John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History, Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History

The College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications from distinguished scholars for appointment to the newly-created John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History. Named for the civil rights champion and passionate advocate of First Amendment rights, the chair recognizes exceptional scholarship on the history of civil rights, broadly defined, and the full range of civil rights movements. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and an exemplary record of publication in humanities, social sciences or law. The final appointment will be in a department corresponding with the candidate’s training and scholarship.

Applicants should upload a single PDF containing a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae to Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Files will continue to be accepted until the search is complete. Inquiries and nominations may be sent to Professor Jefferson Cowie (

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.