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2-Year Lectureship at Queen Mary, London

Queen Mary University of London

Lecturer in Early Modern European History (Teaching and Scholarship)

Queen Mary University of London – School of History

Queen Mary University of London enjoys an outstanding international reputation for the excellence of its research and teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences. As a member of the Russell Group of British Universities, it is ranked among the leading universities in the United Kingdom for the quality of its research and teaching. The Humanities and Social Science Graduate School has over 600 students pursuing taught Masters and doctoral research degrees. The School of History is an innovative leader in a wide range of historical fields, and is renowned for its dynamic and supportive research environment.

To replace Professor Kate Lowe during her two year Major Leverhulme Award, the School is looking to recruit a Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer to develop and teach modules on Early Modern European history since 1500 at every level. The role holder will take part in the care of students, assessment and admissions‐related activities, and may be required to deliver courses during Summer Schools.

You will hold a PhD in History, and have experience in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level, together with experience in running modules independently. Clear and ambitious plans for future scholarship activities, the ability to communicate new and complex information effectively, engaging the interest and enthusiasm of the target audience and good IT skills, are also essential.

Higher education teaching accreditation at Fellow or Associate Fellow level, or in the process of obtaining accreditation, and candidates working on Renaissance Italy or Iberia would be beneficial.

This is a full time, fixed term contract for 24 months. The starting salary will be within the range of £40,865 – £43,152 per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Julian Jackson, Head of the School of History (

Details about the School can be found at

The closing date for applications is 8 April 2018.

Presentations and interviews are expected to be held at the start of May 2018.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality.


Job Ad: Early Modern Europe & the World, Northeastern Illinois

This seems like something many of us would be interested in (from H-Net):

Northeastern Illinois University, History

Early Modern Europe and the World


Institution Type: College / University
Location: IllinoisUnited States
Position: Assistant Professor


Early Modern Europe and the World: Assistant Professor with a strong field in Europe (excluding Russia) from c. 1450-c. 1789.  Desirable fields include, but are not limited to, transnational processes such as trade, migration, capitalism, the history of science and technology, or the formation of European states. The successful candidate will be required to teach within the department’s Western Civilization sequence, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in her/his specialty.  The ability to teach historical methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels is a plus, as would be experience with digital historical sources and new media.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and evidence of teaching preparation (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.).  Materials can be sent to Professor Francesca Morgan, Chair, Early Modern Europe Search, Dept. of History, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625-4699.   Electronic submissions are welcome: .  Review of applications begins February 20, 2018. 

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University enrolls about 9,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.


Contact: Prof. Francesca Morgan,
Primary Category: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Secondary Categories: European History / Studies
Posting Date: 02/02/2018
Closing Date 03/15/2018

Junior Research Fellowship at Oxford

University of Oxford

Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in Spanish History (1400-1900)

University of Oxford – Exeter College

Fixed-Term Contract

Salary: £32,331 per annum (inclusive of College Housing Allowance of £8,723 per annum) (plus other benefits)

Exeter College (part of the University of Oxford) invites applications for the Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellowship in Spanish History (1400-1900). The Fellowship, which is strictly temporary, will be tenable for a period of up to 36 months (with effect from 1 October 2018).

The main duties of the post are to engage in advanced study and research in the area of Spanish History – specifically, into some aspect of the internal history of Spain between 1400 and 1900, and/ or of the history of Spanish activity in Europe in the same period – with a view to building an international research profile through innovative original research, preparing work for publication (in monographs and/ or journals), and participating in international conferences. The post holder will also be a member of the Governing Body at Exeter College, with associated administrative and Trustee duties.

There will be no teaching obligation attached to the Fellowship, although the post holder will be welcome to do a limited amount of teaching within the collegiate University if they wish to do so, and especially where such teaching experience will enhance the career development of the post holder.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A research record of international standing, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, research of international standing in History;
  • The ability to undertake College administration and duties; and
  • A completed PhD, or equivalent, in History, or will be close to completion of a PhD in History (candidates must have submitted their PhD thesis for examination (i.e. in advance of their defence / viva voce examination) between 01 October 2014 and 30 September 2018 (inclusive)).

The Lecturer will be appointed on a salary of £32,331 per annum, inclusive of the College Housing Allowance (currently £8,723 per annum). In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars.

