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Assistant Professor of History

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of North Texas

Department of History

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

UNT System Overview: Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Department Summary: The UNT Department of History hosts the university’s minor and certificate in Africana Studies and the minor 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; approximately 500 undergraduate majors and minors; and 100 graduate 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.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach the upper-division courses in colonial Latin American history and graduate courses in their field(s) of specialization. The candidate is expected to conduct a vigorous research program, supervise graduate training, and serve on departmental committees. This position will contribute to the Latina/o Mexican-American Studies and the Africana Studies Minor and Certificate Programs. 

An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in history or closely related field by the time of appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to support the Africana Studies Minor and Certificate Programs.

Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty: Colonial Latin America

Security Sensitive: This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement: 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.

Posting Number: F697P

Special Instructions to Applicants: Your diversity statement should describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please  direct questions to Professor Sandra Mendiola Garcia, Search Committee Chair, at 

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