Andrew W. Mellon Chair in History, University of Pittsburgh

As we approach the season of job announcements for the North American market, here’s an early announcement for an endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh that should interest senior scholars of Asia:

The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an endowed chair, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History. The appointment will begin with the fall term 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. As part of a strategic investment in the history of Asia in the world, the Department wishes to appoint a historian of Asia broadly defined, whose work might focus on Western, Central, East, Southeast, or South Asia, or the Indian Ocean World. We welcome applications from single sub-region specialists as well as from scholars whose work embraces trans-regional approaches. Applications are invited from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a complete C.V. including list of publications, and the names and contact information of three academic referees to

The review of applications will begin on September 6, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. For informal inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Holger Hoock, J. Carroll Amundson Professor, at:

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