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Mixed / Open Specialty[]

Idaho State University (USA:ID) - Global Environmental (w/digital)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in environmental history with a transnational perspective on any region outside North America
  • To support our graduate program in digital history, we seek applicants with an established record of using geospatial technology or other digital methods.
  • A Ph.D. in history, geography, or related field is required at appointment in August 2015.
  • Submit letter of application, C.V., and contact information for three references online at
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2014.

Oklahoma State University (USA: OK) - Clinical Asst Prof (Non-TT) - Open Specialty[]

  • Clinical Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2015.
  • The department is searching for an outstanding teacher and undergraduate adviser to help us expand our undergraduate program.  Demonstrated teaching excellence in undergraduate courses is required.  Additional experience in advising or program development is preferred.  
  • The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper division courses, coordinate the undergraduate History Club, and provide leadership for departmental efforts to recruit undergraduate majors.
  • PhD in History at the time of appointment is expected.  This is a recurring three year position with reappointment influenced by teaching performance and demonstrated success in recruitment and advising.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and advising/program development, evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference sent directly to the department. All materials must be received by June 8, 2015.
  • Apply: Dr. Laura Belmonte, Head, Department of History, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3054.  E-mail:
  • 6/8 email receipt of materials incidicating they hope to conclude search on June 15
    • When had you sent your materials? I received a receipt when I sent my materials several weeks ago (upon asking the search committee chair if they had been received) but there was no timeline in the response.
    • (first poster above) I sent in my materials on 06/07
    • rejection email indicating they made offer and are in negotiation with candidate 06/16
      • Interesting, considering that I did not get a rejection letter nor was I contacted for an interview/more information...

Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (ITA) - History of Renaissance Philosophy[]

  • Full professorship in the History of Renaissance Philosophy
  • We seek candidates with documented experience in the history of philosophy, with a strong philological background and a thorough knowledge of modern and contemporary studies on Renaissance philosophy. A special focus is put on the study of Italian Renaissance, but experience on its links with other European cultures is very welcome.
  • SNS looks for candidates with a proven record of achievements, a clear potential to promote and lead research activity and a specific interest in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level to a small set of highly selected students.
  • Expressions of interest should be addressed to: Preside della Classe di Lettere e Filosofia, Piazza Cavalieri, 7 I-56126 Pisa, Italy. email applications are welcome and should be sent to, writing HRF-2014 in the subject field.
  • Applications (in Italian or English) should include a CV, a description of current research interests and all relevant information about the applicant.
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2014.

University of Cologne (DEU) - 19th & 20th C International History and/or Historical Peace & Conflict Studies[]

  • Professorship/Chair (W2/W3) in 19th and 20thC International History and/or Historical Peace and Conflict Studies
  • See original posting (link above) at World/Global History 2014-15

University of Liverpool (UK) - [Lectureship] History of Slavery[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst Prof) in History of Slavery
  • You will have a PhD in History or a relevant discipline and a strong publication record. Experience of teaching in Higher Education at undergraduate level is essential and teaching experience at postgraduate level is desirable.
  • Applicant Information Form and Job Description available here.
  • Posted 3 June 2015, application deadline: 3 July 2015

Cultural and/or Social History[]

Utrecht University (NED) - modern European Cultural History (post-1750)[]

  • Assistant professorship in modern European Cultural History (c. 1750-present)
  • The initial appointment, as from 1 September 2015 at the latest, will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to excellent performance, this will be followed by a permanent position.
  • Applicants may be specialised in European history as such or in one or more specific national context. A proven record in fields such as global or world history, globalisation, transnationalism or the history of empire is an added value. Likewise, knowledge of digital humanities is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Applicants should show how their research work will complement that of existing staff in the cultural history group and further contribute to the group’s research focus.
  • The successful candidate will have: experience with teaching for undergraduate students at all levels; a PhD degree in cultural history or a related discipline; ability to contribute to research-led postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students; a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour; a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals, and holding the promise of winning external funding for research; readiness to engage with non-academic research users and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector; ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department
  • Candidates are expected to be versatile in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 12 Mar. 2015

Digital Humanities / New Media[]

California State University - Fullerton (USA: CA) - Two positions[]

  • Two tenure track Assistant Professorships in Digital Humanities and New Media in History, to begin August 2015
  • The new faculty members will teach undergraduate history survey courses; advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their historical fields and in Digital Humanities and New Media; as well as courses in historical writing, theory, and methods.
  • PhD in History or related field must be in hand by August 2015
  • Please submit, in hard copy, a cover letter describing teaching and research experiences and interest, a vita, copy of graduate transcripts, and a writing sample to: Dr. Nancy Fitch, Chair, Department of History, CSU Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92834. Please arrange to have three current letters of recommendation e-mailed directly to Dr. Nancy Fitch at
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014
    • Intend to interview at the AHA Annual Meeting in New York, NY, in January 2015
  • Confirmation of application via USPS: short list will be contacted in November, AHA interviews, then campus visits early February. 11/12
  • Contacted for AHA Interview 11/24 x6
  • Campus visits schduled 1/8
  • Do you know how many have been invited to campus? And when?
  • Would love to know what date the campus visits were scheduled.

Creighton University (USA: NE) - Digital Humanities[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital Humanities, to begin August 2015
  • Candidates should have a portfolio that demonstrates their ability to apply digital tools and methodologies to humanities research. Preferred areas of digital expertise include, but are not limited to, geographic information systems, textual analysis, data visualization, and network analysis.
  • This position will be hired as part of Creighton's Digital Humanities Initiative and will be housed within the Department of History. Area of specialization within the humanities is open; all scholars with an active research agenda in digital humanities will be considered, regardless of their disciplinary field.
  • We especially encourage applications from scholars with a cross-disciplinary focus, such as environmental and sustainability studies, American studies, and public history and museum studies, that will complement existing college priorities and strengths.
  • Teaching load of nine hours per semester includes courses for the core curriculum as well as upper-division courses in Digital Humanities and one's own discipline.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation. Cover letter and CV must be submitted electronically at Letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Eileen Dugan, Chair of the Digital Humanities Search, at (please write "Digital Humanities Search" in the subject line).
  • Review of applications will begin 1 Dec. 2015
  • Email request for Skype interview (12/17)x3

Lancaster University (UK) - digital humanities[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in History (Digital Humanities)
  • You may specialise in any area of digital humanities but will contribute to developing research in digital methodologies as applied to historical data, and to critical approaches to digital materiality and computational culture. You should be able to add to existing research in the department in digital humanities, which currently focuses largely on spatial humanities and textual corpus methods (, while also complementing research in other areas of departmental interest and, where appropriate, building synergies with research strengths in digital humanities across the Faculty. You may have particular interests in conflict/security or regional/landscape history.
  • You must possess a completed doctorate in a relevant field, and ideally have experience of working in collaborative research teams, developing grant applications or have digital humanities skills.
  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Ian Gregory on +44 (0)1524 594967 or email
  • apply online ref A1161
  • deadline: 22 Feb. 2015.

Penn State University (USA: PA) - Associate Director/Humanities and Information[]

  • The Pennsylvania State University Department of History invites applications for a scholar working in any historical field who uses quantitative, geomapping, data-mining, or other large-scale methods of research, who will serve as advanced assistant or associate professor of history, and as associate director of Penn State's new Center for the Humanities and Information commencing August 2015. Applicants should have scholarly records commensurate with those ranks at major research universities, and should present evidence of a capacity to contribute both to the department and to the center's development.
  • Though all applications will be considered, our strong preference is for scholars working on periods before 1900, and on geographical locations outside the United States. The History Department at Penn State is active in research, with a broad undergraduate major and a commitment to small, highly focused areas of graduate admissions and training. The center focuses on the role information plays in the production of social meaning and value across the human sciences, from the orality-literacy transition to the new digital media. Addressing questions of information's role in government, social memory, communication, literature and culture, philosophy, and history, the center supports faculty and graduate students with visiting, predoctoral, and faculty fellowships, bringing together each year an interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields and across information as a concept.
  • To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and the names of three references at
  • Application review will begin October 13, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about our department, including faculty bios, course lists, and areas of graduate training, please visit For information about the center, please visit
  • Received a rejection e-mail on 11/17/2014
  • I haven't gotten a rejection email but haven't had any other word either - anyone else heard something?
    • Same situation here, no news since request for recommendations. 12/13/14
    • Search canceled for this year.

Universidad del Rosario (COL)[]

  • Full time tenure track Professor (Profesor Principal de Carrera) of History, to begin Fall 2015
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in any of the following fields: Latin American Contemporary History; Colonial Latin American History with the disposition to teach Ancient and Medieval History as well; Public History or Digital Humanities; Atlantic History or Transnational History
  • See full advert (link above) on the Open Field or Mixed Hire 2014-15 page

University of Essex (UK) - Digital History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Digital History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The successful candidate, with a completed PhD in some field of History, will join a community of scholars working within the digital humanities, in the Department and in collaboration with other universities in the Eastern ARC (
  • Please use [this link] to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. ACR757). Visit our website: for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588.
  • Deadline: 19 May 2015

University of Iowa - (USA: IA) - Digital Humanities[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship to begin August 2015 (PhD in hand by August 19, 2015).
  • The Department of History at The University of Iowa invites applications for a historian, field open, whose work integrates the perspectives and tools of the digital humanities. Examples of such tools and methods would include, but are not limited to, computer programming, text-mining, data visualization, network analysis, or GIS. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his area of historical expertise, as well as introductory and advanced courses in digital methods.
  • This position is part of a cluster initiative in Public Humanities in a Digital World. All positions in this initiative require interest in engaging collaboratively with communities and organizations across and outside the university. New hires under this initiative will actively participate in exploring the role of digital practices on the production of scholarship and creative work in projects central to the humanities.
  • Candidates should submit applications online at . Refer to requisition #65275. Electronic attachments to the application should include cover letter, CV, full dissertation (if available) or dissertation chapters, and the contact information for three letters of recommendation. Any hard copy materials (such as a book) and letters of reference should be sent directly to Digital Humanities Search Committee, Dept. of History, University of Iowa, 280 Schaeffer Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1409.
  • The Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and college reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an AA/EOE.
  • Review of applications will begin 10 Nov. 2014
    • Any update? x3 (Dec 12)
    • and not (dec 22)? (huh? please explain...)
    • After sending an email inquiry to the U of Iowa, they confirmed they are not conducting interviews at the AHA (Dec 30).
    • Campus visit scheduled
      • Congratulations!
    • Any updates? Has an offer been made?

University of Maryland - Baltimore County (USA: MD) - Media History & Research Methods[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship, to begin Aug 2015
  • While we are open to all areas of media and communications research and pedagogy, particular areas of interest include media history, social science research methods in media and communication studies, as well as political dimensions of new and emerging media. Scholars with doctorates in communication, media studies, sociology, American studies, history, rhetoric, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching Load 2/3 including core media and communication studies courses at all levels
  • Demonstration of teaching excellence on these topics, particularly in the areas of media history, research methodology, and theory is required. Demonstrated evidence of potential for scholarly productivity is required. Experience teaching courses with digital and/or multi-modal components preferred.
  • Please send cover letter, writing or publication sample, sample syllabi, teaching statement, 3 letters of reference, and cv via Interfolio: questions about the application process, contact Abigail Granger at; for questions about the position, contact Jason Loviglio at
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2014

University of Virginia (USA:VA)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities, with a focus on textual analysis or big history, to begin 15 Aug.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applicants "should have a record of interdisciplinary research in computer-assisted analysis of large corpora, archival documents, or other materials. Candidates should demonstrate competencies in one or more of the following: visualization, network analysis, software development, bibliometrics, and quantitative approaches to evidence, text processing, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or computer-assisted reading. We will consider applications from scholars investigating any historical period or cultural context, genre, theory, or method within humanities."
  • Teaching Load 2/2 "This position is one of several interdisciplinary lines sponsored by the Mellon Foundation. The successful candidate will participate in activities of the Mellon-funded Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, including one team-taught course in the first two years."
  • To apply, submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0615478 and electronically attach the following: CV; cover letter that includes a description of your research in the field; the names and contact information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a link to an Online Portfolio that includes examples and descriptions of digital work and/or research.
    Additional materials will be requested of those candidates selected for interviews.
  • Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: June Webb, 434-924-6608. Direct questions about this position to, Alison Booth, Professor of English, Search Committee Chair,
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2015.
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2015

