University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The UNT Department of History hosts the university’s minors in African American Studies and in Mexican American Studies, as well as its undergraduate certificate program in Food Studies. Several of our faculty members hold affiliations with the UNT Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The department is also home to UNT’s renowned Oral History Program, to a number of digital scholarship projects, and to the UNT Military History Center. We have 35 full-time faculty members; more than 500 undergraduate majors and minors; and more than 100 graduate students.

UNT is a Class I-Doctoral Granting institution located in Denton, Texas about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton, the flagship research campus of the UNT System, has over 40,000 students and over 5,000 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. We are widely known as a premier school for music, arts, and the humanities, and our university has grown alongside the Dallas-Fort Worth region for more than 125 years, serving the diverse needs of the region’s 7 million inhabitants for public higher education and community engagement in the thriving college town of Denton.

The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, one year lecturer position in United States history to begin in fall 2021. We seek candidates for this position who are dynamic and creative teachers, committed to mentoring and educating our large and diverse community of students.

Responsibilities include teaching high-enrollment U.S. history survey courses; teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization; and performing departmental service.

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department at an R1 university and have the opportunity to participate in a number of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: 

*PhD in history or closely related field
*College level teaching experience
*Demonstrated effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience teaching U.S. history survey courses
*Familiarity with teaching both in person and online
*Expertise in some aspect of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and/ or gender and sexuality

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in some aspect of the history of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and/ or gender and sexuality. Otherwise, the area of specialization for this search is open. Our committee is mainly searching for candidates who will bring innovative approaches to the study of American history and will contribute to our department’s mission of inclusivity in historical education.

All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at https://jobs.untsystem.edu/. Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and at least one sample syllabus.

Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2021 and continue until the position is closed. Please direct questions to Prof. Michael Wise, Search Committee Chair at michael.wise@unt.edu.

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