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City College of New York - Open Rank, Architectural/Urban History, pre-1850[]

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Architecture in History and Theory, to begin Fall 2013
  • "The candidate will teach the survey of world architecture, lead discussion sections, work with and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and offer elective seminars in the field of specialty. The SSA seeks an innovative, cutting-edge scholar who emphasizes interdisciplinary inquiry and focuses on place-based history rather than individual monuments, historical styles, or well-known architects. Historians of technology, infrastructure, cultural landscapes, the environment, world architecture, urbanism, or other similar fields are encouraged to apply. No geographic restriction applies, but the field of specialty must be in topics before 1850"
  • "The candidate must hold a doctorate in the history of architecture or urbanism and have considerable teaching experience, preferably in a school of architecture. Interdisciplinary, innovative, scholarship of exceptional quality is required, as is excellence and experience in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to teaching the history of architecture in global, urban and environmental contexts. A distinguished record of multiple publications (books, articles, reviews) is required. The candidate must also demonstrate commitment to and experience in teaching the core curriculum in architectural history."
  • Deadline: Not Stated in Ad, Ad expires 19 Feb. 2013

DeMontfort University (UK) - Photographic History[]

  • Senior Lecturer or Senior Research Fellow (tenured, ~Associate Prof.) in Photographic History
  • "Candidates' research field will ideally relate to PHRC's core research strands in global social and cultural practices of photography, photography and science, and the industrial and business history of photography. We welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds in cultural history, visual culture, art history, anthropology, history of science, museum studies or any other relevant field"
  • "The post-holder will contribute to the research culture of the PHRC and teaching of the MA in Photographic History and Practice. The post holder will also be expected to supervise PhD students in photographic history, engage with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the university, and be able to develop research projects, and develop and undertake viable grant funding applications."
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview 14 Jan. 2013

Nanyang Technological University (Sing.) - Environmental OR Business[]

  • Assistant Professorship in Environmental OR Business History, to start Aug. 2013 (or earlier)
  • "The geographical area of specialization is open, and we particularly welcome candidates whose research area is related to the Asia-Pacific. The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses that address the history of the environment and/or business from global and comparative perspectives."
  • "The appointment presents excellent opportunities for a scholar to contribute to the development of the new History programme at the University. Candidates should possess a Ph.D., and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research as well as teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels"
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2012

Plymouth University (UK) - Maritime & Naval History[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Maritime and Naval History, to begin 1Sept 2013
  • "We understand Marine/Naval history to include but not to be limited to: oceanic and global networks and trade, interest in port towns, maritime security/ military operations, diasporas and migrations, maritime culture and economic studies. The role will involve delivering high quality teaching, contributing to the overall student experience and conducting research and publication of an international standard. The role will require excellent team-working and interpersonal skills as you help expand the recognised excellence of our taught programmes and research. The successful applicant will also develop collaborative research links with internal and external partners"
  • Deadline: 9 Apr. 2013

Pratt Institute (NY) - History & Theory of Design[]

  • Full time tenure track assistant professorship in the History and Theory of Design, to begin Aug. 2013
  • Teaching Load: 12 hours/semester including "survey courses in the history and theory of design and electives in area of specialization for undergraduate majors, M.A. students (including joint degree candidates), and studio majors in Pratt’s prominent design programs"
  • "The successful candidate will have teaching experience, a promising record of publication and professional engagement, and the ability to work across departmental boundaries to reinforce and build upon Pratt’s active design culture. "
  • Review begins: 4 Jan. 2013 and position is open until filled

Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Ger.) - W2 Professorship in the Didactics of History[]

  • Professor (W2) for the Didactics of History, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "Candidates should be prepared and able to work within an interdisciplinary context and demonstrate an interest in teaching the didactics of history at an academic level. A degree in teacher training with an emphasis on history and ideally some experience of teaching history in school will be an advantage, as will a readiness to participate in the design and development of university courses, the willingness and ability to represent the faculty in the administrative bodies relevant to teacher training and the ability to attract third party funding within the context of teaching and research. A high commitment to teaching, experience in university self administration and the willingness and ability to cooperate with the Professional School of Education and with the Centre for Educational Studies are indidspensible."
  • SHORT deadline: 23 Jan. 2013

University of Calgary - History of Energy[]

  • Tier II Canada Research Chair
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their candidacy with Dr. Hendrik Kraay, head of the Department of History.
  • Invitation to campus visit (1/25)

University of Copenhagen (Den.) - History of Philosophy 1600-1900[]

  • Associate Professorship in Philosophy: History of Philosophy 1600-1900, to begin 1 Aug. 2013 'or as soon as possible thereafter'
  • "An associate professor at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication is expected to carry out research at a level corresponding to the standards of international research in the field. Furthermore, an associate professor is expected to contribute actively to the development of a collective research environment. This includes research management and PhD supervision."
  • "The job description includes development, planning and administration of the BA and MA programmes in Philosophy as well as teaching within one or more of the central areas in these programmes. The appointed applicant is expected to teach in Danish and in English. Currently, some BA courses are taught in English, but most in Danish; MA courses are primarily taught in English."
  • "The candidate must possess documented research and teaching qualifications in philosophy. Candidates with documented qualifications within history of philosophy, in particular the period from 1600 to 1900, and candidates who possess linguistic skills required to research primary material in this field, will be preferred"
  • SHORT Deadline: 9 Jan. 2013

University of Missouri-St. Louis -Endowed Professorship in Museum Studies and Community History[]

  • E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professorship in Museum Studies and Community History, to begin no later than 15 Aug. 2013
  • "The successful candidate will direct the program in Museum Studies, consisting of an interdisciplinary M.A. degree housed in the History Department and a graduate certificate. The program is a collaboration between the Departments of History; Art and Art History; and Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, and also involves a community partnership with the Missouri History Museum. The candidate will be hired at the associate or full professor level, with the tenure home housed in one of the three collaborating departments.
  • A detailed vita, including names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests should be submitted to Patricia Zahn at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and continues until position is filled.

University of Pittsburgh  -  [Non-TT] Archives and Information Science []

  • Non-tenure stream, renewable Assistant/Associate Professor in Archives & Information Science
  • (e.g. Public history, digital humanities, data-intensive history, book history & print culture, comparative media studies, information history, intellectual history of communications, technology studies)
  • "The new AIS faculty member is expected to be a liaison with the Pittsburgh regional archives community as well as regional and national professional associations. We expect candidates for this position to possess strong experience in such community and professional work and to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills."
  • "Candidates who bridge disciplinary areas are specifically encouraged to apply."
  • Electronic applications should be sent to Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses (with e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references.
  • For full consideration: 4 Jan. 2013

University of Richmond - Asst/Assoc Leadership Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship (associate professor may be possible for outstanding candidates who have already recieved tenure) in Leadership Studies with a specialization in history, to begin Aug. 2013
  • A Ph.D. in History or a related field is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but must have completed the Ph.D. by the start date.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012
  • I wonder how many apps they'll get for this position. Seems like a pretty unusual combination of specializations.
  • Any word?
  • Invited for campus visit 11/30

University of Strathclyde (UK) - Oral History[]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof.) in Oral History
  • "Applications are sought from ambitious and energetic research-active historians who are keen to contribute to the continuing development of the Scottish Oral History Centre (SOHC) and the History subject area within the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde. You will have research and teaching interests and experience in oral history, be published in the field, and have an ability to contribute to History teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in an area of twentieth century history (preferably aligned with current strengths in Scottish, British and transnational history and also in the history of health and medicine). Desirable is a demonstrably strong contribution to REF2014 (commensurate to career level) and essential is an ability to contribute dynamically to the various research, teaching, training, CPD, knowledge exchange and public engagement activities of the SOHC. Experience of digital humanities in the field of oral history (for example, memoryscapes) would also be an advantage."
  • Deadline: 21 Jul. 2013

