The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a tenured, full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service) associate or full professor to the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Endowed Chair of American History. The search is part of a broader initiative to enhance the Department’s strength in the study of U.S. histories of race and empire. We are looking particularly for scholars whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching will further our Department’s commitment to prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today and to engage knowledgeably with such urgent issues as racism, sexism and gender discrimination, citizenship, immigration, nationalism, indigeneity, state violence, religious persecution, and U.S. foreign policy. The successful candidate will develop and teach introductory and upper division courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2020.
Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and research exploring U.S. racial formations in any time period, including but not limited to African American, Native American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian American, and Arab and Muslim American histories. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, is required.
Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda, undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, and record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), CV, and writing sample (article length, published or in progress). We will ask for references and other materials at later stages. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
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About University of Washington Department of History
The University of Washington Department of History is a highly accomplished community of teachers and scholars. Our expertise spans the globe – from the Pacific Northwest and the United States to Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa – and extends across human history, from ancient and medieval times through to the early twenty-first century. Many of us are engaged in teaching and research projects that examine the myriad ways in which religion, ethnicity, race, class, and gender have shaped the patterns of human experience. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the History Department also collaborate on a wide variety of digital history initiatives focusing on diverse thematic, geographic, and temporal areas.
The Department of History, which offers degrees both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as opportunities for interested members of the wider community to attend courses as "Access" students, is among the largest at the University of Washington, with more than forty faculty members (six holding joint appointments with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and one with the Department of American Indian Studies). His...tory Department faculty have received the university's distinguished teaching award more times than those in any other unit on campus.
We pride ourselves on the diversity of our faculty and the broad range of our course offerings and research projects. We aim to build a sense of intellectual collaboration among members of the department's learning community and strive to create a climate of inclusion for students, faculty, and staff.
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