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Alfred University (USA: NY) - Cultural/Social/Intellectual Historian[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in History (Cultural/Social/Intellectual Historian).
  • Candidates must be able to teach general education survey courses and offer courses in Latin American, African, or Asian history.
  • The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Human Studies, including history philosophy, religious studies, and interdisciplinary art, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Teaching load will be three courses per semester, 4 hours per course.
  • Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs will be considered.
  • Send application letter, CV, three (3) letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., student or peer evaluations) to Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802; or email application to with "History" in the subject line.
  • Direct inquiries for further information can be addressed to Professor Emrys Westacott at
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Rejection letter received on Jan. 19.

Bielefeld University (DEU) - Theory of History[]

  • Either a W1 professor with tenure track to W2, or a W2 professor with a limited contract plus tenure track, in the Theory of History
  • The candidate should be an academic with a national and international reputation specializing in the theory of history. The Department of History at Bielefeld University views itself as a centre of theoretically guided historical research that should be further strengthened through the establishment of the new ‘Center for Theory in Historical Research’. The post holder should engage in the further development of reflection on basic issues in the theory of history in close dialogue with other areas of research at Bielefeld, and her or his research should include work on the preconditions and basic principles of historical thought.
  • The successful candidate is expected to be committed to and experienced in acquiring third-party funding and to be willing to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other areas of research both inside and outside the faculty. An engagement in existing and planned joint projects of the faculty (Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Research Training Group, Collaborative Research Centre) is also desired.
  • Candidates must have a university degree, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate, and in the case of an appointment to a W2 professorship, also further academic achievements that will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure (§ 36 Higher Education Act [HG]). In the case of an appointment to a W1 professorship, the post is limited to a period of three years with a further three-year option depending on a positive interim evaluation. A positive tenure evaluation in the final year will then lead to a W2 professorship with tenure. The W2 appointment is limited to five years with a target agreement being formulated after the appointment. A positive evaluation in the final year will then lead to a W2 professorship with tenure. The interim/tenure evaluations are regulated in the statutes for W1 professorships with tenure track/W2 professorships with tenure track.
  • Please send applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of the ten most important publications, a two-page-long research and teaching concept, list of teaching courses, and copies of academic qualifications) as a pdf document (integrated into one file!) ... to: or by post to: Bielefeld University, Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, - The Dean -, Postfach 100 131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
  • Please do not send application portfolios, and please submit only photocopies and no original documents because all application papers will be destroyed at the end of the selection procedure!
  • Deadline: 18 Jul. 2018

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Imperial & Naval History [Senior Hire][]

  • Vere Harmsworth Professorship (~tenured full prof +) in Imperial and Naval History, to begin 1 Oct. 2018
  • Recent holders of the Professorship have transformed the study of British imperial constitutional history into a field of global reach. This includes coverage of the social and economic histories of European and non-European empires; resistance and responses to colonialism; the development of national liberation movements; postcolonial states; and global connections in thought and ideas, commerce, labour, culture, religion and migration. Successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the co-direction of the World History Group.
  • Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the field of the History of Political Thought, 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.
  • Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, and contribution to examining, supervision and administration, especially of the Faculty's world leading MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
  • Deadline: 23 Apr. 2018

University College London (UK:Eng) - Modern Gender and/or Race[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern Gender and/or Race History, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • We are seeking to appoint an outstanding historian working on the history of gender or race in the modern period. We welcome applications from historians working on any aspect of the modern history of race or gender, or indeed on the intersection of, and relationship between, race and gender. For the purposes of this position preference might be shown for scholars for whom 'modern' history relates to the period since 1850, but we do not have a particular preference in terms of geographical expertise, and would welcome applications from candidates who might either consolidate or supplement our existing global coverage. S/he will be expected to research and publish material of the highest quality; to offer inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and to play a full part in the life of the History Department.
  • Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area; at least one outstanding research publication; an imaginative post-doctoral research project; and experience of teaching in a university History department, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • For queries about the application process, please contact the History Departmental Manager, Claire Morley, on , or tel. +44 (0) 20 7679 1341. For academic enquiries about the vacancy, please contact the Head of the History Department, Prof. Jason Peacey ( ). Please note that we do not comment upon cvs or resumés in advance of application. More information about the History Department and its academic staff can be found on our website:
  • Deadline: 2 Jan. 2018
  • intend to interview 26 Jan.

University of London, Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study - Cultural & Intellectual History[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Cultural and Intellectual History
  • In this role, you will contribute to teaching, supervising and mentoring the Institute’s postgraduate students whilst helping to develop both the taught MA and PhD programmes. You will also play an active part in the academic life of the Warburg, conducting research, publishing your work and actively identifying and pursuing external funding for research projects
  • We are calling for applications from academically qualified candidates with a background in any aspect of Cultural and Intellectual History. All things being equal, preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in the history of philosophy and/or in languages and textual scholarship, including editing and translation studies. You will have combined experience of academic research and teaching, coupled with demonstrable experience of developing teaching modules and course programmes. Your proven high level written and verbal communication skills will suit a range of audiences, and these skills will also compliment your ability to work collaboratively with academic and professional services staff, and participate in academic networks. Superior organisational skills to plan a programme and schedule of work whilst completing complex tasks involving multiple contributors is critical.
  • To apply for this opportunity, follow the link to submit your covering letter and CV. In your covering letter, you should address the person specification to illustrate how you meet the criteria for this post.
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2017.

University of Stirling (UK:Scot) - [Two posts] Heritage Studies[]

  • Two lecturers (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Heritage Studies
  • We wish to recruit two excellent candidates with an established research focus in inter-disciplinary heritage studies and international perspectives in their research.
  • While applications are welcome from across the broad field of Heritage, we are particularly interested in one or more specialisms within the following six areas: Heritage and museums in a contested world, Heritage economies, sustainable development and tourism, Heritage science with a focus on environmental impacts on heritage and conservation, Heritage conservation theory and philosophy, Interpretation, presentation, education and learning (including digital heritage), Landscape, natural heritage and sustainability.
  • For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see
  • Deadline: 23 Nov. 2017.


Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Architectural History - 18th & 19th C[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in European architectural history, eighteenth- to mid-nineteenth century
  • PhD expected by start date
  • Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as supervision of undergraduate independent work and doctoral dissertations...teaching experience and publication record is an advantage
  • Apply online at: with cover letter, CV, writing sample, and names and contact information of three references, who will be invited to submit letters of recommendation directly through this site
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2017.

