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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty - Texas and/or Texas and Southwest borderlands

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Texas and/ or Texas and Southwest borderlands to begin Fall 2024.


A Ph.D. in history or a closely related field by the time of appointment is required. Responsibilities will include pursuing a research agenda appropriate for an R1 institution, teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, working closely with graduate students, and providing service to the department, college, and university.


The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement. The department hosts the university’s minor in Mexican American Studies, as well as its minor and certificate in Africana Studies and the undergraduate certificate program in Food Studies. The UNT Department of History is home to the UNT Military History Center, to UNT’s Oral History Program, and to a number of digital scholarship projects.


The Department of History has 33 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and 100 graduate students. It awards the Ph.D. in United States history, European history, Military history, and "Body, Place, Identity" history. Additional information about the department is available at:


UNT is an R-1 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 44,000 students and over 5,000 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba. 


All applications must be submitted electronically via the UNT faculty career site at: (Applications and/or application materials not submitted through this website will not be considered). Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a chapter-length sample of their research, and the names and contact information for three references.


The search committee will begin reading applications on January 16, 2024. Questions may be directed to Andrew Torget, search committee chair, at

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.


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