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Professorial Lecturer in Public History

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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 The Department of History in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment at the rank of Professorial Lecturer in Public History for Academic Year 2022-2023. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 29, 2022. 

Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2022 in the field of Public History. The department is seeking a dedicated scholar-practitioner who is committed to the public documentation and interpretation of history and effective teaching. Demonstrated record of professional practice in public history preferred. Strong candidates will have demonstrated partnerships with area cultural institutions and community groups, and experience supporting the management of a vibrant graduate program. 

The position will require the incumbent to teach three undergraduate or graduate courses per semester (fall and spring) in public history. The incumbent must also oversee internships and develop new courses in one or more of the following areas: museum studies, new media, and/or cultural heritage/sites of conscience. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include holding office hours, mentoring students, and participation in department, school, and university activities. 

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of interest, CV, article-length writing sample, and a list of three references. Finalists will need letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations (if applicable). Please contact Daniel Kerr at if you have any questions. 

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit 

The Department of History offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History, including the M.A. in History, the M.A. in Public History, and the Ph.D. in History. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at 

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. 

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19. To learn more about American University's health and safety directives please click here. 

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. 

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