Cultural and/or Social History[]

University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - History & Literature[]

Digital Humanities / New Media[]

Aarhus University (DEN) - [Tenure variable] Digital Methods in History[]

  • Assistant/associate professorship in Digital Methods in History, to begin 1 Aug. 2018
  • The assistant professorship is a three-year fixed-term position. After three years, and subject to appropriate funding, an associate professorship in the same subject area will be announced in open competition. The associate professorship is a permanent position
  • The Department of History and Classical Studies has decided to strengthen its competences in digital methods in research and teaching, and is therefore establishing this new position. The successful applicant will be expected to further the use of digital methods in history through their own research and teaching. They will also be expected to contribute to the enhancement of competences in digital methods among colleagues in the department. The position is linked to the university’s recently published digitisation strategy, which seeks to strengthen digitisation in research, teaching, the study environment and administration. See
  • The successful applicant will be expected to: teach and conduct research in the field of digital methods in history; contribute to the enhancement of competences in digital methods among colleagues in the department; participate in activities that seek to develop and promote the utilisation of existing collections of digitised material in Denmark and beyond
  • Read the full job description and apply online here
  • Deadline: 19 Dec. 2017

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar - Open Rank Professor - Digital Humanities and Societies[]

  • Hamad bin Khalifa University is inviting applications for open-Rank professorship in Digital Humanities and Societies with emphasis on socio-cultural studies and digital technologies. The MA in Digital Humanities and Societies program offers two specialized tracks: a) Digital Humanities, and b) Digital Cultures and Social Studies in the Middle East.  Applicants with doctoral degrees in transdisciplinary of digital humanities are preferred. The college seeks candidates that may address interrelations and interconnectivity of studies in culture, film and media, journalism, religions, history and philosophy, gender, geo-politics and the built environments of the MENA region through digital forms and interpretations. The position includes a focus on digital media production and representation, crowdsourcing of public campaigns, participatory journalism, big data, and online identity and representation of the cultures of underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to situating questions surrounding emergent digital cultures and technologies within their historical, theoretical, and critical contexts, considering the consequences of the use technologies and intersections between cultural identities, political economy and social/political formations. S/he needs to be fluent in English, and preferably Arabic.
  • Position open until filled
  • Please submit your complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of three references with their full contact information) through the following application form.
  • Nominations for potential candidates are also welcomed to

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK) - Native North American & digital[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in digital history with a specialization in Indigenous North American history, to begin Aug. 2018
  • see full posting, link above at North_American_History_2017-18

Sciences Po, Paris (FRA)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in Digital History, to begin Sept 2018 (1 Feb 2019 at the latest)
  • The position is open to applicants fully trained in history who are capable of developing a research and teaching program in digital history. It involves both a familiarity with the methods, tools and data at the basis of computerized operations, and an ability to use them in order to develop historical research, understood in the classical and fundamental meaning of the term, covering the 19th-20th centuries.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their command of techniques used in the digital humanities. They will be evaluated on the quality of their own research projects and the latter’s alignment with the CHSP’s thematic areas of focus. Consideration will also be given to their ability to work collectively in their training of masters and PhD students who may rely on these methods, and to their participation in team research projects developed within the CHSP. The selected candidate will specifically be tasked with coordinating the CHSP’s Corpus, archives, campus research cluster.
  • Annual teaching duties are 128 master class-equivalent (CM) hours that can be divided into three 24-hour master classes and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services. During their first three tenure-track years, Assistant Professors’ annual duty is reduced to 88 CM hours - In addition to courses in methodology, the selected candidate will teach ones in his/her field of historical research. Courses will be taught at the three levels of education offered at Sciences Po in Paris, and at the undergraduate level at the regional campuses. The recruited Assistant Professor (AP) will be able to partner with any of the other schools interested in introducing a historical perspective to the understanding of their subjects, and in benefiting from the added value of the historian’s savoir-faire in source criticism with regard to the digital humanities and big data. The AP will also be expected to teach courses at the School of Management and Innovation (EMI) and to lead a history masters-level seminar.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD. Applications must be electronically submitted... to Paul-André Rosental, president of the selection committee and deputy director for research at the CHSP, as well as to Isabelle de Vienne, executive secretary of the CHSP, using the following email addresses:, The application must include the following documents: A cover letter, A CV, Three prominent publications (articles or book chapters).
  • The selection committee will examine all the applications and preselect candidates who will be invited to present their research to the academic community at a Sciences Po seminar (a day in May-June 2018).
  • Deadline: 28 Feb. 2018

University of South Florida (USA:FL) - European History (Medieval Preferred) and Digital Humanities[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship
  • Candidates should have exceptional research promise and demonstrable success in teaching university undergraduate courses in European History (Medieval preferred) and Digital Humanities. Successful applicants will hold a PhD in History with demonstrated research skills in Digital Humanities and their chosen History area specialty. ABD candidates are welcome to apply, but the PhD must be completed by the time of appointment. 
  • Experience of teaching graduate students is desired but not required.
  • Click on the Apply Now button or visit and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and provide names and contact information for three references. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND CV, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.
  • Posting will close on 24 Nov. 2017 at midnight and review of applications will begin November 27, 2017.
    • anybody heard anything? (Jan 23)

Economic History[]

Australian National University (AUS) - [Non-TT][]

  • Fixed-term, 7 year lectureship in Economic History
  • This is a teaching and research position specifically seeking early career researchers.
  • The successful applicant will have the opportunity to consolidate an innovative research program, to be pursued over seven years, and also to develop courses from the second year of their appointment that will engage students at all levels with new directions in their field. This position will enhance the expansion of teaching and research of Economic History at the ANU, be integrally involved in the activities of the Centre for Economic History, consolidating connections between the two Schools, and contributing to their research cultures. The position is open to scholars of periods, regions and thematic interests which will complement the profile of RSSS and RSE in Economic History.
  • For more information, please contact Professor Nicholas Brown T: 02 6215 3052 E:
  • Deadline: 18 Dec. 2017.

