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Albany State University (USA: GA) - World History, spec. Latin America or Middle East[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History
  • The candidate must be able to teach introductory courses in World History, American Military History and upper courses in Middle Eastern or Latin America.
  • A Ph.D. in History from an accredited school/university is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in on-line education. Flexibility to teach courses in other areas of History such as Public History is also preferred.
  • Applicants must submit a CV online (cover letter and unofficial transcript are optional) at
  • Review begins: 11 Aug. 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Anderson University (USA: SC)  (Non-tt Renewable)[]

  • Specialization in World and non-Western History is preferred
  • Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
  • special consideration will be given to those applicants who demonstrate a transnational or transregional focus.
  • Ph.D. is required.
  • Application review will begin March 1, 2015, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. -

Arizona State University (USA: AZ) (Non-TT - Renewable)[]

  • 9-month Renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty, to begin Aug. 2016
  • Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers
  • The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.
  • Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course.
  • Further information on this course can be found at
  • Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at
  • Review begins: 5pm 4 Feb. 2016

Ashoka University (IND) - [Open Rank] Medieval and Persianate World[]

  • Ashoka University’s Department of History seeks to hire a scholar of the Medieval Persianate World, rank open.
  • Must have the ability/willingness to teach a survey course in Medieval Indian History, with research level fluency in Persian, and/or Arabic, or any language relevant to medieval history, and ability to mentor students in the same.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • Candidates will require (1) a coverletter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement on teaching philosophy, (4) statement on research, (5) research portfolio sample, and (6) three references. For full consideration all materials should be submitted at
  • Deadline: 16 Oct. 2015.

Central Arizona College (USA: AZ)[]

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Faculty member will: Teach US History Surveys, Western Civilizations Surveys, Eastern Civilizations Surveys, Mexican American History, African American History and Women in US History in accordance with the college workload policy and in a variety of potential modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid, Interactive Television (iTv), Weekend College, accelerated, evening or late start classes) on any campus, site or center as dictated by the needs of students.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in History or a master's degree in any field with 18 graduate semester hours in History from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in History; the ability to teach in one or more additional disciplines (based on a Master’s Degree in the discipline or 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline.)
  • START DATE: January 2016
  • Applications submitted electronically should be sent to:
  • DEADLINE: All application materials must be received in Human Resources by 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (MEX)[]

  • tenure-track position in history with a specialty in international, transnational and/or comparative history
  • CIDE is an internationally recognized, publicly-funded research institute for the social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the department’s graduate program in international history (Maestría en Historia Internacional), which has been accredited by CONACYT, Mexico’s national council on science and technology.
  • PhD must be in hand by Jan 2017.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates whose research program in international, transnational and/or comparative history aligns best with the needs and goals of the aforementioned Maestría en Historia Internacional ( Candidates should have ample teaching experience and a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (this may be a published or forthcoming article or book chapter, or a chapter from the candidate’s doctoral dissertation), three letters of recommendation, a work plan that expressly includes both teaching and research goals, and if available, teaching evaluations.
  • Search Committee – Department of History, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Carretera México-Toluca #3655, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, México, D.F. 01210, México, Tel. (0052) 5557279826, E-mail:
  • Deadline: 31 Aug. 2016

Daemen College (USA: NY) - World History (excl. Russia/Europe; incl. Environmental and/or Digital Humanities)[]

  • Full time, tenure track Assistant Professor of History to begin in September 2016.
  • A Ph.D. in History is required by time of appointment (ABD considered with evidence of completion by September 2016).
  • The position requires a primary emphasis in world history with any regional focus except Russia/Europe and expertise in environmental history and/or the digital humanities.
  • Those with digital humanities expertise should demonstrate ability to integrate digital components in undergraduate history and humanities courses and to train students in digital methodologies.
  • Teaching Load: 4/3 "the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses at the introductory/survey level, teach advanced courses in the area of expertise, and participate in the capstone project teaching rotation."
  • Qualified applicants should send a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Letters of reference that explicitly address teaching effectiveness will be most helpful.
  • Closing date: 1 Oct. 2015.

Fort Lewis College (USA:CO) - w/spec Africa or East Asia[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, with a specialism in African or East Asian history, to begin 15 Aug. 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching load: 12 credits/semester "with a 3 credit release for scholarship activities once per year available"
  • Send: Letter of Application, addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; Current curriculum vitae; List of contact information for three references to: Dawn Widen, Administrative Assistant, History Department, Telephone: (970) 247-7255,
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2015 and position is open until filled
  • So a 4/4? (Listers need to use number of courses--not everyone knows the measure of credit hours at your podunk school.)
  • Deadline has already passed at this "podunk school."  And it turns out that most of their courses are 4 credits, some are 3.  Took me 20 seconds to look this up: [27=HIST&filter[29]=&filter[course_type]=-1&filter[keyword]=&filter[32]=1&filter[cpage]=1&cur_cat_oid=35&expand=&navoid=2339&search_database=Filter#acalog_template_course_filter link]
  • 4/4, Research, Service and a salary that doesn't meet the standard of living.
  • Any one heard from the search?
  • [20 Nov] Short-listed candidates notified
  • [14 Dec] Skype interviews scheduled
  • [17 Jan] Anyone get an invite to campus? Crickets. x2
  • [28 Jan] Rejection email
  • Campus visits in progress

Georgian Court University (USA:NJ) - world/non-western[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of world history, to begin Aug. 2016
  • seeking someone "with a primary field in World History or in the history of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East"
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 including the two-semester World History survey
  • Please include in your application a cover letter (detailing your major / minor fields, research interests, qualifications to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses, and teaching experience and philosophy), CV, unofficial transcripts, 2 sample syllabi, evidence of potential teaching excellence at the college/university level, and 3 recent letters of recommendation.
  • What's "the evidence of potential teaching excellence at the college/univeristy leve"? Past teaching evaluations? 
  • The unique Georgian Court atmosphere provides a small college ambiance centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad. ad placed 21 Oct.
  • [8 Feb] Rejection received via email
  • [14 Dec] Has anyone heard anything?
  • received a "form letter" on 12/14 stating they will be contacting semi-finalists within next two weeks for phone interviews to take place late-Jan. (x2)
  • It was a strange "form letter." It had an apologetic tone like a rejection letter without actually confirming rejection. 
  • [14 Dec] Request for phone interview (x2)
  • [22 Dec] Job was reposted this morning?
  • [23 Dec] Where was it reposted? I don't see it anywhere
  • on higheredjobs. Posting date was [22 Dec]. I just thought it was strange because I didn't receive any sort of confirmation/rejection. 
  • It's not uncommon for human resources departments to post jobs on strange dates vis-a-vis the search process, I wouldn't read anything into it, especially if it hadn't been posted there before. Typically, this sort of thing is a bureaucratic misfiring.
  • any updates?

