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Bowling Green State University (USA:OH) - [Non-TT:Instructor][]

  • Full-time, Non-Renewable Instructor in World History
  • Minimum Qualifications: PhD in History with a specialization in modern European, World or International history by the time of employment; experience teaching world history courses at the collegiate level as an instructor of record. Preferred qualifications: experience participating in programs designed for incoming students; experience teaching online and inperson courses; experience in teaching European history; experience teaching sections of 80 or more students; experience in academic service. Duties Include: Teach undergraduate courses in World and European History, involvement in graduate program, service assignments. Starting Date: August 19, 2019.
  • Application Materials: letter of application, full curriculum vitae, statement of commitment to diversity in higher ed, names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference, transcript showing highest degree earned, and a teaching portfolio that includes statement of teaching philosophy, one or two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.
  • For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position, visit
  • Deadline: 30 Apr. 2019

Durham University (UK:Eng) - [Senior Hire] Transnational & European (post-1800)[]

  • Professor (~full prof++) in Transnational and European (post-1800) History, to begin 1 Oct. 2019
  • see full posting (link above) at European History 2018-19

Emerson College (USA:MA) - [Non-TT] History & Politics, World & Latin America[]

  • One year position in History & Politics (World & Latin America)
  • The Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is seeking a historian of modern politics and social movements with expertise teaching modern world history courses, political science courses, and topics courses in History and Political Science with a regional focus in Latin America.
  • Teaching Load 3:3. Two to three sections of Contemporary World History and an opportunity to design other topics courses at the introductory level. One of these courses may focus on any area of World History and the other two should directly address Latin American History and Politics.
  • Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, a sample syllabus for a topics course in World History or Latin American History and Politics, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications are accepted electronically via
  • Deadline: This position is open until filled (posted March 29th) and the review of applications will begin immediately.

Florida State University (USA:FL) - [Postdoctoral Scholar] History of the Global South[]

see posting on Humanities & Social Sciences postdoc page.

Goshen College (USA:IN) - World & African/Asian[]

  • full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of History 
  • specialization in either Africa, Latin America, or Asia, and an interdisciplinary strength in global politics/policy
  • Teaching Load: 4/3/1 and includes "survey level courses for the CORE (general education) program, including the possibility of a writing and/or research class, as well as upper-level History courses and interdisciplinary courses focused on global policy and politics."
  • The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate strengths in thematic areas for comparative courses that resonate with other academic programs at Goshen College – e.g., Sustainability, Women’s and Gender Studies, International Education, Peace and Conflict Studies... All members of the department have opportunities to develop courses within their expertise.
  • The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in research and publication as well as teaching. Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as part of a small, vibrant campus and community.
  • If you are applying through Indeed or another search engine, please make sure to go to to apply. Required: Complete the online Faculty Information Form;Letter of application; Resume or Curriculum Vitae; Three professional letters of recommendation; Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in the application process with official transcripts required for employment)
  • Ph.D. required (dissertation completed by August 2019)
  • Review begins: 1 Mar. 2019
  • [21 Mar] Rejection email

Idaho State University (USA:ID) - World & Asian[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World/Asian History
  • time period of specialization is open.
  • Teaching Load 3/3 including "courses in world and Asian history" and " in-class, broadcast, and online formats"
  • A Ph.D. in history or related field is required at appointment in August 2019
  • Submit letter of application, C.V., and contact information for three references online at
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2019
  • Any word on this one?

Lingnan University (CHN)[]

  • Lecturer in the field of World History
  • The appointee is expected to teach multiple tutorials of the course “China in the World,” a survey of the role that China played in world history from antiquity through the global middle ages to the present. It is one of the four Core Curriculum courses at the university, required for all undergraduate students, that aim to cultivate a common foundation in humanistic education across the student body. The appointee may also teach courses in his/her fields of expertise, after fulfilling the primary obligations of this course.
  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline at the time of appointment in August of 2019. Candidates with substantial teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and proficiency in Chinese language in addition to English, will have an advantage.
  • The position is open to any specialty within world history, but preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the history of China (of any period) with an interest in comparative, global, and/or transnational history.
  • 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 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format). Applicants shall 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. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site : Enquiries can be directed to
  • Review begins: 15 Feb. 2019