Cape Breton University (CAN) - History of Capitalism[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of Capitalism
  • The successful candidate must possess a PhD. in History. Exceptional candidates with an imminent PhD defense date may also be considered.
  • The ideal candidate’s primary area of teaching responsibility will be in the history of capitalism, broadly defined. The search committee will rank very highly candidates who demonstrate flexibility and range in their secondary area of teaching and are committed to innovative forms of pedagogy. Courses in this secondary area of teaching may focus on thematic, comparative, applied, and/or global subjects.
  • Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a willingness to teach in closely related areas of study and/or other faculties are thus a strong preference for this tenure-track position. In addition to exemplary teaching skills, the successful candidate must also possess a well-defined research program, as demonstrated by conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and/or successful grant applications. A willingness to engage in an active research program on the history of Atlantic Canada and/or Cape Breton will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be required to participate fully in the collegial life of the university by accepting departmental administrative duties and participating on university-wide committees and governance bodies.
  • Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (HIS1805), a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly writing, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department...Applicants who apply by email (in pdf format) will receive a return email confirming receipt.
  • Deadline: 4pm 8 Jun. 2018

European University Institute (ITL) - Senior Hire[]

  • Joint Chair in Economic History
  • The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) seek an outstanding scholar in the field of economic and social history since the late eighteenth century. Preference may be given to candidates working on East Central Europe or on Europe in a comparative and/or global perspective.
  • The contract is for five years, renewable for a further three years.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to provide major input in research, teaching, supervision and management
  • Your file should contain the following elements. 1) Application form (to be filled in online – the form is available at in which you are invited to provide your personal data, and to indicate two “signature publications” which you consider most representative of your work. Normally they should be single-authored. If you submit jointly authored work please specify the contribution of each co-author. At least one of them should be an article. Please provide the full bibliographic citation. Please submit four names of possible referees whom the EUI may contact. The referees should not include members of the professorial staff of the EUI. Please give us the names and e-mail addresses of referees who know you in both your teaching and a research functions. The Selection Committee may consult other external experts if it considers that helpful to its deliberations.
  • Attach the following documents as PDF files to the online application form: 2) Cover letter 3) CV: Please present a short CV of maximum 5 pages including education,professional experience, prizes and other major achievements. 4)List of publications: Please present a list of your books, contributions to books, journal articles, and other relevant publications. 5)Research project: The research project should be designed to cover a five year contract and correspond to the profile. It should specify the objectives and scope of the project and give indications on the background, especially how it relates to work you have already undertaken and published. It should also give some preliminary indications about the methodology you intend to follow in exploring the proposed hypotheses or theories; indications as to the empirical components and sources; management of the research especially its organisation and the possible running of a research team. It should also include some preliminary indications on the type of outcome you have in mind. The project should preferably be written in English, and have a length of up to 2000 words.
  • Formal applications should be submitted online
  • Deadline: 16 Jul. 2018

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (CHE) - [Open Rank] International[]

  • Associate Professor of International History with a specialisation in Economic and/or Financial History, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • The Institute is seeking to recruit a person either at the rank of assistant professor (with at least three years experience) or of associate professor (or in a similar position). Candidates must hold a PhD in history or in economy. They must have an outstanding teaching and research track record in the field of international history and be able to make a significant long-term contribution to the field of Economic and/or Financial History.
  • The selected candidate must show an interest in comparative analysis and methodological innovation. The ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines will be an asset.
  • The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of International History. She or he will also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s theses in the Institute’s interdisciplinary programmes and possibly contribute to executive education programmes.
  • The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2017.

Harvard Business School (USA:MA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship (public policy, democratic governance, political economy, law, economic development, business-government relations, international institutions, and/or international relations), to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • see full posting, link above, at Open Field or Mixed Hire History 2016-17

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK:Eng)[]

  • 'career track' Assistant Professorship in Economic History
  • Candidates should have a completed PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, by the post start date. In addition candidates should have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications, and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Candidates must demonstrate expertise and research interests in Economic History or a related discipline, and the ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential.
  • To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Jennie Stayner,
  • Deadline: 22 Oct. 2017.
  • Just checked the website for this, and it says that the deadline was October 16!? Does anyone know if it was changed recently? 

University of Manchester (UK: NW Eng)[]

  • Presedential academic fellowship: a permanent academic post that starts with four-years of reduced-load teaching (with none in year 1). Generous research allowance on top of salary. To start September 2018.
  • The History Division seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in ‘Economic Cultures’, a field of growing significance which investigates the cultural assumptions and social relationships that helped shape economic activity in the human past. Applicants’ research might address any historical time period or geographical area, but will be primarily concerned with some aspect(s) of economic life, broadly defined.
  • The successful applicant, an historian, will join a strong cohort of economic historians, whose research, individually and collaboratively, explores themes including the history of capitalism from below, capitalism in the long durée, communication of economic knowledge, economic imaginaries, and alternative economic systems. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to contribute to at least one of these themes.
  • 'As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will be part of a Faculty which brings together one of Europe’s largest and most diverse groupings of researchers and teachers focussed on humanities and social sciences. You will build on our outstanding international reputation for the quality and impact of our economic humanities research. In the twentieth century, Manchester was at the forefront of pioneering economic history known as the ‘Manchester School’. Today, the study of Economic Cultures is a field of growing significance which investigates the cultural assumptions and social relationships that helped shape economic activity in the human past. You’ll join colleagues working on money and measurement, cultures of finance, and global histories of capitalism and its alternatives, the history of capitalism from below, capitalism in the long durée, communication of economic knowledge, economic imaginaries, and alternative economic systems. Your research, primarily concerned with some aspect(s) of economic life, might address any historical time period or geographical area.'
  • PhD and publication record required.
  • Application deadline: midnight (UK time), 3 April 2018.
  • Interviews anticipated in May 2018.
  • Apply online (bottom of page)

University of York (USA:Eng) - [Non-TT][]

  • Lecturer, Fixed Term for 19 months, in Economic History, to begin 1 January 2018
  • Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in Economic History, contributing to and leading in the delivery of our existing modules for Economics undergraduates. You may also contribute to teaching in other areas of Economics, which may include quantitative, and/or the supervision of MSc dissertations on appropriate topics.
  • You will have a PhD, or equivalent professional experience, in Economic History, History or Economics. You should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 30 Aug. 2017.

