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Assistant Professor

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The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese History to begin August 2018. Screening of applications will begin November 26, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately to history@uncc.edu; candidates selected for further consideration will need to submit original recommendation letters at a later date. Informal inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Maren Ehlers (mehlers@uncc.edu). As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002395
Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department History
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The History Department employs 30 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 400 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 50 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies; Global, Area, and International Studies; and Religious Studies. It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. The department’s M.A. program in History also features a special track in Public History.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college. A research and teaching focus on Chinese History is required; the time period and thematic specialization are open.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will conduct research and publication in the field of Chinese History, contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History as well as the general education program, as well as service responsibilities to the department, university, and profession, as appropriate.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese History to begin August 2018. Screening of applications will begin November 26, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately to history@uncc.edu; candidates selected for further consideration will need to submit original recommendation letters at a later date. Informal inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Maren Ehlers (mehlers@uncc.edu).

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Job Open Date 11/03/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/26/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents