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Boston College (USA:MA) - [Non-TT;VAP] Multiple positions from c.1500 - present[]

  • Up to three Visiting Assistant Professorships, beginning September 2017. Appointments are renewable pending successful annual reviews for a maximum term of three years
  • Visiting faculty will typically teach a year-long Core course, “Globalization I and II,” focusing on Early Modern and Modern history from a global perspective and covering the period c. 1500 to the present. These courses contribute to the History Core Program, through which all undergraduates at Boston College develop a foundational knowledge of modern history and the ability to interpret and use primary sources. All regional specializations are welcome to apply
  • Ph.D. required by August 2017
  • Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a teaching portfolio (including evaluations and sample syllabi for a two-semester Core sequence), an article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted to:
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2017
  • Rejection letter, 30 March.  Letter noted offer made and accepted
    • Wow, that has to be the fastest turnaround in history. It would mean that decisions were essentially made on the week of the 20th... Weird.
    • I think (hope!) that the above update actually refers to the search in STS, which appears to have concluded, and was posted here in error.
    • 6 April - Rejection email. Seems mighty quick to have made hires. Congrats to whomever got the gig! 
    • 27 April - Has anybody else not heard from Boston College about this position?

The American University in Cairo (EGY) - [non-TT] African & World[]

  • Three-year position in African and World history. This is a renewable position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.
  • See full posting (link above) at African/Middle East History 2016-17

California State University, Monterey Bay (USA:CA) - Comparative and Global[]

  • Tenure-track position in comparative and global history. Housed in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies.
  • Deadline: 26 November 2016
    • [2 Mar] ​Campus interview invite (x2)

Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (MEX)[]

Colby College (USA:ME) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • One year faculty position in World HIstory, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • PhD preferred. Specialization open but Africa as a regional focus preferred, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches welcomed.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year "one of which will be a World History survey."
  • Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link, .
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • Dec31- Any movement?
  • [2 Jan] Invited for skype
  • [30 Jan] Any movement?
  • [31 Mar] Rejection email

College of the Sequoias (USA:CA)  - World & American[]

  • 10-month Tenure track history professorship, to begin 11 Aug. 2017
  • The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent: Master’s in history or Bachelor’s in history AND Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science or ethnic studies or The equivalent and Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Willingness to use student learning outcomes that have been produced in a collaborative process with other history faculty. Evidence of working with students from diverse backgrounds. Evidence of the ability to address the needs of frequently under-prepared students. Teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Ph.D. in history.
  • The Hiring Committee seeks the following: Evidence of successful teaching.Teaching experience in World History, American History, and Western Civilization. Evidence of ongoing professional development in history and teaching. Evidence of enthusiastic participation in professional responsibilities, community, and campus service. Experience with course and program assessment. Ability to incorporate student learning outcomes within courses and programs.
  • Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered: Completed COS academic/administrative application form; Letter of interest which addresses each of the Desirable Qualifications and presents your philosophy of teaching history (500-600 words); Diversity Statement (included in the application packet); Curriculum Vitae or Resume; A sample writing assignment accompanied by a rationale for that assignment; Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required for employment; Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. Submit to: Linda Reis (559) 730-3867 Human Resource Services Position: 5424-f-02-17 College of the Sequoias CCD 915 S. Mooney Blvd. Sequoia Building, Room 5 Visalia, CA 93277
  • Deadline: 22 Mar. 2017, 4.30pm local time

Concordia College (USA:MN)[]

  • Tenure Eligible Assistant Professorship in Global History, to begin 15 August, 2017
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate research and teaching expertise in Global History, and be prepared to teach survey courses in World history as well as specialized upper-division courses in his/her area of expertise. Precise areas of focus are flexible, and preference will be given to candidates with expertise in geographical fields outside the West; who specialize in the History of Science and Technology, History of Medicine, or Environmental History; and are prepared to develop courses with a comparative and transnational perspective
  • Ph.D. completed or near completion at time of hiring
  • For more information and to apply, please visit
  • Deadline: 13 Nov. 2016
  • Jan 3--any updates?

