University of Florida, History
Assistant Professor in African History
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|Location:||Florida, United States|
The Department of History at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment in sub-Saharan African history at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2019. The geographic and temporal focus is open. Thematic and methodological areas of interest may include, but are in no way limited to: oral tradition, memory, the senses, generation, aging, slavery, servitude, environment, technology, visuality, and digital history. A PhD in History is expected, though the department will consider applications from scholars excelling in innovative, interdisciplinary historical methods (e.g., an historical anthropologist). Candidates whose work complements the Department’s strengths in Global Early Modern, Latin America, or U.S. Southern History are particularly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. Ph.D. in history is required at time of appointment.
The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active research agenda, 2) apply for external research funding, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level in African history and other areas of expertise or interest to the department, and 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/55736 and must include:
1) a cover letter
2) a CV
3) research statement
4) a dissertation chapter or substantial writing sample, and
5) three confidential letters of recommendation (an electronic request will be sent automatically to your recommenders).
We may request additional materials following an initial review of applications. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct a first round of interviews by skype. Please address questions to Dr. Nancy Rose Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the 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 http://www.naces.org/.
The Department of History is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws. 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).
Nancy Hunt, Professor
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies