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Requisition ID:  7766

Assistant Professor of History

Job Summary

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Military History / History of the American Civil War Era
Department of History, Purdue University


Date Available: August 2020

Principal Duties: The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in Military History / History of the American Civil War Era. Ph.D. in American history required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position also will teach courses in the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program. 

Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history with a specialization in the history of the American Civil War era. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College: The College of Liberal Arts is essential to a Purdue education that prepares graduates for meaningful careers and inspired leadership. Positioned at the intersection of liberal arts and STEM, the College leverages Purdue’s STEM strengths to propel our graduates toward new advances in our disciplines and enhances Purdue’s renowned STEM education by pushing all Purdue students intellectually and challenging them to be independent thinkers who drive decision making as bold, visionary leaders. The College is committed to exploring innovative ways of advancing Liberal Arts education and scholarship. The 2019 Roadmap for the College of Liberal Arts.

Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDFs in the allotted document sections: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) a statement regarding the research agenda, 4) a statement regarding teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence, and 5) the names of three referees (no letters please); and, as a separate PDF document uploaded into the research statement document section, 6) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book). Questions about the position should be directed to John L. Larson, chair of the search committee,  at larsonjl@purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact John L. Larson via email at larsonjl@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.