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American International University in London (UK)[]

Augsburg College (MN)- pref. Islamic World[]

  • Tenure track faculty position in World History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year
  • The successful candidate will teach world history survey courses as well as upper-division courses in their specialty. We prefer applicants who have expertise in the Islamic World (broadly defined). Secondary specialties in a wide range of regions, themes, and periods will be considered. The candidate may also develop courses in conjunction with Augsburg's Center for Global Education and the Department of Religion. Applicants should provide examples of how their specialties will complement existing strengths. Ph.D. required by time of appointment.
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evidence of teaching quality (syllabi and evaluations)
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013.
  • Phone call request for AHA interview (12/6) (x4)
  • Email rejections with some interesting info / wording: "133 application received" "you will officially remain under consideration by the committee until the position is filled.. the commitee has not advanced your applcation at this time" (12/9). (x2)
  • hmm, i didn't get a reject or an interview..anyone else?
  • Does anyone know if we can ask for a Skype interivew instead? 
  • It seems unwise to ask for that.
  • Campus Visit invitation (Call/ 2/4)
  • Offer made
  • Offer Accepted 
  • Field/PhD of chosen candidate?
  • Modern Islam (SA + ME)

Colby College (ME) - Comparative[]

  • Tenure track position in Comparative World History, to begin 1 Sept 2014
  • "The department has a strong preference for applicants whose research centers on regions beyond the Atlantic World."
  • Phd must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "including two sections per year of HI 276: Patterns and Processes in World History, a required course for all History and Global Studies majors. The other courses will be determined in consultation with the History Department chair."
  • "Please submit electronically, in a single PDF, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief (one-page) statements of teaching and research interests, teaching evaluations if available, and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages to . Three letters of recommendation are also required, and should be submitted electronically to the same address. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Elizabeth D. Leonard (chair, Department of History) at"
  • For AHA interview apply by : 22 Nov. 2013
    • intend to inteview at the AHA & bring finalists to campus in February
  • It looks like they hired a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-'15) to teach this course just last year. Pure speculation, but is this search potentially a public posting for (what will turn out to be) an inside hire? (Seen this before and becoming rather jaded...) (11/15)
  • Could be. But who knows? There were several jobs advertised last year where there was a PD/VAP or someone nearby who looked like the perfect fit, like the description had been written for a particular candidate, and that person was not hired, for whatever reasons. Maybe the PD at Colby wants to leave. who knows?
  • Yeah, of course you're right. I'm just getting increasingly skeptical about the whole process after wasting a lot of time and energy on applying & interviewing for a job last year that was for an internal candidate all along...
  • Fair enough. Cold comfort, to be sure, but the committee also had to do tons of work just to hire an internal candidate. Of course, committee members all have jobs.
  • I'm certain that this is not an inside hire, although the current Mellon Fellow will be applying for the position as well, and is likely to make the short list.  (11/20)
  • Appreciate the inside input, thanks. (11/22)
  • Aren't they cutting it a bit close to interview at AHA?
  • AHA Interview scheduled by email, 12/11
  • Any word from them after the AHA? (19 Jan)
  • On campus invites went out earlier this month

CUNY New York City College of Technology[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, for the academic year 2014-15
  • PhD (and two years college-level teaching experience) must be in-hand by Aug. 2014
  • "The preferred candidate would have expertise or specialization in the history of the Middle East, South Asia, or Islamic peoples. Candidates with a sub-specialty in the history of science are especially encouraged to apply. Courses to be taught include both halves of a World History survey and advanced courses in the area of specialization. The position offers opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration with faculty in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology & Design. Research and publication are required for tenure and promotion. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution"
  • " Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests"
  • Review begins: 31 Jan. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • any news on this one? (+1 2/11/14)
  • Any news?
  • also curious (+1 03/12/14)
  • Skype interview scheduled 
  • Have campus visits been scheduled?
  • Has anyone heard anything at all? Any ideas about what is happening here? Its very late in the year
  • campus invite
  • Dear person who named me as one of the finalists...clearly you aren't a friend of mine because you would know the answer to that question. If you are the other finalist and a friend of mine, email me. I will be happy for either one of us. 
  • Offer extended and accepted

Drexel University (PA) - [Asst or Assoc] Transnational[]

  • Tenure track Assistant or Associate professorship in Transnational History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "The specialization is transnational history, with preference for environmental history in non-western settings. Relevant subfields may also include migration/immigration, colonial/post-colonial, and/or economic history. The present hire supports the Drexel University initiative to expand research in energy and sustainability and it continues the process of building a transnational research focus in the department."
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2014
  • "Please apply online at: -- the Department of History and Politics is #3649, Requisition #5580. Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do NOT submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2013 and position is open until filled.
  • Any news?
  • Campus scheduled x 2
  • Asst or Assoc? And which field(s)? x 3
  • Anyone not invited get AA/EEO survey mailing or other acknowledgement of application receipt?
  • No
  • Offer Made on 12/13 (Assistant Professor Position)
  • Offer accepted 1/9

Georgia Gwinnett College (GA) - Non-US focus, excl Europe & Latin America [Open Rank ?non-TT][]

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in World History, to begin 1 Aug. 2014
  • In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive five- or three-year renewable appointments. Traditional one year appointments may also be approved.
  • "Historians of all chronological and geographical fields of specialization outside of American history will be considered, except those candidates whose primary geographical focus is in Latin American or European History.
  • "All successful candidates will be expected to teach the world history survey and/or US history survey courses, as well as upper-level courses within their fields of specialization."
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply via our website: Posting #: 0001386
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2014.
  • Phone interview (2/26)

Hope College (MI)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in World History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Hope College is a liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America with an ecumenical vision of offering an education in the context of the historic Christian faith."
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 " Qualified applicants should be enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and should be prepared to teach upper-level courses in African history and other global area(s), as well as general education courses in world history before and after 1500"
  • "Please submit the following electronically: a letter of application, which should incorporate approaches to teaching and research, unofficial transcript, and C.V. Candidate’s  letter and transcript should indicate what graduate training, research, or courses taught have prepared them to teach courses in African history. Submit materials to"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the African Studies Association conference, and/or by Skype
  • On 10/17, received the following email: "We would like to pursue your candidacy further. To that end we invite you to submit the following: 1) Three letters of reference; 2) Official transcripts from any post-baccalaureate institution you attended; 3)  A personal statement of 1-2 pages in response to the attached document “Mission of Hope College” and “Qualities Hope College Seeks in its Faculty.” (x2)
  • Following this up with another point... Hope appears, in parts of their website and mission statement, to downplay/marginalize their religious affiliation. For example, there is one point devoted to "the historic Christian faith" in the college's faculty mission statement; many more points are given to standard Liberal Arts College practices and expectations (teaching, pedagogy, student mentoring, research, etc.). Does religion take a back or front seat at the college, or is it fluid? I'm left with really mixed messages when I puruse their website. Ideas?
  • I know some departments at the college take their religious affiliation *extremely* seriously.  Can't say for sure about the history department, though.
  • Received rejection in mail, dated 10/17.  Fastest turnaround ever, although language not extraordinariy kind.
  • Invitation for ASA/Skype interview (11/1).
  • If religion (Christianity) is not important to you HOPE COLLEGE is not the right place to be.
  • Does anybody know the status for this search? Have campus invites been issued? (12/13) Yes
  • Have heard nothing. Said they had a new dean and might take time to get campus visits approved. Expecting that someone will hear before Xmas for Jan visit.

