The Department of History at the University of Georgia invites applications from senior scholars to fill the Carl and Sally Gable Distinguished Chair in Southern Colonial History beginning in August 2019. We seek an established scholar with an outstanding record of research and teaching. The search committee welcomes applicants who study the American Colonial South through 1825, defined broadly, both geographically and thematically. Candidates who work on the African Diaspora, Native Americans, borderlands, the southern colonies in relation to the Caribbean, gender, or other fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate students. The salary for this tenured position is competitive and the position carries with it a generous research support account and graduate student support. 

Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching and research interests and a current vita. Letters of recommendation for shortlisted candidates will be requested at a later date. Applications should be submitted at Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Cindy Hahamovitch, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and seagrant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (;

Inquiries should be addressed to Cindy Hahamovitch, Search Committee Chair, at