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Albright College - Open[]

  • Tenure-track position in world history, beginning in August 2012. Specialization and period open, although preference will be given to applicants whose research is grounded in the Islamic world, Asia, the Middle East, and/or North Africa.
  • Applications received before November 15th will receive full consideration. The Department will interview at the annual meeting of the AHA in Chicago.
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to .
    • Received letter of acknowledgement of application and EEO form. It does not seem that they intend to interview at the AHA, the letter just says that after the search committee reviews the applications "a short list of candidates will be invited to visit the campus." [11/21] x 2
    • AHA interview (x2)
    • Campus Invite 1/12/12
    • offer extended and accepted 2/11/12

Antioch College (OH) - US and/or World History[]

  • Tenure-track position in U.S. and/or world history to begin in the Fall of 2012; ability to teach public/social history particularly welcome. A PhD in history is required by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts electronically as PDF attachments to Official transcripts will be required of finalists. Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to History Search c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Materials must be received by January 17, 2012.
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College[]

Averett University - World/Asian History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in World History, with specialism in any period/area of Asian History
  • " The 4/4 teaching load includes survey courses in World/Western Civilization and upper-level courses in East Asia, India, and the Islamic World"
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2011
  • Also posted at Asian History 2011-12

Bard College - 1 yr F/T position[]

  • The Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is seeking an historian to teach graduate seminars in global history or the history of the Americas and Atlantic world at both its Annandale-on-Hudson and New York City campuses. Specific research interests are open, but should complement existing course offerings in twentieth-century U.S. history and the history of Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a one-year, full-time position, with potential for longer-term renewal.
    • This might be a stupid question, but does "complement existing course offerings in twentieth-century U.S. history and the history of Sub-Saharan Africa" mean that they want someone who can teach courses in these topics or that they want someone with specialities other than these?
  • Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2011, and reviewed as they are received. Hiring will be carried out on a rolling basis. Please send a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references by email only to Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please contact Bard’s MAT Program with any questions: or 845-758-7145.

Birkbeck College, University of London (UK) [Non-TT] Cultural/Intellectual[]

Centre College (Kentucky) - East Asia OR Latin America[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in World History - specialisation either East Asia OR Latin America
  • Deadline: 10 Oct 2011
    • This is two positions now. One for East Asia and one for Latin America.
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • contacted for interview at AHA (11/9)
    • If you were contacted, is your area East Asia or Latin America?
    • Latin America
    • East Asia
    • 4/4 teaching.
    • Not 4/4 teaching, 3/3.
    • Is there any update?

Chinese University of Hong Kong Pre-Modern Western/World History[]

  • Open rank hire in World History "with research and teaching specialty in pre-modern Western history"
  • Hire for 3 years in the first instance (probation).
  • Candidates need "additional teaching expertise in at least two of the following areas: (A) Global history; (B) American history; (C) Russian history."
  • Deadline: Open until Filled [posted 20 Feb]

Colby College, Faculty Fellow in Comparative World History[]

  • History Department at Colby College seeks to hire a world historian for one year who is also qualified to teach courses in the history of South Asia (any period), Africa (any period), or the Portuguese or Dutch seaborne empires, 1400-1800.
  • The successful candidate must have his/her Ph. D. in hand along with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The teaching load is four courses for the year, including two sections (in fall 2012) of HI 276: Patterns and Processes in World History.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2011 and continue until the position is filled. We plan to interview candidates at the American Historical Association's annual convention in Chicago in January 2012. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and a sample of your scholarship to
  • Received an email from Colby stating they "will not be doing preliminary interviews at the AHA [for this position] . . . . We will be doing preliminary interviews with selected candidates by phone or by Skype, most likely shortly after the convention is over, and plan to bring finalists in each position to Campus in Februrary." (12/12)
  • Skype interview arranged (1/10)
  • Any info on this yet? I'm curious as saw the ad appear again 1/4/12 in Chronicle.
  • Campus interview later this month (Feb).

Eckerd College - Global / European Colonial[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Global/European Colonial History
  • "Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the Atlantic World, Latin America, Africa, and/or India"
  • "Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at time of application"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2011
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12
  • Any news?
  • application sent in october, not even an acknowledgment of application, classy (12/19) x2
  • AHA interview request received via phone (early December).
    • Thanks for the info. Not impressed with how this search is run. x2
  • Informed that on-campus interviews have been offered to three candidates.

Fairmont State University - US survey & World[]

  • Assistant Professor of History, to teach US survey & World History
  • "Preference will be given to those who can offer courses in Women's History, Gender Studies, and specialized courses in non-Western History. Ability to teach upper level European, World and American courses are highly desirable."
  • 4/4 load
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled

Ferris State University[]

  • Assistant Professorship in World History
  • "... especially in one or more of the following areas: China, Japan, South Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and/or global women's history or some combination."
  • Deadline/review begins: 3 Feb. 2012
  • Any news? [2/22]
  • Had a failed search last year for similar position. Department small but quite nice. I assume they are waiting this year in hopes of getting a candidate who would take the position.
  • Still no news?

