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Bemidji State University (USA:MN) - US, World & Environmental[]

  • Assistant professorship in History
  • Teaching Load: 4 three credit courses/semester "(three or four preparations)" "Teach courses in Environmental History, Post-Civil War American History, and Non-European World History. The incumbent would be expected to teach courses that would include, but are not limited to World History II survey (1500 to present), the US History I survey and/or the US History II survey (divided at 1877), a survey in Environmental History, and a range of upper-division world history courses."
  • See full posting (link above) at North_American_History_2019-20

Brigham Young University (USA:UT) - Pre-Modern Non-Western [Open Rank][]

  • Continuing faculty status (BYU equivalent of “tenure”) track or visiting faculty appointment in Pre-Modern Non-Western World History, to begins Aug. 2020
  • Applications are welcome from candidates in all fields of pre-modern, non-Western world history. Scholars working on south or southeast Asia, or the middle east/western Asia, are especially encouraged to apply
  • PhD required by employment start date.
  • Teaching: will include World Civilizations before 1500, courses in field of specialization, and other service and core courses in history.
  • Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Applicants must apply on-line and attach current curriculum vitae, letter of application, two writing samples, transcript(s), recent teaching evaluations. Please include contact information for three references on the faculty application; they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [24 Oct] Received rejection email 

City University of London (UK:Eng) - Modern International w/Global South[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern International History,
  • The successful candidate will have a world-leading or internationally excellent research record in the history of the Global South.
  • For an informal discussion, please contact Dina Fainberg 0207 040 0488 or by email
  • Deadline: 6 Oct. 2019
  • Intend to interview 10 Dec. 2019
  • Anyone gotten a rejection letter yet?
  • Haven't heard anything and the application status still says "submitted". I was also expecting them to shortlist / reject about a month before the interview date? Let's keep waiting
  • Any news?
  • Heard through the grapevine that the process may have been delayed.
  • But someone wrote above they do intend to interview in a couple of weeks, or no?
  • That was what the origional job posting said, but since it seems no one's heard anything, perhaps the interviews are delayed as well?
  • Rejection email  x 2 (Dec 3)
  • Any further developments? [Dec 18]
  • Interviews were held on 12 Dec and I assume someone was offered the job, although I am still waiting for post-interview rejection (Dec 19)
    • Offer made and accepted [Dec 18]

Davidson College (USA:NC) - transational/postcolonial studies [Non-TT: VAP][]

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

Georgian Court University (USA:NJ)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in World History with a primary field in World History; or in the history of Asia, Latin America, or Middle East; or in the history of modern Europe (1500-1900), beginning Spring 2020
  • Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy,
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 Including the two-semester World History survey and a willingness and ability to teach a broad range of courses
  • A PhD in history is required by the start of the appointment; ABDs close to completion may be considered
  • Please include with your application a CV, cover letter (detailing your major/minor fields, research interests, qualifications to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, and teaching experience and philosophy), unofficial transcripts, 2 sample syllabi, evidence of potential teaching excellence at the college/university level.
  • Deadline: 5 Aug. 2019
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone; finalists will be invited to campus.
  • [15 Aug] I have been contacted for a skype interview
  • [Oct. 17] Any updates?

Habib University (PAK) - 1450 CE to present [Open Rank][]

  • Faculty position in world history
  • candidates will be considered at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor as appropriat
  • Teaching load: 6 courses for lecturers, 5 for ladder faculty. Candidates must be gifted teachers, able to offer courses in World History from 1450 C.E. to the present, and also help support the Habib Liberal Core (either by teaching in the Writing program and/or Habib’s core course What is Modernity?). Candidates also qualified to teach courses in one or more regional histories (particularly of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or North America) are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the ability to teach historiography and advanced courses on major philosophies of history will be a plus
  • Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae and the names and contract information for at least three references via the University’s online application portal: Program-related queries may be directed to the Program Director for Comparative Liberal Studies, Dr. Muhammad Haris at: Recruitment-related queries may be directed to
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2020

Landmark College (USA: VT) - World or Global History and/or Culture[]

  • Full-time assistant professor position in the Department of Liberal Studies, to begin Fall 2020
  • Ph.D. in History or related field
  • Specialization in World or Global History and/or Culture
  • Geographical region and historical focus open but should complement existing departmental strengths in European and U.S. History
  • Position open until filled, but first review will commence on November 25, 2019
  • Include cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three work references
  • Preliminary interviews to be conducted by phone; finalists will be invited to campus
  • I highly recommend applicants read up on the college before they apply.
  • [Dec 20] Received rejection e-mail.

