to teach world history, and research interests and agenda. Finalists may be requested to provide additional supporting materials. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA meeting.
  • Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit
  • Cross-listed on the jobs wiki under world history & Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2011-12 .
    • Poster on World History wiki reports AHA interview scheduled 12/5. Folks, please update cross-listed jobs on all wikis.
  • Informed via e-mail that I was not selected for an interview but that my application would remain active until the position is filled. E-mail says over 300 applications for the position. (12/15)

University of Oslo - Cultural History of Popular Religion[]

  • Associate Professor of Cultural History
  • "Academic competence and academic works in disciplines that employ the theoretical and empirical study of the cultural history of popular beliefs and religious mentalities in Europe, with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking are preferred to quantity"
  • "The teaching language is Norwegian. On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within reasonable time to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve"
  • Deadline: 11 Apr. 2012

University of Oslo - Cultural History of cultural encounters[]

  • Associate Professor of Cultural History
  • "Academic qualifications in the study of the cultural history of Early Modern Europe with emphasis on the theoretical and empirical analysis of cultural encounters; e.g. within traditions of knowledge; forms of belief and practice; or between groups of people. The Selection Board will put emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking are preferred to quantity."
  • ""The teaching language is Norwegian. On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within reasonable time to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve"
  • Deadline: 11 Apr. 2012

Digital History[]

Ball State University - Digital/US history[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital History
  • Ability to teach American History survey courses essential; subspecialty in US women's or military history preferred
  • Review begins immediately [posted 6 Jan. 2012]

Center for History and New Media, George Mason University[]

  • Research assistant professor, deadline July 27, 2011
  • Anyone received an ack? (Aug 5)
  • Deadline was very early: are they interviewing at the AHA?
  • Still no word? (Aug 18)
  • How many here applied for this?
  • According to GMU job site, position has been filled (8/30).

Coastal Carolina University CANCELLED[]

  • Assistant professor of Digital History

  • "all chronological, geographic, and thematic specializations will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates whose research draw upon new media technologies and advances in the digital realm. The Department seeks a candidate who will integrate new media technology and digitized historical resources into the classroom and will improve the digital literacy of its majors"
  • "he teaching load is 7 courses over an academic year, and will typically include four sections of the sophomore-level Historical Research and Writing course (required for majors), two upper-level courses in the candidate's area of specialty, and one survey course of the candidate's choice (American, European, or World)"
  • Screening begins: 1 Dec. 2011
  • Invite for phone interview (12/8)
  • Any further news? (1/23)
  • Received email that the search was canceled (3/7) x1

West Chester University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital History/History and New Media
  • "The area of specialization is open, but should complement departmental strengths. The hire is also expected to lead the Department of History in online teaching and learning initiatives and is expected to develop at least one distance education online general education course. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester. "
  • Review begins: 16 Dec. 2011
  • Had a phone interview 8 Feb.

Economic History[]

University of Groningen (NL)[]

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Economics and Economic History
  • NB requires a first degree in economics, and PhD In Econ. Hist.
  • Candidates should pursue "a research theme and approach that will contribute to the variety of the chair-group in research and teaching, with that in mind we envision a candidate with the following research and teaching profile: 1. thorough knowledge of international economic developments of the modern period. 2. familiarity with the historiography and methodology of economic history."
  • Excellent written Dutch and English required
  • Deadline: 11 Mar. 2011

University of Manchester (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (tenured) in Economic History with specialty in British Industrialization, to 1914.
  • Deadline: 31 Jul. 2011

Environmental History[]

University of Alabama[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American Environmental History
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2011, open until filled.
  • interviewed at AHA, but haven't heard about campus visit. Anyone else? (2/4).

University at Albany, SUNY - Global Environment[]

University of North Texas - US West/Environmental[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of US West/Environmental History
  • " Teaching responsibilities also include U.S. survey courses."
  • Review begins: 21 Nov. 2011

Gender/Women's History[]

Emory University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in US History (pre-1900) with specialism in women, gender and sexuality
  • "The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work intersects with the department’s strengths in the history of race, slavery, the American South, and religion"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct 2011.
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12

Florida Gulf Coast University[]

  • Assistant Professor in US Women's History
  • "Specialization in 17th-19th centuries" preferred
  • Online applications only
  • Deadline: 24 Oct. 2011
  • [Crossposted at US History 2011-12]

Grinnell College - CANCELLED[]

  • Tenure track position (Assistant Prof. preferred but ABD Instructor or Assoc. Prof. considered) in 20th C US History, with specialism in Women's/Gender History.

Lakehead University History & Women's Studies[]

  • Tenure track dual appointment in History & Women's Studies
  • "Applicants must have a specialization in feminist and transnational studies and non-Western history, with preference given to African, Middle Eastern or East Asian specialists. A completed PhD in History at the time of appointment and a strong background in Women’s Studies theory and methods are required."
  • Review begins: 15 May 2012

Rutgers University, Women's and Gender History, Open Rank[]

  • Deadline: November 01, 2011
  • Rank and area of specialization open
  • Position to begin in July 2012, subject to the availability of funds.
  • Applications should be addressed to Prof. Bonnie Smith, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to
  • Applicants should include a c.v., three letters of reference, and a three- to five-page statement of research and teaching accomplishments. PDF files of a candidate’s most important publications are also welcome.
  • Cross-posted to Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2012
    • Receipt of application acknowledged. 11/3
    • On-campus invite. 11/22
    • From Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2012: "This position has been filled. My friend got it." [posted 12/19]

Saint Mary's College, TT in Women's Studies & History (joint appt)[]

  • The Department of History and the Program in Women’s Studies at Saint Mary’s College invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment in history and women’s studies. Applications will be accepted in both U.S. history and Latin American history with preference given to candidates who creatively combine the two. We seek candidates who specialize in some aspect of women’s history. The successful candidate must also be qualified to teach courses in Women’s Studies (as demonstrated by graduate certification or equivalent). Teaching responsibilities include the appropriate history survey courses, the introductory women’s studies course, and upper-level courses in women’s history (U.S. or Latina/Latin American). The teaching load is 3:4, with two sections of the survey each semester. Review of applications will begin December 1. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association meeting in January.
  • Send a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy) to Dr. Bill Svelmoe, Department of History, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN 46556.
  • Deadline: December 1st, 2011
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2012
  • Any word? (x2)
  • Request for AHA interview over email 12/14 (x2)
  • Any post-AHA updates? 1/21
  • They did Skype interviews just after AHA on 1/12 (people contacted for first round interviews had the option of either AHA or Skype so it was all one round) - I was one of the Skype interviews and no update yet. - 1/21
  • Two people have received on-campus invites, as per the Gender Studies wiki (see link above).

University of Houston - Women & Medicine in sub-saharan Africa[]

University of Iowa - Assoc./Full - History of Women[]

  • Associate or Full Professor in the History of Women
  • "Candidates must have their PhD by August 2012 in History or related field."
  • Review Begins: 15 Oct. 2011

University of Louisville[]

  • tt position: US Public history with Women's or Latino history - details in posting in 'Public History', below

West Virginia University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US Women's and Gender History
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in U.S. Women’s history from colonial through the recent eras, the U.S. survey, and graduate courses in U.S. Women’s and Gender history. Other areas of special interest to the Department include a research focus in one of the following: U.S. South, Appalachian, or environmental history."
  • Deadline: 28 Nov. 2011
  • [crossposted at US History 2011-12]

Anyone have a sense of how important it is to have a research focus in those additional fields?

History of Education[]

Liverpool Hope University (UK)[]

  • Senior Lecturer (tenured) in the History of Education
  • Based in the Education Faculty and expected to contribute more generally to teaching in this Faculty.
  • "Please note that a PhD is required for this post. When completing your application please include the title and abstract of your doctoral dissertation. Candidates who have not completed a PhD but are at an advanced stage can be short-listed and interviewed but if offered the post will be required successfully to complete the PhD within the 12 month probationary period."
  • Deadline: 18 Jul 2011
    • NB: the intention is to hire for a September 2011 start date.

