Director of Public History/Tenured Senior Associate or Full professor.
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Florida, United States|
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Director of Public History/tenured senior Associate or Full professor. The Department of History at the University of Central Florida seeks an innovative leader to direct its Public History Program and build a Public History Center. UCF is a growing metropolitan research university in Orlando enrolling over 53,000 students. The History Department’s programs include a B.A. in history and an M.A. in history with a public history track. We expect to expand our public history program to the Ph.D. level. For more information on the History Department see www.history.cah.ucf.edu.
The Public History Program is broadening its focus to include new media and cultural heritage management. A new interdisciplinary initiative – The Regional Initiative for Collecting the History Experiences and Stories of Central Florida (RICHES of Central Florida) – houses research projects that provide students with opportunities to focus on promoting heritage tourism, using business history in a corporate and community context, examining cultural identity, collecting veterans histories, and other facets of regional history. For more information, see www.riches.cah.ucf.edu. The program seeks to train public historians in methodologies and techniques of public history that can be applied to audio, video, digital and emerging media.
Responsibilities include: program development and administration; research; teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in public history and area of specialization; developing interdisciplinary collaboration with the Ph.D. program in Texts and Technology, the MFA program in Digital Media, and the MFA program in Film; building relationships across UCF’s colleges; fostering partnerships with public and private community agencies; helping to develop a Ph.D program; and advancing the academic discipline of public history.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or a related discipline from an accredited institution. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and extensive public history training or practice. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of fundraising, successful grant writing, and administrative effectiveness.
UCF requires that all candidates apply online at www.jobswithucf.com where the candidate will submit a letter of application including evidence of effective teaching, scholarship and leadership, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references. To ensure full consideration, all materials listed above should be submitted online. Review of applications began on March 20, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations to the position are encouraged and will be accepted. For any questions or to submit nominations, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Richard Crepeau, at firstname.lastname@example.org, History Department, Colbourn Hall (CNH) 551, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1350. UCF is a dynamic and expanding university with an outstanding Honors College and a diverse student body, and is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Richard Crepeau, Search Committee Chair
|Primary Category:||Public History
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies