Montana State University - Bozeman, Department of History and Philosophy
Assistant Professor in the History of the United States in the Twentieth Century
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The Montana State University Department of History & Philosophy invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century US History. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on, but is not limited to, the history of civil rights, including Indigenous activism, and political movements broadly construed.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. The College of Letters & Science (CLS) at Montana State University encourages individuals interested in advancing the University’s Strategic Plan diversity, equity, and inclusion goals to apply. Links to the University Strategic Plan; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Plan; CLS Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and CLS newsletter, Diversity Matters are all embedded here for reference. CLS is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in research, teaching, and service/outreach engagement, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the College encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status, and other underrepresented groups. MSU also recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in their areas of specialization and graduate courses in the department’s growing M.A. and Ph.D. programs and its public history program. All faculty are encouraged to develop new courses that integrate scholarship and teaching. Montana State University is a Carnegie Tier 1 Research university and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the university’s many opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
- Ph.D. in History or related fields by August 17, 2023.
- Demonstrated preparation and expertise (or promise of expertise) in the History of the United States in the Twentieth Century.
- Demonstrated promise of excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
The Successful Candidate Will
- Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.
- Demonstrate dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
The Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University has a strong record of research, teaching, and service, with a mission to fully integrate all three. The research agendas in the department include the American West, public history, environmental history, U.S. history, science, environment, and technology, Asian studies, philosophy of science, and ethics. The department offers majors and minors in both History and Philosophy, along with several tailored options within History, including History-Teaching and History-Science, Environment, Technology and Society. It also offers a minor in Museum Studies. The Department grants Ph.D. and M.A. degrees, and has a strong tradition of working with allied programs and departments, including American Studies, Native American Studies, geography (Earth Sciences), and English. The Department partners regularly with both the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics and Society and the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of Lands & Peoples of the North American West.
Montana State University, the state’s land-grant institution, has an enrollment of over 17,000 students at its main campus, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. The Graduate College encompasses 61 master’s degrees, 43 doctoral degree options, and 13 certificate options.
As a land-grant institution, MSU is proud to serve many first-generation and low-income students, as well as underrepresented groups, with an emphasis on American Indian students.
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
August 17, 2023
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on November 24, 2022and will continue until an adequate pool is established.
Required applicant documents:
- Cover letter addressing research and teaching.
- A Response to the Required Qualifications.
- Curriculum vitae.
- A list of three references and their contact information (letters of recommendation will be requested from candidates who have been shortlisted).
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.
Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; firstname.lastname@example.org .
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/affirmative_action_plan.html .
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Native American History / Studies
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