Washington State University Tri-Cities (USA: WA) - Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (Non-TT)[]

  • Washington State University Tri-Cities seeks qualified applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor Position in Digital Humanities/Digital Archives. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in History, Digital Technology and Culture and/or related areas and serve as lead archivist in WSU Tri-Cities’ Hanford History Project.
  • The successful candidate will help foster the integration of digital tools and methods into curricula across a range of academic departments and programs and will collaborate with current faculty and library staff to track the Hanford archival materials by labeling, digitizing, and adding detailed descriptions of each item to the museum collection management system.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Masters degree in History, Archival Studies, Museology, Digital Humanities or related field and have at least two years of experience with an academic institution, historic organization or agency working in the digital humanities. Ability to perform work consistent with applicable professional archivist requirements, standards, and best practices. Applicants must also possess the ability to teach at the undergraduate level.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A PhD in History, Archival Studies, Digital Humanities or related field strongly preferred. At least two years teaching at the undergraduate level in Digital Humanities, History or related field. Archive conservation experience and research expertise in World War II and Cold War history and historic sites.
  • Application Process: Interested individuals should submit a detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, vita, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted through the Washington State University online application system at by searching the Tri-Cities Campus posting for Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Digital Humanities (position number 120587).
  • Screening of applications will begin April 20 and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position contact Dr. Robert Bauman, Search Committee Chair
  • Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2015

Economic History[]

Arizona State University (USA: AZ) - History of Capitalism and Political Economy in Europe and/or US (18th c.-present)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship specializing in the history of capitalism and political economy in Europe and/or the United States, from the 18th century to the present. Anticipated start date: August 2015. 
  • In addition being a member of the School’s history faculty, the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at ASU
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History or an appropriately adjacent field, specializing in the history of capitalism and political economy in Europe and/or the United States, 18th-century to the present, at the time of appointment.
  • Desired qualifications: Broad command of the economic, political, and intellectual history of capitalism and political economy, in modern Europe and/or the United States ... Research focus on (a) the relations between free-market institutions and political liberty in modern history; (b) on the contribution of economic theories and ideologies to the formation of public policy related to major sectors of modern economies such as industry, healthcare, housing  education and related topics; or (c) on the intellectual history of the leading normative principles of modern political economy--economic freedom, growth and efficiency; distributive justice; political liberty, and constitutionalism.
  • To apply, submit the following application materials: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) contact information (name, address, email) for three references and 3) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience, accomplished research and future research plans, and teaching interests. The application should be submitted as a single pdf to with “Assistant Professor-History, Job #10823” in the subject line.
  • Application deadline is 30 Sept. 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed

Leiden University (NED) - Full Prof.[]

  • Full professorship in Economic History, to begin 1 Jan 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The new holder of the Chair is either a specialist in the economic history of early-modern or contemporary Europe, including that of the Netherlands, having affinity with social history, or a specialist in the social history of early-modern or modern Europe, again including that of the Netherlands, having affinity with economic history. In either case the holder of the Chair should have extensive knowledge of the economic and social history of Europe between the seventeenth and early twenty-first centuries.
  • If the successful candidate has already held a full professorship or if she/he has successfully completed a tenure track, she/he will be eligible for a permanent, fulltime appointment. In other cases the appointment will initially be for a period of five years, convertible into a permanent position in case of satisfactory performance.
  • We expect the successful candidate to have: Excellent research qualities, visible in a PhD degree in Economic or Social History and demonstrated by a high-quality publication record; Demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching practice, broad teaching scope and extensive experience in thesis supervision; Innovative ideas for future research; Proven ability to acquire research funding and experience in managing international research projects; Demonstrated administrative, managerial and leadership skills; Ability to teach in Dutch or willingness to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty.
  • Candidates may be asked to give a trial lecture as part of the application procedure, and may be asked to participate in a management assessment.
  • Applications should be written either in Dutch or in English, and be submitted digitally as a PDF-document, named ‘Family name – given name – vacancy number’. This document should include four sub-documents, in the following order: A letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the Chair of Economic and Social History, the abilities and achievement that qualify her/him for this position, and a short statement concerning her/his views on the present and future state of the field; CV including education and employment history, publications, courses designed/taught (including assessments), grants and awards, and linguistic capabilities; Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters); A research agenda including titles and outlines of (potential) individual or team projects (2 pages max.). Please submit your application (with the vacancy number mentioned in the letter of motivation and in the subject line of the e-mail) [Vacancy number: 14-243]
  • Deadline: 27 Oct. 2014.

Leiden University (NED) - International Political Economy w/Middle East or Asian focus[]

  • Associate Professor of International Political Economy with specialist expertise of Asia or the Middle East, including proficiency in one or more Asian or Middle Eastern languages.
  • we welcome applications by scholars whose work reflects sensitivity to historical and socio-cultural context in the study of (shifting) global configurations of IPE in the modern world, and the ability to engage productively with other fields in a humanities and area studies environment, and to work from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives
  • Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2015 through July 2018, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of promotion to full professor and tenure thereafter. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For full info and application guidelines, see
  • Deadline: 2 Mar. 2015

London School of Economics (UK:Eng)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in Economic History
  • Candidates should have a completed PhD in economic history or any related discipline by September 2015. Candidates with a recently-completed PhD will be able to demonstrate a developing record of research with potential for internationally-leading publications in economic history. Early-stage candidates will be able to demonstrate a record of prior publications as well as a trajectory of research with potential for publications of the highest international standard.
  • We invite applications from outstanding candidates with expertise and research interests in economic history, or any related discipline provided candidates have an explicitly historical approach. We welcome applications from candidates working on any time period or geographical area.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research in economic history and to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE's online recruitment system. For further details about the post, please consult the relevant documents on LSE's online recruitment system. Interested candidates may also contact the Head of Department, Professor Max Schulze (
  • To apply for this post, please go to and select “Vacancies”. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, please e-mail: quoting reference 1435728.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014
    • ​Any news? 29/11
    • Email rejection 2/4

