Wednesday, September 14, 2016

UNC-Charlotte Seeks Assistant Professor, U.S. History since 1960

Via H-Net, we have the following ad for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of United States History since 1960. Note that law is one of the desired sub-fields:
The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of United States History since 1960 to begin August 2017. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college.  A research and teaching focus on United States History since 1960 is required.  We are especially interested in applications from historians of the United States since 1960 doing innovative work in one or more of the following areas: politics, labor and business, law, medicine and health, and foreign policy.
This position will have its tenure home in the History Department, a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  The History Department employs 27 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members.  Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 310 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 40 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies.  The department works closely with other departments and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies; Global, Area, and International Studies; and Religious Studies.  It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association.  The department’s M.A. program in History also features a special track in Public History.  The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History as well as the general education program.
As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master's degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.
UNC Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching.  As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.  Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
Screening of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages.  Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Mark Wilson, Chair, United States History Search Committee, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.  Informal inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Professor Jurgen Buchenau, at