Assistant Professor of History-Latin American History
University of North Carolina Greensboro
 Fort Collins, CO

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Position Information

Position Number 001682 Functional Title Assistant Professor of History-Latin American History Position Type Tenure Stream Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Department of History creates and disseminates knowledge of history through research, teaching, and public and professional service. Faculty members collaborate with peers around the world; open new lines of historical inquiry; and communicate their discoveries via university courses, publications, scholarly presentations, public projects, and community events. Undergraduates explore the historical development of human societies from a variety of perspectives, thereby acquiring a wide range of practical skills, such as the abilities to gather and analyze primary sources, interpret complex phenomena, and communicate effectively in both writing and speaking. Graduate students train in the methods of historical scholarship and gain broad pre-professional experience in research, pedagogy, and public history. As members of a public institution with a commitment to community engagement, we strive to serve Greensboro, the state of North Carolina, the nation, and the world by cultivating and nurturing wisdom, tolerance, and reason through a deeper understanding of the human experience.

Position Summary

Latin American History, Tenure-track Assistant Professor

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro currently is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track position in Latin American History, at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in Academic Year 2020-21. Chronological period and area of specialization are both open, with a preference for candidates who can teach topical courses in World History and who can teach both beginning and advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students. The teaching load for this position is 3-2. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History or a related field by August 1, 2020.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 45% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the History Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer with a strong commitment to faculty diversity.

Applications should include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, as well as a current C.V., three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi, and an article-length writing sample.

Questions regarding the position should be sent to Latin America Search Committee Chair Dr. Linda Rupert, lmrupert@uncg.edu

Position available August 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History or a related field by August 1, 2020.

Preferred Qualifications Tenure Status Tenure Track Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur immediately after an applicant successfully submits an application.

Recruitment Range Competitive Org #-Department History - 12210 Job Open Date 08/14/2019 For Best Consideration Date 10/05/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent Time Limited Duration Number of Months per Year 9 FLSA Exempt

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

“R“ for Rare (0-30%), “O“ for Occasional (30-60%), “F“ for Frequent (60-90%), “C“ for Constant (90-100%).

Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Color Distinction - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Vision-Visual inspection - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - C, Sitting - C, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs., Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - F, Reaching - F Work Environment Inside - C

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing Sample(s)

Optional Documents

  • List of References
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Research Statement

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