Idaho State University[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • "to provide instructional and research expertise in world history to provide essential courses to the History degree program and the International Studies degree program and to strengthen research expertise in transnational history."
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in history or related field is required at appointment. Preferred Qualifications: Research emphasis in any region of the world, with emphasis on topics of nationalism, war, and conflict in a transnational context.
  • For full consideration, please apply through the Idaho State University - Human Resources website
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2013 and position is open until filled
  • Anyone heard from them?
  • Rejection Oct. 24 x 13
  • On Campus visit set Oct 22. 
  • Any news? 
  • Did they make an offer?
  • Offer made and accepted
  • What field?

Longwood University (VA) - World History with spec. in Asian History / History of Islam[]

Merrimack College (MA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in World History, to begin Sept. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Specialists in Asian or Middle Eastern history are particularly welcome.  Candidates should also expect to teach the World History Survey, design a new course in World History since 1945, and develop new courses in their area of expertise.  Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. at the time of application.  ABD candidates will be considered and should discuss the expected date of dissertation completion in the application materials"
  • (pending funding)
  • " Please send, hard copy, a letter of application, c.v., transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (chapter or article) ... to Dr. John J. Condon, Chair, History Department, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA   01845"
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013
  • Does anyone know the teaching load for this position?
  • 3-3
  • Ack. of Receipt, 12/3. Email says they will do initial interviews via Skype in January (x3)
  • yay for skype! 
  • I did not get an ack- anyone else in that boat? <- with snail-mail apps, it's possible that application materials are still filtering through the interdepartmental works. If you don't have USPS tracking, you could try an email followup. (12/4)
  • I was in the same situation until yesterday (12/4), but got the acknowledgment of application in the afternoon.  So don't worry; it seems that they are going through their hard copy applications one by one, and sending out confirmations as they go. Good luck (to us all)! Thanks :)
  • Good thing that I checked because one of my letters got lost! (x2)
  • Skype Interview scheduled 12/12
  • Did they contact you via email or telephone? Congrats
  • Contacted via email 
  • Any ideas as to how many skype interviews there are? Would like to know how stiff the competition is.  
  • Official rejection snail mail (1/16) x2
  • Campus Int. Request via email. 1/19
  • Any news?
  • No news here (3/24), though they said "mid-month" at earliest, and are just coming off spring break.
  • Nothing here either after the campus visit. Did they say they were bringing in three or four candidates?
  • Didn't say, but since there are three here...either four or no offer yet. I suspect the latter.
  • I guess there were four candidates after all. Had a campus visit, and I received a rejection letter via snail mail today (3/28) Congrats to the successful candidate. x 2
  • Field of successful candidate?

Michigan State University[]

  • Assistant professorship in cultural/social history for a scholar "who can demonstrate a broad interdisciplinary approach and comparative themes in world history, in any period or region"
  • "Special consideration will be granted to candidates who work in the following areas and engage issues of class, gender, and/or race:   History of globalization; Migration and/or diasporic studies; Trans-regional history (including, e.g., Atlantic or Indian Ocean Studies)."
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • "To apply, go to  Click on Search Postings at left, enter 8645 in the Posting Number field, and click Search.  From there, follow prompts.  All applicants must apply using this application portal. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, and writing sample all in one PDF.  Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will automatically be solicited by the system."
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • Any updates on this?
  • not a goddamn word.
  • They might need some more time. 5 weeks is not really that long, and if you factor in the winter break, they have have had only 2-3 work weeks. (Jan 22)
  • Skype interview request over email (Jan 24) (x2)
  • Any more news on this?
  • Committee said decisions would be made this week, but I haven't heard yet.
  • Campus invites went out on Valentine's Day
  • Stood up on Valentine's Day once more. My broken heart!
  • And they still haven't had the decency to send courtesy emails to the rest of the candidates interviewed on Skype.  Keeping it classy.
  • May we know the research fields of invited candidates?
  • Any word on offers from this? 1 April (x2)
  • Offer made 4/4
  • Accepted 4/16

New York University - Shanghai (China) - Pre-Modern, Excl. china [Open Rank][]

  • Open Rank position in Global History, to begin 1 Aug 2014 or as soon as possible afterwards.
  • Preference for a scholar whose interests focus on (a) one or more geographical areas other than China and (b) the pre-modern period. We seek a scholar with substantial publications, active research, and demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Tenure/tenure-track candidates may also serve as members of the NYU New York Department of History
  • Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and three letters of reference in PDF format to be considered. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. For additional questions, please e-mail
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 and continues until filled.
  • Skype interview scheduled on 11/21.
  • Rejection email post skype interview received on 12/20

New York University (NYU) Draper Program [Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow (non-TT)] in Global Histories[]

  • John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program
  • We seek an outstanding interdisciplinary scholar whose work engages transnational perspectives and local history, cultural studies, and world politics since ca. 1500. We are open to a wide range of research interests, including colonialism and post-colonialism, gender, state formation, geography, environmental sustainability, and/or migration and diasporas, but particularly welcome specialization outside Europe. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching three courses a year, supervising theses, advising students, and participating in Program events. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and excellence in teaching, and have completed the Ph.D. no more than five years before the application date.
  • Deadline: May 30, 2014.
  • rejected via email 07/01 (x2)

Queensborough Community College - City University of New York (NY) - [Instructor/Asst Prof][]

  • Instructor OR Assistant Professor in World History
  • "The successful candidate will teach World History since 1500 and courses in Medieval-Early Modern and/or Modern Western Civilization.  Faculty members are encouraged to develop specialized courses in their own field of expertise; to participate in departmental and college responsibilities including curriculum development and grants; and provide mentoring and advisement to students.  Some evening or weekend teaching may be required.  For Instructor title: scholarly activities required for continued appointment.  For Assistant Professor title: scholarly activities required for tenure and promotion"
  • Deadline: 7 July 2013
  • Note: this is a re-advertisement of an unsuccessful search held last year
  • Any updates?

Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School (UT) - Non-Academic[]

Texas Wesleyan University[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of History
  • "Candidates should have broad training in world history outside the Western Hemisphere and will be expected to teach the introductory survey course in World History as well as upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization.  The ability to teach the U.S. survey course is highly desirable"
  • PhD must be in  hand by Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • "To apply, please send a letter of application indicating teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation to World History Search Committee: Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth TX 76105, or Visit for full job description.
  • Deadline: 17 Jan. 2014
  • Any news?
  • Contacted for phone interview 10 Feb
  • Anyone receive an on-campus invite?
  • Any news?
  • Probably the nicest rejection letter I received this year.  20 March 2014

The Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies (Switz.) - International History & Gender[]

  • Assistant Professor of International History with a specialisation in Gender, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand before appointment date
  • "The Institute is seeking to attract an assistant professor in International History focusing on gender but also sensitive to other critical approaches to historical scholarship (such as feminist, postcolonial, critical race, etc.), and to perspectives from intersectional/interstitial locations. Within the general rubric of gender, the appointee would increase the International History Department's capacity in one or more of its core fields and interests, viz. history of international relations, transnational, post colonial, and global/world histories, c.1800 to the present. The search specifically includes potential applicants working on the Global South and/or from Southern perspectives. This reflects the Graduate Institute's strategy to mainstream gender into its existing disciplines. Accordingly, besides demonstrated disciplinary expertise in History, knowledge of feminist theories and methodologies, preferably deepened by other critical, counter-hegemonic approaches, is an essential requirement."
  • "The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it."
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013
  • Asked for supplemental material 10/8 (x2). Intends to interview Nov 18-19. 
  • What areas?
  • Anyone invited for on-campus interview? (x1)
  • Campus invite via e-mail 10/30
  • Were the responses emailed or physically mailed?
  • No
  • Offer made.
  • Did candidates who travelled get reimbursed yet? I was told we would be reimbursed in 10 days
  • News?
  • I *just* received my reimbursement (1/30)
  • Can others confirm that an offer has been made? 12/13
  • I got ranking of candidates and then email saying decision to be made on Jan 15. 12/16. Anyone got any different news
  • Offer made and negotiating.

Troy University (correction: Main Campus) (AL)- [Asst/Assoc] + Middle Eastern & African History[]

  • 10-month, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of History
  • "The position is responsible for teaching introductory courses in World History or Western Civilization, upper division and graduate level courses on Middle Eastern history (preferably specializing in early modern to
    modern); and the position will be expected to teach partly in the classroom and partly online."
  • PhD must be in hand by May 2014
  • Preference for "some degree of graduate specialization in the history of Africa"
  • Please go to for further details and information on how to apply.
  • Deadline: not stated in Ad; Ad closes 19 Jan.
  • Contacted by email for phone or skype interview (2/6)x2
  • Campus interview scheduled by email
  • Offer accepted (4/16).  

St. Louis College of Pharmacy - Global History[]

  • tenure track academic year position in Global or world History, "e.g. East Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and/or Latin America with a secondary field in the History of Pharmacy and/or Medicine."
  • Position will teach aspiring second and third year pre-pharmacy students in our Global Heritage sequence. There will be opportunity for development of an elective course in the candidate’s area of interest.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in History with a strong background in Global or World History with a secondary field in the History of Pharmacy and/or Medicine.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and names of at least three professional references to the Search Committee through the College’s online application system at
  • Review begins: Nov. 2013.
  • Invitation for an interview at AHA. Nov 18.
  • Any update on this position?
  • It has been filled.

University of Brighton (UK) - Transnational w/Middle East or Europe[]

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Humanities: Transnational History
  • "you will possess a strong background in Transnational History, coupled with an area specialism in either the Middle East or Europe. Teaching expertise in two or more of the following areas are essential: contemporary war and conflict; global capitalism; histories of terror and terrorism; or the politics of interpreting the past. A good (1 or 2:1) degree in a relevant area; ideally a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant area and a commitment to working with students from a range of educational backgrounds are also essential. A commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education, student centred learning, and seminar based assessment and teaching, along with evidence of excellence in teaching and of high quality research are required. Job sharers welcome"
  • Further details online
  • SHORT Deadline: 6 May 2014

University of British Columbia (Canada) - Modern International History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern International History, to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • "The committee is particularly interested in work that explores international, transnational, or global dynamics in innovative ways. In addition to inter-state relations, relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, empire, post-colonialism, race, religion, human rights, development, the environment, gender, cultural relations, conflict and violence, and global governance. All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work lies within the period from the late nineteenth century onwards and to those whose research complements and expands on the department's existing strengths."
  • "Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be near completion)
  • Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website, and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and up to three samples of scholarship, including published articles, unpublished papers, or book chapters. Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters of reference from three referees sent by email to or by mail to: Ms. Jocelyn Smith, Modern International History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2013.
  • Any news?
  • Not yet (x6)
  • Received over 300 applications... heard from VERY reliable source that, in order to triage massive quantity of application, they will only be looking at candicates from US/UK Ivy League schools. So much for publish or perish...
  • That's one way to do it. They also coulda just thrown out every other one. 
  • Not VERY reliable. There are no UK Ivy League schools.
  • Cambridge? Oxford? LSE? Equivalent to US Ivy League, I would say.
  • Some sort of filtering took place in getting this message from the committee to this website. Surely Stanford, Duke, Northwestern and Toronto would get looked at.
  • Also, this job surely has many applicants who already have TT jobs at lower-tiered institutions. One would expect that publication records would count for more than PhD locations in those cases.
  • This also seems unlikely given the obligation of Canadian universities to give priority to Canadian citizens when hiring for academic jobs. Of course, in reality, this is something of a meaningless rule. But it is a rule nonetheless, and I doubt UBC would flout it so brazenly. Also, never in my life have I ever heard anyone who works at a university, in Canada or the US, say "UK Ivy League."
  • Above info about PhD selection is, like most wild rumors on wiki, wrong except for 300+ applicants. 15 shortlisted, no conference interviews.
  • Request for more info (11/19, x3)
  • Any movement on this since?
  • Not here, but the additional materials were not due until 11/30, right?
  • Extra materials were due 30 November. From the email: " I hope to be able to update you with news by the end of December."
  • What additional material did they ask for, they already asked for everything up-front!
  • They took my book manuscript, additional syllabi, and asked for a 1-2 page statement on the state of International History. They'll certainly have plenty of material to sort through.
  • They made you write a special mini-lit review just for them!? Soon enough search committees will be demanding custom-tailored articles on topics they choose. (And then of course they will lament all the more how they are buried in paper, so they will have to rely all the more on signaling devices like quality of PhD institution.)
  • What crap. The search committee is punishing applicants for its own inability to decide what it wants.
  • lemme guess. you weren't invited?
  • 339 applicants!!! rejection (12/9 x3)
  • Unusually thoughtful rejection email. Much appreciated.
  • Agreed. "You belong to a cohort of highly accomplished historians, and my colleagues and I have nothing but admiration for the depth and variety of research that now dominates international history and related fields."
  • Well, the above quote was confidential
  • Right. for the eyes of the 320-odd applicants who received it. 
  • Anybody hear anything positive? (12/10)
  • Very polite email rejection, 12/11 (x2)
  • Any new movement? (12/16)
  • I know someone who has an interview this week with them! (1/13) x2
  • Any updates? Offers?
  • This is the funniest wiki job site discussion. If there was an award it would surely win. Hats off to the participants! Disclaimer: I don't specialize in this area nor did I apply for this job. Just your friendly neighborhood spammer :)
  • Moved on to second round of on-campus finalists. Visits over next few weeks (3/27)
  • Did this fail? I don't see any sign of a new hire...

Universiti Brunei Darussalam - International History[]

  • Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in International History
  • Applicants must have a PhD in a field closely related to International History. Research area is open but a candidate whose expertise is in Asia- and/or Europe-focused aspects of diplomatic and international history, international law, political economy, security and conflict studies, regionalism, and globalization, among other possibilities. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach a broad range of historically and theoretically-informed International Studies modules. A track record of research and publications, or a demonstrated ability to establish such a track record, in addition to experience in teaching and supervision at tertiary level, is highly desirable.
  • Completed application forms together with copies of academic certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to: Registrar and Secretary, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE 1410, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM, and Application forms can be downloaded from our website at
  • Deadline: 12 Mar. 2014

University College Dublin (Irl.) - Continental Europe or Global History[]

  • Lecturer (above the bar) (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in late 19th or early 20th Century Continental European or Global History, start date unclear --> this is a job starting September 2014.
  • "Applicants will have a PhD in Modern History, a proven teaching ability and a track-record of high quality research, demonstrated by publications. Preference may be given to candidates with research and teaching interests that reinforce existing areas of strength within the School, notably in the fields of international history or war studies (broadly defined)."
  • The appointee will design and deliver teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of late nineteenth and/or twentieth-century international history and will develop the School’s research profile through the production of high quality publications and attracting external research funding.
  • Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:
  • Deadline: 5pm (GMT) 16 Jun. 2014

University of Kent (UK) - Imperial History, 1100-1800[]

University of the Pacific (CA) - [Non-TT;VAP] Latin American History, U.S. Latino/a Studies, Borderlands[]

  • One-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Latin American History and U.S. Latino/a Studies,  Borderlands beginning August 2014.
  • See original posting (link above) at Latin American History 2013-14

University of South Florida - 16th-19thC, Caribbean & South Atlantic[]

  • 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Caribbean & South Atlantic, c.16th-19thC, to begin Aug. 2014
  • Specialisations of interest "includ[e] all sides of the Atlantic but excluding projects focused on England or British North America. Candidates’ work should fall within the 16th through the 19th centuries. Preference will be given to candidates whose work contributes to existing departmental strengths"
  • "In the event that Ph.D. in history is not completed by August 7, 2014, initial appointment will be made at the rank of instructor."
  • "To submit application go to Include cover letter, CV, and a writing sample (a chapter or article). Mail three Letters of Recommendation to Professor Fraser Ottanelli, Department of History USF 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SOC 107 Tampa, FL 33620"
  • Deadline: 17 Jan. 2014

University of Vienna (Austria) - [Senior] Latin America & Transnational/Global perspectives[]

[the Univ. of Vienna job page is a bit unclear: I found the posting here AFII (talk) 06:55, June 27, 2013 (UTC)]

  • Full Professorship in Latin American History in Transnational or Global History Perspective
  • "Professors are expected to represent the whole dimension of the assignment, and that she or he has a clear profile in Global History as a discipline. Adequate language knowledge (Portuguese, Spanish, English, French) are taken as granted. We expect international experiences in research and teaching as well as the capacity and willingness to teach at all levels of studies (Bachelor, Masters, PhD, teaching degree)"
  • PhD and post-doctoral experience required; Habilitation or equivalent required, as well as publications, etc.
  • Deadline: 25 Sept. 2013

University of West Florida - Non-TT VAP[]

  • Specialization is open, although the department has special interest in candidates with the ability to teach course(s) in African, Asian, Latin American or Middle-Eastern history.  Other areas of interest may include, but need not be limited to public history or historic preservation.
  • In addition to teaching two survey courses, the successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in the scholar's specialization.
  • Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references to the online jobsite by March 31, 2014.

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - Global south[]

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship in the Global South, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "..with a specialization in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or South East Asia, Subfields and chronological areas of specialty are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose interests are transnational and/or interdisciplinary in nature."
  • "Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in history or to have extensive graduate-level historical training as part of the completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant interdisciplinary field, such as African Studies, Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, or Southeast Asian Studies.  Applications by candidates with a Ph.D. dissertation defense date prior to the date of hire will be considered"
  • "Teaching responsibilities include the ability to teach the pre- and post-1500 world history introductory surveys as well as sophomore surveys and upper-division courses in the candidate's general fields of expertise"
  • "To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum Vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, at  and three letters of reference (emailed directly or via interfolio to   Applications will not be fully considered until all materials have been received."
  • Review begins: 3 Feb. 2014
  • "First-round finalists will likely be contacted for phone interviews by early March 2014.  We anticipate scheduling campus visits in late March and early April 2014"
  • Anything yet? 03/05
  • Phone interviews taking place later this week 03/05 
  • Thanks for the update!
  • Have the interviewees already been contacted? 03/05
  • Yes, contacted the last week of Feb
  • Does anybody know if the committee is still in the process of contacting applicants about phone interviews? (03/08).

Upper Iowa University - World with North American[]

  • Full Time TT positions in history on the residential campus beginning Aug. 2014
  • Applicants' areas of specialization are less important than the demonstrated ability to teach 24 credit hours per year from the following list of classes: World Civilization I & II, American Civilization I & II, African American History, U.S. Women's History, Modern World History, Colonial and Revolutionary America, New Nation to Civil War, Reconstruction to World War I, Recent America (1919-) and American Economic History.
  • SHORT Deadline: review begins immediately [posted 24 Jun. 2014]
  • See full posting (link above) on North American History 2013-14
  • Received a call for a phone interview to be scheduled for later this week. (7/7/14)
  • Any word on this one? (7-18-14)

Wilmington College - Global History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Global History; Latin American specialty preferred, to begin Fall 2014
  • Candidates must have Ph.D in History or plan to defend in 2014;
  • Please e-mail letter of application, vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Wilmington College, Director of Human Resources, Pyle Center 1187, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH  45177-2499 (; Electronic applications only. 
  • NB: Wilmington College [is] a career-oriented liberal arts institution affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • 3X3 teaching load (4 credits each)
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • 12/13 Very friendly phone call to schedule AHA interview (x4)
  • Snail mail rejection (1/6)
  • Offer made and accepted in early February. Congrats to the new Asst. Professor!