Environmental History[]

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - Environmental Humanities (incl. History)[]

  • Two full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies to begin August 1, 2018.
  • One position is in Environmental Humanities and the Arts (broadly defined) and the other in Environmental Social Sciences (broadly defined). Successful candidates will be joining a newly established Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or other terminal degree requirements by the start date.
  • For the Environmental Humanist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the humanities or arts, including philosophy, history, literary and/or visual studies, critical theory, cultural studies or the creative arts. For the Environmental Social Scientist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography, economics, political science or sociology.
  • For both positions, we seek individuals with the type of interdisciplinary graduate training common to Ph.D. programs in Environmental Studies, with a preference for candidates who hold their terminal degree in Environmental Studies.
  • Candidates must show demonstrated promise in research and a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty members filling these positions will teach courses at all levels in our Environmental Studies curriculum, including our mid-level Environmental Service Learning course. For both positions, we welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching address issues at the intersection of the environment and social justice, ethics, race, class, and gender. We are looking for candidates excited by the opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our new Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Prior experience teaching in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is desirable.
  • To apply for the Environmental Humanist position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy ... to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: In addition, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Environmental Studies Department Search Committee.
  • For Full consideration 3 Oct. 2017

Loyola University, Maryland (USA:MD) - European Environmental (post-1700)[]

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in European Environmental History (post-1700), inc. Russia, excl. Germany, to begin Aug 2018
  • See full posting at European History 2017-18

Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College (USA:MI)[]

  • 'tenure system, academic year' Assistant Professorship of Environmental History
  • Preference for a scholar whose research focuses on water and with an additional focus on one or more of the following: borderlands, social justice, race, subaltern, indigenous, colonialism, and post-colonial studies
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History or an allied field, such as the History of Science or Science and Technology Studies, and expertise in both Environmental History and History of Science. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focus on questions about issues like water management, distribution, or pollution. Time period and geographic area are open.
  • Duties include (1) teaching three small LBC undergraduate courses annually in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science (HPS) on topics in the history of science, technology, and the environment; (2) teaching one course on environmental history annually in HST; (3) maintaining an active program of research in environmental history via publication (including peer-reviewed scholarly publication), grant activity, and research-related outreach and engagement; and (4) typical academic service duties in LBC and HST, with duties in each reflecting the split appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrable records of success in peer-reviewed publication, the use of evidence-based teaching methods, the teaching of environmental history and the history of science, and promoting the value of inclusion via one’s teaching, research, or service (see:
  • Application materials must be uploaded by the candidate to the Careers @ MSU page at The job number for this position is 466185. Complete applications will include a C.V., teaching portfolio (see guidelines at:, a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise and qualifications for the duties described above, and an article or chapter length writing sample. In addition, three letters of recommendation that together address the candidate’s teaching experience and research expertise must be uploaded by the recommenders to MSU’s application system; the letters from the recommendation will be solicited after a candidate completes and submits their application.
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2017 review will contiue until position filled.
  • [22 Jan] Rejection email
  • [16 Feb] 5 finalists, campus visits completed.

North Carolina State University (USA:NC) - TT Open Rank - Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program - Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) (incl. History)[]

  • We seek social scientists whose work will contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations and is anchored in underserved communities. Training in either qualitative or quantitative methodologies would be welcome as would a disciplinary background in fields such as anthropology, environmental sciences, history, international development, policy science, and public health. Specific research approaches may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice/equity, design and evaluation of behavioral and community interventions, gender studies, and behavioral psychology. Geographic expertise is expected in the Global South, with some preference for regions with the greatest needs in the WaSH domain. Rank is open with some preference for candidates positioned to take on leadership roles within the cluster.
  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicants should also submit a vision statement that discusses how the applicant would fit and work within the Global WaSH cluster, and that identifies potential home departments in the College of Natural Resources or the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via A comprehensive review of applications will begin on 15 August and continue until the positions are filled, with an expected start date of Fall 2018.
  • LINK:

University of Edinburgh (UK:Scot)[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Environmental History, to begin 3 Sept. 2018
  • We are seeking to appoint a specialist working on any aspect of environmental history, in any historical period, and in any geographical region. The appointee would teach and conduct research on the changing uses of, and attitudes towards natural environments in human societies over time. S/he should be an outstanding academic teacher, have a strong track record of internationally excellent publications, and offer clear evidence of the potential for future development at the highest level.
  • The successful candidate will teach across the full range of History undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. S/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to pre-honours courses, including two or more of the following: The Historian’s Toolkit; Introduction to Historiography; Medieval Worlds; Early Modern History: a Connected World; The Making of the Modern World; Global Connections since 1450; and The Global Economy since 1750. S/he will also offer Honours and postgraduate courses on environmental history and contribute to core courses on historical skills and methods at Honours and postgraduate level, as well as supervising doctoral students.
  • The appointee will conduct research in his or her own field. S/he should demonstrate the potential for developing cross- and inter-disciplinary collaborative projects within the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, and with other parts of the University (e.g. GeoSciences) and HEIs in the UK and internationally. S/he will be expected to submit high-quality applications to secure external research funding. S/he will also contribute to the administration of the Subject Area and the School and provide pastoral care and guidance to students. All newly appointed academic staff are expected to work towards a qualification in teaching in higher education.
  • Apply online
  • deadline: 4 Jan. 2018.

University of Manchester (UK: NW Eng) - Environmental History[]

  • Presedential academic fellowship: a permanent academic post that starts with four-years of reduced-load teaching (with none in year 1). Generous research allowance on top of salary. To start September 2018.
  • The History Division seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in environmental history. Environmental history is a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Applications are welcome from researchers working on any historical period or geographical area, whose research is concerned with the environment, broadly defined. The successful applicant will join a school-wide research community that has strengths in the history of water, ‘natural’ disasters, maritime contacts, environment and health, and histories of the body. Preference may be given to candidates whose research can contribute to one or more of these themes. Closing date 3 April 2018.
  • 'As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will be part of our important work to expand the new field of environmental history, a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Thanks in part to strong collaboration with colleagues in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, environmental history is proving to be a field of enquiry that can change the world we live in. You’ll join colleagues working in a wide range of areas - from the global history of natural resources, to animal histories, to natural and engineered disasters, humanitarian aid, environment and health and histories of the body. Right now, our historians are creating great impact and public engagement in histories of water and flooding. Your work, which may focus on any historical period or geographical area, will help us all to better understand our world.'
  • PhD and publication record required.
  • Application deadline: midnight (UK time), 3 April 2018.
  • Interviews anticipated in May 2018.
  • Apply online (bottom of page)

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Environmental Humanities (incl. History)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor appointment in environmental humanities, broadly interpreted to embrace disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  • The successful candidate's primary appointment will be in either the Department of Anthropology or the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.
  • This will be the first in a cluster of appointments (in other departments across the School of Arts and Sciences) in various aspects of the environmental humanities, all of which are meant to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. The successful candidate should therefore have a strong interest in helping such a program to grow, and in interacting with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching theme of environmental humanities. The successful candidate will teach courses in her or his home department and will participate in the development of curriculum pertinent to the theme of the cluster.
  • Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
  • Applications should be submitted on-line at and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate's perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, an uploaded publication (either a link to a journal publication or some other writing sample), and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin 3 Oct. 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Gender / Women's History / History of Sexuality[]

Johns Hopkins University (USA: MD) - History of Gender and/or Sexuality (pref. post-1800)[]

  • The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant- or tenured associate-rank professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality, with an anticipated start date on or about July 1, 2018.
  • Open to scholars in any geographic or chronological field, as well as transnational historians. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work is deeply engaged with and contributes to one or more of the following: feminist, queer, gender, queer-of-color, and trans theories/studies. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose work has a post-1800 focus and is not limited to the USA.
  • Queer, trans, and other scholars of color are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required in history or in a related field with a historical focus (such as Gender and Sexuality Studies).
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online via Interfolio at
  • Materials will begin to be reviewed on 1 Oct.  2017.

Kennesaw State University (USA: GA) - History and Interdisciplinary Studies (Women's History and Gender and Women's Studies)[]

  • Nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • This position is a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. 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 undergraduate and graduate programs as well as general education courses. 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. Faculty teach courses in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
  • PhD (in History, Gender Studies, or related field, or the foreign equivalent) must be in hand by 'time of hire' A Ph.D. well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at KSU, enrolling more than 7000 students in 30 undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of History and Philosophy offers a B.A. in History, a B.S. in History Education, and a B.A. in Philosophy. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department offers an M.A. in American Studies, a B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies, and minors in Gender and Women’s Studies and six other areas. For more information on the two departments, see and
  • For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit
  • Apply at:
  • For full consideration: 3 Oct. 2017 Position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype or phone in mid-October.
  • I understand there were 2 VAPs vying for the job who have already been interviewed.

University of California - Los Angeles (USA:CA) - Gender & Sexuality[]

  • Tenure track assistand professorship in the History of Gender and Sexuality, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • Specialism is open
  • All candidates should have completed their PhD, in history or related field, no later than June 30, 2018.
  • The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at to upload their information for this position. Documents should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, sample syllabi and three letters of recommendation. This position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017.

University of Central Florida (USA:FL) - Non-U.S. Gender History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Non-U.S. Gender History
  • The University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking applications for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor position in Gender History (non-U.S. history) beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach regularly offered courses appropriate to their subfield (time period open), as well as more specialized courses in gender history and theory for undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty member will contribute to UCF’s Women’s and Gender Studies program and to internationalizing the history department’s course offerings.
  • UCF is a growing metropolitan university with an enrollment of over 66,000 increasingly diverse students that has maintained an atmosphere of personal instruction. The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in History and offers a public history component as part of its curriculum. The History Department takes pride in its reputation for quality instruction and publication. For more information see
  • A Ph.D. in History or a related field from an accredited institution is required at the time of hire. Research and specialization in Gender History and Theory.
  • Preferences: Secondary field in Asian history, broadly defined; experience teaching gender history and theory at the university or college level; publications in field of specialization.
  • Applicants are required to apply online at In addition to the online application, please also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research statement/materials.  The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.
  • To ensure full consideration, please file all materials listed above by March 2, 2018 when review of applications will begin. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee at

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - [Non-TT][]

Virginia Commonwealth University (USA: VA) - Modern LGBTQ History[]

  • The Department of History at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Modern LGBTQ History, with a preferred specialization in oral history. This position is one of three tenure-eligible searches in LGBTQ Studies taking place in a range of disciplinary settings during the academic year 2017-18 as a major hiring initiative in the College of Humanities and Sciences to strengthen LGBTQ scholarship and course offerings at VCU. These three new hires will work alongside other faculty with expertise in LGBTQ topics across the College and the University to expand VCU's LGBTQ-related curriculum, research profile, and community engagement efforts.
  • The successful candidate must have proof that all requirements for Ph.D. are complete prior to August 1, 2018, will have a clearly defined research agenda, and will demonstrate potential for scholarship and teaching that complements and expands existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • Please apply online at Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample under the website's category for “Other Document”). Three letters of reference are required. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Richard Godbeer, chair of the search committee, at
  • Start date will be August 16, 2018.
  • The deadline for applications is 1 Nov. 2017.

Intellectual History[]

University of Aarhus (DEN) - TWO positions [Senior Hire][]

  • Full Professorship and MSO professorship with special responsibilities in the history of ideas, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • While the full professorship is a permanent position, the MSO professorship is a five-year position with the possibility of extension for up to three years. On expiry of this period, the MSO professor will be offered employment and remuneration as an associate professor.
  • The positions are being offered within the broad field of the history of ideas, as we are seeking to attract top-level applicants who can contribute to the further development of the thriving research and educational environments at the university’s Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas by either strengthening the discipline’s existing research foci (see below) or expanding its profile in new directions.
  • The full professor will be expected to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally. A distinct plus will be a strong devotion to, and experience of, talent development and the nurturing of young scholars, as well as experience of capacity building with international partner institutions. In their letter of application, applicants for the full professorship must outline how they envision themselves accomplishing these tasks in relation to the department’s and the school’s existing profile.
  • The MSO professor will be expected to possess similar qualifications, albeit with less emphasis on the talent development dimension and acknowledging their shorter track record, bearing in mind that this position is intended for particularly talented researchers who are asked to (or propose to) carry out specific projects or develop particularly promising and innovative areas of research within a designated time frame. In their letter of application, applicants for the MSO professorship must formulate a distinct vision for their research focus/field. This should include a description of their goals and a plan for how they intend to achieve them within the time period.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD or its equivalent in the history of ideas or adjacent academic disciplines.
  • At the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, most courses on the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in the history of ideas as taught in Danish. Applicants must be able to teach in English at university level. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.
  • If you wish to apply for both positions, please send two applications. If you are only applying for one position, you must clearly indicate which of the positions you are applying for.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 15 Aug. 2018

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - post-1700 [non-TT][]

  • 1 year lectureship (~VAP) in Intellectual History post-1700
  • The post will be held from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019. You will be expected to contribute to the Masters programme in Intellectual History, to undergraduate (sub-Honours and Honours) teaching, and within the School of History more broadly in such areas as Modern History and Historiography, and to offer a final year undergraduate Special Subject.
  • Please quote ref: AO1535SB
  • Further Particulars: AO1535SB FPs.doc
  • Closing Date: 19 April 2018

Legal History[]

Military History/History of War[]

Chapman University (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in history --> actually looks like it's for a tenured, associate professor...
  • The History Department seeks applicants with research and teaching interests in the history of War & Society. 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.
  • The successful candidate would teach undergraduate and graduate classes, and also have administrative responsibilities in the Department’s Master of Arts in War & Society. Details about the MA in War & Society are available at
  • A doctoral degree, strong publication record, evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity, evidence of effective teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity are required. Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, and a list with the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Jennifer Keene, Search Chair at Please use "History Position" as the email subject line.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2017 and will continue until the position is filled
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including references.

