Assistant Professor, Modern Japanese History

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a first-term tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern Japanese History to start on or after July 1, 2022.  We particularly welcome applications from ABDs and recent PhDs who are working on the social, political, and economic history of Japan from a transnational perspective that examines the movement of institutions, people, knowledge, technology, and practices across borders and regions, including those who work on the Japanese empire and post-colonial issues.  

Qualifications

Candidates must have earned the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at https://apply.interfolio.com/90750 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference.  Consideration of applications will begin on August 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


Assistant Professor, Modern Middle Eastern History

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern/North African  History (loosely defined, 18th-20th centuries) to start on or after July 1, 2022.  We welcome applicants with any specialization within that broader field.  

Qualifications

Candidates must have earned the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at https://apply.interfolio.com/91017 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference.  Consideration of applications will begin on September 1, 2021.


Assistant Professor, History of Race

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for an assistant professor in the history of race as it intersects with capitalism, empire, political economy, or economic life. We seek scholars whose work centers on Africa, the Americas, and their Indigenous, colonial and diasporic histories from the beginnings of European colonization to the present. Among the goals of this search is increasing the diversity of the faculty in the Department of History, and we therefore welcome applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy.

Qualifications

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at https://apply.interfolio.com/92592 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference.  Consideration of applications will begin on September 20, 2021.


Provost Postdoctoral Fellow/Instructor, History of Race

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of race as it intersects with capitalism, empire, political economy, or economic life. We seek scholars whose work centers on Africa, the Americas, and their Indigenous, colonial and diasporic histories from the beginnings of European colonization to the present. This fellowship provides up to two years of funding for junior scholars whose accomplishments make them exceptionally competitive for faculty positions and whose background or membership in historically underrepresented groups would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Fellows will teach one course per year. At the end of the fellowship period and following an academic review, the Fellow may be directly promoted to a tenure-track assistant professorship.

Qualifications

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at https://apply.interfolio.com/92599 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference.  Consideration of applications will begin on September 20, 2021.