CUNY - John Jay College[]

NYU Abu Dhabi - Ancient World Concentration (Open Rank)[]

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) for its Ancient World Concentration. While the field of specialization is entirely open, we would expect the successful candidate to be someone whose teaching would encompass a broad perspective on the ancient world, and would be active in forging connections with colleagues in related disciplines. We would especially encourage applications from people whose interests include the Ancient Near East.
  • Applications are due by November 1, 2013, and will be reviewed until the position is filled. We hope to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Philological Association/Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting in Chicago on January 2-5: candidates should indicate in their application whether they expect to be present at that meeting.
  • To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a writing sample (ca. 20 pages),and three letters of reference, all i9n PDF format. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to the Chair of the appointing committee, Professor David Levene ( or +1-212-998-8598).
  • does anybody have any news about this position? (x2)
  • Classics wiki says APA interviews have been scheduled (12/3). Anyone hear of skype interviews (or the like) for those not going to APA? 
  • have they sent out rejection emails?
  • rejection email (12/20)
  • any information? (01/20)

Old Dominion University (VA) - Ancient World (Mediterranean/Indian Ocean)[]

University of Minnesota, Duluth - Ancient World[]

  • The Department of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth has a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the history of the ancient world to begin August 25, 2014. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on the Mediterranean world including Greece and/or Rome, trans-regional connections, Egypt and/or Northeast Africa, and/or Indian Ocean networks. Training and/or experience in museums or public history a plus.
  • Essential qualifications include: Ph.D. or equivalent in History, Classics or related field from a regionally accredited university (doctorate must be in hand by July 1, 2014), demonstrated ability in relevant languages, demonstrated teaching experience (T.A. experience is acceptable), demonstrated potential for research and publication, excellent written communication skills, and an ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • The University of Minnesota requires online applications for this position. For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit http// and search for job requisition 187935. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning December 16, 2013.
  • Do they plan to interview at AHA?


Rhodes College - Medieval History[]

Early Modern[]

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Unviersity - Pre-1800, excl. USA[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in world/global history before 1800, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "The Department is most interested in scholars whose work addresses issues of global interaction, cross-cultural encounters, and/or trans-regional inquiry.  Specialists in any region of the world, except the United States, are welcome to apply"
  • "The successful candidate must show evidence of a research agenda with the potential to make significant contribution to her or his field. She or he will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate educational missions by teaching innovative courses in pre-1800 world history and by working with colleagues to develop a two-semester world history sequence"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates must apply online at (posting # TR0130117) and provide a letter of application, a CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy.  Three letters of reference should be sent to: Pre-1800 World History Search Committee
    Department of History (0117), 431 Major Williams, 220 Stanger St., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Has anyone had any news about this position?
  • Phone interviews scheduled.
  • On Campus Interviews Scheduled: 12/19


CUNY, Bronx Community College (NY) []

  • Full-time tenure-track position in History of the Modern World, to begin Fall 2014
  • Additionally, candidates should have a specialization in African-American History, Latin American History or American History. Evening, early morning or weekend teaching may be required. The position also entails departmental and college service, including student guidance and committee assignments.
  • Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID # 9708. Please attach resume, cover letter and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Please upload all documents as one file. Please do not include any other documentation.
  • Deadline: 31 Jan. 2014
  • Any news?

Liverpool John Moores University (UK) - European political and/or International Affairs/Global History[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full) in History
  • "An ability to teach in one or more of the following areas is essential: European political history and/or international affairs/global history (all with a primary focus on 19th/20th Century)."
  • "Applicants should have a good first degree and PhD in History or cognate discipline. This should be coupled with an appropriate level of teaching experience at degree level and a commitment to teaching excellence. Applicants should have a strong research profile, commensurate with their stage of career, and a commitment to developing both their own research profile and the activities of the History subject area more generally."
  • For further details and to apply see Online
  • Deadline: 15 Apr. 2014

University of Bristol (UK) - 19th/20th C Transnational/Global[]

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in 19th/20th Century Transnational or Global History (with research interests in Africa/the Americas/Asia), to begin Sept. 2014
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2014), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research. S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the research profile of the department of Historical Studies. S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students.
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: not stated in Ad
  • Longlisted candidates should be contacted around 3 Jan and asked to submit 10,000 word writing sample by 13 Jan.
  • Shortlisted candidates should be contacted around 24 Jan and invited to interview on 28 Feb
  • Received email rejection (1/6) (x3) (I wonder if they received as many applications as UBC did...)
  • Was longlisted, have now received interview rejection email (24 Jan)

University of British Columbia (Can.)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of Modern International History to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • Must have PhD or be near completion
  • "The committee is particularly interested in work that explores international, transnational, or global dynamics in innovative ways. In addition to inter-state relations, relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, empire, post-colonialism, race, religion, human rights, development, the environment, gender, cultural relations, conflict and violence, and global governance. All applications are welcome, but preference will be given to scholars whose work lies within the period from the late nineteenth century onwards and to those whose research complements and expands on the department's existing strengths"
  • " In addition to offering courses within his or her area of specialization, the successful candidate will contribute to the university's interdisciplinary undergraduate program in International Relations by teaching War and Society and/or International History in the Twentieth Century, both of which are required fourth-year history courses within the international relations major."
  • "Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website...and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and up to three samples of scholarship, including published articles, unpublished papers, or book chapters. Applicants should also arrange to have confidential letters of reference from three referees sent by email to  or by mail to: Ms. Jocelyn Smith, Modern International History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, Room 1297, 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA."
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2013

University of Northern British Columbia (Can.)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of the Modern World (regional specialisation open), to begin 1 Jul. 2014
  • Strength in the history of health is preferred.
  • Applicants should have a completed PhD, an established program of research, and a record of teaching excellence. Ability to complement and extend established strengths in the History department will be a definite asset.
  • The incumbent will be expected to teach an introductory survey in modern world history, courses in modern European history, and senior courses in his/her area of expertise; candidates’ ability to contribute to the graduate program will also be considered important.
  • Applicants should forward a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a representative writing sample/publication, and the names of three referees, quoting competition #FAHI15-13 HN to:  The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9.  Fax:  (250) 960-5791.  Please direct inquiries to:  Dr Jacqueline Holler, Chair of the Department of History, at Telephone (250) 960-6343,  This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval.  Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:
  • For full consideration: 31 Jan. 2014 but position is open until filled.
  • Also posted at European History 2013-14
  • Any news yet? 26/2
  • Contacted for campus interview. 26/2

University of Waterloo (Can.)- [Full Prof.][]

  • Tenured full professorship for an "exceptional senior scholar with a world-class scholarly record in modern global history, specializing in one or more of the following areas: health and medicine, science, technology, the environment, or human rights", to begin on or before 1 Jul. 2014
  • “Tier 1 chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders
  • "Applications should be submitted through the University’s Job Application System at All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority."
  • Review begins: 20 Nov. 2013.