University of Surrey (UK) - Business History[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured  Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof.) in Business History
  • "Applications are welcome from candidates conducting research in any area of business history. Candidates should hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field and have an excellent record of achievement in scholarship and research. They will demonstrate the necessary drive and capacity to contribute and, if appropriate, lead the integration of business history into a developing business studies curriculum"
  • "At Lecturer level we are looking for internationally excellent research outputs and demonstrable teaching ability; for Senior Lecturers we expect a strong record of scholarship and research of international significance, demonstrated by a strong publication profile and the capability to generate research funding."
  • Deadline: 4 Mar. 2013

Cultural and/or Social History[]

Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)[]

  • Postgraduate Programme Tutor (~tenured Asst. Prof/Lectureship) in 18th & 19th C European Material Culture and Design
  • "The post demands a strong intellectual understanding of the theoretical and historical issues relating to object-based research. The successful candidate will teach on the Programme, undertake research in the History of Design and Material Culture and contribute to the Museum’s overall research programme. S/he will have a proven record of scholarship and an inspiring approach to teaching and research. Scholars from a variety of fields with an interest in object-based research are encouraged to apply, including the history of art, architecture and design, anthropology, cultural and social history."
  • Deadline: 13 Jul. 2012
    • Intend to interview 23 Jul.

Digital History[]

Idaho State University - Historical GIS[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital History, focusing on Historical GIS
  • "The field of specialization is open, though preference is towards candidates who will reinforce department strengths in environmental history, women’s history, transnational history, or the North American West. A Ph.D. in history, geography, or related field is required at appointment in August 2013. Successful candidates will demonstrate a growing record of scholarship, commitment to teaching, including distance-learning and high-quality online courses, and potential for successful grant funding. Specific teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses and training graduate students in historical GIS and other tools of research and education."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA

Idaho State University- General Digital History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • PhD in hand by appointment date
  • "The field of specialization is open. Because the department has a separate opening in historical GIS, that criteria will be given less preference for this position. The department welcomes candidates whose work addresses either applied public history or academic research."
  • "Specific teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses and training graduate students in digital tools of research and education"
  • Review begins 10 Dec. 2012

Indiana University, Purdue University - Indianapolis - Asst/Assoc, US/Digital[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professor in Digital History/US History, to begin 1 Aug. 2013
  • "Period and area of specialty in US History open. We are looking for a historian with experience in applying digital theories and technologies to his/her research and teaching, who can enhance our nationally recognized MA Program in Public History. Teaching responsibilities include US History surveys and upper-level and graduate courses in fields of expertise"
  • PhD by Aug. 2013.
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012, and continues until the position is filled

Rutgers University-Camden[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in history, with strengths in digital and public history, to begin Sept. 2013
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "including undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization, in a new curriculum in Digital Studies, and M.A. program in public history, and will be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform for all Rutgers faculty."
  • Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree in hand at time of appointment.
  • The department welcomes all qualified applicants, but is especially interested in scholars whose work advances the field of digital history (including archival or other public history applications) and engages with interdisciplinary campus initiatives.
  • Application materials should include URL links to digital projects. Please send a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, three signed letters of recommendation, and an article or chapter-length writing sample to: Digital/Public History Search Committee Chair Charlene Mires, History Department, Rutgers University, 429 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or upload to a file-sharing service and send links to the writing sample is part of a larger study, please also send an abstract and a table of contents, and/or a statement of how the sample fits into the larger work.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA - still reviewing files as of 12/10
    • Interviewed at AHA 1/3/13
    • Invite to Campus:  (has anyone received one yet?)
    • they stated that they interviewed ten people and plan on inviting four to campus
  • Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013
  • Received a really nice rejection letter from the search chair, stating there were 48 applications (12/18) x2

University of Luxemborg[]

  • Associate or Full Professor in Digital History
  • "The Assistant Professor/Professor will be expected to undertake research focused on Digital History from different perspectives notably to act as an intermediary between new technologies and humanities and / or by analysing of the uses made of new digital tools for history (archives, narratives...). He/she should also help to identify and promote good practices in Digital Humanities and contribute to the planned development of digital infrastructures for research. The Assistant Professor/Professor's research programme should complement and further develop existing research strengths within the Laboratoire d'Histoire. The successful candidate will have proven research expertise in one or more major areas of Digital History and Modern History (15th - 20th century)."
  • PhD in hand + at least 3 years post-doctoral experience
  • Ability to teach in two of the following (ideally ability to understand the third): French, English, German.
  • Deadline: 15 Aug. 2012 (hardcopy ONLY).

Economic History[]

Brown University - History of Capitalism in Modern America[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of capitalism defined broadly to encompass candidates working in labor history (free and unfree), business history, economic history, history of economic thought, history of consumer society, and the political economy of the nineteenth and/or twentieth-century US.
  • The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio:
  • Deadline: 15, Oct. 2012.
  • Thanks, SC, for paying for the interfolio application fee. It's a small gesture, but an appreciated one.
    • Very nice letter requesting additional writing. Sent through Interfolio 10-30

Dartmouth College[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in economic history.
  • Specializations in the history of global capitalism, labor of all varieties, trade, resources, and related fields are welcome. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level broadly covering economic history. The appointment will begin July 1, 2013, Ph.D. in hand.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short writing sample to
  • Deadline: 22, Oct. 2012.
  • Email invitation for AHA interview 11/17
  • Rejection letter by email 12/21. Curious what broad fields people who got interviews work on.

University of Cambridge (UK) - International Economic History since 1800[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~ Assoc/Asst Prof) in International Economic History since 1800
  • "preference may be given to candidates with expertise in the twentieth century. Candidates may have research expertise in one or more of the major economic regions of the world, whether Europe, the Americas, Asia or Africa, but should be able to place the particular region in a wider international perspective of globalization and deglobalization, in the context of shifting balances between regions of the world economy, and of changing patterns of economic governance of the world economy."
  • "The research record will be to high international standards, but it should be emphasised that the Faculty welcomes applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as those who already have established careers. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent)."
  • "The postholder will teach at all levels, from first year undergraduate to PhD. In particular, they will be expected to (a) contribute to core teaching in Part I of the Historical Tripos (years 1-2); (b) in time to develop their own Part II 'Special' and 'Specified' options (year 3); (c) supervise final year undergraduate dissertations; (d) contribute modules to and supervise individual students in the MPhil in Economic and Social History; and (e) supervise PhD students."
  • Deadline: 22 Feb. 2013

University College London (UK) - Modern[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Assoc/Asst Prof) in Modern Economic History
  • [nb advert text reads 'modern European History' at one point; I think this is a typo! AFII (talk) 07:58, January 8, 2013 (UTC)]
  • "We are seeking to appoint an outstanding historian working on any major area of economic history from 1850.   Our preference is for someone who will bring new research interests to complement our current expertise"
  • "Applicants must have a doctorate in modern economic history; a competitive record of research publications; an imaginative and well-conceived post-doctoral research project that complements our current expertise; experience of teaching in a university History department, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and a demonstrable commitment to academic citizenship"
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2013
    • Intend to interview 22 Mar.

University of Sussex - Transnational Economic History[]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~ asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Economic History
  • "Applications from candidates working in all fields of economic history are welcomed." (although the title of the ad. states 'transnational')
  • "Candidates for appointment at lecturer level would be expected to have an emerging profile of high quality publications; for consideration at the senior level, candidates should already have published a prestigious body of work and exhibit a distinctive research trajectory"
  • Deadline: 28 Aug. 2012
    • Intend to interview 12 Sept. 2012

University of Sussex (UK) - post-1500[]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~ asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Economic History, to start 1 Sept. 2013
    • (It is unclear how/if this advert relates to the one above; it was posted *after* the 'intend to interview date' so may be a new job OR a readvertisement with slightly different wording AFII (talk) 11:35, September 25, 2012 (UTC))
  • "Applications from candidates working in all fields of economic history after 1500 are welcomed"
  • "We seek an ambitious individual, with a demonstrable track record of high quality teaching and research, whose work complements our existing strengths. Candidates for appointment at lecturer level would be expected to have an emerging profile of high quality publications; for consideration at the senior level, candidates should already have published a prestigious body of work and exhibit a distinctive research trajectory."
  • Deadline: 27 Oct. 2012
  • any news? (21 Nov)
  • any news still?

University of Warwick - Senior Hire[]

  • Reader (tenured, ~Full Professor) in Economic History, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "You will have an international reputation for your outstanding record of world-class research and publications. You will be expected to research and publish in Early Modern Spanish economic history, Colonial Latin American economic history and global economic history."
  • "You will have international links with universities and scholarly organisations in Europe, and the United States of America, and be willing to develop these links further in collaboration with colleagues across the faculties at Warwick University. You will also be willing to secure substantial research funding and engage in conducting innovative research, have experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and the ability to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department."
  • Deadline: Midnight GMT 2 Nov. 2012

Environmental History[]

Arizona State University - Environmental Humanities[]

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in environmental humanities with an emphasis in natural resources and sustainability to start Aug. 2013.
  •  2/2 course load, "supervise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in research, and participate in standard university service."
  • "The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in interdisciplinary efforts within SHPRS, contribute to the School’s growing relationship with ASU’S Global Institute of Sustainability, and advance Public Humanities initiatives. Areas of focus include but are not limited to ethics or resource management, indigenous sacred practices and land, and humanities perspectives on sustainability, food systems, energy, environmental justice, and social movements."
  • "Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. at time of appointment; demonstrated record of interdisciplinary research in humanities and sustainability; and teaching experience. Desired qualifications include: training in religious studies, philosophy, or history; evidence of successful grant-writing to support research or public programs; scholarly publications in environmental humanities; and a record of public engagement."
  • To apply, submit electronically to 1) a letter of applications addressing required and desired qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita; and 3) three letters of recommendation. Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Public Humanities Search Committee Chair.
  • Open until filled, for full consideration: 9 November 2012.
  • Skype Interview (12/12)
  • Campus Interview scheduled (1/10)
  • Offer made and accepted (2/22)

Bucknell University - Environmental Humanities[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor to start Aug 2013.
  • "The Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications for an assistant professor position in environmental humanities to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will bring a strong background in humanistic aspects of environmental studies to a wellestablished interdisciplinary undergraduate program and facilitate the incorporation of humanities into the core of the curriculum. Candidates should have a PhD in humanistic environmental studies or a humanities discipline with a clearly evident environmental focus."
  • "A completed PhD at time of appointment is strongly preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and demonstrated potential for excellent scholarly work in environmental humanities are also required."
  • Applications must be made online at:, cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations), a research portfolio (including a statement on the candidate’s scholarly agenda and one writing sample), and three letters of reference.
  • Review: 1 Nov 2012.
    • Video interview scheduled (12/11).
    • Mind mentioning your field?
    • Environmental history.
    • Invited to interview on campus (12/20).
    • Offer made and accepted. Information comes from a post-on campus interview rejection email (2/20).

Central Michigan University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Environmental History, to start Aug. 2013
  • "A secondary field in Public history is preferred."
  • 3/3 Teaching load including "comparative environmental history from the Neolithic to the present"
  • Ability to use geospatial technology is required. The department offers the opportunity to work with graduate students in its Joint Doctoral Program in Transnational and Comparative History and to benefit from CMU's newly created Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems. Ph.D. in History or related field required by time of appointment. The successful applicant must demonstrate potential for excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
  • Open until filled, but for full consideration: 15 Dec. 2012
  • CMU currently has a postdoctoral fellow in environmental history, so this is likely/possibly an inside hire
  • Phone interview scheduled 1/10

Christopher Newport University (Va.) - [Non-TT; renewable lectureship][]

  • Non tenure track (renewable) lectureship in Environmental History, to start 19 Aug. 2013
  • 4/4 Teaching load
  • "The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in his or her area(s) of specialty as well as in the history of science and/or technology more generally. In addition to upper-level courses in ones area of specialization, the ability to teach the Departments U.S. History and/or World Civilization surveys is also required."
  • "The successful candidate for this renewable lectureship will have earned a Ph.D. (in hand by August 19, 2013) and ideally in an area of history with related coursework that provides expertise in the study of human culture through the lens of environmental impacts and contexts. ABD candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor."
  • For full consideration: 2 Nov. 2012
  • Invited for phone interview 11/20

Concordia College Moorhead (Minn.) - US Environmental & Atlantic World[]

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in US Environmental/Atlantic World History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "As one of 28 U.S. colleges associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Concordia encourages a learning environment that fosters a partnership between intellect and faith. Through its dynamic curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, Concordia encourages students to discern their vocation while embracing responsible engagement in the world."
  • "The applicant is required to teach upper division courses in Early American, Native American, as well as Environmental History. The department particularly welcomes applicants who can teach a variety of survey courses and contribute to the college’s core curriculum. To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of teaching excellence and have Ph.D. in hand by August 2013"
  • Review begins: 1 Jan. 2013

Montana State University - Bozeman - Modern Asian, excl. Japan[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Asian History, excluding specialists in the history of Japan
  • "The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose sub-specialties include environmental history; history of science/technology; cultural history."
  • 2/2 teaching load
  • "The successful candidate should be prepared to teach a survey course in the history of modern Asia, as well as upper-division courses in her/his areas of expertise. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s graduate program. The Ph.D. is required by August 2013, as well as evidence of the ability to teach effectively and to conduct independent research."
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled

Northwestern University - Environmental Social Science[]

  • Northwestern University is accepting applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Environmental Social Science that starts in fall 2013. The successful applicant will be a member in a home department in one of the social sciences (Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology) and will participate in the interdisciplinary Environmental Policy and Culture Program. While all environmental social science areas will be considered, we particularly welcome applicants whose research fits within Northwestern University’s areas of strength as represented in the University’s Strategic Plan, including but not limited to (1) Sustainability and/or Climate Change, (2) Global Health, and (3) Inequalities and/or Social Justice. We seek colleagues with a strong commitment to empirical research (quantitative or qualitative) and excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment and teaching experience are expected. AA/EOE applications from women and under-represented minority candidates are especially encouraged.
  • Applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent describing their current research agenda and teaching experience/interests, (2) one representative written work, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and contact information for three referees via the online application system found at . Only electronic application materials will be accepted. The internal review process for applications will begin on November 8, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to
  • Letters Requested (11/9) (x4)
  • Anything since the request for rec letters?
  • Rejection received, 2/15. The e-mail noted that they had 260 applicants.
  • Equal Opportunity survey received 2/18

Ohio State University[]

  • (tenure-eligible) Assistant Professorship in Environmental History
  • "Candidates with specializations in any geographic region or chronological era are welcome to apply. We define “environmental history” to encompass the history of material life in all its permutations, including the histories of climate, natural ecologies, agriculture, urban formations, infrastructures, disease, animals, and natural resource use, as well as important cultural and political dimensions, such as perceptions of landscape and nature, environmental inequality, and movement politics. An ability to teach classes with a global and/or comparative perspective is preferred. We will show preference for candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to the College of Arts & Sciences initiative to enhance research and teaching on sustainability, energy, climate change, disease, technology, and development."
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012
    • Ack and EOE stuff received (via mail!): 11/10
    • It's been a month: anything?
    • Skype interview scheduled 11/20 (x2; email received 11/25)
    • REJECTED! (12/17) Did the person who got rejected have a Skype interview?
      • Nope, no skype interview. A reject fromt he first round.
    • I'm not the original poster but I got the rejection letter as someone who did not have a Skype interview.  Likely went out to the first round of rejected applicants.
    • Campus visits scheduled

Portland State University[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of environmental history, to begin September 16, 2013.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching fields would contribute to our MA track in public history. Job duties include teaching courses and conducting research in environmental history, and serving on department/university committees. Applicants should have completed the PhD in the relevant field of study by the hire date.
  • Send letter of application detailing teaching and research, CV, examples of research, and three letters of reference to Dr. Tim Garrison, Department of History, Portland State University, Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751 (; 503-725-3978). Electronic submission of all materials preferred.
  • Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2012, and continue until finalists are identified.
    • Is this the same search that was posted last year, for North American Enviro and Public History? Did that search fail? Or are they looking for another enviro historian?
    • This is the same search. The search fell apart last year in the face of economic and institutional difficulties.
    • Does the early application deadline mean that interviews will not take place at the AHA in Jan?
    • Anyone hear anything? A friend in another field for which PSU is running a search already got a phone call, and he also had a 10/1 deadline.
    • Ack. and link to HR survey received (10/26). x3
    • Phone interview scheduled (10/30). x2
      • Mind mentioning which sub-sub-fields of enviro history you work on?
      • If last year's offer is any indication PSU is not looking for an enviro historian but a gender historian
      • Really? Seems a stretch. Still would like to know the interviewees sub-fields...
        • Hell hath no fury like a job applicant spurned, but I, too, wonder what specifically the SC is looking for. x2
    • Anyone hear anything since the interviews?
    • Campus visit scheduled (11/19) x3
    • Rejection received (11/28). I'm bummed, of course, but it is really nice that they sent out rejections in a timely manner. Also, and I quote, "We received over 150 applications for this position, and we have now selected the finalists that we will bring to campus for an interview."
    • Finalist accepted position
      • Name?
      • I can't wait to find out who will be at PSU!  Anyone willing to say or see an announcement?  The position is poorly paid but being at PSU and in Portland are the subsidy.  

University of Houston - Energy/Environmental History[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship specializing in the field of Energy/Environmental History, a non-U.S. geographic concentration preferred.
  • "We especially seek candidates whose work intersects and complements existing departmental strengths in the further development of our doctoral/graduate and undergraduate programs in Energy/Environmental History."
  • The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment in 2013.
  • To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Professor Martin Melosi, Chair, Energy/Environmental Search Committee, University of Houston, Department of History, 524 Agnes Arnold Hall, Houston, Texas 77204-3003.
  • The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2012, and all materials must be received no later than December 15, 2012.
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/19 (x3)
  • rejection via email 1/21/13

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Global[]

  • Tenure track 9-month position in Global Environmental History starting Sept. 2013
  • preference for junior person but may hire at associate prof. rank
  • "The ideal candidate will focus on Africa, Asia, and/or the global south"
  • "This position is part of a "cluster hire" in Environment, Information, and Sustainable Development. The cluster consists of the Department of History and three partner units: the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the School of Information, and the Department of Afroamerican & African Studies. We seek someone who – in addition to offering a range of courses in environmental history – will participate in our emerging global history curriculum and who can work productively within the cluster to offer a historical dimension to contemporary issues surrounding environmental change and development"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012
  • Any news? (4, Dec)
    • ​Contacted for additional writing samples
    • Campus interview scheduled

University of Saskatchewan[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship specializing in Environmental History, to begin July 1, 2013.
  • "Temporal, geographical, and thematic specializations are open, but we welcome linkages to current areas of research strength within the Department, including Native-Newcomer relations; the North American Great Plains; twentieth-century politics, policy, and culture; the history of science and medicine; and the history of gender and sexuality."
  • "The University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration related to environment, sustainability, and sense of place. The successful candidate will be welcome to foster connections with the School of Environment and Sustainability; the Global Institute for Water Security; the One Health Initiative; the School of Public Health, or the Historical GIS Laboratory."
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Jim Handy, Head, Department of History, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A5, Canada. Application documents may be sent by email to
  • Review begins: 9, Nov. 2012, continuing until an appointment is made
    • Campus interview scheduled (12/5).
    • Position filled.

Gender/Women's History[]

Armstrong Atlantic State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Women's History, to start Fall 2013
  • Teaching load 4/4: "Teaching responsibilities include: upper level courses in women’s history and additional areas of expertise, support of the M.A. in History, survey level courses in World History and/or American History as appropriate, and introductory courses in Gender and Women’s Studies."
  • " An earned Ph.D. in History is preferred. ABD candidates may be considered. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred."
  • Position dependant on final budgetary approval
  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2012
    • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013 & US History 2012-13
    • Request for AHA interview (12/11)
    • Email from the search chair that the other searches are wrapping up, they will be moving forward with this one, and they'll be in touch soon. (2/13)

Eastern Michigan University[]

  • Tenure track associate professor in Women's History "...with a preference for US Women's History"
  • "The successful hire will maintain an active scholarly agenda, pursue innovative teaching, and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. The candidate will design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her or his area of specialization."
  • "Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in History or a related field by August 31, 2013 are strongly preferred."
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2012
  • Chair said they're doing phone interviews early January and hoped to notify those selected by the end of next week (posted on North American History page 12/5)

University of Bristol (UK) - since c.1000[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Gender History (since c.1000-Present)
  • "The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2013), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research."
  • Deadline: 16 Feb. 2013
    • intend to interview 21 Mar.

University of New Mexico - Albuquerque - 20thC Womens/Gender, Central Europe[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th C European Womens/Gender History with a focus on Central Europe(including Italy)
  • "Ph.D. in History with completion expected by August, 2013; ability to teach lower-division surveys in the candidate’s area of expertise; ability to teach upper-division undergraduate and graduate classes in the candidate’s research field; ability to mentor undergraduates, and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; an active research agenda focused on 20th-Century Central European Women’s and Gender History."
  • preferred qualifications: "1) Teaching experience at the university or college level; (2) a record of publication, or demonstrated potential to publish in the field of 20th-Century European Women’s and Gender History; (3) ability to teach courses in comparative 20th-Century women’s and gender history and 20th-Century German or Central European history; and (4) research/teaching interests whose work crosses borders, takes a transnational approach, or complements existing strengths in the department"
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2012

History of Education[]

Appalachian State University[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor, History, Social Studies Education, to begin 15 Aug. 3013
  • "Qualifications for this position include the Ph.D. in history and demonstrated experience in teaching social studies (history preferred) at the secondary level. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements before August 2013."
  • "Teaching responsibilities include courses for majors seeking history/social studies licensure at the secondary level as well as General Education courses and courses in the successful candidate's area of specialization. Part of his/her time will be spent in the public schools supervising the department’s majors engaged in student teaching as well as helping to administer the history education program and advising students."
  • "Applicants must send a complete application consisting of an application letter, C.V. and three letters of recommendation to History Education Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608-2072. Electronic applications will not be accepted."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Liverpool Hope University (UK)[]

  • Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Assoc Prof) in the History of Education
  • As a senior post, this job will involve significant administration/course design/etc. "This is a key post within the Education Faculty and the person appointed will play an important role in the development of the new Education pathway as a core component in the Faculty and the University and take responsibility for the day-to-day co-ordination of the subject."
  • Submissions considered from: 30 Aug. 2012
    • "We are keen to make these appointments so applications will be considered as they are received and suitable candidates may be invited for interview at short notice."

