FEATURED JOB: Assistant Professor, History of 20th Century U.S. Race and Politics - Arizona State University

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American History / Studies, Political Science, Political History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies

Assistant Professor (Job #15226)


School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

History of 20th Century U.S. Race and Politics


The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of History position in U.S. Race and Politics in the 20th Century. We believe race remains foundational to any conversation about American politics. As ASU and the wider community debate the future, knowledge of the nation’s history as a polity, a continually contested racial regime, and a community – or as a multiplicity of each – is essential. We seek a scholar who will be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, engaging a diverse student audience across multiple learning platforms to provide exemplary teaching, research and community engagement on this important topic.


A colleague in this field will contribute to history’s core undergraduate and graduate curricula and will also have opportunities in our thriving ASU Online, History Masters Online and WW II Studies Online. The colleague will also be an excellent candidate for collaboration with the School of Social Transformation, Transborder Studies, Center for Latina/o and American Politics Research, and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; and will be a valued voice in the policy debates that grow more urgent every day.


Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in History or American Studies by time of appointment

• Evidence of research excellence in the field of 20th Century Race and Politics

• Demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching to a diverse student body at all levels including undergraduate and graduate

• Demonstrated commitment to engaging communities, broadly defined, beyond the boundaries of ASU


Desired Qualifications:

• Ability to teach Race and Ethnicity courses and support the History faculty’s commitment to offering courses that reach a diverse student audience

• Demonstrated mentoring skills for a diverse population


 Arizona State University is a large metropolitan public university located in Tempe, only ten miles from downtown Phoenix.  ASU has a very diverse student body reflective of the region in which it is located.  The leadership of the university promotes growth and change, and each year the university has been ranked #1 in the nation in innovation in the U.S. News and World Report. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.


To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/71705 submitting complete dossier which consists of the following.

1. A cover letter stating qualifications.

2. A C.V. clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence.

3. Three letters of recommendation.

4. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.


The applicant’s last name should appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the dossier. The cover letter can be addressed to Kyle Longley, Search Committee Chair, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at kyle.longley@asu.edu.

Application deadline is January 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If not filled, completed applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed. 


A background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ 


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Contact Info: 

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at kyle.longley@asu.edu.