Holy Family University (USA: PA) - pref. non-Western[]

  • Full-time Assistant Professor of History, beginning January, 2016.
  • Responsibilities include teaching general and upper level undergraduate courses in Global History. Scholarly focus in non-Western History preferred. Experience with Digital Humanities is a plus.
  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement about teaching and research interest, list of courses taught, complete graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2015.
  • Skype interviews conducted.
  • Offer made and accepted (30 Nov 2015)
  • congratulations! may i know your field of specialization

Hope College (USA: MI) - pre-1900[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in pre-1900 World History, to begin fall 2016
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "Qualified applicants should be enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and prepared to offer general education courses in world history before and after 1500 as well as upper level courses in transnational history and one of the following world regions: Africa; Asia; Latin America; Middle East "
  • Please submit the following electronically to : letter of application, which should incorporate approaches to teaching and research; curriculum vitae; and unofficial graduate school transcript.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2015.
  • Request for reference letters and more materials. [10/22]
  • x3 on [22 Oct]. The "more materials" was a 1-2 pg response to the college's mission statement--essentially an expanded and applied statement of teaching philosophy. Deadline for the materials was [3 Nov]. 
  • [5 Nov] Hi all, just a reminder that general discussion about hiring practices is probably better on the Talk page if it relates specifically to World History, or on the Universities to fear or Venting pages.  Thanks AFII (talk) 15:16, November 5, 2015 (UTC)
  • [6 Nov] OK, I've moved the extended discussion about communicating with candidates here - AFII (talk) 09:22, November 6, 2015 (UTC)
  • [4 Nov] Did anyone else receive requests?
  • [4 Nov] Nope
  • [4 Nov] Invitation for skype interview 9 Nov. Obviously the rejections and Skype inverview invitations were sent at the same time. 
  • [9 Nov] Rejection email received. Dissapointed not to have received a chance to interview. But I wish the department and all the finalists the best!   x3
  • [24 Nov] Anyone hear anything since the Skype interviews? 
  • [30 Nov] Invitation for campus visit to be conducted in the second half of January 2016. 
  • [4 Feb] Offer made and accepted.
  • [4 Feb] Rejection letter received. Congrats to the new hire!

Idaho State University (USA:ID) - Pre-modern World or European - [non-TT][]

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) - International history[]

  • Assistant Professor in International History (Conflict and Society: Europe c. 1930-c.1950), to begin 1 sept 2016
  • The Department of International History is seeking to make an appointment in Conflict and Society: Europe c. 1930- c. 1950. We are seeking exceptional candidates with outstanding research potential and a developing record of publications in European international or trans-national history during the inter-war period, the Second Word War and its immediate aftermath. We welcome applicants with research interests in any area of the political, social and cultural history of Europe and of its relations with the extra-European world, including the Second World War as a global war, and the role of non-state actors during war. Candidates should have a proven ability to teach at undergraduate level.
  • To apply for this post, please go to
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2015.

Miami University (USA:OH) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in World History
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching both halves of the World History survey (to 1500 and since 1500), as well as upper division courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Service to the campus, community, or profession is expected.  Require: Doctorate in History by time of appointment (August 2016).  Desire:  The ability to teach World History post-1945 and/or expertise in Digital/Public History is highly desirable. Interdisciplinary course development and experience with or interest in online or hybrid-online course formats is also welcome. 
  • Submit cover letter and vitae to
  • Deadline: 24 Feb. 2016
  • Note that this position is for the regional campus in Hamilton

Nalanda University (INDIA:BIHAR) - Open rank[]

  • Open rank faculty hire in Global History
  • The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in Asian/Middle-Eastern/European history. The ideal candidate should have broad knowledge and expertise in historical and socio-cultural contexts around the framework of Asia and the Mediterranean Region
  • The entire application process is paperless in keeping with the Universitys commitment to sustainability. Interested applicants must submit the following requirements via email to: Cover letter (which must clearly indicate position and rank applied for); Updated CV Statement of teaching philosophy, along with indicative courses (500 words); Statement of research interests, along with research plan for the next three years (500 words); Contact information of at least three (3) academic/ professional references
  • review begins 25 Jun. 2015.

Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - International History & Security Studies (Asia-Pacific) [non-TT][]

  • Assistant Professor of International History and Security Studies of the Asia-Pacific Region
  • The new appointee for the academic position will be placed on a 4-year contract with further contracts to be considered by the relevant School Reappointment Committee.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field by the beginning of the appointment period. Demonstrated success in grant application and prior experience in conducting courses at the Command and Staff College or War College levels will be an advantage.
  • The successful candidate will join the Military Studies Programme team in the Professional Military Education (PME) of the Singapore Armed Forces. Hence, a strong interest in military/security affairs and education is essential. In addition, the successful candidate will teach up to two courses in the School’s Master of Science (Asian Studies) Programme, including the International History of Asia. A relevant PhD and an active research agenda on the diplomatic and political history of Asia are also important requirements. The applicant is also expected to contribute to the School’s institutional research, and organize conferences and seminars. The successful candidate’s core research interests should include (1) the evolving geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific, (2) the relevance of the modern armed forces in regional and international relations, (3) a comparative understanding of the dynamics between civil and military powers in the region, and (4) implications of the evolving military power balance in Asia-Pacific security.
  • All applicants should submit the following:- A cover letter specifying how your qualifications match the job description, A detailed curriculum vitae, Statements of research and teaching interests and, teaching evaluation if applicable, 2 published articles or writing samples, Names, addresses, email and phone numbers of at least 3 referees of the rank of Associate Professor and above
  • Interested candidates may write-in or email to: The Search Committee, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Block S4 Level B4 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Email:
  • Deadline: 21 Dec. 2015
  • [22 Jan] Invited to on-campus interview

