Assistant Professor in History, US 18/19th Century to the Reconstruction (Tenure Track)

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Classics seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant professor who is a dedicated educator and innovative scholar of the 18th century to Reconstruction. Preferred areas of interest include African American and Indigenous histories, histories of the North American 18th and 19th century borderlands, comparative framings of slavery and slave resistance in the US and potentially other parts of the Caribbean and/or the Americas. The successful candidate will develop engaging and creative classes based on research interests including an imaginative and expansive course on the Civil War Era. Teaching load for tenure track faculty is three courses per semester.

As an interdisciplinary department we are purposeful in our efforts to build a community characterized by pedagogical and scholarly excellence, curricular innovation and vision, and inclusivity as we work towards social justice. We seek candidates whose previous work and life experiences prepare them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. The candidate will contribute to the Core Curriculum and build a welcoming learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Ideal candidates will have af supporting BIPOC, working class, and first-generation students. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to affiliate with interdisciplinary programs such as International Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and/or Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies. Candidates can also contribute to other minors including Museum Studies, Public Health, and African Studies.

Review of applications will begin October 14, 2022, and will remain open until filled. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in US History a For questions about the position, contact Dr. Vivian Deno, department chair and chair of the search committee: [email protected]. Applicants should submit the following to [email protected]: 1) a cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s scholarship and teaching interests and documents their commitment to inclusive, excellent teaching; 2) a curriculum vitae that includes teaching experience and a list of 3-5 references; 3) and a writing sample. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional evidence of inclusive teaching excellence including syllabi, descriptions of course activities or assignments, and student evaluations and/or teaching observations; 3 letters of recommendation; and unofficial transcripts. The successful candidate will start August 2023.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category. Founded in 1855 by an abolitionist who wanted a university away from the “pernicious influences of slavery,” Butler University was one of the first in the nation to admit people of color and the second to admit women on an equal basis with men. The country’s only African American sorority to be founded at a predominantly white institution was established at Butler in 1922. Butler’s 300-acre campus is located within a historic north-side Indianapolis neighborhood just minutes from downtown. Indianapolis is the 17th largest city in the United States with a metropolitan area with a diverse population of more than 1.9 million. Indianapolis is a city on the rise with a vibrant arts and culture scene and quality hospitals and schools.

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