National Chengchi University (TWN) - World/Asia/China, multiple positions [open rank][]

  • Open rank – assistant professor, associate professor, or professor - Two Positions: World History, Asian History, Chinese History (specialties open), to begin Feb 2020
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian_History_2018-19

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study (USA:NY) - Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • We seek a scholar of pre-modern Indian Ocean history, culture, politics, and economy, with a primary interest in the exchange of ideas, texts, cultural objects, commodities and trade patterns, and the intermigration of communities. We are particularly interested in an interdisciplinary scholar whose teaching and research focuses on conceiving new ways of thinking about circulation, mobility, and the migration of peoples and ideas within a transregional context.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year "In addition, the position involves serving as an adviser for 20-25 students."
  • Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing.
  • All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a writing sample of 10-20 pages, a brief description of three dream courses (250 words), and three letters of reference.
  • For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 2 Dec.: Any news on this one?
  • 24 Jan.: Still nothing, anyone? 

Northern Michigan University (USA:MI) - [Non-TT][]

  • Three year assistant professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • Teaching load: 12 courses/year "Teaching responsibilities will [sic] the World History survey, historical methodology and historiography as well as course developed in the candidate’s specialty for at least one of our introductory-level courses (variable topic course entitled “Turning Points in History,” “History and Popular Culture,” and “Globalization and You”) and the upper level courses."
  • Minimum Qualifications: ABD with a Master’s Degree in history or closely related regional or world studies with a non-western doctoral specialization; a record of effective college teaching in History; and the ability to teach the Asian history survey course. Additional Desirable Qualifications: Ph.D. in history or closely related regional or world studies to be in hand by start date, a pre-modern field, ability to teach environmental history, a record of excellence in teaching, and experience with innovative pedagogies
  • Applications received after that date will not be considered. All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vita, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence (including sample syllabi), and contact information for three references online. To apply for this position please visit:
  • Review begins: 16 Nov. 2018
  • I had seen sombody post on here that they had received an invitation for a Skype interview but it has since disappeared. What's going on? Has anyone heard from them?
  • I got a rejection email on 13 Dec.: "The review of qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor/Three Year Term 6001058 has been completed.  We regret to inform you that you were not selected for an interview.  The job application process can be time consuming, and we appreciate you taking the time to apply for this position.  We wish you well in your job search, and hope that you will consider applying for other positions at Northern Michigan University."
  • Thanks :(

Oglethorpe University (USA:GA) - [Non-TT: VAP] World with pref. pre-modern/Africa[]

  • One-year, visiting position in World History for the 2019-2020 academic yea
  • Successful candidates must hold a PhD in History and show promise of excellence in teaching. Preferred area of specialization: Africa and/or Pre-Modern. Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to offer courses in Atlantic History
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "uccessful candidates will also be expected to teach Historical Perspectives on the Social Order, a junior-level course in the Oglethorpe Core Curriculum with a special emphasis on historiography and the philosophy of history. The Core Curriculum is a four-year interdisciplinary program completed by all undergraduate students. "
  • A letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, names of three references, and teaching evaluations should be submitted online with application;Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide additional materials.
  • The first class day of the Fall 2019 is Monday August 19th but applicants should be prepared to coordinate and communicate with currently faculty in the month before. The last day of fall semester classes is Friday December 6th. Final grades are due by Wednesday December 18th. Spring classes start on January 6 and end on April 27th, with a final grade deadline of May 8.
  • For full consideration: 22 Feb. 2019
    • [1 Mar] Email request for phone interview
    • [12 Mar] Phone request for campus visit

Peru State College (USA:NE)[]

  • Nine month Tenure track Assistant Professor of History, World History concentration, to begin Aug. 2019
  • Teaching Load: 12 hour load per semester of onsite and occasionally online, undergraduate courses;
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2019
  • Apply at Please submit the completed application plus letter of interest, curriculum vitae clearly showing education, work background and years of experience, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts (photocopies accepted).
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 14 July.
  • Phone interview conducted May 8 2019

Tarleton State University (USA:TX)[]

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • The successful candidate will teach four courses in both the fall and spring semesters for the newly organized Department of History, Sociology and Geography...We expect that the successful candidate will help us through teaching one or both sections of our two-semester World History sequence (HIST 2321 and HIST 2322).
  • Must have a Ph.D. (ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations have been successfully completed by time of appointment for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will engage in campus service, advising, and scholarly activities within the field.
  • Candidates with teaching and research specialties in African, Islamic World, Mediterranean world, or Indian Ocean History are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also keenly interested in candidates who bring global or transnational approaches to the study of science, religion, social thought or European empire and colonialism broadly conceived. A strong commitment to teaching world history survey courses, special topics courses in more specific areas of expertise, and evidence of scholarly potential are expected. The chosen applicant will be expected to pursue an active research agenda and to serve the department and the university as required.
  • In the cover letter please indicate courses you would envision creating. Also, please examine our current course catalogue. Applicants should identify current catalogue courses that they envision teaching or revising.
  • Send in an academic vita, cover letter, contact information for three references and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. Please do not send in other materials at this time. Finalists will send in additional materials, including samples of scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Deadline: 29 Jan. 2019
  • We expect to conduct initial Skype interviews in early February 2018.
  • [28 Feb] Invitation to Skype Interview x2
  • [10 April] Email from Human Resources announcing that the search has been cancelled without making a hire "due to administrative reasons."

Universität Duisburg-Essen (DEU) - Global Mobility from 18th to the 20th Century[]

  • Junior Professor in "Global Mobility from 18th to the 20th Century"
  • We are looking for an exceptional young academic with an emphasis on research in the field of interactive relations between Europe and regions outside of Europe. This announcement is directed towards historians who, in particular, are capable of methodically extending the traditional epochal categorizations and who have a track record in the histories of migration, economics, missionizing and culture both in terms of their interrelatedness or transnational perspective. The candidate is expected to hold a doctoral degree with honors in history. A further emphasis on gender analyses as well as the culture of history would be considered favorably.
  • At the time of application the appointee should have a sufficient command of German enabling him/her to offer classes with German as the medium of instruction plus the ability to participate in academic self-administration.
  • Teaching requirements currently are four hours of teaching during the first, and five hours of teaching during the second employment stage of the Junior Professorship. Employment is contingent on the presentation of the corresponding requirements for temporary civil service. The duration of employment complies with § 39 Sect. 5 HG.
  • Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an exposé of the applicant’s research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen, a list of successful external grant applications, a list of courses taught and a teaching philosophy, an enumeration of experience in academic self-administration) should be sent by the 11th of November, 2018 at the latest to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities: Dekan der Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Herrn Prof. Dr. Dirk Hartmann, Universitätsstr. 2, 45141, Essen, Germany
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2018

University College Cork (IRL) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Professor [~full prof ++] in International History
  • Reporting to the Head of School, the Professor will provide teaching at all levels and research in the area of: International History, International Relations, Transnational History, Global History, or the foreign policies of one of the major powers or regional blocs. The candidate will be expected to play a major role in academic leadership in terms of teaching, research, administration, and external income generation. The candidate will be expected to assume leadership roles of various strategic initiatives planned by the School (in collaboration with other Schools) and UCC, and in due course to serve as Head of School.
  • For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria, and application process, see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.
  • Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor David Ryan (Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2183, Email: Further information on the Department is available at:
  • Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.
  • Deadline: noon (local time) 23 Aug 2018.

University of East Anglia (UK:Eng) - [TWO posts] Extra-European/Transnational[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern Extra-European History, to begin 1 Aug. 2019
  • The School of History is seeking to make two appointments to full-time indefinite lectureships in 19th-21st extra-European history. We are keen to attract applicants in extra-European and transnational history (excluding domestic North American history).
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2018
  • Application unsuccessful.

University of Houston-Victoria (USA:TX) - European and/or Latin American and/or World[]

  • The University of Houston-Victoria invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in History and the Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences, preferably with a major focus in Latin American, European, or world history, to begin in the spring or fall of 2019. Applicants should possess a willingness to teach a broad range of face-to-face and online courses with evidence of prior teaching excellence.
  • Required attachments: 1) a cover letter relating the applicant's expertise to the qualifications listed above; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three potential references, with at least one preferably able to address teaching effectiveness; 4) evidence of effective teaching; 5) copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)
  • Application website:
  • Review of applications will begin after 10 business days (from either August 2 or August 8; the ad is unclear) and continue until the position is filled. (Posting says deadline is Dec 15)

