Wake Forest University, Department of History
Assistant Professor in Modern European History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
The History Department at Wake Forest University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in History with a focus on modern Western Europe from the late 18th century through the 20th century, beginning July 1, 2024. The area of specialization is open, but we particularly seek candidates who will offer a broad range of courses, including, but not limited to, those that focus on French and/or German history in the modern period. The department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Wake Forest University. Candidates are encouraged to describe how diversity issues have been or will be brought into courses. We welcome applicants who value and pursue rigor and innovation in research and who demonstrate a commitment to high-quality teaching that facilitates learning and engagement across the broad range of students that Wake Forest University attracts.
The successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD by July 2024. The job carries a teaching load of nine courses over four semesters. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory-level survey course (examples of such classes can be found here), a two semester survey of their field, and upper-level history courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. We welcome innovation in both teaching approaches and the creation of new courses that will demonstrate the continuing relevance of modern European history. More information about the department and its course offerings can be found at https://history.wfu.edu/, and for quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visiting.
Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following in the indicated order: (1) a cover letter addressing the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community; (2) a CV with contact information for three professional references; (3) a teaching statement outlining possible course offerings and pedagogical approaches to welcoming a diverse body of students and supporting their engagement in the practice of historical inquiry; (4) a research statement describing plans and potential impact of scholarly pursuits; and (5) copies of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment). Letters of reference will be requested only for short-listed candidates.
Applications are due on November 1. Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Susan Rupp, the chair of the search committee (email@example.com). Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If access to the internet is an obstacle, a paper copy of the application can be submitted to Laura Gammons, Wake Forest University, Department of History, P.O. Box 7806, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
Wake Forest University actively embraces diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applicants with a demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.
Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/
Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Susan Rupp, the chair of the search committee (email@example.com). Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If access to the internet is an obstacle, a paper copy of the application can be submitted to Laura Gammons, Wake Forest University, Department of History, P.O. Box 7806, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.
|Primary Category:||European History / Studies