Assistant Professor of History- Public History

Job description

Position Number 001656

Functional Title Assistant Professor of History- Public History

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

Public History-Assistant Professor
The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro currently is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Public History starting in August 2019. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, Public History, American Studies, African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2019. The geographic area of specialization is open.

Stand-out applicants will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating imagination and skill in working collaboratively to connect history or historic sites with public audiences. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a dynamic research agenda; to inspire and train undergraduate and graduate students; and to join with existing faculty in program administration and long-term planning.

This position expands a thriving public history program in which students receive a Master's degree in History with a concentration in Museum Studies. The History Department is expanding its undergraduate public history offerings and has a Ph.D. minor concentration in Public History. Applicants with demonstrated experience in digital history, historic preservation, material culture, or oral history are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a letter of application stating your accomplishments in research, community-engagement, and teaching; a current c.v.; names and contact information for three letters of recommendation; and a brief statement on your experience in and commitment to fostering inclusive excellence. A teaching portfolio and writing sample will be requested of finalist applications at a later date. Applications will be submitted online through the UNCGJobSearch system at (Position #1656)

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 44% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the History Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian mountains. UNCG is a Carnegie Community Engagement classified university and the History Department partners with a variety of cultural institutions, including the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro History Museum, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and High Point Museum. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about our department and programs online: Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee co-chair Dr. Lisa Tolbert, [email protected]

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, Public History, American Studies, African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2019. The geographic area of specialization is open.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Recruitment Range Competitive

Org #-Department History - 12210

Job Open Date 09/19/2018

For Best Consideration Date 11/01/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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