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK:Scot) - International History (post-1900)[]

  • Lecturer (~Tenured asst/assoc prof) in International History post 1900
  • We are looking for an excellent and enthusiastic researcher and teacher, with a growing research reputation and good publication record in International History (post-1900), and evidence of good academic and administrative skills.
  • The successful candidate will have a good honours degree and PhD in an appropriate discipline, be able to teach across the undergraduate curriculum in History, contribute to specialist classes in International History at second, third and Honours (Fourth Year) level, supervise Honours dissertations, and to help to grow PhD recruitment in this area. The candidate must be able to teach on and make a substantial contribution to the newly launched MSc in Diplomacy and International Security, including the core class, ‘Diplomacy: Evolution, Theory and Practice’, and offer a specialist option on this degree.
  • Please note that due to existing staff research specialisms, we will not prioritise an appointment in the fields of French or Italian History.
  • Deadline: 28 Apr. 2019
  • Formal interviews for this post will be held in mid-May.

University of Toronto, Scarborough (CAN)[]

  • Full time tenure stream Assistant Professorship in the area of transnational or global history, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or a related humanities discipline grounded in historical archival research by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.
  • While we welcome applicants working on all time periods or regions, we especially encourage applications from scholars whose work challenges received periodization, broadens transnational inquiry by researching beyond the “Global North,” provides a gendered lens, and/or contributes to one or more of the department’s other five programs besides History: African Studies, Classical Studies, Food Studies, Global Asia Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
  • Besides an undergraduate appointment at UTSC, the successful candidate will be appointed to a graduate unit at the University of Toronto appropriate for the disciplinary background, including but not limited to the Graduate Departments of History, Classical Studies, East Asian Studies, or the Women & Gender Studies Institute. The new hire will teach and supervise both undergraduate and graduate students, develop courses at all levels, and contribute teaching and service to multiple programs in the department.
  • Applications should include a cover letter (up to three pages), current curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, two sample syllabi of courses on transnational history, as well as teaching evaluations, if available, for two recent courses). Questions about this job should be directed to Professor Li Chen, Chair, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, at All application materials should be submitted online at (Job#1804537). Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining all attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also ask three academic referees to email letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Department at
  • Deadline: 20 Dec. 2018

(January 17) any word on this one?

[January 30] I haven't heard anything from this position; any news?

[February 4] Campus interviews being scheduled; heard there were 300-350 applicants  [April 2] Rejection email.

Note to potential future applicants: the search committee chose not to make an offer to any of the hundreds of applicants "due to the less than ideal match between the candidates available and our expectations."

[April 23] May I ask the source of the information above? Did the search fail? and is this message supposed to prevent the 300-350 candidates from applying again next year?

University of Utah (USA:UT) - Before 1500[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in World History, before 1500
  • The region of specialization is open. Applicants must have a research and teaching profile that demonstrates a commitment to the study of comparisons or connections between major world regions (the Mediterranean, western Asia, the Indian Ocean world, sub-Saharan Africa, eastern Asia, Australasia, Oceania, or the Americas).
  • Thematic areas of particular departmental interest in this period include but are not limited to comparatives empires, comparative slavery, the history of trade, religion, the environment, technology, migrations, and health, medicine, and disease.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jul. 2019
  • The successful candidate will be able to teach World History before 1500, participate in World History curriculum development, and offer courses in the field of specialization at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Applications accepted online only at
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2018
  • [Dec. 12] any word on this one?
  • [Dec. 12] Yeah, Skype interviews are scheduled for next week, sorry :(
  • (Jan 11) Have short list candidates been notified?
  • According to the Classics wiki, a candidate was invited to campus on Jan 11 [Jan 13]
  • Campus visits were organized for the last week of Jan/First week of Feb. 