Elizabeth City State University - U.S./African American History with major emphasis in Public History[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant or associate professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Possible courses would include African-American History survey, courses in African Diaspora, U.S. History survey, World Civilizations sequence, courses in Public and Digital History
  • Deadline: 21 April 2017

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (CHE) - international[]

  • Associate Professorship in International History, to start 1 Feb 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Preference for specialism in one of the following fields:
  • The history of international governance and systems
  • The history of transnational actors and actions
  • The history of cultures, societies and markets in regional or global perspective
  • The Institute is seeking candidates about to be appointed associate professor or already at the rank of associate professor with a few years of experience. Candidates must hold a PhD in history or equivalent. They should have an outstanding teaching experience and research track record. They should be open to comparative analysis and active on the frontier of methodological innovation. The ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines will be an asset.
  • The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.
  • Deadline: 20 Aug. 2016.

Lingnan University (CHN) - [non-TT] World & China[]

  • Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in World History [fixed term 2 year contract]
  • The appointee should participate in the instruction of the core curriculum courses “World History and Civilization” and “China in World History”, in addition to teaching courses in his/her field of expertise. Candidates who can demonstrate a high level of proficiency in both Chinese and English will have an advantage.
  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in History or a relevant discipline. For appointment as Senior Lecturer, candidates should have substantial relevant teaching experience (normally not less than eight years)
  • Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format)...Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: Enquiries can be directed to
  • deadline: 7 Apr. 2017

Northwest Nazarene University (USA:ID)[]

  • Full time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professorship in World History, to begin Fall 2017
  • Teaching responsibilities include a two semester sequence of World History courses, Modern Europe, online general education classes, and upper level courses in support of the History and History Education majors
  • Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university - The university requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU and willing to help advance the spiritual goals of the University.
  • Applicants will have a Ph.D. or ABD near completion in an active program, experience teaching undergraduates, and a commitment to teaching in a Christian liberal arts university.
  • To be considered for this position, a complete application packet consisting of: Letter of interest, Application form, Curriculum vitae, Responses to the NNU Christian Mission, Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education, Statement describing your philosophy of teaching, Two reference letters from professional associates, Letter of reference from current pastor, Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official transcripts required upon hire)
  • Send, fax or email a complete application packet to: Human Resources Office, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S. University Boulevard, Nampa, ID 83686, Phone: (208) 467-8036, Fax: (208) 467-8587 , Email:
  • Deadline: Open until filled [posted 28 Nov]

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CHI) - World History, Europe, Middle East, L. America[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Contemporary World History, with preference for scholars working on Europe/Middle East and Latin America., to begin Aug. 2017
  • The candidate must be able to teach in Spanish at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ph.D. in hand by the time of application. Degree must have been conferred no earlier than 2007.
  • Applicants must submit an application form, working plan, current research project, teaching portfolio, student evaluations (if available), a writing sample (40 pages max.), two letters of recommendation, resume, and degree certificate at 
  • Further details available here
  • Deadline:13 Mar. 2017.

Queen Mary, University of London (UK:Eng) - [2 posts] World/Extra European, post-1500[]

  • Two lectureships [~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in World/Extra European History
  • Excl. North America, Preference may be given to candidates with an African (especially South African) and/or East Asian/Middle East area of expertise.
  • See full posting (link above) at African/Middle East History 2016-17

San Diego Mesa College (USA:CA)- two positions[]

  • Applications are now being accepted for two (2) positions of Assistant Professor, History, beginning Fall 2017 (August 21, 2017)
  • While the current vacancies are at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.
  • Primary responsibility for the first position is the teaching of World History from the birth of civilization to the eve of the Modern Era. The ability to teach Western Civilization prior to the early modern era is desired. Primary responsibility for the second position is the teaching of World History from c. 1600 to the present. The ability to teach Western Civilization from the early modern era to the present is desired. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Introduction to Asian Civilizations, Asian Civilizations in Modern Times, The Modern Middle East, and Ancient Egypt. Each assignment will be for 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.
  • Phd 'desirable'
  • To apply, visit:
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016.
  • Tentatively intend to interview 10-14 Apr.
  • Initial interviews in late April: received notice that job would be reposted "in the near future"
  • Any clue as to why the search was canceled? The email just said that it was an 'administrative decision.' It seems hard to believe that they couldn't find two good candidates.
  • I'm guessing that they could only hire one person, and so the job has to be reposted to ensure fairness.

