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Visiting Assistant Professor in Early American History

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 521660
Work type: Visiting Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional
Department:16280100 - LS-HISTORY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Early American History

Job Description:The Department of History at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, time-limited, nine-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2022, in early American history. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in History by August 15, 2022.

The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year, and should be able to contribute to the Department of History’s intellectual growth and emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research. We have a preference for candidates whose scholarship and teaching emphasize colonial-Indigenous relations, the African diaspora, Black Atlantic cultures, and the Age of Revolution.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students in Gainesville, Florida and maintain a strong research and publishing agenda. Teaching responsibilities include upper-division courses in early American history as well as both halves of the United States history survey class. The position will also include service responsibilities appropriate to rank.

UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. The Department of History is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity, and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website ( to learn more about the Department of History.

The Department of History particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The University and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in History by August 15, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search for job 521660).

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) the names and addresses of three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 9, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an 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 educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the 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. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 26 Apr 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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