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Aberystwyth University (UK:Wales) - US History from 1877 [non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • one-year, full time, fixed-term Lectureship in American History (post-1776), tenable from 1 February 2021
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and to participate in University examining at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. They will also be expected to participate in student recruitment and departmental administration activities.
  • The successful candidate will also have a strong research record or exhibit evidence of the capacity to develop such a record in a relevant field of American History.
  • To make an informal enquiry, please contact Professor Phillipp Schofield on 01970 622662 or via Ref: HWH.20.3391 For information and to apply, please go to
  • Deadline: 3 Dec. 2020

Angelo State University (USA:TX) - 20th Century U.S. Civil Rights[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Twentieth Century United States Civil Rights history, with specializations in the Latinx or African American Civil Rights movements, beginning in Fall 2021.
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History, or related field
  • Specialization in 20th Century United States Civil Rights history, with additional specializations in the Latinx or African American Civil Rights movements. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach both halves of the U.S. History survey and contribute to the Mexican American Studies minor, which is housed in the History department.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 typically three sections of U.S. survey (both halves) and one advanced course. Tenure track faculty are also expected to be engaged professionally with their disciplines.
  • Quick Link for Direct Access to Job Posting:
  • Address all applications to Dr. Laurie Dickmeyer, Search Committee Chair
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2020

Barry University (USA:FL) US + regional/world[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in American History, a secondary specialization in another regional history, and the ability to teach a required first-year class on world history since 1900, to begin Aug. 2021
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses their teaching philosophy and experience teaching students of diverse backgrounds, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript
  • Deadline: 11 Dec. 2020 review continues until position filled

Belmont Abbey College (USA:NC) - Public History/Early America[edit | edit source]

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

Central Washington University (USA:WA)- Race and Law in History [Non-TT:VAP][edit | edit source]

  • 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor - To Start January, 2021 (Winter Quarter) (Additional Summer teaching may be available.)
  • Ph.D. Required in History
  • Ability to teach cross-listed courses in one of the following College units: Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and the Centro Latinx and Latin American Studies.
  • Research, teaching, service, or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
  • Graduate training, research, and/or teaching experience in African-American history; U.S. LatinX history; and/or Asian-American history.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduates in the classroom and/or online.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment.
  • To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach: A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU’s commitment to diversity); Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training and contact information for three professional references; Statement of teaching philosophy; Copies of transcripts for highest degree held.
  • For questions, contact Dr. Jason Knirck, Department Chair, at
  • All History classes are currently being taught online during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Screening is open until position filled.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - African-American women's/gender pre-1900[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in African American Women's and Gender History, pre-1900
  • We welcome all areas of specialization.
  • Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2021.
  • Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials early. We will request letters of recommendation from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the chair of the committee, Professor María Cristina García, at
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2020
  • [19 Oct] - have they moved on to interviews yet? 
  • [19 Oct] - have not heard anything about interviews or rejection yet.
  • [23 Oct]-- they have now moved on to the first round of interviews.
  • [21 Nov] - Finalists have been interviewed.

Duke Kunshan University (CHN) - American Environmental[edit | edit source]

  • tenured or tenure-track position in North American Environmental History to begin in the academic year 2021-2022
  • This position is open with regard to rank, and we welcome tenured and tenure-track candidates. Mid-career and senior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of specialty could include, but are not limited to, cultural histories of the human-nature relationship, intersections with race and indigenous histories, histories/genealogies of environmentalisms, history of environmental sciences, as well as economic, business or policy histories of domestic or transnational environmental regulations and practices. Candidates whose research and teaching can develop connections with the natural and/or social sciences are particularly welcome.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field.: In order to meet Chinese visa requirements, prior to the position start date international (non-Chinese) candidates must 1) have worked full-time (work experience obtained while studying full-time is not considered as full-time work experience) for at least two years in a relevant area (including post-doctoral work) after receiving their Bachelor’s degree, or 2) begin their appointment at DKU within 12 months of obtaining their Ph.D. and without having full-time work experience between graduation date on their Ph.D. diploma and position start date.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching statement, as well as three reference letters. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: . The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to using “US Environmental History” as the subject line
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2020

Idaho State University - US Military History[edit | edit source]

NB: Posted without link to original advert. Please always include a link to the advert when you add new postings AFII (talk) 11:12, October 5, 2020 (UTC)

  • 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. Zackery M. Heern at with “US MILITARY HISTORY POSITION” in the subject line.
  • Deadline: 1 October 2020
  • 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

Stanford University (USA:CA) - Modern US since 1876, focus on Race[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professorship in modern United States history (post-1876).
  • This search is part of a university- wide initiative in which Stanford seeks to hire as many as 10 strong researchers and scholars who study the significance of race in American society, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and its consequences
  • The Department of History at Stanford University seeks an exceptional junior scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern United States history (post-1876) whose work substantially addresses race, broadly construed and considered.
  • Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment.
  • Applicants should submit the following materials online at : Cover Letter addressed to Committee Chair, Professor Gordon H. Chang, describing academic background, intellectual interest, and teaching experience, Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement (no more than three single-spaced pages), Writing Sample (two dissertation chapters or the equivalent), Three Letters of recommendation (submitted directly by the referees online)...Please direct questions to Burcak Keskin-Kozat at
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2020

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Modern + US History [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • 12 month Departmental Lecturer (~VAP) in Modern History, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • We are seeking a highly motivated and inspirational person to join our team of historians, to cover the teaching and other duties of Stephen Tuck while he is on Leverhulme-funded research leave. You will bring exciting perspectives to the teaching and study of Modern History, with a special focus on teaching and researching the history of the modern United States. You will have an aptitude for teaching and a familiarity with the existing literature and research in this field. In addition, you will have the ability to inspire and enthuse students at all levels.
  • Although this is primarily a teaching and administrative role, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced study and research in a relevant field of history. On the administrative side you will also be required to take part in examining, interviewing, commenting on students' work, and providing student support as needed.
  • You will have a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion.
  • apply online
  • deadline: noon 18 Sept. 2020

University of Utah (USA:UT) - US & the World[edit | edit source]

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

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

  • Tenure track assistant professor in US History and Public History
  • Teaching Load four 3-hour classes per term (12 credit hours per semester). Teaching responsibilities include upper-level and graduate courses in Public History as well as in the candidate’s area of expertise in U.S. History. Position will teach U.S. History survey courses and required major courses in historical research, writing, and historiography, as well as graduate courses.
  • Required Qualifications: Required qualifications include a PhD in History; Willingness to deliver instruction online; Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship; Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Preferred Qualifications:Research/teaching in some aspect of the history of the American South, history of American Women, and/or modern U.S. History; Candidates who explore issues of ethnicity, race, and/or gender in their teaching and research; A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage; Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting; A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
  • Online application is required... at
  • Deadline: 6 Jan. 2021

Westmont College (USA:CA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in US History
  • We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the history of race and ethnicity or immigration
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 the candidate is expected to teach a combination of broad survey and upper division courses in U.S. History and in his or her field of specialization.
  • Questions may be addressed to Dr. Heather Keaney, chair of History, at
  • Review begins in October and continues until position filled.

African-American[edit | edit source]

Appalachian State University (USA:NC)[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in African American history, beginning August 2021
  • Candidates with an ability to teach/support public history, history education, and/or digital history initiatives are preferred
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2021
  • Ability to teach courses in area of specialization, as well as American history surveys, required
  • Deadline:November 20, 2020, ad expires 18 Jan. 2021

Carnege Mellon University (USA:PA) - 19th/20thC[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of 19th/20th century African American or Black Diasporic History.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jul. 2021
  • The successful candidate will join a dynamic cohort of new scholars working on African peoples and the intersections of race, racism, and identity formation on a global scale. We are particularly interested in scholars of the United States, but we also welcome applications from specialists on the transnational Black experience from all corners of the globe. Scholars working on a broad-range of geographic, thematic, and topical areas are encouraged to apply. Diverse themes and topics that complement existing departmental strengths might include gender / sexuality; science and technology; labor / class; urban, entrepreneurial, and environmental history; and racialized forms of wealth-creation, law and state-making, criminal justice, policing, incarceration, and health disparities.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • All applicants are required to apply on line at The completed application should include 1) a c.v., 2) a cover letter outlining research, teaching, and community service, and 3) a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. For applicants that advance beyond the initial review, we will also request three letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2020

City University of New York (USA:NY) - [Open Rank][edit | edit source]

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - African American History, to begin Fall 2021
  • The successful candidate will also serve as Director of the Africana Studies Program for a minimum of 6 years with the goal of strengthening and developing initiatives related to advancing the program, student engagement, alumni and community involvement, and fundraising.
  • Teaching Load: both halves of the History Department’s African American History survey course, as well as other undergraduate and Master's level courses in their field of expertise
  • For application information and more details, - Go to, in the box under "Job titles and keywords", enter the job ID "22025", click on " Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - African American History " and select the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 9 Nov. 2020
  • Have they started interviewing?

The College of Wooster (USA:OH)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track position in African American History at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021
  • We seek a broadly trained specialist in African American history. We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Africana Studies; Archaeology; Environmental Studies; Global & International Studies; Global Media & Digital Studies; Urban Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
  • PhD should be in hand by August 2021
  • Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at ( Please submit a letter of application addressed to the African American History Search Committee (1-2 pp.); teaching statement (1-2 pp.); research statement (1-2 pp.); a statement detailing how the applicant 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 (1-2 pp.); curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcript; and three letters of recommendation
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2021

Eastern Illinois University (USA:IL) - African American/African Diaspora[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in African American or African Diaspora History
  • Subfields open, though ability to teach courses in U.S. history preferred.
  • PhD must be in-hand by 16 Aug. 2021.
  • The successful candidate will teach survey courses, upper-division and MA courses in their field(s) of specialization, and methods and capstone courses as necessary. This position will also support the Africana Studies minor.
  • 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: Recommendation letters, sample syllabi, and a writing sample will be requested if the candidate advances to the preliminary interview stage
  • Review begins: 5 Nov. 2020

Furman University (USA:SC) - pre-1900 [open rank][edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, with a strong preference for a senior hire with a demonstrated track record of significant contributions in the field of African-American history, pre-1900, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • PhD must be in hand by start of appointment
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Required Documents (Please combine all documents into a single pdf before uploading): 1. Resume/C.V. 2. 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.) 3. University diversity statement 4. Two sample syllabi (one from an introductory course, one from an advanced course). 5. Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages 6. Three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio. Link to apply:
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio to Sara Abraham-Oxford (, administrative assistant to the History Department.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 13 Nov] with a deadline of 15 Dec. 2020

Georgia Southern University (USA:GA) - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor African American History, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • In particular, this position will serve as the point person for the department’s commitment to the Telfair Museums’ Legacy of Slavery in Savannah project.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • PhD in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in African American History, by August 1, 2021.
  • other Required Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in and record of success in community engagement; Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives; Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development; Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution; Preferred Qualifications: Record of teaching African American and U.S. history courses at the college level; Peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
  • A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. For more information on Georgia Southern University’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please see Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Kwaku Nti, Search Chair, Search 67828 Georgia Southern University Electronic mail: Telephone: 912-344-2763
  • Review begins: 15 Jan. 2021 and continues until the position is filled

Gustavus Adolphus College (USA:MN)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.
  • PhD in African American history must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2021
  • Teaching Load: Primary teaching responsibilities will serve the history department and African studies program. These include survey courses in U.S. history, intermediate and upper-level courses in African American History and African Diaspora, the history methods course, and the senior research seminar. Other responsibilities will include contributions to the general education curriculum (such as the College’s First Term Seminar, January Term, or the Three Crown Curriculum), and interdisciplinary majors and minors. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the college and department.
  • To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following: Letter of application that explicitly addresses the position’s qualifications as stated above; Curriculum vitae; A one-page, single-spaced statement of teaching philosophy; the statement should address how the candidate promotes innovative, engaging, and dynamic teaching practices that foster an active learning environment; Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
  • Deadline: 12 Oct. 2020

Macalester College (USA:MN) - Senior Hire[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Associate or Full Professorship in Modern U.S. Historian with a specialization in African-American history to serve as Chair of the Department, to begin Fall 2021
  • A Ph.D. is required.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in the history of African Americans and the African Diaspora in the United States, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and its consequences; modern U.S. history courses (1861-present); and classes that complement and enhance the department's curriculum.
  • To apply, electronically submit a c.v., cover letter, a writing sample, a diversity statement (see guidelines below), representative course syllabi, and the names and contact information of three references to We will follow up with requests for letters of reference as we proceed with our search. In your cover letter, please discuss any previous experience you have chairing a department or equivalent administrative experience.
  • Review begins: 23 Nov. 2020

Mount Saint Mary's University (USA:MD) - Cultural Studies[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of African-American Cultural Studies
  • Applicants with doctoral degrees in cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, English, history, or a relevant field are encouraged to apply
  • Teaching responsibilities will include the courses Foundations of African and African American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, and other 200- and 300-level courses relevant to the candidate’s field of specialization.
  • The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by August 2021, lived experience as part of a traditionally underrepresented group, published scholarly work in African-American studies, and demonstrated a student-centered philosophy consistent with teaching at a liberal arts college.
  • Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the university’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.
  • A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least two addressing teaching abilities).
  • Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Roosevelt University (USA:IL) - [Non-TT:VAP] 20thC[edit | edit source]

  • Full-time non-tenure track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor (for 2 years) of History with a specialization in 20th century African American history, to begin Aug. 2021
  • the Ph.D. must be awarded by August 2021
  • Teaching Load: 2/3 including African American history survey courses, upper-division specialized courses and a graduate (MA) reading seminar. As well, the faculty member will assist with activities and projects associated with the university’s Center for New Deal Studies
  • Applicants should submit: 1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Statement of teaching philosophy, 4. Three letters of reference from faculty familiar with candidate’s scholarship and/or teaching - Material may be uploaded through the Roosevelt University website:
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Dec. 2020

Texas A&M University, College Station (USA:TX) - Black History[edit | edit source]

  • full-time 9-month academic appointment to begin September 1, 2021.
  • Accomplished advanced Assistant Professors who are eligible for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor upon hire are strongly encouraged to apply. Whether they engage primarily with the study of African Americans in the United States or the history of Africa and the global African Diaspora, we desire someone who can diversify the Department’s existing research profile
  • Contact: All application materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio at
  • For queries about the position please contact Dr. Albert S. Broussard electronically at To apply please submit a letter of application, CV, publication sample, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: 4 Dec. 2020

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (USA:TX)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American History beginning fall 2021
  • We welcome applications from scholars in any period of African American History. We are especially interested in critical and innovative scholarship that focuses on but is not limited to racial justice.
  • Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in History or related field. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred by the time of appointment - Preferred Qualifications: Specialization within the 18th and/or 19th centuries.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 including US survey courses ... along with upper-level undergraduate courses and courses in our History M.A. program in the candidate’s area of specialization.
  • TO APPLY: All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.
  • A completed application will include: Cover letter, Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, Curriculum vitae, Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses- including a current or previous supervisor. Letters of recommendation may be requested after review of applications, and a writing sample and sample course syllabi may be requested later in the process.
  • Please address inquiries to: Dr. Glenn Tiller, Search Committee Chair,
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2020

Texas A&M University, San Antonio (USA:TX)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American History to begin Fall 2021
  • The Department of Communication, History & Philosophy seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment. Candidates with experience and/or interest in public history and digital humanities are preferred.
  • This position will serve as the department's liaison with the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and sharing of African American history and culture in the San Antonio region.
  • Base teaching load: 3/3
  • Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment in History or a closely related field; demonstrated specialization in African American History; evidence of scholarly achievement including engagement with the field of African American history; university teaching experience commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Application process: the online application will consist of the application form, cover letter, CV, and unofficial copies of transcripts
  • To apply:
  • Please address inquiries to: Dr. Amy Porter, Search Committee Chair,
  • Priority deadline: 1 Dec. 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

University of Colorado - Boulder (USA:CO)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African American History
  • ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in History or a related field must be conferred by August 16, 2021.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in African American and American/U.S. History (including one or both of the two American/U.S. history surveys), and provide service to the department, campus, and larger professional community
  • To apply, please submit the following materials: A letter of application, A current CV, A teaching and mentoring statement, A research statement, An article-length scholarly writing sample, A diversity and inclusion statement that addresses how the candidate would advance our department’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment through their teaching, scholarship, and service. During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
  • Deadline: 18 Dec. 2020

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - US Slavery[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor who specializes in the history of slavery in North America.
  • The Department of History seeks candidates who can bolster our existing strengths in African American History, United States History, and Southern History. The Department also seeks candidates whose commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service will support a climate of diversity and public engagement.
  • Teaching load: 2/2
  • Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in History or a related field in-hand by July 1, 2021.
  • To apply for this position, please use the following link to submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter detailing your research and teaching interests. Review of applications will begin immediately. Those invited to interview in the next round will be asked for additional materials.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 10 Oct]

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - American Slavery[edit | edit source]

NB: unclear how this post relates to the one above; the jobs have different advert code numbers. AFII (talk) 10:37, October 19, 2020 (UTC)

  • Assistant or Associate Professorship in the history of American Slavery, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • The individual hired will hold the title of Morehead-Cain Alumni Fellow (assistant professor) or Morehead-Cain Alumni Scholar (associate professor), reflecting the partnership that made the position possible
  • Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In addition, at the time of application, candidates are required to identify four names, titles, and email addresses of professional references. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Applications are to be submitted online at:
  • Review begins: 20 Nov. 2020

University of North Carolina, Pembroke (USA:NC)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor of African-American History
  • Secondary areas of particular importance to the department are Sub‐Saharan Africa, Women’s History, or Public History; and/or the ability to contribute to our Social Studies licensure program.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2021
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the general education survey load in the department by offering an introductory course in African American History, teach advanced courses in African American History including the Civil Rights Movement, coordinate an interdisciplinary minor in African American Studies and teach its introductory course, and periodically teach an historical methods course.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:  Interested applicants should submit an online application, cover letter, c.v., and a list of references through the UNCP Online Employment System ( In addition, please upload a 500‐word teaching statement, a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant course, and unofficial graduate transcripts to the Online Employment System.
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2020

University of Scranton (USA:PA)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American History, to begin Fall 2021
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in urban history and/or religious history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but all applications will be considered
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching the U.S. History survey, Race in American History, as well as other courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
  • The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at
  • For full consideration please submit a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of reference at ... Initial interviews will occur via Zoom. Questions may be directed to Dr. Adam Pratt, Search Chair.
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2020

York University (CAN)[edit | edit source]

  • professorial stream tenure-track appointment in African American History at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021
  • This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.
  • A PhD in History or a related discipline is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in African American History. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of US and African American History at all levels.
  • Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to beginning on 23 September 2020.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2020

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Chican@/Latin@[edit | edit source]

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (USA:TX) - Mexican-American[edit | edit source]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor of History in U.S. Latinx History beginning fall 2021.
  • required: A Ph.D. in History or related field. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred by the time of appointment; Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in Mexican American/Chicanx History
  • TO APPLY: - All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.
  • A completed application will include: A cover letter that addresses the qualifications listed, A statement of teaching philosophy and experience, Curriculum vitae, Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses- including a current or previous supervisor. Letters of recommendation may be requested after review of applications, and a writing sample and sample course syllabi may be requested later in the process.
  • Please address inquiries to: Dr. Glenn Tiller, Search Committee Chair,
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2020

Native American[edit | edit source]

Emory University (USA:GA) - pre-20thC, Open Rank[edit | edit source]

  • Cahoon Family Chair in American History.  We invite applications from scholars at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank with research and teaching expertise in pre-20th century Native American history, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to provide intellectual and programmatic leadership across the University and throughout the broader community.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement explaining their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds...Inquiries can be directed to Joseph Crespino, History Department Chair, at
  • Review of applications will begin 4 Jan. 2021 but full consideration will be given to applications received up to at least 30 days after review begins.

