Assistant Professor – History, University of North Texas

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of “Slavery in the Americas” to begin Fall 2020. We seek applications from historians of Africa, the African diaspora, the Atlantic World, the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and the United States.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting a vigorous research program, supervising graduate training, and serving on departmental committees.

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. Candidates will also have the opportunity to engage the department’s many initiatives and programs, including minors in African American and Mexican American Studies, the Oral History Program, digital scholarship programs and projects, the Jewish and Israel Studies Program, and the Military History Center. We encourage applicants who will contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion at UNT.

UNT is a Class I‐Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton, the flagship research campus of the UNT System, has over 39,000 students and over 5,000 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 30 full-time faculty, more than 400 undergraduate majors, and more than 80 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States history, European history, Military history, and “Body, Place, Identity” history. Additional information about the department is available here.

Review of applications will begin on 8 November 2019 and continue until the position is closed. Please direct questions to Prof. Andrew Torget (, Search Committee Chair.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. 

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Posted: October 14, 2019