Southern Arkansas University (USA:AR)  - world & East Asia[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World history with a specialisation in East Asia
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian History

Southwestern University [non-TT;VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship pref. for candidates whose expertise goes beyond the areas we already cover (East Asia, Latin America, Western Europe, and the US)
  • See full posting (link above) at Open_Field_or_Mixed_Hire_History_2016-17

State University of New York, Geneseo (USA:NY) - [Non-TT:VAP], Global - East Asia, South Asia, or Africa[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor position (one year, with possibility of renewal) in global history with a focus on East Asia, South Asia, or Africa to begin August 2017
  • Duties of the position include: Teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level, particularly courses that cover global, regional, or transnational topics in global history, with particular emphasis on at least one major region not currently covered by department faculty (East Asia, South Asia, or Africa); Teach general education courses outside history, including courses in the first year writing composition program; Opportunity to direct students in research projects in line with scholarly interests; Contribute to department functioning through committee service; Contribute service to the discipline and/or community.
  • PhD in history by August 2017; advanced ABD candidates also considered
  • Applicants should be prepared to upload ( a cover letter that addresses teaching qualifications and a CV. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (email address) for three references. References will be contacted and invited to submit a letter at the time application is completed. Applicants invited to complete an initial interview may be asked to share additional documents, including a writing sample and a teaching portfolio, consisting of sample syllabi, peer observations, or summary teaching evaluations.
  • For full consideration: 2 Apr. 2017
  • Initial interviews will be conducted in early April via Skype; campus interviews should be concluded by the end of April.

University of Cologne (DEU) - Senior Hire, International History and/or Historical Peace and Conflict Studies[]

  • Associate/Full Professor International History and/or Historical Peace and Conflict Studies, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The University of Cologne is looking for a candidate with a distinguished international record of scholarly publications and research in 19th and 20th century international history and/or historical peace and conflict studies. The applicant is furthermore expected to teach beyond this field in general degree courses of the History Department with a focus on the 19th and 20th century.
  • If nominated as a full professor (W3), another key area of the successful candidate is ex-pected to be in international law, which would also entail close research cooperation with the Institute for International Peace and Security Law located at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cologne.

It is intended to appoint a full professor (W3) to the position. Yet, applications for a W2 (associate professor) are welcomed.

  • Applicants will be hired in accordance with § 36 of the University Law of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia. Therefore the applicant must have completed studies with a university degree and a PhD, bring pedagogical experience, and have outstanding qualifications in scientific work and performances, which have been achieved in the context of an assistant professorship, a habilitation or as research associate.
  • Applicants should submit their documents (CV, list of publications, list of taught courses, teaching evaluations if available, and copies of official certificates) to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne:

  • Please submit your complete application documents in one PDF file. Furthermore please also submit in individual pdf files three informative manuscripts which you consider relevant to the professorship
  • Deadline: 18 May 2017

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Two positions[]

senior hire job advert here

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Global History
  • Senior Lecturer (~tenured assoc/full prof)
  • The post-holder will contribute research and teaching excellence in global history in any period from the early modern era to the present. The post is conceived in the context of an expansive vision of global history that could include, for example, the movement of people, ideas, goods and technologies across the world, interactions between local and global forces, and the history of empire, politics, society, culture or war in a global context. The post-holder will contribute to the development of a new Post-Graduate qualification in Global History, and deliver research-led courses. The post-holder must also demonstrate an ability to contribute to at least one of the areas, centres and research clusters within History: see
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 19 Mar. 2017
  • Any update? Invite to interview rec'd 21 April. (x2)

Willamette University (USA: OR)[]

  • Willamette University's Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017.
  • We seek candidates with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda.
  • Ph.D. required, ABD will be considered, degree must be completed by August 2017.
  • For more information about the Department of History, please visit
  • To review complete job announcement and to apply online, please visit
  • Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Wendy Petersen Coring, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, at
  • Application Deadline: September 23, 2016.
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2016-17 and Latin American History 2016-17
  • Note that they ran this search as a one-year position last year and hired an alum who works on immigration in Europe - given Willamette's history hiring their former grads (see, for example, the SCC), I think we can all guess how this search will end
  • Yes. It will end with a different external candidate getting the job.
  • Interviews in progress, 19 October
  • Rejection letter received
  • As someone predicted above, they hired the inside candidate (see: Wasted the time of HUNDREDS of candidates.  Thanks Willamette!



