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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (USA:MN) - [open rank] History, Universities and Power[edit | edit source]

  • 9-month Open Rank position for for an historian who investigates how institutions, particularly institutions of higher education, affect their communities and regions in a variety of ways including the reproduction of social power and inequality, to begin 30 Aug. 2021
  • Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).  The position will be open rank and open appointment type (tenure track, tenured, contract). The rank will depend on the qualifications and experience of the candidate, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The successful candidate will conduct research on the history of the University of Minnesota in relation to communities and organizations within Minnesota, working in close collaboration with archivists at the University Libraries. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the history of institutions, including institutions of higher education, as well as their intersections with Indigenous, African-American, and/or women's and gender history. The new hire will take a community-engaged approach to archival and interpretive work, involving students, alumni, and other stakeholders in a process of collaborative inquiry.
  • In addition to developing undergraduate and graduate courses that align with the candidate's research expertise and serve the department's curriculum, the new hire will be asked to develop one or more dynamic courses on the history of the University of Minnesota that will involve students in processes of research and interpretation and place the University in conversation with histories of higher education in the upper Midwest
  • Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page at The posting number is 338085. The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a writing sample under 30 pages, which can be accessed after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Candidates advancing in consideration will be asked to provide a longer writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date. Questions may be directed to
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2021

University of Southern Denmark (DNK) - Political and/or Digital 19th - 21st C - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor in Political History and/or Digital History, 19th - 21st C
  • The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor.
  • Teaching obligations will be reduced in this position compared to a regular Assistant Professor position at SDU and there will be substantial funds available to support research plans.
  • For how to apply and the formal requirements please consult the full call at:
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2021

Business[edit | edit source]

Cultural[edit | edit source]

University of Toronto (CAN) - Film and Media History of the Global South[edit | edit source]

  • Full-time tenure stream assistant professorship in the field of Film and Media History of the Global South, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • We are seeking applicants with demonstrated extensive knowledge of film and media history and historiography with a specialization in moving image media and culture of the Global South. Demonstrated knowledge of critical methodologies informed by Indigenous, post-colonial, critical race, feminist, or queer thought is particularly welcome. Demonstrated knowledge from a range of approaches that may include the aesthetic, cultural, industrial, economic, political, and/or technological aspects of that history would be considered an asset, as would complementary demonstrated expertise in sound studies or environmental media.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students; to participate in activities at the Institute; and to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level while establishing an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program that will expand our current research strengths.
  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link ( Application materials must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, a teaching dossier (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three external referees send letters of recommendation (signed, dated, and on institutional letterhead) directly to the Institute via email to Denise Ing, Assistant to the Director, at by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.
  • Deadline: 8 Dec. 2020

Digital Humanities[edit | edit source]

Florida International University (USA:FL)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital History
  • Area of specialization open, but ability to teach courses in modern United States History is desirable.
  • PhD should be in hand by August 24, 2021
  • The position is tenure-earning and includes opportunities for course releases from the standard 2-2 load based on scholarly productivity, enrollments, curriculum development in the digital humanities, and a role in training students.
  • Apply to Job Opening ID 520859 at Include in a single pdf file a cover letter discussing interests and experience regarding teaching and digital humanities scholarship (no more than two pages), a full c.v., unofficial transcripts, and supporting material that demonstrate digital methods in research and teaching. Please send a second copy of all application materials to Three letters of reference will be solicited from finalists at a later date.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2020 - position open until filled

George Mason University (USA:VA) - Digital History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Digital History, to begin Aug. 2021
  • Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 23, 2021.
  • Digital historians and digital art historians pursuing research in any field of history or art history are encouraged to apply. Area of study and methodological specialty are open, but only candidates who can demonstrate that they are digital scholars will be considered. Successful candidates will work at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) and will be expected to initiate and write grant-funded projects to support their work and the work of the Center. All of the projects at RRCHNM are open source and open access and our mission as a Center is to democratize access to historical information. Work at the Center is highly collaborative, including faculty, staff, and students in multiple projects and candidates should demonstrate a past record of working in teams and/or collaborative environments. The person hired in this position will be expected to collaborate with the other senior staff to manage the Center, represent it to the wider community, and plan its overall direction. Candidates should engage with our mission statement ( in their cover letter.
  • This position will have a 2/2 teaching load and will have broad latitude in developing an array of undergraduate and graduate courses in digital history or art history according to their pedagogical and research interests. The candidate will also teach our undergraduate general education course in digital history (HIST 390: The Digital Past) and will help sustain our required graduate coursework in the field. The incumbent will maintain an active scholarly agenda in the field of digital history, art history, or another humanities field relevant to our work at RRCHNM.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2020

