FEATURED JOB: Assistant Professor, European History, 1400-present, University of Texas - Arlington

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Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, World History / Studies

The Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in European History, 1400-present (including Britain, excluding Eastern Europe and Russia) beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will commit to teaching both lower-division surveys in Western and/or World Civilization as well as upper-division courses in European history. The Department seeks scholars whose work involves transatlantic, transnational, or comparative perspectives and who are able to offer courses in one or more areas outside of Europe. We also welcome candidates possessing a secondary field (or demonstrated expertise) in digital humanities, oral history, public history, museum studies, or archival administration.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2017. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list. 

Required Application Materials:

To apply go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/9954 and submit the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, teaching experience, and the contact information for three professional references. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Applicants are expected to provide evidence of effective teaching, an ability to produce high-quality scholarly research, and a commitment to community service and outreach. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

Following an initial assessment, applicants may be asked to forward a writing sample and representative syllabi of courses taught or proposed. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. An earned Doctorate by the time of appointment is preferred. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.


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Contact Info: 

Scott W. Palmer, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair