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Schools With Accepted Offers[edit | edit source]

Hiring Institution New Faculty Ph.D. Institution, Year Current/Previous Position
Angelo State James B. Wall University of Georgia  Angelo State
Arizona State University Katherine Bynum Texas Christian University
Case Western Reserve
City College of New York Alexandra E. Stern Stanford University (2020)
College of William & Mary

Cornell University

Eastern Illinois University
Florida Atlantic University
Kansas State Kristen Epps University of Kansas (2010) University of Central Arkansas
Purdue University  Jonathan Lande Brown University  Weber State
University of Oklahoma Cori Simon University of Wisconsin-Madison (2020)
University of South Carolina Aiken Sarah King Binghamton University, 2019 SUNY Geneseo

University of Texas, El Paso

Virginia Military Institute Jonathan S. Jones  Binghamton University, 2020
Williams College
Yale University

Open/Mixed[edit | edit source]

Angelo State University (USA:TX) - Texas and US History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in United States history, with a specialization in Texas history beginning in Fall 2020
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 typically three sections of U.S. survey (both halves) and one advanced course. The University offers a minor in Mexican American Studies, to which the person hired for this position would contribute. Tenure track faculty are also expected to be engaged professionally with their disciplines.
  • PhD in history or related field at the time of employment.
  • Documents Needed To Apply: Required Documents, Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts (Unofficial). Optional Documents: List of References, Other
  • SHORT deadline: 29 Nov. 2019 (ad posted 12 Nov)
  • Something similar posted this summer. There's almost certainly a preferred/inside candidate. [They hired their VAP, so yes to the inside candidate].
    [Dec 10] Skype interview request 
  • [23 January] Notified via email that finalists were selected. Best of luck!
  • [February 4] On campus interviews of finalists have begun.

Bemidji State University (USA:MN) - US, World & Environmental[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor of History, to begin 18 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 4 three credit courses/semester "(three or four preparations)" "Teach courses in Environmental History, Post-Civil War American History, and Non-European World History. The incumbent would be expected to teach courses that would include, but are not limited to World History II survey (1500 to present), the US History I survey and/or the US History II survey (divided at 1877), a survey in Environmental History, and a range of upper-division world history courses."
  • Earned doctorate in History or closely rel ated field from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment.
  • All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment. Apply online:https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/ - A complete application will include the following attachments: Cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and your specific interest in working at Bemidji State University; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Teaching statement documenting teaching experience and success and demonstrated interest in the teaching-learning process.
  • Deadline: 2 Jan. 2020
  • [27 Jan] Request for Zoom interview (x2)
  • Any news on on-campus interviews?
  • They said the last Zoom interview was the 13th of Feb or something. I suppose they'll extend campus invitations soon--if they haven't already.
    They have extended campus invites
  • It is pretty clear that they're probably going to hire the environmental guy who is already there in a temporary capacity. Maybe I'm wrong about this, but I doubt it. I don't know why I wanted to waste my time applying, but I did. Fake searches waste everybody's time and shouldn't be a thing. 

California State University, East Bay (USA:CA) - Migration & Slavery in the Americas[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in History (Migration and Slavery in the Americas), from 1492 to the independence movements in the Americas, to begin Fall 2020
  • We seek candidates who emphasize race, rebellion, and the complex notions of work, freedom and citizenship in the Americas (North America, South America, and the Caribbean). An interest in environmental history and sustainability is a plus. A tenure-track hire would also teach the early US History survey courses and support the Department’s core offerings in historical writing and historiography, as well as graduate courses.
  • A Ph.D. in history or related field is required.
  • Please submit a letter of application which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, along with: a complete and current vita, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising, via Interfolio (see “Apply Now”) https://apply.interfolio.com/61683
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2019
  • [Nov 1] Any updates from Cal State East Bay?
  • [Nov 11] request for phone interview.
  • [Jan 18] Any updates, anyone?
  • Campus interviews scheduled

California State University, San Bernardino[edit | edit source]

  • tenure track, Assistant Professor of United States history, with preference given to experience in California single subject teaching requirements and public history.
  • The successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD in History or related field by time of appointment,
  • The successful candidate for this position is expected to teach and develop upper and lower division courses on United States history, including courses dealing with teaching methods in history, and public history. The candidate will also be expected to work with the main campus in overseeing the Social Sciences CSET-waiver program.
  • Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment emailed to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu, and copies of all postsecondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment). Also include a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 250 words).
  • Review begins: 31 Oct 2019

California State University, San Marcos (USA:CA) - Pre-Colonial Americas through the Civil War Era[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in History (fields in pre-Colonial Americas through the Civil War), to begin in August 2020.
  • Ph.D in History or historically based interdisciplinary degrees (i.e. American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, etc.) by August 2020.
  • Ability to contribute to the BA and MA courses on Digital History and/or Public History/Applied History.
  • All applications must include: over letter that address the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy, curriculum samples, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of Digital History and/or Public/Applied History Expertise, a completed Faculty ApplicationApplicant Survey 1920. Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to: HistoryTT1819@csusm.edu
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • [1 Nov] received request for video interview (x2)
    • any news? 
    • campus visits have happened 

Claremont Graduate University (USA:CA) - 19th & 20th C[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track or tenured) in 19th or 20th century U.S. history, to begin in Fall 2020
  • The fields for the position are open but we will look with special interest on candidates with expertise in archival studies, public history, the history of material culture, women’s history, history of the West, and/or environmental history, particularly when that expertise demonstrates interest in the experiences of historically underrepresented groups.
  • PhD in history is required
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrably strong record of teaching and publications. The successful candidate will also possess experience with and/or a capacity for advising a diverse student body. Additional responsibilities include participation in the university governance at different levels and collegial collaboration within the department and the university, contributions to scholarly and other communities, and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges.
  • Applicants should submit an application letter, CV, and list of three reference online to the following link on workable: https://claremont-graduate-university.workable.com/jobs/1132427
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2019 and continues until position filled
    • Any news?
    • Skype 
    • This non-rejection rejection. I appreciate the update, but they don't need to send the most anglophone beat-around-the-bush response ever: 
      • Dear applicant, Thank you for applying to the Claremont Graduate University Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor position in U.S. history. Due to the breadth of the job ad, there was an extremely large and talented pool of candidates, full of amazing scholars at all levels from multiple areas and time periods. While your application is still open for further review, I wanted to send you an update on the progress of the search. The committee conducted a first round of interviews at the beginning of December and has invited a short-list of candidates for campus visits at the end of January/beginning of February. We truly appreciate your interest in this position and CGU. 
    • [This was the worst rejection email I have gotten yet!] x2 

Colgate University (USA:NY) - [Non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • One-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of the United States, to begin in fall semester 2020.
  • The specialization is open, but the Department would especially welcome applications from persons with teaching competence in the history of capitalism or the history of war and violence.
  • Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses including introductory and upper-division courses in the field consistent with the candidate’s interests and departmental needs, and may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits highly competitive.
  • Please send a cover letter, a CV, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Prof. Alan Cooper, Chair of the Search Committee, through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16115.
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2020

College of Idaho (USA:ID) - [Specialization Open][edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in US history, beginning in fall 2020
  • PhD in hand at time of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3-1-3. Specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities include US and Civilization surveys and a wide range of upper-division courses covering the breadth of US history
  • Department values candidates who have experience working with and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. 30% of CofI students are first generation, 18 percent are international, and 15 percent are Latinx
  • Generous professional development funds for research, conference travel, and sabbatical leave available
  • Send a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, recent course evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to HR@collegeofidaho.edu with subject line, US History Search. Shortlisted candidates will be notified and asked to provide a writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from referees or through Interfolio<
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2019
  • Invitation for video interview in early January [Dec. 11] x2
  • Any update re: on-campus interviews? [January 22] [Not yet, as of 1:10 PST on 22 Jan!] - Campus invites have been made.
  • Experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Now watch them hire the most privileged people. 

The College of St Rose (USA:NY) - [Non-TT] US/Borderlands[edit | edit source]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern US/Borderlands
  • This is a one-year appointment, beginning in August 2020 and continuing through May 2021. A Visiting Faculty member may be offered an appointment of one or more additional years after successfully teaching one academic year.
  • PhD preferred but An ABD from an accredited institution in History will be considered if the degree will be completed within 1 year from date of appointment.
  • Responsibilities will include teaching 12 credits per semester of undergraduate history courses from among the following courses: HIS 227 US History Since 1865, HIS 249 Latin American Colonialism, HIS 251 Latin American Modernization, HIS 321 US Policy in Latin America, HIS 357 Mexico, HIS 383 Recent US History, HIS 380 Special Topics, HIS/POS 498 Capstone Seminar
  • https://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=118553
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 26 Nov] and is open until position filled

The College of Wooster (USA:OH) - [non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • One-year visiting assistant professorship in U.S. History (period open) beginning in August 2020.
  • We welcome applications from candidates in any sub-field or specialization.
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses "including a two-semester survey in U.S. history, topical courses in their field of expertise, and courses for non-majors. They may also supervise independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program of faculty-mentored undergraduate research. In addition, we are interested in candidates whose research and teaching can connect with one or more interdisciplinary programs at The College of Wooster such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Global & International Studies, Urban Studies, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies."
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (such as research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three references letters through Interfolio.
  • For full consideration: 1 Mar. 2020
  • Expect this to be already spoken for. The last two Americanist VAPs went to individuals who shared a dissertation committee member with a tenured member of Wooster's faculty. 

Columbia University (USA:NY) - [Open Rank][edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship through full professorship with tenure, to fill the Robert Gardiner Professorship in United States history, to begin as early as Jul. 2020
  • [Note: this is for NEW YORK history. City or state.]
  • Candidates may specialize in any period and subfield. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in History; Department faculty also normally contribute to the Core curriculum of the College.
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS): http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4076. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Mae Ngai at mn53@columbia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Sia Mensah at sjm2206@columbia.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019
  • [13 Nov.]: any word?
  • [29 Nov.]: any update?
  • [3 Dec.]: nothing x2
  • [5 Dec.]: Received rejection e-mail from Mae Ngai


Dalhousie University (CA)_ Limited-term Asst. Prof[edit | edit source]

  • Ten-months limited term in post-1865 U.S. history to begin in Fall 2020
  • Applicants must have a PhD in hand by 1 August 2020 and demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and a scholar.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 which will include suverys in 19th anc 20th century and a mixture of smaller, upper level courses.
  • Applications will be accepted until March 27 and must include the following:
    -A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee
    -A CV
    -A teaching dossier that addresses teaching effectiveness and philosophy
    -A writing sample of not more than 20 pages
    -Names and contact details for three referees; reference letters will be solicited after the files are reviewed.

Please apply for this position directly via PeopleAdmin.

  • Closing date: March 27.
  • [April 21] MS Teams interview
  • [April 28] Any updates?
  • [May 19] Rejection e-mail

Denison University (USA:OH) - pre-1865 [non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • One-year visiting position in pre-1865 U.S. history to begin in Fall 2020
  • Ph.D. in History and college-level teaching experience preferred
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 which will "include a one-semester introductory survey course in African American history (HIST 193/BLST 193) and upper level seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise."
  • Applications must include a letter of application that includes discussion of the candidate’s scholarship, teaching interests and philosophy, and potential to foster diversity among students and the larger campus community; a C.V.; at least one sample syllabus; an unofficial transcript; and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 6 Jan. 2020 and continues until position filled

Drake University (USA:IA) - Race[edit | edit source]

  • full-time tenure-track assistant professor position for a dedicated teacher-scholar with expertise in the history of race in the United States, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Preference given to candidates with research and teaching interests in African American and/or Latinx history; further specialization and time period open.
  • Ph.D. preferred, but candidates in final stages of completing the dissertation will be considered
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The successful applicant will teach introductory and advanced-level undergraduate courses and advise/mentor students.
  • To apply, go to https://drake.HireTouch.com/ and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and any syllabi and teaching evaluations from the most recent teaching year. Finalists will be asked to send three confidential letters of recommendation separately to Karen MacKinnon, department assistant, by email, karen.mackinnon@drake.edu. Questions may be directed to Matthew Esposito, the search committee chair via email, matthew.esposito@drake.edu
  • Review begins: 31 Oct. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • News? [November 21]
  • [November 26] Rejection Email (x3)

Eastern Illinois University (USA:IL) - US pref. with Public[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track position in U.S. History at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Subfields open; ability to teach public history courses preferred.
  • PhD required; however, ABD considered if degree is expected by date of appointment on August 16, 2020.
  • The successful candidate will teach the US-survey as well as upper-division and MA courses in their field(s) of specialization.
  • To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter specifying the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position; CV; and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit application materials on Interfolio via the link: http://apply.interfolio.com/68257. Recommendation letters, sample syllabi, and a writing sample will be requested if the candidate advances to the preliminary interview stage
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019
    • Any updates on this search? [Nov 19]
    • Nothing [December 1]
    • They were still reviewing applications as of [Nov 21], so it could be some time.
    • Candidates were contacted on November 22 for Skype/Zoom interviews.

Furman University (USA:SC) - African Diaspora [Open Rank][edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant, associate, or full level in the history of the African diaspora with a focus on North America
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Required Documents (Upload all application materials as a single PDF in the order listed below.): Cover letter (The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.); Resume/C.V.; Diversity statement; Teaching philosophy and two sample syllabi; Writing sample of no more than 20 pages. Submit three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio to lilah.westmoreland@furman.edu
  • Deadline: 25 Oct. 2019
  • 28 Oct. 2019 Update from Furman University: Candidate review has begun. 
  • 15 Nov. 2019 Update from Furman University: Candidates chosen for the short list are being invited for preliminary videoconference interviews. 
  • Interviews were the week of November 18
  • Any news here?

Governors State University (USA:IL) - US + another specialism[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Fall 2020
  • The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach courses in at least one geographical area outside the United States, preferably Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or World and/or have training or teaching experience from a transnational perspective
  • PhD must be in hand by start of appointment
  • Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of survey courses in U.S. History, upper-level major requirements (methods, public history, thesis), courses in area(s) of specialization, and interdisciplinary first year seminars. Candidates should provide evidence of strong teaching skills and the potential for a strong record of scholarship
  • applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught), a cover letter highlighting how their teaching experience and scholarship fits the position, a one-page teaching philosophy, a one-page diversity statement, a sample syllabus from a lower-division course, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with contact information
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2019 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.
  • Anyone ever hear anything? [Nov. 29]
  • Nothing here (Dec. 4]

Idaho State University (USA: ID) - US Military History[edit | edit source]

  • Online Adjunct position
  • M.A. minimum qualification; PhD preferred
  • The Department of History at Idaho State University requires an online adjunct instructor to teach US Military History for spring semester 2020.
  • The course will be delivered entirely online through the Moodle course platform. The instructor is not required to reside near the university.
  • Applicants are invited to send a CV and a syllabus or a CV and a brief overview of they would teach the course, to Dr. Justin D. Stover at stovjust@isu.edu with “US MILITARY HISTORY POSITION” in the subject line.
  • Deadline: 1 November 2019
  • Course description: HIST 4420/MSL 3320: Leadership in US Military History: Introduction to American military experience. Personal and military examples of changes made as a result of lessons learned from history. Accounts from major wars and battles throughout U.S. history are described to focus on how leadership decisions affected the success or failure of military operations

Indiana University, Bloomington (USA:IN) - [Open rank] Environmental[edit | edit source]

  • tenure/tenure-track position in US Environmental History beginning August 1, 2020
  • This appointment will be made to a candidate with significant promise or a demonstrated record of original research and publication in the history of human and environmental interactions in any period of North American history—preferably with direct or potential application to Indiana or the Midwest. Environmentally inflected research in public health, gender and sexuality, policy, environmental justice, or race and ethnicity is also welcome. Successful candidates should show experience in, or evidence of willingness to carry out, interdisciplinary research, as well as evidence of ability to attract internal and external funding. Teaching duties will include both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Appointments at the associate or full professor level are contingent on funding approval.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed via e-mail to: Eric Sandweiss, Search Committee Chair and Professor of History, sesandw@indiana.edu.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2019 although position is open until filled

Kansas State University (USA:KS) - US History & Managing Editor of "Kansas History" journal[edit | edit source]

  • full-time tenured Associate Professor or tenure track Assistant Professor of 19th and/or 20th century U.S. history beginning August 2020.
  • The field of specialization is open, but the department especially encourages candidates who expand upon the department’s strengths and whose work has the potential to illuminate Kansas’s place in U.S. history.
  • Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in History
  • Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course on Kansas history as well as introductory courses in U.S. history and upper division and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s areas of specialization. The teaching load in the department is currently two courses per semester, but service as editor of Kansas History entails a one-course-per-year teaching reduction.
  • The successful candidate will become the managing editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. Kansas History serves as the journal of record for the state of Kansas. The editor will supervise undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the journal and work as part of a team with the associate editor. In addition to overseeing the production of four yearly issues, the editor will manage the journal’s internal and external relationships, budget, fundraising, and outreach. A previous record of successful administrative and/or development experience is preferred.
  • Go to https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508200/assistant-associate-professor-history and click on the "Apply Now." Please submit the following documents in ONE pdf file: Cover Letter, Current Curriculum Vitae, Graduate Transcripts, Writing Sample
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2019
  • [7 Nov.] Rejection email (x4)

Kingsborough Community College (USA:NY) - [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • full-time Assistant Professor for the 2020-2021 academic year to teach a broad range of history courses.
  • The Department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in U.S. History and knowledge and ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: Latin American Studies, Transnational Studies and Gender Studies.
  • Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.
  • Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID 21492 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
  • Deadline: 5 Jan. 2020
  • Is the deadline correct? Link appears to list it as 12 Feb. 2020?
  • 5 May 2021: Email that "we have decided not to fill this position at this time." Second year in a row for this job, right? 

Lake Forest College (USA:IL) - [Non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • one-year, full-time appointment in the history of the Americas post-1600 with specialization in one or more of the following: immigration/migration/diaspora, borderlands, Latinx/Latin American, African American/African diaspora, empire/colonialism, indigenous history, and/or race in the United States.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 " will consist of a mix of existing introductory courses (Global and/or US history surveys) and new or existing upper-level courses in the scholar’s areas of specialization"
  • In a single PDF, please send the following: 1) a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Lake Forest College and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and example syllabi. Please request that two letters of reference that can speak to your teaching be sent directly to Dan LeMahieu, Chair of History, at the following email address: historysearch@lakeforest.edu.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad (ad expires 27 Jan. 2020)
  • [Dec 6] Request for Skype interview.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (USA:MA) - US after 1877 [Non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in US history after 1877, beginning January 2020 and extending through May 2021.
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in history by time of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • Interest in contributing in the areas of public history and undergraduate research is especially welcome.
  • Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references, and a teaching statement
  • Review begins: 8 Oct. 2019
  • Rejection notice received [21 Nov]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA:MA) - Urban[edit | edit source]


Anyone hear back yet? [3 Nov.]

Request for Skype interview [Oct. 30]

Any other details? Anyone else get an interview request? 

The search committee said that they're planning to do campus visits later this semester.

Monmouth College (USA:IL)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in United States History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • We seek applicants whose research and teaching adopt a comparative and/or global approach to United States History. While all areas of specialization will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates whose work intersects with the histories of underrepresented and marginalized groups in the United States, including African American Studies, Gender and Women’s History, and American Indian Studies. Candidates who can contribute to our department’s public history track are encouraged to apply
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • Candidates must be fully committed to liberal arts education and to excellence in teaching and student advising. Successful candidates will be able to teach the U.S history survey sequence, history seminars, upper-level research courses, and general education courses offered in Monmouth College’s Integrated Studies Program. (https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/academics/integrated-studies/)
  • Applications must be submitted electronically to facultysearch@monmouthcollege.edu. Please include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a contribution to diversity statement that includes a discussion of how you approach diversity in the classroom; and 6) a list of three references. Letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation.
  • Monmouth College is a private Presbyterian (Christian) liberal arts college in Monmouth, Illinois, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2019
  • [Nov 11] Any News?
  • [Nov 29] Nothing (x3)
  • [19 Dec] Has anyone heard from them? -- nothing so far.
  • [6 Jan] Surely they've moved forward by this point, right? 
  • [10 Mar] Received rejection email

New Mexico State University (USA:NM) - US/Mexico Borderlands[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professoship in the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, to begin 17 Aug. 2020
  • seeking a candidate with expertise in at least two of the following areas: public history, digital history, New Mexican history, local history, race/ethnicity history, indigenous history, environmental history, gender history.
  • For complete job description and to apply visit https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/36571.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019
  • [4 Dec] Anybody hear any news about this one?
  • [6 Dec] Phone call invitation for Skype interview.
    • ^Thanks for the update. Best of luck!

Pitzer College (USA:CA) - US Environmental[edit | edit source]

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Legal History[edit | edit source]

  • Associate or Full Professor Legal History of the United States, to begin 1 Sept. 2020
  • Princeton University invites applications from scholars with a strong engagement with the history of American law and society. The time period--from the colonial period to the present--and field of specialization are open, but the candidate should be prepared to offer an undergraduate survey on American legal history, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars on specialized aspects of this field.
  • pplicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, book abstract(s) and chapter outline(s), and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three potential recommenders as part of the online application process. Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/12681.
  • Review begins: 7 Oct. 2019 but applications will be considered until the department chooses to close the search.

Purdue University (USA:IN) - US Civil War/Military History[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track, assistant professorship in Military History / History of the American Civil War Era.
  • The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history with a specialization in the history of the American Civil War era.
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.
  • pplications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, in this order: As one PDF document, 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) a statement regarding the research agenda, 4) a statement regarding teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence, and 5) the names of three referees (no letters please); and, as a separate PDF document, 6) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book). Questions about the position should be directed to John L. Larson, chair of the search committee, at larsonjl@purdue.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Skype interviews were first week of December 

San Diego State University (USA:CA) - Modern US Military [Senior Hire][edit | edit source]

  • Tenured associate or full professor in Modern U.S. Military History to serve as the first USS Midway Chair.
  • It is expected that candidates will have expertise in the field of U.S. military history since 1900, with substantial emphasis on the period since 1940 and the role of the American military as an instrument of state power around the world.
  • PhD in history required
  • The department welcomes applications from scholars whose work will advance research, teaching, and public engagement in the areas of modern military, naval, and maritime history; the histories of war, statecraft, and national security policy; military technology; war and society; military combat operations, military humanitarian operations; post-war reconciliation; the lives of combatants, veterans, and survivors; and public memory. The USS Midway Chair will be expected to assume leadership responsibilities in SDSU's Center for Military History and to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with campus and external partners, such as the Barron Veterans Center and the USS Midway Museum and Institute for Teachers
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence appropriate to their rank; a commitment to teaching a diverse student population; excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, as well as general education surveys; and a readiness to advise MA theses and exams.
  • please apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/64834
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2019 & review begins 1 Nov.

San Francisco State University (USA:CA) - Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 19th and 20th centuries[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 19th and 20th centuries, beginning August 2020
  • PhD must be in hand by first day of employment
  • the position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching in Race and Ethnicity in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as one-half of the US History survey and/or California History survey and seminars serving undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the successful application will advise graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing program of creative and scholarly work in one’s area of specialty, and contribute to department and college through ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://history.sfsu.edu/.
  • Application: Submit letter of intent/interest; a current CV; a statement on how your teaching and scholarship aligns with the commitment of the History Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; a sample of scholarly work; a teaching portfolio including statement of teaching philosophy; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Submissions can be addressed to Laura-Lisy Wagner, Department Chair, emailed to history@sfsu.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [Nov 1] Any updates from SFSU?
  • [Dec. 13]: Zoom interviews concluded.
  • [March 24}: Not concluded, actually. Search is still open.
  • [March 29]: Thanks for the update. Do you know if they held campus interviews before coronavirus shutdowns?

Santa Clara University (USA:CA) - Modern (post 1877)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History since 1877
  • Ph.D. in U.S. History required by September 2020.
  • This includes period courses (such as Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Flappers to Beatniks [1920-1960]; Protest and Activism [60s-70s]; and Celebrity and Politics [80s to 90s]), as well as theme courses (such as LatinX and/or ChicanX, Asian American, Immigration, Women, LGBTQ+, etc.). Candidates should familiarize themselves with the University’s Core Curriculum (https://www.scu.edu/provost/core/).
  • Santa Clara University...is a comprehensive, Jesuit, Catholic university
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
    • [18 Oct]: received email with this text: "The History Department received 210 applications for its Modern American position. The search committee is overwhelmed by the very high quality of those applications and the tremendous amount of work that went into their creation. Due to the volume of applicants and the dynamic nature of the selection process, we will not be able to respond to individual requests for updates on the state of the search in the coming months.  All applicants will be notified when the position has been filled."
    • [25 Oct.]: Phone call from senior administrative assistant to schedule a Zoom interview.
    • [10 Dec.]: Has anyone heard back after preliminary interviews via Zoom?
    • [12 Dec.]: Campus visits scheduled for January. 

State University of New York (SUNY) (USA:NY) - Late 19th and Early 20th Century U.S. History, Gender and Race Specialty[edit | edit source]

  • full-time, 10 month, tenure track Assistant Professor of late 19th and early 20th century United States history with expertise in gender and race, especially African-American or Latinx gender history to begin August 2020.
  • Phd must be in hand by time of appointment
  • Responsibilities include areas of teaching such as Modern America Survey 1877-, as both a seminar and lecture course, upper level and MA seminar combined on the Modern US 1876-1941, US Women's History, Modern America MA Seminar, and other upper division and MA courses in their specialty and in online formats; advising students as an academic advisor, internship mentor, and independent project supervisor; engaging students from across the college, including those in undergraduate and MA History programs; maintaining an active program of scholarship and publication; and, sharing in the collegial and constructive governance of the History Department and College.
  • Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu. For consideration, please submit a 1) Letter of Application that addresses required and preferred job criteria (including teaching approach and experience, research interests, and commitment to diversity), 2) a CV, 3.) List of three professional references, and 4) Writing sample or publication. [In addition, have three references send letters of recommendation to: history@brockport.edu .]
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019
  • [Dec 3] Zoom interview scheduled
  • [Jan 15] On-campus interview scheduled
  • [Jan 24] Rejection email--one of the nicer ones I've gotten!

St Mary's University (CAN)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • Candidates should highlight how their scholarly interests would complement our department’s existing strengths in teaching and research.
  • Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. and demonstrate considerable promise in teaching, research, and peer-reviewed publications.
  • The ability to teach courses dealing with minority experiences in the United States will be considered an asset.
  • Applicants should submit, along with their letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent academic writing, a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees. Applications are to be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to history@smu.ca. For more information contact Dr. Kirrily Freeman, Chair of the Selection Committee, Department of History (kirrily.freeman@smu.ca )
  • Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020
  • [February 29] Any news? 
  • [March 1] email (Feb 13) requesting completed identification form to be submitted by Feb 21. Nothing since then.
  • [March 1] Same here. Thank you.
  • [March 2] Request for Recommendation Letters
    • Were applicants contacted or were letter writers directly contacted?
      • I believe only letter writers - although I got a message from Interfolio
        • Thanks.
  • [March 9] Invitation to Interview 
  • Is this Skype or campus interview?
    • Campus
  • [April 8] Any updates?
  • [May 7] Rejection e-mail sent out

Truman State University (USA:MO) - 19th and/or 20thC[edit | edit source]

  • full-time tenure-track assistant professor in nineteenth- or twentieth-century US history to begin August 2020.
  • This position requires a Ph.D. in US History or closely related field.
  • Responsibilities: Ability to teach upper-division major electives in historiography, digital and public history, and modern US history; lower-level surveys in US and modern world history; and graduate courses in US history. It is preferred that candidates also have the background necessary to administer an existing, vibrant internship program; supervise undergraduate research utilizing existing library collections; and provide effective academic and career advice to undergraduate majors. The successful candidate would be expected to be familiar with on-ground, hybrid, and online teaching pedagogies and fulfill additional faculty duties (such as academic advising, mentoring of students in research and other experiences) and provide service to the university and community.
  • The School of Social and Cultural Studies coordinates the application process. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and candidate’s documents may be uploaded at http://employment.truman.edu. Application materials may also be e-mailed to: sscssearch@truman.edu with “Asst. Professor of History Search” in the subject line, or mailed to Asst. Professor of History Search, Social and Cultural Studies, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.
  • Complete applications must include: cover letter that addresses the evaluation criteria, scholarly activity interests, and any other applicant characteristics that merit emphasis; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy that outlines the candidate’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the liberal arts and sciences, and student development; statement of research interests and goals; evidence of, or potential for, success in teaching excellence and scholarly activity; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and three recent letters of recommendation (these may be e-mailed to: sscssearch@truman.edu).
  • Deadline: 13 Apr. 2020
  • [23 Apr]Any news about whether or not this search is still happening?

University of California, Irvine (USA:CA) - Transnational[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in transnational United States history.
  • We are interested in a U.S. historian of race, indigeneity, immigration, and/or refugee resettlement with expertise in at least one of the following areas: Latinx, Southeast Asian American, African American, African diasporic, Native American, Indigenous, or Pacific Islander histories. Emphases on gender, sexuality, disability, empire, settler colonialism or sovereignty are especially welcome.
  • Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment (1 Jul. 2020).
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their research; a statement of teaching experience and interests*; a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence**; a current CV; a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and a list of three references with contact information. Applications must be submitted electronically at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05669
  • for full consideration: 1 Nov. 2019
    • [20 Nov] any word?
    • [21 Nov] request for letters and additional publications to support application
    • [11 Dec] Any news on interview requests?
      • Had Skype interview

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • One year lectureship (~VAP) in American History, to start 1 Oct. 2020
  • The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a relevant field and outstanding abilities in teaching and research. The postholder will teach at both undergraduate and Master's levels. In particular, he or she will be expected to: contribute to core teaching in Paper 24 (US History since 1865) in Part I of the Historical Tripos (years 1-2), including giving 16 lectures; supervise undergraduates in Part I American history; supervise undergraduates in final-year dissertations; supervise students in the MPhil in American History in dissertations. In addition, if student numbers make it feasible, the postholder may be asked to teach an 8-week MPhil class of their own design.
  • Furthermore, the postholder will be required to examine at all levels and to assist with academic and administrative matters in American history. He or she will: have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically in the Faculty; become a regular participant in the Cambridge American History Seminar; and participate in the life of the Faculty and University more generally. The successful candidate will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community in the American History Subject Group, which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications.
  • Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 year or the return of the postholder, whichever is the earlier.
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/24354 Please ensure that you upload any additional documents requested to the 'upload' section of the online application. Applicants seeking further information about the role are invited to contact Professor Andrew Preston: amp33@cam.ac.uk For Further information about the application process please contact the Faculty's HR Administrator, Ms Joanne Pearson (e-mail: jobs@hist.cam.ac.uk, telephone: +44 (0)1223 335350). Please quote reference JJ21726 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 20 Feb. 2020

University of Delaware (USA:DE) - 19thC African American/American Slavery [Open Rank][edit | edit source]

  • Open rank position in Nineteenth-Century African-American History/American Slavery, to begin 16 Aug. 2020
  • The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U. S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system. Candidates should also be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.
  • Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in History, African-American/Africana Studies or other relevant fields. Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2020
  • pplicants are asked to create and upload a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and the names as well as contact information for three references at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 494147. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, cdhicks@udel.edu.
  • Review begins: 9 Oct. 2019
  • [5 November] Invitation to interview
  • Offer made [19 January]

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - 19th & 20thC[edit | edit source]

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in Economic & Social History [nb start date unclear in advert, may be intended for a 2019 start]
  • To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the Subject Area of Economic and Social History, in the School of Social & Political Sciences. The postholder will have a research focus on the United States within the period from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
  • Any specialism in economic and social history is welcome, although expertise in the history of capitalism and/or environmental history would be desirable. The postholder will also be expected to offer research-led teaching across the range of the Subject Area’s existing undergraduate and postgraduate-taught programmes. The latter include the MSc in Global Economy programme; the Erasmus Mundus International Masters programme in Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL); the MSc in History programme; and PGT teaching in connection with joint programmes with the University of Glasgow’s strategic partner, the University of Nankai. In addition, there would potentially be opportunities to contribute to PGT programmes in the Adam Smith Business School.
  • For appointment at Grade 9: a substantial contribution will be made to the strategic direction of the School/College through actively engaging in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and providing academic leadership and management within the School/College.
  • Vacancy Reference: 026636
  • Deadline: 24 Jul. 2019


Offer Extended ca. Oct. 10. 2019

University of Nevada, Reno (USA:NV)[edit | edit source]

  • 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mexican-American, Chicana/o/x, and/or U.S. – Mexico Borderlands history, 18th century to the present.
  • We seek innovative scholars who take cultural, social, political, intellectual or other analytically exciting approaches to historical research. Specializations might include migration, human rights, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, political engagement, labor, economics, social justice, law, family, the arts, religion, history of science, community, transnational or education. Interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching are welcomed
  • A PhD in history or related field must be completed by July 1, 2020.
  • A 2-2.5 load is typical. (The .5 is typically fulfilled through heavily enrolled classes or mentoring senior theses.).The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses and specialized courses at the upper division and graduate level courses in the History Department.
  • Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact jobs@unr.edu, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments: 1) A complete Curriculum Vita, 2) Cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 28 Oct [nb ony posted 23 Oct]

University of New Mexico (USA:NM) - US West [Open Rank][edit | edit source]

  • Assistant or Associate Professor in the History of the U.S. West with an anticipated start date of August 2020
  • If made at the Assistant Professor level, the appointment is probationary leading to a tenure decision.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applications are invited from all subfields, including from scholars who work on topics related to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, empire, indigeneity, borderlands, and the environment
  • We seek a scholar who demonstrates a commitment to research in the history of the U.S. West, broadly construed, who can offer relevant undergraduate and graduate courses, and who is prepared to take an active role in mentoring PhD and MA students in a graduate program with a long tradition of training scholars in the field
  • Preferred qualifications: (1) a record of publication or commitment to publish within the field, as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and writing sample; (2) teaching experience at the university or college level including ability to teach upper-division courses in the history of the U.S. West and lower-division survey courses as demonstrated by some or all of the following: sample syllabi, classroom experience, letters of recommendation, cover letter, and teaching evaluations; (3) interest in mentoring undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and ability to work with broadly diverse communities as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, list of courses, and teaching evaluations.
  • Required documents: A complete application consists of: (1) a signed letter of application detailing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications noted above; (2) a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae (include an email address and telephone number); (3) an article-length writing sample of scholarly work; (4) a sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course and a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach; (5) teaching evaluations, if available; and (6) three letters of recommendation.
  • Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they can be contacted and to post the candidate name at the top of each page submitted. The above materials must be submitted electronically at https://unmjobs.unm.edu and uploaded to reference posting number (req10718). In addition, please request that recommendations be sent to history@unm.edu with subject line “Letter of Recommendation.”
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019 position open until filled
  • [9 Dec] Any news?
  • [11 Dec] Request for video interview, to be held week of January 6] [<Congrats! [And here ends any need for me to check the wiki for another year]
  • [23 Jan] Any updates re on-campus interviews?
  • [24 Jan] On-campus interviews will be held Jan. 27-Feb. 7.

University of North Texas (USA:TX) - Slavery in the Americas[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 'Slavery in the Americas', to begin Fall 2020
  • We seek applications from historians of Africa, the African diaspora, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States.
  • A Ph.D. in history or a closely related field by the time of appointment is required.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting a vigorous research program, supervising graduate training, and serving on departmental committees.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement on research, a statement on teaching, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and an article or chapter-length writing sample. Please direct questions to Prof. Andrew Torget (Andrew.Torget@unt.edu), Search Committee Chair.
  • Review begins: 8 Nov. 2019

University of North Texas (USA:TX) - pref Jewish American & women's - [Non-TT?][edit | edit source]

  • Lecturer in US History, to begin Fall 2020
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who could teach both Jewish history and women’s history; otherwise the specialization is open. Candidates with expertise in any aspect of United States history are invited to apply. We seek candidates for this position who are dynamic and creative teachers, committed to mentoring and educating our large and diverse community of students.
  • A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required.
  • Responsibilities include teaching high-enrollment U.S. history survey courses; teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization; and performing departmental service. Candidates with experience advising students, completing projects of academic administration, and/ or teaching online are especially encouraged to apply.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/32646 (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and at least one sample syllabus.
  • Applicants will find TWO job postings for lecturer positions in United States history on the UNT HR website. Applicants are encouraged to submit separate applications for both positions, since applicants will not be considered for a position for which they did not apply.
  • Review begins: 10 Feb. 2020 and continues until position filled.

University of North Texas (USA:TX) - [Non-TT?][edit | edit source]

  • Lecturer in US History, to begin Fall 2020
  • A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required.
  • Responsibilities include teaching high-enrollment U.S. history survey courses; teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization; and performing departmental service. Candidates with experience advising students, completing projects of academic administration, and/ or teaching online are especially encouraged to apply.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: http://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/32649 (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and at least one sample syllabus.
  • Applicants will find TWO job postings for lecturer positions in United States history on the UNT HR website. Applicants are encouraged to submit separate applications for both positions, since applicants will not be considered for a position for which they did not apply.
  • Review begins: 10 Feb. 2020 and continues until position filled.

University of Northwestern - St Paul (USA:MN) - US/Western Civ/Political Science[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant/Associate Professor
  • The successful candidate will also connect knowledge with the discipline of political science. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate classes in U. S. history, as well as support the department and university by teaching the introductory History of Western Civilization course. In rotation, may support the department in teaching classes on historical methods, the history senior seminar, as well as other fields related to history, such as political science.
  • Ph.D. with area of specialization in United States history strongly preferred. Ph.D. in a related field will be considered. ABD applicants will be considered. Ideal candidates will have a subfield in American political history. A secondary specialization in an area of modern world history and/or politics preferred
  • St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian liberal arts university & candidates must "Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community."
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2019

University of South Carolina Aiken (USA:SC) - post-1865[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in American History, beginning August 16, 2020.
  • Candidate should specialize in post-1865 American history and should not duplicate existing department strengths.
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 The department seeks broadly trained candidates prepared to teach both American history surveys; upper level-courses in their area of specialization; and rotating courses including The Historian’s Craft, the Senior Capstone, and South Carolina history
  • Applicants must complete the online application at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/68357, and upload a cover letter, curricula vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for United States History from 1865, and a syllabus for an upper-division United States History class. Three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Elizabeth Georgian, History Department, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29803
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2019
  • [December 6] Any News? 
  • Request for phone interview on December 3
  • Jan 29: Campus visit completed
  • [Feb. 25] Offer extended and accepted

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Latina/o & North American borderlands[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Latina/o history & North American borderlands
  • A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.
  • Submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-history/1209/13166451 Applicants to this search should upload a CV, a letter of interest, writing sample(s), and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references. Inquiries may be sent to search chair Professor George Sanchez (georges@usc.edu).
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019


?-Skype interviews conducted last week. 

