Cornell University, Department of History

Position ID:Cornell-History-USWORLD [#19014]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, US in the World
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: History / U.S. and the World
Appl Deadline:2021/09/10 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/07/23, finished 2022/02/11, listed until 2022/01/23)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor, US in the World
The Department of History at Cornell University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professorship focusing on the U.S. in the World (19th-21st centuries). We welcome all areas of specialization, including U.S. empire or hegemony, foreign policy, international history, grand strategy, cultural diplomacy, economic development, science and technology, and conflict and security, as well as the consequences of US policies and actions. The ability to conduct research in a language other than English is welcome but not necessary.

Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to AJO by September 10, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials early. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Aaron Sachs, at

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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Cornell University
Department of History
450 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853