The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Stanford History: Faculty Position in modern U.S. History

The Department of History at Stanford invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in modern United States history (post-1876). This search is part of a university- wide initiative in which Stanford seeks to hire as many as 10 strong researchers and scholars who study the significance of race in American society, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and its consequences. Stanford seeks to support, deepen, and enhance the important research and teaching in these areas long underway on our campus. Appointments may be made in the following schools and departments: Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. A majority of the appointments are expected to be made at the assistant professor level. A strong commitment to excellent teaching is essential.

The Department of History at Stanford University seeks an exceptional junior scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern United States history (post-1876) whose work substantially addresses race, broadly construed and considered. The appointment begins on September 1, 2021. Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment. The position is subject to approval by University leadership, which is committed to expanding the study of race, including and not limited to dimensions of lived experience and culture; race making and racial identity; ethnohistory; social inequality and injustice; and anti-racism.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2020. Applicants should submit the following materials online at :

  1. Cover Letter addressed to Committee Chair, Professor Gordon H. Chang, describing academic background, intellectual interest, and teaching experience
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement (no more than three single-spaced pages)
  4. Writing Sample (two dissertation chapters or the equivalent)
  5. Three Letters of recommendation (submitted directly by the referees online) by October 15, 2020.

Please direct questions to Burcak Keskin-Kozat at

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.