Vacancy: Department of History, Royal Military College of Canada

The Department of History of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario invites applications for tenure-track positions at the level of assistant professor and associate professor.

Closing date: 28 February 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

The Royal Military College is a bilingual university offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, sciences and engineering to members of the Canadian Forces and civilians. The department offers undergraduate degrees and is a vital contributor to the War Studies graduate program, which grants degrees at the MA and PhD levels. Members of the department are currently involved in a wide range research in the fields of military, international, and social history, much of which is funded by national granting councils. For more information, please visit:

For job details and to apply, see here.

Vacancy: Career Development Fellow in Modern History, Jesus College, Oxford

Closing date: Friday, 8 December 2017

Salary: A starting salary of £31,604 p.a., free meals in College, College office equipped with computer and printer, an annual research allowance of £1,000 p.a. and teaching book allowance worth up to £250 p.a. are offered.

Jesus College, Oxford invites applications for a Career Development Fellow in Modern History (19th and/or 20th Century), tenable for four years from 1 October 2018. The CDF is open to those intending to pursue an academic career and applicants should have been awarded their doctorate in the last five years or be nearing submission of their doctoral thesis. Teaching will be in the 19th and/or 20th Century, with a strong preference for applicants with interests in British History from 1830 onwards, notably with expertise in the fields of British imperial, colonial or international history. A starting salary of £31,604 p.a., free meals in College, College office equipped with computer and printer, an annual research allowance of £1,000 p.a. and teaching book allowance worth up to £250 p.a. are offered.

Further information on the CDF including job description, selection criteria, and how to apply are available in the PDF attachment below, or can be obtained from the Principal’s Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (, to whom applications and references should be sent by Friday 8 December 2017. Interviews are likely to be held on 2 February 2018.

Jesus College is an equal opportunities employer.

Further details and particulars here.

Vacancy: Assistant Professor, Military History/War and Society, Virginia Tech

The History Department at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2018. Geographical focus and chronological period are open. We particularly encourage applicants who take a War and Society approach to military history, covering such topics as the social, cultural, political, technological, and economic dimensions of warfare; civilian-military and homefront-battlefield relations; the impact of war on soldiers, civilians, veterans, and the environment; and the causes, commemoration, and consequences of war.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in history or related field by the time of appointment; an ability to teach a survey course in modern military history and to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses; and a record demonstrating a promise of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the department’s War and Society minor. S/he will also be expected to work effectively with a diverse community in support of Virginia Tech’s Principles of Community. Preference will be shown for candidates with experience related to the university’s transdisciplinary Integrated Security Destination Area; a commitment to the use of emerging technology and new media in teaching and research; the potential for obtaining external funding; and an interest in contributing to one or more of the department’s strengths in public history, race and gender, and the history of science, technology, medicine, and environment.

The successful candidate will engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in Virginia Tech’s Integrated Security Destination Area. The Integrated Security Destination Area is focused on understanding and fostering a world in which individuals, institutions, and nations are secured by technology and social systems that follow ethical principles and promote values of social justice. Faculty working together in this area are bringing a transdisciplinary approach to the complex range of human and systems security challenges. Visit for more information about Destination Areas.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity,” and the History Department also has a strong record of excellence in teaching. The normal teaching load in the History Department is two courses per semester. Members of the department work closely with faculty in transdisciplinary programs, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Science and Technology Studies, ASPECT/Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought. The department houses the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (

Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges, was voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law ( For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. The university also responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.

Candidates must apply online at and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s interest in and/or experience working with diverse groups and under represented populations (upload under “Doc 2”), and contact information for three references, who will be invited to submit their letters of recommendation online. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

For further information, contact Paul Quigley at

Vacancy: Part-time Research Coordinator – ‘Lest We Forget’, Oxford

Faculty of English Language and Literature, Oxford
Grade 5: £24,565 p.a. (pro rata)
Vacancy ID: 131367

The Faculty of English Language and Literature seeks to appoint a research co-ordinator for the ‘Lest We Forget’ project. The project sets out to crowd-source content from the public related to the First World War collecting the material for free reuse online. This will be a national project co-ordinating local digital collection days across the country run by volunteers in which members of the local community will bring in material they own related to the war for digitisation.

The postholder will work primarily on co-ordinating the project activities, liaising with volunteers, and keeping the project plan. The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational skills, have experience in social media and online communications, and some experience of project delivery. It is particularly suitable for someone interested in working with project management and outreach and/or interested in WW1.

Since this is a part-time post (0.2FTE – 7.25 hours per week), it is recognised that there will be a need to prioritise different areas at different times, and the precise allocation of duties and hours will be decided in consultation with the Project Director.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 18 October 2017.

Vacancy: Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Fellow

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. We seek to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies. We encourage applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.

WIGH Fellows are appointed for one academic year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard. The WIGH Fellowship is residential and Fellows are expected to live in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes, and they are expected to participate in WIGH activities, including a bi-weekly seminar.

More information on the program, including events, affiliated faculty, and current and former fellows can be found at

Application details here.
Applications are due December 1st, 2017. Letters of reference are due by December 15th, 2017.

Job vacancy: Historian, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium

A vacancy for a Historian with SHAPE, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, has become available.

TALEO Job Number: 170425
Vacancy Number: A13/0817
Post Number: OSC ZOH 0020
Job Title: Historian
NATO Grade: A-2
Basic Monthly Salary (12 x per year): 5,260.30€, tax free
Closing Date: Friday 20 October 2017
Duration of contract: Serving staff members will be offered a contract according to
the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations (NCPR). Newly recruited staff will be
offered a definite duration contract of three years normally followed by an
indefinite duration contract.

Full details here: Historian

Assistant Professor, Military or Diplomatic History of Britain or the British Empire, Department of History

The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a 2-year contingent term position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

We are seeking a candidate who will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program in the area of military or diplomatic history of Britain or the British Empire from the 18th through 20th centuries. Ability to teach the history of intelligence would be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of their specialization in addition to a wide range of courses in the program of History including contributions to our core introductory courses. Participation in the affairs of the department and service to the department, faculty and university is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in history or a relevant field, (or provide solid indication of completion by the position start date – July 1, 2017). In addition, the successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and a proven track-record of (or potential to) successfully secure research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship).

The Department of History is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. Please visit the department website for more information.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, no more than four samples of scholarly work (in electronic form if possible), and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy. Please also arrange for three confidential letters to reference to be sent directly to the Department Head by the deadline stated above.

Send application materials to:

Dr. Mark Konnert
Head, Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 1N4

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.