University of Zurich (Switz.) - 18th-20th C Global Hist w/focus on Asian History[]

  • Professorship in 18th-20thC Global History with a focus on Asian History
  • "Candidates are expected to have completed their habilitation or equivalent qualifications or, as the case may be, have an advanced postdoctoral research or habilitation project. Depending on the qualifications of the appointee, the professorship will take the form of a chair or an assistant professorship with tenure track."
  • " Since administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment"
  • "Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications (without the publications themselves), a description of courses they have taught, a description of completed research projects, and a list of acquired external funding. Applications should be mailed as a single PDF file to University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zurich,"
  • Deadline: 10 Jan. 2014.


Drexel University (PA) - African Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African Studies, to begin Fall 2014
  • " A transnational approach is desired, and relevant subfields include African diaspora, Atlantic history, and Afro-Caribbean history."
  • see full posting (link above) at African/Middle East History 2013-2014

Florida State University - Early Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Modern Atlantic World History, (sixteenth to early eighteenth centuries) to begin Fall 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "The areas of specialization are open.  Successful candidates will be expected to work with the department’s diverse undergraduate and graduate students and supervise PhD candidates"
  • "Please forward a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation (which may be sent separately), and a short writing sample (chapter or article of no more than 40pps) as pdfs to "
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2013
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • E-mail invitation to AHA interview (12/12)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/9)
  • Offer made and accepted

Knox College (IL)- [non-TT; VAP][]

  • Two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in the History of the Atlantic World, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "...with specialization in the field of history of the Atlantic World in the early modern period, including colonial North America.  A sub-specialty in East Asian or African history is a plus.  PhD preferred, but ABDs will be considered.  Candidates should have experience in or commitment to working with diverse populations of students."
  • "The successful candidate will teach one of the 100-level introductory classes through which students enter the major through the study of primary documents.  Depending upon sub-specialty of the successful candidate, such courses could include HIST 145: Introduction to African Civilization; HIST 140: Introduction to East Asian Civilization, HIST 160: U.S. History to 1865, among others.  Interest in teaching HIST 263: Slavery in the Americas, or in another course on global trade is appreciated.  The successful candidate will teach one 300-level research course in the first year of appointment, based upon their area of expertise."
  • " Interested applicants are asked to send electronically a PDF of their C.V., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to  Those who are unable to send electronic copies may send hard copies to: History Department, Atlantic World Search, Attn. Konrad M. Hamilton, Chair, Department of History, Knox College, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401"
  • Review begins: 26 Mar. 2014 and continues until position filled
  • Received an e-mail apologizing for the delay in the search and stating that I was still under consideration for the position. The e-mail also asked candidates to identify if they were still interested in the position or had accepted offers elsewhere. (June 6, 2014)

Lindenwood University (MO) - Atlantic world w/Latin American focus[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Atlantic World history with a Latin American focus
  • The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in the field.
  • Teaching Load: 4/1/4 "(which includes a January Term course) but may request course reductions for research."
  • "Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names of three referees. All materials should be submitted by email to Please indicate the job title in the subject line."
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2013

Texas A&M University - College Station[]

  • Associate Professor in Atlantic World History, to begin Sept 2014
  • "[All geographic, chronological, and thematic specializations will be considered, especially those complementing existing strengths.] The successful candidate, with Ph.D. in hand, will maintain an ambitious, productive research agenda, teach two courses per semester, recruit and train exceptional graduate students, and participate in university and professional affairs"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • I'm confused. Are they looking for an associate professor or someone more junior? The listing says associate, but the phrase "with Ph.D. in hand" seems to suggest assistant. Does anybody know?
  • They are looking for an Associate Professor.  The Ph.D. in hand bit is probably just HR lingo.
  • Definitely a position for Associate Professors only. Untenured applicants will not be considered.

Texas A&M International University - Spanish & Atlantic World History[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship of history, Spain and the Atlantic World
  • See full post (link above) at European History 2013-14

Texas Tech University[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Atlantic World History "with a major field in either Atlantic World or North America 1400-1750 to begin in August, 2014"
  • "We seek a broadly educated scholar whose research is located in the interaction of the North American colonies within the Atlantic and World Systems and whose research interests would complement or supplement the department’s existing strengths.  An interest in race, slavery, comparative political and economic systems, or indigenous resistance is welcome"
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the U. S. history surveys, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise."
  • "A letter of application, c.v., and sample of scholarly work can be uploaded online at requisition # 89504.  Three letters of reference should be sent... to Dr. Gretchen Adams, Chair, Atlantic World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013."
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2013
  • The search committee expects to meet the week of Nov 25th to determine a list of candidates for phone interviews. The phone interviews will be conducted the week of Dec 9th. 
  • Candidates who were selected to participate in 1st round phone interviews have been contacted. 
  • Request via email for more materials and a phone interview, 11/26 (x2)
  • 1/15, campus interviews scheduled

University of Dallas (Irving, TX) - Early Modern[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Dallas, a Catholic liberal arts institution featuring an extensive core curriculum for undergraduates.  Beginning August 2014. 
  • Specialization in the history of the Atlantic World in the early modern period.
  • This position is subject to final budget approval.
  • In addition to teaching in the area of specialization will have responsibility for teaching sections of the university’s American Civilization sequence as well as Western Civilization II. Ability to offer surveys in the history of east Asia or in the history of South America highly desirable.
  • Ph.D. required. Better candidates will have a substantial record of teaching in the relevant subject areas. Salary competitive.
  • Please submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a one-page statement on the meaning and purpose of liberal education and how that understanding bears upon the candidate’s intellectual concerns. Send to Thomas W. Jodziewicz, Chair, Atlantic History Search Committee, Dept. of History, University of Dallas, Irving, TX 75062.
  • Review begins: 9 Dec. 2013, but the committee will continue to accept applicants until the position is filled.
  • From the search committee: this is an open search. We are looking for the strongest candidate and will fully consider all applications received. [posted Oct. 14.]

