The Department of History at the City College of New York is seeking a two-year Post Doctoral Fellow- Assistant Professor (non tenure-track) in nineteenth-century American History (ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History). The subfield is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach a regular sequence in the Civil War and Reconstruction. While serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow – Assistant Professor, the successful applicant will pursue an active scholarly agenda while teaching part-time (3 courses per year). The fellow will also receive research funds.

Assuming satisfactory performance after two years, the incumbent’s Assistant Professor line will be moved to tenure-track. In that role, the candidate will be expected to continue their scholarship, to assume a full teaching load, to recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in departmental and divisional service.

One of the most vibrant programs on campus, History has been crafted to meet the needs of the most avid general student of the human past, as well as those interested in a particular era or region. The Department’s accomplished faculty is devoted to this task and prepares students for a wide range of future careers and challenges. Graduates not only represent City College at major higher educational institutions around the country but have also gone on to successful careers in a wide range of legal, medical entertainment, educational, and other humanistic fields.

The History Department is housed In the Division of Humanities and the Arts, which supports the creation and dissemination of humanistic knowledge and prepares students for lifelong learning, critical thinking, and creative activity. The History Department is committed to City College’s mission of providing academic excellence, social mobility through educational attainment, and service to the surrounding community and the larger intellectual world. The Department encourages applications from candidates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.


Ph.D. degree in History or related field required at time of appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Teaching portfolio including two sample syllabi

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Inquiries may be sent to Professor Clifford Rosenberg at


The position is open until filled with review of applications to begin on November 25, 2019.


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