Cornell University, History
Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Public History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
The Department of History is searching for an assistant or early associate professor of public history and/or public memory, with a focus on the Global South, Europe, indigenous communities, and/or transnational/transregional history, to complement current research and teaching in the department’s Public History Initiative (http://phi.history.cornell.edu). We seek a scholar with a PhD in History or a related field who is also grounded in theoretical and methodological approaches in public history and memory studies, including, but not limited to commemorative practices, historic preservation, studies of the built environment, heritage studies, oral history, archival studies, material culture studies, and digital history, with potential research interests including but not limited to migration, race and ethnicity, indigeneity, and decolonization.
This position will be part of the Provost’s new CIVIC initiative in “Humanities, Art, & Public Life,” encouraging collaborations across the university. (Information can be found at: https://provost.cornell.edu/academic-initiatives/radical-collaboration/civic/) “Public Life” marks the myriad ways in which people express themselves and interact, react, discuss, or ignore one another in various attempts to make and re-make the demos. Potential partners include the Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Migrations Global Grand Challenge, Africana Studies, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, Communication, Human Centered Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Near Eastern Studies.
Candidates should submit the following materials for consideration via AJO by December 1, 2022 for full consideration.
· cover letter that includes a statement of current and future research plans
· curriculum vitae· syllabus or teaching statement that speaks to the applicant’s work in public history· diversity statement that specifies some of the work the applicant has done to be inclusive and equitable in their research or teaching practices. Details can be found here: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/statement-of-contribution-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-for-faculty-applicants· writing sample of no more than 30 pages
· names of three people who can write letters of reference; we will not ask for references unless the candidate advances to the video interview stage.
Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the chair of the committee, Professor Durba Ghosh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of History
|Primary Category:||Public History
|Secondary Categories:||World History / Studies