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (MI) - Early Modern/Iberian Atlantic[]

  • Associate or full professor of Early Modern History c.1400-1750 (J Frederick Hoffman Chair), with strong priority in the Iberian Atlantic.
  • See original posting at European History

University of Missouri - African Continent, Atlantic World or Afro-Caribbean [Open rank][]

  • Tenure track position in African continent, Atlantic world, or Afro-Caribbean history
  • Full listing posted (link above) at North American History 2013-14

University of Pittsburgh (Penn.) - Two positions, early American/Atlantic[]

  • Two Assistant Professorships in Early American/Atlantic History, to begin Fall 2014
  • "We seek one historian who specializes in the seventeenth and/or eighteenth centuries and one who specializes in the early national period to the Civil War"
  • "Both positions are for early Americanists whosEuropean Historye work has an essential Atlantic dimension.  Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship and teaching and be ready to participate in a dynamic program of graduate teaching and research built around cross-regional thematic collaboration.  We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute not only to Atlantic history but to our other graduate thematic fields: Power and Inequality; Texts and Contexts; and World History"
  • Deadline: 16 Sept. 2013


Oberlin College (OH) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Global Environmental History, to begin first semester of the 2014-15 academic year
  • Teaching load: 5 courses/year "specific courses include a one-semester survey of Global Environmental History, and other classes in the candidate’s area of specialization."
  • PhD must be in hand by August 2014
  • "To be assured of consideration, send the following (hard copy or Interfolio only): letter of application; a curriculum vitae; graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference.* Materials should be should be sent to: Leonard V. Smith, Chair, Department of History, Rice 317, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074"
  • For full consideration: 1 Mar. 2014 but position is open until filled

University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI)[]

  • 9-month Assistant Professorship in World Environmental History, to begin 25 Aug. 2014
  • Candidate should be an economic, intellectual, or cultural historian working on transnational exchange and environmental transformation in the modern and/or early modern periods. Ideal candidates are scholars whose work on the global circulation and movement of knowledge, capital, or organisms advances understanding of environmental and social change in regions such as the Atlantic, Pacific, and/or Mediterranean worlds.
  • Teaching Load: 3 courses/year "General teaching responsibilities will include core courses in Environmental Studies and in History, including responsibility for teaching a world environmental history survey course for the new Environmental Studies major. The teaching load will be 2 courses per year in the Nelson Institute and 1 course per year in the History Department with at least one being a large enrollment undergraduate course each year. It is expected that all three courses would be cross-listed in both units and draw students from a wide range of departments across campus, even for graduate seminars. Supervision of graduate and undergraduate research is also expected "
  • "Applications should include a letter of application and c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (strongly preferred length: under 50 pages of text). The writing sample may be a self-standing essay, or a chapter from a dissertation or book project. Chapters should be accompanied by a brief outline or statement (less than 2 pages) that sets the chapter in the context of the larger work and its argument. Electronic submission of documents is preferred.
    Cover letter should be addressed to Professor Gregg Mitman, Search and Screen Committee Chair.
  • Review of applications will begin on close of business: 12 Nov. 2013.
  • Any news? (Dec.5)
  • None here (Dec 8)
  • Skype interview requested via email (Dec 8) x4
  • For those contacted: would you mind saying what your area of expertise is? Thanks
  • Latin America (1), North America/Atlantic (1)
  • Rejection email received (Dec 10) x3
  • Rejection email received after Skype interview (Dec 21) (x2)


College of Charleston (Sth Carolina)  []

Georgetown University - Islamic Studies and History of Islam (Al-Thani Chair)[]

  • The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University invite applications for the Al-Thani Chair from a senior scholar in Islamic Studies and History of Islam. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. with a significant publication and teaching record in the history of Islam, classical and modern, in the Arab world and South Asia and have an established track record as a leader in her/his field. The successful candidate should have an expertise and ability to teach courses in Islamic and Middle East history and related areas such as multi-faith relations, gender and human rights.
  • Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample(s), and the names of three scholarly references through Georgetown’s online application system at Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • Review of applications will begin November 4 and will continue until the position is filled.

Gettysburg College (PA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic History, to begin August 2014
  • Teaching responsibilities include World History, Islamic World survey, and upper-division courses in areas of specialization.  Fields of research and chronological period of specialization are open.  Ph.D. and previous teaching experience preferred
  • Please visit our website to submit an electronic application... Please include a c.v. and a cover letter describing your teaching and research goals.  Three professional references will be asked to submit letters of reference, at least one of which should speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness.
  • Deadline for applications: 15 Nov. 2013 and references by 25 Nov.
  • Will they be interviewing at the AHA?
  • Any word yet?
  • Request for interview at AHA, or over the phone after the New Year. 12/13 (x4)
  • Was told finalists would likely be notified in late January, with campus visits in mid-February. 1/10
  • Received email invitation for campus interview, scheduled for last week of Jan/first week of Feb. 1/16
  • Email rejection, 2/27
  • Are you rejected or did you decline the offer?
  • I wasn't the one who wrote that, but I'm 99% sure the person who did was rejected.  I say this because I also had a conference interview, and received an email rejection that same day.  This process is stressful, ain't it? :)
  • Yes, it is very stressful. I had also conference interview but I have not received anything positive or negative so far.
  • Offer made & accepted some time ago.

Johns Hopkins University - Contemporary Islamic Studies[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern/contemporary (post-1700) Islamic Studies
  • Based at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. "The tenure-track line belongs to the Islamic Studies Initiative. However, the successful candidate will hold the rank of Assistant Professor and be appointed in the home department of his/her discipline.  Excellent knowledge of Arabic is essential; knowledge of other relevant research languages is highly desirable."
  • Review begins: 30 Aug. 2013.
  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2013-2014 and Cultural Anthropology 2013-2014

Louisiana State University - South Asia/Islamic World[]

Princeton University - Jewish and/or Christian Populations of the Pre-Modern Muslim World (Open Rank)[]

  • Tenured, or tenure-track position in the history of the Jewish and/or Christian populations of the pre-modern Muslim world to begin September 1, 2014.
  • The position will be based in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The ability to teach courses on the wider history of the pre-modern Muslim world alongside those with a specific focus on non-Muslims is desirable.
  • Applicants with specializations in any period between 800 and 1800 will be considered.
  • To apply, complete an online application at
  • Review of applications will begin on 3. Nov. 2013
  • 3 finalists have been selected and their campus visits have been scheduled
  • are the job talks posted anywhere?
  • Any further news? (February 2)

Sam Houston State University (TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the Islamic World
  • "We especially seek candidates whose research and teaching emphasize cross-cultural, comparative, and/or interdisciplinary approaches. Chronological and geographical specializations open. Teaching responsibilities include the world history survey as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in Islamic history, including but not necessarily limited to the Middle East."
  • "To apply, upload a letter of application (addressed to Prof. Stephen H. Rapp, Chair of Search Committee), CV, and two sample syllabi (undergraduate and graduate, both addressing some aspect[s] of Islamic history). The two sample syllabi should be uploaded under the “Writing Sample” option. In addition, three letters of recommendation are to be sent to this email address:"
  • Review begins: 25 Oct. 2013 and is open until filled
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2013-14
  • NOTE from African/Middle East page: "Call for phone interview. 11/1."
  • NOTE from African/Middle East page: "Campus visit invitation. 11/8." 

