University of North Texas, History
Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track
Application Deadline: October 30, 2017
The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in medieval history at the rank of assistant professor. Additional information about the Department may be found at http://history.unt.edu.
General responsibilities include conducting a vigorous research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising graduate students; and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field, and a research concentration in medieval history. Research field within medieval history is open and need not be limited to Europe (e.g. the Mediterranean World, or relations between Christian Europeans and Muslims). The committee cannot consider applicants whose main research focus lies in antiquity or early modern Europe.
Applicants should communicate in their cover letters how they fulfill the following criteria:
- University-level teaching experience as instructor of record, preferably in-field and at the advanced level;
- Clear ability to excel in teaching the two-semester advanced undergraduate sequence, “Early Medieval Europe” and “Late Medieval Europe”;
- Publications in field;
- Extensive training in the languages relevant to the field;
As a faculty member in a doctorate-granting department at a Research-1 university, building a successful publishing record and working with graduate students will be paramount for the successful applicant. The committee is interested in candidates who complement faculty strengths in military history (http://history.unt.edu/department/military-history-center), law, religious history, food studies, and our department’s new “Body, Place, Identity” concentration. A secondary teaching field in Renaissance or Reformation is desirable.
UNT is a Class I‐Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas, about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNT‐System, has over 37,000 students and over 6,500 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 31 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States, European and Military History. The individual hired for this position will have the benefit of a broad spectrum of medieval-studies colleagues across campus and in the greater DFW area. UNT also hosts the annual Medieval Graduate Student Symposium (https://art.unt.edu/medieval-symposium), now in its 10th year.
All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (which should make clear training in relevant languages), unofficial academic transcripts, one writing sample (maximum forty pages), and sample syllabi for one graduate and two undergraduate courses demonstrating how you would teach the courses. Applicants should submit all these items by 30 October 2017 to receive full consideration; review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is closed.
The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.
Posted: August 31, 2017