University of British Columbia (Can.)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the History of Education
  • "The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. A commitment to First Nations’ concerns and perspectives is expected. Priority will be given to candidates in the field of the history of education who have an established or emerging research program with a focus on intersectionality as it applies to one or more of the following: gender, poverty and social disadvantage, social justice and equity, in British Columbia and Canada within the global context"
  • "The successful applicant will be expected to (a) teach in both the Teacher Education program and graduate programs coordinated by the Department, (b) supervise graduate students enrolled in the Department’s programs, and (c) contribute to the scholarly community in the Department, the Faculty of Education, and the University community."
  • (subject to final budgetary approval)
  • Deadline: 7 Jan. 2013
  • 4 campus interviews scheduled. Jan. 31

Universiteit Gent (Belg.)[]

  • Professorship/Full time Lectureship [Tenure track] in History Education, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • teaching is in Dutch
  • "candidates should hold a PhD degree with a doctoral thesis or a degree recognized as equivalent and, at the onset of the appointment, have at least two years of postdoctoral experience"
  • Deadline: 14 Mar. 2013

History of Religion(s)[]

Indiana University - Bloomington - Medieval/Early Modern Jewish Civilisations[]

  • Assistant professorship in Medieval or Early Modern Jewish Civilisations
  • "Ph.D. or equivalent required. The successful applicant must demonstrate an excellent research record in a field or area of specialization including history, literature, or thought relating to Jews in the orbit of Islam; effective teaching; and an active professional profile. Teaching obligations will extend from introductory undergraduate courses to more specialized upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate training in the applicant’s own area of research expertise"
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012

Monash University (Aus.) [Non-TT; VAP equiv.][]

  • 3 year Assistant Lectureship in History of Religion, to begin Jul. 2013
  • "The position requires an ability to contribute to teaching in the History of Religions and the potential to contribute to other fields of historical enquiry, such as of medieval/early modern Europe."
  • Deadline: 27 Jan. 2013

University at Albany (SUNY) - Eastern Mediterranean Religion[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship "for a candidate whose research is focused on some aspect of religion in the Eastern Mediterranean (including the Balkans) from 600 to 1800 C.E., with scholarly proficiency in Greek and Arabic or Turkish."
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of a Western Civilization or World History survey, and upper level courses in Byzantine history, the history of Islam, and the history of the Middle East, as well as more specialized graduate seminars.
  • Please apply online via
  • Review begins: 15, Oct. 2012 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

University of Colorado, Boulder - Jewish History[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish history, medieval period to the present, to start Aug. 2013
  • The person who is hired must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in history or in Jewish Studies with specialized training in history by August 19, 2013. Teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct independent research, and participate in the Program in Jewish Studies.
  • This position is vital to the department’s innovative graduate program, which emphasizes global, transnational, and thematic preparation and connects students and faculty across individual fields. A letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness and promise (such as sample syllabi, or teaching evaluations), as well as three letters of recommendation will be accepted electronically at, posting #818568.
  • Review begins: 1, Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled.
  • email rejection (11/11)

University of North Carolina - Jewish History[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Jewish History, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "Ph.D. preferred. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong scholarly promise and a commitment to teaching modern Jewish history, including the history of the Holocaust; and the person appointed to this position will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies"
  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled
  • On-campus interviews currently in progress - 2/5

University of Waterloo (Can.) - Open rank; Islam in Asia[]

  • Tenure track or tenured assistant, associate or full professor in the area of Contemporary Islam in Asia with a preference for a specialization outside the middle east, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "The position is open to candidates from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and candidates are encouraged to identify the most appropriate fit. The successful candidate will teach at least one course in Islam for the Department of Religious Studies. Other courses will be listed or cross-listed to Religious Studies as appropriate."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec 2012 and is open until filled

Yale University - Tenured, Modern Jewish History [2014-5 position][]

(Will relocate this job posting to the 2014-5 pages when the season kicks off AFII (talk) 10:51, April 10, 2013 (UTC))

  • Tenured position of Professor in Modern Jewish History
  • "Candidates are expected to have broad familiarity with the critical study of Jewish history, whether social, cultural, political, religious, or intellectual, while specializing in modern Jewish history in the Americas, Western or Eastern Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. Candidates should be thoroughly fluent in Hebrew as a language of both primary sources and contemporary scholarship, as well as at least one other modern Jewish language (e.g., Yiddish, Ladino) or host cultural language. They should be well-grounded in modern critical approaches to the study of history, including the ability to situate Jewish society and its history within broader cultural and comparative contexts. Candidates should have an outstanding record of excellence in publication and teaching, the latter at both the undergraduate and graduate levels."
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2013 [not 1 Apr. as header states]

Intellectual History[]

University of Illinois - Chicago - Russian & East European[]

  • Nominations or applications for an Associate or Full Professor, to hold the Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History.
  • "We seek a scholar who works on intellectual history, broadly defined, with a focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, Russia’s western borderlands, or ethnic and religious minorities within these regions."
  • "Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests will strengthen one or both of the department’s graduate concentrations: Work, Race and Gender in the Urban World; and Encounters, Ethnographies, and Empires."
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2012

University of Sussex (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Intellectual History
  • "Applications from candidates working in all fields of intellectual history after 1500 are welcome.We seek an ambitious individual, with a demonstrable track record of high quality teaching and research, whose work complements our existing strengths. Candidates are expected to have an emerging profile of high quality publications, and well developed plans for future research."
  • Deadline: 6 May 2013

Yale University - Early Modern[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Early Modern Intellectual History, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • We invite applications from candidates specializing in any region of the world. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections each year in the Directed Studies Program on the European intellectual tradition and two courses to be cross-listed in the History Department and the Humanities Program. Applications are invited from historians and other historically-oriented scholars with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.
  • Application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference should be submitted at
  • Review begins: 15, Sept 2012.
  • Job Talks are already scheduled to begin next week. Four candidates were invited. (11/1)

Legal History[]

Clemson University (South Carolina) - US Legal[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US Legal History
  • " J.D. preferred; Ph.D. must be in hand by August 15, 2013. Applicants must be prepared to teach an upper-level U.S. legal history sequence; the introductory-level U.S. history sequence; and graduate-level courses in U.S. legal history. They must also be prepared to direct master’s theses related to their area of specialization, and to direct the department’s pre-law advising program. The department will consider applicants in all areas of research specialty, but has a particular interest in candidates who can teach classes related to women’s/gender history."
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2012
  • Received "thank you but no thanks" email a few months ago. 

University of California - Berkeley[]

  • Tenure track or tenured faculty position in US Legal History
  • "Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in history or a closely related field; and must have an excellent record of historical scholarship related to law, as appropriate to career stage. Candidates with ABD status will be considered, but the successful candidate must have finished the Ph.D. within 6 months of appointment. The position is not restricted to any particular period of U.S. history, area of legal historical research or methodological approach. An ideal candidate should undertake research of interest both to the historical profession generally and to legal historians within the law school community."
  • Review begins: 4 Sept. 2012, hard deadline: 8 Oct. 2012
    • Crossposted to US History 2012-13
    • Email notice that no longer under active consideration as they have decided to pursue candidates at the tenured level. 

University of Edinburgh (UK;Scot) - Renaissance/Early Modern European[]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (tenured ~asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Legal History "referably with a research and teaching interest in the law and legal culture of the Renaissance/Early Modern period"
  • "The candidate will be expected to contribute to established programmes and to help develop new courses in this area at undergraduate and postgraduate level, in particular for the LL.M. in History and Philosophy of Law, as well as undertake doctoral supervision"
  • Deadline: 13 Sept. 2012

Winona State University (Minn.) - US Legal & Constitutional[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in US Legal and Constitutional History
  • "The Department seeks to build on existing strengths in its History and Law and Society programs, and to strengthen its ABA-accredited 4-year Paralegal Program.  The Department is also interested in expanding offerings in the areas of Environmental History and Comparative/Transnational History. The department is looking for prospective colleagues with a Ph.D. in U.S. History or American Studies (by date of hire), demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship."
  • "Position available pending budgetary approval."
  • Review begins: 4 Feb. 2013

Military History[]

Kansas State University - (Western) European Military History, 1789-present[]

  • Tenure track position in Western European Military History, including Britain, 1789-present, to begin Fall 2013
  • 2/2 Teaching Load " Teaching responsibilities will include a World or Western Civilization survey course, upper-level undergraduate courses in area of specialization, graduate courses in military history, and participation in an interdisciplinary Security Studies program."
  • "Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment"
  • Review begins: 30 Nov. 2012
  •  Phone interview requested
  • Phone interview scheduled
  • Have campus visits been scheduled? Yes
  • Offer made to candidate and accepted
  • Who got the job?

National University of Ireland, Maynooth - Military History & Strategic Studies[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Military History and Strategic Studies
  • "The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students. The appointee will also be expected to build a strong research profile, conducting research and engaging in scholarship of quality and substance and generating publications of international standard."
  • SHORT Deadline: 28th Apr. 2013
  • Rejection email, 12//5/2013

Texas A&M - Associate or Full Professor, War and Society[]

  • he Department of History at Texas A&M University seeks an outstanding scholar in War and Society at the rank of associate professor or professor. The appointment begins September 2013. All geographic, chronological, and thematic specializations will be considered, especially those complementing existing strengths. The successful candidate, with Ph.D. in hand, will maintain an ambitious, productive research agenda, teach two courses per semester, recruit and train exceptional graduate students, and participate in university and professional affairs.
  • Please submit a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a substantial writing sample by October 15, 2012.
  • Rejection letter received Nov. 13, 2012 x2
  • Offer made and accepted. Feb. 21.

University of Sussex (UK) - TWO positions, War & History[]

  • Two lectureships (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in War and History since c.1650
  • "The Directorship of the Centre for War, Representation and Society may be available to a suitably qualified candidate."
  • "we seek applications from suitably qualified scholars; area of specialisation is open, but we would particularly welcome applications from those with expertise in the causes and conduct of war; men, manpower and technology; or resistance and collaboration. It is expected that the successful applicants will have a demonstrable record of high quality teaching and research, and a complete entry of international quality publications for the forthcoming REF exercise."
  • Deadline: 6 May 2013

Rogers State University - Assistant Professor, Military, US, World[]

  • Rogers State University is seeking an assistant professor (tenure track) in American history, with preference given to candidates with expertise in military history. Position begins August 1, 2013. 12-hour teaching load per semester including U.S. history survey courses, world civilization survey courses, writing and research for historians course, and courses in candidate's specialty. A Ph.D. in history is required; ABD applicants will be considered only with evidence that Ph.D. will be in hand by August 2013. Applicants must provide evidence of effective classroom teaching, scholarship/research, and institutional and professional contributions commensurate with rank.
  • A complete application packet includes:
    • letter of interest
    • resume/curriculum vitae
    • application/EEO data
    • unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate)
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • contact information for 5 other professional references
  • Posted Nov. 1. Review begins immediately

Political History[]

Arizona State University - [Full Prof.] American Political History[]

  • Full Professorship in American Political History "with emphasis on American political conservatism and policy history since 1945"
  • 2/2 Teaching Load
  • SHORT Deadline: 25 Jan. 2013

University of Cambridge (UK) - History of Political Thought (Continental Europe) 1780-1890[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of Political Thought c.1780-1890, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "There will be a preference for candidates working in the field of Continental European political thought, particularly German and French. Applications from those with expertise in British, international and American political thought will also be welcome, but the ability to teach Continental European political thought at both undergraduate and graduate level is a key requirement of the position."
  • "Research of international standing will be expected, but the Faculty welcomes applicants who have recently completed their PhDs as well as those who already have established careers. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent)."
  • "The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  He/she will provide lectures for the second/third-year undergraduate paper in the History of Political Thought 1700-1890; additionally she/he will be expected to develop and teach other papers within the undergraduate History Tripos: these may include a 'Themes and Sources' paper in Part I, and a Special Subject or a Specified Subject in Part II.  The postholder will contribute to class teaching and individual supervision of graduates, both for the M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History and for the PhD. There will be opportunities to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching in related areas, such as modern European and British History."
  • Deadline: 22 Feb. 2013

University of Chichester (UK) - Senior Hire, Politics/Contemporary History[]

  • Senior Lecturer (tenured ~ Assoc/Full Prof) in Politics/Contemporary History (post-1945)
  • "The Senior Lectureship is in Politics/Contemporary History (post 1945) and represents the first staffing for a new degree titled BA Hons Politics and Contemporary History that will start to recruit students through late 2012-13 and 2013-14. It is expected that the post holder will work with the Head of Department to ensure validation of this degree before its first running in September 2013. The post holder may research on any sub specialisms including Political extremism, Governance, British, European Politics or American Politics or interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary history."
  • Deadline: 14 Apr. 2013
    • Intend to interview 26 Apr.

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

  • See post on 2011-12 page, as start date is 'ideally' 3 Sep. 2012
  • Deadline: 26 Jul. 2012

Public History[]

Appalachian State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History, to begin 15 Aug. 2013
  • "Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D., with preference for specialization in historic preservation or cultural resource management. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements before August 2013. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, courses in General Education, and courses in public history. Responsibilities also include maintenance of an active research program, student advisement, and participation in service activities"
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • 11/15: phone interview x1
  • 11/26: email from chair: committee will notify 3 finalists before Christmas re: campus visit in mid-Jan.
  • 12/20: Calling referees
  • 12/21: Phone-interviewee received rejection email
  • Did anybody else receive the demographics letter thanking you for applying for the faculty position in "pubic" history?
  • Yes! LOL, whoops. 
  • No updates on campus visits for this position, I suspect? 
  • 2/17 Offer made and accepted.
  • Snail mail letter explains that successful candidate had extensive experience in historical preservation. Kewl. 

Arizona State University - Director of Public History [Pref. w/digital history][]

  • Tenured or tenure-eligible associate professorship to act as Director of the Public History Program
  • "PhD in History, American Studies or a closely affiliated discipline; demonstrated experience in program administration, preferably in an academic institution; demonstrated experience in research and teaching appropriate to rank; evidence of excellence in research and teaching; experience in public history practice."
  • "The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working actively with local, state, and regional public history communities; engaging in grant writing and fundraising; collaborating across disciplines and/or with outside constituents; and/or developing opportunities for students to study, intern, and publish in a range of settings and media. The specialization is open, but expertise in digital history projects and training will be particularly welcome"
  • Deadline: 4 Feb. 2013
  • The deadline has passed and now the waiting begins! 
  • Has anyone been invited to interview for this job?

California State University, Northridge   - US/Public History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in United States and Public History
  • "The candidate must demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: museums, historic preservation, digital history and archives.  Evidence of teaching excellence and strong scholarly potential is required.    The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to teach and mentor a diverse student population.  Applicants must have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States at the time of appointment"
  • "Normal teaching load is 12 units per semester, although a reduced teaching load is usually available during the first two years of appointment."
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2013 and continued until post is filled.

College of Charleston[]

  • tenure-track faculty position in the library with joint affiliation in African American Studies (AAST).
  • "he/she is expected to teach one course per academic year and develop collaborative programs between Avery, AAST, and CLAW rooted in the epistemologies of African American Studies and that foster high-impact learning opportunities for students."
  • "The Public Historian works closely with the Executive Director to develop public programs including lectures, symposia, and workshops, as well as digital presentations and online outreach that showcase Avery’s growing archival material. The Public Historian drives the academic arm of the Center and is expected to conduct scholarly research around specific themes and or aspects of African American history and culture and to engage in grant-writing activities to be determined in collaboration with the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include production of relevant scholarship, identifying and pursuing grant-funded initiatives, organizing conferences and relevant public history colloquia in addition to programs and outreach designed for the wider public. Having full access to Avery’s robust collections, he/she is expected to maintain his/her own research and publications in academic journals and manuscripts and direct Avery publications."
  • Essential requirements: "A doctorate in History, and or African American Studies, with a History or Museum Studies cognate; ·Experience working in a museum or archives; ·Experience in developing public programs; ·Experience conducting oral histories; ·Experience with Digital Humanities; Experience developing and implementing multimedia digital humanities projects and outreach; teaching experience on the college/university level"
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2012
  • Phone interview scheduled (1/18) 
  • Hope the phone interviews went well and they turn into campus invitations! (1/26)

Duquesne College (Penn.)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in public history, to begin Aug. 2013
  • " The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and active research agenda substantiated by some publication in American history, public history, or closely allied field. Candidates must also demonstrate experience in teaching and one or more of the following: cultural resource management (historic preservation or architectural history, museum studies, or historic site interpretation), interpretation of material culture, or working in a digital history environment. The new faculty member will teach upper-level undergraduate and Masters’ level courses in public history, undergraduate survey and topical courses in U.S. history, and survey courses within the University Core Curriculum. The position also requires maintaining and building connections with Pittsburgh’s vibrant museums and preservation communities."
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • "The applicant must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. "
  • AHA interview request made by phone (12/5)
  • Rejection letter received (12/10) x3
  • Any post-AHA news? (1/25)  No. (1/27) x4
  • Were all 4 respondents turned down or did anyone travel to Duquesne for a campus visit?
    • Not a peep since AHA. Others? (2/18) Same here. (2/19) x2 
    • Hmm. I wonder if they've stalled or if the people they brought to campus are just not wiki readers.
    • Search "appears to have come to a resolution" according to chair (3/13)

Morgan State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in public history "with a preferred sub-specialty in American urban history"
  • Position is dependent on funding
  • " The successful applicant will teach undergraduate American history courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in public history. Teaching experience at an urban university, potential for scholarship, and ability to advise graduate students desired for junior applicants. Senior applicants should have a demonstrated record of scholarship. Ph.D. in history is required"
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Did anyone here interview with them at the AHA?
    • Accepted CVs at the AHA.

Northeastern University - Open rank[]

  • Open rank hire in Public History
  • "The area of specialization is open. The Department has a special interest in urban history. Successful candidates will advance the public history focus in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, contribute to the Department’s innovative graduate world history program, strengthen the Department’s links to museums, media, and public history institutions in the Boston area, and participate in the College’s initiative in the Digital Humanities. A doctoral degree in History or a related field by the start date is required [Fall 2013]"
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012 and is open until filled
  • Has anyone heard anything? (11/5)
  • Nada (11/14)
  • Letters of recommendations requested (11/20)
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/25)
  • Anyone heard about campus visits yet? (12/14)
  • Still no updates on this job search? I'm curious about who got campus visits for this position. (1/14) 

North Carolina State University - International Heritage/Public History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in international heritage and public history, starting Aug. 2013
  • "Preference for candidates with research interests in comparative heritage, or non-U.S. migrant, indigenous, or diasporic communities, but department will consider all applications from scholar-practitioners who work in heritage. The successful candidate must be able to teach survey, upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her geographic area of specialization"
  • PhD must be in-hand by time of appointment
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2012
  • Extended deadline: Dec 3, 2012
  • New language on advertisement posted on AHA (as of 11/5): "invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in international heritage (including the Americas) and public history. ... In addition to teaching public history courses, the successful candidate must be able to teach survey, upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her geographic area of specialization. Must have PhD in history, public history, archaeology, or related field in hand by date of appointment."
  • Request for additional materials (11/15) x2
  • Rejection Letter (11/28), received via snail mail (12/6)
  • Rejection letter (12/14) x2

Pennsylvania State University (Abington) - Lecturer[]

  • Full time lecturer in Public History, to begin Fall 2013
  • "Geographical and chronological specialization open, with preferences for Modern Asia, Classical/Ancient Mediterranean, or Latin America"
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug.; teaching experience necessary
  • Review begins: 25 Mar. 2013 and position is open until filled.

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Senior Lecturer (tenrued ~ Assoc/Full Prof.) in Public History, to begin 1 Sept 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • [nb: 'further info' link in advert non-functional, this is the link!]
  • "Applicants must have high-quality research-based publications and outputs, as well as proven teaching experience and/or a suitable record of professional engagement in the field of Public History, drawing on specialisation in any area of historical enquiry from ancient through to contemporary periods. A preference may be given to applicants with a track record of carrying out funded projects that explore and apply History in a public context, rather than simply disseminating it. Applicants will need to show evidence of engaging with Public History in critical, ethical and practical ways, and also demonstrate an understanding of differing international perspectives on Public History today. The Department is looking for expertise that reinforces but does not replicate that of existing colleagues"
  • Deadline: MIdnight 26 Mar. 2013

University of Exeter - Cornwall Campus (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Public History
  • Appointee " will contribute to extending the research profile of History, particularly in areas related or complementary to Public History, or cognate areas (Modern History, History and Public Policy, History and Contemporary Media, Oral History, Museum and Heritage Studies)."
  • "The post will require the candidate to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Tremough Campus, including HIC1200 Public History 1 and HIC2200 Public History Project, and contributing to HIC1302 &1303 Micro-histories 1 & 2, and supervision of independent work at levels 2 and 3. The level 1 teaching (Public History and Micro-histories) involves formal lecture and seminar methods of delivery, but the level 2 Public History Project is student-led, independent but supported study, and involves liaison with historical and heritage organisations in the local community to agree outcomes for the project work and support and guide students towards a successful completion"
  • "The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Public History or cognate areas (Modern History, History and Public Policy, History and Contemporary Media, Oral History, Museum and Heritage Studies), and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths"
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2012

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Open Rank Faculty in Information/Data studies[]

  • GSLIS seeks to hire an outstanding full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty member to join our iSchool. Strong candidates in any area relating to the organization, management, preservation, and retrieval of information, and the production and transmission of knowledge are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in specializations that directly contribute to our leading program in data curation, including cyberinfrastructure, scientific data management, workflow systems, provenance, data archiving, data science, digital humanities, e-Research and e-Science, and semantic technologies. A focus on data in any area of science or scholarship, including the social sciences and the humanities, is relevant.
  • Regular teaching load is 2/2, master's and doctoral students.
  • We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups working in these or other areas of library and information science. GSLIS is a highly interdisciplinary unit and the successful candidate could hold degrees in information science, a social science, cognitive science or psychology, computer science, the humanities, a natural science, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Appointment will begin August 16, 2013 or as negotiated. Rank is open, and salary commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required although candidates near completion will be considered. To apply create a candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short research statement, list of three references including contact information. 
  • For full consideration: 20 Nov. 2012

University of Louisiana - Lafayette[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in public history
  • "The ideal candidate will offer a variety of graduate classes in public history, and the department is particularly interested in someone who can incorporate digital media methods in courses and directed projects.  Applicants with formal graduate training in public history combined with some practical experience are especially desirable.  Field of specialization open.  Teaching includes undergraduate surveys and upper level courses as well as graduate courses.  Ph.D. in History required by time of appointment."
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2013
  • Does anybody know if they've pulled this listing? I can't find it anywhere (1/17)
    • click the link above
  • Any news?
    • I applied for this position, but have yet to hear anything at all (2/17) x3
    • emailed offer for skype interview (2/21) x2

University of Missouri - Kansas City[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in public history
  • "A Ph.D. in American History, American Studies, Public History or a related field must be completed by the time of employment. Candidates with experience in museum studies, archives, and digital humanities are preferred."
  • "We seek an excellent teacher with a strong record and demonstrated commitment to publicly engaged scholarship. The successful applicant will participate in the curricular expansion of the department’s public history program and work collaboratively with our community partners."
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2012
  • AHA interview request by email (12/14)
  • Any word on this? (x2 - as of 1/28 this position is still open on their employment site. indicates that it was relisted on 1/15) --> campus visits have been completed
  • Offer made and accepted (2/20) 

University of Northern Iowa[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in public history, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "The successful candidate will coordinate Public History in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate will also regularly offer courses in Public History and Digital History, liberal arts core courses in American history, and other history courses. Candidates with interests in the American West, including Native American and/or Borderlands, are preferred. Ph.D. in history required. ABDs will be considered with evidence of completion of degree by August 2013. Scholarly activities related to Public History, teaching experience at the college level, and scholarly publications are desirable."
  • For full consideration: 3 Dec. 2012
  • phone interview request by email (12/17)
  • Anyone heard about campus visits? (1/13) Nope! (1/24) *chirp, chirp* *crickets, crickets* nothing yet here either (1/25) 
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/25
  • Good luck! 