Northwest University (USA:WA) - Modern Europe or World[]

  • Assistant Professorship in history, specialising in either Modern Europe or World History
  • See full posting (link above) on European History 2015-16 page

Samford University (USA:AL)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, to begin Fall 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates must be willing to contribute to and promote the university’s Christian mission (
  • Candidates will be expected to teach in a freshman-level, two-semester western core text sequence covering ancient to modern authors. Teaching responsibilities will also include surveys in world history and advanced courses in area of specialization. The successful candidate should have the proficiency to teach in more than one of the following fields: Africa, Asia, Europe and Middle East. Will also consider a secondary field in Latin America.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, three letters of reference, c.v., and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. S. Jonathan Bass, Department of History, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229.
  • review begins immediately [ad posted 9 Oct.] with a hard deadline of 15 Feb. 2016

Siena Heights University (USA: MI) - European or Global History[]

  • Assistant Professor of European or Global History.
  • Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D in History or closely related field (specialization is open, including transnational global themes) and effective communication and interpersonal skills. We will consider applicants who are ABD and have a firm defense date.
  • The ideal candidate will be prepared to offer lower level surveys and upper level specialized seminars. In addition to these classes, the successful candidate will contribute to Siena Heights's liberal arts curriculum by teaching in our interdisciplinary core seminars. In addition, tasks such as academic advising, curriculum development and program assessment will be assigned.
  • Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter describing teaching experience and interests and areas of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a CV with names and contact information for at least three professional references to In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials.
  • The deadline for applications is 8 Dec. 2015.
  • Just FYI -- Siena Heights works on a trimester system. The teaching load is 4/4/4 (12 courses per year)

State University of New York (SUNY), Delhi (USA:NY) - World Hist excl. US[]

  • Full time (10-month) Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, to begin Aug. 2016 [nb advert also says 1 Sept. 2016]
  • The successful candidate will be a generalist in world history with a non-U.S. field of specialization. Courses will include both halves of the Western/World History surveys and upper-level courses in the candidate's field of specialty. Responsibilities will also include online course development and instruction
  • To apply, please submit: Letter of interest, Resume, Contact information for three professional references
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2015.
  • [10 Nov] Did anyone hear anything?
  • [11 Nov] Phone Interview scheduled
  • Anyone get an on-campus?
  • [19 Dec] Yes, campus visit first week of December. Still no word on final decision.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy (USA: MO) - Global History (pref. E. or S. Asia, S. America, or Sub-Saharan Africa)[]

  • Tenure-track, academic-year assistant professorship in Global History.
  • The ideal candidate will hold a PhD with a primary field in Global or World History (preference given to those with concentrations in East Asia, South Asia, South America, or Sub-Saharan Africa); a secondary field in the history of pharmacy, medicine, or public health is preferred.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students who aspire to a career in pharmacy. In addition to teaching in our three-semester history-based humanities sequence, Global Heritage, the successful candidate will be expected to develop upper-level electives in their area(s) of specialization.
  • Requirements include evidence of teaching excellence and promise of a strong research of agenda. There will be opportunities to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of experienced researchers Demonstrated support of diversity and inclusion, as well as the ability to incorporate diversity, cultural competence and / or social justice into teaching, research, and / or service is critical.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and letters and contact information for three professional references to the Search Committee through the college’s employment website at
  • Review of applications will begin in November.
  • preliminary interviews will be held in January, many at the AHA conference in Atlanta January 7-10, 2016.
  • [24 Nov] contacted via email to schedule AHA interview X2
  • Any news on this position? At AHA they seemed to be interviewing a lot of people and they mentioned they were narrowing a list for ten post AHA phone interviews.
  • [25 Jan] had phone interview.
  • check out the post on "universities to fear" about this job posting - brutal.

University of Alabama in Huntsville (USA: AL)- non-western History (excl. Latin America)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in non-Western History (excl. Latin America)
  • The preferred time period of specialization is 750-1900.  An ability to teach trans-regional themes (empire, trade, religion, environment, diaspora, comparative gender) is also desired. 
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Teaching responsibilities include freshman-level world history surveys, upper-division and graduate (M.A.) courses in the candidate’s fields
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2016 appointment as assistant professor
  • Send letter of application, c.v.,  and at least three signed letters of reference to Stephen Waring, Chair, Department of History,  University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 or
  • Review begins: 6 Nov. 2016 and continues until position filled
  • Intend to conduct preliminary interviews by Skype in early Dec.
  • [8 Dec] any peeps of this search? thanks in advance
  • [8 Dec] Had a Skype interview last week. Has anyone received a campus invite?
  • [15 Dec] a very kind rejection letter received.
  • [16 Dec] This is odd. I've had neither interview request nor rejection letter, and today I received a LinkedIn request from the chair (x2). Also, did anyone else get two seperate requests for Affirmative Action forms?  I filled out the first, but not the second.
  • That doesn't sound like a good sign for those who were interviewed, but hopefully it's a good sign for you. Good luck!
  • Campus invite received

University of Cambridge (UK) - Modern European/British OR World OR American[]

  • Lecturehship (~tt ass/assoc prof) in Modern European/British OR World OR American history
  • see full posting (link above) at European History 2015-16

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

  • Professorship (Full Prof ++) in [British] Commonwealth History
  • See full posting (link above) on European History 2015-16 page

University of Edinburgh (UK;Scot) - [Senior Hire][]

  • William Robertson Chair of History
  • The University wishes to appoint a scholar of the highest international distinction with a proven track record in research and teaching in any field of modern History from c.1500, as further defined below.
  • The School is particularly keen to recruit a scholar with research specialisms in global or transnational history focussed outwith Europe and the United States and Canada (i.e. in African, Latin American, Australasian, or Asian history): an interest in migration or diaspora history may be an advantage.
  • For a confidential discussion, please contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly of our advisors at Syllogism at or telephone +44 (0)203 417 6076.
  • Deadline: 5pm GMT 26 Oct. 2015.