Clarkson University (USA:NY) - Modern Europe, US or Canada[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in Modern European, US or Canadian History, to begin 1 Aug 2018
  • The successful candidate will teach courses on the wars of the 20th century, as well as War and Society, the foundation course for the Department’s War Studies Concentration. The candidate's application should demonstrate that s/he has the expertise to offer these courses as well as a lively interest in participating in the War Studies program. The successful candidate will also bring a second field of expertise that complements the department’s focus areas in the environment, health, or race, class and gender. The candidate will be expected to draw upon primary and secondary fields to develop modern history electives that expand the Department’s major in History.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 (usually two preparations) "ncluding each Fall two sections of The Clarkson Seminar, a first-year, writing-intensive course, focused on a theme of the applicant’s choosing."
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2018
  • To submit your application, go to and click “Career Opportunities” below Careers at Clarkson section.
  • Review begins 15 Jan 2018 and continues until position filled.
    • Any news on this one? 
    • [14 Feb] None here
    • [15 March] position is still open and the department is still reviewing candidates
    • [23 April] Any news on this one??
    • [30 April] Offer was made and accepted in early March (before the 15 March post above)

Southeastern Louisiana University (USA:LA)[]

  • Assistant Professorship of Military History
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History from an accredited university by August 07, 2018
  • Applicant responsibilities will include teaching American, Western Civilization, and/or World History surveys, both upper-level classes and a graduate seminar in Military History, and other courses as assigned; academic advising and departmental duties as assigned; scholarly research and publication. Applicants must be committed to working with diversity.
  • To apply for this position, please complete and submit an online application, which will include the names and contact information for three references and the following attachments: letter of application, resume, and transcripts from all colleges/universities (official transcripts required upon employment) -
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2018.
  • [26 Feb] Request for Skype Interview
  • Internal hire for VAP

University of British Columbia (CAN) - non-Western war/conflict/mass violence[]

  • Tenure track Instructor in History, whose scholarship concerns war, conflict, or mass violence in non-Western contexts, to begin 1 Jul. 2018
  • The ideal candidate is a broadly-trained historian of the non-Western world, able to demonstrate an ability to design and teach innovative courses on war and its social, political, and/or cultural dimensions.
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year "This load comprises first-year undergraduate History courses with a global focus at UBC Vantage College as well as undergraduate courses at various levels (including third- and fourth-year) in the Department of History...they are expected to dedicate 2/3 of teaching workload towards the Arts stream of the University’s international program, Vantage College ("
  • Candidates must have a PhD before commencing the position and experience teaching undergraduate courses.
  • As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:
  • Applications are to be submitted online ... through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent in care of Ms. Janet Mui,, by the same deadline. Alternatively, the letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Instructor Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2017.
  • Skype interviews complete the week of Nov. 27

University of Chester (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in History/Military History
  • You will have a good Honours Degree (normally 2.1 or First or equivalent) in History or closely related subject and a Ph.D. in History or Military History. You will have considerable HE teaching experience, a strong and versatile background to teaching History and a proven capacity to deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in History and Military History.
  • You may have experience of supervising undergraduate dissertations on History topics as well as an ability to enhance the MA provision in Military History at University Centre Shrewsbury. You will have evidence of either publications in History/Military History, or demonstrable evidence of work-in-progress towards such publications suitable for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework
  • Candidates may download further details and an application form from our website at quoting reference number RA002917.
  • SHORT deadline: 30 May 2018
  • NB this short advertising period (2 weeks) likely means the university will be unable to sponsor foreign candidates for a visa. Check before you apply. AFII (talk) 09:04, May 16, 2018 (UTC)

University of Maryland (USA:MD) - US Military[]

University of Wolverhampton (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][]

  • Two year Lectureship (~VAP) in Military History
  • The Department of History Politics and War Studies is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Military History who can contribute to the teaching on our highly successful postgraduate courses in the History of Britain and the First World War and Second World War Studies: Conflict Societies Holocaust as well as to our undergraduate War Studies programmes. We are looking to appoint a highly committed and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the provision of high quality teaching student support and research in these areas
  • You will have a good first degree a Masters degree and a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent and experience of teaching and supporting students in the HE sector. You will be required to demonstrate a commitment to research and an ability to contribute to a well-established and successful REF unit of assessment.
  • For an informal discussion please contact Pauline Anderson Head of School Social Sciences 01902 323415 or
  • Deadline: 18 Jul. 2018

Virginia Tech (USA:VA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Military History/War and Society, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Geographical focus and chronological period are open. We particularly encourage applicants who take a War and Society approach to military history, covering such topics as the social, cultural, political, technological, and economic dimensions of warfare; civilian-military and homefront-battlefield relations; the impact of war on soldiers, civilians, veterans, and the environment; and the causes, commemoration, and consequences of war.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • applicant must have an ability to teach a survey course in modern military history and to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses; and a record demonstrating a promise of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the department’s War and Society minor.
  • Candidates must apply online at and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s interest in and/or experience working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations (upload under “Doc 2”), and contact information for three references, who will be invited to submit their letters of recommendation online.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2017.
  • request for phone interview Dec. 20.
  • have they moved forward?
  • Search Committee chairs take note: THIS is how you write a rejection letter! By far the best in my extensive collection:

Hello and thank you for your interest in the Military History / War and Society position at Virginia Tech. As you might imagine, we received a large number of well-qualified applications for this position and choosing among them proved extremely difficult. We have now concluded our search and regret that we had to turn away many excellent candidates, like you, who had much to offer. I appreciate the time you took to prepare the materials you submitted to Virginia Tech, and I certainly hope that news from other institutions has been or will be more encouraging.

Yale University (USA:CT) - [Senior Hire] military/diplomacy[]

  • Senior appointment in military and/or diplomatic history
  • Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and statement of research and teaching interests to Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage.
  • Review begins: 31 Jan. 2018.


Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK:Eng)[]

  • Professor (tenured full prof+) in the History of Music
  • We particularly welcome applications from scholars working in the fields of EITHER western art music c. 1750-1914 OR music in twentieth-century America, though candidates working in all fields of music history will be considered.
  • This appointment is the first in a carefully-planned project to establish music as a core discipline, aligned with Northumbria’s vision as a research-rich, business-oriented professional university, with a global reputation for academic quality. This appointment offers an outstanding individual the opportunity to work with the Head of Humanities and other staff to establish this strand, building towards a Foundation year, an undergraduate and postgraduate taught programme and the development of opportunities for PhD studentships. Working under the overall management of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, the appointee will develop an academic core in music history and performance, aligned with industry-facing themes in management, technology, pedagogy and music in society.
  • The appointee will have an excellent record in teaching and publications in the field of music history, in grant capture and in leadership of teams. They will have the subject expertise to develop a core strand in music history from Foundation Year to PhD level, and this expertise will underpin their academic engagement with our external partners. They will have successful experience of communicating with different audiences outside academia, and of building inter- or cross-disciplinary links with other disciplines such as American Studies, English Literature, History or Creative Writing.
  • For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Julian Wright (Head of Humanities) via email: or Tel. 0191 227 3736.
  • For more information and to apply please visit
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2017.


Political History[]

Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Reader or Professor (~tenured full prof ++) in the History of Political Thought, to begin 1 Jan 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The holder of the advertised post will succeed Professor Richard Bourke following his appointment to the Chair of the History of Political Thought in the University of Cambridge. The School is looking not only for a researcher of international standing, working in any area of the field, but also someone who will offer leadership to the political thought cluster, and so sustain and develop its coherence and reputation, and that of the Centre and the MA.
  • Informal enquiries may be made in confidence to: Professor Julian Jackson (Head of School) at:
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 13 May 2018

Utrecht University (NDL)[]

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Political History
  • We are looking for applicants specialised in early modern, modern or contemporary European political history, ideally with a focus on any of the following themes: the relationship between gender and politics, the history of colonialism or imperialism, the history of democracy and its discontents, the history of political violence or the history of political ideas. In addition, we are also particularly interested in candidates who can help us to expand our scope to the history of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean world, Britain and/or (post)colonial states.
  • The position carries an initial 70% teaching load and 30% research time.
  • Requirements for the Assistant Professorship are: experience with and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate students at all levels as well as postgraduate students; a PhD degree in History; a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrates the ability to conduct research that 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 important role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department.
  • Written applications should address each of the criteria and include the following documents: cover letter (max. 500 words); curriculum vitae; statement of research (max. 1000 words); copy of a key publication; example of a course syllabus for Bachelor’s students; names and contact details of two referees.
  • Please use the application button to apply.
  • Deadline: 4 May 2018
  • Initial interviews may be conducted over Skype. Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed in person in Utrecht. The interviews will be scheduled in May 2018.

Public History[]

Coastal Carolina University (USA:SC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History, in any field complementary to the department beginning August 2018.
  • Teaching Load: 21 credit hours per academic year "The candidate must be able to teach survey courses in service to the University’s core curriculum, possibly courses in service to other developing programs like cultural heritage studies, as well as a rotation of upper-level courses in public history in service to the history major. Preference will be given to candidates with work-related experience in the field of public history."
  • The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D., preferably in the field of public history, or in history; exhibit scholarly and creative promise; possess a record of university teaching experience in public history; and demonstrate a willingness and/or ability to engage with our local and regional resources and institutions
  • Applicants must apply online at A complete set of application materials must include: an online application; a letter of application describing the candidate’s interest, qualifications, teaching experience, and scholarly agenda; recent teaching evaluations; an unofficial transcript; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 31 Oct] and continues until position filled.
  • Last year they created a VAP position for the spouse of a faculty member. This is just them making that position tenue
  • [13 Dec] Call for online interviews to take place before 17 Dec

Colorado State University (USA:CO)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History, to begin 16 Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate must show evidence of teaching, scholarship, and/or public history practices that incorporate methodologies in digital history and/or new media. The research field is open; desirable specializations include: public lands, Indigenous history, sites of conscience, or environmental history. The department has been a pioneer in public history and is especially interested in receiving applications from candidates who can teach broadly within public history at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Applications Must Include: Letter of interest, Curriculum vitae, Graduate transcripts, Three letters of recommendation, A writing sample (article or chapter length), A piece of digital scholarship or teaching, or a new media project. To submit this, please provide a hyperlink to the piece/project. Online links should be embedded in a Word document separate from other submission materials and should be accessible by direct link (i.e. no further registration is required), Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available
  • For full consideration: 20 Oct. 2017 but position open until filled.
  • [4 dec] Any word on this one?
  • [5 dec] Have not heard anything
  • [30 dec] Had phone interview about 2 weeks ago

George Mason University (USA: VA) - Digital History / Public History (Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Prof.)[]

  • The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a digital historian to direct the Division of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. The successful applicant will also have a tenure-line position in the Department of History and Art History at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • The director of the Public Projects division is responsible for supervising a staff of six developers, designers, project managers and four graduate research assistants, and initiating and leading grant-funded projects such as digital collections and exhibits, open-source software, and training in digital literacy and skills. The director collaborates with the other senior staff to manage the Center, represent it to the wider community, and plan its overall direction.
  • The teaching load is 2-1. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in​ digital history and public history, graduate/undergraduate research seminars, and new courses as desired.
  • Candidates are expected to have the following qualifications: a Ph.D. in history; a strong record of teaching and scholarly publication; a record of successfully initiating and completing digital history projects; project management ​experience; and experience in obtaining and administering significant external grant funding. Special preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in public history.
  • For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7184z at; complete and submit the online application, along with application letter and CV; and e-mail three letters of reference to Susie LeBlanc at Questions about the search should be directed to Dr. Suzanne Smith, Search Committee Chair,
  • Review of applications will begin after 1 Dec. 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant who applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those ​who might require sponsorship.

La Salle University (USA:PA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • Full time one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship of Public History (with possibility of renewal), to begin Aug 2018
  • Required: Ph.D. in History or ABD in History with evidence of intent to complete Ph.D. by August 2018 and college or university teaching experience.
  • Preferred: Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Candidate has subfields in Digital History, Modern American History, and Pennsylvania History, and online teaching experience.
  • Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Stuart Leibiger, Chair, Department of History, La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199 (
  • For full consideration [short deadline] 31 Jan. 2018

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK:Eng) - British history w/Public Heritage[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in History - Public Heritage, to begin April 2018
  • You will have a background in modern British social history and experience in the field of public history and heritage with a proven ability to teach undergraduates and post-graduates in this area effectively. Applicants with specialisms in post-war social history and/or public history are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • You must also be a scholar with a recognised record of achievement in research as demonstrated by publications that are REF 2021 eligible and world-class in terms of originality, significance and rigour. You will have experience in applying for external grants and building external partnerships. As a collegial, team-player you'll have the ability to mentor and nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the Department and University as a whole.
  • Deadline: 20 Dec. 2017.

