Public History/U.S. History, Assistant Professor
The History Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2013. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2013. We expect to fill the position at the rank of Assistant Professor, although experienced candidates may also be considered for appointment at the Associate rank.
This position expands a thriving public history program in which students receive a Masters degree in History with a concentration in Museum Studies. The program has partnerships with a number of local cultural institutions, including the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro Historical Museum, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and High Point Museum.
Stand-out applicants will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating imagination and skill in working collaboratively to connect history with public audiences. The program seeks applicants with the expertise and passion to build bridges between universities and communities; to inspire and train graduate students; and to join with existing faculty in program administration and long-term planning. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in digital humanities and community-engaged scholarship.
UNCG is a high-research activity university with a professionally active history department of 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty working in a wide range of geographical and topical areas. The graduate program includes a Ph.D. in American history. The University encourages and rewards community-engaged research and teaching.
Greensboro is a diverse city, reflective of the larger adjacent diverse metropolitan area. UNCG is also the most diverse campus in the UNC system, reflected in the composition of its undergraduate student body. We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to faculty diversity.
Send a letter of application addressing experience in public practice; research, writing, and creative activity; teaching; and administration, as well as a c.v. and three letters of recommendation by November 9, 2012 to:
Dr. Benjamin Filene
Chair, Public History Search Committee
UNCGDepartment of History
2129 MHRA Bldg.
1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412
Website: www.uncg.edu/his; and www.uncg.edu/hpms