University of Lincoln (UK) - History of Empire[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the history of Empire
  • The successful candidate will expand and strengthen our expertise by bringing an excellent research profile in the History of Empire, broadly conceived, to enhance our growing research culture and to help develop instruction in comparative imperial history, colonialism and de-colonisation. Applicants may work in any historical period or their interests may be comparative, so long as their research and teaching engages with important methodological questions.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 18 November 2015
  • Interview date: 4 Dec. 2015

University of Maine - Augusta (USA:ME)[]

  • Tenure track assitant professorship of History, with a specialisation in World History
  • Teaching Load: 12 Credit hours/semester including a two-semester world history survey class.
  • Preferred secondary fields include Women's History and Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights
  • Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." Applicants will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. Applicants will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Finalist will be asked to submit official transcripts upon request
  • SHORT DEADLINE: for full consideration 31 Dec. 2016 (applications after this date 'will be reviewed at the discretion of the University')
  • [Feb 09] - Invitation for phone interview.

University of North Carolina (USA:NC) - [non-TT: VAP] America/World[]

University of New Hampshire (USA:NH) -- Mediterranean Basin 600-1500CE[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Humanities to begin Fall 2016
  • See full posting (link above) at European History 2015-16.
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2015

University of North Carolina (USA:NC) - [non-TT:VAP][]

  • One year lectureship in World HIstory, beginning Aug. 2016
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • Research interests may be in Middle Eastern, African, and/or transnational history. The preferred candidate should be prepared to offer undergraduate surveys in global history as well as advanced topical/regional courses, including women and gender in the Middle East
  • Please complete the online application process available at In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to Prof. Lynn Wood Mollenauer, Chair, Department of History, UNCW, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403- 5857 ...For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Patricia Lee at (910) 962-3307
  • SHORT Deadline: 14 Jul. 2016 position open until filled.

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - Tenured[]

  • tenured advanced Associate or Full Professor in World History, to begin fall 2016
  • Pending budgetary approval
  • Applicants should have an outstanding record of internationally recognized research and of creative scholarly collaboration and methodological innovation. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing the research profile and reputation of the department as a center for transnational, macro-regional, and world-historical research
  • Applicants should demonstrate how they would participate in our dynamic program of graduate teaching and research built around cross-regional and thematic collaboration. Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation ... to For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.   For informal inquiries, please contact Holger Hoock, chair, World History Search committee [].
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2015.
  • e-mail notice received two weeks after deadline that my application was reviewed but didn't make it to the next level

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, to begin Fall 2016
  • The ideal candidate will have training in world history methods and regional expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia
  • PhD should be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 and includes upper-division and graduate courses in world history and the candidate’s field of expertise as well as service courses (e.g. introductory surveys, geography, methods, senior seminar)
  • To view a full job description and to apply for this position, go to
  • Deadline: 4 Jan. 2016
  • Not sure where this info came from, so I'm leaving it, but says the deadline is Jan. 31.
  • [2 mar.] Skype interview two weeks ago--has anyone heard about campus visits yet?
  • [3 mar] Same here. No news after interview. Was told during the interview that campus visits would be scheduled durng the first 2 weeks of March.  

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Indian Ocean World[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in the history of the Indian Ocean World, to begin 25 Aug. 2016
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship, a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and an interest in teaching courses on the history of the Indian Ocean world as well as those that will support students in related interdisciplinary programs such as Global Studies, African Studies, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Applicants at the assistant professor rank must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment, although those still at the ABD stage in August 2016 may be appointed as acting assistant professor. Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and must have a strong publication and teaching record.
  • Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa ( Search on posting number 0617469 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, and a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates at the assistant professor rank should have their references send letters directly to:
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2015 although position is open until filled
  • We plan to begin interviews in mid-January, by Skype or phone
  • Any news?
  • Rejection by email on Jan 18 (x2)
  • Campus invite received
  • [4 Feb] at which rank - assistant or associate? topics of research?
  • Asst prof, UMass Amherst; Assoc prof, UCSD. Both are IO historians.

University of Wisconsin - Colleges (USA:WI)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History "with the training necessary to teach surveys in Western Civilization and World History to start in the fall 2016"
  • A PhD in History with specialization in European or World History and teaching experience in higher education or closely related is required
  • Teaching Load: 24 credit hours "The ability to incorporate global perspectives into a general history curriculum is essential. The Colleges offers alternative technology enhanced courses and teaching in an alternative delivery mode as part of the 24 credit load (i.e. online and/or hybrid courses) is expected. In addition to freshmen courses in Western Civilizations and World History, additional upper level courses may be offered in European history and fields that broaden the candidate’s expertise beyond Europe to include Ancient or Asian History"
  • Online application is required and must include the following applications documents: (1) a letter of interest, (2) current vita, (3) one-page teaching philosophy to include how that philosophy influences your broader professional goals, (4) unofficial transcripts, and (5) three current letters of recommendation. If summaries of student evaluations of teaching are available, they should be included with the application. If requested, confidentiality of an applicant can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.
  • For full consideration :17 Dec. 2015
  • Does anyone have any idea how the recommendation letters are supposed to be submitted for this one? It seems super unclear in the actual application whether the application emails your referees, or whether the letters are to be submitted some other way. 
  • Any news?

Utah State University (USA:UT) - [non-TT] pre-modern World/Environmental[]

  • One year Temporary Assistant Professorship in pre-modern World and Environmental History
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "two sections of pre-modern world history and one section of environmental history per semester."
  • The minimum requirements are a PhD with an emphasis in world, environmental history, demonstrated teaching success in the field, and interest in program development. 
  • Along with the on-line application, please attach a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a sample world history syllabus or course evaluations), and the names (with contact information) of three professional references (this information will be captured on the application). For information and to apply visit:
  • Review begins: 13 May 2016 and continues until position filled.

Virginia Military Institute (USA: VA) - African / World History[]

Virginia Union University (USA: VA)- [Non-TT but T-eligible][]

  • Non-tenure track (but tenure eligible) position in History at the assistant or associate professor level, to begin Spring 2016
  • The department seeks candidates who can offer courses in in either the World or American History survey and a Geographic area specialty (emphasis on Europe, Asia/Pacific, or Latin America). Experience in public history or willingness to train in this area could be a plus.
  • A Ph.D. in History from an accredited institution is required at the time of the appointment.
  • For qualified applicants, the application package should contain a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, sample publication, not to exceed 20 pages, and syllabus, and three current letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching qualifications).
  • The application package must be one pdf and may be emailed to Mail complete package to the following address: Virginia Union University, Office of Human Resources, Att: History Search Committee, 1500 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220.
  • Review begins immediately, for full consideration 22 Oct. 2015
  • What does non-tenure track but tenure eligible mean? [Probably that they want to be "friends with benefits" for a while, but maybe they're open to commitment down the road. In other words, it's your risk... if they decide they don't want to commit, they'll say "you knew all along that we weren't ready." :) Just playing a bit with the ridiculous language in this process.]

Washington State University (USA: WA) - [non-TT] Pre-1500 European and World History[]

  • Instructor to teach courses in European history (pre-1500), World history, as well as a course in historical writing and methods that is required for the history major.
  • Specific area of specialization is open and the candidate may teach courses in their area of expertise.
  • The position is for two years and is renewable. This is a 100% academic appointment with an 80%-20% split between teaching and research. Instructors will teach a 4/4 load and will be expected to show evidence of continual progress in a well-defined research program in their area of specialization.
  • Teaching experience is strongly preferred; Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, a sample syllabus (in either world or European history), a research-related writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should be prepared to submit materials online at
  • Review of applications begins on 15 Jan. 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

Wayne State College (USA: NE) - World History with European Focus[]

  • Instructor or Tenure track assistant professorship in  History (World History with European focus), to begin Fall 2016 semester
  • All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ph.D. in History must be in hand January 1, 2016. Doctorate is required for tenure.
  • Maintaining the European specialist tenure-track line in the History program area is essential toward the goals of maintaining a strong major, providing high quality advising, offering a wide selection of courses applicable to other majors, serving the School of Education and fulfilling the mission of General Education.
  • Send a cover letter; resume/curriculum vitae; contact information for three current, professional references; unofficial transcripts; and a completed WSC Application Form (available at ( to: History Faculty, Search Committee, Human Resources Office, Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, NE 68787 or email to
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 5th Sept. 2015] and continues until position filled.

Williamette University (USA:OR) - [Non-TT;VAP] Transational w/Latin American, Middle East/N. African, Pacific Rim focus.[]

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in History, to begin Fall 2016
  • The Department of History at Willamette University seeks a historian with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East/North Africa, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies
  • Candidates holding a Ph.D. or ABD in History will be considered.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 with two at the lower-division level and one at the upper divisio
  • How to apply: Please submit the following application materials at Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, One-page statement of teaching philosophy, Statement of how, as a scholar and teacher, you might engage and sustain our institutional commitment to diversity and equity, Sample Syllabi, Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required before hiring), Three letters of recommendations
  • Review begins: Rolling, beginning Mar. 9 2016 and continues until position filled.

Zhejiang University (CHN) - Multiple positions[]

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Professorships in History
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian History 2015-16


College of New Jersey (USA: NJ) - Ancient Mediterranean History[]

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor position starting in August 2016 in Ancient Mediterranean History, with specializations in Ancient Greece and/or Ancient Rome (including Byzantine Empire).
  • The position has an emphasis on cultural exchanges and trans-regional connections between Mediterranean societies and the broader Ancient World (e.g. North African, Mesopotamian, Iranian, Central Eurasian, and Indian Ocean networks).
  • (typical) teaching Load: 3 courses/semester 'along with advising'
  • Required: Ph.D. in History or related discipline in hand by August 2016. Expertise in Ancient Mediterranean history. Language expertise in Latin or Greek, and possibly other relevant languages. Evidence of a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates, including experience teaching at the college level in a US college or university.
  • Preferred: Specializations in ancient religions, and/or cultural exchanges within the greater ancient world. An appreciable record of success as a teacher and scholar.
  • Please submit letter of interest, statement on teaching philosophy, vita, writing sample (limited to 25-30 pages), two syllabi and three letters of recommendation, via email: to Dr. Xinru Liu, Chair, Ancient Mediterranean History Search Committee, History Department, The College of New Jersey, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by email.
  • Applications will be reviewed as received; please submit promptly so that the department may select candidates for preliminary screening at the American Historical Association meeting in early January.
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2015
    • Intend to interview at the AHA


Bucknell University (USA: PA) - [Open rank]  -  Black Atlantic / African Diaspora[]

  • Tenure track open rank search for historian with a focus on the Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora, to begin fall 2016
  • Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; abolition and the transitions to free labor; and transnational political and cultural movements.
  • A PhD in History is required by August 22, 2016.
  • Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Apply at:
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. 2015

Emory University (USA: GA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Atlantic World History
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year
  • The Department seeks a historian with the ability to offer courses and mentor students in the field, and whose research and teaching speak in direct ways to the common histories of the continents, islands, nations, and people that share the Atlantic basin. A focus on some aspect of slavery, black Atlantic, or African diaspora history prior to the twentieth century is desirable. Themes central to the field that complement existing strengths within the Department and University include but are not limited to transatlantic production, markets, and labor systems; globalization and capitalism; colonialism; migration; gender; law; empire; environmental history; religion; digital humanities; and health, medicine, and society
  • PhD must be in hand by Fall 2016
  • Please submit only a letter of application and a CV to: Candidates may be asked to provide additional material and references at a later date, so please do not send references until requested
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2015.
    • request for more materials (Sept. 24)
    • [28 sept] Rejection. E-mail says "qualifications of other applicants more closely align with the requirements for the position and needs of the department." I'm a colonial Latin Americanist working on African diaspora, so take that to mean whatever you want about what they're looking for. (Edit: I am ABD).
    • [12 Oct] Invited for Skype interview
    • "Invited a small number of candidates to participate in a skype interview next week"
    • [19 Oxt] Skype interviews
    • [2 Nov] Rejection

Florida Atlantic University (USA:FL) - Early America/Atlantic World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American/Atlantic World History
  • See full posting (link above) at North American History 2015-16
  • Review begins: 9 Nov. 2015
    • Does anyone have any more info on this search? It was posted yesterday [5 Nov]  and has review beginning [9 Nov] with letters of rec that need to be hard copy MAILED -- It smells like a fake search to me, or a case of possible miscommunication between HR and the dept?
    • They currently have a visiting professor in this position. My guess is they have to open it up for a search. 
    • Thanks -- I didn't see this on their faculty list, but it makes sense.
    • They have requested AHA interviews. 

New York University (USA: NY) - Atlantic World (1492-1825)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Atlantic World History (1492-1825), to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • 'pending budgetary and administrative approval'
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applicants are to submit their materials online at a letter of interest addressed to Professor Nicole Eustace, Chair of the Search Committee; a c.v.; three references; a short writing sample; and a dissertation or book manuscript chapter outline. 
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2015.
    • Any movement here? (Nov. 20)
    • [23 Nov] Zero. Wonder if they've already narrowed and have invited people to campus. I've had this happen before (where I was an invitee) but there was not a peep on these boards. I'm thinking it is the same with NYU. (11/23). 
    • It's possible, but I doubt it. Not for a job this big. It really hasn't been all that long since the posting closed. Be patient.
    • [5 Dec] Any updates on this search?
      • [7 Dec] None here x2
      • [7 Dec] Invited to interview at AHA x2
    • [28 Jan] Any news re: campus visits?
      • [29 Jan] None here
    • [10 Feb] Three campus visits scheduled

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) c.1500-c.1800[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of the Atlantic World (c.1500-c1800), to start 1 Sept. 2016
  • Applicants with research specialisms in any one or more of the geographical regions constituting the Atlantic World - including North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa and maritime Europe - are welcome. Preference may be given to candidates whose work emphasises connections across and around the ocean, or who specialise in the history of slavery, rebellion, migration, colonialism, science, piracy or trade.
  • Candidates will normally have completed a PhD in a relevant topic or equivalent and be able to demonstrate a developing record of publications and research plans. They will have experience of and be expected to teach across broad C15th to C18th courses, as well as developing their own specialised courses at undergraduate and MA levels. The candidate should also be willing to engage with, and to communicate with, the public.
  • To view further details of this post and to apply please visit [job ref 0316-073]
  • Deadline: midnight 1 Apr. 2016
  • [28 Apr] Rejection

Stockton University (USA:NJ) - [non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in Atlantic History, for the year 2016-17
  • The successful candidate will have PhD in hand at time of appointment.  She/he will demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on inter-regional concepts and ideas with emphasis on North American-European-Caribbean-African interactions.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 ("three four hour courses per semester."): The successful candidate will teach courses in Atlantic and early American History, as well as contribute to the University’s General Studies program.
  • Screening begins immediately [ad posted 13 May] and continues until position filled.

University of Reading (UK)[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the History of the Atlantic World, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • This post is intended to extend the geographical coverage of the teaching of early modern History at the University of Reading, and to complement the recent extension of our global coverage in the modern period. We will consider candidates with specialism in any area of the Atlantic World, including the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, West Africa, and maritime Europe.
  • The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and researcher, able to deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and possessing outstanding research potential. The successful candidate will be able to deliver teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and will contribute, as appropriate, to postgraduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to develop innovative pedagogy, including the use of technology-enhanced learning techniques, and be expected to contribute to REF 2020.
  • We would particularly welcome applications from candidates able to strengthen one of the Department’s core teaching and research interests, which include gender, health, science, and transnational history.
  • You will have: Experience in teaching and facilitating learning; Research profile commensurate with level of experience; Excellent organisational and administrative skills; Good interpersonal skills
  • Informal contact details: Head of Department, Prof. Helen Parish, +44 (0)118 378 8145 or Prof. David Stack +44 (0)118 378 8149
  • To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)Please quote the relevant reference number.
  • Deadline: 30 Jun. 2016

Early Modern[]

San Jose State University (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Modern European & World History (Africa or Asia, excl. the Americas and Australia)
  • San Jose State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor whose research specialty is in late medieval or early modern European history with the ability to make connections between emerging European nation states and the cultures of Asia and Africa between 1000 and 1800
  • Candidates should be able to teach comparative upper-division undergraduate courses, topical courses in World History and European History at the graduate level in their areas of expertise, and occasional lower-division surveys.
  • Ph.D. in History and teaching experience are required
  • For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information ... at Contact Dr. Mary Pickering, Search Committee Chair, with questions
  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2015.
  • Also posted at European History 2015-16
  • Does anyone know the teaching load at SJSU?
  • Tenured and tenure-track history faculty at SJSU teach three 4-unit courses per semester.
  • I exchanged emails with Mary Pickering (the chair of the search committee) today. She states that one must already have completed the PhD prior to applying. They will not review applications from doctoral candidates.

University of Oxford (UK) - [non-tt;~VAP][]

  • One year lectureship (~VAP) in Early Modern Global history (1450-1750), to begin 1 Oct 2016
  • The appointment is to fulfil teaching needs while Dr Alan Strathern is on academic leave, and is offered by the History Faculty in association with Brasenose College and St John’s College.
  • Applications are invited from scholars with active research and teaching interests either in the history of any area of the world outside of Europe and North America, or in Europe’s contacts with the non-European world. Expertise in the history of South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia or the Middle East would be particularly welcome. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to give tutorials, lectures, classes and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level across a range of papers in Global Early Modern History. The Lecturer will also be required to undertake examining and administrative work, and will engage in advanced study and original research in Global Early Modern History.
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field or show evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected. S/he will have a strong research record and a record of successful teaching within the field, the ability to teach and lecture at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner for both undergraduate and graduate students, and a willingness to undertake examining and administrative duties.
  • To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on [http:// [this link]]
  • Deadline: noon 1 Jun. 2016


Drexel University (USA:PA) - Transnational Environmental History[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in transnational enviromental history, to begin Fall 2016
  • Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and contact information only of three references. Please do NOT send letters of reference; they will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. Only applications submitted via Drexel's online system will be considered.
  • Candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department's current and future undergraduate and graduate curricula and will be responsible for teaching, research and service.
  • Please address all queries via email to Scott Gabriel Knowles, Program Director for History,
  • Review of applications will begin October 19, 2015, contingent upon final budgetary approval.

