Environmental History (area open) position at University of Minnesota
Call for applications
The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of environmental history to begin in fall semester 2017 (August 28, 2017). This search is open as to geographical and temporal field. The department seeks scholars whose work engages with critical issues in this growing and vital field. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research has the potential to enter into conversation with other fields of social and cultural history that are represented in the department, including but not limited to the social and cultural histories of race, gender and sexuality, indigeneity, colonialism, empire, capitalism, and migration. Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and/or transregional are also strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of History has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome experience working with diverse students, in multicultural environments, and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Required Qualifications: A completed PhD or foreign equivalent in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment (August 28, 2017), and a dissertation on a topic appropriate to the position of environmental history are required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is competitive.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page. The posting number is 312665. The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a writing sample as a separate attachment in “My Activities”. In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants are asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to email@example.com, or mailed directly to the department. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The priority deadline for application materials is October 24, 2016.
This position will remain open until filled.