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Columbia University Open Rank: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 00001031

Field(s) of Specialization History of the United States with focus on New York

Position Title Open Rank: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

Department A&S History

Division History

Location Morningside

Summary Description

The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications and nominations for a distinguished scholar at any rank, from tenure-track assistant professor through full professor with tenure, to fill the Robert Gardiner Professorship in United States history. The Professorship is named in honor of the late Robert D.L. Gardiner, in order to support the teaching of New York history (city or state). Candidates may specialize in any period and subfield. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in History; Department faculty also normally contribute to the Core curriculum of the College. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. Starting date may be as early as July 1, 2020.

Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. and record of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Candidates for a position with tenure should be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 09/04/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Applicants are encouraged to highlight how their teaching, research, or service would help further Columbia’s mission of building a culturally diverse and inclusionary scholarly environment.

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):

Please upload the following required materials: cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (article or book chapter), and a list of references (3). Letters of reference will be requested at a later stage in the selection process. The completion of the application process in RAPS will be indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Mae Ngai at

For questions about the application process, please contact Sia Mensah at

Proposed Start Date

EEO Statement

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Review Begins 11/01/2019

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

Optional Documents