University of Wisconsin La Crosse (USA: WI) World History AND History of Science - or STS - or History of Medicine[]

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in World History and the History of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and/or the History of Medicine, beginning Fall 2019.
  • Period and geographic region of specialization are open, although preference will be given to applicants who can enhance departmental course offerings and contribute to curricular changes and programs that reflect our institutional mission. Areas of expertise might include the history of science or of technology, history of life or natural sciences, or history of medicine, although candidates may combine any of these in their research and teaching. This position entails the unique opportunity to collaborate across campus with programs outside history and faculty in various disciplines. A successful candidate will teach 12 credits (typically 4 courses) per semester -- the majority consisting of undergraduate World History and General Education courses -- combined with advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialty.
  • Required:  Ph.D. in History, or in a related field with a history emphasis. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020. Coursework in and evidence of ability to teach courses on History of Science or STS, History of Medicine, or related fields.  Evidence of ability to teach World History general education courses. Evidence of ability to teach courses in historiography and historical methods, as well as historical research and writing. Evidence of ability to start an active program of research.
    • Preferred: Research specialization/experience in History of Science or STS, History of Medicine, or related fields.  Evidence of ability to enhance departmental course offerings and contribute to curricular changes and programs that reflect our institutional mission.  Evidence of ability to recruit, retain, and facilitate graduation of students from under-represented backgrounds.  Evidence of ability to research and teach about history in a global context. Desire and experience to incorporate students in research activities.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and the names, email address and phone numbers of three professional references. Finalists may be requested to provide additional supporting materials. Contact Dr. Heidi Morrison, Search and Screen Chair,,
  • This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning 10 Sept. 2018.
  • Turned down job 

Virginia Military Institute (USA:VA)[]

  • Assistant Professorship in International History, with a non-United States focus, beginning in August 2019
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "Candidates should be well-prepared to teach at least two upper-division courses on a non-United States subject. Applications by candidates also capable of teaching an upper-division course in environmental history, history of technology, or comparative history of religion are especially welcome. Other teaching responsibilities include both halves of VMI's Core Curriculum course in World History... enrollments are capped at 22 students or less per section"
  • Minimum requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2019.
  • We expect our faculty members to continue demonstrating active research interests in their topical specialty, to include working in relevant foreign languages
  • Applicants must complete an online state application and submit letters of interest and curricula vitae on-line at: Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching), an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work, and samples of scholarship not readily available in electronic format sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae or application forms directly to the department.
  • Deadline: 5pm 5 Oct. 2018
  • Preliminary Skype interviews with long-list candidates will precede fuller interviews at the AHA annual meeting in Chicago.
  • Any word on this yet? [22 Jan] [From the Search Committee:  We apologize if we somehow missed you in our communications.  There were 99 applicants; we held Skype interviews on schedule in October, and a second round of interviews at the AHA.  Invitations for on-campus interviews have been issued.  Again, if our process was flawed and we failed to communicate this effectively to you, we apologize. 6 Feb.]

[SC; 28 Feb. Offer made and accepted.]


Utah Valley University (USA:UT)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • A Ph.D. in History is required. Candidates must have experience teaching in a university setting.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 The successful candidate will teach pre-1500 World History surveys as well as upper-division courses in Greek and Roman History.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, teaching and research interests, a one-page teaching statement, a c.v., student evaluations, and contact information for three references to
  • Deadline: 7 Dec. 2018


Randolph College (USA:VA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Atlantic world, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • The scope of this position comprises study of the people of the four continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially after 1492 and the beginning of the “Columbian Exchange,” heavily emphasizing the growing interconnectedness of those continents. Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach an introductory course on the Atlantic world and upper-level courses on the history and cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, and/or Latin America, as well as (given the centuries-long attempted Europeanization of the world) introductory courses on pre-1900 Europe.
  • Candidates must have completed the PhD in history, or expect to do so by September 1, 2019.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, brief statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcript, and three confidential letters of recommendation to
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2018
  • Any Updates? [Jan 15]
    • Interview invitation  

Wilkes University (USA:PA) - Early American/Atlantic World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American and Atlantic World History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • See full posting (link above) at North American History

Early Modern[]