University of Cambridge (UK) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Professorship (~tenured Full Prof +) in Economic History, to begin 1 Oct, 2015
  • "The post arises from the retirement of Professor Martin Daunton."
  • Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in economic history and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.  They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.
  • Further information is available at: or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:
  • Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online
  • Please quote reference JJ05748 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 4 May 2015

University of Cape Town (ZAF)[]

  • Lecturer in Economic History (unclear if tenured/tt), to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • The successful candidate will teach courses, supervise research and participate in the running of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Economic History directed principally but not exclusively at Humanities students
  • Requirements: A PhD or near completion in an area of Economic History broadly defined; Willingness to work in a team; Interest in the Economic History of the Global South
  • Responsibilities: Contribute to the development of the Economic History curriculum; Teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; Supervise Economic History research; Undertake research in Economic History; Carry out  administrative responsibilities at departmental level; Promote Economic History across the university
  • Preference will be given to applicants with: A proven track record in research and publication; Proven undergraduate teaching experience;Interest and expertise in African and South African Economic History
  • To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms. Lily Nombombo at UCT Application Form (download at; Motivational letter, and Curriculum Vitae (CV).Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
  • Deadline: Not stated in ad, ad posted 2 Feb.

University of Oxford (UK) - Senior Hire[]

  • Professorship (~tenured full professor +) in Economic History
  • The successful applicant will be a scholar and teacher of international distinction with an outstanding record of research and publication in economic history with a proven record of raising substantial research funding.
  • For more details about the post and full application instructions, see
  • Deadline: 8 Dec. 2014

University of Pennsylvania - Full/Assoc[]

  • Full or Associate Professor of Economic History
  • Penn’s History Department seeks an economic historian with primary research on topics post-1600 other than labor or banking systems, and with any non-U.S. geographic focus. The successful candidate will have a record of significant research and publication and effective teaching, and will be appointed to an endowed chair at the level of full or associate professor.
  • Leadership skills are important: the position will involve close engagement with the department’s program in trans-regional history, the Wharton School, the Lauder Institute, and the Huntsman Program
  • Candidates should apply online at Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research statement.
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • I'm confused -- didn't they already do this last year and make a hire?

Environmental History[]

Drexel University (USA:PA) - Transnational[]

  • Full time tenure track assistant professorship in Transnational Environmental History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The area of this position is transnational environmental history, with a preference for focus in non-US settings. Relevant specializations may include (but are not limited to) histories of ecology and related natural or life sciences, energy and economy, infrastructure, environmental health and justice, and environmental policy history.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2015
  • Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and contact information only of three references. Please do NOT send letters of reference; they will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. Only applications submitted via Drexel's online system will be considered.  Please visit and search by Job Title - Assistant Professor, History - or Department - 3649, History and Politics.
  • Review begins: 24 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Campus Invite Requested (11/26)
  • This invitation certainly came quickly! Congratulations! Any other interviews requested?
  • It's simply impossible.

Georgetown University (USA: DC)[]

  • Full-time tenure-line faculty position in environmental history at the assistant professor rank.
  • Open to all regional specializations. Research with a transnational or global orientation is particularly welcome. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.
  • The teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of academic recommendation, evidence of teaching preparation and/or experience (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.), and a writing sample (completed dissertation chapter or published work). Applicants should apply using at All subsequent communications about the position should be addressed to or Environmental History Search Committee, Department of History, Box 571035, ICC 600, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1034.
  • The deadline for applications is 15 Nov. 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news?
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/8)
  • NUTS. (x2)
    • Sorry to ping the RSS, but I'm confused. Why is it nuts?
      • The most likely answer is that those two people work on the transnational environmental history of filberts and cashews.
      • "Nuts" is a word used by people from certain parts of the east coast to mean "damn." As in, goddamn it, I'll never get a job. I also work entirely on cashews. Filberts would be too far afield. Why won't anyone hire me with such an amazing research topic?!?! (x2)
  • I'd be interested to know the period and place studied by those being interviewed.(x2)
  • Latin America
  • China
  • Any news since AHA?
  • Rumor has it that finalists' job talks have been announced.
  • Anybody know about invitations for a campus visit? 
  • These went out last month. Finalists have been selected and notified and job talks are ongoing. (2/11)
  • Any offers? Accepted?
  • This search concluded months ago--offer made and accepted.

Ohio State University at Mansfield (USA: OH) - US Environmental History[]

  • Assistant Professor position in Modern US Environmental History
  • PhD must be in hand at time of appointment
  • The candidate would be expected to teach environmental history courses, the modern U.S. history, and other modern U.S. courses.  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 seek a candidate who has begun to establish a strong publication record and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We will show preference for candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to the new Mansfield campus major in Integrated Studies in Environmental Studies as well as the College of Arts & Sciences initiative to enhance research and teaching on sustainability, energy, climate change, disease, technology, and development.
  • For a complete position description and application instructions please visit  and search by requisition number 400707.
  • Review begins: 3 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled.
    • Question: is anyone else having a terrible time accessing the department's website?
    • Looks like there is a VAP in the department whose description neatly matches the job ad.  Good luck!
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? (12/22)
  • Forgot to post that I got a rejection letter, probably in mid February

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (USA:TX) - US[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US Environmental History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • ABDs will be considered, but must have PhD by time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including his or her preferred half of the U.S. History survey, advanced undergraduate courses in Environmental history and other fields of expertise, and graduate courses in the area of specialization
  • May require night, weekend, and online course delivery.
  • Apply online at  A completed application file will include: 1.  A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above, 2.  A curriculum vitae, 3.  An unofficial copy of academic transcripts, 4.  A writing sample, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, 5.  A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address.  (Finalists may be required to submit three letters of recommendation.)
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014
  • Cross-posted to North American History 2014-15
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi we will be updating their job board on November 12, 2014. All applicants applying for vacancies posted on and after November 12th will need to create a new user account, complete a new application, and upload any required documents. Applications submitted online for a specific vacancy prior to November 12, 2014 will remain under consideration until the position is filled. So don't apply on 12 November.
  • Received request for phone interview (12/3)
  • Received rejection (12/19)
  • I tried to log into the system to check my status, but there is no record of my account (12/30). (I did receive confirmation that my materials were received, so I know the application got through). Has anyone else experienced something similar, or, is anyone else still able to log in?
  • On-campus invitations extended (1/22)
  • position invitation to top candidate accepted (2/24)