Gordon College - African American and/or World History History[]

  • Tenure track position in African-American and/or World History
  • PhD in history with appropriate specialization desired, ABD considered
  • Review begins: 1 Apr. 2012 (open until filled)
    • Cross posted to US History 2011-12 - please see that posting for discussion, as this post is being readvertised after a failed search.

James Madison University - with specialisation in Russia/USSR[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History with a specialisation in Russia/USSR
  • "Ability to teach former Soviet states and thematic and/or comparative courses in World History desired."
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2011

Lander Univ. (SC)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in World History, with area of specialty in African, Asian, or Latin American history
  • Applications must be received by December 15
  • Also posted at Latin American History 2011-2012
  • Application Acknowledged
  • Any news on this?
  • Contacted for phone interview 1/31
  • Received letter saying position was filled, roughly 4/15

Lesley College (of Lesley University)[]

  • full-time, 9-month faculty position in world history at the assistant professor level.
  • Candidates with expertise in the field of Latin American, African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, or East Asian history sought. Responsibilities include teaching the introductory level world civilization sequence, upper-level electives in their area of expertise as well as Humanities Internship Seminars. This last class requires making local site visits. Ability to teach intellectual history, political philosophy or religion a plus.
  • Please apply online.
  • Closing Date 11/01/2011
  • Any news on this posting? x3
  • Offer made and accepted 1/24/12

Limestone College World/Non-Western and Non-American History[]

  • Tenure track assistant/associate professorship in History
  • "to teach survey courses in World and Non-Western History as well as upper-level courses in Latin American, European, and other non-American fields."
  • Deadline: Not state in ad (posted 30 Jan)
    • Crossposted to Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2011-12
    • Appears to have religious ties. Any notion of a creedal statement that faculty must affirm?
    • Not that I've seen, Protestant but non-denominational as far as I can tell. Just applied so a statement of affirmation might be forthcoming (have had that at two other religious-affiliated universities I've applied to; they've come post-application)
  • Phone Interview Request (2/27) (x3)
  • Offer made and accepted.

Lindenwood University-Belleville[]

  • Assistant Professor of History
  • 4/4 load
  • "initial responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of World History since 1500"
  • Open until filled [posted 16 Apr.]
  • position accepted by former adjunct [21 May]

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) - Early Modern International History[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/assoc prof) in Early Modern International History
  • "Candidates should have a research record and a proven ability to teach early modern international history (1500-1850). The department particularly welcomes applications from those with research expertise and interests in the history of European and non-European empires."
  • Deadline: 27 Feb. 2012

Michigan Technological University - Non-Western World []

  • Tenure-track position: "specialization in a non-Western area (other than Europe and North America) and capable of teaching a survey course in World History."
  • Review of the applications will begin on January 2, 2012.
  • Any progress on this?

Mississippi Valley State University - US/World/Everything else (!)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • Teaching responsibility US and World History Surveys
  • "Asian, European, Latin American and public history fields are particularly desired."
  • Deadline: Opened until filled [posted 14 Feb.]
    • Crossposted to US History 2011-12
    • Mississippi Valley State University not MSU. It is in Itta Bena, MS

New England College (NH) []

  • Assistant Professor of History. This is a full-time, ranked faculty position effective August 2012. The course load for full-time ranked faculty at New England College is 3-3.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching introductory courses in both European history and general education and in leading advanced seminars and undergraduate research. The ideal candidate will offer courses from global perspectives which connect Western Europe with non-Western cultures (i.e., Middle East, Asia or the Atlantic World) and which complement the department's focus on American Civilization.
  • To Apply: Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of at least three references to Review of applications will begin November 7, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
  • For Additional Information: Visit New England College's website at
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12

New Jersey City University[]

  • Assistant Professorship in World History
  • "Research specialties are open, but preference will be given to candidates with a background in Asian or Middle Eastern history."
  • Funding still Pending
  • "Additionally, the candidate will advise education students and teach introductory and advanced social studies methods courses on both the undergraduate and graduate level education...experience teaching at the elementary/secondary level in an urban school setting is preferred"
  • Deadline: (postmark) 31 Dec. 2011
  • News?
  • Nothing 1/23, 1/25, 2/1
  • Does anyone know if this search is still on? I've heard nothing as of 2/7...
  • Phone interview invitation 3/2
  • Congrats, I'd assumed funding was pulled
  • Campus visit
  • Offer accepted 6/7

North Carolina Wesleyan College[]

  • North Carolina Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professorship of world history to begin August 2012. In addition to teaching both halves of the Western Civilization survey, candidates should be able to offer upper level courses in one or more of the following areas: Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • Initial applications should include: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts showing academic work in higher education and degrees received and three letters of recommendation addressing academic qualifications and effective teaching experience. A regular load at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 4/4.
  • Review of applications will begin January 15, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Application materials should be sent to Mr. Darrell Whitley, Director of Human Resources, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or by email to
  • Any news? [2/7]
  • Request for phone interview (2/15) (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/26)

Oregon State University - US in World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship (associate possible) in the history of the US in the World
  • "The successful candidate will have the Ph.D. in History and specialize in the United States in a global context, American international relations, and/or transnational history."
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2011
    • Crossposted at US History 2011-12
    • Anyone know what the teaching load is like for the OSU history department or what kind of research funding is available?

Plymouth University (UK) post-1800 World History[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc prof) in World History (after 1800)
  • NB: on further particulars 'world history' is defined as "non British or European" History
  • Deadline: 19 Apr. 2012
    • Intend to interview on or near 18 May.
    • Invitation received, 5 May, to interview on 21 May.

St. Mary's University (Texas) - European and World History[]

  • Assistant Professor in European and World History (full-time, tenure track)
  • Requires great versatility in teaching, including Modern Europe, Medieval Europe, and Ancient history. Obligations include participating in core curriculum Foundations of Civilization offerings and a nine hour cycle of History Thesis courses for history majors.
  • Ability to teach History of Christianity and occasional U.S History survey courses a plus.
  • Applications deadline is December 1, 2011.
  • Applications should include a letter of interest, three letters of reference, and writing samples. Application can be found at Send materials to Professor Gerald E. Poyo, Chair, History Department Search Committee, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas 78228-8546.
  • The successful applicant is expected to be supportive of the University's misson and the Catholic educational tradition, but need not be of the Catholic faith.

St. Mary's University of Minnesota - Modern Europe/World[]

  • Assistant Professor of History, Modern Europe/World (full-time, tenure track)
  • Ability to teach a course in non-European history, particularly Latin America or Middle East, but excluding China, is highly desirable. Normal course load is 4/4.
  • Review of applications begins November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please submit electronically a letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation or contact information, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy to Tammy Pape at Candidates may be invited to interview at the Chicago AHA meeting in January 2012.
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12
  • Any word on this search? (1/25)
    • [25 Jan] users have reported that AHA and second round phone interviews have taken place - see the crossposting at European history, link above.

Sam Houston State University - Open[]

  • tenure track position, field open, in World History
  • "Particular interests of the department for this position include environmental, African, and medical history, but strong candidates from all fields will be considered. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by August 2012."
  • Review Begins: 15 Nov. 2011
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Any news?
  • Invited for AHA Interview about 2 weeks ago (12/23)
  • Anyone heard anything since the campus visits? Has an offer been extended? (2/20)

Siena Heights University[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in World History
  • "Specialization is open, including transnational global themes. Ph.D. in history is preferred; consideration will be given to ABD applicants sufficiently advanced in their thesis work. The successful candidate must be able to teach the world history survey, upper-level courses in some subfield of world history, and interdisciplinary liberal arts seminars. Secondary teacher certification in history or background in training secondary-level history teachers is a plus, as well as ability to teach a world language."
  • Deadline: December 2
  • Listed on H-Net and HigherEdJobs. Immediate review.
  • Any word?
    • Nothing as of 1/11
    • Nothing as of 1/20
  • Emailed the committee chair: They are currently wrapping up on campus interviews and will make an offer next week. (1/31)
  • notification that the position has been filled

Stephen F. Austin State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History
  • "Specialization is open, including transnational global themes, except for Latin America and Modern East Asia. Responsibilities may include participation in revising the world history curriculum. Secondary teacher certification in history or background in training secondary-level history teachers is a plus."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2011
    • Hi. Unless you have advice specific to this job search you are probably better off posting to the Universities To Fear page, where general statements about institutions can be made where everyone will see them. AFII 07:51, October 15, 2011 (UTC)
    • will do
    • Has anyone heard anything about this job search?
    • Invite for phone interview earlier this week.
    • Any further word on this search?
    • Received email a week or so ago stating that the search has been suspended to next year

Temple University - Europe and the World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Europe and the World
  • "Geographic and chronological specializations are open. The department seeks a scholar whose research emphasizes the relationships and connections of a European nation or nations with other global regions"
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2011
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Crossposted at European History 2011-12
    • For people checking only this thread, looks like some people were contact for more materials on 12/7

University of Alaska Anchorage - Early Modern Europe / World History[]

  • The Department of History at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Early Modern Europe/World History to begin in August 2012. The successful candidate will teach Western Civilization I and II history surveys, an upper division Themes in World History course, departmental upper division capstone courses, and courses in his or her area of specialty. Fields of specialization are open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates with areas in gender, transnational, comparative, empires, or environmental history.
  • Review of files begins November 15.
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12

University at Albany, SUNY - Global Environment[]

Universiteit van Amsterdam - Global History & Religion[]

  • Assistant Professor (tenured) in (modern) Global History & Religion
  • Emphasis on 18th, 19th &/or 20th C history and "she/he is able to tie global history and religion to political developments, e.g., democratization, the social and political consequences of religious pluralism, or the field of international relations."
  • Fluency in English essential; fluency in Dutch must be gained within 2 years.
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2011
    • Rejected via email (x1)

University of California, Irvine - History of Knowledge (c. 1400 - 1800)[]

  • Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the history of knowledge during the period from ca. 1400 to 1800, with a preference for eighteenth-century Europe. However, those working on other areas of the world, excluding the Americas, will be seriously considered. The candidate’s area of expertise could include: the history of science, history of medicine, systems of knowledge and classification, magic and alchemy, scientific investigation and exploration, the Enlightenment in a global context, political economy, circuits of knowledge, religious thought, or secularism. The ability to contribute to the department’s curriculum in World History is desirable.
  • Please submit a letter of application, c.v., article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications submitted on-line at by November 30, 2011, will be guaranteed consideration.
  • Also posted at History of Science, Technology & Medicine 2011-12 & European History 2011-12
    • From Euro. History page: "Received email request for additional materials (12/05) x3."

University of Exeter (UK) Global/Imperial History[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Global or Imperial History
  • "The post of Lecturer in Global or Imperial History will contribute to extending the research profile of Global or Imperial history at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to colonial or post-colonial Africa, Asia or Latin America in this period."
    • [Given this blurb, I think the statement that the candidate needs a research profile in 'early modern' history is a typo; Exeter are also advertising an Early Modern post. AFII 08:28, April 11, 2012 (UTC)]
  • Deadline: 23 May 2012

University of Geneva (Switz.) - Contemporary International History[]

  • Tenured assistant or associate professorship in Contemporary International History
  • Capable of teaching/researching the history of Europe in a global context/Europe's relationships with the rest of the world in the 19th and/or 20th C.
  • Fluency in French is implied although not specifically asked for (as far as I can see!)
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2011

University of Hull (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Global History
  • "Applications are particularly welcome from specialists in the history of regions beyond Europe, who have research interests in environmental, animal or medical history, or the history of science."
  • Deadline: 13 Apr. 2012
    • Appointed: Dr Rosemary Wall (ex. Imperial College London, Centre for Hist. Sci Tech & Med)

University of Leeds (UK) - International History since 1945[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~asst/assoc prof) in International History since 1945
  • "We will particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in the history of China or the Middle East, especially if they demonstrate an ability to focus upon international relations within these specific regions"
  • Deadline: 15 Apr. 2012
  • Received rejection letter (4/24)

University of Macau (Macao) - Maritime/Global[]

  • Open rank hire in Maritime History & Global History
  • "ny area or period, but preference will be given to candidates focusing on Asia or East-West Interactions. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on transnational themes in maritime history. He/ she is expected to have high competency in the English language, and be able to teach courses in his/her specialty at both the graduate and post-graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be required to teach an undergraduate compulsory course on “Asian Maritime History”to History majors and a General Education course on “Global Issues in History and Culture”
  • Review begins: 1 Jan. 2012

University of Pittsburgh[]

  • Tenure stream assistant professor in world history pending budgetary approval
  • "We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of the History Department graduate program's thematic fields: Atlantic History; Empires in World History; Gender, Ethnicity, Race, Religion; and Texts and Context"
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2012
  • Deadline: 1 Oct 2011
    • Request for more materials, 10/12
    • To poster above: What did they ask for? 10/13
      • Diss, articles & published chapters, syllabi, research statement, teaching philosophy.
    • To above poster: Congratulations! If you don't mind sharing, what is your field and are you A.B.D. or do you already have the Ph.D.? I apologize for the questions, but I suppose we are all trying to divine our own fates. Thank you for answering.
      • PhD, Atlantic/Global history. (Thanks for sharing, and good luck)
    • Has anybody received acknowledgement of their application via email/mail yet? (10/24)
    • Nothing here (10/25)
    • Emailed just asking for confirmation of the receipt of all my materials; received same day response from Patrick Manning saying that yes, all received and under review (10/25)
    • Phone interview scheduled (10/25)
    • Still no confirmation of receipt of materials, but received departmental email about world history seminar. Bizarre. (10/26), x5 <Indeed, all our hard work and we don't get a simple note that they have our file, but here you go, join our mailing list! Could this profession be any more classless?>
    • Finalists invited to campus, 11/3
    • (x3)
    • I have applied for jobs here and World Hist postdoc in previous years, and this failure to send ack, followed by spamming the unsuccessful candidates with info about their World Hist seminar (and request to join their "research registry") is typical. As is a failure to use bcc, effectively revealing all the candidates names.
    • Don't they learn from their unprofessional gaffes?
    • They'll be sorry. Next year I won't spend countless hours working on an application for them to ignore...there!
    • NO, think only of yourself,save yourself, why should you care a whit about them? they (or any other university) dont even think one nanosecond about us.
    • Same for me- no response at all but was stuck on their mailing list- quite an elaborate self-promotion strategy for their world history center
    • Got rejection e-mail. (11/16) (x1) "We regret to inform you..."
    • Funny, not even a "We regret to imform you...." or a receipt of materials. But hey, I got the world history seminar email!! (x2)
    • Rejection email 11/17, no acknowledgment and won't be attending online seminar!
    • No ack + no rejection + a second world history seminar email = priceless (11/25)
    • Rejection by e-mail. I wonder if it's worth e-mailing the Department with some of the comments above? Probably not; I'm sure they're happy to have publicity for the World History Seminar.
    • What would be effective is if someone wrote to the Chronicle..
    • offer has been made.
    • ABD or Ph.D.? What geographical focus?

University of Sheffield (UK) - International History[]

  • Lecturer (tenured) in International History
  • "The post-holder will design and deliver research-led teaching on the history of the non-western world."
  • Deadline: 16 Feb. 2012

The University of Texas at San Antonio [Non-TT][]

[posted without a link to the original job advert - please edit in if you find it somewhere! AFII 09:47, March 6, 2012 (UTC)]

  • One 2-year post-doctoral teaching fellow in World History "area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in Asian, Colonial Latin American, or the Middle East."
  • The sucessful candidates will teach a 3:3 course load, including interductory undergraduate surveys and upper-divison and graduate courses in the candidate's specialty; preference for candidates who have teaching experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in history in hand by August 2012
  • Applicants should submit a letter addressing their teaching interest and goals, a curriculum vitae, three letter of recommendation, and sample syllabi to
  • Deadline: 2 Apr. 2012
  • Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.
  • UTSA is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
  • For more informations about the UTSA Department of History, see

University of Texas at Tyler - World History w/Latin American History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History with a specialism in Latin America
  • ("contingent upon funding")
  • "The successful candidate will have the responsibility for courses on Colonial and Modern Latin America as well as both U.S. freshman surveys"
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2011

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Cultural and/or Social History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor, cultural and/or social history, region/ geographic area/period specialization open
  • "Teaching responsibilities include a General Education World History course and upper level courses in specialty areas."
  • "The department is especially interested in applications from candidates with specialties in race, class, social movements, sports and leisure, film, the arts, and literature."
  • "Ph. D. in an appropriate field, in hand by August 2012."

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - Public and/or Policy History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor, public and/or policy history, region/ geographic area/period specialization open
  • "Teaching responsibilities include a General Education World History course and upper level courses in specialty areas."
  • "We are especially interested in applications from Public History candidates with backgrounds in material culture studies, built environment, or oral history. The department is also especially interested in applications from candidates with Policy History specialties in education, welfare, race, criminal justice, or other social or domestic policy topics."
  • "Ph. D. in an appropriate field, in hand by August 2012."

Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand History[]

  • Tenured position (lectureship) in New Zealand History with preference for "candidates who are able to set New Zealand history, including Maori history, into the broader frameworks of transnational or comparative history."
  • (I know NZ history doesn't strictly belong here, but was at a bit of a loss trying to fit it into other categories! AFII 08:27, October 18, 2011 (UTC))
  • Deadline: 20 Jan. 2012
  • long-short list confirmation and request for written work (9/2) x2
  • Invited for interview (2/29) x2

Virginia State University - World Survey/Atlantic World/US History[]

  • tenure track assistant professor in History
  • "Teaching experience in comparative slavery and the Atlantic World societies and related courses is preferred; the ability to teach General Education World History surveys; and familiarity with U.S. Policy and strategic interests in area of specialization. "
  • Deadline: 5pm 2 Mar. 2012
  • Official offer made and accepted.

Yonsei University (Underwood International College)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of history, specialization open, but "those with interests in Global and Comparative History are especially encouraged to apply"
  • "Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The preferred starting date is March 2012."
  • "Yonsei University's Underwood International College is a highly competitive program at South Korea's most prestigious private university, and combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 25 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens. "
  • Review of applications begins September 30, 2011
    • Sent further materials and had a Skype interview (Nov. 3)

Ancient World[]

California State University, Fullerton - Ancient World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the history of the Ancient World, pre-500 A.D., excluding China and Rome. The successful candidate will be able to teach survey courses in World Civilizations, undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient Greece and/or the Ancient Near East, as well as courses in historical writing, theory and methods. Preference will be given to candidates with competency in a language appropriate to the field.
  • All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by November 7, 2011. Please, NO E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS OF ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION. The search committee will interview prospective candidates at the 2012 meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Also posted at European History 2011-12
  • Rejection received (11/28) Q. Letter or email?

