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Ancient[edit | edit source]

Wofford College (USA: SC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in early European History, to begin fall 2021
  • Deadline 15 Oct. 2020
  • Teaching Load 3-1-3 "The 1 indicates the January “Interim” term, during which professors may travel with students or teach on a variety of topics using experiential teaching methods."
  • The successful applicant will teach classes in the history of Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, as well as a third basic field, preferably non-European (such as the history of Ancient Egypt or Ancient Persia)

University of Leicester (UK:Eng)[edit | edit source]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Ancient History, to begin Jan 2021
  • Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Huw Barton, Head of School, by email at
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2020
  • Is the January start with an early November deadline odd to anyone? Not much time to secure new accommodations, prep for courses (even online), etc. 
  • [22 Oct] I'd say not; jobs in the UK often have relatively short periods between interview and start date, at least compared to hiring practices in the USA. Likely the Jan start will also be negotiable, it should be read as 'ideal' rather than fixed (many UK academics will have a 3 month notice period to work out so would not be able to fulfil this requirement).

Ancient/Medieval[edit | edit source]

University of Houston-Clear Lake (USA:TX) - Early European[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in early European History, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • Teaching Load 3/3 "which will include World Civilization until 1500, an undergraduate course on the ancient world, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in early European history and related sub-fields"
  • Desired characteristics: Research and teaching interests including: the ancient world, medieval Europe, or other related emergent sub-fields that would enrich our current curriculum. Bi-lingual skills, especially English/Spanish.
  • Appplication link. Please attach Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Writing Samples, Research Statement, Evidence of Effective Teaching. Reference providers will be contacted for final candidates only.
  • For full consideration 1 Nov. 2020 position open until filled.
    • I noticed they have a VAP who does early Europe. Wonder if the department is settled on them.

Medieval[edit | edit source]

Christendom College (USA:VA)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant professor of medieval history for a full-time position starting 15 August 2021
  • Normally, candidates will already hold a PhD, but we will consider applications from highly-qualified ABD candidates whose progress to degree completion is far advanced
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 including core courses in our four-part western civ. survey (especially HIST 101 and 102) as well as upper-level electives in medieval history
  • Interested applicants should provide the following: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) a letter of application that includes discussion of teaching experience and philosophy, research interests and goals, the relationship of research interests to teaching, and overall contributions the candidate could make in service of the mission of Christendom College; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; 5) a sample of scholarly writing; 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available).
  • Review begins: 7 Dec. 2020
    • Note that Christendom is a Catholic school, and faculty take a voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the church. (Although it is described as voluntary, it appears that all faculty take it.)

University of California, Los Angeles - The Wellman Chair in Medieval History (Associate/Full)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track senior associate/full professorship in any region of Europe (including Byzantium) from late antiquity to 1400.
  • Searching for a senior Associate or a Full Professor with a distinguished research and publication record, who is a leader in the field as well as a dedicated teacher and mentor. A PhD in history or a related field is required.
  • The search will close and the committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2020.
  • Documents should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three scholars who might be contacted for a letter of reference. A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required.

Medieval/Early Modern[edit | edit source]

Early Modern[edit | edit source]

Early Modern/Modern[edit | edit source]

Modern[edit | edit source]

St. Joseph's College (USA:NY) - [Non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • (1.5 semesters) visiting assistant professor position in modern European history (roughly 1750-present) beginning January 2021 and lasting through May 2022.
  • Specialization is open to all thematic areas and historical periods, but preference will be given to scholars engaged with Europe and the Global South (colonialism, immigration, decolonization, etc.).
  • Teaching Load: 4 classes per semester, though some semesters will include multiple sections of the same course; including modern European history and both halves of Western Civilization
  • PhD must be in hand or ABD with defence scheduled for Fall 2020
  • Application Components: Cover Letter, C.V., Unofficial graduate transcripts, Sample syllabi, Copies of student evaluations (if available), 3 confidential reference letters, A writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter) may be requested of finalists. Candidates should submit cover letter, C.V., unofficial transcripts, sample syllabi, and student evaluations in a single PDF document to Confidential letters of reference should be sent under separate cover to the same email address (
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2020

University of Massachusetts, Boston (USA:MA)[edit | edit source]

NB: posted without link to original advert. When you are adding postings PLEASE always add a link to the original listing AFII (talk) 13:08, September 9, 2020 (UTC)

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modern European History, to begin September 1, 2021
  • A PhD in History is required
  • Candidates’ research fields must focus on 19th and/or 20th-century European History.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 and includes teaching, advising, and supervising masters theses in the graduate program. The ability to teach undergraduate and/ or graduate courses in one or more of the following areas would complement existing department strengths: globalism, political history, environmental history, history of science or medicine, race, and/or LGBTQ history
  • Deadline: November 1, 2020

University of St Andrews (UK:Scot) - [Non-TT] 20thC Italy and/or Spain[edit | edit source]