University of Kent (UK:Eng) - 19thC[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in nineteenth century Imperial History
  • The school "would particularly welcome applications from specialists who can teach comparative imperial history from a social and cultural perspective (including gender, identity, ethnicity and migration)."
  • With a flair for teaching, a strong publication portfolio and a willingness to work innovatively to supplement the undergraduate and postgraduate provision in the School of History and to contribute to the activities of the Centre for the History of Colonialisms. You will also contribute to existing Imperial History modules, such as ‘The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset’ and ‘A Global History of Empires: 1500-1960’, as well as designing your own undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
  • To succeed in this role you will have A PhD in Imperial History or equivalent and a First Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area; Knowledge of Imperial History and experience of research-led teaching of Imperial History in a Higher Education context and a strong commitment to personal excellence in teaching; Experience of module and/or programme administration and management; A record of high quality research publications and a strong submission for REF 2021.
  • Please click on the apply button to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: HUM0870
  • Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.
  • Deadline: 25 Jul. 2018
  • intend to interview 25 Sept.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng)[]

  • Associate or full professorship in Global Imperial History, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • The appointment will be made in association with a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.
  • Applications are encouraged from candidates with internationally excellent research and teaching expertise in any area of global imperial history from circa 1750 to 2000. We have no preference as to either the area of geographical expertise or the empire(s) with which the candidate’s research has principally been concerned. But what is more important is a willingness to situate imperial history within a global and comparative context.
  • The appointee will conduct advanced research, give lectures, classes and tutorials, supervise, support and examine students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and undertake administrative duties for both the Faculty and College. S/he will also play a strategic role in the development of the Oxford Centre for Global History, develop research links between the Faculty and College, and secure external research funding for projects in the field.
  • 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 imperial history (c.1750-2000), 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
  • Deadline: noon 1 Oct. 2018
  • (This job was advertised in the 2016-17 cycle, as well . Anyone know what happened? It was listed as a senior hire then . Is that still the case?)


Hampton - Sydney College (USA:VA) - Islamic world or Middle-East before 1600[]

  • Tenure-track full-time position in Islamic World or Middle Eastern history prior to 1600, with a preference for medieval history
  • Subfields and specialties are open, though candidates with an interest in the history of Islam and/or trade and commerce are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester sequence in Middle Eastern history and upper-division classes in the candidate’s specialty.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio: Address letter to Dr. Nicole Greenspan, Chair of the Department of History, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries may be sent to
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2018
  • Anyone have any news on this (12 Dec)?
    • I have not heard anything (23 Dec). FWIW, I saw that they sent out invitations for Skype interviews for their U.S. History position on Dec. 20.  
    • Invitation to interview sent on 19 Dec.
    • Any news after first-round Zoom interviews?
      • Very kindly-worded rejection received. Seem like great people. Good luck to whoever has moved on!

Texas A&M University-Commerce (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of the Islamic World (non-Western), pending approval of funding, to begin in August 2019.
  • Specialization may be in any region or period
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD in History by August 2019.
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate major and graduate courses, as well as contributing to teaching in the core curriculum (US Survey and other core courses). Candidates are expected to engage in publication and professional activities at a level appropriate to an R2 institution, and in service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • For full consideration: 22 Jan. 2019

Any news?

  • phone interviews scheduled


George Mason University (USA:VA) - Ancient Mediterranean & Digital[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Digital History of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • see full posting (link above) at European History 2018-19
  • [17 Nov] Interview Requests sent out via Webex

Loyola Marymont University (USA:CA) - Ancient [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in ancient Mediterranean History, to begin Aug. 2019
  • Teaching Load 3/3: Fall 2019, CLAR 2240 Ancient Greece & HIST 1010 Premodern World History (2 sections); Spring 2020: CLAR 2250 Ancient Rome & CLAR upper-division course (determined in consultation with department chair) & HIST upper-division course (determined in consultation with department chair)
  • Ph.D. by August 2019 is strongly preferred, but advanced ABDs will be considered.
  • LMU seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice
  • Applicants should send complete dossier, including (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample syllabi, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation to For questions, contact Elizabeth Drummond at
  • Review begins: 15 May 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted by video conference beginning in late May.
  • [29 May] Any word on interviews, yet?

