University of Pittsburgh, History
Visiting Assistant Professor, African American History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professorship in African American history, for a one-year appointment beginning in August 2022. The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester, with a focus on the post-Civil War era. Readiness to teach the history of African American women in the twentieth century is particularly welcome.
- Ph.D. in history (or closely related field); ABD candidates must be scheduled to defend their dissertations by August 1, 2022
- Research focuses on African American history
- Demonstrated research skills and a promising research and publication agenda
- Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching in support of a diverse student body
The successful applicant will be fully integrated into the life of our department, welcomed to department meetings and events, and encouraged to present work-in-progress and collaborate with faculty across campus. The appointee will join a department committed to inspirational teaching and a research university with great strengths in international, transnational, and interdisciplinary area studies. Recognizing the crucial benefits that diversity contributes to our intellectual vitality, the University of Pittsburgh has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to this mission. The successful applicant will teach two courses per semester. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Please apply at the Pitt Talent Center by uploading a cover letter (discussing both research agenda and teaching profile); a full CV; contact information (including email addresses) for three recommenders; and a 1-2-page statement that discusses how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
Please direct administrative questions to Cynthia Graf (email@example.com). Other questions can be directed to search committee chair Lara Putnam, LEP12@pitt.edu . Review of applications will begin March 22, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies