Looking For A Change Of Profession?

How about an endowed chair in Civil War and Reconstruction history at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts?

Civil War and Reconstruction/ Endowed Chair: Stonehill College seeks a candidate for a tenured associate or full professor position in Civil War and Reconstruction and African American history (1848-1900).  The successful candidate will begin appointment as the first Lawrence and Theresa Salameno Chair in History (three-year term with possibility for renewal). A commitment to undergraduate teaching and a strong record of scholarship are required.  The Salameno Chair, the first endowed chair in the College’s history, offers a creative intellectual and professional opportunity for a teacher/scholar who can generate intellectual excitement around his/her area of expertise in ways appropriate to an undergraduate institution.

Perhaps a position teaching the Civil War at West Virginia State University is more up your alley:

The Department of History at West Virginia University is soliciting nominations and applications for an Eberly Distinguished Professorship in Civil War Studies, to begin August 16, 2007.

I’ve come across more and more positions focused specifically on the Civil War/Reconstruction/Southern History over the past few years.  Perhaps as we get closer to the Civil War Sesquicentennial we will see even more.

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2 comments… add one

  • Brooks Simpson Sep 25, 2006

    In many cases Civil War chairs appear because an outside donor decides to make a contribution predicated on the establishment of such a position. It’s rare to see it as an initiative from within the department.

  • Kevin Levin Sep 26, 2006

    In the case of the John L. Nau III chair which Gary Gallagher holds I believe it was stipulated that the candidate had to specialize specifically in military history.

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