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Assistant or Associate Professor in 20th-century US South History

University of Florida

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Assistant or Associate Professor in 20th-century US South History

Job No: 528929
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Social/Behavioral Science, Humanities
Department: 16280000 - LS-HISTORY

Job Description

Classification Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Description:

The Department of History at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing or tenured position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning August 16, 2024, in the field of race and ethnicity in the 20th-century US South.

The successful candidate should be able to contribute to the Department of History's intellectual growth and emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research. The applicant's scholarship and teaching record should underscore race and ethnicity in the 20th-century US South (broadly defined) and draw on data-assisted research methods, such as text-mining, geographic information systems, computer-aided design, digital history, or AI-assisted analysis. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has recently recognized the University of Florida as a Gulf Scholars Program Institution, and candidates who can contribute to the Program's focus on research and teaching that addresses critical challenges facing the Gulf regions are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 robust research and publishing agenda commensurate with a Research 1 institution. Teaching responsibilities include upper-division and graduate courses in 20th-century Southern history, data-assisted research methods, and US history, including the US history since 1877 survey class. Equally important is the ability to contribute effectively to the department's graduate program: mentoring graduate students, offering graduate seminars, and chairing and serving on graduate committees (including serving on committees in other departments). Applicants who wish to be considered at the rank of Associate Professor should have an established record of high-quality research and the ability to contribute significantly to graduate education.
UF is the state's oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked the Number 1 public university in the United States by Wall Street Journal in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF's large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Employment Benefits include:

Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.

Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, maternity/paternity leave, and leave payouts.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in history or a related field by August 15, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

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) and names of three references (the search committee will request confidential letters of recommendation only from candidates selected for its long list).

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2023, 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:

Applications Close: Open until filled

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