University of Texas, Austin (USA:TX) - Texas-U. S./Mexico Borderlands[edit | edit source]

  • Full-time tenure-track position, Assistant or Associate Professorship, with specialization in any area of the history of Texas and/or the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, the contiguous area on either side of the current border between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, produce demonstrated evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must be able to present evidence of teaching and research publications excellence or potential for same. Background check will be conducted on final candidate
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2019
    • [7 Dec] Any word?
    • [7 Dec] Campus visits were weeks ago. Someone will likely have an offer in the near future I would imagine.
      • ^Thanks for the update!
    • [13 Dec] Rejection email received

University of Texas, El Paso (USA:TX) - Texas History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Texas History, to begin Fall 2020
  • We invite applications from scholars with research interests in any facet or period of the history of Texas. We are especially interested in critical and innovative scholarship that addresses issues such as, but not limited to, gender and sexuality, race and racialization, immigration, transnationalism, and diaspora. We expect the successful applicant to chair dissertation committees and otherwise play a central role in our doctoral program in Borderlands History, and we are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to our mission of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • PhD must be in-hand by appointment date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 he successful applicant will regularly teach an upper division survey of Texas History--which is required of students seeking certification to teach history in Texas schools--as well as the U.S. History survey, and should be able to offer other courses in U.S. History as well
  • A complete application will include the following materials: 1. Letter of interest 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Writing sample 4. Statement of teaching interests 5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine) 6. Contact information for three references
  • Deadline, not stated in ad, ad expires 16 Nov. 2019.
  • This is a job at the University of Texas - El Paso (UTEP), not the flagship UT - Austin. Also review of applications begins Oct. 1 per UTEP's HR website.
    • Video Interview on 30 October
    • Rejection letter on 11 November
    • [Jan 3] Offer extended and accepted

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX)[edit | edit source]

  • 2 positions for 3-year Lecturer in U.S. History, non-Tenure Track, to begin Fall 2020
  • The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks two Lecturers for three year non-tenure track positions to begin in Fall 2020. The ideal candidate will have specialized in U.S. History with a minor field or substantial graduate training in World History and/or Geography. Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of one year’s experience teaching at an institution of higher education. Applicants should have a Ph.D. from an accredited university in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of effective teaching, experience, and/or interest in online course development. Letter of interest should address candidate’s qualifications for the position and how those qualifications would contribute to student success at UTRGV. Indicate that you are applying for position of 3YA Lecturer in U.S. History. Primarily responsible for teaching freshman U.S. History survey courses and, if needed, an occasional course in World History. Research agenda is encouraged.
  • Application date: 15 January 2020
  • Any word after interviews? (Feb. 18)
  • Nothing here (Feb. 25)

University of Washington (USA:WA) - [Senior Hire][edit | edit source]

  • 9 month, tenured associate or full professor for the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Endowed Chair of American History, to begin 16 Sept. 2020
  • The search is part of a broader initiative to enhance the Department’s strength in the study of U.S. histories of race and empire. We are looking particularly for scholars whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching will further our Department’s commitment to prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today and to engage knowledgeably with such urgent issues as racism, sexism and gender discrimination, citizenship, immigration, nationalism, indigeneity, state violence, religious persecution, and U.S. foreign policy
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach introductory and upper division courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students.
  • Please apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/67790 Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda, undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, and record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), CV, and writing sample (article length, published or in progress). We will ask for references and other materials at later stages.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019 and continues until position filled

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (USA:WI) - US to 1877[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks candidates with expertise in U.S. History to 1877 who are committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an ative research program
  • This position carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2020/2021 academic year, commencing August 24, 2020
  • ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 1, 2021.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of History as assigned, based on program needs and in accordance with specialization, including the U.S. to 1877 introductory survey course. They will also teach the upper-division course, History of the American Family, often delivered online. They will participate in research and scholarly activities, engage in service to the department, University, and community, and contribute to department, college and university committee work.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can enhance department offerings (including for the graduate program) through expertise in the histories of gender and/or sexuality.
  • Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire website: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment. You must create an account and login before you can apply.
  • Priority Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • [22 Oct] rec'd request to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to administrative assistant. (x3)
  • phone interviews this week
    • Have you been scheduled or is this general knowledge? - yes, scheduled. (x4)
      • [2 Dec] anybody heard from the search committee? 
      • [17 Dec] Have on-campus interviews been scheduled?
        • [17 Dec] Yes - They have already held campus visits.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA:WI) - International and Diplomatic[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S. International and Diplomatic History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • he successful candidate will hold the William Appleman Williams & David G. and Marion S. Meissner Chair in U.S. International and Diplomatic History. We welcome candidates of all specializations and time periods, including applicants whose expertise focuses on U.S. foreign relations, diplomacy, and/or how the U.S. as a member of the global community responds to matters such as human rights, immigration, empire, environmental concerns, and cultural productions.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment.
  • Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (100456-FA), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2019
  • [18 Nov] asked to schedule Skype interview
  • Received rejection on 5 December
  • [17 Jan] Any updates?
    • [21 Jan] Nothing here
    • [22 Jan] Final candidates have been invited to campus

University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA:WI) - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • 2 year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) of US/North American history with expected start date of August 17, 2020.
  • The successful candidate will have a research and teaching background in US/North American history, and be prepared to teach introductory surveys (pre- and post-Civil War). We encourage candidates to propose engaging undergraduate lecture courses based on their teaching interests as well as undergraduate research seminars in which undergraduates can use resources available at the Wisconsin Historical Society and other local institutions.
  • Phd must be in hand by 17 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 (one large introductory lecture and one research seminar)
  • In order to demonstrate the promise of excellence in teaching and research and to ensure consideration, candidates must email the following documents to Todd Anderson (todd.anderson@wisc.edu): Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; Sample syllabi and assignments (one of each for an introductory lecture and a research seminar); Writing sample; Teaching statement; Diversity statement; Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must discuss the quality of the applicant’s teaching; Summary of teaching evaluations; Optional: We welcome other evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Deadline: 8am 1 Apr. 2020

Utah State University,(USU-Eastern, Price Campus) (USA:UT) US & Public[edit | edit source]

  • nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in US History at the USU Eastern campus in Price, UT, to begin 1 Aug. 2020
  • In addition, the department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental history, labor history, Native American history, digital humanities, and/or Utah history
  • Applicants should have a PhD in history or closely related field with specialization in US History and public history
  • Teaching Load: 3/3
  • To apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2084/assistant-professor%2c-history-%28usu-eastern%2c-price-campus%29/job
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2019 and will continue until the position is filled
  • [Jan 13] News? 
  • [14 Jan] Nothing here.
  • [21 Jan] Video interview requested.
  • [23 Jan] Recieved a very nice rejection email. Best of luck to the finalists!
  • [3 Feb] Any updates?
  • [14 Feb] Campus interviews in progress.

Wenzhou-Kean University (CHN) - [Non-TT] US & the world, American Business & cultural[edit | edit source]

  • Lecturer in History
  • A Lecturer is a full-time, 12-month employee who teaches 39 credits per year and provides student and learning support services during the assigned period.
  • A Master’s degree is required, but a Ph.D. is strongly preferred in the relevant or a related field for Lecturer positions. Ideally a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and English fluency are required for all positions.
  • College of Liberal Arts at WKU is seeking vibrant candidates to teach history courses including Worlds of History, U.S. History I and II, as well as upper division courses in American Cultural and Business History. The successful candidate will have experience in non-native language acquisition and demonstrated teaching excellence. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to contribute to the growth of the programs, including, but not limited to: curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment/advisement, office hours, senior project supervision, internship opportunities, research experience for undergraduates.
  • Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. All faculty may be required to teach General Education courses as needed. Opportunities are also available to teach disciplinary support courses. Candidates with an interest in teaching across disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Please send cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and contact information of three professional references by email to Search Committee Chairperson at wkuhistory@wku.edu.cn. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 10 Feb. 2020]

Whitman College (USA:WA) - US & the world, with Latin America[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in United States in the World, with a comparative field in Latin American history, to begin Aug. 2020
  • PhD required
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year The successful candidate will offer courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in 20th and 21st-century US history and US in the world, as well as take turns in the department’s required courses: methodologies and a senior capstone seminar. The individual would typically offer one or two courses on Latin America per year and would be expected to participate in the rotation of department faculty members fulfilling our contributions to the college first-year course.
  • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of History”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019
    • Anyone hear anything from Whitman yet? [Nov 29]
    • Nothing. Anyone else? [Dec 6] x2
    • Video interview requested. [Dec 9] x15
    • Campus interview scheduled [Jan 22]

Yale University (USA:CT) - US West[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the U.S. West, including Hawaii and the Pacific, to begin on July 1, 2020
  • Candidates in all subfields are encouraged to apply, including scholars who work on topics related to race, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, empire, and the environment. Applicants should have strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.
  • We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD or equivalent degree by the time of appointment.
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, and a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at http://apply.interfolio.com/65570. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later. Please contact Caryn Carson, caryn.carson@yale.edu, with any questions.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [30 Sept / 1 Oct] request for more materials (x4)
  • [22 Oct] talks scheduled
  • [24 Oct] did phone/skype interviews already happen?
  • [25 Oct] A colleague has a Zoom interview next week, so no. Oct 22 poster might have conflated this job with the 20thc search.
  • [25 Oct] dates for talks have been scheduled and circulated internally at Yale; my impression is that specific people have not been assigned to the dates yet
    • Oct 22 poster here - my mistake, the above is correct.
  • [12 Nov] Job talks have all been announced, running from Nov 18 to Dec 5.

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Concordia University - Montreal (CAN) - CRC Tier II in Indigenous Oral Tradition and Oral History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure Track Teir 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Oral Tradition and Oral History
  • We are seeking candidates from wide-ranging disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to history. We recognize the varied disciplinary trajectories and methodologies of Inuit, First Nations, Métis and other Indigenous researchers in the academy and acknowledge the history of epistemological violence and the university sector’s implication in settler-colonialism. For centuries, Indigenous peoples have been the object of outside ethnographic, archaeological, historical, and linguistic study; their material and intangible cultural heritage mined by national (white) institutions and scholars. There is therefore an urgent need to re-think longstanding knowledge frameworks as part of the decolonizing process. The successful candidate will hold a cross-appointed position between FPST/SCPA and History and become a core member of the Centre for Oral History & Digital Storytelling (COHDS).
  • Candidates eligible for Tier II chair positions must be exceptional emerging scholars within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination (exclusive of career interruptions). Applicants should have a terminal degree in their field of expertise or equivalent professional experience in their chosen field. Individuals who have taken non-traditional pathways into academia are invited to apply. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals, such as the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth, in their letter of application.
  • The ideal candidate will be a scholar, or a scholar-creator, with outstanding promise to be a leading voice in Indigenous Oral Tradition and/or Oral History, as these forms of knowledge and practice pertain to their own particular research focus. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake their chairship in such a way that maintains a living connection to an Indigenous community. The successful candidate will have a track record of Indigenous mentorship and community research partnerships, or can demonstrate the potential to develop such mentoring and partnerships. The successful candidate is expected to lead a CFI funding application that could result, for example, in a mobile story-sharing lab, further facilitating collaborative research with Indigenous communities.
  • Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. Candidates should submit the following: cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation (sent separately), teaching evaluations (if applicable), statement of research, and one sample publication to History.Chair@concordia.ca
  • Deadline: 2 Sept. 2019

McGill University (CAN) - Modern[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern Canadian History, to begin 1 Aug. 2020
  • The successful candidate should hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
  • In addition to an innovative research portfolio, the successful candidate is expected to show promise of excellence in teaching. McGill University is an English language institution; however, knowledge of French would be considered an asset.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference uploaded by the referees, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14512 .
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • 7 Nov 2019: email sent to people on the "long shortlist" requesting further materials due Nov 22

Université du québec a Trois-Rivières - Contemporary Economic[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track position in Contemporary Economic History of Canada,
  • PhD in History, or a related discipline with a specialization in History, must be in hand by start date
  • Knowledge of French is required for this position.
  • Two letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees to the following address: srh.affairesprofessorales@uqtr.ca.
  • For a full job description (in French) and application details, please visit our website at www.uqtr.ca/postesofferts
  • Deadline: 17 Jan. 2020

University of Lethbridge (CAN)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Canadian History, with a negotiable start-date of January 1 or July 1, 2020
  • All Canadian historians are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Those candidates with specialization in areas such as pre-Confederation and indigenous histories are of particular interest to the Department.
  • A Ph.D. at or near completion is required.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to teach the Pre- and Post-Confederation Canadian history survey courses, as well as upper-level courses in their area of speciality, and should expect to supervise graduate students
  • All applications must be submitted online, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of recent scholarly writing, recent teaching evaluations and sample course outlines, and contact information for three referees (referees will be contacted directly with information on how to submit their reference letters). For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/ and choose the Academic postings option.
  • review begins: 20 Sept. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • We anticipate that candidates will be interviewed beginning the first week of October.
  • Oct. 6: Has anyone been contacted about this position? Has anyone received an interview? The first week of October is gone so I guess that puts me out of the running. Good luck to everyone who applied.

University of Toronto - St George (CAN) - Black Canadian History][edit | edit source]

  • full-time tenure stream assistant professorship in the area of Black Canadian History
  • We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Applicants are encouraged to review the research and teaching profiles of current faculty members. Regional and period specialization are open, but we welcome applications from scholars whose research on histories of blackness in Canada focuses on early migrations, slavery and emancipation in Canada, free Black communities, Black and Indigenous history, histories of gender and sexuality, Black Canadian women's history, or on 19-20th century Black Canadian diasporas. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
  • Applicants must have earned a PhD by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter
  • Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, an article or chapter-length writing sample, a research statement outlining current and future research interests and including a discussion of a potential Afro-Canadian or Black Canada research program at the University of Toronto, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to history.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date.
  • Deadline: 18 Nov. 2019

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Ball State University (USA:IA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History, with primary specialization in U.S. history since 1877, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Minimum qualifications: ABD; Ph. D. from an accredited institution; must be completed by August 10, 2020; must have active research agenda in African American history since 1877.
  • Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/18904. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. James Connolly, curriculum vitae and writing sample. In addition, three letters of recommendation will be required of interviewed candidates. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 11 Sept] with a deadline of: 19 Nov. 2019


[Dec 13] Request for interview, first week of January.

Baylor University (USA:TX)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant professorship in African-American History
  • Baylor University is a private Christian university ... The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission
  • Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study.
  • You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; official transcripts showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also submit official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), and a list of three references in the application process. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R-1 institution and will be encouraged to seek external funding (which could include fellowships, grants, and other forms). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be submitted in Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/66326
  • Deadline: October 31, 2019
    • [7 Dec.] rejection email (x2)

California State University, Bakersfield (USA:CA) pref. with Gender[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, A secondary field in gender history is desirable, to begin Aug. 2020
  • PhD required by start date
  • Normal teaching load is four courses per term, with an anticipated reduction to 3 courses per term in the first two years. In addition to teaching courses in one’s area of specialty, candidates are expected to teach U.S. survey courses, undergraduate and graduate methods courses, and graduate seminars
  • Applicants should submit e-copies of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be solicited from candidates at a later date...A detailed vacancy announcement, requirements, qualifications, and application procedures may be found at http://www.csub.edu/history, or by contacting Dr. Douglas Dodd, Department of History, 10 HOB, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93311-1022; 661-654-6815; ddodd@csub.ed
  • Review begins: 30 Oct. 2019
  • [16 Nov] Extra materials requested  X2
  • [7 Jan] News?

California State University, Sacramento (USA:CA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American history to begin Fall 2020.
  • ABDs in History or a related field are encouraged to apply. The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2020
  • The successful candidate will teach courses that cover the breadth of African American history from 1619 to the present as well as the history of civil rights in comparative perspective. Additional teaching requirements include undergraduate survey courses in US history, historical methods seminar, and undergraduate and graduate seminars in African American history.
  • Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/4560.
  • Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application: 1. a cover letter addressing teaching and research; 2. a curriculum vitae; 3. a teaching portfolio including syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy; 4. a diversity statement (see description above); 5. a writing sample or example of published scholarship; 6. graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview). Candidates must also have two (2) recent letters of recommendation sent by electronic mail to the search committee at history@csus.edu.
  • Deadline: 18 Nov. 2019
  • [23 Dec] Any Updates here?

Case Western University (USA:OH)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Fall 2020
  • All categories and specializations in the field are welcome. The successful candidate for this job will have the opportunity to affiliate and work with the Social Justice Institute, a Strategic Alliance affiliated with the College of Arts & Sciences. A strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching excellence are required.
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/semester
  • Completed applications must include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, an article or chapter-length sample of scholarly writing, and relevant teaching evaluations. Submit all materials and request three (3) letters of recommendation online: http://apply.interfolio.com/66379.
  • Deadline: 4 Oct. 2019
  • 2 Dec: Rejection letter. 91 applicants.

Clemson University (USA:SC) - 19th C[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of 19th-century African American history, with preference for candidates with experience in digital history.
  • Ph.D. should be in hand by August 15, 2020
  • Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as History of the South to 1865. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and our newly-developed PhD in Digital History.
  • Candidates should make electronic submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Prof. Abel Bartley, 19th-Century African American History Search Chair, Dept. of History, Clemson University, 126 Hardin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0527 by means of Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/69172 .
  • Deadline: not stated in ad [ad expires 14 Nov.


[Dec. 15] Any news? Request for Skype interview Dec 19 


[4 Feb,] Any campus visits scheduled?


Visits scheduled for later this month 

Delaware State University (USA:DE)[edit | edit source]

Readvertised 1 Nov. with a new closing date

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American Histor,to begin either Jan or Aug. 2020
  • Ph.D. in History or in African American Studies with a specialization in history in hand by start of employment
  • The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals; DSU-AAUP CBA requirements, especially Chapters VII, VII, XII
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach survey and upper-level courses in African American history. Subfields in African Diaspora, world history, or geography subfields are welcome. The candidate will work with colleagues to help recruit and advise student and provide service to the departmental, the university and the community.
  • All candidates must submit the following materials: 1) Cover letter indicating the applicant’s qualifications, teaching and research interests and other relevant material 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) The names and contact information of two referees (the Search Committee will contact them as needed); 4) Required Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred
  • Materials may be sent to Dr. Yinghong Cheng, C/O Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy Search Committee, Delaware State University, 1200 North Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or emailed to ycheng@desu.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2019 1 Feb. 2020
  • 19 Mar: References requested last week
  • 30 Mar: Anyone heard anything more here?

Emory University (USA:GA)[edit | edit source]

  • The Department of African American Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for an open rank tenured/tenure-track position in 20th century African American history. We are particularly drawn to scholars working on the struggle for rights, especially civil rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, labor rights, reproductive rights, and/or environmental rights. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester.
  • The Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.
  • Applications should include the following: a cover letter, CV, three references (those who continued to be considered after the initial review will then be asked to provide three letters of recommendation), a 20-25-page writing sample, and a list of potential courses, including a class on the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equality and inclusion. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due October 10, 2019. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be considered.
  • This institution 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, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. https://apply.interfolio.com/65533
  • [14 Nov] Finalists invited to campus 
  • [19 January] Four campus visits scheduled for February

Florida Atlantic University (USA:FL) -19th or 20th Century African American and Africa/African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in 19th or 20th Century African American and Africa/African Diaspora History
  • Research fields and subfield specializations are open but those with expertise in public/digital history or LGBTQ history are especially encouraged to apply.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/3 and will include the U.S. and African American history surveys, the historical methods course required of majors, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in African American, African, and African Diaspora history or in subfields.
  • All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format and a writing sample (one article or book chapter). PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
  • Deadline: 8 Aug. 2020 although note that the advert says "This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice"

Georgia State University (USA:GA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in African-American History (period open) to begin August 2020
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Teaching responsibilities include cross-listed History/African-American Studies courses at all levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop upper division undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in History and African-American Studies, and to supervise graduate research for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs.
  • Ph.D. required by date of hire (August 2020).
  • Applicants should submit: 1) a Cover Letter (2 single-spaced pages); 2) a CV (if the doctorate is not already in hand, please indicate the expected date of graduation); 3) a Research Statement (1-2 single-spaced pages, include a narrative of past, current, and future scholarship); and 4) the names and affiliations of three potential referees. All four documents should be combined into a single PDF file (LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.pdf) and submitted as an email attachment to Chair, African-American History Search Committee, at HistorySearchCom@gsu.edu. Those applicants long-listed by the search committee will be contacted for three reference letters and an article/chapter-length writing sample
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2019
  • preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom. 
  • [15 Dec] Any news here?
  • [Dec 5 + 6] First round interviews 

Loyola University, Maryland (USA:MD)- [non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • One year (with the possibility of a renewal) Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in African-American History, to begin 24 Aug. 2020
  • Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Teaching Load: Four undergraduate courses a semester (ordinarily two preparations), including one or both halves of the US history survey.
  • Applicants must submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three referees at https://careers.loyola.edu. Paper applications cannot be accepted. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/45ghrqchq65bcm6z
  • Review begins: 1 Jul. 2020

Old Dominion University (USA:VI)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Field of specialization is open; applicants who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in interethnic studies and are interested in community outreach are preferred.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates must demonstrate ability to teach a United States survey course and undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course to Dr. John Weber (jwweber@odu.edu), Chair, Personnel Committee, History Department via: https://jobs.odu.edu/.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019
  • The first round of interviews will be conducted by telephone
  • [19 Nov] Request for Interview

Providence College (USA:RI) - 20thC[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in twentieth-century African American history beginning fall 2020.
  • Scholars whose research places the African American experience in an interdisciplinary, comparative, and/or transnational perspective are particularly welcome. Competence to teach in the Development of Western Civilization program as part of the regular teaching load is required. Experience in interdisciplinary and/or team-teaching is desirable.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Providence College, a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission.
  • Letter of application, c.v., unofficial undergraduate and official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to https://careers.providence.edu.
  • Deadline: 13 Sept. 2019
    • [16 Oct] Request for Zoom interview

Purchase College, SUNY (USA:NY) - 'Modern'[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modern American History (post 1900), with a required sub-specialization in African American history beginning fall 2020
  • Successful candidates must specialize in Modern American History (post 1900), with a required sub-specialization in African American history.
  • Candidates must be on track to complete a PhD by August 31, 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "plus supervision of student work in the form of the Senior Project"
  • To apply for this position, please visit our Job Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an online application.
  • Deadline: 11 Nov. 2019
  • [Dec. 17] Request for interview, late January.
  • [15 Dec.] Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?

Queens College, CUNY (USA:NY)[edit | edit source]

  • Associate or a Full Professor of African American history. Beginning in Fall 2020,
  • The successful candidate performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. The successful candidate will also serve as Director of the Africana Studies Program for a minimum of 3 years with the goal of strengthening and developing initiatives related to advancing the program, student engagement, alumni and community involvement, and fundraising.
  • For application information and more details, - Go to cuny.jobs, in the box under "Job titles and keywords", enter the job ID "21324", click on "Associate or Full Professor – African American History" and select the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.
  • Deadline: Dec 15, 2019; ad expires 30 Jan 2020

Rutgers University-Camden (USA:NJ) - Any[edit | edit source]

  • Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the field of African American history, to begin Fall 2020
  • Specialization in the 19th or 20th century is preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to teach survey courses on African American history spanning 1619 through the 21st century as part of the 2/2 teaching load, along with upper-level undergraduate courses and courses in our History M.A. program in the candidate’s area of specialization.
  • We especially encourage applications from candidates with training and experience in public history and/or digital history who could contribute to the public history program of the History Department and the affiliated Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH). Ideal candidates will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching a diverse student body.
  • Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The successful applicant will be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform on all three Rutgers campuses.
  • Please attach a letter of application describing research expertise and teaching experience, addressed to search committee chair Lorrin Thomas, along with a C.V., three signed letters of recommendation, and an article or chapter-length writing sample. If the writing sample is part of a larger work, please also upload an abstract and a table of contents.
  • Apply here: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/104241
  • Deadline: 6 December 2019
  • This seems like a good job. Does anyone know anything about Rutgers-Camden?
  • [Dec. 20] Any news on this front? 
  • [Jan 30] Anyone heard anything from Rutgers Camden?
    • [30 Jan] Nothing here
    • [4 Feb] Nothing. Silence. I assume I am not one of the lucky ones. 

Rutgers University-New Brunswick (USA:NJ) - 20thC[edit | edit source]

  • Full time tenure track assistant or associate professorship in 20th CAfrican-American History, to begin Fall 2020
  • The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates who specialize in Black Internationalism, which can encompass a range of different areas of inquiry, including transnational histories of Pan Africanism, decolonization, grassroots organizing, Black radicalism, neocolonialism, cultural exchange, or Black expressive culture; and a range of geographies including the Caribbean, Black Atlantic, Black Pacific, and Latin America. Intersectional approaches that engage gender, sexuality or other vectors of difference to these topics are especially welcome but not required.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • For full consideration, applicants should upload a cover letter addressed to Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Chair of the African American History Search Committee, a CV, and a list of three references to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/97883.
  • Deadline: 16 Sept. 2019
  • [5 Nov] Video interviews scheduled for this week 
  • [12 Nov] Job talks scheduled 
  • [Jan 29] Any word?

St John's University (USA:NY)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor, African-American History, to begin 1 Sept.
  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. and will teach specialized history electives, survey-level courses, graduate seminars, and contribute to Ph.D., Masters, and Africana Studies programs.
  • Submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, teaching statement or portfolio via the apply link below. Separately, please have three confidential letters of reference emailed to sjuhistory2019@gmail.com. For any questions, contact Prof. Nerina Rustomji, rustomjn@stjohns.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019
  • [December 6] Any news? 

University of Delaware (USA:DE) - [Open Rank] 19thC African-American History/American Slavery[edit | edit source]

  • Open Rank position in 19thC African-American History/American Slavery, to begin 16 Aug. 2020
  • The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with nineteenth-century African-American life and U. S. enslavement which can include but is not limited to a focus on education, the black family, sexuality, and/or the legal system. Candidates should also be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.
  • PhD (in History, African-American/Africana Studies or other relevant fields) should be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • Application Instructions: Applicants are asked to create and upload a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and the names as well as contact information for three references at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 494147. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cheryl D. Hicks, Search Committee Chair, cdhicks@udel.edu.
  • Review begins: 9 Oct. 2019 and will continue until filled

University of Oregon (USA:OR)- [Non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • one-year visiting assistant professor position in African American history, to begin Sept. 16, 2020
  • The research field is open but the successful candidate will teach both halves of the African American history survey and advanced courses in their area of specialization.
  • Teaching Load: 2-2-1
  • Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, this position will be remote in AY 2020-21 and all teaching will be done online.
  • Deadline: 19 Aug. 2020

University of Wisconsin (USA:WI) - [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Renewable Lecturer position in History or African American Studies with a specialization in African American history.
  • Candidates with experience in Public History, Digital History, Immigration History, the Atlantic World, and/or African Diaspora are encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching: upper- and lower-level courses, which may include Ethnic Diversity and Human Values; Introduction to African American History; Topics in African American History; The Craft of History; and other courses in area of expertise. Advise students.
  • Earned doctorate in History, or closely related field, from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in History, or closely related field, from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.
  • Kate LaCount Phone: (920) 465-2396 Email: lacountk@uwgb.edu
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 24 Mar 2020

Wake Forest University (USA:NC) - [non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • One year visiting assistant professor of US History with a specialty in African American History for appointment beginning August 2020
  • PhD should be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching undergraduates is central to Wake Forest’s mission, and the primary teaching responsibility of the post will be sections of HST 108, Americas and the World, or HST 110, The Atlantic World since 1500, both of which meet the college’s general education requirements. There will also be an opportunity to teach an upper division class in the field of African American History.
  • A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, graduate transcripts and a list of references. Applicants are also asked to include a brief statement in their teaching statement or cover letter describing an upper-level course in their area of specialty they propose to teach at Wake Forest...References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates, with their prior approval. Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.
  • Review begins: 21 Feb. 2020 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by February 21, 2020

Williams College (USA:MA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African-American History to begin, 1 Jun. 2020
  • The department is especially interested in applications from those whose research interests and/or teaching portfolio address African-American history from diasporic, transnational, relational, or comparative perspectives. Possible fields include political economy, urban studies, environmental studies, and science and technology.
  • PhD must be in-hand by Sept. 2020
  • Teaching Load 2/2 plus a January-term course every other year, and faculty have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their fields. Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: https://history.williams.edu.
  • Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66643: a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; separate one-paragraph descriptions of proposed courses (please include one survey and two specialized courses); and three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • [22 Nov.] Rejection emails sent
  • [20 April] Offer extended and accepted

Asian American[edit | edit source]

Native American[edit | edit source]

Auburn University (USA:AL) - Native South [Open Rank][edit | edit source]

  • open rank position in Native American history, with a specialization in the American South through the Era of Removal
  • Ph.D. in History prior to employment is desired; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of doctoral candidacy will be considered, but must have degree in hand by August 16, 2020.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Native American history as well as more general classes in colonial American and world history.
  • To apply for this position, please visit https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/. Applicants will be required to attach a letter of application, CV, writing sample, graduate transcripts, a sample syllabus, and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • [Dec 1] Any News? 
  • 5 Dec: Interview request

Eastern Michigan University (USA: MI)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning fall 2020 in History and Social Studies Education. The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibility will be Social Studies Methods for Secondary Education, and they will also be expected to teach history classes that complement the program’s current offerings.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a field in Middle Eastern, Asian, or Native American History.
  • See full posting (link above) at Asian History 2019-20

Fort Lewis College (USA:CO) - History & Native American & Indigenous Studies[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track faculty joint appointment in History and NAIS to begin Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in Early U.S. History, Native American History, or Public History
  • Teach 9 credit hours per semester/18 credits in the first year and thereafter 21 credits per year, divided between History and NAIS
  • A PhD in in United States History or Native American and Indigenous Studies (ABD will be considered but degree should be close to completion (and be completed within one year of the hire)
  • A complete application packet includes: Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position, Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional, experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”, Curriculum vitae, Names and contact information for three current, professional references. Submit materials as one PDF file (with applicant’s name as the file name) via email to: Lindsay Reichert-Noisom, histnais-search@fortlewis.edu Attn: History / NAIS Search
  • Please direct all questions and inquiries about the position to search committee Chair, Dr. Ellen, L. Paul, paul_e@fortliewis.edu.
  • For full consideration 8 Dec. 2019


[Jan 7] Zoom Interviews this week

Oklahoma State University (USA:OK)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Native American History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • We seek applicants with research expertise in Native American history from the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 to the end of treaty making in 1871.
  • Ph.D. required at time of employment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Teaching responsibilities will include the US History survey, Native American History, Early Republic, and antebellum US history, as well as graduate seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise in Native American and US History.
  • Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/67392
  • For full consideration: 8 Nov. 2019
  • [Dec 1] Any news? 
  • Received a Skype interivew invitation on November 18. Interviews are this week. 

University of Alberta (CAN) - Indigenous history[edit | edit source]

  • full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Indigenous History of North America, with a starting date of July 1, 2020.
  • The period and research specialization for the position are open. Priority will be given to persons who are Indigenous -- that is, who are First Nations (status, non-status, treaty or non-treaty), Métis, Inuit, Alaskan Native, or Native American. Applicants with a research focus on the geographical area of the northern plains, on questions of gender and sexuality, and/or deploying transboundary approaches in their research are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with established records of community-engaged research and with demonstrated commitments to cultivating reciprocal relations with Indigenous communities are preferred. Diverse methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome; engagements with Indigenous knowledge systems, languages, and methodologies will be considered an asset.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in History or Indigenous Studies, or be ABD with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2020.
  • Apply online by submitting: cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below), curriculum vitae, research statement that outlines the applicant’s main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”), writing sample (submit under “List of Publications”), teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests"). Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference via email to . Please enter “Reference Letter – Indigenous History" in the subject line.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Dec.

University of California, Davis (USA:CA)[edit | edit source]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Native American/Indigenous History, with an emphasis on North America (U.S., Mexico, Canada) to begin July 1, 2020
  • This position will be filled by a scholar of Native American/Indigenous history, ethnohistory, and/or historiography, with an active research agenda.
  • PhD must be in hand by the first day of classes
  • The holder of this faculty position in Native American/Indigenous History should have a PhD in Native American (American Indian, Indigenous, First Nations) Studies with an emphasis on history, or in History, or a related field, and a clear commitment to Native American/Indigenous History, in terms of theory, methodology, pedagogy as they pertain to the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. The holder of this position must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused on Native American/Indigenous History, as well as work with students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a curriculum vitae, two representative writing samples or publications, student evaluations from two classes, the contact information for three references, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Candidates should submit the application packet through the Recruit online portal at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03124
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2019
  • [6 Jan] Any word on this one? X2- Interviews scheduled [16 Jan]

University of Oklahoma-Norman (USA:OK)[edit | edit source]

  • tenure track, open rank professorship in American Indian History. The position is open to any period but special consideration for the 19th century, to begin August 2020.
  • Applicants should hold a PhD in History or related field by August 2020.
  • Teaching load is 2/2. A strong candidate should be able to contribute OU's doctoral program in Native American History. Candidates with additional teaching or research expertise in one or more of the cognate fields of American West, Enivronmental, Latin American History are encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates should submit: a cover letter, CV, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Apply online through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/66896
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2019
  • [Dec 1] Any News? 
  • [Dec 18] Zoom interviews being scheduled for January
  • [Jan 17] Any word on campus visits?
  • [Jan 19] Committee chair said they would let finalists know the week of Jan 20
  • [Jan 22] Campus invitations announced
  • [Jan 22] As in they have contacted and invited candidates to do on-campus interviews?[Jan 22} Yes, informed via email

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga (USA:TN) - [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Full-time lecturer position in Indigenous History to begin August 1, 2020.
  • This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.
  • Teaching load is 4/4 - including World History, Native American history, advanced courses in area of specialty & historical methods courses
  • PhD in History or a related field. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment.
  • Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration: Introductory letter of interest; CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.);Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested. Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site. https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000002ED&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York
  • Review begins: 24 Feb. 2020

Chican@/Latin@[edit | edit source]

Brown University (USA:RI)[edit | edit source]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in U.S. Latinx History, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • All subfields will be considered. The successful candidate will hold a 2-year Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be followed by a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship.
  • The goal of Brown’s Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellowship is to support the early career development of scholars and artists from historically underrepresented groups as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education. The department places a high priority on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Interested candidates should speak to their ability to contribute to each of these three areas in a letter of application. Please also send a curriculum vitae, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of reference, via https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/10128/positions/49881.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2019

Georgetown University (USA:DC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure line assistant professorship inf Latinx History/Studies, with a preference for a scholar and teacher working on the twentieth or twenty-first centuries.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants whose work on Latinx history and culture in the United States explores issues of migration and labor; race, gender, and citizenship; and/or culture, politics, and social justice.
  • A PhD is required by the position's start date of August 1, 2020. We will consider applications at the rank of beginning Assistant Professor or advanced Assistant Professor.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda while dividing teaching and service responsibilities 50-50 between the Department of History and the Program in American Studies. At Georgetown, both units have a reputation for nurturing engaged scholarship. We welcome applicants whose work in Latinx History/Studies addresses multiple audiences and tackles issues of public concern.
  • visit https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Faculty/job/Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-Latinx-History-Studies_JR07436 to create an applicant profile and upload your application materials to the Georgetown Academic Career Opportunities portal. Applicants are encouraged to combine the materials into a single PDF. The application system will only accept up to 5 files (up to 5 MB each). CV, Cover Letter, Names and contact information of at least three references (Letters of recommendation should NOT be submitted with the initial application; we will contact references as needed).
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
  • Online interviews will take place in December, and campus visits with finalists will take place in January/February.
  • Requests for Additional Materials: Nov 15/16
  • [25 Jan.] Campus visit scheduled for next week

Oregon State University (USA:OR) - Latinx + public[edit | edit source]

  • 9 month tenure track assistant professorship in Latinx History after 1900, with a specialization in public history.
  • Secondary specializations may include the history of the Pacific Northwest, labor, agriculture, public health, or immigration. Successful applicants will have formal training and experience in aspects of public history such as community and local history, museum studies, historic preservation, digital history, and/or oral history.
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year over three 10-week academic terms (2-2-1 teaching load). The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public history and U.S. history, including the U.S. survey and courses in area of specialization. The candidate is expected to act as a graduate student mentor and serve on graduate committees. Coordinating a steady stream of research, outreach, and internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students will be a priority. Course releases and summer salary to allow collaboration with and mentoring of students engaged in public history projects are negotiable.
  • When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: A curriculum vitae; A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. The letter should include an overview of your research profile. It should also indicate which courses from the OSU catalogue you would like to teach, and any courses you hope to develop, along with a discussion of your pedagogical approaches to these specific courses.; A diversity statement of no more than two single-spaced pages describing how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Oregon State University through teaching, research, service, and/or public history outreach.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019 Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

University of California, Riverside (USA:CA) - Mexican American/Chicano History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Mexican American/Chicano History, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • We welcome applications from scholars who explore the intersection of histories on both sides of the border, understood as a political but not cultural barrier and as an historical space that engages two national histories.
  • Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History by July, 1, 2020.
  • Materials should be uploaded using UCR's online applications system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01172, to submit the following material: cover letter; curriculum vitae; a minimum of three letters of recommendation, writing sample, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and a statement of teaching and/or other evidence of teaching, such as evaluations if they are available. Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Professor James Brennan Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of California, Riverside, at james.brennan@ucr.edu.
  • Review begins: 22 Nov. 2019 and continues until position filled


-updates?

-none here. 

  • [5 Feb] any updates?

yes at campus interview stage

University of Delaware (USA:DE)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track position in Latinx History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2020
  • Area of specialization is open.
  • A Ph.D. is required by the start date; fields other than History are welcome provided that the candidate’s research draws on historical methodology.
  • Applicants are asked to create and upload to http://www.udel.edu/udjobs. Click “Faculty and Staff” and reference # 494101 a cover letter, c.v., a brief teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three references.
  • Please direct questions to Latinx Search Committee chair Dr. Eve Buckley: ebuckley@udel.edu.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 19 Jul 2019] with a deadline 4 Oct. 2019.
    • [Oct. 23] Request for Skype interview.

University of Nevada - Reno (USA:NV) - Mexican-American, Chicana/o/x, and/or U.S. ­ Mexico Borderlands[edit | edit source]

  • 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mexican-American, Chicana/o/x, and/or U.S. – Mexico Borderlands history, 18th century to the present
  • We seek innovative scholars who take cultural, social, political, intellectual or other analytically exciting approaches to historical research. Specializations might include migration, human rights, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, political engagement, labor, economics, social justice, law, family, the arts, religion, history of science, community, transnational or education. Interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching are welcomed.
  • A PhD in history or related field must be completed by July 1, 2020.
  • A 2-2.5 load is typical. (The .5 is typically fulfilled through heavily enrolled classes or mentoring senior theses.).The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses and specialized courses at the upper division and graduate level courses in the History Department.
  • Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact jobs@unr.edu, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments: 1) A complete Curriculum Vita; 2) Cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience
  • Deadline: 26 Oct 2019

Women's/Gender[edit | edit source]

Tulane University - Newcomb Institute (USA:LA) - 20th Century, Women's history, Gulf South [edit | edit source]

  • Postdoctoral fellow in women’s history for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
  • We invite applicants whose research is intersectional and engages with women’s history, women and politics, women and second-wave feminist organizations, women and social movements, women’s higher education, women’s health, or Southern women’s organizing within national organizations.
  • A research focus on 20th-century women’s history in the Gulf South is preferred though not required.
  • The fellow will do his or her academic research, present his or her work at a public lecture, and join the interdisciplinary intellectual community at the Newcomb Institute and Tulane University. We also ask the fellow to work closely with one to two undergraduate research assistants.
  • Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or closely related field.
  •  Apply via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/69992). 
  • Deadline: 30 Dec. 2019

Colonial/Antebellum[edit | edit source]

Brandeis University (USA:MA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early (to 1850) American History, to begin fall 2020
  • While the specific field of expertise is open, we are especially interested in historians who would expand the methodological and chronological range of our department faculty and contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, and three letters of recommendation. Only online applications will be accepted. Please submit all materials to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14039
  • This position is subject to budget approval.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2019
    • [Nov 15 Invitation for zoom interview] (x2)
    • [Dec 13 Invitation for campus visit, held in January] 

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Early American[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early American History (to 1800)
  • Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2020
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 one lecture course and one seminar each semester
  • Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to AcademicJobsOnline. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials early. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the chair of the committee, Professor Jon Parmenter, at jwp35@cornell.edu
  • Deadline: 3 Sept. 2019
  • [9 Sept] heard that they requested materials from some candidates weeks ago
  • [23 Oct] have begun interviewing candidates via Skype
  • [1 Nov] Rejection emails sent
  • Job talks scheduled for 15-20 Nov with the three finalists
  • [6 Dec] Offer made and accepted

Duquesne University (USA:PA) - late Colonial, Revolutionary, or Early National[edit | edit source]

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship in late Colonial, Revolutionary, or Early National American History, to begin Aug 2020
  • PhD must be in hand by June 2020
  • teaching Load: 3/3 The new faculty member will teach specialized graduate classes in Early American History, upper division classes in their areas of expertise, as well as undergraduate surveys in U.S. History before and after 1865 and 20th Century World History. The ability to teach a graduate course in Public History is highly preferred. Teaching responsibilities may include: HIST 610: Colonies to Republic; HIST 430W/530: Atlantic World ; HIST 387: Native American History; HIST 321: American Revolution; HIST 320: Colonial America; HIST 203: U.S. to 1877; HIST 204: U.S. Since 1877; HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World; Graduate Public History course in areas of expertise
  • Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an article or chapter-length writing sample via Interfolio. References and other additional materials will be requested for candidates selected for first-round interviews. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the chair of the committee, Dr. Andrew Simpson, at simpson4@duq.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [Oct 24] - Zoom interviews this week 
  • [Oct 31] rejections sent

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge (USA:LA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in US Antebellum Southern history, to begin Aug. 2020
  • We welcome applicants working in all subfields. Eligible candidates should be prepared to teach the US history survey as well as upper division and graduate courses in their area of specialization.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in History, specializing in the early nineteenth-century
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Please provide your cover letter, CV, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • [Nov 11] Any news?
  • [Nov 1] Received email from search committee chair, asking me to send a PDF of my dissertation and have my references email him their letters
  • [Dec 5] They are scheduling online interviews for Dec 16-17
  • Haven't heard anything--guess that means I am out of the running.

Middlebury College (USA:VT)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Colonial America, Revolutionary America and/or the Early Republic to begin teaching Fall semester 2020
  • Fields of expertise should include African America and Native America
  • Ph.D. required by August 2020
  • Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach a variety of courses on 17th and 18th century America, as well as the pre-1861 survey. 
  • Applications must submit 1. A letter of application; 2. Graduate transcripts; 3. A one-page statement on inclusion; 4. Curriculum vitae;  5. The names and contact information for three references.  
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
    • Any word on this one? [Nov 7]
    • [13 Nov] request for more materials, (x3)
    • Interview request
    • Any news on this one?
    • [21 Jan.] Campus visits happening now 

Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Colonial[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure–stream assistant professorship in colonial North American history beginning September 1, 2020.
  • We welcome scholars of any of the varied communities, cultures, and empires that shaped early North America, including candidates who embrace Atlantic, continental, or global perspectives.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in History or a related discipline before September 1, 2020.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students as well as pursue an outstanding research agenda.
  • A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation/book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at https://www.history.northwestern.edu/
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • [Nov 8] request for more materials 
  • [Dec 2] any news after the 11/8 request?
  • [Dec 2] request for skype interview 
  • [Dec 17] Finalists selected

Texas Tech University (USA:TX) - Early[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in Early North American history.
  • The department is particularly interested in specializations that contribute to the diversification of its curricular offerings, such as Spanish borderlands, slavery, and the history of Indigenous Nations. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in Early North American history and related subfields, as well as the first half of the U.S. history survey. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching is required.
  • PhD must be in hand at start date
  • All interested applicants must apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers (click on ‘Faculty’ and 'Search openings' then enter requisition number 18801BR). Applicants will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, and a sample of scholarly work. Additionally, two letters of reference should be emailed directly to Dr. Gretchen Adams at Gretchen.Adams@ttu.edu, or sent by mail to Dr. Gretchen Adams, Chair, Early North American History Search Committee, Department of History, Texas Tech University, Box 41013, Lubbock, TX 79409-1013.
  • Review begins: 25 Oct. 2019
  • Nov 1: Email that skype interviews will be the week before Thanksgiving. 
  • Interviews were the week of November 18
  • Campus visits are being scheduled for week of January 22

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Early American[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in early American history with a research emphasis on race, slavery, and/or colonialism, during any period from the pre-colonial era through the U.S. Civil War, to begin 1 Jul. 2020
  • Applicants should have (relative to career stage and field) demonstrated or potential ability to: publish research of exceptional quality and originality that complements or diversifies research strengths in the Department of History; teach, mentor, and address the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population; productively engage diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.
  • Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/ea-35934/ Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a 300-500 word statement identifying the applicant’s experience relevant to working with a diverse student body, and contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the university and beyond; up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters).
  • Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process.
  • Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Coll Thrush, at coll.thrush@ubc.ca. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Review begins: 1 Jan 2020 and will continue until position filled.
  • Any news? Feb. 12. 
  • Nothing yet here. 
  • Did a first-round interview but haven't heard about campus visits

University of Pennsylvania (USA:PA) - [Senior Hire] Early North American History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenured Professor of Early North American History & Directorship of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies
  • The Director must possess a proven ability to mentor pre- and postdoctoral fellows, to oversee a robust schedule of seminars and conferences, to supervise staff, manage a budget, and fundraise effectively. The Director will also serve as one of the editors of the Penn Press series in Early American Studies. She or he will hold an appointment as a tenured faculty member in the History Department and usually will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course in colonial and early North American History each semester.
  • The successful candidate will have a record of significant research, influential publications, and effective teaching. We seek candidates committed to enhancing the History Department and to sustaining and developing the McNeil Center as a premier scholarly institution.
  • Candidates should apply online at apply.interfolio.com/66469. Please attach a letter of application, CV, and research and teaching statements.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019 and continues until position filled.
  • Skype Interviews Scheduled, 11 Dec. 2019

University of Utah (USA:UT) - 1790-1860[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-line Assistant Professor in US history from 1790-1860
  • research specialty open. We are especially interested in candidates who use digital humanities methodologies and/or who engage in public history; and/or whose scholarship has the potential to reach beyond the Humanities to make connections with the university’s professional schools or programs in the social, behavioral, and physical sciences.
  • PhD in hand by 1 Jul. 2020 (preferred)
  • Teaching load includes "upper-division courses in US history and the one semester survey, as well as to contribute to the teaching of an undergraduate course in historical methodology"
  • Deadline: 25 Oct. 2019
  • [Novemeber 11] Updates?
  • [December 6] Nothing x1
    [December 12] Rejection x3

19thC[edit | edit source]

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) [non-TT] pref. Military[edit | edit source]

  • 9 month non-Tenure track assistant professorship in 19thC US History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 [12 credits per semester] "The lecturer will offer lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses in both face-to-face and digital formats. The candidate should be prepared to teach a full spectrum of courses, including lower-level American survey courses, an upper division course on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and a course on American military history. The position allows for the development of new or more specialized courses based on the candidate’s training and interests. "
  • The successful candidate must: At a minimum, have ABD status in American Military History or a related field
  • Application procedure: Arizona State University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https:// apply.interfolio.com/72686
  • Requested materials: 1) a letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic background and prior teaching experience; 2) a teaching statement, which specifies the types of courses you anticipate teaching, 3) simple syllabi, 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of course evaluations, peer evaluations, pedagogically-oriented research, and/or participation in forms of university service that relate to teaching effectiveness; 5) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; and 6) the names and contact information for three references.
  • Deadline: 17 Feb. 2020

California State University (USA:CA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19thc US History
  • Areas of research specialty are open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates focused on one or more of the following topics in the nineteenth century: race, ethnicity, empire, gender, sexuality, indigenous communities, and US/Mexico borderlands.
  • Candidates must have earned a doctorate in History or a closely related field at the time of appointment (8/20/2020)
  • Please submit all application materials in a single PDF to: history@calstatela.edu. Please type “HIST Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line. Application material must include: cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; curriculum vitae; writing sample of article or chapter length; brief narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students; list of three professional references; University Application for Employment Form. http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28.pdf
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2019 and continues until position filled.
  • [Dec 19 - request for Zoom interview Jan 7-10] 

City College of New York (CUNY) (USA: NY)[edit | edit source]

  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor in 19th-century U.S. history.
  • Position starts as non-tenure track postdoctoral fellow (funded by the ACLS) and turns into a tenure-track assistant professorship in the third year.
  • Subfield open but the candidate must be able to teach the Civil War and Reconstruction.
  • While serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow-Assistant Professor, the successful applicant will pursue an active scholarly agenda while teaching part-time (3 courses per year). The fellow will also receive research funds.
  • Assuming satisfactory performance, after two years the fellow will become an Assistant Professor of History on a tenure-track line. In that role, the candidate will be expected to continue their scholarship, to assume a full teaching load, to recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in departmental and divisional service.
  • Ph.D. degree in history or related field at the time of appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarly achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • To apply: Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"; Click Search Job Listings; Click on More Options to search for CUNY Jobs; Search by Job Opening ID number 21161; Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.
  • Applications, including the following, must be uploaded to the CUNYfirst job application website: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Teaching portfolio including two sample syllabi, (4) Chapter or essay-length writing sample, (5) Names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted as one PDF file. In addition to applying online, all applicants must email, via Interfolio, in a single PDF file a cover letter, a CV, a teaching portfolio, including two sample syllabi, a chapter or essay-length writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to history@ccny.cuny.edu with the subject line: "19th Century U.S. Search."
  • Review begins 15 Nov. 2019.
    • [11 Nov] The website mentions a deadline of Nov. 25--is that incorrect?
    • Any news?
    • [Jan 8] Review of applications begins 24 Jan
    • [Jan 24] Skype interviews to take place 31 Jan
    • [Jan 25] Have the interview requests gone out already?
  • [April 8] Any news?