Beloit College (USA: WI) - Early Modern Atlantic World (c. 1500-1850)[]

  • Tenure-track position in the history of the early modern Atlantic World (c.1500-1850).
  • The successful applicant will be able to conduct research and develop courses with a transnational and comparative focus; candidates whose research centers on North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, or Africa and on connections between two or more of these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Scholars who study slavery, the diasporas created by conquest, colonialism, indigenous histories, and the effects of empire on land and people would provide valuable perspectives for our students and would complement the existing strengths of our small department.
  • While the ability to teach North American history before the Civil War is essential to this position, we welcome colleagues who might take a diasporic or transnational perspective on that period.
  • Candidates should submit, using pdf format, a CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample to Beatrice McKenzie, Chair, Atlantic World Search Committee, Department of History, at by 1 Nov. 2016.

Elon University (USA:NC) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • Visiting Assitant Professorship (renewable for up to 2 years) in the History of the Atlantic World, to begin Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and will be able to offer courses in their area of specialization, preferably Latin America or the Caribbean, in addition to teaching in the university’s core curriculum.  The department welcomes applications from candidates whose research and teaching have comparative and/or transnational dimensions and highly values effective teaching
  • To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, evaluations, etc.) electronically to: Charles Irons, Chair of the Atlantic World Search Committee,
  • For full consideration: 24 Apr. 2017

Lancaster University (UK) - Atlantic World 1500-1800[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in the history of the Atlantic World 1500-1800, to begin 1 Jan. 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • We welcome applications from scholars with research interests in any one or more of the geographical regions that constitute the Atlantic World (including North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa and maritime Europe). Applications from those whose work cuts across linguistic and cultural boundaries, placing the diaspora of ideas and or people into an inter- and intra-continental context would be particularly welcome.
  • You will have experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (preferably including the design and delivery of your own modules) and in due course will be expected to supervise doctoral students. You will also be expected to provide evidence that you have, or will shortly have, a strong publication profile. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests will allow them to develop projects with other members of staff both in the Department of History and beyond.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 23 Sept. 2016.
    • On-campus interviews were held Nov. 2

Minnesota State University - Mankato (USA:MN) - British Atlantic World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in British Atlantic World History, to begin 14 Aug. 2017
  • Ph.D. in history with completion by August 14, 2017 and official transcript with terminal degree received by September 30, 2017
  • Demonstrated ability to teach upper-level courses in British history; Ability to teach and develop upper-level and graduate courses in early North American history to 1820; Ability to teach survey courses in US and European history (traditional and writing intensive); Demonstrated commitment to research in 17th or 18th century Atlantic World history, 17th or 18th century British history, or early North American history to 1820.  For complete job posting, qualifications, and application procedures, please visit:
  • Lori Lahlum, Search Chair, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Department of History, 110 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001. 507-389-1618. TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711. E-mail:
  • review begins: 20 Feb. 2017
  • crossposted to European History 2016-17
  • [26 Mar] Has anyone had any news on this one?
  • [27 Mar] Nope x2
  • [3 Apr] Nothing here
  • [19 Apr] Received a rejection e-mail from Human Resources stating that a candidate had been selected and a hire made.

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Black Atlantic/Caribbean History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Caribbean or greater Black Atlantic world to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • The time period and areas of specialization are open; however, we welcome applications from candidates focusing on Hispanophone, Francophone, or Lusophone regions and/or taking comparative approaches. Candidates should be prepared to offer both undergraduate lecture courses and more specialized upper-level seminars.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, abstract of dissertation or book, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at
  • Review begins: 7 Nov. 2016 and will continue until the search has been closed.
    • Any news?
    • Any updates on this search?
    • (5 Jan) Heard that a "long short list" has been notified.
    • Offer made and accepted.

Stockton University (USA: NJ)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Atlantic History
  • a specialization in Hispanic-Atlantic or Black Atlantic studies preferred. Candidates should have PhD in hand at time of appointment and be able to contribute to a curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches and regional perspectives to the study of history. Background in and ability to teach public history is also desirable
  • Teaching Load: 3 x 4-credit courses/year. which " includes lower and upper-level surveys and seminars in pre-1865 North American and Atlantic World studies, as well as special topic courses of the instructor's choice. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the program's service courses and the university's General Studies Program."
  • o apply please visit: . Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments. Letters of Recommendation that you have waived your right to see may be e-mailed to . They should include the applicant’s name in the about line.
  • Review begins immediately (ad posted 28 Oct) and continues until position filled.
    • Is there any word on this one?
    • [3 Jan] nothing here
    • [12 Jan] still nothing here x2
    • Need I ask? Any news [25 Jan]?
    • [26 Jan] First round interviews being conducted this week.
    • [17 Feb] Campus visits scheduled
    • [14 March] Offer accepted

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Caribbean & Atlantic since c.1500[]

  • University Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Caribbean and Atlantic World History sicne c.1500
  • See full posting (link above) at Latin American History 2016-17 page.

University of South Florida - St. Petersburg (USA:FL) - [non-TT;VAP] Early Modern[]

  • 9-month Visiting Assistant Professorship in Early Modern Atlantic World History, to begin Fall 2017
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 including "Introduction to the Humanities and Theory and Methods of History, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field. As appropriate, the position may also involve participating in the University Honors Program"
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your letter of application and C.V. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION AND CV, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.
  • For full consideration: 10 Apr. 2017
  • [2 May] Skype interviews took place on 26 Apr. Any updates since interviews?

Early Modern[]

University of Warwick (UK:Eng) - Teaching Fellow[]

  • Teaching Fellow (permanent, teaching-focused) in Early Modern Global History
  • You will take seminars on the second-year undergraduate module ‘Galleons and Caravans: Global Connection 1300-1800’ and you will take seminars on one other undergraduate module, most likely ‘The European World.’ Your teaching will amount to a total of nine seminar groups of approximately fourteen students per group. You will also teach occasional lectures for other undergraduate modules and contributed to postgraduate teaching as required by the Head of Department and as appropriate to subject knowledge.
  • You will undertake lecturing, seminar teaching, essay tutorials, office hours, marking of undergraduate work, exam invigilation, and monitoring of student attendance in accordance with the Department’s quality assurance practices. You will also act as personal tutor to an assigned group of undergraduate students, providing pastoral support and guidance during the academic year. You will be actively engaged in research in early modern European history, or a comparable field.
  • You will possess experience in undergraduate teaching and subject specialism appropriate for research-led teaching in early modern European history. You should also possess a PhD (or equivalent) in History.
  • All applications must be accompanied by a CV and covering letter. Writing samples may be requested from candidates during the latter stages of the recruitment process and should not be submitted with the initial application. Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch , the Head of the History Department, at
  • Deadline: 29 Jun. 2017



Florida State University (USA:FL)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World, to begin Aug. 2017
  • The department welcomes applications from scholars focusing on any region, theme, or time period from the 14th century onward, but is particularly interested in applicants who complement its existing strengths in nineteenth and twentieth-century global history or the history of the early-modern Atlantic World
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Please submit a letter of application and vita as single pdf as well as contact information for three references who will be contacted by FSU with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation through To apply click:
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016.

Old Dominion University (USA:VA) - since 1500[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History since 1500, to begin July 2017
  • Field of specialization is open, whether a single sub-region or trans-regional in approach. The candidate will be expected to teach an Asian or World history survey course as well as upper-level undergraduate and Masters’ level courses in his/her field of specialization.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Contact: Send a letter of application, c.v., copies of graduate school transcripts, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and syllabus for a proposed upper-division undergraduate course to Dr. Jane T. Merritt, Chair, Personnel Committee, History Department, via:
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  •  Invitation for phone interview (January 13th) x 2
  • [24 Jan] Received nicely worded rejection e-mail.
  • any news after the phone interviews this week? 
  • Any movement? (January 30)
  • Has anybody received an invitation for a campus visit?
  • still no news?

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Islamic history before 1500ce.[]

  • Associate Professorship in Islamic History
  • The Associate Professor will engage in advanced research using primary sources in the Arabic language in any field of the history of Muslim societies before 1500CE and will publish the findings of that research in international journals and academic presses, as well as seeking opportunities for collaborative and externally funded research projects.  She/he will develop Islamic history in Oxford through conferences, workshops and seminars.  She/he will give lectures, classes, and tutorial (small group) teaching, co-ordinating (with colleagues) the undergraduate degree courses in Arabic and contributing to the teaching of pre-modern Islamic history for other undergraduate and graduate courses.  The Associate Professor will supervise undergraduate and graduate dissertations, and Master’s and research students, and may also serve as an examiner for relevant degrees.  There will also be a requirement to participate in the administration of the Faculty, and of the College.
  • The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of publication and research in one or more fields of the history of Muslim societies before 1500 CE, and will bring to Oxford current and projected research projects. With a record of successful undergraduate teaching, including experience of designing and introducing new courses, and the ability to lecture in an interesting and engaging manner to a mixed audience, you will demonstrate a high degree of expertise in the Arabic language and the ability to instruct students up to doctoral level in the use primary sources in Arabic for the study of Islamic history
  • For full details, and to make an application, visit the University’s website at, vacancy reference 125804.
  • Deadline: 10 Feb. 2017

