For those global historians looking for an academic position in history that allows them to enter conversations with a wider range of interlocutors than the average history department, here is a recent call for applications for a tenure-track position at Harvard Business School (incidentally also the home of one of our interviewees for the Global History Forum, Jeremy Friedman).
The call for applications explains more:
Harvard Business School is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in history for a tenure-track position in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit. We are especially looking for candidates whose historical research focuses on one or more of the following areas: history of capitalism, public policy, democratic governance, economic development, and/or political economy – preferably in the nineteenth or twentieth century. Policy areas that are of particular interest include regulation, macroeconomic policy, education policy, environmental policy, social welfare policy, national security, infrastructure, energy, international commerce, and innovation. Candidates may come directly from Ph.D. programs or from the faculties of other universities. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.
All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated potential for conducting outstanding research. The School is particularly interested in applicants with interdisciplinary interests and a strong record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will, at the outset, teach a required first-year MBA course on the economic, political, and social environment of business. Starting salaries will be highly competitive.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
In order to apply, candidates should use the application form accessible from this website. Complete applications, notes the call, will include “curriculum vitae, description of research-in-progress, published articles or working papers, dissertation chapters or other writing samples, statement of teaching interests and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. In addition, three letters of recommendation are required, which should be submitted online directly to the School by the referees.” Applications are due no later than November 7, 2016.