Friday, November 13, 2020

University History Job at University of Minnesota

 [We share the following job ad. Review of applications begins on Jan.15, 2021.]

Open Rank Professor of History, Universities and Power

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

The Department of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for the position of Historian of Universities and Power (open rank) to begin in fall semester 2021. This search is open as to geographical area. The department seeks scholars whose work investigates how institutions, particularly institutions of higher education, are imbricated in the reproduction of social power and inequality in communities and regions. The successful candidate will conduct research on the history of the University of Minnesota in relation to communities and organizations within Minnesota, working in close collaboration with archives at the University Libraries. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research has the potential to enter into conversation with other historical fields of social and cultural history that are represented in the department, including but not limited to the social and cultural histories of race, gender and sexuality, indigeneity, legal history, colonialism, empire, capitalism, and migration.

A completed doctorate in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment, and scholarship on a topic appropriate to the position are required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application materials must be submitted electronically via the University of Minnesota’s employment website. For the complete position announcement, including a description of the duties and responsibilities, the required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions, please refer to the announcement on the History Department website and the Employment website at the links below.

Department of History:

University of Minnesota Employment System:

The search is open until the position is filled; review of files begins on January 15, 2021.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

--Mitra Sharafi