Emporia State University (USA:KS)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position emphasizing 19th-century US History (broadly defined) to begin August 2020.
  • Applicants who are A.B.D. will be considered, but a Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of classes in the area of 19th-century American history, and be able to add to both undergraduate and graduate level online courses, including U.S. undergraduate history surveys, graduate historiography, and graduate research seminars within the area of candidate’s specialty. Specific research focus is open, within the broad fields of political, diplomatic, social, and/or cultural American history.
  • Send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers of at least three references to Dr. Michael Smith, Department of Social Sciences, Campus Box 4032, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801. Email: msmith3@emporia.edu, phone: 620-341-5566. A background check is required; position is subject to final budgetary approval.
  • For full consideration: 22 Nov. 2019
    • [Dec 18] News? 
      rejected from the instructor position last week, but haven't heard a peep from them about this job
    • [March 18] Job search cancelled 

Texas Woman's University (USA:TX)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of History with emphasis in 19th century American History, to begin Fall 2020
  • The successful applicant will be broadly trained in American History with a primary field in the 19th century. Subfields are open, although preference will be given to Borderlands, American West, or Cultural History. A preferred candidate will support our growing emphasis in Public History
  • PhD (in History or American Studies) must be in hand by start date
  • The position will be responsible for teaching the U.S. History survey courses as well as upper-level and graduate courses in their field.
  • Send a cover letter, graduate transcripts, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference to facultyjobs@twu.edu. Please include our internal job listing number IRC28812
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [November 1] Any news about this position? 
  • [Nov 7] Skype interview request (x3)
  • [Nov 27] Campus interview request

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL) - Senior Hire[edit | edit source]

  • James G. Randall Distinguished Professorship in US History, to begin 16 Aug. 2020
  • While the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Full Professor with tenure (full-time), we welcome applications from advanced Associate Professors with a second book in or near publication. The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of publications, an active research agenda, and enthusiasm for teaching.
  • We seek candidates with an outstanding record of scholarship in the history of the Civil War and/or Reconstruction. We particularly welcome candidates whose work addresses one or more of the following: slavery, emancipation, constructions of race, Lincoln, and the US South, and whose scholarship also considers the longer historical legacies of these events and themes in culture, politics, and national memory.
  • A PhD in History or a related field is required.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload the following application documents: Letter of application, CV, and statement of future research plans, along with the names of three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested from referees electronically at a later date.
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2019

University of New Hampshire (USA:NH) - pref. African American[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in US History (1800-1877), Scholars of African-American history are of particular interest.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2020
  • The ability to teach the history of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction is essential. Applicants will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in American history and one General Education survey per year.
  • Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and chapter-length writing sample. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019
    • [1 Dec] Anyone been invited for a first-round interview? 
    • [4 Dec] No, but I don't think I will be. I wrote the application at the last minute and they are very interested in scholars of African-American history (which is very cool, and what I emphasize in my teaching, but not the subject of most of my research). Maybe someone with better chances has seen some movement? 
    • [Dec 7] Request for interview

University of Tennessee - Knoxville (USA:TN) - [open rank][edit | edit source]

  • Open ranks position in 19th C US History, with emphasis in the Early Republic or Antebellum Era, to begin Aug 2020
  • Field of specialization is open.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of application.
  • Duties will include serving as the Director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson, and working with an experienced team of editors. Relevant editorial and administrative experience preferred. Candidates are expected to have a strong research record, teaching expertise in nineteenth-century America, and an interest in engaging with the intellectual life of the department and university.
  • A complete application will include a letter of application, CV, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and contact information for three references. Materials should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/68017. Please direct all inquiries to Luke Harlow, search chair: lharlow1@utk.edu.
  • review begins: 15 Oct. 2019 and continues until position filled
    • [Oct. 23, 2019]: Application acknowledgement, which also noted that they hope to have a shortlist of candidates by "late October"

Virginia Tech (USA:VA)[edit | edit source]

20thC[edit | edit source]

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - 20thC Race and Politics[edit | edit source]

  • full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of History position in U.S. Race and Politics in the 20th Century
  • A colleague in this field will contribute to history’s core undergraduate and graduate curricula and will also have opportunities in our thriving ASU Online, History Masters Online and WW II Studies Online. The colleague will also be an excellent candidate for collaboration with the School of Social Transformation, Transborder Studies, Center for Latina/o and American Politics Research, and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; and will be a valued voice in the policy debates that grow more urgent every day.
  • Ph.D. in History or American Studies by time of appointment
  • To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/71705 submitting complete dossier which consists of the following: 1. A cover letter stating qualifications; 2. A C.V. clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence; 3. Three letters of recommendation; 4. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • The applicant’s last name should appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the dossier. The cover letter can be addressed to Kyle Longley, Search Committee Chair, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at kyle.longley@asu.edu.
  • Deadline: 4 Jan. 5pm           
    • [Feb 11] Any updates?
    • [Feb 12] Had a Zoom interview a few weeks ago but heard nothing back. Guessing campus visits have been scheduled for finalists.
    • [Mar 13] Offer extended and accepted

Boston College (USA:MA) - post-1900 Political[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor in Modern US History, with particular research and teaching interests in post-1900 US political history.
  • While all applications within this field will be considered, we encourage applications from scholars whose work examines the subject of race in 20th century US politics.
  • PhD must be in hand by 31 Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year that encompass a balanced mix of undergraduate surveys suited to the departmental and university Core curricula; electives; and graduate colloquia.
  • Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university
  • Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; an article-length sample of research; and three letters of recommendation. Please address cover letters to the Chair of the Search Committee, History Department, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467. In order to receive full consideration, applicants should ensure submission of their materials via Interfolio
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
  • [16 Nov] Request for more materials. x5
    • Are you just uploading them to Interfolio? Emailing to the search chair?
    • I initially could not find place to upload them on Interfolio; emailed the Chair who created a new "Additional materials" section and added them that way. x2
  • [2 Dec] Anybody hear back after the request for more materials? 
  • [2 Dec] Nothing yet. 
  • [8 Dec] Has anyone heard back after the request for more materials? 
  • [9 Dec] Nope. x2
  • [12 Dec] Request for video interview. 
    • ^Thanks for the update. Best of luck!
  • [02 Jan] Mass rejections sent.
  • [9 Jan] Campus visits scheduled. 

College of William & Mary (USA:VA) - 20th-Century US Immigration & Ethnic History[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Twentieth-Century US Immigration and Ethnic History with a preference for the cultures and politics of Latinx, Asian, and Pacific Islander American, and/or Middle Eastern peoples, to begin 10 Aug. 2019
  • PhD must be in-hand by start date
  • teaching load: 2/2 including surveys, freshman seminars, and upper division courses at the undergraduate levels, and seminars in US history at the graduate level.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
  • For full consideration: 18 Oct. 2019
    • [26 November] On-campus interviews being scheduled
  • [29 January] Offered extended and accepted.
    • Congratulations!!

George Washington University (USA:DC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the field of 20th Century U.S. History.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in 20th Century U.S. history or a closely related field in hand by the time of appointment.
  • Applicants should complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/70368 and upload a letter of application and a curriculum vitae.
  • Review begins: 4 Nov. 2019 and continues until positon filled
  • [25 Nov]Has anyone heard anything?
  • [25 Nov] Nada. x2
  • [27 Nov] request for writing samples and letters of recommendation x7
  • [17 Dec] The deadline for letters was yesterday, so I assume we shall be hearing something soon.
  • [28 Dec] Any news since the request for letters??
  • [6 Jan] Anything since the materials request? 
  • [8 Jan] Nada. x3
  • [10 Jan] Request for Skype interview. 
  • [28 Jan] Any word on campus visits?
    • Nothing here. 

Lehman College of the City University of New York (USA: NY)[edit | edit source]

posted without a link to the original advert.  Please always include a link to the advert when you add new postings AFII (talk) 09:10, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

  • Tenure-track appointment in 20th Century U.S. History, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start in the academic year commencing August 26, 2020.
  • All specialties will be considered. An ability to develop courses in the history of New York City and State is a requirement. 
  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by the appointment date. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • The teaching load is 18 hours per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. 
  • Visit www.cuny.edu, 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 must upload to CUNYFirst a CV, cover letter, a description of their research accomplishments and goals, and a description of teaching philosophy, and should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to Robyn C. Spencer, the chair of the search committee, at US.History@lehman.cuny.edu.
  • The review of C.V.s will continue until 13 Dec. 2019
    • [27 Dec.] Any word?
    • [28 Dec.] Nothing yet
    • [21 Jan.] Any updates? [Nothing here. I was debating sending an email to the search chair.]
    • [11 Feb] Request for Zoom interview.

Swarthmore College (USA:PA) - 20th & 21st[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor of History in 20th- and 21st-Century United States History, to begin Fall semester 2020
  • Applicants should hold a PhD by the time of appointment.
  • Candidates are expected to offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses on US History as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should discuss their teaching experience, style, and objectives, and describe their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college. In addition, applicants should outline their research interests, now and in the future, and indicate why they believe they are prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds
  • Candidates must apply here. Email inquiries (but not applications) can be made to history@swarthmore.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2019
    • [Oct. 20] Any word on this? [Not yet, though I imagine they were bombarded with applications -- Oct. 22]
    • [Oct 22] Recieved email on October 10 stating they would be looking at them over the next two weeks. So maybe we will hear something later this week?
      • [Oct 22] Was that an automated email or one sent in response to a query?
      • [Oct 22] Automated
      • [Oct 22] Interesting, I only received the automated response from Interfolio upon submission of the application, nothing since. x6
    • [Nov 5] Just noticed that interfolio notes that materials are due October 29. I don't recall that being there previously. Maybe deadline was extended?
      • I noticed the same thing when I submitted on September 30. My thought at the time was that the different deadlines were a way to work around the quirks of deadlines in interfolio. Basically, the ad said that review begins on Oct. 1, but, if they wanted to keep the Interfolio platform open for submissions past Oct. 1, they would have had to assign an arbitrary, later date such as Oct 29. Anyway, it's not new and this is just my guess.
    • [Nov 11] Has anyone heard anything? 
      • [Nov 15] Nothing here. [x3]
    • [Nov 19] They've updated their Interfolio to ask for two syllabi and an article-length writing sample. 
  • Are people able to upload anything for those new asks? [I cannot - just assuming I didn't make the shortlist.]
  • [Nov 19] Received an email to upload additional materials to Interfolio for first round of interviews. If you didn't get an email, you probably won't be able to upload.
  • [Nov 20] Strange: I now have the spot to upload the additional materials. But I never got an email asking me to do so? Hmm. [NM. Looked more closely; I'm out.]
    • [Nov 20] That is interesting! Since this is a bit unclear, you may want to check your spam folder (it came from the administrative assistant, but via Interfolio) or even email the search chair to follow up.
  • [Dec 16] Rejection e-mail  

University of Bristol (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT] USA since 1890[edit | edit source]

  • 1 year lectureship (~VAP) in United States History since 1890, to begin 8 Sept. 2020 at the latest
  • The successful candidate will have expertise in the History of the United States since 1890 and will be expected to convene the Third Year Special Subject, HIST30043 American Empire. The successful candidate will make significant contributions to the new final year team-taught unit Capitalism (a revised version of HIST30115) and to the First Year Option unit HIST10044 The American Century. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to HISTTBC Race and HIST10048 The Modern World, to supervise undergraduate dissertations, and to undertake other teaching and administrative duties as appropriate.
  • Short-listed candidates will be notified on or around 3 August and invited to an online interview. They will be asked to deliver an informal presentation, for up to 10 minutes, discussing how they would approach convening the Special Subject unit American Empire.
  • Deadline: 2 Aug. 2020
  • NB: the short advertising period for this post may mean the university is unable to sponsor work visas. Please check before applying.

Valparaiso University (USA:IN)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor of 20th C US History
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in U.S. History or a closely related field.
  • Teaching Load: 21 credit load including courses in 20th-Century U.S. history, as well as the University’s first-year Humanities Core and elective courses in the applicant’s specialty
  • Valparaiso University (“Valpo”), a community of learning grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/71153. In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the University’s distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment will require a satisfactory criminal background check.
  • FOr full consideration: 13 Dec. 2019 Applications will be considered until the position is filled
  • [Jan. 28] Any word?
    • None here. I'm trying to tell myself that with an application due right before break, and school having only been back a week or so, they may just now be meeting. Perhaps that's just wishful thinking, though.
    • [Feb 2] Campus visits scheduled

West Virginia University (USA:WV) - Appalacian and 20thC [Senior Hire][edit | edit source]

  • Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair. This is a tenured, endowed position at either associate or full professor level to begin August 2020.
  • We seek candidates with research and teaching capabilities in Appalachian and 20th-Century U.S. history who can also contribute to one or more of the department's four thematic strengths: gender and kinship, imperial and post-colonial societies, labor and political economy, and war and society. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Appalachian history as well as contribute to the department's offerings in 20th-century U.S. history.
  • Teaching load: The normal teaching load for research productive faculty in History is two courses per semester, but an endowed chair typically carries a smaller load.
  • To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests and abilities, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarship, and the names and contact information of three referees. For additional information please contact the Search Chair, Dr. Jason Phillips, at jason.phillips@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-9406.
  • Review begins: 13 Jan. 2020

Yale College (USA:CT)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the twentieth-century United States to begin on July 1, 2020
  • Candidates in all subfields are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD or equivalent degree by the time of appointment
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at http://apply.interfolio.com/65627. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later. Please contact Caryn Carson, caryn.carson@yale.edu, with any questions.
  • Reviews begin: 1 Oct. 2019
    • [9 Oct] Request for letters x2
    • [18 Oct] Request for video interview.
    • [5 Nov] Job talks have all been announced - 4 candidates, talks run from November 12 to December 10

Stanford University (Stanford, CA)[edit | edit source]

Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West has an opening for a one-year postdoctoral fellow position. The fellow’s primary research area should be related to the American West (i.e. west of the 100th meridian in North America, including Canada and Mexico).  Research topics can cover any historical periods or current affairs related to the American West. The Center welcomes applications from all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The postdoctoral fellow will pursue an independent research project, along with joint collaboration with faculty and staff at the Center, and may have instructional duties. The fellow is also expected to engage with the Center’s activities and seminars.  Salary will be $65,000 per year of the fellowship appointment. The appointment is for twelve months beginning September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021. A list of benefits is available at: https://postdocs.stanford.edu/

Applicants should have received the PhD no earlier than May 2018 and must have completed all requirements for the PhD by September 1, 2020. To apply, please send a cover letter, C.V., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal/writing plan for the fellowship appointment, to Iris Hui [irishui@stanford.edu]. The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2020. Please visit the Bill Lane Center’s website [1] for more information. For inquiries, please contact Iris Hui [irishui@stanford.edu].

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