History of Christianity[]

Kings College London (UK)[]

  • lecturer (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of Modern Christianity
  • "The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses covering the period from 1689 to the present, with an emphasis on the history of Christianity in Britain"
  • Deadline: not stated in ad [posted 2 Apr.]

Universiteit van Amsterdam[]

  • Assistant Professor (tenured) in the 'Cultural History of Christianity'
  • "You are a historian and scholar of religion with expertise in the field of the cultural history of Christianity, against the background of religious dynamics and cultural diversity in the history of Europe and the Mediterranean world. You are familiar with visual, ritual and material aspects of religion and with the historical and present-day transformations of Christianity."
  • Fluency in English essential; fluency in Dutch must be achieved within 2 years
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2011

Islamic History[]

City College of New York (CUNY)[]

Columbia University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic South Asian History
  • (Link to posting on Asian History 2011-12 page)
  • Review begins: 7 Sept. 2011

Fairfield University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the Islamic World
  • "We particularly welcome candidates who employ cross-disciplinary methodologies, who take broad comparative or transnational approaches, or who use gender as a form of analysis. A successful candidate will be expected to teach the core-curriculum introductory History survey “Europe and the World in Transition, 1500-present,” and work with the International Studies Program."
  • Phd must be in-hand by 1 Sept. 2012
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2011
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2011-12
    • Will be interviewing at MESA

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)[]

  • Open rank hire in Islamic History and Civilisation
  • NB: "The appointment will be on a permanent basis for citizens of Brunei Darussalam. For non-citizens, appointment will be by contract for a period of three years which is renewable subject to mutual agreement."
  • SHORT DEADLINE: 31 Oct. 2011

Jewish History[]

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor[]

(cross listed at the European History page & Jewish Studies and Israel Studies 2011-2012)

  • Senior (Associate or Full Professor) position in Modern Jewish History
  • "Specialization is open but historians working in the “long” twentieth century are preferred"
  • Applicants must have Hebrew + at least one other relevant language
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2011

University of South Carolina - Assistant Professor, Jewish Diaspora/Jewish Studies []

  • The History Department ( at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a new tenure-track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of the Jewish diaspora, specialty and time period open, beginning Fall 2012. One of a cluster of approved positions in the area of diasporas (including positions in Music, Anthropology, and the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department), the person hired for this position will join a highly-ranked History Department and a vibrant and growing Jewish Studies Program.
  • To assure full consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2011.
  • Also posted at Jewish Studies and/or Israel Studies 2010-2011

Legal History[]

New Jersey Institute of Technology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Legal History
  • "Applicants should be able to present evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching and should have a Ph.D. with a primary research field that focuses on legal history/policy. They should also have an aptitude for program administration, as the holder of this position will serve as associate director of the department’s growing new degree program in Law, Technology and Culture. Time period and geographical area of scholarly expertise are open, but preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the department’s M.A. concentration in the history of technology, environment, and medicine/health."
  • Review begins: Jan 2012
  • Search Committee member here: review of apps to begin soon. For those who have not submitted materials, but plan to, please submit ASAP!
  • Email request for additional materials 2/3
  • SC member update: campus visits scheduled for this month.

Military History[]

The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Military History/Warfare
  • "Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level and graduate courses in military history, as well as either the World or the Western civilization core curriculum courses"
  • Deadline: 1st Dec. 2011
  • Contacted about AHA interview (12/9 x3)
  • Contacted about AHA interview (12/10)
  • Contacted about AHA interview (12/13)
  • Invited for on campus (1/12)x2
    • Did you hear via phone or e-mail? Since I haven't gotten any word I imagine I'm a reject, just wondering when I should expect that.
    • Email from the search chair. x2
    • Guess the rejection will be sent via snail-mail (if at all).
  • Has an offer been made?
  • FYI - I think they easily meet the criteria for interview "shit list" for not even bothering (as of February) to inform people who didn't make the on-campus cut. Way to treat people you met like garbage.
    • As somebody who had an on-campus, I have to disagree with the above poster. The department was amazingly friendly, the dean was genuinely interested in my work, every faculty member attended my talk. I expect that you will hear from the department once its comes to a final decision in the next week or so.
    • I'll second this comment; I likewise encountered nothing but friendliness, hospitality, and graciousness during my on-campus visit.
    • Note to the above two - you were invited to on-campus, *of course* they were nice to you. As for the rest of us? Twisting in the wind. A little shocking considering they met us, we weren't nondescript faces in a pack of CVs.
    • Fair enough.
  • Offer made (not to me).
    • How did you learn this? --Email from department chair (2/7)
  • Got a rejection letter (as did plenty of my friends). Curious - did the offer not go through? Citadel just opened up a "visiting prof" position for 2012-2013?
  • I have 100% reliable information that the search concluded and a candidate accepted the offer.