Sewanee University of the South (TN)[]

  • Tenure track asssitant professorship in the Islamic World, to begin Sept 2014
  • "We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teaching on the modern Islamic world, with a preference for individuals who focus on cultural and social issues in the Middle East or North Africa.  Candidates in any social science or humanities field are encouraged to apply."
  • "Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.  Please post cover letter, c.v., brief writing sample, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to  All other inquiries via email to with subject heading:  "IGS Search."
  • CV and cover letter must be recieved by 30 Sept. 2013 for consideration for interview at MESA, hard deadline: 31 Oct. 2013
  • MESA interviews schedued. [posted Oct. 8]
  • Was anyone contacted for MLA interviews?
  • My understanding is that they were conducting MESA, AAA, and phone/Skype interviews.
  • Has anyone been contacted for a campus visit?
  • Anyone have any information?
  • Invitations for campus visits went out some time in December

Sultan Qaboos University - Oman College of Arts & Humanities - Islamic History[]

  • Full or Associate Professor of Islamic History, to start in the academic year 2014-15
  • "If you are interested please send a brief C.V., including teaching and learning activities, research, and community service. Copy of your qualifications. Full contact details. Personal digital photo. Copy of passport (Valid at least for one year). Please, send the information needed through your personal email to:"
  • deadline: 25 Feb. 2014

University of Antwerp (Belgium) - Modern[]

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern History of the Islamic World
  • "You will teach or co-teach at bachelor’s and master’s level, including “Seminar” (“Seminar”, 6-9 ECTS, 30-45 contact hours), “History of Islam” (biennial, 3 ECTS, 30 contact hours), a new undergraduate course in the “Modern History of the Islamic World” (biennial, 6 ECTS, 30 contact hours) and a new master’s course in the field of your expertise (biennial, 6 ECTS, 30 contact hours)."
  • PhD required plus "You have research experience in the field of the Modern History of the Islamic World"
  • appointment "Either a full-time position as a lecturer, in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria."
  • Applications may only be submitted online... A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel; More information about the application form can be obtained from Ellen Huijer (TEL  03 265 31 45) or Robin Wynants (TEL 03 265 31 41); For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Henk de Smaele (; +32 3 265 42 81) or Prof. Tim Soens (; +32 3 265 43 49).
  • Deadline: 27 Apr. 2014

University of St. Thomas (MN) - Modern Muslim World/Middle East[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Modern Muslim World/Middle East, to begin Fall 2014
  • See original posting on African/Middle-East History

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Islamic World, to start Aug. 2014
  • "Regional subspecialty and time period is open. Applicants should be capable of teaching world civilizations courses as well as upper-division courses in their area of specialization.  The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in History.  Applications from advanced ABD candidates will be considered.  Previous college-level teaching experience is strongly preferred, but is not required."
  • "candidates should arrange for all materials to be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, copies of student evaluations (if available), and one writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter) to  In the subject line of all email submissions please indicate “Islamic World Search.”"
  • Review begins immediately [29 Jan.] and continues until 24 Feb. 2014
  • Skype interview request by email, 3/13
  • anyone get a campus visit invite?

West Chester University (PA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Islamic World History
  • PhD must be in hand be start date
  • applicants must have " the ability to teach courses on the rise of Islamic civilization as well as courses relevant to the modern Middle East and survey courses in world/western civilization.  Ability to supervise student-teachers and/or the ability to teach online/hybrid courses a plus"
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 which "may include teaching at off-campus sites and/or through distance learning"
  • " Please submit your letter of application describing teaching and research interests, cv, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi, student evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to:"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until filled
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • anything?
  • Scheduled Skype interview 12/18 x 2
  • Scheduled campus visit 2/15
  • Received a rejection email after campus visit.


NYU, Center for European & Mediterranean Studies - Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow (non-TT)[]

  • The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies in Arts and Science at New York University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2014, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
  • CEMS/NYU seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following fields: comparative European/Mediterranean politics, anthropology, or sociology, or contemporary or recent European/Mediterranean history. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching interests concerning the European Union. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year (including one undergraduate and one graduate research seminar), and an advising load (with MA students and undergraduate majors). Student advising is a key component of this position. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and excellence in teaching, and have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than 2009.
  • To apply, see the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies website at The applicant should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.
  • The deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.
  •  It's hard to know whether this is worth applying for without salary numbers. 45000 dollars a year makes a bad life with a family in NY. Does anyone know what the salary has been in the past?
  • presumably youre not sustaining a family on a single stipend? If your partner works and you're willing to live somewhere other than the village, it's doable, especially if your kid's in public school. It wouldn't be glorious, but by no means "bad"
  • Has anyone heard news recently about this position? 3/10 No word? 3/24

Winthrop University (SC)[]

  • 9-month tenure track Assistant Professorship in Mediterranean History, to begin 18 Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "[inc] undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of one or more regions of the Mediterranean world as well as introductory undergraduate world surveys. Period of specialization may be Ancient, Medieval, and/or Modern. Region of specialization may be Africa, Europe, Islamic World, and/or Middle East but the successful candidate should have competency to teach other regions of the Mediterranean world as well."
  • "If the successful candidate is ABD at the start of employment, the appointment will be a non-tenure track position as instructor"
  • "Please send letter of application, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, all graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application but official transcripts will be required before employment is offered), and at least three letters of professional reference ... to [] ...Only electronic applications will be accepted. "
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Any news/info?
  • Nothing. But, I gues it is a little early, if they intend to inerview at the AHA.
  • Someone MUST have heard something by now, no?
  • 12/9: anyone hear anything?
  • Still nothing as far as I know. Honestly, I imagine by now they've already set up interviews, and the selected applicants have simply not updated this page. AHA is only 3 weeks away. 12/10
  • Email request for AHA interview (12/16).
  • Request for campus interview [2/3]
  • 4/4 teaching load is a death knell for research. I feel sad for the person who gets stuck with this terrible load.
  • That depends on how many preps are required.  Hey, in this market?  A job is a job.  Good luck to the finalists (not one myself).
  • This is a liberal arts school with small class sizes. Has this job been filled yet?
  • hate to break it to you--but small classes are as much if not more work than big classes. Big classes usually comes with TA's for grading. Small liberal arts colleges are founded on the principle of hand-holding. I know I have taught in them and I have taught 4/4. If you can pull off 4 classes twice a week you can gain time for research. I have done that too: 4 a day. It's a killer but it gives time off for research. Double classes with same prep definitely helps. But then as the person above said: a job is better than no job. Good luck & negotiate the number of preps at the outset if possible
  • Add'l campus interview(s) being held this month. 3/10