Montgomery College (USA:MD) - [Non-TT][]

  • Non-tenure track full-time faculty member in World History (F02472) to fill a position beginning in fall of 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 30 semester hours per year Faculty members are expected to teach a variety of courses offered by the History Department. Courses will include primarily World History surveys (HIST 116 – to 1500; HIST 117 – from 1500) and HIST 114 – World in the 20th Century; Faculty will be expected to work with the college’s Early College program, teaching HIST 117 (World History from 1500) to promising junior and senior high school students.
  • Must have earned a Master’s degree in history with concentration in World History, or in an international field (e.g. Asia, Middle East, Latin America, etc.). Graduate coursework must include courses that reflect both depth and breadth in World History and/or an international field of history.
  • Please attach a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy and an unofficial transcript. Please upload all documents to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Deadline: 27 Jan. 2020

[Feb. 25] Odd rejection letter referring to a pleasant interview that never happened. I assume it was a template email from HR, and maybe this position has gone into interviews?

Rhodes College (USA:TN) - Medieval Mediterranean/Global Middle Ages[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of the Global Middle Ages and/or Medieval Mediterranean world to begin Fall 2020.
  • Candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, Medieval Studies, or a relevant area-studies program with a strong historical focus.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research interests are trans-regional/cultural and interdisciplinary in nature and could contribute to at least one of the following areas: the history of medicine and/or science; migration or frontier studies; Africana Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies; Environmental Studies and Sciences; digital history; or public history
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in the College’s interdisciplinary humanities program and the first year writing seminar"
  • Please apply online at A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how the candidate’s experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.
  • Review begins: 7 Oct 2019 and continues until position filled.
  • Any word on this? Thanks!
  • No, I haven't heard anything.
  • Skype interviews were scheduled for Oct 30/31. Waiting to hear on campus visits.
  • I heard from a reliable source than an offer was made and accepted.
  • [8 Jan] Candidate posted their acceptance on Twitter today.

University of Dallas, Irving (USA:TX)[]

  • Assistant, tenure-track, professor of Ancient/Mediterranean World History, with the ability to teach courses in Western Civilization I and II
  • The department needs courses such as Ancient Greece/Hellenistic World, Roman Republic/Empire, Late Antique World, or Mediterranean World and an ability to diversify the department’s offerings in other ways (eg., late medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation) is welcome
  • Ph.D. is required by the position start date of August 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3
  • Applications for the position should be made online at and must include a cover letter indicating your interest in the position, your qualifications, and your research interests; a curriculum vitae; and a statement on teaching in light of the mission of UD ( and the history department. Please also include evaluations of your teaching if you have them. Three letters of reference and writing samples are not required at this stage but may be requested later. Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Kelly Gibson, Search Committee Chair,
  • Review begins 7 October, 2019.

University of Strathclyde (UK:Scot) - [Senior Hire] International History (post-1600)[]

  • Professor/Reader (~full prof ++) in International History (post-1600)
  • The School of Humanities wishes to appoint a Chair in International History (post-1600) within one of the following areas: Scotland and the World, The Americas, Non-European Global History
  • The successful candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of History’s key areas of strength in research and teaching, which include Diplomatic History, International Relations, Oral History, Gender History, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, and the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. The Scottish Oral History Centre and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare are based in Humanities, and History contributes to interdisciplinary work in the School and Faculty on Gender Studies, Literature and History, and Diplomacy and International Security.
  • We would love to hear from you if you have an internationally recognised research portfolio in this area, are publishing in leading international journals, are actively pursuing funding whilst building impactful collaborative links with industrial and business partners and if you have a passion for leading on teaching and learning. In keeping with our commitment to equality and diversity, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those who can support our Athena SWAN activity, which inspires the advancement and representation of women in higher education.
  • For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder’ in History, impress us with your research plan here.
  • Deadline: 6 Oct. 2019

University of Sussex (UK:Eng)=== [non-TT] pref. early modern, islamic, religious[]

  • Fixed term (until 1 July 2022) Lectureship (~VAP) in Early Modern History
  • The successful candidate for this fixed-term position will have a proven track record in Global History from 1500-2000. It is expected that the candidate’s expertise may rest on specific periods and/or geographical regions within that longer time frame.
  • A focus on the early modern period, and/or histories of the Islamic world, and/or global histories of religion, and/or histories of migration may be an advantage.
  • Please contact the Head of History (Teaching and Learning), Dr Chris Warne ( for informal enquiries.
  • Deadline: 14 Aug. 2020

University of Toronto, Scarborough (CAN) - Transnational pref. Global South[]

  • Full time tenure-stream assistant professorship in Transnational History, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and demonstrate a considered engagement with transnational history both conceptually and methodologically.
  • Regional and period specialization are open, but a significant element of the applicants’ current and future research must focus on transnational dynamics and phenomena beyond the Global North, with evident attention to relevant archives and, when appropriate, vernacular languages. The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will complement our department’s strength in the study of mobilities of people, objects, ideas, and practices within and across imperial formations, and will share our commitment to non-Eurocentric, decolonial pedagogy. Candidates must be prepared to teach both historical surveys (thematic, period-specific, and/or regional) and more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses - either interdisciplinary or discipline-based that fit our curricular needs. Demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to more than one of our programs in African Studies, Classical Studies, Food Studies, Global Asia Studies, and Women and Gender Studies is a plus. Special consideration will be given to scholars who bring critical and interdisciplinary methods, grounded in archival research, to the study of gender and/or migration.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through a teaching dossier consisting of a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.
  • All application materials should be submitted online at (Job#1903614). Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement that explicitly addresses the candidate’s understanding of transnational history, a writing sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, two sample syllabi of relevant courses, as well as evidence of teaching strength from recent courses taught).Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. All application materials should be combined into a single PDF/MS Word file and submitted online. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date.Submission guidelines can be found at: Further inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. E. Natalie Rothman, Chair at
  • Deadline (inc. for references): 31 Oct. 2019
    • This was posted last year, right?
      • Yes and they chose not to make a hire.
    • Anything new?
    • Yesterday I saw here a post dated December 6th that emails for interviews (scheduled on Dec. 16th) have been sent out, but now the post has been deleted. Can anyone confirm? 
  • Yes - got interview req. for the 16
  • [30 Jan] Any update on campus interviews?
  • Campus interviews are going on now; there are 4 finalists. [Jan 31]
  • Rejection, not surprised since I didn't get an interview (but slightly surprised it took so long?) [May 12]

Ancient & Pre-Modern[]

The Ohio State University (USA:OH) - Pre-Modern pref. non-Western (excl. Africa)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in pre-Modern World History, to begin Fall 2020
  • preference for candidates whose primary area of expertise is in the Non-Western World (excluding Africa) before 1750. Specializations in Ancient or Medieval Near East, or South Asian/Indian Ocean history are particularly welcome.
  • A Ph.D. in History is required at the time of appointment.
  • The ideal applicant will demonstrate a broad interdisciplinary and comparative perspective on themes in world/global history.
  • Responsibilities include teaching courses in global history in the pre-modern period and senior-level seminars in World History, conducting research, and engaging in service to the university.
  • To ensure full consideration, submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a teaching statement addressing philosophy and experience; (3) evidence of teaching excellence, such as formal teaching evaluations or discursive comments; (4) a research statement indicating interests, plan, and experience; (5) current vita (6) a representative writing sample. Selected candidates will be contacted for graduate transcripts and letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions are accepted at
  • Review begins: 1 Feb. 2020

Rutgers University - Camden (USA:NJ) - Ancient World[]

  • Assistant Professor of Ancient World History (prior to 1000 A.D.), with a specialization in Africa, the Middle East, and/or the Mediterranean world, broadly defined, with ability to teach survey courses in Greece and Rome
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching a diverse student body
  • Applicants with expertise in digital studies are particularly encouraged to apply
  • PhD must be in hand at the time of appointment (September 2020)
  • Rutgers-Camden is part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: the successful applicant will teach a 2/2 load, be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform on all three Rutgers campuses, and enjoy full access to an AAU and R1 library
  • To apply, submit a letter of application addressed to search committee co-chairs Wayne Glasker and Wendy Woloson, along with C.V., three signed letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and a brief statement on teaching philosophy using the Rutgers University portal at
  • Deadline: November 15; review will begin immediately after and we will acknowledge all applications
  • Any development?
  • Request for Skype interview (12.17)
  • Position offered and accepted by Evan Jewell (Columbia/Georgetown)


