Assistant Professor – United States History since 1960, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Job type: tenure track

Application deadline: October 15, 2018


The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of United States History since 1960 to begin August 2019. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college. A research and teaching focus on United States History since 1960 as well as familiarity with digital history are required. We are especially interested in applications from historians doing innovative work in one or more of the following areas: politics, labor and business, law, medicine and health, and foreign policy.

This position will have its tenure home in the History Department, a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The History Department employs 30 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 400 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 50 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies; Global Studies; Religious Studies; and (effective Fall 2018) Southern Studies. It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban HistoryFirst World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. The department’s M.A. program in History also features a concentration in Public History. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History as well as the general education program.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at this webpage and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages.  Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately.  The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posted: August 31, 2018