Assistant Professor - American History

Wilmington, North Carolina
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor - American History
Department: History - 32231
Vacancy Number: 16F-121
Position Number: 3020
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the American Revolutionary and Early National periods. Strong preference for candidates whose teaching and research interests will connect our region to the wider world. Ability to develop a course in North Carolina history a plus. Candidates are expected to teach U.S. survey as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialty. Research-active History faculty members teach six courses per academic year (3-3), which may include online instruction.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field in hand at the time of appointment. Strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service is required.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
To apply, complete the online application process available at, including three letters of reference and a writing sample (article-length essay or book chapter) by November 15, 2017. Review of applications begins on that date, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the 2018 meeting of the American Historical Association in January. Other interview arrangements will also be available. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Carolina Hall at (910) 962-3307. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. UNCW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 09/26/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/15/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Candice Bredbenner

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