Department of History Chair

Kent State University

Job Type: Academic Administration

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Department of History, Kent State University, invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin in July 2016.  While specialization is open, the Department seeks candidates whose teaching and scholarship explore any period of modern history since 1500. The successful candidate will be a senior scholar at the rank of Professor with a strong record of scholarship, an active research agenda, administrative experience, and a commitment to teaching excellence. The chair is expected to advance the department’s research profile, guide curricular development and department initiatives, oversee the department’s graduate program (which offers both the MA and PhD), advocate for the department at all levels, and support faculty and student achievement.

Kent State University is the largest public multi-campus system in northeast Ohio, with campuses reaching nine local communities and a population of over 42,000 students, of which over 27,000 reside on the Kent campus.  The University enjoys a vibrant town-and-gown environment in a semi-rural setting 40 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio.  Regularly recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a great place to work, Kent State supports academic excellence and diversity, a collaborative culture, an exceptional academic and research orientation, a strong commitment to engagement, and an increasingly distinguished student body, faculty, and staff.

Review of applications for the position will begin on February 1st and continue until the position is filled.  Send application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae,  statement outlining a strategic vision for leading and developing a research department, a research statement, and names and contact information for three references by email to

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

Posted: January 04, 2016