The Department of History at the University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for
a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early
Modern Europe and the World to begin August 1, 2021.
The successful candidate will possess the following
- PhD in history. Individuals who are “all but dissertation”
(ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded
within twelve months of the first semester of employment.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an active
- Ability to teach the introductory survey course in pre-1400
world history (i.e., HIST 1110). Ability to teach the second half
of the world survey (i.e., HIST 1120) also desirable.
- Ability to teach survey and advanced courses in the candidate’s
area of specialization (Europe and the world, with the period
broadly defined as 1350-1800).
- Ability to teach historical methods courses (i.e., HIST 2100
and HIST 4020).
- Willingness and ability to engage in alternative modes of
instruction, including online.
- Willingness to assist the UTC campus in reaching the goals
specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan, including advancing diversity
Applicants should submit the following using UTC’s online
application system to be considered for this position:
- Introductory letter of interest, including sections addressing
scholarship, teaching, diversity/inclusion, and anticipated
contributions to the UTC History Department and Chattanooga
- CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email,
- Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references
from whom confidential letters of recommendation may be
Review of applications will begin on March 15th
continue until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC
Faculty Career Site
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest
school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse
student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate
students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend
of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for
achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive
change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as
Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for
excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public
traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years,
the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of
the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to
excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all
things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.
The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and
confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in
our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in
Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of
four interstate highways. The city has received national
recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and
redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest
internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the
United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links
every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like
Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com
have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the
Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites,
the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring
thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend
Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for
Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the
home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions,
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love
the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass
fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful
Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of
flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long
and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native
American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights
movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from
Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title
VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified
applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will
not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,
or protected veteran status.