The Department of History at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill seeks a Tenure-track Professor in Global History.


The History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a distinguished professorship in global history beginning 1 July 2023. Applicants for the Frank Porter Graham chair in Global History should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in History or a related field and hold the rank of full professor with tenure (or equivalent) at the time of appointment. The UNC-Chapel Hill History Department seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching consider questions related to global history broadly defined. Regional specialists and scholars adopting international, transnational, and/or comparative approaches, whether within a particular region or beyond, are encouraged to apply. The committee welcomes applications from historians working in all periods and geographical areas.

Requirements Candidates for this position should demonstrate proven excellence in their field(s). They should possess a strong publication record and a commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students and to service within the department and university. We expect the Frank Porter Graham Professor to play an active role in co-advising graduate and undergraduate students pursuing topics and applying methodologies associated with global history. They should also be able to engage themes that cut across regional specializations and academic disciplines, as our faculty regularly participate in interdisciplinary working groups and events and programs organized by area studies centers across campus. Importantly, the Frank Porter Graham Professor will be expected to engage with diverse public audiences beyond the University. The UNC-Chapel Hill History Department is committed to a vision of the University where all community members feel valued and can thrive. The ideal candidate will share this commitment.

How to apply

To apply, please follow this link and submit your current CV and a cover letter online. Your cover letter should keep the vision mentioned above in mind while addressing the main themes of your research, your teaching experience, and your past engagement with public audiences. Please also include contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in any of these areas. The application also requires a list of four persons, with contact information, who could provide letters of recommendation. The committee will notify finalists before soliciting letters of recommendation. For inquiries about the position, contact one of the search committee co-chairs, Professor Chad Bryant ([email protected]) and Professor Miguel La Serna ([email protected]). The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including those who live and teach outside the United States. We particularly welcome applications from women, BIPOC, veterans, LGBTIAQ+, individuals with disabilities, and other groups of people from historically and currently marginalized backgrounds. The review of applications will begin on 5 December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.