Women's/Gender[edit | edit source]

Colonial/Antebellum[edit | edit source]

Nineteenth Century[edit | edit source]

Auburn University (USA:AL) - Civil War Era[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in the history of the Civil War Era, broadly defined
  • A Ph.D. in History is required at the time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.
  • The successful candidate will develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Civil War history and in their area of specialization. The candidate will play a significant role in the graduate program. The candidate will also teach in Auburn’s core curriculum in world history.
  • To apply, visit and provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Kelly Kennington, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2020

Mississippi State University (USA:MS) 1820-1860[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in United States History, 1820-1860, to begin 16 Aug. 2021
  • Teaching load: 2/2 Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise.
  • Favored subspecialties include slavery, African American, gender, the south, religion.
  • A Ph.D. in U.S. History at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred.
  • All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Also include the names and email addresses of 3 persons willing to write letters of recommendation on your behalf
  • For full consideration: 1 Jan. 2021

University of Houston, Cear Lake (USA:TX) with Mexican-American[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century United States History, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • ...the new hire would be expected to regularly teach the university's first course on Mexican American history. Applicants with expertise in women’s and gender history or public history are also encouraged to apply.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Teaching responsibilities will include the U.S. History survey as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in nineteenth-century U.S. history and related subfields.
  • Applications are only accepted online through the Job Opportunities website. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample (no more than 25 pages). UHCL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity. Those candidates with bilingual skills (especially Spanish) are encouraged to apply. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. must be provided as condition of employment. Background check is required. You must pass a criminal history record check.
  • Review begins immediately (ad posted 15 Sept), for full consideration 15 Nov. 2020

University of Washington, Seattle (USA:WA)[edit | edit source]

  • 9-month Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th C US History "whose research and teaching explores questions that emerge from the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction."
  • The successful candidate will hold the Donald W. Logan Endowed Chair in American History. We are particularly looking for a scholar whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching experience will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today such as racism, slavery, emancipation, gender and sexual violence, and indigeneity. Corollary research and teaching interests might include: US imperial expansion, the liberal state and capitalist development, racial capitalism, the US-Mexico border, settler colonialism, constitutional and legal history, environmental history, religion, carceral regimes, and racial formations within and across regions.
  • Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda, and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests), curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement (record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). We may ask for other materials at later stages.
  • Apply via Interfolio:
  • Review begins: 19 Oct. 2020
  • Request for more materials x2 (late Oct)

Twentieth Century[edit | edit source]

Lawrence University (USA:WI)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 20thC American History, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • The successful applicant will have research and teaching interests in African American or Native American Indigenous history. Preferred sub-fields include politics and/or political economy, law, public policy, labor, education, or immigration. Interests in public and digital history would also be desirable.
  • PhD must be in hand by time of appointment
  • We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, who can teach core theory and methods courses for history majors, can contribute to Freshman Studies, Lawrence’s signature first-year program, as well as contribute cross-listed courses to Lawrence’s Ethnic Studies program.
  • Applicants should apply online at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on your experience related to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in an academic setting and ways that you could contribute to these efforts at Lawrence, and three references from which we will solicit letters of recommendation...Graduate transcripts, writing samples, and statements on teaching may be requested later in the process.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2020

Wesleyan University (USA:CT)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the U.S. and the world, beginning July 1, 2021.
  • We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching focuses broadly on the globalization of the United States from the emergence of the US as an imperial power in the late 19th century to the growth of the US-led multilateral system in the latter 20th. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) US foreign relations; American commerce at home and abroad; transnational social, cultural, and intellectual movements; religious, military and/or security issues; and international development. The candidate will be fully housed in the History Department.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "will include the 20th-century US history survey and surveys in the person’s areas of specialization as well as first-year and advanced seminars. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level."
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the history or related field within one year of hire.
  • You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
  • For full consideration: 20 Nov. 2020
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