Atlantic World[]

Arizona State University[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in history, to begin Fall 2012, in the field of slavery, Afro-Atlantic history, and/or the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. Period of research: between 1500 and 1900. We are especially interested in candidates in history and related fields whose research focuses on the Atlantic slave trade and have geographical expertise in one or more of the following regions: North or South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
  • Please reference position #9928 in your application. Search deadline: November 21, or if not filled, every Monday thereafter until search is closed. Please visit our website at Preliminary screenings will be conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago.
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2011-12 & African American Studies 2012
  • Scheduled AHA interview (12/15)

George Washington University[]

  • The History Department and the Africana Studies Program of the George Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in history, to begin Fall 2012, in the field of Afro-Atlantic history, the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. Period of research should fall between 1500 and 1900.
  • We are especially interested in candidates in history and related fields whose research focuses on the world created by the Atlantic slave trade and geographical expertise in one or more of the following regions: North or South America, the Caribbean and West Africa. Teaching would include an introduction to the Black Atlantic and more specialized graduate and undergraduate courses related to individual research interests. Interdisciplinary scholarship and transnational approaches are welcome.
  • How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Afro-Atlantic Search, Department of History, 801 22nd Street NW (Suite 335), The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. We will interview at the AHA Convention.
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2011-12 & African American Studies 2012
  • request for additional materials, 11/23 x2
  • request for AHA interview and teaching materials, 12/5
  • campus interview scheduled, 1/11

Indiana University Southeast[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the Atlantic World in the early modern period (1500-1800) with an emphasis on Latin American, Caribbean and/or African history to begin fall 2012. To be considered for the position, a candidate must have the following minimum qualifications: a PhD in Atlantic World history (or area concentrations in Africa, the Caribbean and/or Latin American history) at date of hire, college teaching experience, effective oral and written communication skills, and an active research agenda. Teaching responsibilities consist of freshmen survey courses-The World in the Twentieth Century each semester; and Issues in Latin American history or Issues in African history every year-and upper level courses in the area of candidate's specialization. Normal teaching load (with research reassign time) is three courses for both fall and spring semesters.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum, vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2011 to Dr. Yu Shen, Search Committee Chair-History, School of Social Sciences, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN 47150.
    • Letter confirming receipt of materials, requesting EEO information as well as a one-page application form, received 10/8.
    • Called to set up Skype interview (11/11) x2
    • Called to schedule on campus interview in January (x2)
    • Any idea how many candidates they invited to campus? 3 candidates
    • Offer made (2/1)
    • Offer declined
    • Search closed without any further explanation
    • Can anyone offer insight into what happened with this search? I just got an email from the chair saying they had reopened it. (3/14)
    • I'd jump on that e-mail if you're interested. They did not "reopen" it to me, so I'm guessing you made a later cut.
    • If they offer the position to someone, that person declined the offer, and then closed the search, it might mean they did not like the other candidates they invited to campus. That email might mean they have decided to contact some of the candidates they did not invite. This whole thing seems extremely weird.

Loyola Marymount University (Atlantic World with focus on North America)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the History of the Atlantic World, with a focus on North America
  • " We are especially interested in applicants who work on cross-cultural encounters and trans-national phenomena such as slavery, commercial networks, migration and empire, and/or whose work includes a relevant secondary field such as Caribbean history"
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2011
    • Is this search still active? I can't seem to find it on Loyola Marymount's page.
    • A: Ad is still active on H-Net, so don't see any reason to believe it has been cancelled ... this position does not ask for an online app. and university policies about posting jobs on HR pages or elsewhere seem to vary widely.
  • Also posted at US History 2011-12
  • AHA interview (11/22)

Northeastern University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the History of the Early Modern Atlantic World
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2011 but position is open until filled
  • Anyone heard anything on this? (11/1) nothing here (11/2); still nothing (11/11); and more nothing (11/15) x2
  • requested dissertation (11/15) x 2
  • They are running two searches as once and are interviewing the Latin Americanists this month and next so I would suspect that its a little bit busy over there.
  • Any news? 12/13
  • Nothing here (12/15)
  • campus visits scheduled for January. Three people invited
  • Wow, no AHA interviews? (12/21)
  • Any news on an offer being made for this position? <-- no offer yet.