Colby College (USA:ME)[]

  • Tenure/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of the history of the Atlantic World, within a global context beginning September 1, 2020.
  • We are searching for a teacher-scholar with a focus on the Atlantic World in any era. The Department is open to expertise on all themes, including (but not exclusively) intellectual history, histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of migration, trade, and empire. Reflecting the Department’s increasing focus on global history, the candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global contexts, positioning the worlds constituted around the Atlantic in omparative, transnational perspective.
  • PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to teach HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History, on an occasional basis.
  • 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 ink ...Questions about this search should be directed to:
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2019 and continues until the position is filled
  • Any updates? 8 Dec. 2019
  • [12 Dec.] nothing
  • [29 Dec] still nothing x2
  • [2 Jan]: Request for Zoom Interview
  • Any news?
  • Any news from Colby? [4 March]

LaGrange College (USA:GA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Atlantic World History, beginning Aug. 2020
  • Area of specialization is open, but candidates will be expected to teach departmental survey courses as well as upper division undergraduate courses in the field. Training in public history is a plus as is the ability to offer a course in African history and/or Latin American history.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 3/1/4
  • Affiliated with the United Methodist Church
  • To be considered for this position please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio electronically via the posting at
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2019
  • the website indicates the application is closed... have they already filled the position?
    • I emailed their HR and the repsonse was that they had canceled the search. 

Early Modern[]

University of Connecticut - Storrs - 1400-1750[]

  • 9 month Tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of Early Modern Global History, 1400-1750, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Strong preference will be given to scholars working on Mughal India, but those specializing in other regions of the Persianate world or the Islamicate, particularly the Ottoman Empire, will also be considered. The Department seeks a colleague whose work expands our chronological and geographic coverage while connecting with our current strengths (see
  • PhD must be in hand by 20 Aug. 2020
  • The successful candidate must show a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level, and will regularly teach a survey of Premodern or Early Modern Global History together with advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of interest. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high quality publications, and engagement in service and outreach activities will also be expected.
  • All applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: Please submit letter of application that addresses the criteria for the position, including research, teaching and proficiency in relevant languages. Additional required materials include a curriculum vitae, commitment to diversity statement and a sample article or chapter. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2019 although review continues until position is filled
  • It is anticipated that preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference in December 2019.
  • Any new developments? 
  • Any news from finalists? Have they made an offer?
  • [7 Dec] Nothing here x2
  • [16 Dec] Anything?
  • [22 Dec] Anything????
  • [24 Dec] Nothing here.
  • [27 Dec] Request for zoom interview
  • [7 Feb] Campus visit


Indian Ocean World[]

Midwesern State University (USA:TX) - Indian Ocean World, Southeast Asia, and/or China[]

  • Assistant/Associate professor, tenure-track, starting Fall 2020
  • See full posting (link above) Asian_History_2019-20


Dartmouth College (USA:NH)[]

  • Assistant professor in the history of the Pre-modern and Early Modern Islamic World, to start July 1, 2020
  • Seeking a historian of the Pre-modern or Early Modern Islamic world "whose primary research fields are in any region or any period prior to 1800. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignments will involve introductory as well as more specialized courses."
  • Ph.D. in History or a related field is required by the start date of the appointment (July 1, 2020)
  • Teaching load is 2/2 on the quarter system
  • "We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion."
  • Apply via Interfolio at  The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. 
  • Materials should be submitted by October 11, 2019 in order to receive full consideration.
  • [7 Nov] Any move?
    • Email sent on Nov. 5th to schedule first-round interview.

Habib University (PAK)[]

  • Faculty position in the History of the Islamic World.
  • Depending on credentials and experience, candidates will be considered at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor as appropriate.
  • Specialization may be in any period or region of the Islamic world and/or Muslim communities elsewhere in the world including the Americas, Africa, and the Black Diaspora. The ability to teach Islamic Intellectual History in a comparative and global vein will be a plus.
  • Annual teaching load for Lecturers is 6 courses per year and for ladder faculty 5 courses annually. Candidates must be gifted teachers able to offer courses in the History of the Islamic World, and also help support the Habib Liberal Core (either by teaching in the Writing program and/or Habib’s core courses, particularly, Hikma I: History of Islamic Thought, and, What is Modernity?).
  • Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae and the names and contract information for at least three references via the University’s online application portal:
  • Program-related queries may be directed to the Program Director for Comparative Liberal Studies, Dr. Muhammad Haris at:
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 16 Apr. 2020

State University of New York - Geneseo (USA:NY) - before 1800[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on the history of the Islamic World before 1800 to begin August 2020.
  • PhD in History conferred by August 2020
  • History faculty typically teach four-credit courses, alternating between a 2-2 and 2-3 load.
  • Our priority is teaching excellence. We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise.
  • Contact Dr. Michael Oberg,
  • Deadline: not stated in ad [ad expires 15 Nov.]
  • Skype interviews happened 9-10 Dec; campus invites will occur in January
  • Anything new?
    • Campus visit scheduled for early February (Jan 23rd, received the invitation on Dec 15th)
  • Anything new?

University of Texas at San Antonio (USA:TX)[]

  • Assistant Professor position in the history of the Islamic world, to begin in Fall 2020
  • Specialization may be in any period or region of the Islamic world and/or Muslim communities elsewhere in the work including the Americas, Africa, and the Black Diapora. We seek candidates whose research and teaching contribute to the department theme of "Empires, States and Borders." Experience in digital humanities and public history in especially welcomed.
  • Applicants must have completed the PhD. by the start of the appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • complete application must include 1.) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2.) a current curriculum vitae; 3.) a short personal statement on research, teaching, and discussion of the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment (1-2pages); and 4.) a sample syllabus for an introductory survey course on Islamic History. At a later stage in the search process you will be asked to submit three latters of reference and a writing sample.
  • Review begins: 14 Oct 2019 [Where is this date from? Doesn't the ad say 11 Nov?]
  • Contacted for Skype interview, Nov 16
  • [13 Dec] any news regarding campus visits?
  • [18 Dec] Invitation for campus visit
  • [1 March] Any news???


State University of New York (SUNY), Cortland (USA:NY) - Ancient[]

  • Full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin Fall 2020
  • The State University of New York College at Cortland History Department welcomes applications from candidates with specialty in Ancient Mediterranean World who will contribute to the department’s expanding global and transnational curriculum. In addition to offering upper-level undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) history courses in their area of specialty, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach the introductory “World to 1500” course, historical methods, and research seminars for advanced undergraduates.
  • Ph. D. required by date of appointment.
  • Candidates should submit complete applications online (including c.v., cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three professional references.) Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include course syllabi, sample assignments, classroom observation reports, and student feedback and evaluations. For questions, contact Dr. Scott Moranda, Search Committee chair, by email at or by phone at 607-753-2052. Please apply online at:
  • Review begins: 4 Nov. 2019
    • Any news?
    • [13 Nov] Interviews went out on as per Classics wiki.

University of North Carolina, Wilmington (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world for an initial appointment beginning August 2020.
  • All sub-fields, specializations, and chronologies within this field are welcome, provided the candidate has demonstrated capacity to teach courses in classical and ancient Mediterranean history.
  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in History or related field in hand at the start of employment.
  • Candidates should be prepared to teach lower-division Western Civilization surveys as well as upper division and graduate courses in ancient history.
  • To apply please complete the online application process available at In addition please have three letters of reference sent electronically to Meaghan Wright at
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2019
  • Any development here?
  • [10 Dec] Request for Skype interview (12.10)
  • [22 Dec] Invitation for campus visit (12.22)
  • Campus visits to be held between 10 Feb and 21 Feb.
  • [25 Feb] job offered and accepted by Nathan Pilkington (Columbia/Fairfield) via Classics Wiki

University of Utah, Salt Lake City (USA:UT)[]

