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Public History Jobs

   If you are on the job market or just trying to keep abreast of the job market, please note the following Public History positions. Of course, check H-Net and elsewhere for a more complete listing. The deadlines are all asap.

  • UNC Greensboro’s Department of History is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Public History. The History Department currently offers a Master’s in History with a concentration in Museum Studies and a PhD with a Public History Minor and is expanding its undergraduate public history offerings. The Master’s program merges theory and practice with traditional history courses, internships, and year-long public history capstone projects. See job posting at
  • UMass Boston seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position in Public History. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Public History and U.S. Labor/Working Class History.  For details, please see H-Net:
  • The University of Oregon (UO-Portland) School of Architecture and Environment invites applications for the Art DeMuro Professor in Historic Preservation, a full-time, endowed tenure-related position at the rank of assistant or associate professor at the UO’s Portland, Oregon location to begin September 2019. Candidates should have the potential to make a strong contribution in research, teaching, and service to the program’s nationally-recognized professional master’s degree program in the Historic Preservation Program and the affiliated architecture program. We especially welcome applicants who will engage a rigorous and innovative research/practice at the forefront of cultural resource management, heritage conservation, or building science. Applications due Nov 15. To apply, go to:
  • The Department of History at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for an assistant or associate professor position in public history, emphasizing museum studies, community studies, and digital studies, with a specialty in the American West. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar-teacher who has both practical experience and theoretical knowledge of the field of public history. Our future colleague should be able to engage with our vibrant local public history community to facilitate internships and collaborations. In addition to promise of research, the successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, and genders, including first-generation undergraduates. Applicants must hold a doctorate in history when the position begins in August 2019.For more information and to apply for the position, visit (job number 14739). Direct questions to Marjorie Levine-Clark at Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Graduate Update


   Marissa Friedman is the Project Imaging Technician and Cataloger for the collaborative state-funded grant project Teaching California at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 2017 with a M.A. in History (Public History). Her research interests include digital archives, grassroots community archives and engagement with collections, and the intersections between social justice and public history. In her spare time, she also works with the California Museum of Photography as the curator of the upcoming exhibit on the Keystone View Company’s WWI stereoscopic photograph collection, Bringing the War Home (opening September 29, 2018). She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and also working in a public library.

Dr. Meranda Owens at the Field Museum

owens   Meranda Owens (Northern Paiute/Mexican American) is a post-doc at the Field Museum working on the renovations of the Native American Hall. She recently earned her PhD in Native American Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Her research has focused on examining how Native American women from several tribal communities in California and Nevada use ancestral forms of basketry to maintain their tribal histories, languages, and cultures. Her dissertation, Resiliency of Native American Women Basket Weavers: California and Nevada, is already under consideration for a book contract.

  We are very proud of Dr. Owens, and look forward to seeing what she will accomplish. Find her here, and watch for the Fields’ interview for more about her work.