University of Southern Denmark (DNK) - Political and/or Digital [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor level in the field of Political History and/or Digital History of the modern period (19th to 21st Century), to begin 1 Sept. 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor. Note that teaching obligations will be reduced in this position compared to a regular Assistant Professor position at SDU.
  • To qualify for the position as assistant professor you must have completed a PhD-degree in history or similar by the application deadline.
  • An application must include: Application letter, Detailed Curriculum Vitaa. Certificates/Diplomas. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio. Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position. Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers which should be submitted directly by the references to email: (Marie-Louise Wethje-Raabe) mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these letters also need to reach us before deadline. Research plan for the next three years, including description of the synergy with the Department as well as interdisciplinarity in DIAS.
  • Application and all appendices must be in English. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".
  • Deadline: 15 Feb. 2021

University of Toronto - Scarborough Campus (Canada:ON)[edit | edit source]

  • A full-time teaching stream position in the field of Digital and Public History.
  • The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.
  • Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in History or in a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated engagement with digital and public historical methods, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.
  • The position is tenure-earning and includes opportunities for course releases from the standard 2-2 load based on scholarly productivity, enrollments, curriculum development in the digital humanities, and a role in training students.
  • Applicants must be prepared to teach courses in digital and public history across all levels of undergraduate instruction, from large survey courses to research-intensive seminars. They also must be prepared to offer a second-year course in Critical Writing and Research for Historians and to spearhead the development of writing-enhanced courses for students pursuing our major and specialist programs.
  • All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 14, 2020.
  • To apply:

Economic[edit | edit source]

Vanderbilt University (USA:TN)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • "...with excellent research on any topic within an economic framework, including (but not limited to), political economy, the history of commodities, trade networks, business history, free and unfree labor, finance, economic thought, consumer cultures, and the global development of capitalism. We are open to all approaches but have particular interest in those engaging in legal and regulatory regimes and/or comparative/global work. We will consider work on any chronological or geographic specialty but have particular interest in candidates working on periods before the twentieth century and on regions outside the United States."
  • PhD must be in hand by 16 Aug. 2021
  • Applicants should upload a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at this link: about the position may be sent to Professor Jefferson Cowie -
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020

Environmental[edit | edit source]

Duke Kunshan University (CHN)[edit | edit source]

  • tenured or tenure-track position in North American Environmental History to begin in the academic year 2021-2022.
  • see full posting (link above) at North_American_History_2020-21

Virginia Military Institute (USA:VA) - Non-US[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Environmental History (non-US), to begin Aug. 2021
  • Applications from candidates with a primary focus on any temporal or geographic field except the United States are welcome; applicants taking transnational or inter-disciplinary approaches are especially encouraged.
  • PhD must be in hand by May 2021
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The most attractive applicants will be those able to offer an array of upper-division courses demonstrating innovative approaches to or perspectives on environmental history. Other teaching responsibilities include both halves of VMI's Core Curriculum course in World History
  • Applicants must complete an online state application and submit letters of interest, curricula vitae, and an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work at: - In addition to the materials submitted online, applicants should have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching) and samples of scholarship not readily available in electronic format sent directly to: Environmental History Search Committee, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae, or application forms directly to the department.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2020
  • Interview requests have gone out.

Gender and/or Women's[edit | edit source]

Kennesaw State University (USA:GO)[edit | edit source]

  • nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies faculty position beginning August 2021
  • Applicants should possess expertise in the study of gender and history with an expectation of teaching Women’s History and courses in the Gender and Women’s Studies program in addition to general education courses in US or world history. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty teach courses in various modalities, i.e., face-to-face, hybrid, and online
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2021
  • Responsibilities include: Teaching and developing courses in Women’s history and courses in Gender and Women’s history at the undergraduate and graduate level; Teaching undergraduate survey courses in history and Gender and Women’s Studies; Service to the Dept/College/University/professional community is expected; Scholarship/Research expectations appropriate for faculty at an R2 university with “higher research activity” designation.
  • For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit
  • Deadline: 4 Jan. 2021

Intellectual[edit | edit source]

Maritime[edit | edit source]

Military/War[edit | edit source]

University of Utah (USA:UT) - US Military[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in American history since 1865 with a research specialization in the United States military engagement with the wider world.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including upper division courses on American history, the one semester US survey, and an undergraduate course in historical methodology.
  • In addition to a cover letter, CV, and writing sample, please submit a 1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (The diversity statement is the “Applicant Document Other”)
  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2021

Politics[edit | edit source]

University of Southern Denmark (DNK) - Political and/or Digital[edit | edit source]

  • see link, above, under 'Digital Humanities'

Public[edit | edit source]

Belmont Abbey College (USA:NC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Public History to begin Aug. 2021
  • The selected candidate will develop a Public History minor for the department, direct student internships, and cultivate relationships with local historical institutions.
  •  An earned doctorate is preferred but ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will possess experience in Public History, preferably with a minimum of two years’ experience working in museums, historical societies, or related organizations. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • A primary research and teaching focus in early U.S. History (pre-colonial era through the Civil War) is also required.
  • The preferred candidate will also possess coursework, publications, or relevant experience in any of the following subfields: Latin America; East Asia; or Digital History.
  • The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to using the subject line “History Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)

Valdosta State University (USA:GA) - US and Public[edit | edit source]

Religious[edit | edit source]

Urban[edit | edit source]

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