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Associate or Full Professor- Early American History

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Associate or Full Professor- Early American History
Requisition Number FTFR001043
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 10/20/2017

Associate or Full Professor in Early American History

The Department of History in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites nominations and applications from leading scholars in Early American History, with an expected start date of Fall 2018. Area of specialization and timeframe are open, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise from the revolutionary through the antebellum era, and with research emphases on the history of Boston or New England more generally. This position also includes the possibility of a leadership role in Northeastern University’s new Boston Research Center.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership. The position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the History Department’s ( dedication to public history, world history and the digital humanities ( A joint appointment with an appropriate department in or beyond the College is possible.
Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


A PhD or its equivalent is required.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.
Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted.
To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Gretchen Heefner at Review of applications will begin November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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