The UFR Etudes anglophones of the Université de Paris is seeking a professor in the history of the United States, starting in the academic year, 2022-2023. 

The successful candidate will specialize in political history, broadly conceived as encompassing one or several of the following fields: political, social, intellectual, cultural, and/or economic history. The Department will also be looking to complement existing strengths in history with a clear preference for the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, and broadly from the late Antebellum period to the end of the Cold War. The future colleague will play a major role in the research group, LARCA, the Laboratoire de recherche sur les cultures anglophones UMR 8225 (Center for the study of the English-speaking world, Université de Paris/CNRS). Its 60 members includes historians and other specialists of North America, the British Isles, and the British Empire, as well as literary scholars, and specialists in arts and visual culture. Collectively and individually, the research group studies a wide range of disciplinary fields while focusing on all chronological periods from early modern colonization and slavery to the history of the present.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will develop projects that enrich LARCA’s many research themes (axes). The historian sought for this position will thus work within Larca’s axe histoire du politique. This axe features specialists whose research is informed by political history as defined in the broadest possible manner including all aspects of American society and economy, politics, culture, and intellectual life. Geographically, the axe histoire du politique is interested in the history of the English-speaking world as a whole. North American historians are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues in Atlantic history, as well as the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and Commonwealth. Thus, International Relations and the study of non-state actors in a global context could also be areas of interest for the successful candidate.

The future colleague will be expected to pariticpate in pedagogical projects at the Master level to enrich our existing programs.Further, the successful candidate will take on responsibilities in the Etudes Anglophones department at various levels.

Other research subfields developed in the research group include gender studies as well as arts and visual culture. The Department will particularly welcome candidates who will develop Larca’s emerging focus on environmental history, public health and public welfare, the history of sciences, and the history of medicine. Themes of particular interest to the research group at present: book and press history, the history of Afro-Americans, the history of women, British colonization and decolonization, urban history, the history of the welfare state, cultural transfers, the circulation of knowledge in the arts and sciences, immigration history, the history of material culture, labor history, American law and society, Atlantic history, empire and diplomatic history, foreign policy, as well as contemporary politics in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Candidates are welcome to contact the chair and vice-chair of the hiring committee: Allan Potofsky, Professor of American History, <>; François de Chantal, Professor of American Politics and Government, <>.


  • About the Organization

The University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) is a public research university located in Paris, France. It was created by decree on 20 March 2019, resulting from the merger of Paris Descartes (Paris V) and Paris Diderot (Paris VII) universities, established following the division of the University of Paris in 1970. The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris was integrated as a component institution. The University headquarter is at the heart of Paris, in the 6th arrondissement at boulevard Saint-Germain. Among the best Universities worldwide, in 2021 it ranks 14th young University according to the Times Higher Education and 65th according to the Shanghai Ranking.

University of Paris is multidisciplinary and comprises three main areas of training: humanities and social sciences, science and technology, as well as Medicine and health disciplines.


  • Deadlines

Applications can be sent online (Galaxie website) till February 28 (4 pm, Paris time):

The hiring committee will select applications during its first meeting on March 28th 2022. The job talk for selected applicants is scheduled on April 11th 2022.


  • Applicants can contact:

Allan Potofsky, Professor of American History, Chair of the hiring committee:

Arnaud Dudek: (for administrative questions)


  • Websites

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