  • Associate Lectureship in History of twentieth-century Italy and/or Spain, tenable from 5 January 2021 for a period of three years
  • The ideal candidate will be a specialist in Italy and/or Spain, ideally in the history of dictatorship in the mid-twentieth century. This post is intended as a temporary teaching replacement for Dr Kate Ferris who will be on leave during this time.
  • The successful candidate will be required to teach at least one of the following Honours (third/fourth year) courses: Dictatorship in Practice: Everyday Life in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Franco's Spain and the Stalinist Soviet Union; Civil War and Dictatorship in Spain, 1936-1959; and/or Making Italians: Region, Nation and Empire in Italy from Reunification to Fascism. They will also be expected to contribute substantially to lectures and tutorials of the group-taught sub-honours (second year) module MO1008: Themes in Late Modern History, c.1776 - 1989. The successful candidate may also be required to contribute to the teaching of other sub-honours modules (e.g. HI2001), and the MLitts in Modern History or Transnational, Global and Spatial History
  • To discuss this post informally, candidates may wish to contact the Chair of the Department of Modern History, Dr Matthew McLean
  • Deadline: 23 Nov. 2020


British (inc. Scottish)[edit | edit source]

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (DEU) - Senior Hire[edit | edit source]

  • W2 tenured professorship in British History and Society (from 1 October 2021).
  • Successful candidates will have a degree in either history or sociology, and a proven track record and interest in the respective other discipline.
  • The postholder is expected to teach on the international, interdisciplinary and English-language only MA in British Studies course, to develop interdisciplinary research projects, to take a leading role in the Graduate School for British Studies and the Berlin Britain Research Network, in the Centre’s high-level knowledge transfer activities, as well as seeking third-party funding and developing the Centre’s public profile in general.
  • Successful candidates should either have a working knowledge of German, or be willing to learn the language, in order to fulfill their leadership and administrative functions, and need to be able to speak and write English to near-proficient level. They should furthermore have an interest in developing teaching formats for heterogeneous groups, have a proven track record of excellent teaching and research, and be willing and able to supervise doctoral students successfully. Furthermore, the successful applicant will be expected to promote the Oxford-Berlin partnership and intensify links between other research departments and faculties within the Berlin University Alliance
  • Applications must include the Reference Number PR/006/20 and should include a covering letter addressed to Prof Dr Gerhard Dannemann, a full CV, a complete list of publications, a list of ongoing and completed research projects including third-party funding track record, an up-to-date record of taught courses including teaching methods and formats, a list of doctoral candidates and completed supervisions (where applicable), a one-page list of projects and ideas on how to take the Centre for British Studies into its next 25 years, and copies of degree certificates. The application should be sent as a single-document PDF via email to
  • Deadline: 21 Sept. 2020

University of Leeds (UK:Eng) - Black British[edit | edit source]

  • Lectureship (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Black British History
  • We welcome applications from candidates working in any historical field, including cultural, economic, gender, intellectual, military, political, and social history, as well as transnational and interdisciplinary approaches.
  • You will be able to teach at all levels of the undergraduate programme. You will take the lead in developing new and innovative teaching relating to your research expertise, which may include contributing to a team-taught module in Histories of Black Britain. You will also contribute to relevant MA programmes, which may include the MA in Race and Resistance, the MA in Modern History and the MA in Social and Cultural History. You will supervise research students. You will have a PhD or equivalent relevant experience in History or a cognate discipline, and relevant teaching experience.
  • To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Professor Andrea Major - Tel: +44(0)113 343 1829, email:
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2020

University of St Gallen (CHE) - British Cultures [senior hire][edit | edit source]

  • (Full) Professorship in British Cultures, to begin 1 Feb 2022
  • The appointee's research focuses on British and Commonwealth Cultures in comparative, global and/or postcolonial contexts. While a background in the humanities is desirable, the disciplinary orientation of the position is open. Possible subject areas include – but are not limited to – cultural studies, literary studies, history, philosophy, human geography and so­cial anthropology. A focus on the 20th and/or 21st century would be an advantage, in order to advance understanding of the current constellations and conflicts in the English-speaking world.
  • Requirements: An excellent PhD thesis, a second monograph or equivalent demonstrating a high standard of scholarship, first-class articles and an outstanding track record in univer­sity teaching.
  • Teaching load: 8 hours/week
  • Applications should include a cover letter and the usual supporting documents (CV, list of publications, teaching evaluations, yet no copies of publications and references). They should be submitted online via
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2020

French[edit | edit source]

German[edit | edit source]

Irish[edit | edit source]

Ottoman[edit | edit source]

Russian/Eastern Europe[edit | edit source]

Colby college (USA:ME) - Russian & Soviet[edit | edit source]

  • one-year replacement position for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and Soviet history, to begin September 1, 2021.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses including two survey courses (one in Imperial Russian history, one in Soviet history). The two other courses might explore such themes as ethnicity, race, and nation; science, technology, and environment; sexuality and gender; or monarchy, autocracy, and authoritarianism. Ability to teach a topical intensive writing course for first-year students is an advantage.
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching via Interfolio at the following link Questions about this search should be directed to:
  • Review begins: 4 Jan. 2021

University of Texas at Austin (USA:TX) - Senior Hire, Poland/non-Russian people of Russia[edit | edit source]

  • Tenured associate or full professor.
  • Geographic field: Poland or the non-Russian peoples and cultures of the former Soviet republics, though transnational research might also include Russians.
  • Preference is for a research specialization in Cultural (including literary) Studies or History, though interdisciplinary work that crosses into these fields will be considered.
  • Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Mary Neuburger, Chair, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.
  • Applications to be submitted through Interfolio.
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2020
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