University of Cambridge (UK)[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst./assoc. prof) in the History of Early America & the Atlantic World
  • "The appointee's prime teaching responsibility will be to contribute lectures, classes, and supervisions in, and to examine and administer, Paper 22 in Part I, North American History from 1607 to 1865. In due course, the appointee will wish to create Special and Specified Papers in Part II of the course, building upon their own areas of expertise"
  • Deadline: 16 Mar. 2012

University of Liverpool (UK)[]

University of Montana - Missoula[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in The Atlantic World 1500-1800
  • Must be able to teach US Survey to 1877 and graduate course in Early American History
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2011
  • AHA interview scheduled, 11/22.
  • Rejection received (email), 11/28 (x2)
  • On-campus scheduled 1/11
  • Offer made and accepted 2/15

University of New Orleans[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Atlantic World History
  • "The department seeks a specialist in the transfer and adaptation of European institutions in the Colonial Western Hemisphere in the 16th-18th centuries. The appointee will teach three courses per semester, including the U.S. survey until the Civil War, with at least one course in the candidate’s field of specialization per semester."
  • Review begins: 7 Dec. 2011
  • Request for AHA interview (12/13)
  • Rejection letter (12/15)
  • Any news post AHA? (1/27)
  • On-campus interviews have been scheduled (1/28)
  • Any news? (3/15)

University of Wisconsin - Parkside[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Latin America and the Atlantic World
  • " We are seeking a candidate who can effectively teach introductory and upper division courses on topics in the history of that region, along with introductory courses in our World History sequence. Candidates with expertise and the ability to teach a combination of courses in the subfields of Mexico, Central and/or South America, the Caribbean, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and Colonialism are preferred. "
  • Deadline: 20 Jan. 2012

Islamic World[]

American University[]

  • Tenure-line Assistant Professor in the history of the Islamic World.
  • For best consideration, applications should be completed by November 15, 2011.
  • Any news? (12/12)
  • No nothigns (18/12) Crossposted also on History of the Middle East

City College of New York (CUNY)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor - History of the Islamic World
  • "While the geographical and period specializations are open, the department is particularly interested in candidates with teaching interests in African history, whose research goes beyond traditional national and regional histories and complements the department's existing offerings."
  • Review begins: 31 Jan. 2012

Fairfield University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the Islamic World
  • "We particularly welcome candidates who employ cross-disciplinary methodologies, who take broad comparative or transnational approaches, or who use gender as a form of analysis. A successful candidate will be expected to teach the core-curriculum introductory History survey “Europe and the World in Transition, 1500-present,” and work with the International Studies Program."
  • Phd must be in-hand by 1 Sept. 2012
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2011
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2011-12
    • Will be interviewing at MESA
    • any news? (11/17)
      • No. No ack of receipt of materials either. (11/21)x3
  • MESA interview requested via email (11/21) x4
  • Was interviewed at MESA. There seemed to be many candidates being interviewed. Many sessions, back to back.
    • Same here. Definitely seemed like they were interviewing many candidates (I'm guessing between 12-16). My interview ran late and the SC didn't tell me what the next step will be or a timeframe. Anyone have any information?
  • Received email scheduling campus visit in late January (12/18)
    • Congrats and good luck!
  • Search canceled by administration for financial reasons.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the history of the Islamic World, region and period of specialization open.
  • Please send personal statement, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and one brief writing sample (chapter or article) by December 1, 2011 to: Department of History, Islamic World Search, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 425 University Blvd., CA504L, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140.
  • Candidate interviews anticipated at meeting of American Historical Association (Chicago Jan. 5-8, 2012).
  • AHA interview (contacted 12/9) x2
  • Any news? (01/20)
  • none here (1/21)
  • A member of the SC was away. Perhaps they are waiting for his return?
  • In my AHA interview they indicated it might take some time for them to bring candidates to campus, perhaps longer than other places, so I guess we just need to be a little patient (1/22)
  • Still no news...(1/30) X1
  • Campus visit scheduled

Newcastle University (UK)[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Middle Eastern History and/or the Islamic World
  • "You should have a PhD, a track record of excellent research, and plans for future research projects and publications. "
  • Deadline: 13 Apr. 2012

Stonehill College[]

