Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Aug 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

History (121800)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in medieval history at the rank of assistant professor. Additional information about the Department may be found at
General responsibilities include conducting a vigorous research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising graduate students; and service to the department, college, and university.

UNT is a Class IDoctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas, about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNTSystem, has over 37,000 students and over 6,500 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 31 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States, European and Military History. The individual hired for this position will have the benefit of a broad spectrum of medieval-studies colleagues across campus and in the greater DFW area. UNT also hosts the annual Medieval Graduate Student Symposium (, now in its 10th year.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, and a research concentration in medieval history. Research field within medieval history is open and need not be limited to Europe (e.g. the Mediterranean World, or relations between Christian Europeans and Muslims). The committee cannot consider applicants whose main research focus lies in antiquity or early modern Europe.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants should communicate in their cover letters how they fulfill the following criteria:

* University-level teaching experience as instructor of record, preferably in-field and at the advanced level;
* Clear ability to excel in teaching the two-semester advanced undergraduate sequence, "Early Medieval Europe" and "Late Medieval Europe";
* Publications in field;
* Extensive training in the languages relevant to the field.

As a faculty member in a doctorate-granting department at a Research-1 university, building a successful publishing record and working with graduate students will be paramount for the successful applicant. The committee is interested in candidates who complement faculty strengths in military history (, law, religious history, food studies, and our department's new "Body, Place, Identity" concentration. A secondary teaching field in Renaissance or Reformation is desirable.

Area of Specialty:
Medieval History

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Sample Syllabi
Example of Professional Writing

Special Instructions to Applicants:
All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (which should make clear training in relevant languages), unofficial academic transcripts, one writing sample (maximum forty pages), and sample syllabi for one graduate and two undergraduate courses demonstrating how you would teach the courses. Applicants should submit all these items by 30 October 2017 to receive full consideration; review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is closed.


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