University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Chair in Global History

The History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill ( invites applications for this distinguished professorship in global history, beginning 1 July 2023. Applicants for the Frank Porter Graham chair in Global History should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in History or a related field and hold the rank of full professor with tenure (or equivalent) at the time of appointment. The UNC-Chapel Hill History Department seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching considers questions related to global history, broadly defined. Regional specialists as well as scholars adopting international, transnational, and/or comparative approaches, whether within a particular region or beyond, are encouraged to apply. The committee welcomes applications from historians working in all periods and geographical areas.

Candidates for this position should demonstrate proven excellence in their field(s). They should possess a strong publication record and a commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to service within the department and university. We expect the Frank Porter Graham Professor to play an active role in co-advising graduate and undergraduate students pursuing topics and applying methodologies associated with global history. They should also possess the ability to engage themes that cut across regional specializations and academic disciplines, as our faculty regularly participate in interdisciplinary working groups as well as events and programs organized by area studies centers across campus. Importantly, the Frank Porter Graham Professor will be expected to engage with diverse public audiences beyond the University. The UNC-Chapel Hill History Department is committed to a vision of the University where all where all members of the community feel valued and can thrive. The ideal candidate will share this commitment.

To apply, please follow this link ( and submit online your current CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should keep the above-mentioned vision in mind while addressing the main themes of your research, your teaching experience, and your past engagement with public audiences. Please also include contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in any of these areas.  The application also requires a list of four persons, with contact information, who could provide letters of recommendation. The committee will notify finalists before soliciting letters of recommendation. The Department of History is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including those who live and teach outside the United States. We particularly welcome applications from women, BIPOC, veterans, LGBTIAQ+, individuals with disabilities, and other groups of people from historically and currently marginalized backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on 5 December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information: To inquire about the position, contact one of the search committee members, Professor Chad Bryant ( and Professor Miguel La Serna (


Closing Date: 03/31/2023