Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of the Modern History of Continental Europe, University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of the modern history of continental Europe who can contribute to our focus on global, comparative, and transnational history. (We define modern continental as the 19th-20th centuries, including Russia and the former USSR, but excluding Britain), We seek someone with a Ph.D. in History, and welcome especially scholars who work on ethnicity, migration, and community; war and society; science and the environment; or projects that link continental Europe with global movements. We are also interested in those who engage in public and public-facing history.

UMBC is an institution with high research expectations of its faculty, and consistently high rankings for teaching and innovation in the U.S. News & World Report. The university is situated between two major metropolitan areas – Baltimore and Washington, D.C. – with access to resources at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Our Public History track within the MA program takes advantage of our proximity to probably the greatest concentration of public-history institutions in the nation.

UMBC has a diverse student community, and a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence among its faculty, staff and students. The highly successful McNair and Meyerhoff Scholars programs, which prepare students from under-represented backgrounds for graduate school, have earned a national reputation. Our department takes this mission seriously, and our own diverse faculty is committed to emphasizing global connections and themes of inequality and social justice. We strongly encourage applications from racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the historical profession, across race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation and identity. Applicants are requested to submit a statement of their commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in their research, mentorship, teaching, and/or service.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work alongside our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. We are deeply committed to supporting new faculty as they work on their research and publications. The department has an established mentoring program for tenure-track faculty, and a very successful record in supporting their progress to promotion. The university also has a number of programs designed to help tenure-track faculty, including summer fellowships, and the Eminent Scholar Mentor program, which links tenure-track faculty with external mentors of their choice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate teaching, including departmental core courses. We also encourage new faculty to design their own lower- and upper-level courses. The candidate will be asked to contribute to our MA program and, once established, will have an opportunity to supervise students in a number of interdisciplinary PhD programs.

Submit a letter of application, CV, statement of commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of publications and/or a writing sample, up to two relevant course syllabi, and names and addresses of three current references by Oct. 15, 2019 online here.

Please address your letters and questions to Dr. Dan Ritschel, Chair, European Search Committee, Department of History, UMBC, Baltimore, MD 21250, ritschel@umbc.edu.

Posted: August 14, 2019