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - 19thC Med. [Non-TT][]

  • Fixed term 3 year appointment as University Lecturer in 19th Century Mediterranean History, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher of Mediterranean History in the long 19th century, understood as including the history of Spain, Italy, and Southeast Europe. Preference will be given to candidates whose research displays a strong transnational and/or comparative focus. S/he will be an outstanding researcher in his/her field and expected to contribute to programmes at all levels, from undergraduate teaching to doctoral supervision.
  • The Faculty welcomes applications from both early-career scholars and those who have established careers. By the start of the appointment, the successful candidate must hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field.
  • Applicants seeking further information about this post may contact Dr Hubertus Jahn, Reader in the History of Russia and the Caucasus: For Further information about the application process please contact the Faculty's HR Administrator, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: +44 (0)1223 335350).
  • Please quote reference JJ17618 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 13 Jun. 2019

Western Washington University (USA:WA) - Ancient[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient Mediterranean History
  • All sub-fields and specializations within this field are welcome, provided the candidate has demonstrated capacity to teach courses in Classical and ancient Mediterranean history.
  • Teaching load 2/2/2/2 including survey courses in ancient Mediterranean history and the history of the ancient world, and upper division courses in Classical and ancient Mediterranean history. The position includes a strong commitment to teaching in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
  • PhD in History or related field by September 15, 2019
  • Please submit your application via Western's PageUp system Please submit a letter of application and CV addressing the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. Also required are a graduate transcript (official or unofficial); article or chapter-length writing sample; sample syllabi for a survey course in Prehistory to 476 and an upper-division course; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Requests for letters of reference will be sent out via our online application system.
  • Review begins: 8 Nov. 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Dec 12- Anyone have an update for this one?
    • Skype interviews were first week of Dec; campus visit requested Dec. 14
  • [28 Nov.] The Classics wiki says that interviews were scheduled as of


Loyola University, New Orleans (USA:LA) - [Non-TT][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in the history of the Medieval World
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 Applicants must be able to teach a variety of courses on Medieval and Global history
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2019
  • Please send letter of application, a CV, a statement on your teaching philosophy, and two letters of recommendation to Chair, Medieval World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, postmarked no later than January 15, 2019. The letter of application should include a description of secondary fields and possible course offerings.
  • Deadline: postmarked 15 Jan. 2019
  • Had skype interview beginning of February, any word?
  • Offer was made and accepted.
    • [April 8] Candidate did not end up taking offer.


Berea College (USA:KY) - Modern European/World [Non-TT][]

  • One year Sabbatical replacement position in modern Europe/Global History
  • We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in imperialism, colonial studies, or the history of gender. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Teaching duties include either World History since 1400 or Western Civilization II, upper division courses in area(s) of specialization and interest, and participation in the College’s General Education program. The successful applicant will fill the position of the Modern European/Global historian in 2019–2020. A Ph.D. is preferred, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a teaching statement, transcripts, three reference letters, evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching, and sample course syllabi to Applicants must also complete and send the Faculty Application available at
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2018
  • [18 Mar] Rejection e-mail.

Georgia State University (USA:GA) - [Non-TT][]

  • Lecturer in Modern World History (1500CE to present), to begin Fall 2019
  • Lecturers normally teach four sections, with a single prep, of the modern world history survey per semester. An upper-level course in area of specialization may occasionally replace one section of the survey.
  • Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial review), relevant instructional materials or web link, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and evidence of instructional effectiveness. If the doctorate is not already in hand, please indicate expected date of graduation. Applicants should send letters and application materials to Chair, Modern World Search Committee, at
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2018
  • Any word?
  • Any update?
  • Nothing [December 18]
  • No word [January 5] Nothing (January 10 x2)
  • Skype interview Jan 9th (x2) 
  • Any news after the Skype interview? (Jan 19th)
  • No news since interview  (Jan 22) -- Same here. 
  • On campus interveiw request recieved and scheduled (Jan 23)
  • any update after campus interview?

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT] 20thC/Global[]

  • 12 month lectureship (teaching focused) in 20th Century International / Global History, to begin 1 Sept. 2019
  • he post-holder will specialize in 20th Century International / Global History and participate in departmental teaching of the subject, including first year introductory teaching, a second year module on Globalization Since the 1970s, and a third year special subject with dissertation supervision on The Global Cold War. Core materials will be provided. The post-holder will also contribute to the administration and pastoral provision of the department. 15% of their time will be devoted to research.
  • Candidates should have submitted their PhD by the date of appointment
  • SHORT deadline: 29 May 2019 - NB the advertising period may mean this university cannot sponsor work visas. Check before applying.
  • The selection process will include a presentation to the panel and an interview. Interviews will be held w/c 10 June.

National Chengchi University (TWN) - Modern [Open Rank][]

  • Open Rank faculty position in Modern World History, to begin Feb. 2019
  • Doctorate in history or related field of studies; Candidates must have a record of academic works published within 5 years at time of application; Applicants must be able to teach at least one English-taught class per semester; non-Chinese speaking applicants with a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese preferred.
  • For specifics and details about qualifications and requirements see:
  • History Search Committee, Department of History, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City 11605, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Deadline for postmarks: 1 Sept. 2018
    • Applicants who reach the second-round will be interviewed on campus. NCCU will not cover travel expenses.

Queensborough Community College (USA:NY)[]

  • Assistant Professor or Instructor in World History, to begin Spring 2019
  • The successful candidate will teach courses in Modern World History (1500 to the present), with the ability to teach Modern Western Civilization. Applicants with specialization in World history are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are encouraged to develop specialized courses in their own field of expertise
  • PhD required for Assistant Professorship; Masters for Instructor
  • From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Candidate must provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
  • Review begins 5 Sept with a hard deadline of 20 Sept. 2018
  • Any word from the Search Committee? (October 2) 
  • [12 Dec] The Classics wiki says interviews have been scheduled since 10 Nov.
  • Does the Classics wiki say whether these are on-campus or Skype interviews? Skype interviews took place before 10 Nov.
  • [20 Feb. 2019] Received e-mail that search had been canceled.

And now they are searching for a generalist Europeanist ( I wonder how many world historians they interviewed before realizing they should have mentioned the main teaching load was in western civ?

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Global Economic and Social post-1800[]

NB: this is a UK job with no start date mentioned, so it may be the case that the position is intended to start during the academic year 2018-19. AFII (talk) 14:59, July 18, 2018 (UTC)

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Global Economic and Social History since 1800
  • Job Purpose: To undertake excellent research and teaching in economic and social history since 1800 with an international dimension. To strengthen existing expertise in business history or gender history, particularly through the application of historical perspectives to global developments and trends. To contribute to knowledge exchange activities, to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and to undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives.
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 19 Aug. 2018

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN)[]

  • Tenure-stream/track Asstant Professor of Transnational/Global History, to begin July 1, 2019. 
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or a related humanities discipline grounded in historical archival research by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.
  • The successful candidate will bring critical and interdisciplinary methods to the historical study of cross-regional circulations of people, capital, goods, or culture, or will critically examine the history of the ideologies and power politics of global systems, policies or phenomena including migration. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance the Department’s existing strengths and meet its pedagogical needs
  • While we welcome applicants working on all time periods or regions, we especially encourage applications from scholars whose work challenges received periodization, broadens transnational inquiry by researching beyond the “Global North,” provides a gendered lens, and/or contributes to one or more of the department’s other five programs besides History: African Studies, Classical Studies, Food Studies, Global Asia Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.“
  • Applications should include a cover letter (up to three pages), current curriculum vitae, a research statement, a writing sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, two sample syllabi of courses on transnational history, as well as teaching evaluations, if available, for two recent courses). Questions about this job should be directed to Professor Li Chen, Chair, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, at All application materials should be submitted online by clicking the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at:
  • Deadline: 20 Dec. 2018, 11:59pm EST
  • any update? (17 January)

University of Waterloo (CAN)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in Modern World, Global or Transnational History, to begin 1 Jul. 2019
  • The successful candidate will provide undergraduate and graduate courses in their own area, as well as in Modern European History
  • Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview. Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching and research statements and representative publications to Professor Julia Roberts, Chair, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada at
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018
  • Any word?
  • None yet (Dec 21)
  • [2 Jan] Any updates on this?
  • [2 Jan] Nothing here
  • [5 Jan] Request for letters
  • (23 Jan) Any more udpates on this one?


Smith College (USA:MA) - [Non-TT:Lecturer][]

  • Two-year, benefits eligible position at the rank of Lecturer to begin July 1, 2019.
  • Teaching load: 5 courses
  • The geographic field of specialization and period are open but we are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching complements our strengths in US, European, East Asian, and African histories...Candidates with expertise in environmental history, history of women and gender, economic history, and history of medicine are especially encouraged to apply.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 25 Mar. 2019
  • Any news? Would love to have this one.