Winchester University (UK)[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof) in Environmental History, to start 1 Sept. 2015
  • As our ideal candidate, you will have a doctorate and forthcoming publications to qualify for entry to the Research Excellence Framework 2020. You will have experience of teaching in higher education. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are also essential.
  • Applications should be made online at Please note that posts close at midnight on the date stated. CVs and late applications will not be accepted.
  • Deadline: 8 May 2015

Gender / Women's History[]

Anglia ruskin University (UK) - 19th/20thC British/Gender History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in History, with pref. for 19th/20th Century British or Gender History
  • Full advert (see link above) on Open Field or Mixed Hire 2014-15

Kennesaw State University (USA: GA)[]

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in History & Interdisciplinary Studies, spec. Women's History and Gender Studies
  • This position is a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Applicants should possess expertise in the study of gender and history, with an expectation of teaching Women’s History and courses in the Gender and Women’s Studies program. The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach in other interdisciplinary programs as well as general education courses as appropriate. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. A Ph.D. in History, Gender Studies, or related field, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability and/or experience is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.
  • The applicant should apply at:
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2014 - first interviews will be conducted by Skype
  • Skype interview request 11/12

History Education[]

Appalachian State University (NC)[]

  •  Director of History/Social Studies Education
  • Tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level to begin August 15, 2015
  • Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in history or a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in curriculum with a concentration in social studies education, demonstrated experience in teaching social studies (history preferred) at the secondary level, and an active research agenda in their field of study.
  • Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2015.
  • The primary duty of this position is to direct the department’s program for majors seeking licensure to teach social studies at the secondary level.  Teaching responsibilities include courses for majors in the program, general education courses, and courses in the candidate's area of specialization.  The position includes field supervision of student teachers.
  • Applicants must email a complete application consisting of an application letter, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair c/o
  • Ad posted at:
  • The initial review of complete applications will begin on November 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Iowa State University (IA)[]

  • Assistant or Associate Professor position in History/Social Sciences Education.
  • This position will be expected to teach History courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise graduate and undergraduate students; generate a scholarly publication record; and participate in committees and outreach activities.
  • Responsibilities include an undergraduate course in teaching methodology and student teacher supervision, as well as survey courses and other courses in the candidate's research specialty.
  • Link to Apply:
  • To ensure consideration, submit application by 10-15-2014.
  • Any news on this search? (12/9)

Jewish History[]

Harvard University (USA: MA) - Professorship in Modern Jewish History[]

  • William Lee Professor in Modern Jewish History, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • "The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of publication and instruction; she/he will teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for this appointment should also demonstrate intellectual leadership in the field, as well as potential for significant contributions to the Department, the University and the wider scholarly community. An earned doctorate is required"
  • "Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community."
  • "Please submit cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, and research statement through the ARIeS portal at"
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2014
    • Intend to begin review on 1 Oct. "with visits to Harvard to follow for the finalists."
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2014-2015

Pennsylvania State University (USA:PA) - Modern Middle East Studies & Jewish History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Middle East Studies and Jewish History, to begin Aug 2015
  • Research focus and teaching interests are open, but the successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses at all levels in the Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israeli conflicts and in the history of Ottoman and mandate Palestine. Interest in transnational, postcolonial, and other theoretical perspectives is particularly welcome. Ability to contribute to an array of global studies initiatives in the College of the Liberal Arts, focusing on the study of global conflict, cultures, environment, and rights, is a real asset; working with the College’s new Center for Humanities and Information is also possible. The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, and up to three articles and/or book chapters at Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Sandi Moyer at
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2014 but position is open until filled

University of Chicago (USA: IL) - Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professorship in Modern Jewish History (Assoc. or Full Prof.)[]

  • The University of Chicago History Department invites applications for the Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professorship in Modern Jewish History.
  • Research interests may be in any region in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs and will be required to teach one undergraduate course per year on the history of the Shoah. It is expected that she or he will participate actively in the Center for Jewish Studies, as well as in the History Department.
  • This appointment will be made at the Tenured Associate or Full Professor rank and will begin on July 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Interested candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at . Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement and a recent published chapter or article.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled or until hard deadline of 6 Jan. 2015; Early application is strongly recommended.

University of Oklahoma (OK) - Schusterman Professor of Jewish Religious & Intellectual History (Assoc. or Full Prof.)[]

University of South Alabama (USA: AL) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Jewish History [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in the field of Jewish History. 
  • Responsibilities will include program development, research, community outreach, and teaching courses in Jewish history and U. S. or European history. 
  • Minimum qualifications: Ph. D. in Jewish History or closely related field. 
  • Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the referee or appropriate placement office), official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly from the schools attended, and a chapter length writing sample.  Send all materials to: Jewish History Search Committee, Department of History, HUMB 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, 36688.

Military History[]

Chapman University (USA: CA) - History of War and Society - [Tenured][]

  • Tenured Associate Professor in the history of War & Society to direct the Department’s new Masters of Arts in War & Society, and teach both graduate and undergraduate classes.
  • The MA in War and Society expands the study of warfare beyond its military, diplomatic, and political dimensions by examining the social and cultural aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and its consequences.
  • To apply submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Jennifer Keene at Department Chair, History. Please use "History Position" in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials.
  • Application review begins 1 Oct 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news on this one? It's been two months since the deadline and semesters will be ending soon.
  • Didn't even get ack of my submission -- I'm not some putz fresh out of grad school looking for any academic job instead of Starbucks.  Really makes you wonder WTF they are doing over there.  I reckon that's a sign ....
  • Offer made and accepted 1/16
  • The sense of entitlement in this thread is remarkable. Not all military historians act this way. Chapman is fortunate they didn't hire the above goober(s).
    • [21 Jan] Mod reminder - please be careful when you post information/statements about identifiable individuals that you're not breaking the Terms and Conditions of the wiki.  Personal information (including names) should not be posted if they are not in the public sphere (unless you have the person's permission), and you are still liable for anything considered defamatory, libellous, etc etc etc in your own country.  Thanks. AFII (talk) 10:07, January 21, 2015 (UTC)

Clarkson University (USA:NJ) - History/War Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in in social or cultural, modern U.S., trans-Atlantic or European history, specializing in War Studies.
  • The successful candidate will display excellence in teaching, particularly 20th century transformative conflicts; exhibit strong promise as a researcher; and offer a secondary field of concentration. Candidates with strengths complementing the Department’s emerging focus areas, such as public history/memory, race and ethnicity, and media, are especially encouraged to apply"
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2015
  • To submit your application, go to and click “Career Opportunities” on the left hand navigation bar
  • Review begins: mid-October and position is open until filled.
    • Letterwriters received request for letters of recomendation with note that "Letters are required only for candidates who reach the “phone interview” stage, and they will be notified to submit letters at this time."  (you can check internal system to see if they have requested letters yet for your application)  (11/19) 
    • Phone interviews scheduled for Dec. 15-19 (11/23)
    • Request for phone interview (11/23)

Any news on this job?

  • Invitation to campus interview (1/16)
    • To poster above: how did you hear? (1/22)
      • by email from search chair

University of Calgary (CAN: AB)[]

  • Tenured or Tenure-Track Associate or early career professorship in Military History
  • The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record and the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in military history, as well as to supervise graduate students. The geographical area of specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities will include History/Strategic Studies 655 (“Classics of Strategy,” one of the core courses in the Military and Strategic Studies graduate program), undergraduate military history survey courses, and courses in the successful candidate’s other areas of expertise.
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their candidacy with Dr. Hendrik Kraay, head of the Department of History. Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of written work in electronic form where possible, and three letters of reference.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2014 and continues until position filled.  Applications accepted until position filled.
  • Any news on this one (9 Jan. 2015)?
  • 1/15 So a guy told me he has the "inside track" because they want him to apply in the worst way ... Will be really interested to see who gets the position. I hope the guy is just showing his insecurities, because if there really is an inside track to these things, I'll go back to school to become a CPA and make some real money.
  • Have reached a shortlist of candidates and alerted via email those who didn't make the cut (namely, me; 3/19)

University of Kent (UK) - 1700-1900[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Military History, 1700-1900
  • With a Ph.D in History or in Military History, you will have previous experience of working in a Higher or Further Education context teaching military history at undergraduate and postgraduate stages. You will also be able to demonstrate a record of substantial research activity, with plans for outputs of 3* or 4* quality for REF 2020.
  • Please see [this link] to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department)... for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents. If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.
  • Deadline: 20 Jan. 2015
    • Intend to interview 13 Feb.

University of Oxford (UK) - Chichele Professorship of the history of war[]

  • Professorship (Full Professorship ++) of the History of War, joint History Faculty & All Souls College, to begin 1 Oct 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The Faculty of History wishes to appoint a historian of international reputation with an outstanding research and publications record in one or more aspects of the social, political, military, economic or cultural history of war (post 1500).
  • The successful appointee will be expected to stimulate and develop existing and new research cultures amongst scholars within and outside the Faculty of History, to pursue collaborative initiatives, and to establish and steer proposals for external funding of research projects. The professor takes the lead in admitting and supervising doctoral and Master’s students in the history of war, and chairs the main military history research seminar, with opportunities to co-ordinate a number of other graduate seminars and classes. She or he will also offer lectures and classes at undergraduate level. The post has a significant public role, and the postholder will be expected to engage in building relationships between universities, the UK government and the armed forces, through public policy engagement and/or engaging the public interest in the history of war.
  • For more details about the post and full application instructions, see
  • Deadline: 9 Feb 2015.

University of Portsmouth (UK) - [non-TT] History of the Royal Navy[]

  • 2-year lectureship (~VAP equiv.) in the History of the Royal Navy
  • We seek to appoint a research-active historian with a specialism in any aspect of the history of the Royal Navy and its global presence between 1660 and 1900. The postholder will take a central role in creating a new distance-learning MA in Royal Navy History in collaboration with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, and contribute appropriate teaching to our wider History undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Applicants should see the further particulars for the job description [.doc at this link] and person specification and can seek informal advice from Fergus Carr, Head of School on
  • Deadline: 19 Apr. 2015
    • Intend to interview 2 June.

Political History[]

Kings College London (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in the history of European Political Thought (although text of ad says "We would welcome applicants whose approach to the history of political thought is not exclusively or even primarily focused on Europe") to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • See full posting on European History 2014-15 page.
  • Deadline: 16 Mar. 2015

Sciences Po, Paris (FRA) - Contemporary History of the State, Institutions and Public Policy[]

  • Full professorship in the Contemporary History of the State, Institutions and Public Policy
  • The target of this search is a specialist in the history of the state, political institutions and public policies, with a special emphasis on the study of their juridical and administrative implications. All areas of research related to these broad themes are welcome, with a preference for the history of the twentieth century, understood in the largest possible definition of this term. A solid knowledge of the nineteenth century will be strongly appreciated. The capacity to teach the history of ideas and political concepts will be an additional asset. Candidates must demonstrate their understanding of constitutional law, public law and political science.
  • The position is geared towards experts in the history of France, but candidates must also demonstrate their aptitude for comparative, transnational and connected history. They must likewise benefit from international recognition of their research, their professional activities, their teaching experience, their publications and their linguistic competence. A solid level of English will be expected.
  • Teaching will take place on all three levels of education offered by Sciences Po: the College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate training), Master and Doctoral programs on the Paris campus, or on one of the regional campuses of Sciences Po. Other than his/her teaching engagements in undergraduate and graduate programs belonging to the Department of History, the successful candidate will also have to teach in the School of Public Affairs and to participate in the inner life of this interdisciplinary program alongside colleagues from Law, Political Science, Sociology, Economy and non-academic professionals at Sciences Po. The ability of the candidate to teach in areas and subjects that go beyond the strict limits of her/his research interests and his/her knowledge of international debates in history will be particularly appreciated.
  • All interested candidates are invited to get in touch with the senior management of Sciences Po by sending (via email) a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to Marc Lazar, head of the selection committee and the Director of the Center of History:
  • The procedures guiding this search will be the standard regulations with regard to the recruitment of enseignants-chercheurs in publically-funded posts. Non-French candidates or professors teaching in universities outside of France, who are not certified by the National Council of Universities (CNU), must obtain the approval of the Scientific Council of Sciences Po in order to qualify for this position. Such candidates are asked to contact the Center of History at Sciences Po as soon as possible and, at any rate, prior to 1 March 2015 by writing to the Director, Professor Marc Lazar (
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad closes 20 May (deadline possibly end of March)

