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New Faculty Books

New books by our faculty. For more recent publications, see our faculty page.

Our department explores world history from the medieval through the present period, stressing a diverse, student-oriented education. Our outstanding faculty challenges students of all academic levels to scrutinize the past, to question mainstream ideas, and to become experienced orators and writers. These analytical and rhetorical skills transfer to all kinds of professions, so our current and former students can be found in fields as varied as teaching, museum curating, editing, lobbying, and journalism.Our undergraduate courses cover a range of global cultures, events, and themes—from medieval warfare to the war in Vietnam, from early monasticism to sexual revolutions, from technology to food. Our rigorous and selective graduate program centers on two major areas: medieval and modern (1485–Present) history.

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Check out our Current Job Opportunities.

Fordham University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of modern South Asia with an emphasis on the history of science, technology and medicine. The position, based at our Rose Hill Campus, will start in Fall 2022. Candidates should demonstrate a robust research program and must be able to offer a range of both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The Department of History is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive educational environment and to supporting the success and well-being of students and colleagues of all backgrounds. 

Applications should include a CV, a writing sample, names and emails of three references, and a teaching portfolio (with sample syllabi and a teaching statement). All of these materials should be submitted through Interfolio by 8 December 2021. The successful candidate is expected to have the PhD in hand by August 2022. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Associate Professor Grace Shen, at

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.