Assistant/Associate Professor of African American History

Department of History, The University of Texas at Arlington

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in African-American History beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will commit to teaching both lower-division American history surveys as well as upper-division courses in African-American history, and the history of science, technology, and/or medicine. The Department offers three B.A. degree plans along with an MA, and PhD in Transatlantic History as well as two graduate certificate programs in Museum Studies and Public History. Candidates who can contribute to one or more of these programs or have experience with digital humanities are particularly welcomed.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a total global enrollment of 58,664 in AY 2016-17, UTA is rapidly becoming largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2017. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

Required Application Materials:

To apply go to and submit the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, teaching experience, and the contact information for three professional references. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

Applicants are expected to provide evidence of effective teaching, an ability to produce high-quality scholarly research, and a commitment to community service and outreach. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

Following an initial assessment, applicants may be asked to forward a writing sample and representative syllabi of courses taught or proposed. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. An earned Doctorate by the time of appointment is preferred. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor (with tenure) will be considered.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

Posted: October 05, 2017