University of Oregon (USA:OR) - Environmental / World History[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in the global dimensions of environmental history, to begin September 16, 2016.
  • Applications are encouraged from all geographic areas of specialization. The successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate history courses. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.
  • Send c.v., a letter describing research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online, posting #5799.
  • Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled.
    • Anyone get an interview yet?


Columbus State University (USA: GA)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the Islamic World.
  • The successful candidate will teach the World History to 1500 survey and upper-level/graduate courses each semester.
  • All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled.
  • [27 Jan] Phone interview invitation (x3)
  • [16 Feb] Campus visit invitation (x2)
  • [25 Mar] Offer made and accepted

Denison University (USA: OH)[]

Duke University (USA: NC) - History of the Islamic World/Muslim World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic/Muslim World, to begin July 2016
  • Theme, period, and geographic specialty are open.
  • Please submit the following application materials online:
  • For full consideration: 9 Nov. 2015.
  • Does anyone know whether they plan to interview at the AHA? (x3)
  • [1 Dec] Additional materials requested  (x3)
  • [14 Dec] Invitation to interview at AHA  (x2)
  • [15 Dec] Rejection emails out. Says they got 235 applications for this job. 235!  (x2)
  • interviewed at AHA but didnt make next stage (x2)
    • They only interviewed about ten of us so we should feel really good about making it to the short list. Best of luck with your other leads for a position and a hearty congratulations to the finalists!

Eastern Connecticut State University (USA:CT) - pre-20thC[]

  • Assistant professorship in Islamic World History (pre-20thC)
  • Teaching experience and Ph.D. in History preferred; ABD in History close to completion considered.
  • he successful candidate will teach survey courses in world history (pre and post-1500) as well as upper division undergraduate courses in area of specialty.  Historians of the Middle East, Africa, Iberia, maritime Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and/or the Ottoman Empire, as well as transregional historians, are encouraged to apply
  • Interested applicants should send electronically:  a letter of application, teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Joan Meznar, Search Committee Chair at
  • Review begins immediately [20 Oct] and continues until the end of the semester
  • [4 Dec] Request for phone interview (x2)
  • [4 Jan] Invited to campus (1/4)
  • Offer made and accepted

Furman University (USA: SC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History, to begin fall 2016
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2016
  • Chronological and geographical focus remain open but the department is particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach the Middle Eastern survey courses and a possible field in North African History
  • Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and list three references on the application to Address inquiries to Professor Diane Vecchio, History Chair, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613 (
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2015.
  • [7 Dec] Invitation to interview at the AHA
  • [5 Feb] Snail mail rejection received. Presumably they've made the hire.
    • [5 Feb] They had campus visits in late January. They will be making an offer in the next week or two. 2/5
    • Offer made and accepted. 

Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) - Empires of the Early Modern Muslim World[]

University of Antwerp (BEL) - Modern[]

University of Birmingham (UK) - Islamicate World[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in the history of the Islamicate World
  • We are looking for a historian to help consolidate our expertise in the history of the Islamicate world. The chronological and geographic parameters of the position are broadly conceived, and can include any part of the Islamicate world, though we would be especially interested in applicants working on any aspect of Ottoman history or whose research could strengthen the profile of Birmingham’s Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. In all events, candidates’ research should be well situated within the context of global history, and should ideally complement our strengths in two or more of the following key research areas for the School: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures
  • The appointment would be expected to consolidate and expand our UG teaching provision, expand PGT and PGR recruitment and work with one or more of our research centres to bolster History’s research strength. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) in History and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of their undergraduate remit, the successful candidate will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject on their broad subject of expertise, as well as contribute to core modules on modern history more generally. The successful candidate will also be asked in due course to undertake administrative duties within the Department, School or College. The post holder will be expected to participate in our plans for the REF and in helping to increase our postgraduate recruitment, ideally contributing to the further development of our existing MA programmes as befits their expertise (Master’s programmes in Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies; MA in Global History; MA in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Studies; MA in Contemporary History).
  • For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Elaine Fulton or Professor Corey Ross at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 25 May 2016

University of Bristol (UK) - Middle East and/or Islamic World[]

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History, to begin Aug. 2016
  • Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment
  • A research and teaching focus on the Islamic World is required.  Time period and region are open
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Applications must be made electronically at and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages.  Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Steven Sabol, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.  Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Jurgen Buchenau, at
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2015 and continues until position filled
  • [22 Oct] This position doesn't appear on their website anymore. Does anyone have info? The Dept. of Religious Studies is hiring a scholar of Islamic Studies, but no history dept. hire that I can see anymore.
  • [25 Oct] I also checked this out. The web portal (jobs.uncc, above) for this search is gone indeed. Funding pulled, maybe?
  • [25 Oct] This position in History is still available on the jobs site. Here is the link: (Review deadline is still Oct. 31). Note also the connection to the RS position: "this hire will be one of three in a thematic cluster on Islamic Studies, along with two others in the Departments of Languages and Culture Studies and Religious Studies" .
  • [26 Oct] My mistake. The application portal does work, although the job cannot be keyword searched from their application website (I tried "Islamic History" and even simply "History." Note: it can be found searching the position number, 002398  though). Odd.
  • [25 Nov] - Invitation to Skype interview (x2)
  • [21 Dec] - Invited for campus visit
  • [2 Feb]-What happened? Did they make an offer?

University of Massachussets, Lowell (USA:MA)[]

Whitman College (USA:WA) - [non-TT;VAP] Middle East/Islamic World[]

  • 9-month non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professorship in Middle Eastern or Islamic World History
  • See full posting (link above) on African/Middle East History 2015-16 page
  • Review begins: 3 Mar 2016 and continues until post filled.



College of New Jersey (USA: NJ) - Ancient Mediterranean[]


Emerson College (USA:MA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern/Contemporary World History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • Qualified applicants should be prepared to offer courses in modern and contemporary world history. Preference will be given to candidates with areas of expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and/or the Middle East.
  • Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses appropriate to the Historical and Global Diversity requirements, as well as upper-level electives for the History Minor. We particularly encourage applications from those who can contribute to curricula in one or more of Emersons interdisciplinary minors (for example, Global and Postcolonial Studies, Digital Media and Culture, and others
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (uploaded by reference through application system) to the online applicant portal at
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2015 and continues until position filled
    • What's the teaching load?
    • Not specified, but a little bit of searching on other job searches they have done implies a 3/3. Anybody else know? 
    • Has anyone heard anything from Emerson?
      • [15 Dec] Nothing yet
        • [18 Dec] same here X2
    • Hate to check in again, but has anyone heard anything from Emerson?
      • [5 Jan] Nothing yet
      • [14 Jan] Nothing X3
      • [20 Jan] Still no word  x4
      • [25 Jan] At what point do we assume that people have been contacted, at least for first round interviews, and just are not posting on this forum? (x2)
      • [25 Jan]] honestly, I tell myself this every time I submit an application. It's better for the soul. I hope you get the call-back you want soon! (no word here either btw).
      • Very frustrating. I'm tempted to contact the department and ask the status, but I also don't want to come across as impatient and overbearing. Thumbs shall continue to be twiddled. x2
      • I'm guessing that this job rec'd 800+ applications. We could be waiting a while.
      • [31 Jan] There are rumors of inside candidates. I'm closing this book for my own psychological health. 
      • [4 Feb] interview request.
      • Campus visit request
      • Campus visit requested four months after the application date? What a strange search.
      • rejection email (5/3)

Ruhr-University Bochum (DEU) - 19th C transnational[]

  • Professorship in Transnational History of the 19th Century, to begin 1 Oct. 2016
  • Applicants should be able to cover the field of Transnational History in both research and teaching. The ideal applicant will have an academic profile with clearly defined, internationally visible areas of research. Particular emphasis is placed on the History of Europe in a cultural perspective
  • Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB and to generally get involved in university processes according to RUB’s mission statement.
  • Applications including a covering letter, information on your academic career to date, lists of publications and third party funding as well as academic certificates should be sent by email to the Dean of the Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email:,
  • Deadline: 12 Apr. 2016

University of Chichester (UK) - 20/21stC International Relations[]

  • Senior Lecturer [~tenured Assoc/Full Prof] in International Relations / International History / International Politics
  • The position is in 20th and 21st century International Relations (all subfields are welcome, including International History and International Politics). While we welcome a regional specialisation in Asia, Eastern Europe, or the Middle East, the post holder may research on any sub specialisms, and the determining factor will be the candidate’s research and teaching profile. The ability to think and work in an interdisciplinary manner will be considered an advantage.
  • apply online
  • SHORT deadline: 27 Oct. 2015
    • Intend to interview 5th Nov.

University of Exeter (UK) - 20th C Human rights, citizenship, identities[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Twentieth Century International History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • The post of Lecturer in Twentieth-Century International Human Rights/Humanitarianism, Citizenship and Identities will contribute to extending the research profile of History at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the history of contested identities, state and non-state violence, and the responses of international organisations, humanitarian intervention and colonial/post-colonial discourses, and in the development of legal, ethical, institutional and discursive concepts and practices of citizenship, contested identities and identity politics, and human rights since the First World War
  • The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent in Twentieth-Century International Human Rights/Humanitarianism, Citizenship and Identities area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of historical research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics;  a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.
  • For further information please contact Professor Henry French, e-mail or telephone (01392) 724184. For more information and to apply online please go to our website.
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2016

University of Leeds (UK) - post-1945[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in International History post-1945, to begin Sept. 2016
  • You will have a PhD in History or a cognate discipline and relevant teaching experience. Your recent and immediately forthcoming publications will indicate an ability to make a distinctive contribution to research activity in this subject area in the years to come, and you will be expected to produce a significant range of publications that will qualify you for inclusion in the next REF. You will be given every encouragement to develop your subject within the research and teaching environment of the School, subject to the requirements of the post
  • We welcome applications from historians interested in any aspect of International history (broadly defined), though expect to appoint someone who will complement our existing research strengths and teaching interests; preference might be given to applicants with a specialism in U.S. foreign relations
  • You will cover undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in international history, in the period since 1945. You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme, which includes a specialist single-honours programme in International History and Politics, and will be able to contribute to relevant MA programmes (including the MA in Modern History and the MA in War and Strategy) as appropriate, and supervise research students. You will contribute to the administration and management of the School’s activities, and also develop the place of International history within the research culture of the School
  • apply online
  • SHORT deadline: 2 Feb 2016
  • Any news? (25/2)
  • rejection email (2/27)

University of Sheffield (UK)[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full) prof in International History, to begin 1 Sept. 2016
  • We particularly welcome applications from candidates specialising in the history of Africa, the Middle East or East Asia in the twentieth century.
  • You will have a PhD in History or a related subject area (or have equivalent experience), proven teaching and leadership ability, and the capacity to carry out high-quality research and to disseminate research findings effectively. A willingness to communicate to a variety of audiences is also essential for this position. For the post of Senior Lecturer, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to generate income through research grants and/or through success in increasing research student numbers and demonstrate external recognition including major contributions to the field through academic achievement.
  • Deadline: 14 Dec. 2015

University of Waterloo (CAN: ON) - Post-1800[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with an established research record in modern (post-1800) global/transnational history.
  • Research interests in the history of science, technology, medicine, and the environment are particularly welcome, but applicants in other fields of study are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The successful applicant will be subsequently nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. More information about the Canada Research Chairs program is available at:
  • The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2016.
  • The salary range for this position is $78,000.00 - $110,000.00.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Applications ... should be submitted through the university’s job application system at
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015
  • Also posted at History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 2015-2016
  • Has anyone heard anything from Waterloo?
    • [Dec 9] Nothing. 
    • [Dec 18] Still nothing, any news on this search?
    • [Dec 29] Nope.
    • [Jan 5] Still no news. Anyone else?
    • [Jan 4] Invited for campus visit
      • Do you mind disclosing whether you're Canadian or not? Just wondering to what extend the "Canadian first" policy is actually followed. 
      • That would be anecdotal. It is and it isn't. Look at the universities where Canadian faculty members received their degrees, and you will see that Americans and other foreigners are often hired but that Canadians are also often hired for positions where there surely good foreign candidates.
      • Not the OP, but a permanent resident married to a Canadian citizen. My understanding of the policy is that it's so open-ended as to be meaningless. It's the institution's call on what candidate best fits the qualifications of the job, so they can pretty much hire whomever they want, Canadian or non-Canadian.