Richard J. Milbauer Chair in Southern History

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History
Employment Type
Full Time

Classification Title:

Associate Professor/Professor

Job Description:

The Department of History at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for the Richard J. Milbauer Chair in Southern History, beginning August 16, 2023. The appointment will be to a full-time, nine-month, tenured position at the rank of associate professor or professor. In keeping with the expectation of a Research 1 institution and the recognized preeminence of the two previous occupants of the Milbauer Chair, the successful candidate will have achieved distinction as an established or rising leader in their field. Associate professors applying, therefore, should have reached an advanced level with a second book published or near completion.

Although the candidate’s teaching and research should center around the American South, the search committee welcomes applicants working in any time period and defines the region broadly both geographically and topically. A candidate, for example, might specialize in the Atlantic World, African diaspora, European colonial era, pre-colonial indigenous life, or U.S. history while connecting their work to the South. The position will include service responsibilities appropriate to rank.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Department of History’s undergraduate and graduate programs, intellectual growth, and interdisciplinary character. The Milbauer Chair offers considerable resources for program building, and successful candidates should offer creative plans that demonstrate initiative, research productivity, and student enrichment, while elevating the intellectual community of the department, university, and profession. Experience in the digital humanities, public history, public-engagement initiatives, or artificial intelligence methodologies (complementing the university’s leadership in AI) is particularly desirable for a competitive applicant.

The Department of History particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants will have a PH.D. in History.

Preferred Qualifications:
An advanced level with a second book published or near completion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

An application should initially include (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, and (2) a complete curriculum vitae. Candidates who succeed to the next stage will be asked for (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

A review of applications will begin November 18, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening that includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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