Moravian College (USA:PA) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • One year visiting faculty position for the academic year 2018-19
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 which will include developing an introduction to public history course and teaching our internship course.
  • Preference will be given to scholars specializing in underrepresented or historically marginalized groups or the Global South and/or who can teach Non-Western survey courses.
  • Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in Public History, History or a related field is preferred, ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.
  • Qualified candidates should send the following materials: Curriculum vitae, Letter of interest, Three letters of recommendation, Evidence of teaching experience (such as syllabi and/or course evaluations). Please send all materials to Dr. Sandra Aguilar at
  • Moravian College will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa.
  • Review begins: 10 Feb 2018 and continues until position filled.

Swansea University (UK:Wales) - Public history & Heritage post-1800[]

  • Senior Lectureship (~tenured assoc/full prof) of Public History & Heritage
  • We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates with research and teaching interests in any aspect of public history and/or heritage focussing on the modern (post-1800) era. In order to develop the History Department’s current research and teaching profile, we would particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience of work in museums/heritage sites, and/or with interests in the public history and heritage of empire and post-colonialism, the public history and heritage of marginalised groups (e.g. LGBT+, black and minority ethnic or disabled populations), or with an interest in using digital humanities methods in their work.
  • Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Catherine Fletcher, Associate Professor in History and Heritage (, or Professor David Turner, Head of Department (
  • To apply for the post please click on the link:
  • Deadline: 16 Apr. 2018

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (USA:AL)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorshp in Public History
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach the department’s Introduction to Public History survey course, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialization.
  • The successful candidate also will be expected to expand our public history internship program, and to establish appropriate relationships in the community and profession. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to partner with the University’s established programs in Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, and Archival Studies. Ability to teach one of our core History surveys desirable but not required.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, vita, a syllabus for an introductory course in public history, and an article-length writing sample or comparable evidence of scholarship. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Kari Frederickson, Chair, Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Box 870212, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0212. Please direct any inquiries to
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • Skype interviews taking place this week.

University of North Carolina (USA:NC) - [Non-TT] US History & Museum studies[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in Public History to teach undergraduate courses in US History and public history and graduate seminars in Museum Studies.
  • In particular, he/she will teach courses in U.S. History and public history at the undergraduate level and graduate level courses on the practice of public history and digital history. The Visiting Assistant Professor will also oversee public history capstone projects. Stand-out applicants will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively with public institutions and audiences.
  • Applications should include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, as well as a current C.V. and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be submitted through the UNCGJobSearch system at (Position #1656).
  • Review begins: 1 Apr. 2018 and continues until position filled.

Religious History[]

Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology - Church History[]

  • NB: entire posting made on 18 Dec, after deadline AFII (talk) 14:12, December 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • tenure-track position in Church History beginning in the Fall 2017.
  • Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a specialization in modern (Reformation to present, especially global Christianity) and American, with knowledge of the Stone-Campbell movement. Rank is open, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The successful candidate should hold a terminal degree (PhD or ThD preferred) in the field. The successful candidate must also demonstrate competence in teaching and must possess a well-defined program of research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • Address applications or inquiries to Dr. Tim Sensing, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Theology, ACU Box 29416, Abilene, TX 79699, or electronically to
  • Review begins: 6 Nov. 2017
  • For Abilene Based Positions, sending the "Faculty Employment Application" with a written document including: 1) Philosophy of teaching and learning; 2) How faith and learning can be integrated in the courses being taught; 3) The role of scholarship and research in the work of a professor; and 4) The Christian journey of the applicant and how the Churches of Christ have affected it.
  • Also, include curriculum vitae; transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to the respective contact person.
  • Invited to interview November 6 (initial interviews at AAR/SBL or via Zoom)
  • Initial interview via Zoom December 12
  • Rejection letter received December 18

The College of Idaho (USA:ID) - Senior Hire, Judaic Studies[]

  • Open-rank tenure-track appointment to the Berger-Neilsen Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies to begin in fall 2018.
  • Candidates must have PhD in hand at the time of appointment in August 2018.
  • This position is the first endowed chair in Judaic Studies in the state of Idaho, and one of the few such chairs in the Pacific Northwest and the intermountain region.
  • The successful candidate will be a passionate, engaged teacher and productive scholar, who can provide outreach to the broader campus and local communities. The responsibilities of the Chair also include administering the fully endowed Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies. 
  • Research specialization for this position is open, but candidates should be able to teach at least one course on modern Israel broadly defined.  Preference will be given to candidates who can offer engaging undergraduate courses on various topics of Jewish history, religion, and/or foundational texts (Tanakh, Mishnah, and Talmud).  The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses that would be accessible to a broad range of undergraduate students (e.g., courses on modern Middle East, north Africa, greater Mediterranean, and so forth). 
  • To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to with subject line, Judaic Studies Search.  Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from referees or through Interfolio. 
  • For more information on The College of Idaho, visit
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

Wheaton College (USA:IL) - American Christianity[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of American Christianity, to begin Aug. 2018
  • See full posting (link above) North_American_History_2017-18

Urban History[]

Towson University (USA: MD) - Urban History/Metropolitan Studies post-1800[]

  • The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in Urban History/Metropolitan Studies post-1800, in the Department of History beginning August 2018.
  • ABDs may apply, but PhD is required when position commences in August 2018.
  • Geographical region is open; however, the committee especially welcomes applications from candidates whose work focuses on the comparative study of two or more regions of the world. Demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly potential. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and active participation in service to the department, college and university.
  • Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Contribute to Towson’s Metropolitan Studies program and teach outside of the History Department in Towson’s Freshman Seminar Program, the Honors College and the Graduate Program.
  • Please submit a letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three references by December 1, 2017 to The letter should contain a description of your research, as well as four proposed courses in urban history: two at the upper division and two at the lower division level. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Please send questions regarding the position to
  • [7 Dec] Email request for additional materials [x4]
  • [14 Dec] Request for Skype interview [x2]
  • [30 Jan] Have campus invites gone out?
  • [18 Jan] Campus visit invite
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