University of Greenwich (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in History
  • This vacancy is for a historian with a research specialism in Political History and the post is part of the department’s strategy to consolidate and extend our existing expertise.
  • With a PhD in History and evidence of recent publications in Political history, you will design and deliver courses in your specialist field, and supervise undergraduate dissertations/projects. You will also contribute to the teaching of existing courses and where appropriate, you will contribute to MA teaching and participate in the supervision of PhD students.
  • Apply online: job ref 665
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2014
    • Rejection email (9 December)

Public History[]

California State University - Fresno (USA: CA)[]

  • Tenure track position in Public History, to begin academic year 2016-17
  • The department seeks an innovative scholar to build a Public History program at the University and to work with the diverse ethnic communities in the Central Valley.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Public History and lower-level, upper-level, and graduate courses in American History...competitive course releases available.
  • PhD from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent in American History, Public History, or other closely related field is required by 17 Aug. 2016
  • Candidates with experience in digital humanities, oral history, and grant writing are especially encouraged to apply.
  • To apply, please complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) list of three professional references. In addition, please have your three writers mail their letters directly to: Dr. Dan Cady, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, M/S SS 21, 5340 N. Campus Drive, Fresno, CA 93740-8019; e-mail: Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and a writing sample.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015 and will continue until the position filled.
    • [26 Nov] posted to this site after the deadline.

Central Connecticut State University (USA:CT)[]

  • Full time tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Public History,  beginning Fall 2015
  • Among the courses the successful candidate will teach are graduate and undergraduate courses in public history, museum studies, and American material culture as well as traditional history courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Candidates are expected to be committed to a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Ph.D. in History, American Studies, Museum Studies, African American Studies, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Public History or related discipline (completion of Ph.D. required by August 24, 2015)
  • To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button [NB: this button not obvious in ad; presumably can be found via]  and submit the following: A letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position; Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers; Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations, letters from supervisors/colleagues, teaching philosophy, etc. uploaded in one document); Evidence of scholarly activity and achievement (e.g., copies of published articles/book chapters, recent conference presentations, etc.); and, Unofficial transcripts.  No emailed or hard copies of the information ... will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.
  • In addition, candidates must submit the three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address applicant's teaching, by regular mail to: Dr. Leah Glaser, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050.
  • For full consideration: 15 Jan. 2015
    • Members of the History Department will host a booth at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City, New York, January 2-4.
    • Phone interview scheduled (1/29) (x2)
    • phone interview on feb. 3. no news as of feb. 17
    • Any news?
    • Friend had on-campus interview on 2-28. Has not yet heard back. (Today is 3-8-15)

College of Charleston (USA:SC)[]

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship of public history, to begin Aug. 2015
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in American history or a related field with specific training or certification in public history by August 2015
  • The ideal candidate would have an active research agenda as well as applied public history experience. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching focus on the U.S. South, South Carolina, and/or African-American history in the American South, time period open
  • Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Submit: a detailed letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), writing sample, sample syllabi, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Scott Poole at
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2014
    • Contacted for Skype interview (1/14)x2
    • Completed Skype Interview. Waiting to hear.
    • Any word on this one?
    • Offer made

Michigan Technological University (USA:MI) - Open Rank[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or Public History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • The successful applicant will contribute to the graduate Industrial Archaeology program by teaching the documentation of structures and sites and should be familiar with HABS/HAER standards.  Applicants must be able to teach in the undergraduate American history survey and demonstrate an ability to sustain graduate research activities through external funding. Candidates may come from fields such as architectural history, historic preservation, industrial history, history of technology, or American Studies as it relates to the built environment, and should have interests relating to any of the following areas: recording and preserving structures; industrial heritage; cultural resource management; the historic interface between industry and environment; or historic site development, interpretation, and management
  • Candidates should view the full job description at and may begin the online application there. We request the following application materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a two-page statement describing teaching experience and research plans, and how you meet the requirements for this position and how you could contribute to an interdisciplinary social sciences department; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) a recent publication; and 5) contact information for three references.
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2015

North Carolina State University (USA: NC) - Open Rank[]

  • Open-rank position in Public History beginning August 2015.
  • The department seeks an outstanding individual who is an active researcher, has applied public history experience, is committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, enjoys close mentoring of students, and works well as part of a team of public history faculty. The position is integral to the department’s new doctoral program in Public History.
  • Any public history specialization other than archives will be considered. In addition to teaching public history courses and advising dissertation work at the graduate level, the successful candidate will teach “traditional” history courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The rank is open, but appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by August 2015.
  • NCSU requires applications to be initiated electronically. For application instructions, please go directly to the posting via
  • Interested applicants must upload a letter of interest, C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and two writing samples—preferably articles or book chapters identified as “Other Document (1),” “Other Document (2),” and so forth. In addition, please have three “hard copy” letters of recommendation submitted to Chair, Public History Search, Department of History, Box 8108, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8108. We encourage you to have your letters of recommendation sent immediately.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2014 and ends when the position is filled
    • Complete applications must arrive no later than December 1, 2014 to ensure consideration for interview at the AHA.
    • Email noting third letter of rec. not received (10/21)
    • invitation to interview at AHA (11/20)
    • Rejection email received (12/1) x2 (12/7)

