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Ashoka University (IND)[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Global History, to begin Monsoon semester - August 2021
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • All materials should be submitted through:
  • Deadline: 17 Oct. 2020

Colby College (USA:ME) - [non-TT:VAP] w/specialization in Africa[edit | edit source]

  • one-year replacement position for a Visiting Assistant Professor in World History with a regional specialization in Africa, to begin September 1, 2021.
  • The Department is open to expertise on all themes, including (but not exclusively) intellectual history, histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of migration, trade, and empire
  • PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered
  • The successful candidate will also be expected to teach HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching via Interfolio at the following link - Questions about this search should be directed to:
  • Review begins: 4 Jan. 2020

Drury University (USA:MS) - [Non-TT] pref. Asian History[edit | edit source]

  • 2 year Visiting Assistant Professorship in World History (pref. Asian history), to begin Aug. 2021
  • Strong teaching skills and active research agenda and a Ph.D. in history are required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Asian history. Other world history fields (Latin America; Race, Migration or Diaspora Studies; Africa; twentieth-century World; film history; etc.) would add to a candidate’s viability and the breadth of our department.
  • To apply, send a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, copies of transcripts, at least two sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching excellence by email to Questions can be directed to Dr. Shelley Wolbrink, Chair, World History Search Committee (
  • Review begins: 22 Nov. 2020

Ancient/Premodern[edit | edit source]

Truman State University (USA:MS) - [Non-TT][edit | edit source]

  • Full-time non-tenure-track assistant professor in Ancient World History (field open) to begin August 2021. The successful applicant has the possibility of reappointment for up to three additional years (9-month contracts), depending on performance, department needs, and funding.
  • PhD required
  • Responsibilities: Teaching upper-division major electives, lower-level surveys, and graduate courses in in ancient history, supervising undergraduate research, contributing to university-wide interdisciplinary programs, fulfilling additional faculty duties, and providing 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 Application materials may also be emailed to: with “NTT Asst. Professor of History Search” in the subject line or by mail to NTT Asst. Professor of History Search, Truman State University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, 100 E. Normal, MC 214, Kirksville, MO 63501.
  • Deadline, not stated in ad, ad expires 30 Dec. 2020.

Atlantic[edit | edit source]

Colby College (USA:ME)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant or associate professorship in the History of the Atlantic World, to begin 1 Sept. 2021
  • We are searching for a teacher-scholar with a focus on the Atlantic World, preferably in the early modern era. The Department is open to expertise on all themes, including (but not exclusively) intellectual history, histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of trans-Atlantic slavery, migration, trade, and empire. Reflecting the Department’s increasing focus on global history, the candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global contexts, positioning the worlds constituted around the Atlantic in comparative perspective.
  • The department is especially interested in scholars whose work is not focused on North America. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History.
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a representative sample of current scholarship, e.g., reprints of recently published work, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching via Interfolio at the following link
  • Review begins: 11 Jan. 2021 and continues until position filled

Concordia University, Montreal (CAN) - Black Atlantic[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure-Track position in the history of the Black Atlantic, broadly defined, from the 15th century onward, to begin 1 Aug. 2021
  • The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. We welcome those with research interests from the full range of themes and foci animating this sub-field — including but not limited to histories of slavery, law, race, gender and sexuality, empire, economy, environment, science and medicine, religion, social movements, and political thought
  • PhD must be in hand by Sept. 2021
  • Applications should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Penney, Chair, Department of History, via email: They must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 20_T_HIST_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three referees...Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2020 but will continue until position filled.

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Black Diaspora in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor, Black Diaspora in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade, to begin 1 Jul. 2021
  • We invite applications from historians whose primary research fields are related to this capacious area of study. The successful candidate must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Ph.D. in History or a related field is required by thestart date
  • Teaching assignments will involve introductory as well as more specialized courses
  • Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advanceDartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit via Interfolio a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a writing sample
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2020
  • [6 Nov] any news?? Thanks in advance!
  • [6 Nov] preliminary interview requested; interviews will be taking place over the next 2 weeks with Zoom "campus interviews" planned for Dec.

University of Glasgow (UK:Scot) - Transatlantic Slavery[edit | edit source]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Transatlantic Slavery
  • We have teamed with the University of the West Indies to form a new Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research (GCCDR), one focus of which will be to investigate and develop public understanding of the history and social impact of transatlantic slavery. To this end, we are recruiting a scholar in Transatlantic Slavery Studies with a developing research profile, excellent teaching and communication skills and the ability to foster and sustain collaborative partnerships with external parties for research and knowledge exchange.
  • Minimum Qualifications Required: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience in a similar or related role.
  • The successful candidate will pursue ambitious research, grant capture and publishing in the subject area; support outreach and public engagement activities relating to Slavery Studies, working with the GCCDR; contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (solo and team taught) on the slave trade and plantation slavery for programmes including the MA (Hons) in History, the MSc in History, a new MSc in Global History and a proposed MSc in Reparatory Justice
  • Apply Online
  • Deadline: 17 Sept. 2020
  • October 26th 2020, Search concluded. Position filled.

Early Modern[edit | edit source]

University of California, Davis (USA:CA) - Transoceanic Early Modern Studies (1492-1820)[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Professor in Transoceanic Early Modern Studies (1492-1820)
  • Research should focus on metropolitan Spain and on spaces of Spanish colonialism, such as the Americas, Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Philippines. A focus on comparative race, gender, and empire studies is highly desirable.
  • A Ph.D. in Spanish or any other related field is required and must be in hand prior to the first day of classes on September 22, 2021.
  • The appointee is expected to teach a broad range of graduate and undergraduate courses in peninsular, transatlantic, and colonial Latin American literatures and cultures. Applicants should possess native or near-native language competency in Spanish and English. Knowledge of other languages relevant to Spanish colonialism is desirable. The ideal candidate should have expert knowledge of circuits of colonial-era literary and cultural production operating between metropolitan Spain and the Spanish empire. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers and have the ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the shared governance and intellectual life of the department and the larger UC Davis community.
  • Applications are to be submitted via Recruit at - Only complete applications will be considered by the Search Committee. A complete application includes: A Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Writing sample (e.g. a published paper or dissertation chapter), 1 set of Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, 3 confidential letters of reference
  • For full consideration: 30 Oct. 2020

Indian Ocean World[edit | edit source]

Islamic[edit | edit source]

Jewish[edit | edit source]

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Jewish History in the Americas, 1500-1800[edit | edit source]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Jewish History in the Americas, 1500-1800
  • Candidates are expected to have expertise in the history of the Atlantic world between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries, with a particular focus on Jewish migration and settlement in the Americas. We welcome all areas of specialization, including religion, race and ethnicity, imperialism and colonialism, commercial exchange and trade, historical geography, diaspora and cultural studies, transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and politics and citizenship.
  • Applicants must have their PhD in hand by July 1, 2021
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 including one undergraduate course covering the broad sweep of American-Jewish history, 1500-present, highlighting the history of the Jews in North America.
  • Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion to ... Finalists will be requested to provide academic references, additional samples of scholarly work and a teaching statement. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Olga Litvak, at Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2020

Mediterranean[edit | edit source]

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

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient/Early Modern Mediterranean History, to begin Aug. 2021
  • The department particularly invites applicants specializing in the History of Science or Medicine, whose research interests complement and enhance departmental and college programmatic priorities (such as the college’s interdisciplinary programs and the department’s Public History program), including outreach and engagement.
  • The successful candidate will teach undergraduate major and graduate courses in Ancient/Early Modern Europe, upper-level and graduate courses in their specialty, and other courses as needed by the department, as well as contributing to teaching in the core curriculum (US Survey and other core courses). Candidates are expected to engage in publication and professional activities at a level appropriate to an R2 institution, and in service to the department, college, university, and profession.
  • To apply, visit: Complete applications will include: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Two Sample Syllabi, Writing sample, Three Letters of Recommendation (Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Department Head, Dr. Sharon Kowalsky, at, Transcripts (unofficial).
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2020

Modern[edit | edit source]

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