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

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History, to start Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • 'pending budgetary approval'
  • We welcome applications from single sub-region specialists as well as from scholars whose work embraces trans-regional approaches.  Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in research languages and skills to train graduate students and be prepared to offer undergraduate surveys of the Islamic world as well as advanced topical/regional courses.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, full CV, a single journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and email contact information for three recommenders by September 26, 2016 to Notification will be sent to each recommender with instructions for uploading letters to our system.
  • For questions or further information, contact Professor Janelle Greenberg, Chair, Islamic World Search Committee,
  • Deadline: 26 Sept. 2016 and 'Please notify recommenders in advance that their letters will be due by October 3, 2016.'
  • [8 oct] Any updates?
  • I was asked to submit an Affirmative Action Form on October 5th.
  • [13 Oct] Any updates?
  • [20 Oct] Any updates on this?
  • [21 Oct] Nothing over here.
  • I haven't heard anything from them other than the email asking to submit that form. I guess they ask all applicants to do that.  
  • Any updates from anyone?
  • Nothing. (x2)
  • They sent requests for additional materials in early November. Does anyone know if they've moved to the interview stage?
  • Any movement on this? Are they interviewing at AHA?
    • I haven't heard a peep, myself or through the grape vine. 
  • [22 Dec] Received an e-mail stating that the search has been cancelled for budgetary reasons. x2

University of Warwick (UK:Eng)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in the History of the Islamic World
  • You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in any area of the history of the Islamic World, which we encourage applicants to interpret broadly. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who will be able to enhance existing research strengths in the department. Of particular relevance to this post is our European History Research Centre, Centre for the History of Medicine, Global History and Culture Centre and our expertise in histories of imperialism, gender and sexuality.
  • You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2016
  • any news? I thought the norm was to create a shortlist within about two weeks. anyone receive a rejection?
  • Email asking for writing samples. They've compiled a long-list. (10 Jan. 2017)
  • Invitation to on-campus interview. (6 February 2017)

Wagner University (USA:NY) - [Non-TT;VAP] w/Africa, Middle East or South Asia[]

  • One-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Islamic World With a Specialization in Africa and the Middle East or South Asia to begin Fall 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • eaching requirements include introductory Global History survey course, as well as upper-level courses in the broader Islamic world of Africa and the Middle East or South Asia
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History by or before August 2017. Send a letter of application, C.V., transcripts, sample syllabi and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Rita Reynolds, History Department, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 10301. Tel: 718-390 3491; Fax 718-420 4158; email:
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec' 2016 although review begins immediately [ad posted 21 Nov]
    • Interview scheduled at AHA


Bradley University (USA:IL)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in mediterranean world history, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Proven ability to teach the history of the pre-Islamic and Islamic Middle East as well as the classical Mediterranean world is strongly preferred. Proven ability to teach survey courses in Western Civilization, early World History, and introductory courses in Digital Humanities is desired. Preference will be given to research fields in the Ancient Near East.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position and a brief description of current research, graduate transcripts, CV, evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation...Packages should be mailed to: Mediterranean World Search Committee, History Department, Bradley University, 1501 W Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625. For questions, please contact with subject title: Mediterranean World Search.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2016
  • ​Did anybody notice that the job requirements exactly match the qualifications of one of their promising adjuncts?
  • Why wouldn't they? Most universities hire someone full-time to teach classes they already offer, through contingent or recently retired faculty.
  • [2 Dec] Any word on this?
  • [14 Dec] Just heard they're still sifting
  • [16 Feb] Any updates? Did they bring anyone out?

