Paul Mellon Professorship of American History

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The Board of Electors to the Paul Mellon Professorship of American History invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the History of the United States of America and/or colonial North America, to take up appointment on 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record in American history, along with the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching, research, assessment, and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications - consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and details of three referees - should be made online no later than Monday 11 December 2023.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mary Laven, the convenor of the Board of Electors:

Please quote reference JJ39377 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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