Position, Assistant Professor, Transnational Environmental History, Drexel University

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Drexel University, History and Politics

Assistant Professor, Transnational Environmental History

Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Pennsylvania, United States
Position:    Assistant Professor

The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History, beginning September 1, 2015.  The area of this position is transnational environmental history, with a preference for focus in non-US settings. Relevant specializations may include (but are not limited to) histories of ecology and related natural or life sciences, energy and economy, infrastructure, environmental health and justice, and environmental policy history.

The candidate should have their Ph.D. requirements completed by September 1, 2015.

The present hire supports the Drexel University initiative to expand research in energy and sustainability and it continues the process of building a transnational research focus in History.

The successful candidate's responsibilities will include teaching, research, and service, and candidates will also be expected to contribute to the Department's current and future undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The History & Politics Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and contact information only of three references. Please do NOT send letters of reference; they will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. Only applications submitted via Drexel's online system will be considered.  Please visit drexeljobs.com and search by Job Title - Assistant Professor, History - or Department - 3649, History and Politics.

Review of applications will begin November 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Located in Philadelphia, Drexel is a privately endowed university founded in 1891. With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation. The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission and a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent). It is an opportunity to join an exceptional University, one achieving record growth and strongly committed to further enhancing its reputation in research and teaching. For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.


Please address all queries via email to Scott Gabriel Knowles, Program Director for History, sgk23@drexel.edu.
Website:  drexel.edu/hpol

Posting Date:  10/14/2014
Closing Date  01/12/2015