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Berry College (USA:GA)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning in fall 2020
  • The appointment’s specialization will complement the department’s current offerings. We prefer applicants who can offer at least one non-western history course in either Asia, the Atlantic World, Latin America, or the Middle East. Qualification to teach environmental, legal, public, or digital history; history of science, medicine, business, or technology; historiography; or a similar topic a plus.
  • A Ph.D. in history is required
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "including an upper-level History course and two foundations courses in either World or United States History. Opportunities exist for the appointee to develop new courses and to pursue interdisciplinary interests that enhance other college programs. Peer-reviewed publications are required for tenure."
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement on teaching philosophy (including comments on experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body) along with a CV, three letters of reference, and copies of transcripts (official or unofficial). Submit application materials to Dr. Laurence W. Marvin, Chair, History Search Committee, Department of History, Berry College, 495010 Mt. Berry Station, Mt. Berry, GA 30149-5010. Electronic submissions welcome; submit electronically as attachments to
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2019
  • [10 Dec] Received confirmation e-mail re: application. They received over 300 applications. (x2)
  • [17 Dec] I received the same and assumed it was over at that point. 
    • Any updates?
    • [Feb. 27] Rejection email
    • [June 26] Any updates?

Briar Cliff University (USA:IA) - World Civ, European History, non-Western Hist.[]

  • 9 month tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Fall 2020
  • Candidates will be expected to teach World Civilizations, European History, both surveys and upper division courses, and at least one sub-field of non-Western History. Preferred candidates will also have expertise in World Geography and Political Science.
  • Ph. D in History, commitment to undergraduate teaching, and evidence of scholarship required.
  • Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, sample teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 12 June] and continues until position filled.
  • [10 Jul]: Any updates on this search?

Davidson College (USA:NC)[]

  • Three-year visiting assistant professor position in transnational studies or postcolonial studies, beginning July 1, 2020.
  • We wish to welcome a new colleague who has demonstrated experience or interest in first-year humanities programs, first-year seminar programs, or similar interdisciplinary, foundational collaborative teaching projects in the humanities. A PhD or in some cases an MFA in any cultural studies, history, literary studies, arts or performance studies, or a similar interdisciplinary or area studies program, with a focus on transnational or post-colonial topics, by July 2020 is required.
  • We are especially interested in Africana studies, French and Francophone studies, Arab studies, music, musicology, ethnomusicology, theatre, or art history, though we welcome all teachers and scholars in all humanities fields.
  • Teaching Load: 5 course-equivalents over 2 semesters - "two semesters teaching in the Humanities Program (which is a 1.5 course load per semester) and one course each semester in another department or program in the candidate’s areas of specialization."
  • Apply online only at with your cv and cover letter. The cover letter should include these four items: (1) a description of a specific unit or topic you would bring to the first-year humanities course (see examples in the current course linked above), (2) two courses you would like to offer in another department or program at Davidson, (3) a description of your research program (which could be integrated into a course or course unit you might teach), and (4) a brief diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. The application requests the names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted directly.
  • Review begins: 20 Jan. 2020 although position is open until filled
  • March 5. Position filled.

Erskine College (USA:SC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of history, to begin Aug. 2020
  • The successful applicant will have a primary field in World History; or in the history of Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Asia, or Pacific; or in Europe since 1800.
  • A Ph.D. in history must be accomplished by August 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 Applicants should be able and willing to teach both sections of World History (before and after 1500) and a course focused on contemporary global issues.
  • Erskine is a Christian college and applicants should be committed Christians.
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2019

Rejection email that the position had been filled Dec. 17

Harvard Business School (USA:MA)[]

  • tenure-track position in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • While candidates may study any geographic region or time period, we are especially looking for scholars whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: business-government relations, economic development, democratic governance, international institutions and/or international relations, law, political economy, public policy, and trade. Candidates may come directly from Ph.D. programs or from the faculties of other universities.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research-in-progress, published articles or working papers, dissertation chapters or other writing samples, statement of teaching interests and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation are required, which should be submitted through the online portal by the referees. Apply online. Candidates should select the job title option “Tenure-Track Position in History” when choosing a position on the application. A link to the application can be found under the “Business, Government & the International Economy” header on the HBS Open Position page:
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2019
    • Interview request 25 Nov.
    • Rejected after interview 18 Dec.