Roanoke College (USA:VA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History
  • Candidates should have a graduate level degree in public history or commensurate experience, and should have or be near completion of the Ph.D. by August 2015.
  • The department seeks an individual with applied public history experience who also has an active research agenda.  Areas of specialization within public history are open.  Responsibilities include coordinating our existing public history concentration.  
  • Teaching load consists of courses in public history, other courses in the history major, and courses in the college’s Intellectual Inquiry core curriculum.  The college requires a strong commitment to undergraduate education; teaching experience is preferred.
  • Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA)
  • Please send letter of interest, graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and, if applicable, a portfolio showcasing the candidate’s public history experience to Dr. Mary Henold, Chair, Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia, 24153-3794.
  • Review begins: 14 Nov. 2014
    • Intend to interview 'selected candidates' at the AHA
    • Received confirmation of application with "will be contacting candidates soon to arrange interview times" (12/2)
    • Contacted for AHA interview (12/11) x2 (12/12) x2
    • Has anyone heard anything on campus interviews?
      • Not a peep. I assume at this point that the've invited their finalists to campus, but I haven't heard either way. (X2)

Sam Houston State University (USA:TX) (CANCELED)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History, to begin Aug. 2015
  • PhD in public history must be in hand by start date
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about working with students, local institutions, and regional museums. Preferred candidates will also have designed professional exhibits, overseen internship programs, secured grant funding, and/or developed digital history projects. The chronological and geographical fields of specialty are open.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include survey courses in American or world history, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in public history.
  • Applicants should apply online at Upload a letter of application (addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Littlejohn, Chair of Search Committee), CV, and two sample syllabi (undergraduate and graduate courses in public history)The two sample syllabi should be uploaded as one file under the “Writing Sample” option. In addition, three letters of recommendation are to be sent to this email address:
  • Review begins: 10 Nov. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Received email on 11/19 stating that the search has been canceled x2

University of Central Lancashire (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Public History
  • Due to impending retirements, we are seeking to recruit an historian with diverse interests, who can contribute to a range of modules in the area of public history. These include community engagement activities with external partners, core modules on the nature and activity of public history, and more traditional areas of the history curriculum. The successful candidate must be able to contribute to the research activity of the group. History is a part of a multi-disciplinary Division including Philosophy and an ability to contribute to other aspects of the Division’s work would be an advantage.
  • Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form
  • SHORT Deadline: 31 Aug. 2014

University of Exeter (UK) - Modern and Public[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern and Public History, to begin 1 Sept. 2015
  • The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent in modern/public history and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of historical research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.
  • Deadline: 3 Jun. 2015

University of Illinois - Springfield (USA:IL) - American & Public[]

Univ. of North Carolina - Greensboro (USA:NC) - [non-TT;VAP] Public/Museum Studies[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer for the 2015-16 academic year to teach graduate seminars in Museum Studies
  • The candidate will work in a thriving public history program in which students receive a Master’s degree in History with a concentration in Museum Studies. In particular, he/she will teach a two-semester Museum Studies core sequence and Digital History and will oversee public history capstone projects
  • Salary: $42,000
  • Qualifications:MA/ABD with at least five (5) consecutive years of professional public history experience; Hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, Public History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2015
  • For full consideration 17 April 2015 - position open until filled.

Religious History[]

See also: Religious Studies 2014-2015[]

Urban History[]

Barnard College, Columbia University (USA:TN) - Senior Hire[]

  • The Barnard-Columbia Urban Studies Program invites nominations and applications from leading senior scholars for a position as Associate or Full Professor in Urban Studies.
  •  We are seeking an active leader in the field of urban scholarship with a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment appropriate to appointment with tenure (including a PhD); and, a national and international reputation for scholarly productivity in research.
  •  Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who bring an international perspective to the study of urban life. In addition to candidates from the social sciences and history, we especially encourage applicants working in such areas as planning, geography, and the built environment to apply.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a list of three academic references.
  • Review begins 15 Feb. 2015 and continues until position filled.

New York University (USA: NY) [Multiple positions; some senior][]

  • Three mid-career faculty positions: tenured Assoc Prof or Full Prof, to begin on/after 15 Jan 2015
  • Candidates must be "in the humanities with areas of specialization in the study of cities, urbanism, and the urban environment"
  • Applicants are invited from across the range of humanities disciplines. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to: the history of cities; architectural history; the humanistic study of urban design or urban ecology; and social and cultural urban processes, past and present.
  • Applications must include a curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references, a letter of application, and a writing sample (published article or book chapter).
  • To apply, please visit: and follow the application instructions.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 21 May 2014]
  • Intend to interview on campus Fall 2014
  • Any news on this? (June 4)
  • None here (July 7) x 2
  • Rejection email (7/22)
  • Tom Sugrue and Nathan Connolly are moving to NYU,according to Twitter . (4/24)

Queen Mary, University of London (UK) - [Non-TT; ~VAP] London History[]

  • 3 year lectureship (~VAP) in London History, post-1750
  • "The School proposes to appoint a 3-year fixed-term Lecturer in London History, post- 1750, with expertise in London’s built environment. Candidates specialising in other areas of London history may also be considered"
  • The Lecturer would be expected to offer a Special Subject in London History and at least one undergraduate module in the history of London’s built environment, while making contributions to the first year survey course on British History since 1800. The successful candidate may also contribute to the School’s array of MA programmes.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
  • Informal enquiries may be made in confidence to: Professor Miri Rubin (Head of School) &Application enquiries should be addressed to
  • To apply, please click here
  • SHORT Deadline: 31 May 2015

University of Basel (CHE) - Professorship in History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism[]

  • Tenure tracked or tenured Professorship in History & Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at the assistant, associate or full professor level.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2014
  • See full post (link above) at Art History 2014-2015

University of London, School of Advanced Study (UK) - [non-TT; ~VAP] post-1800, Pref. London[]

  • Three year 'Early Career Lectureship' in Urban History (post-1800)
  • The appointee will be attached to the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH), which promotes research on the history of cities, with London a particular focus of its work. Candidates should have a track record of excellent research, reflected in publications and other contributions to scholarship, as well as plans for developing new projects
  • While expertise on the history of London is desirable, applications from candidates with research interests relating to other cities and regions, or who can demonstrate comparative approaches, are welcomed. The appointee will be expected to attract eternal funding to support their research.
  • Deadline: 24 May 2015
    • Tom Hulme PhD (2013) Leicester.