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Greensboro, NC United States
5:26am, Oct 01
Assistant Professor--Public History
The History Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2011. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2011.

This position expands a thriving public history program in which students receive a Masterís degree in History with concentrations in either Museum Studies or Historic Preservation. Stand-out applicants will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating imagination and skill in working collaboratively to connect history with public audiences. The program seeks applicants with the skills and passion to build bridges between universities and communities; to inspire and train graduate students; and to join with existing faculty in program administration and long-term planning. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in digital humanities and community-engaged scholarship.

UNCG is a high-research activity university with a growing and professionally active history department of 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The graduate program includes a Ph.D. in American history with minors in African American history, Europe, and the Atlantic World. The University encourages and rewards community-engaged research and teaching. Greensboro, a city of over 250,000 regularly ranked highly in national surveys of livability, provides an affordable, high quality of life. It features a wide variety of cultural institutions, many of which are partners with the public history program, including the new International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to faculty diversity.

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How to Apply:   Send a letter of application addressing experience in public practice; research, writing, and creative activity; teaching; and administration, as well as a c.v. and three letters of recommendation by November 8, 2010 to:

Dr. Benjamin Filene
Chair, Public History Search Committee
History Department
2118A MHRA Bldg,
1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412
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