Marian University (USA:IA) - pref. Latin American History, History of Medicine, or History of Science[]

  • Full time assistant professorship in History
  • Ideal areas of specialization included Latin American History, History of Medicine, or History of Science. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 18 graduate credits outside of History that would allow them to assist the department in teaching cross-listed courses in Criminal Justice, Public Health, or Sociology. 
  • The Faculty member promotes Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by contributing to the ongoing development of students and wide ranging programs within the Department of History and Social Sciences.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work.  All applications should be submitted to
  • Review begins: 31 Dec. 2020 and continues until position filled

Monash University (AUS) - Senior Hire[]

  • Professor of History
  • Monash is seeking to appoint a Professor of History to build upon its longstanding research strength in history, and to position the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies as a global leader in innovative research and teaching practice in the discipline of history.
  • The Professor of History will have an outstanding international reputation in any field of history, although preference may be given to applicants who specialise in the fields of global, transnational or imperial histories in the early modern or modern periods. An exceptional track record of research and competitive research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation, are essential requirements for the position. Much of the curriculum in the discipline of history at Monash is team-taught, and the Professor of History will be required to teach into established units, and contribute to the process of curriculum development, in both history and international studies.
  • Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".
  • Deadline: 2 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Northern Michigan University (USA:MI) - Pre-Modern Afro-Eurasian[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Pre-Modern Afro-Eurasian History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • This position is responsible for teaching World History, Historical Methods and courses relevant to Pre- Modern Afro Eurasian history. Continued professional development and university service are expected of all NMU faculty members.
  • For a complete listing of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and the additional desirable qualifications for the position, please visit
  • Applications received after that date will not be considered. All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three references. Additional materials may be requested from candidates.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2019
  • [31 Jan.] Phone interview
  • [4 Feb.] Campus interview request

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Senior Hire[]

NB: this is for the 2020-21 season; posted here as a 'holding spot' until the new pages are ready to go.

  • Head, Department of History, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • The administrative appointment as Head is typically for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointable at a senior professorial rank; thus, we seek applicants who have a PhD degree and a distinguished record of research publications and scholarly activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor, in addition to the requisite administrative and leadership skills and experience. Associate Professors at a senior level may be considered.
  • While the area of specialization is open, we seek applicants with demonstrated ability to publish research of exceptional quality and originality that complements or expands upon research strengths in the UBC Department of History. We seek scholars who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in academia; to engaging the needs of diverse student populations; and to broadening and transforming what and how we know about the past. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision.
  • How to apply: Apply online by August 31, 2020 at Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items, in the order listed: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their: (a) research program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice, (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, (d) vision for the department in a research-intensive University, and (e) contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion and experience working with a diverse student body. Applicants are also asked to provide the names and contact information for at least four referees who may be approached at a later date to provide confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the headship position and a professorial appointment.
  • Enquiries may be directed to Associate Dean Gillian Creese, via email to with “HIST Head search” in the subject line.
  • Review begins: Sept 2020 and continues until position filled.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX) - Associate or Full Professor (Chair, Department of History)[]

  • Department Chair, open field, to begin Fall 2020.
  • Ideal candidates will have: a demonstrated commitment to academic program management; experience fostering faculty development; strong interpersonal communications skills; a record of publications appropriate to a tenured faculty member; a commitment to shared governance; evidence of quality teaching that complements existing department offerings; the ability to work within a distributed campus system.
  • Duties for the position include but are not limited to: class scheduling; overseeing curriculum development; overseeing student recruitment; overseeing and assigning department administrative responsibilities; advocating for the department and effectively communicating between the department and administrative offices across campus.
  • Qualified applicants will submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three references. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide three letters of reference. Additional materials may be requested. To be considered complete applications must be submitted by January 15, 2020.
  • NB although text states '15 Jan' as deadline, the university's job site says the Deadline: 1 Mar. 2020

Washington State University - Vancouver (USA:WA) - [Non-TT] non-Western and non-Euro American history[]

  • Full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Scholarly Assistant Professor.
  • The successful applicant will be a scholar whose field is in non-Western and non-Euro American history.
  • PhD in History or a closely related field with evidence of applying historical methods in their research must be in hand August 1, 2020
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Instruction is 60%, to include at least 5 sections of “Roots of Contemporary Issues” (HISTORY 105/305) per year, plus one additional course in the candidate's area of expertise, as determined by department needs; 30% service, to include instructional coordination of ROOTS , serving as liaison with the ROOTS program system-wide, and coordination with other WSU Vancouver programs that interface with ROOTS (i.e., the Advising Center, Writing Program, Student Resource Center, Library, and Access Center); and 10% research to include conference presentations, exhibits, and/or publications in the candidate's field of study (may include pedagogical publications). Candidates must demonstrate strong commitment to teaching, service, and research.
  • To apply, visit
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 30 Apr. 2020
  • The application page states that review will begin March 1, 2020, so it's probably a good idea to submit materials before the review process begins.
  • Was interviewed in April and recieved rejection on May 15, 2020. 

Westminster College Salt Lake City (USA:UT) - open field excl. Americas w/digital or public history[]

  • full-time Assistant Professor of History beginning August 2020.
  • Area of specialization is open (other than the Americas). Broad training and ability to teach a variety of classes is a must. The successful applicant will also have digital humanities and/or public history expertise, as well as successful teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate liberal education.
  • Teaching Load: 24 semester hours/year (~3/3) Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory liberal education (WCore) History courses as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in the successful candidate's area of specialization. They will complement current faculty expertise and help develop curriculum within the History program and WCore. Depending on specialization, there will likely be opportunities to teach in affiliated, interdisciplinary programs, such as Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Justice Studies.
  • For application instructions, please consult the online job board ( Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. An initial application that demonstrates competencies in the above qualifications will include: Curriculum Vita, A letter of application that highlights your specific qualifications for the position, including a discussion of your past teaching experiences, digital humanities/public history experience, and your preparation to teach and mentor students, including those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
  • Selected applicants will later be expected to provide the following: Sample syllabuses and sample assignments that demonstrate your approach to teaching/learning issues, Scholarly writing sample, Contact information for three professional references
  • Deadline: not stated in ad (ad expires 27 Jan. 2020)

Yonsei University (KOR) - [non-TT][]

  • Full time non-tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor of History, to begin 1 Mar. 2020
  • Area of specialization is open, but those with interests in Global and Comparative History, or who specialize in East or South East Asia, Africa, the Islamic World, or eras prior to 1600, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates should hold a PhD in history at the time of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 12 credit hours (4 classes)/semester.
  • Due to university regulations concerning transparency in the hiring process, interested applicants should apply online at and submit copies of the required documents: 1. Completed Online Application Form (from the link above); 2. Diplomas (or Certificate of Graduation) and transcripts (each from Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D.); * You can submit copies of documents, but original document must be submitted upon request; 3. Two copies of List of Research Publications form (Attached - List of Research Publications); * Main achievements (up to three) should be indicated in the “Main Achievement” section of the form.; 4. USB or CD containing #3, the “List of Research Publication” file (keep the original file format); 5. USB or CD containing the file of Ph.D. dissertation (PDF/MS-Word/HWP format); #4 and #5 can be saved to one USB (or CD); 6. Original or a copy of publications published after March 2016 * Achievements to be published can be accepted when supporting documents are submitted; 7. Two or more recommendation letters (from professors or professionals in your field) * Recommendation letters can be submitted by e-mail. Applicant’s full name and UIC Common Curriculum (history) should be specified in the letter. When submitting an original recommendation letter: a recommender (professor or professional) must seal and sign on the form When submitting a recommendation letter by e-mail: a recommender should send it directly to the Office of Underwood International College( and the image file (in pdf, jpg, etc.) stamped or signed by the recommender should be sent as an attachment (letters submitted in editable format such as hwp, doc, etc. will not be accepted); 8. A signed Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information form (Attached - Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information form); 9. Curriculum vitae and cover letter (full name and “UIC Common Curriculum (history)” should be specified in the letter), detailing teaching interests; 10. A statement of teaching philosophy, which may also include a summary of teaching evaluations or sample syllabi.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2019


Global South[]

Lancaster University (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc) in the History of the Global South. This is a full-time indefinite appointment to start 1 July 2020.
  • The Department wishes to attract the best, innovative academics with a passion for the history of the Global South. We will be particularly interested in people who specialise in one or more of: East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Francophonie or Latin America who can place an emphasis on the cultures and agency embedded in contexts of the post-colonial world. You should have an excellent profile in teaching and research as well as concrete plans for future projects and outputs.
  • You will be expected to have completed your PhD and show evidence that you will have a strong set of publications for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework and its future equivalents. Candidates with a monograph that is complete or very close to completion will be preferred.
  • You will have experience of undergraduate teaching (preferably including the design and delivery of your own modules), and will be expected to be able to teach postgraduate modules and supervise doctoral students. You are likely to be expected to teach at least one fifteen credit module including a survey module introducing students to the history of the Global South. You are also likely to be expected to develop a special subject on a more specialized topic. An ability to be able to contribute to one or both of our new MA programmes – in Digital Humanities and International & Military History – would be an advantage. In addition, you will make a more general contribution to the department’s teaching program at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for example by contributing to team-taught courses and supervising dissertations and theses. It is likely that you will be able to ‘phase in’ their teaching during the period 2020-2023.
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Ian Gregory, Head of Department, tel: 01524 594967, e-mail:
  • Deadline: 6 Apr. 2020


Early Modern[]


Monash University (AUS)[]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern History
  • The Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Modern History will have a scholarly profile in any field of history, although preference may be given to applicants who specialise in global or transnational history, social and cultural history, or the histories of the Indo-Pacific. A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation, and the capacity to win external funding for research, are essential requirements for the position. Much of the curriculum in the discipline of history at Monash is team-taught, and the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be required to teach into established units, and contribute to the process of curriculum development, in both history and international studies.
  • Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".
  • Deadline: 11 August 2019
    • Applied
    • Does anyone know if references have been requested? [28 August]
    • Already rejected! At least it was quick and they didn't ghost? [11 Sept.] x2
  • No rejection received but still haven't heard anything! What does this mean? Are they checking references? Are they interviewing already and have me in a holding pattern? 
  • Still nothing. Have I been ghosted? [16 Oct]

Universidad de Navarra (ESP)[]

  • One year full-time, Assistant Professor position in Contemporary History, to begin September 2020.
  • Depending on performance and mutual interests, the contract may be extended to a second year. Advanced candidates may eventually apply for tenure.
  • AOS: Contemporary History & AOC: Late Modern World History, European History, Atlantic Studies
  • Candidates will have a PhD in History by the date of the commencement of the position.
  • Part of the candidate's teaching will be on Core Curriculum subjects. Any previous experience in the teaching of Core Curriculum courses and knowledge of its principles ( will be very positively considered. In light of these principles, the ideal candidate will appreciate the relevance of history in configuring individuals’ identities, demonstrate knowledge of Christianity and religion, and inspire in their students a reflective attitude to the present.
    • To clarify what is meant here, it is probably worth mentioning that this university was founded by Opus Dei.
  • Teaching Load: 2 or 3 courses per semester "The candidate will teach in English both Spanish and international students in programs such as History, International Relations, PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and Journalism Studies"
  • Applicants should submit a dossier that includes: a cover letter that describes his or her research, teaching philosophy and experience, administrative work, a CV, and the names of two referees And email them to Assistant Professor of Contemporary History For further information or queries, please contact us at the same email address.
  • Deadline: 10 Dec. 2019

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL)[]

  • Tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of Modern History.
  • FUll advert (in Italian) here
  • Deadline: 29 Jun. 2020

University of Oxford, Lincoln College (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT][]

  • 5 year Darby Fellowship (~VAP-ish) in Modern History, 1 Sept 2020 - 31 aug. 2025
  • This post is intended to provide a career development opportunity for a scholar in the early stages of an academic career. Applicants should have recently obtained a doctorate in an appropriate area, or will have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination by 1 September 2020. She/he should have some experience in teaching History at University level. Preference may be given to researchers in the area of British history post-1815.
  • The Darby Fellow will be required to provide up to twelve weighted hours tutorial teaching per week averaged over the academic year, to act as advisor to a limited number of graduate students in History. The Fellow will pursue a programme of original research and share in the organisation of History teaching within the College. He or she will also be a member of the Governing Body of, and a Trustee of, the College.
  • Salary and allowances: £33,797 p.a. in year 1 rising by annual increments to £38,017 in year 5; full Common Room rights, hospitality credit, access to the College Research and Equipment Funds and membership of the USS pension scheme.
  • Further particulars and application forms may be downloaded from the College website Applications must be submitted to the college via
  • Deadline: midday 13 Mar. 2020

University of Sheffield (UK:Eng) - Francophone World[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the History of the Francophone World
  • The Department of History are seeking an ambitious individual to join the department in an open-ended position to develop our research, teaching and knowledge exchange in the history of France and the Francophone world since 1789. We are looking to complement our existing strengths in modern European history while also extending the global range of our teaching and research expertise in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and/ or French North America. In the first year, the successful candidate will contribute to team-taught modules in the department, before developing their own modules for subsequent years. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of research and teaching, and ideally of knowledge exchange, and will have a PhD in Modern History or a related subject area, or equivalent experience.
  • Deadline: 29 Mar. 2020