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Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Native American/SE North American Public History

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama

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Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
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The Department of History at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in Native American history, specialty in Southeastern North America preferred, as part of the undergraduate and graduate programs in public history beginning Fall 2022. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Alabama is located in Florence, Alabama, on the banks of the Tennessee River in the Shoals region of northwest Alabama. The area enjoys a rich historical and musical heritage, along with a thriving arts movement. For more information, see

Responsibilities include teaching US history surveys, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Further, the candidate will identify, develop, and manage public history projects at the university and in cooperation with the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.

A Ph.D. in History is required.  ABD status applicants will be considered provided that degree requirements are met by the time of appointment.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at  Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload the following at the time of application: cover letter (detailed, addressing research and teaching philosophy/experience), curriculum vitae, a writing sample (upload under attachment heading of Other Document 1), and a one-page diversity statement. Information regarding the diversity statement may be found here.   

Three letters of reference and transcripts are also required, but may be submitted at a later date.  Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc.  Letters of reference may be sent via email to [email protected]Our system will not elicit letters from references as that functionality is not operable at this time.  If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies of unofficial or official transcripts or letters of reference must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient, will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291.

*The University will be closed for the holidays beginning at 4:30PM on Friday, December 17, 2021 and will re-open at 8:00AM on Monday, January 3, 2022. Emails will be answered during this time, but responses will be delayed.*

We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.  UNA is a smoke-free campus. 

UNA celebrates the multicultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through centers, organizations, clubs, and programs such as the Center for Women’s Studies; Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion; Diversity Student Ambassadors; Black Student Alliance; Presidential Mentors Academy; Multicultural Education Club; Student Alliance for Equality; Global Learning Community; Global Lions; CultureFEST; Diversity Education Week; Hispanic Culture Organization; Japanese Student Organization; Chinese Student Organization; Affinity Groups (LGBTQIA, First-Generation Students, and Students on the Autism spectrum).


Established in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama has a rich history including the distinction of being the first state-supported teachers college in the South. The school's 130-acre campus is located in the historic district of Florence, Alabama, on the Tennessee River. Students come from around the country and world, but UNA is largely a regional university with about 70% of students coming from Alabama. Students can choose from more than 60 majors with professional fields in business, education, and nursing being most popular. Academic programs are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. On the athletic front, the UNA Lions compete in the NCAA Division I ASUN Conference. If you visit campus, be sure to check out Leo II, the campus's resident African lion.

"As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community."

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