University of Washington - Seattle, Department of History
Assistant Professor, 19th Century US History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Washington, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service), tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in nineteenth-century US History and whose research and teaching explores questions that emerge from the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The successful candidate will hold the Donald W. Logan Endowed Chair in American History. We are particularly looking for a scholar whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching experience will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today such as racism, slavery, emancipation, gender and sexual violence, and indigeneity. Corollary research and teaching interests might include: US imperial expansion, the liberal state and capitalist development, racial capitalism, the US-Mexico border, settler colonialism, constitutional and legal history, environmental history, religion, carceral regimes, and racial formations within and across regions. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and research relative to nineteenth-century US history. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and for developing and teaching a variety of introductory and upper division courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students. The successful candidate will teach a regularly scheduled class on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, must be in hand by the start date. The appointment will begin in September 2021.
Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda, and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests), curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement (record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). We may ask for other materials at later stages.
Review of applications will begin October 19, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The Department is committed to conducting this search in a safe manner as the current situation caused by the pandemic continues to evolve.
Apply via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/78648
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/ ). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432 ).
Josh Reid, chair of the search, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Asian American History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Chicana/o History / Studies
Native American History / Studies