Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research
university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working
together as one university.
The Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University invites
applications for an open-rank chair in Constitutional History, with
an anticipated start date on July 1, 2024. We encourage
applications from scholars working in any field related to the
constitutional history of the Americas, broadly construed. We are
especially interested in applicants whose research addresses
national and transnational legal movements; Latinx history; Asian
American and diasporic history; indigenous history; disability
history; immigration and citizenship; human rights, civil rights,
and civil liberties; slavery and its legacies; constitutional
ideas; popular constitutionalism; legal pluralism; and/or the
history of gender and sexualities. Queer, trans, and scholars of
color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a
diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected
veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages
applications from these and other protected group members.
Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in
all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each
PhD must be in hand at the time of the application.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, and writing
sample online via Interfolio. Materials will begin to be reviewed
on September 23, 2022.
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