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Job Ad: History of Jews under Islam in the Middle Ages, Hebrew University

Hebrew University is searching for a tenure track position at any level in Jewish history, either of modern eastern Europe or Jews under Islam in the middle ages:

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry

Tenure track position, any level, in either Early Modern Eastern European Jewish History or Medieval Jewish History in the Islamic World


Institution Type: College / University
Location: Israel
Position: Tenure Track Faculty


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announces a call for applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry. Candidates are welcome to apply whose teaching and research fall primarily within either one of the following fields: a) history of the Jews in Eastern Europe in the early modern era, 16th to 19thcentury; b) history of the Jews under Islam in the Middle Ages (from the rise of Islam to the 15thcentury). The position is open to holders of a Ph.D. degree or those who will have obtained their Ph.D. no later than 1 July 2019.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both required and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including those in his/her specified field of expertise (Early Modern or Middle Ages), and will in addition be expected to carry on independent and original research at the highest academic level, to demonstrate academic leadership, to supervise advanced students and to compete for research grants from external grant foundations. The selected candidate will be expected, in addition, to carry on cooperative scholarly discourse and endeavors across disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities, as well as with colleagues from the University as a whole. In the event that a candidate demonstrates interdisciplinary expertise and teaching experience, the possibility of a joint inter-departmental appointment may be explored.

In Early Modern East-European Jewish History, candidates should be prepared to teach as well as supervise advanced graduate students in research topics pertinent to the field, including any or all of the following: relations between Jews and non-Jews, history of Halakha, history of the Haskala, history of Hasidism, history of Orthodoxy in its various streams. Candidates are similarly expected to have a thorough grounding in European and particularly regional history, including a working knowledge of relevant languages.

For candidates in the field of Jewish history under Islamic rule in the medieval period, potential areas of expertise include the processes affecting the Jews from the rise of Islam in the 7thcentury CE until the start of the Ottoman period in the 15th century CE, their legal status, interactions with their non-Jewish surroundings, social and cultural activities, and intellectual and cultural trends such as kalam, Egyptian pietism, and Karaism. A familiarity with parallel processes that took place globally, especially within the Muslim world, is also required, as is knowledge of Arabic and Judeo-Arabic. Candidates should be prepared to supervise advanced graduate students in research topics pertinent to the field.

The Hebrew University’s main language of instruction is Hebrew. Nonetheless, the possibility of teaching one or more graduate courses in English may be entertained. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they would not be comfortable teaching in Hebrew will be encouraged to master the Hebrew language sufficiently during the initial years following their appointment.

Qualified candidates will be invited for a campus visit, which will include a job talk, an interview and meetings with department members.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 13 September 2018, to the following site:


For additional details, please contact the department chair, Prof. Eli Lederhendler, at:


Contact: Prof. Eli Lederhendler, at:
Primary Category: Jewish History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Posting Date: 08/22/2018
Closing Date 09/13/2018

Job Ad: 1-Year Instructor at Western Carolina, World/LA History

My understanding is that they really want an Iberian Atlanticist or Latin Americanist:
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Department of History is seeking three qualified faculty for the 2018-2019 academic year. 4/4 teaching load. Preference for sub-fields that complement current department offerings, including: World History, Latin American History, Early American (US) History, and Legal History. All full-time faculty in our department teach lower-level liberal studies courses as well as upper-level/graduate courses

Applicants must apply on-line at (Position #002052). Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references with full contact information. In addition, please submit sample teaching materials (philosophy of teaching and relevant syllabi) to Dr. Mary Ella Engel, Department Head, History Department, 225 McKee, 286 Central Drive, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723.

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Engel at 828-227-3838 or

Tenure-Track Asst. Prof Opening at Black Hills State – Europe + Latin America (or other non-European)

Black Hills State University, History

Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Beginning August 2018)


Institution Type: College / University
Location: South DakotaUnited States
Position: Assistant Professor


Black Hills State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in European History with a secondary field in Latin American, African, Middle Eastern, or Asian history, time period and region open (excluding the Anglo-Atlantic world).


*Teaching load is 12 credits per semester.

*Other responsibilities include advising students, scholarly activities, and professional service.



*A Ph.D. in History by August 2018 is required.

*Ability and willingness to develop and teach a broad range of history courses in face-to-face and online formats is essential.



This is a full-time, nine-month position beginning August 2018.

Applications must be made online at  Please attach a letter of application, CV (including the names and contact information for three references), unofficial graduate transcripts, and an article-length writing sample.  This position is open until filled with a first review date of May 29th, 2018 at 11PM MDT.  For application assistance, contact Human Resources at 605.642.6549.  Inquiries directly related to the position may be directed to Dr. Jason Daniels, search chair, at

Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer.  Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check.


Contact: For application assistance, contact Human Resources at 605.642.6549.  Inquiries directly related to the position may be directed to Dr. Jason Daniels, search chair, at
Primary Category: European History / Studies
Secondary Categories: World History / Studies
Posting Date: 05/03/2018
Closing Date 08/01/2018

European University Institute Seeks Chair in Early Modern Global History


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:
(required to apply for this posting)
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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