The Department of History at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with excellent research on any topic within an economic framework, including (but not limited to), political economy, the history of commodities, trade networks, business history, free and unfree labor, finance, economic thought, consumer cultures, and the global development of capitalism. We are open to all approaches but have particular interest in those engaging in legal and regulatory regimes and/or comparative/global work. We will consider work on any chronological or geographic specialty but have particular interest in candidates working on periods before the twentieth century and on regions outside the United States.

Applicants should upload a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at this link: The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. by August 16, 2021.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020.  Files will continue to be accepted until the search is complete. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Jefferson Cowie (

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.