Denison University (USA:OH) - [non-TT][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in the History of Medieval or Early Modern Europe/Mediterranean World
  • See full posting (link above) at European History 2016-17

Ruhr-University Bochum (DEU) - [Senior Hire] Transcultural Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean[]

  • Professorship (tenure) for Transcultural Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The successful candidate will be expected to establish a sustainable research program and to be capable of carrying out and publishing original research. He or she will also be expected to be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students and to participate in academic self-governance.
  • Applicants should be able to cover the entire field of Ancient History on an international level. One field of expertise should be the history of transcultural entanglements between the societies of the Mediterranean in Antiquity, their characteristics and their embeddedness within the Mediterranean Region and beyond. Particular emphasis should be placed on transcultural entanglements between this ancient cultural space and its environment. A focus should also be placed on researching such phenomena of society which developed in Antiquity and were determining factors for the history of Europe and its cultures, such as the analysis of complex political systems and participatory violence communities.
  • A reputation for research both in a national and an international context is essential, as is the number of publications and a proven track record as an active contributor to collaborative research projects. Candidates should be both willing and able to work within an international and interdisciplinary context. The successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability to work with colleagues to develop new perspectives and projects for larger research groups and to bring in the necessary third party funding.
  • The future post-holder will be expected to be willing and able to collaborate with the Centre for Mediterranean Studies in cooperation with colleagues from fields such as archaeology and theology. A high commitment to teaching is also an essential.
  • 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 and an application form which can be downloaded at should be sent by email (one pdf only) to the Dean of the Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email:
  • Deadline: 2 May 2017

University of Exeter (UK:Eng) - Medieval[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Medieval Mediterranean History
  • See full posting (link above) at European History 2016-17

University of Haifa (ISR) - [Open rank][]

  • Tenure track position at an rank in Mediterranean History
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year
  • Please submit a dossier including: CV and list of publications; short past and future research profile; sample of writing (up to 8,000 words). Application materials in PDF should be emailed to Ms. Hilla Heinemann, HCMH administrator, at Please have three references sent directly to this address.
  • For full consideration: 15 Apr. 2017


DeSales University (USA:PA) - [Non-TT][]

  • Assistant Professorship in HIstory, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Although this is a non-tenured position, the successful applicant can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure-track position in the future
  • Responsibilities include teaching history courses within the General Education Core Curriculum, primarily the Western Civilization and/or World History sequence. Ph.D. in Modern World History (specialty open) is preferred.
  • Application to include: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Graduate school transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation... to: Dr. Brian Kane, Head of the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016
  • This wording made me laugh audibly. Its sounds so much like a sales pitch (the kind you see on "as seen on television" ads).
  • position is not listed on their website as of Nov. 30; anyone know what this means?
  • [9 Jan] Invited for Skype interview.
  • [27 Jan] Invited for campus interview
  • [27 Jan] Skype interview held (I'm surprised by the campus interview noted above)

Loughborough University (UK:Eng) - post-1945 International Politics & History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in post-1945 International Politics and History, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The post-holder will contribute to teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in history and international relations. Candidates should have a PhD, and any relevant sub-specialism will be considered. Experience of teaching at the interface of history and international relations would be preferable. The appointment is part of an ongoing investment strategy to strengthen the research profile and impact in PHIR, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Centre for the Study of International Governance.
  • Informal enquiries should be made to the Dean of School, Professor Nick Clifford, initially via e mail: or 01509 223504.
  • Deadline: 18 Jul. 2017
  • intend to interview 15 Aug.

Missouri Southern State University (USA:MO)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern World History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "We are seeking a broadly trained historian of Modern World History (non-US; non-Latin America). Desired areas of specialization include Asia, the Middle East, or imperialism/decolonization. The successful candidate will be able to teach the introductory courses, Modern Global History and Asian Civilizations, as well as advanced courses in his or her area of specialization. Because all students at MSSU are required to take a survey course in United States history, a candidate with the willingness to teach either U.S. History, 1492-1877 or U.S. History, 1877 to the present (either in a traditional or online format) is strongly preferred."
  • A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered
  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduates transcripts. (Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.). Submit documents to; include: “History—Assistant Professor” in the subject line.
  • Deadline: 9 Jan. 2017

University of Leeds (UK:Eng)  - Modern International[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured assoc prof) in International History post-1945
  • You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme, including our specialist single-honours degree in International History and Politics, which is expanding to meet growing student demand. You will also contribute to relevant MA programmes (including the MA in Modern History and the MA in War and Strategy) and supervise research students. You will have a PhD in History or cognate discipline and relevant teaching experience.
  • To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Professor Simon Hall Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3596, email:
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 1 Mar.