Further Particulars may be obtained from the Exeter College website at:

How to Apply
General guidance for candidates applying for positions in History can be found on our website, at:

Candidates are encouraged to submit all application materials by email, to the HR Officer at If possible, applications should be submitted as a single PDF file.

Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the HR Officer,, and should supply each referee with a copy of the further particulars.

The closing date for applications, and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees, is 12pm midday (GMT) on Friday 12 January 2018. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that her or his application, and references, arrive before the deadline.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.


Job Ad: University of Chicago, 18th-Century Spain, Tenure-track

From H-Net:

The University of Chicago, History

Assistant Professor


Institution Type: College / University
Location: IllinoisUnited States
Position: Assistant Professor


The Department of History at The University of Chicago invites applications for a beginning tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Spain and the Spanish American empire in the eighteenth century. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses questions of Atlantic political economy, but all research topics will receive serious consideration.

The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2018. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and therefore encourage applicants who come from racial, ethnic, and social groups that are underrepresented in academia.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research and teaching; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current research and plans for future research; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 6) three letters of reference.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

Early Modern Iberia/Latin American Opening: University of Florida

The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in early modern Iberian and colonial Latin American history at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2018. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in history by the starting date.

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active research agenda, 2) apply for and obtain external research funding, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level in Early Modern Iberian History, Colonial Latin American History, and other areas of expertise of interest to the department, and 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a dissertation and/or sample publications, and (4) representative teaching evaluations if available. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. Initial review of applications will begin by or before November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to Professor Jeffrey Needell at

We expect to invite and interview a select group of the applicants at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, January 4-7, 2018.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Job Ad: Assistant Professor of Spanish at Virginia



Posting Number: 0621602
Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
Employment Posting Category: Faculty
Type of Application:
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Candidate Profile
Organization (Position Organization): 31905 AS-Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Location: Charlottesville
Working Title: Associate or Full Professor of Spanish
Anticipated Hiring Range:
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
End Date of Position:
Posting Date: 09-08-2017
Posting Summary:
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The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese invites applicants for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Spanish. Field of specialization is Peninsular Spanish literature and culture, fifteenth century to the present, subfield of specialization open. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018. Candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

Research specializations lying somewhere on the arc between Early Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and culture, outstanding scholarship with a superior record of scholarly research and publication commensurate to rank, an active and ongoing research agenda, evidence of excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and experience in departmental administrative roles are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and must hold a Ph.D. in the relevant field at the time of application. We are looking for a colleague who will participate actively and fully in the life of the department.

Furthermore, the department is particularly interested in receiving applications from colleagues conversant in other literatures and cultures of the Peninsula (e.g., Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew) and/or with interests and expertise in any of the following allied fields: ethnography, cultures in contact, Mediterranean studies, frontier history, the history of exploration, colonial studies, the history of minority cultures and societies, comparative literature, history of ideas, life writing, material and digital philology, film and the visual arts, theatre and performance studies, religious studies, and gender studies.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0621602 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, two (2) recent sample article- or chapter-length pieces of scholarship (attach to Writing Sample 1 and Writing Sample 2), and a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach to Other 1).

Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Andrew A. Anderson
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
P.O. Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Tally Sanford
(434) 924-4550

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University Leadership Characteristics: For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The “academical village” is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Required Applicant Documents: CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Sample1
Writing Sample2
Other 1
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Job Ad: Early Modern Mediterranean at UC San Diego

Assistant Professor: Early Modern Mediterranean and the World

Apply nowto Assistant Professor: Early Modern Mediterranean and the World


Open date: September 1st, 2017
Next review date: November 1st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 1st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Early Modern Mediterranean and the World

The Department of History ( within the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a search for an assistant professor specializing in the Early Modern history of the Mediterranean and the World. Our preference is for a scholar whose research and teaching utilizes a transnational approach to the study of the Mediterranean, and whose scholarship contextualizes and connects the region with the other parts of the globe such as the greater Atlantic world, Africa, the Middle East or South Asia. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving academic excellence and diversity. This search has been designated as a Diversity Search, meaning that previous and/or potential contributions to diversity will be considered and carry strong weight in the final selection process alongside research, teaching and service.

Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at: (

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
To Apply: Application materials will be accepted electronically at: Please submit a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a separate personal statement summarizing experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: ( Further materials, including syllabi, and a writing sample may be requested at a later date.

Cover letters should summarize research agenda, teaching experience and interests, as well as leadership efforts. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writers familiar with the applicant’s scholarly trajectory, teaching experience, and efforts to achieve equity and diversity. Interviews will be held at the meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC in January 2018.

AA-EOE: The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


San Diego, CA


More information about this recruitment:



  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Cover letter should summarize research agenda, teaching experience and interests, as well as leadership efforts.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Writing sample – may be requested at a later date. (Optional)
  • Syllabi – may be requested at a later date. (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
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3-5 letters of reference required


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Job Ad: 1-Year Position in Judaic Studies at Brown

Judaic Studies Visiting Scholar 2018-19

The Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University is seeking applications for the Hirschfeld Presidential Scholar in Comparative Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. (Applications for one semester will also be considered.) The successful candidate will receive $50,000 for the year (or $25,000 for a semester), a health insurance subsidy, and access to university library, athletic, and computing services.  She/he will be expected to participate in the regular intellectual activities of the Program and teach one course.  In addition, the successful candidate will be available to meet with and advise graduate and undergraduate students, lead a faculty research seminar meeting, and give a public lecture. Only applications from senior scholars will be considered.  Preference will be given to applicants who work on Jews and Judaism in the Medieval and/or Early Modern periods. We welcome applications from scholars in any academic discipline.  Applications should be made at Interfolio ( and include a cover letter, the applicant’s research agenda for the year, brief descriptions of courses she/he would be prepared to teach, a CV, and a recent article or book chapter.  Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted at Interfolio ( of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.  Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  For further information, contact

Job Ad: VAP at South Florida: Early Modern Atlantic World


The History and Politics Department at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professorship in Early Modern Atlantic World history to begin in the Fall of 2017. Teaching responsibilities in a 4/4 load include Introduction to the Humanities and Theory and Methods of History, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field. As appropriate, the position may also involve participating in the University Honors Program. Salary is $41,400 (nine-month). Applications must be received by April 10, 2017 to guarantee full consideration.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and demonstrated excellence in scholarship.


Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background check.


How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button here. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a letter of application and C.V.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your letter of application and C.V. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION AND CV, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.


Equal Employment Opportunity

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution. Welcoming…Diverse…Inclusive



The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is a separately accredited institution and a member of the University of South Florida System. USFSP serves approximately six thousand students and is located on the beautiful waterfront of St. Petersburg. USFSP offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Business, Education, and Arts & Sciences.


Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.


Contact: Dr. J. Michael Francis, Chair, Department of History and Politics. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, FL, 33701



Primary Category: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Secondary Categories: American History / Studies
Posting Date: 03/29/2017
Closing Date 04/14/2017

Job Ad: Lecturer in EM Portuguese & Iberian History

Lecturer in Early Modern Portuguese and Iberian History, including the Colonial World

King’s College London – History

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 per annum, plus  £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 24 months starting 1st September 2017

This is a Full-time 100% full time equivalent

The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Early Modern Portuguese and Iberian History, including the Colonial World, for a two-year period beginning 1 September 2017. Applicants are encouraged with scholarly expertise in any aspect of the history of Iberia’s kingdoms and their mercantile or territorial empires from c.1500-1750. The post holder will cover the core teaching responsibilities of Professor Francisco Bethencourt, while he takes up a two-year Major Research Fellowship at the Leverhulme Trust. They will contribute to our team-taught lecture sequences for first year undergraduates in early modern European history. They will also teach advanced undergraduate modules on Religion and Society in Southern Europe, and the History of the Iberian World (1492-1822), together with an MA module on European Expansion: Civil Rights and Ethnic Prejudices (1500-1850). In addition, they will contribute to other modules, and perform pastoral and administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

The Department of History at King’s is a large, young, top-ranking department, with strengths ranging from the early medieval to the contemporary period, and a global spread in research and teaching interests. We are particularly proud of the connections we make between different peoples and places, which plays an important part in our teaching and research

The selection process will consist of a panel interview

Interviews are scheduled to take place on either 3 or 4 April 2017.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Jon Wilson, or 020 7848 1081.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 26 March 2017