Thompson Rivers University (Can.)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in History & Politics
  • "The Department of Philosophy, History and Politics is seeking a Historian who can conduct interdisciplinary research, develop new courses in the areas of History and Politics, and support new programming initiatives under the theme of “Power, Politics and Justice” (see “Arts 5 Year Plan 2011-2016” at A focus on conflict studies is preferred (e.g., military history and global strategic studies) but curriculum development related to other theme areas will be considered. "
  • Review begins: 24 Feb. 2012
  • Anyone heard anything? --Nada (3/15) - Nothing (3/27)
  • rejection after inquiry from chair. down to a shortlist of 5. good luck (3/29) Sorry to hear that - did they say if they had contacted the short list or no?
  • offer made

United States Military Academy - West Point - Medieval & Military History (13 month appt).[]

  • The United States Military Academy at West Point is accepting applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of History. We are looking for someone with a research specialty in Military and Medieval History. The person selected would be expected to teach four courses: “Ancient and Medieval Warfare,” Medieval Europe,” “The History of the Military Art to 1900,” and “The History of the Military Art in the 20thCentury.”
  • The initial appointment, which will begin on or about 9 July 2012, is a full-time, thirteen month appointment.
  • Applications must be received by June 15, 2012.
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12

Virginia Military Institute[]

  • George J Collins Sr Chair in Military History & Director John A Adams Centre for Military History
  • 5 year post with possible conversion to tt line.
  • "The Collins Chair is especially well suited for a rising mid-career scholar with an ongoing record of research and publication in military history specializing in the era since 1939. "
  • Teaching: "Two courses per semester including small seminars in various military history topics and a regular two-semester course: U.S. Military History To 1919 and U.S. Military History Since 1919 (with enrollment capped at 22 cadets.)"
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2012
    • [yes, this was posted after the deadline date. Might still be useful for people who have applied though. AFII 19:06, January 21, 2012 (UTC)]
  • Search is supposed to be moving quickly. No word yet, other than email that apps are complete.

Political History[]

University of Northampton (UK) - 20th C Political History[]

  • Lectureship/Senior Lectureship (tenured ~Assoc Prof) in 20thC Political History
  • "The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in History or a cognate discipline, have experience of teaching on undergraduate programmes, and an internationally recognised publication record to make a strong contribution to the REF2014. Some experience of successful bidding for external research funding is desirable."
  • Deadline: 26 Jul. 2012
    • To interview 8 Aug. ideally to start 2 Sept. 2012

Public History[]

Colorado State University[]

  • Tenure track, 9 month Assistant Professorship in Public History
  • "The Ph.D. in History or related field must be completed by the time of employment. The preferred candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum and programs. Applications are invited from candidates who offer promise of significant research and publication and who can work effectively with faculty, students, and the public."
  • For full consideration: 15 Jan. 2012 [posted on 14 Feb]
  • Telephone Interview: x1 (February 2012)
  • Campus Interview Scheduled: week of 2/13/12
  • Received email from dept: position filled. 4/9/12 x2

Flagler College[]

  • Associate Professorship in Public History
  • "he successful candidate will help develop and coordinate a new Public History program that utilizes the numerous resources available in the Nation’s Oldest City, develop upper-level history courses, and teach history survey courses in the new General Education curriculum. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate is expected to organize and supervise student internships, and to participate actively in the local, state, and regional Public History community. A proven ability to teach courses in Atlantic World studies is desired, although other areas of specialization will be considered."
  • Review begins: 14 Nov. 2011
    • Intend to Interview at AHA
      • Any news? (12/29)
      • I had an interview at AHA.
      • Has anyone heard about on-campus interviews happening? (2/27)
      • 3-24: rec'd snail-mail letter from dean indicating that they have hired Kelly Enright (a Rutgers PhD). Congrats.

