Comparative Genocide and International Human Rights
Job Opening ID 325877
The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of history in comparative genocide and international human rights to begin in fall semester 2019 (August 26, 2019). We are especially interested in candidates working in 20th century-Europe who could teach courses on comparative genocides and comparative human rights, as well as our courses on the history of the Holocaust and the history of Nazi Germany. The department seeks scholars whose work engages with critical issues in this growing and vital field. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research has the potential to enter into conversation with other fields of history that are represented in the department, including but not limited to the social and cultural histories of race, gender and sexuality, indigeneity, colonialism, empire, historical memory, and migration. Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary are also strongly encouraged to apply, especially scholars who can engage with our programs at the University of Minnesota in Heritage Studies and Public History and/or Human Rights.
The Department of History has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply. We welcome experience working with diverse students, in multicultural environments, and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Required Qualifications: A completed PhD or foreign equivalent in history or in a related field with a focus on history, in hand before beginning the appointment (August 26, 2019), and a dissertation 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. Salary is competitive.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at the Application Page at employment.umn.edu. The posting number is 325877. The following materials must be attached to your online applications. 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a writing sample under 30 pages as a separate attachment in “My Activities”. Candidates advancing in consideration will be asked to provide a longer writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date.
Questions may be directed to [email protected].
The priority deadline for application materials is October 14, 2018. This position will remain open until filled.