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Assistant Professor, Early Modern Europe and the World

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History
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Full Time
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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 qualifications:

  • 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 scholarly agenda.
  • 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 and inclusion.

Application Procedures
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 community.
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.).
  • Names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references from whom confidential letters of recommendation may be requested.

Review of applications will begin on March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site

Qualifications :

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 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.

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