University of Leicester (UK: Eng) - Modern Global, Colonial and/or Post-colonial History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern Global, Colonial and/or Post-colonial History
  • We are looking to appoint an expert in the field of modern global, colonial and/or post-colonial history in any area of extra-European history.
  • Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr George Lewis on or 0116 252 5370.
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 7 Feb. 2017
    • Have shortlisted candidates been notified?

University of Limerick (IRL) - Irish/International after 1800 + Public History[]

  • Lecturer below the bar (tenure track) in Irish or International history after 1800
  • See full posting (link above) at European_History_2016-17

University of New Hampshire (USA:NH)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern World History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • We are looking for a colleague with strong scholarly credentials who is enthusiastic about bridging some of the disciplinary divides between Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas in classroom teaching. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and upper-division courses in an aspect of World History, connecting their own area of specialization with larger Global issues
  • Candidates should upload a letter of application and CV at: A maximum of three confidential reference letters should be sent to Please have referees place the candidate's name in the subject line
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2016
  • Any ideas what the teaching load is like at UNH?
  • [1 Nov] Has anyone heard anything about this search? Have they moved to interviews? thx.
    • [1 Nov] they pushed the application deadline back to Nov 1st.
    • [5 Nov] to the person asking about interviews: even if the deadline had been October 15, no way a university like this would have a shortlist that fast. Is this your first year on the market? Expect at least a month after deadlines to be contacted for a shortlist.
    • Gee, thanks Bacardiandlime. That's... helpful?
    • Funny discussion. I know nothing about this position but discussion is hysterical especially the Bacardiandlime comment :)
    • [mod note] extended discussions should probably be taken to the Talk Page (needs creating) AFII (talk) 09:39, November 7, 2016 (UTC)
    • Maybe it is verac114's first year on the market? It is helpful to know to not panic if you haven't heard from a dept in a week.
    • Any news? x2 (November 27)
    • Invitation to interview at AHA [Dec 1st].
    • [6 Dec] Kindly worded rejection email. 14 candidates out of 344 selected for interviews. [x5]
    • [19 Jan] Finalists invited to campus

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Associate Professorship or Professorship in Modern Global & Imperial History, to begin  1 Oct. 2017
  • The appointment will be made in association with a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College
  • Applications from candidates with internationally excellent research and teaching expertise in any area of global and imperial history from 1760 to 2000 as well as strongly developed comparative interests in the field and its intersections with other disciplines are strongly encouraged.
  • The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in history, global history, imperial history, or a related relevant field. S/he will have primary expertise in one or more aspects of modern global and imperial history (1760-2000), and a research record of international standing appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career. S/he will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, along with the personal qualities needed to encourage a high level of achievement at all levels. The ability and willingness to undertake administrative duties, and evidence of good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential.
  • All applications must be made online. For further information, including details about how to apply, please click on the [link]
  • Deadline: noon (GMT) 3 feb. 2017
    • Intend to interview 13 Mar. 2017

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - [non-TT][]

  • Four year 'Career Development Fellow' in Modern Global History
  • The fellowship is intended to provide a structured development opportunity for exceptional candidates embarking on an academic career. The fellow will receive mentoring from the History fellows in Balliol, and will be offered a carefully tailored package of professional development. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for the period of 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2021
  • The area of the post is Modern Global History, understood as the history of the non-western world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This includes the history of East and South Asia, as well as sub-Saharan Africa. We do not expect to make an appointment in Ottoman, Middle Eastern, North African, or South-East Asian History.
  • The fellow will teach undergraduate students and provide administration for the college, including assessing and interviewing for the annual admissions exercises. The fellow will also engage in research, leading to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Candidates should normally have obtained a PhD or equivalent by 1 October 2017, and should not normally have completed a PhD or equivalent earlier than 1 October 2012 (with the exception of career breaks, e.g. for maternity/paternity leave). A high level of academic achievement, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, is essential. Candidates will also have the ability to provide excellent tutorial and small-group teaching. Previous experience of teaching would be a strong advantage.
  • To apply for the fellowship, please read the further particulars, and send a completed application form together with the other materials as requested in the further particulars to: The three academic referees listed on the application form should be asked to send electronic references direct to the College Office.
  • Deadline: noon 7 Apr. 2017
    • Interviews are scheduled to be held in the week commencing 8 May 2017.