  • Assistant professor in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean World.
  • Seeking candidates "whose research focuses on the environment, science, medicine, and/or technology; who use digital humanities methodologies; and/or whose scholarship has the potential to reach beyond the Humanities to make connections with the university’s professional schools or programs in the social, behavioral, and physical sciences."
  • "Strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including upper-division courses on the history of both the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds and Western Civilization to 1300, as well as to contribute to the teaching of an undergraduate course in historical methodology."
  • PhD in hand by 1 July 2020 preferred.
  • Apply online at Application should include a "1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. This is the 'Applicant Document Other.'"
  • Applications should be submitted online by 25 October 2019.
  • [23 Oct] Submitted on 23 Oct and recommenders contacted by 24 Oct.
  • Recommenders contacted the day after submission of application. 
  • Referees contacted the day after sybmission.
  • Any interviews?
  • Not yet
  • Interviews went out on 22 Nov.(as per Classics wiki)
  • [10 Jan] Campus visits requested

Western New England University (USA:MA) - circum-Mediterranean world to 1500.[]

  • Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of History of the circum-Mediterranean world to 1500. This can include classical and medieval Europe or the Islamic world.
  • Teaching Load: 12 credit hours/semester "including World History before 1500 and courses at the intermediate and advanced undergraduate level; breadth of fields is desirable."
  • Applicants must have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in history by the time this appointment begins in August 2020
  • The candidate must submit a cover letter, teaching statement, current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant’s experience and promise as a teacher and scholar
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • Anything new?
  • [23 Jan]: Request for letters
  • ^^ They requested letters back in mid-December. Literally every applicant had their references asked for letters.  
  • ^^ ^^ I second this.  WNEU requested all letters back in early-mid November for me shortly after I submitted my application.  Whoever posted the Jan 23 comment either commented on the wrong job listing here or submitted their application very recently, thereby triggering the HR page to request letters...  ugh, to think that all applicants have a PhD.
  •  To be fair to whoever posted the [23 Jan] update--for the record, not me--they were responding to the "anything new?" post, and promptly provided (on Jan. 23) their most recent news, which is the point of this Wiki: to shine a little light on the dehumanizing experience of applying for these jobs, and to make us feel slightly nauseated every time we click "reload."  There's no reason to assume incompetence on the part of the poster.
  • "How dare PhD holders have their documents requested at different times? This is an outrage!" For the record, my letters were requested in early January after submission in mid-December, so I was not at all surprised to find [23 Jan] on the page.
  • 4 Feb.: Update from Department Chair: "After carefully reading the comments on the 'Academic Jobs Wiki' page related to our opening in 'circum-Mediterranean world to 1500,' we have decided to cancel our search. In the judgment of the search committee, these posts by junior medievalists criticizing their colleagues about the dates on which they received our requests for letters indicate that many medievalists are jerks. From our experience, we prefer not to have jerks for colleagues. This position was for a 4-4 teaching load. That means we would need to interact with a potential jerk at least eight times each week. This was not something that we wished to pursue. We wish you the very best in your search for a department that is looking for a jerk."
  • ...This is getting ridiculous.  Whoever the troll is that keep re-posting the same stupid shit here needs to stop.  This forum is here for meaningful information and is not intended to be a conduit for your faux-angst and lame attempts at humor.  
  • I agree.  We all are on edge given the abysmal amount of job postings, but the last thing that we need is to attack one another and lose any sense of humanity and decency.  I'm glad to see that someone re-deleted the unfunny and tasteless posts of someone who is angry and not capable of dealing with their frustrations in a mature and adequate manner.
  • Disagree. This started with a couple of people attacking someone for posting a good-faith update. Give it a break. Stop deleting some comments while keeping other criticisms (and now profanity). It is immature. Give free speech a chance. Maybe try to toughen up and/or ligten up.
  • MOD NOTE: For discusions that go beyond content immediately relevant to the posting there is an associated Talk Page. While we do not have a blanket ban on 'profanity', please check that your postings are in line with the T&C of the wiki. Any further discussion here will be moved to the Talk Page. Thanks for your cooperation AFII (talk) 10:01, February 7, 2020 (UTC)
  • Feb 3: Interview request
  • Congratulations! (and thank goodness!! this was getting out of hand)



Bennington College (USA:VT) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Modern World History, to begin Fall 2020
  • While the area of specialty is open, expertise in the history of modern China or the Middle East would be especially welcome, as would a particular focus on 1945-present
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. by August 2020, but those who are ABD will also be considered
  • Teaching load: 4 courses/year
  • Candidates should apply on-line at and submit the following: a) a letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work, and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) a current curriculum vitae; c) a teaching statement that includes a description of three potential courses; and d) the names and contact information for three references.
  • Review begins: 15 Feb. 2020 and continues until position filled
    • Contacted for Skype interview
    • April 7: Email saying recruitment efforts "suspended" and search "closed" due to Covid-19

California State University, Long Beach (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern World History, to begin 17 Aug. 2020
  • Ph.D. in History with specialization in Modern World history, with an emphasis in either the African Diaspora, the Islamicate, or South Asia must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • teaching: teach and develop courses in Modern World history at the Bachelor’s and the Master’s levels. Advise and mentor students, including the supervision of Master’s students taking comprehensive exams and those writing a thesis.
  • How to Apply - Required Documentation: An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: ; Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications; CV (including current email address); Names and contact information for three references; Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree; Copies of writing samples; Copies of teaching evaluations from various course levels; Finalists will also be required to submit the following: A signed SC-1 form, Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available) Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:
  • Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019, position open until filled
  • Nov 27: Contacted for interview via Zoom
  • Dec 18: Anyone hear about campus interviews?
  • Dec. 22 - Anythng? Anyone? Please? Trying to figure out whether or not I need to change careers, since this is year 5 on the market, lol ... any information would be GREATLY appreciated ...
  • Dec. 22 - Had a Zoom interview, but have not been contacted for a campus interview.
  • Dec. 22 - same as above; fwiw I asked about timing in the Zoom interview, and they specifically did not say when they would contact people, just that the campus visits would be late Jan / Feb, so slight possibility they will contact people after xmas?
  • Dec 23: email from committee saying timeline is pushed back and they will contact finalists abt campus visits in the new year (x2)
  • Jan 20: anybody hear anything about campus visits?
  • Jan 22: still nothing for anybody?
  • Jan 29: I assume campus visit invitations have gone out. Anybody have any new information?
  • Jan. 30: I'm assuming the same thing, but I haven't heard anything - unless anyone knows different? Fingers crossed that maybe they still havent sent out invites?
  • Feb 19: Rejection email


NB: post added without link to original ad. Please ALWAYS INCLUDE A LINK to the original advert when adding posts AFII (talk) 12:42, September 24, 2019 (UTC)

  • Una plaza para Profesor Investigador Titular, especializado en historia global, transnacional y/o comparada.
  • Deberá involucrarse en la docencia de la Maestría en Historia Internacional ( y del Doctorado en Historia Aplicada (, de recién creación.
  • Los interesados deberán contar con (i) el grado de doctor antes del 1 de septiembre de 2019; (ii) experiencia de publicación en revistas o editoriales arbitradas; y (iii) experiencia docente.
  • Los interesados deberán enviar en formato PDF una carta de postulación (que incluya tanto los planes de investigación como de docencia que desarrollarían en el CIDE); currículum vitae; una muestra reciente de trabajo escrito que puede consistir en un artículo publicado o en prensa, un capítulo de libro, o un capítulo de la tesis doctoral; el temario de un curso de maestría; y tres cartas de recomendación. Correo electrónico:
  • Fecha límite: 4 Nov. 2019

City, University of London (UK:Eng) - Modern International[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern International History
  • The appointed Lecturer will pursue world-leading or internationally excellent research in the history of the Global South; will deliver high quality education in Modern International History; and will contribute to the delivery of the new undergraduate programme in History using learning and teaching methodologies to foster a positive student learning environment. Key to the role is the ability to support, supervise and mentor students, aiding their educational and professional development (including acting as personal tutor).
  • For an informal discussion, please contact Dina Fainberg 0207 040 0488 or by email
  • SHORT Deadline: 9 Oct. 2019 (ad only posted 8th Oct!) NB this short deadline almost certainly means the unviersity cannot sponsor visas
  • intend to interview 10th Dec
  • Note: this positon was filled

Cornell College (USA:IA) - Modern Europe + transnational[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the fields of modern European and transnational, global, or world history.
  • See full posting (link above) at European History 2019-20

Lawrence University (USA:WI) - [non-TT:VAP][]

  • two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of History with specializations in late modern Europe (Russia included) or Global History.
  • see full posting at European_History_2019-20

Lindenwood University (USA:MO) [Non-TT][]

  • 9 month assistant/associate professorship in history, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Qualified applicants will possess a PhD (advanced ABD will be considered) in modern world history with specialization in the political and/or economic history of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, or South Asia
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses (12 credit hours)/semester on topics related to their specialization, as well as teaching introductory undergraduate courses in support of Lindenwood’s General Education program.
  • To apply online, please visit the link:
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2020 and continues until position filled.
  • 7 Feb - any updates?
  • 10 Feb - Not yet. However, it hasn't been quite a month yet and searches often seem to send out interview invitations around that one-month mark.
  • 14 Feb - Zoom interview request received

Lyon College (USA: AR) []

  • Lyon College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History starting in the fall of 2020.
  • We are seeking applications from persons who have expertise in Modern World History, with a particular emphasis on East Asian, South Asian, African or Latin American history. All disciplines within the field are encouraged to apply.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to teach not only in the area of specialization, both survey and upper level courses, but also Western Civilization and other courses important to the liberal arts core curriculum.
  • An earned doctorate in history is preferred; however, ABD candidates will be given serious consideration.
  • Experience at a small, residential liberal arts college as a student or faculty member and an understanding of the professional expectations for teaching, scholarship and service at such an institution are desirable.
  • Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Mr. Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources at with “AST Professor History” in the subject line.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
  • [29 February] Any news?
  • [31 March] Offer extended

National Chengchi University (TWN) - Modern Asia, China, World [Open Rank][]

  • Open rank faculty position in Modern Asian, Chinese or World History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • for full details see original posting (link above) at Asian_History_2019-20

College of St. Scholastica (USA:MN)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in Global or International History, beginning September 2020.
  • Candidates should have broad interdisciplinary interests in modern history, international politics, and global studies. Regional areas of specialization are open, with some preference for Latin America or Asia. Thematic areas are also open but might include environmental history and sustainability, human rights, or peace and justice movements.
  • A Ph.D. in history or closely related field is required by time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 3 courses/semester (traditional and online formats) and will include introductory courses in world history and political science, upper-level courses in modern history, and courses in environmental history and politics, US foreign relations, and globalization. In addition to teaching, this position requires research and scholarship, professional activity, and college service
  • For additional information and to apply, visit
  • While there is no religious requirement,we are interested in individuals who value and support the Benedictine Values of the College of St. Scholastica.
  • For full consideration: 15 Feb. 2020
  • [Feb. 17] Contacted for zoom interview

University of Maine (USA:ME) - Women's, Gender, & Sexuality and History[]

  • Tenure-track, academic-year, assistant professor in History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) with a specialization in the modern transnational history of women.
  • The candidate should specialize in one or more regions outside North America. Qualified scholars should focus on aspects of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship and employ feminist approaches and methodologies.
  • A PhD in History, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment is required.
  • Annual teaching responsibilities ordinarily include four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level. This teaching load is evenly split between WGS and History. For WGS, courses would likely include WGS 101 as well as offerings in global gender politics, transnational feminisms, and the methodologies of women’s studies and gender analysis. For History, the candidate would teach courses related to the global modern history of women and gender, transnational social history, and areas specific to their research geography. This person will also teach graduate courses and chair and serve on graduate committees. An interest and skill in facilitating dialogues across diverse perspectives is desired. The development of a productive research agenda, along with service to the History department, WGS program, college, and university will be expected. A successful application will show evidence of both scholarship and thoughtful approaches to teaching.
  • The WGS Program offers an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate specialization, and a corresponding major in International Affairs. More information is available at  The History Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Further information can be found at
  • Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD in History, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment. Specialization in the modern transnational history of women in one or more regions outside North America. A focus on aspects of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship. Demonstrated teaching experience. Evidence of scholarship employing feminist approaches and methodologies to scholarship.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Interest and skill in facilitating dialogues across diverse perspectives.
  • Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" at You will need to create a profile and application; upload: 1) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three professional references, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy
  • Further materials, such as transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation, may subsequently be requested.
  • Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin: November 15, 2019 Tentative start date: September 1, 2020
  • For questions about the search, please WGS Director Susan Gardner at
  • Deadline: 14 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)