Chair of the Department of History (70703)

Gainesville, FL
Feb 23, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Chair of the Department of History (70703)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Feb 22, 2021
Close Date:
Mar 21, 2021

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of History. The chair serves as (1) chief administrative officer of the department, calling and presiding at departmental meetings, supervising day-to-day activities, and coordinating with departmental staff (2) coordinator of all aspects of the academic program, such as degree requirements, curricular offerings, and faculty teaching assignments, (3) chief financial officer of the department, preparing budgets, supervising all receipts of money and expenditures, and working with the University of Florida Foundation (4) hiring authority for all searches for new faculty and staff members, (5) evaluator of faculty and staff performance and coordinator of merit pay decisions; (6) liaison to the office of the Dean of the College. Open only to current tenured members of departmental faculty. Salary and length of term are negotiable.


The position requires a Ph.D. and current appointment as tenured member of the departmental faculty. 

Application Instructions:

Open only to current tenured members of departmental faculty.  

For consideration, applications must be submitted online at  Please submit: (1) a letter of application not to exceed two single-spaced pages, (2) a current CV, and (3) contact information for three references (of whom at least two must be faculty members at the University of Florida). In the letter, please address your qualifications and preparation for this position, your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, as well as your vision for the Department of History and its place in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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