  • Tenured track Assistant Professor of Islamic History/World History position to begin in August 2012. The area of specialty is open, but the candidate must be able to teach the history of the broader Islamic World as well as World History survey courses, upper division courses in candidate's area of specialty and on transnational global themes. Annual teaching load is 3-3 and strong preference will be given to candidates who have graduate training in World History and/or teaching World History.
  • Applications will be reviewed until October 14, 2011. Finalists will be brought to campus after a first round of interviews at the Annual Meeting of the AHA in January 2012.
    • Is this the same position that was advertised last year?
    • Sure looks the same! I wonder what happened.
    • Difficult to know unless a previous candidate posts. Apply anyway. Sounds like a good school.
  • Received e-mail scheduling AHA interview x 4 [posted 11/14]
  • Received rejection email (11/17) (x3)
    • Received a second (identical) rejection email (11/30) - twist the knife in me a little more Stonehill!
    • They should be under the Universities to Fear. Chair fell asleep during my AHA interview and I got the impression that there isn't a strong sense of community there. Heard other horror stories as well. Could be wrong, but
  • This is Kevin Spicer, chair of Stonehill's History Department's search. I am aware that one candidate did receive a second identical rejection email. This was an unfortunate clerical error for which we apologize. We as a department have a very strong sense of community. In addition, we take all our interviews at the AHA quite seriously and are looking forward to our conversations in Chicago.
    • I am the 2x rejectee mentioned above. I am sorry if my attempt at humor cut too deep. I honestly didn't care that my application was rejected once or even twice. In this job market, I would have went insane long ago if I took rejections to heart. That said, I do not know what to make of your apology, Dr. Spicer. Until reading your post, I found my 2x rejection something to laugh about. Now I'm a little perturbed. You seem to have the time to come on this wiki, read through all the posts, and then type a defense of your search and offer me an apology, but you do not have the time to send me a quick email saying, "whoops, we are really sorry for the mistake"? I just happened to be scrolling down on this page and your post caught my eye. Otherwise, I would never have learned that you were aware of my second identical rejection email. I know you are busy, not just with this job search but with your other responsibilities. However, we, the applicants, are also busy and have our own responsibilities (job, school, family, etc.). We spend a lot of time (which we don't have) on and put much effort into our applications, and many of us have to cut into our ramen budgets in order to send SCs our letters of recommendation and/or other application materials. Our livelihoods, nay, our futures are at stake here. I think all many of us want is just a little courtesy from SCs, regardless of how our candidacy for a job plays out. I must say, however, that at least this year my rejection email from Stonehill was addressed to me by name. Last year the rejection didn't even have a salutation (not even a Dear Applicant), so that's an improvement. I am sure you take your interviews at the AHA quite seriously, and I wish you the best in your search. I also wish all those who received an interview the best of luck in Chicago.
    • very odd very odd indeed (! x 2)
    • Campus visit scheduled
      • when did you receive the invitation?
      • The week after the AHA, if I recall correctly...

Radford University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Islamic World "with subfields in Middle East and\or SubSaharan Africa preferred"
  • Review begins immediately (27 Sept. 2011) and is open until filled.
  • Ack letter received. Says they "anticipate identifying finalists for the position by early next year." (11/4) (x2)
  • Interview scheduled for AHA (x2)

University of Cincinnati[]

  • The Department of History at the University of Cincinnati seeks an historian trained in the pre-modern, medieval, or early modern history of the Islamic world or any portion thereof for a tenure-track position. The candidate should expect to participate in teaching Islamic world and regional surveys as well as upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty. The ability to teach comparative, thematically oriented courses is also welcome.
  • Teaching load: 2-2
  • Significant supplemental support for faculty research is available through the university's Charles Phelps Taft Research Center
  • PhD by 31 Jul. 2012
  • Deadline: 21 Nov. 2011.
  • Cross-listed under Africa/Middle East Mixed Specialty 2011-12 and Asia (not country/region specific or Mixed specialty)
    • Does anyone know how this relates to the late search announced this past summer for an educator assistant professor with the same qualifications? Did that search fall through?
    • That was a temporary position. This is a tenure-track job.
    • Received email scheduling Skype interview (12/6) x2

University of Massachusetts - Lowell[]

  • Tenure track position in the History of the Middle East/Islamic World
  • "specialization within the general area of history of the Middle East/Islamic Studies is open, but a focus on women's history, global cultural encounters, politics, religion, or in the area of peace and conflict study are especially welcome"
  • Deadline: not stated in ad

University of Oxford (UK) - Centre for Islamic Studies[]

  • Fellowship (tenure-track research & teaching position) in the history of Islam in South-East Asia, and its relationship with the wider Islamic world
  • Deadline: 27 Apr. 2012

University of York (UK)[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of the Central Middle Ages, 1000-1350
  • "We would be particularly interested in candidates developing research and teaching in the history of the Mediterranean, the Near or Middle East, or the Islamic world in the central middle ages."
  • Deadline: 26 Apr. 2013

Spanish Transnational History[]

University of Massachusetts Amherst []

  • The History Department and the Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Transnational Spanish-Speaking History beginning 1 September 2012. Duties include teaching in both the History Department and the CHC. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching specialties focus on the study of Spanish-speaking people in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. We expect the successful candidate to draw upon other existing strengths in the department, including the Public History program, which could provide additional avenues for community engagement and outreach to neighboring Latina/o communities.
  • The department will conduct interviews at the AHA annual meeting. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, CV, three letters of reference, a sample syllabi, and a recent research paper by November 4, 2011 at Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to Professor Joel Wolfe, Chair Transnational Spanish-Speaking Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall 616, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.
  • Also posted at Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2011-12 & Latin American History 2011-2012


Cal State Polytechnic Pomona (Pomona)[]

  • FT TT Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary General Education Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies "candidates specializing in Postcolonial and Trans-American Studies are especially welcomed to apply"
  • Deadline: Jan. 15 2012
  • Any word on this position? 2/1/12
  • Any word on this hire? Has the position been filled? 7/4/12
  • Also posted at Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2011-12