UNC Charlotte - Director of Public History with DH focus[]

  • The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotteinvites applications for a director of the Public History concentration within the M.A. program in History to begin August 2013. We intend to appoint a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in history or related field. Required qualifications include a record of research, publication and teaching experience appropriate to rank, expertise in digital history, and public history work experience. Research and teaching specialty is open. Because the College and department strive to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues, we encourage applications from those who can help us achieve this goal.
  • The successful candidate will have an opportunity to redesign the Public History program to include a digital history focus since this is one of four positions being recruited by the College this year requiring expertise in the digital humanities. Within a 2-1 teaching load, the successful candidate will teach core courses in the program in public history as well as undergraduate courses in their specialty. Additional responsibilities include recruitment, identifying internships, advising students, collaborating with community organizations and, as far as feasible, pursuing external sources of funding.
  • Applications must be made electronically at and should include a cover letter, CV, and samples from a digital portfolio. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately to Professor John David Smith, Chair, Public History Search Committee, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Karen Cox at
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled.

An offer has been made (2/7)

University of North Carolina - Greensboro - US History/Public History[]

  • Tenure track positions in Public/US History to start Aug 2013
  • "Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2013. We expect to fill the position at the rank of Assistant Professor, although experienced candidates may also be considered for appointment at the Associate rank"
  • "Stand-out applicants will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating imagination and skill in working collaboratively to connect history with public audiences. The program seeks applicants with the expertise and passion to build bridges between universities and communities; to inspire and train graduate students; and to join with existing faculty in program administration and long-term planning. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in digital humanities and community-engaged scholarship"
  • Deadline: 9 Nov. 2012
    • Cross-posted to North American History
    • Acknowledgement received (10/29). Standard request for "applicant data" (race/gender). Will conduct first-round interviews in early December. (11/16) x1
    • Email request for first round interivew (12/1)
  • Rejection received by mail (12/13) x4
  • Short-listed candidates have been invited to campus 
  • Offer made

Villanova University - Public History & Material Culture[]

  • Entry-level, tenure track position, starting August 2013.
  • Phd in-hand by appointment
  • 3/2 Teaching load "...including undergraduate and master’s level courses in Public History and Material Culture. Other fields open but graduate training in Public History and Material Culture required."
  • Applicants must apply on line at and complete a faculty profile. Online applications are to include a letter of interest, current and complete curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Other documents (graduate transcript, c.v., dissertation prospectus or abstract, and one article- or chapter-length writing sample) can be added on-line or mailed Professor Judith Giesberg, Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA (x2)
    • Scheduled AHA interview (12/3)
  • Rejection email sent (12/13) x3
    • "The Search Committee has now met and reviewed the applications for Villanova University's position in public history. We received a large number of promising applications, and inevitably we had difficult choices to make.  We regret that it was not possible to include you in our short list of candidates. We want to thank you for your interest in our position and to wish you well in your job search."
  • Any post-AHA news here? (1/23) - nothing yet here (1/28)
  • Nothing here (1/31)
  • Haven't heard anything since AHA, but heard through the grapevine about the department possibly being a bit messy. Very nonspecific, third-hand scuttlebutt, but might be supported if no action has happened on the hire. (2/11)
  • Hire announcement (3/18)

Western Michigan University - Asst/Assoc[]

  • Tenure track assistant or beginning associate professor in Public History, to begin Fall 2013
  • "Ph.D. or evidence of imminent award required. Duties include teaching courses in Public History (such as Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Material Culture, Cultural Resource Management), and other courses in areas of specialization; directing internships in Public History and supervising M.A. and Ph.D. students. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or related discipline, with specialization in Museum Studies, Public History or other related fields in addition to several of the following: a record of scholarship qualifying the individual for WMU Graduate Faculty membership; teaching experience; museum and other public history professional experience; a scholarly research agenda and/or agenda of creative activity in public history; experience with internships and program development; experience with cultural resource management, visual culture, or digital applications."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • Contacted by phone to schedule AHA interview (12/11)
  • No word yet, post AHA (1/13) 
  • Rejection letter via snail mail (1/17), (1/18)
  • Campus visits have been scheduled. (1/21)
    • sounds like they may be hiring at associate level.
    • interesting, thanks for posting this tidbit. 
    • does anyone know if an offer has been made here? did the job indeed go to an associate prof. level candidate? 
  • Received rejection letter suggesting they hired at the associate level (3/19).

Sport & Leisure History[]

University of Wisconsin-Madison - History of Sport and Society in the United States[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor or associate professor with tenure level in the History of Sport and Society in the United States, especially the development of professional sport in its larger national and social contexts since 1900. Appointment to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will be the inaugural Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society.
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or related field by start of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the subject of the development of U.S. professional sport in its larger social, cultural, and economic contexts, including but not limited to matters of race, gender, labor relations, mass culture, and metropolitanization.
  • Interested candidates should send paper copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 50 pages, and request their three signed letters of recommendation (electronic versions will not be accepted) be sent separately to Ms. Nicole Hauge, 20th Century Sport History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1405. We also request that applicants send PDF copies of the letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of approximately 50 pages to If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits within the larger project.
  • For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 1, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Urban History[]

Aarhus University (Den.) - Assistant Professorship & Directorship[]

  • non-tenured (see below) Assistant Professorship in Urban History and Directorship of the Danish Centre for Urban History
  • "We are seeking a visionary and dedicated historian with research qualifications in the fields of urbanity and the history and culture of urban spaces. As centre director, the successful applicant is expected to actively seek out and develop research and communication projects in partnership with external clients. The applicant is asked to submit his or her views on the future development of the the Danish Centre for Urban History.
    The other half of the position is centred on Den Gamle By Museum and involves involves research, communication and managerial duties directly linked to the centre. The successful applicant will be responsible for continually coordinating the centre's activities with research and communication activities at Den Gamle By and will participate in the museum's work in these areas."
  • "The assistant professorship is a three-year position at an institution of higher learning. Provided that funding is available, at the end of the three-year term, an associate professorship will be advertised for which the assistant professor will be eligible to apply. As part of the appointment, the assistant professor must participate in the teacher training programme for assistant professors"
  • "Non-Danish speaking applicants should be aware that the acquisition of sufficient Danish to participate in the daily administrative and academic activities of the department, the centre and Den Gamle By within two years of taking up the position is a condition for employment."
  • SHORT deadline: 9 Sept. 2012

Manhattan College (NY) - US[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in US Urban History
  • "A specialization in New York City history is highly desirable. Applicants must be competent to teach surveys of U.S. history from the colonial era to the present. Teaching experience and a PhD in hand by the time of appointment preferred"
  • " Teaching load is seven courses per year (4/3), but a course reduction for research activity is possible."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012
  • Due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy, we are extending the deadline for submission to 5 November 2012. We hope that this extension will avoid any complications that applicants might still be experiencing. This message has been submitted by the Chair of the Department of History at Manhattan College.
  • From North American history page: email rejection sent (11/14) x2

Ohio State University - US[]

  • (tenure eligible) Assistant Professorship in US Urban History
  • "Candidates with specializations in any chronological era are welcome to apply. Research specializations could include, but are not limited to, migration, comparative urbanism, spatial questions, and the built environment. The appointee would be expected to teach classes in both urban history and in general U.S. history in the time period of her/his specialty. An ability to teach classes with a global and/or comparative perspective will be welcomed. We will show preference for candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to the College of Arts & Sciences initiative to advance urban studies on an inter-disciplinary basis and to promote the University’s neighborhood initiatives, including the development of locally-based service-learning courses"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012 & position is open until filled.