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The Department of History at Emory University is excited to announce the establishment of the Cahoon Family Chair in American History.  We invite applications from scholars at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank with research and teaching expertise in pre-20th century Native American history.  We are especially interested in applications from women, members of under-represented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching endeavors.  Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to provide intellectual and programmatic leadership across the University and throughout the broader community.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement explaining their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021. Full consideration will be given to applications received up to at least 30 days after review begins.  The appointment will begin on September 1, 2021.  Inquiries can be directed to Joseph Crespino, History Department Chair, at

Emory is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search.  Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials free of charge.  Apply to:

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.