Assistant/Associate History Professor

Claremont, Los Angeles County
Aug 11, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Department of History in the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University invites applications and nominations for an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track or tenured) in 19th or 20th century U.S. history, to begin in Fall 2015. A Ph.D. in History is required. The fields for the position are open but we will look with special interest on candidates with expertise in the history of the U.S. West or borderlands, Latino/a, Chicano/a or African American history. We also welcome candidates who possess a grounding in environmental history, public history, or visual/material cultural history. Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. Regardless of specialization, we seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests discover nuances and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. In addition to research and teaching, faculty at CGU work closely advising and mentoring MA and doctoral students on their theses and dissertations and on their career preparation. The successful candidate will have outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, a demonstrably strong record of publications and a track record of advising students from diverse backgrounds. Please submit a letter of application, c.v., and writing sample (30 pages maximum), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of History, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 10 October 2014. Electronic applications should be submitted via Interfolio at Please visit our website for more information about this position: Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium. Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. Claremont Graduate University affirms the values and goals of developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and strongly encourages the applications of women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups. CGU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, veterans, and women. In addition to meeting its obligations under federal and state law, Claremont Graduate University is strongly committed to increasing its faculty diversity.