The Department of History at Auburn University seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in the history of the Civil War Era, broadly defined, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Civil War history and in their area of specialization. The candidate will play a significant role in the graduate program. The candidate will also teach in Auburn’s core curriculum in world history. A Ph.D. in History is required at the time of appointment; outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of doctoral candidacy will be considered but completion of the degree is expected prior to the start of the appointment in August 2021.

To apply, visit and provide: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Kelly Kennington, Search Committee Chair, at

The History Department embraces Auburn University’s commitment to increasing diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The Search Committee welcomes applications from candidates whose record of research, teaching, and/or outreach strengthens the department’s ability to offer diverse perspectives to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.