Fort Hays State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History
  • "Area of expertise in U.S. History and ability to teach U.S. History surveys preferred...Additional consideration will be given to faculty who can teach surveys in World history and applicants willing to participate in the department’s online courses. "
  • Review begins: 17 Jan. 2012

Georgia College & State University[]

  • Tenure track, 10 month, assistant professorship in Public History
  • "Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in history (field open) with evidence of public history coursework from an accredited institution at the time of appointment. ABDs will be considered only if applicant can provide evidence of imminent completion of the degree. Applicants should have a record or provide evidence of potential to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public history and the US or World Civilization survey, oversee internships, build partnerships with local communities, assist with long-term planning and developing new courses in one of the following areas: new media, community-based public history projects, oral history, or cultural heritage. "
  • Review begins: 15 Mar. 2012
  • 3-22: Rec'd email requesting a phone interview x2
  • Campus interview scheduled x2
  • Colleague of mine offered the job and turned it down.
  • anyone know whats going on? are they going to post it next year?

James Madison University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History
  • "...with ability to teach U.S. Survey in the General education Program, and courses in oral history and/or archival management. Willingness to develop courses incorporating Mid-Atlantic local or regional history desired"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2011
  • 12/22 Phone interview set for January
  • 03/10/12 letter informing position has been filled.

Middle Tennessee State University (review begins March 29)[]

  • Tenure track open rank position in Public History
  • Review begins: 29th Mar. 2012
  • Except for a potentially later start date for the position (either Aug 2012 or Jan 2013, instead of just Aug 2012), this seems identical to the search that had a "review begins" date of October 31, 2011. (See that job posting below.) Did that search fail? Does anyone know what happened? x2.
  • 5-2-12: Rec'd rejection email stating that a candidate has accepted the position.

Middle Tennessee State University[]

  • Tenure track open rank position in Public History
  • "We seek applicants with experience in Public History and record of research and publication. Experience in archival administration or related practice fields preferred."
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2011
  • Any news on this one? It's still listed on H-Net jobs. Just curious if it's still open or if they've selected candidates to interview.
  • 1-30-12: I checked and received a polite reply stating that they have already selected semi-finalists.
  • Any updates?
  • 3-1-12: MTSU seems to have completely re-started the search. See the new job posting above (with review beginning March 29). Does anyone know what happened? x2

New Mexico State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US West and Public History
  • "Responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the US West and Public History and administering the department’s public history program. In addition to courses in fields of specialization, teaching both halves of the survey courses in United States history is desired. Applicants must have PhD in hand by August 2012"
  • Screening begins: 1 Dec. 2011
    • Cross posted at US History 2011-12
    • 2/22: received polite rejection letter stating that they "have selected another individual."

North Dakota State University[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Public History/ 20th Century US
  • deadline: until filled
  • phone interview scheduled 9/10/2011 x1
  • on-campus interview scheduled for November x1
  • Position offered 12-4-2011
  • Position accepted to start in January

Roanoke College[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Public History
  • "Areas of specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise and courses designed to fit into the college’s new Intellectual Inquiry curriculum"
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2011
  • While I couldn't apply for this position this year due to geographical constraints, I interviewed there last year (when they ran it as a 1-year position--very glad they scrapped that search and made it TT!), and would give the faculty, students, and campus a big thumbs up!
  • AHA Interview set up 12/12
  • Does anyone know if on-campus interviews have been scheduled / conducted?
  • 2/18: I had an AHA interview and haven't heard anything...
  • Was a candidate for another position there (my interview was on 2/5) and they were in the process of holding on-campus interviews for the Public History position too.
  • Email notification that they've hired someone. 3/9/12

Salem State University[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Public History
  • To develop courses in one of the following areas: "new media, community-based history, or cultural heritage...Demonstrated record of professional practice in public history preferred. The successful candidate will also have the ability to teach both halves of the department's World History sequence."
  • Review Begins: 12 Dec. 2011.
  • phone interview 22 dec 2011.
  • campus visits scheduled for late January. <--- does this mean they have already been scheduled, or they intend to schedule?
  • The visits are on-going right now, as of 3 February, they started last week.
  • Was interviewed on campus early February. Exceptionally nice bunch, best on campus experience I have ever had.

Texas State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant/associate professor in Public History, with expertise in US History
  • Soft Deadline: 30 Oct. 2011
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12
  • phone interview scheduled for Dec 7
  • Any updates?
  • Position filled 3/5/12

University of Central Florida[]

  • tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in History (excluding U.S. History)
  • The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their regional area of expertise and in public history.
  • The history department is expanding its public history program to focus on cultural heritage management and digital history.
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated research interests and teaching ability in archival or museum studies.
  • Online application due Nov. 1
  • Any word on this one? Why wasn't it listed on here?
    • A: because no one posted it! I do try to put everything from H-Net, and Chronicle up, but I'm only one person! Anyone can post a job, you don't have to wait for a mod to do it. AFII 09:34, November 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • AHA Interviews Scheduled (12/5)
  • Any news on campus interviews?

University of Illinois[]

  • TT professor in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science (the iSchool)
  • Any area related to the visualization/circulation of information & production of knowledge, including archives, "diverse communities" --political economy, public history/policy; management of cultural heritage, information in society, digital humanities, social justice
  • Any period; any geographical region
  • Candidates across the disciplines encouraged to apply
  • Deadline: 1 December 2011 (for first consideration)

University of Louisville[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US Public History with a research specialization in either US Women’s or Latino History
  • "The department is particularly interested in candidates with training/expertise in museum studies or museum education. "
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2012
  • fyi...they ran this search a couple years ago, brought finalists to campus for interviews, and then cancelled the search without even notifying anyone.
  • 2/29: Received email update from dept. chair. Search temporarily frozen due to state budget cuts. Dept. will not know if hiring line can be unfrozen until after state legislative session ends in early April.
  • I have heard the same thing. The budget in Kentucky is dire. This search might end.

University of North Alabama[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Public History
  • " Teaching responsibilities will include U.S. history surveys, advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialty, as well as graduate courses. Additional consideration will be given to faculty who have teaching/research interests in the Civil War, Reconstruction, African-American history, and/or Native American history, as well as applicants willing to participate in the department's online course offerings."
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2012

University of Sheffield (UK) - fixed term position[]

  • 3 year Lectureship (~VAP) in the Public History
  • Deadline: 16 Feb. 2012
  • invited for interview 2 March

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire[]

  • TT Assistant Professor in Early American History (to 1815), with a specialism in Public History
  • "Preference will be given to candidates with experience as practicing public historians."
  • Deadline: 10 Nov. 2011
  • Note that they are actually looking for a public historian. The Early America to 1815 emphasis is simply a plus, not a requirement.
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12
  • What the hell is a "specialism"?!? Academia... where good writing comes to die.
  • Phone interview scheduled Nov 20, apparently weeding from 15-18 to 10-12 for AHA
  • Query 2/13/12: Did they make an offer to anyone interviewed at AHA?
  • Any news at all?
  • In process of making an offer
  • Received the most gracious voicemail informing that they've hired another candidate. This department was the most professional I yet encountered in the job search. X2 (one of my colleagues also received a gracious call on 3/5).

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse[]

  • TT assistant professor in Public History and/or Policy History
  • Regional, geographic, or period specialization is open. We are especially interested in applications from Public History candidates with backgrounds in material culture studies, built environment, or oral history. The department is also especially interested in applications from candidates with Policy History specialties in education, welfare, race, criminal justice, or other social or domestic policy topics.
  • Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, including a General Education World History course and upper level courses in specialty areas. Ph. D. in hand by August 2012. Please list major and minor fields of specialization on C.V. and submit a letter of application, C.V., unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation by November 1, 2011. Application letters (500-750 words) should address teaching experience including experience and/or ability to teach world history, and research interests and agenda. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA meeting.
  • Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit
  • Also cross listed on the jobs wiki under world history & Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2011-12 .

University of York (UK) - Open Hire[]

  • 50th Anniversary Research Lectureships; History is a named field but no guarantee there'll be a hire in History.
  • "These posts are aimed at providing outstanding post-doctoral researchers with an opportunity for an extended period of research and a permanent career path. Anniversary Research Lecturers will spend a three year period establishing a strong personal research profile, followed by a transfer to an established academic post, comprising teaching and research."
  • [Similar schemes have been run elsewhere; most active on this board is the Chancellor's Fellowship Scheme at Edinburgh which is being discussed on Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12 page]
  • Deadline: 22 Mar.

Universiteit van Amsterdam[]

  • Assistant Professor (tenured) in 'Public History: History, Society & Memory'
  • Fluency in English needed; Fluency in Dutch must be gained within two years
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2011

Sports & Leisure History[]

University of Pittsburgh[]

  • Tenured Associate or Full Professor in US Sports History "with a preference for those working on connections between sport in the United States and in other areas of the world."
  • "We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our thematic fields: Atlantic History; Empires in World History; Gender, Ethnicity, Race, Religion; and Texts and Contexts"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct 2011

Question...UPitt has an historian that seems to fit this description exactly, any information on whether that person is staying on?

12/13 I am suspicious that this wasn't a real search. I really admire UPitt's dept., but wonder if any candidates were interviewed for this job. We are a small field and no one heard a thing. Can someone dispel my cynicism?

12/15 Three finalists chosen with campus interviews scheduled for January

2/7 Inside hire - job offered to inside candidate

University of Queensland (Aus.)[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sports History
  • Period & region appear open?
  • Deadline: 30 Aug. 2011 [by 11.55pm Eastern Australia Standard Time]

Urban History[]

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government[]

  • The Harvard Kennedy School is conducting a search for one (or more) Assistant Professor(s) of Public Policy with an emphasis on politics, to be filled by the Fall semester 2012. We invite applications from political scientists, sociologists, historians and other social scientists with research interests in: Urban politics and policy, in the US and/or other countries; and/or Ethnic and race relations in the US. In both cases, we look for strong public policy components or implications in the applicant’s work.
  • We welcome applications from persons with newly granted or expected doctorates and from persons who received their doctorates within the past three to four years. Qualifications for appointment include a distinguished Ph.D. record, strong evidence of a commitment to research, strong teaching skills, and a demonstrated interest in public policy issues.
  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, teaching evaluations, and one research paper online at:
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is November 23, 2011.
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12 & Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2011-12

Northeastern Illinois University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in 20th C US History/Urban History
  • "Candidates should have a deep and broad understanding of 20thCentury U.S. History/Urban History (with desirable areas including--but not limited to—immigration, ethnicity, and culture)."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2011

University of British Columbia - Okanagan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Urban History/History of the City
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2011
  • Any news? (12/5) Not yet
  • Anyone? 12/11 x4 12/22 x1
  • News? 1/5
  • Contacted for interview 1/9
  • Congrats. Canadian or International?
  • Canadian

University of Illinois - Chicago[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chicago/Urban History
  • "Specific areas of interest are open, but candidates are expected to contribute to the core themes of the department's PhD Concentration in Work, Race, and Gender in the Urban World (WRGUW) as well as prepare an undergraduate course in Chicago history. In addition, the department particularly welcomes scholarship on the transregional or transnational movement of people, goods, and/or ideas."
  • Deadline (for full consideration): 10 Nov. 2011
  • Any news? (12/9/11)
  • AHA interview requested, by phone (11/25) (x2)
  • Anyone else?
  • crossposted at US History
  • Called today (12/20) to ask for an update and was told the position was closed. The person on the phone was not sure whether this meant that they had just stopped requesting interviews or that a candidate was already offered the position.
  • Was informed by search committee member that they have their shortlist for AHA interviews and have informed those on it about their interview. I had to write and ask for this information (also just want to note that I find it funny that a "Chicago" job is listed under Non-Geographic.) (20 December)