The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service), tenure-track assistant professor to specialize in African American history. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to: the long twentieth century; racism, gender and sexuality; legacies of enslavement; Black freedom movements; comparative Black diasporas; policing and the carceral state; as well as corollary topics such as racial capitalism; U.S. imperialism; African Americans in the U.S. West; and environmental history. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching will prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will begin in September 2024.
Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be at $9,250--$13,500 per month on a 9-month basis ($83,250--$121,500 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in history or a related field, or foreign equivalent, in hand by the start date.
Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda and undergraduate and graduate teaching interests), curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement (record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), and a writing sample (either a published journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter). We may ask for other materials at later stages.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Moon-Ho Jung, chair of the search, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
The Department of History at the University of Washington is an accomplished community of teachers and scholars. We offer degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and we provide opportunities for the wider community to attend courses as part of the University’s Access Program.
Our expertise spans the globe and extends across human history from ancient and medieval times to the early twenty-first century. Many faculty engage in teaching and research that examines the ways in which religion, ethnicity, race, class, and gender have shaped the patterns of human experience. Faculty also collaborate together and with both graduate and undergraduate students on research which focuses on diverse, thematic, geographic, and temporal areas.
We pride ourselves on the diversity of our faculty and the broad range of course offerings and research projects available to our students. We aim to build a sense of intellectual collaboration among all members of the department's learning community, and we strive to create a climate of inclusion for students, faculty, and staff.