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Assistant Professor in History, Public and Digital History (Tenure Track)

Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
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The Department of History, Anthropology, and Classics seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant professor whose training, scholarship, and teaching is focused at the intersections of Public and Digital History. The ideal candidate is a dedicated educator and promising scholar who will develop courses, projects, and opportunities in Public and Digital History and in their specific areas of expertise. The successful candidate would work with departmental colleagues to develop new educational opportunities, internships, and career pathways for students, including connections with local and regional institutions and organizations. Preferred areas include but are not limited to histories of medicine, science, and technology; migration and movement; indigeneity; the environment, ecology, and geography; and formations of political resistance. Teaching load for tenured 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 an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Ideal candidates will have a record of 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, Asian Studies, and African Studies. In addition, the candidate will have access to Butler’s Center for Academic Technology to support research and student engagement.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and will remain open until filled. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in US History at the time of appointment. 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) a one-page statement on how digital tools and methods inform your scholarship as well as a sample of that work. 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 uno 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 museum and culture scene as well as quality hospitals and schools.

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