The Haskins Society has learned--with sadness for ourselves and pleasure for him--that Prof. Richard Abels (who needs no introduction in these circles!) plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. The US Naval Academy has begun advertising the post, and Dr. Abels asked that we help the effort by posting the announcement here as well.
From the ad: "The History Department at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applicants to fill tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Medieval and Early Modern European History beginning August 2017. USNA is a service academy and top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research.
"Successful candidates will be expected to teach the first half of the Naval Academy’s core comparative civilization sequences, as well as upper level courses in their areas of specialty. The teaching load is 3-3 with small section sizes and two to three preps a year."
The full advertisement, including minimum requirements and the steps for how to apply are at the USNA's website: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/HistoryAsstProf-17.php.