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Limited Term Faculty, 20th Century United States Historian - College of Arts & Sciences
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Oct. 31, 2018
Title Limited Term Faculty, 20th Century United States Historian - College of Arts & Sciences
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Core Faculty
  • History - Modern U.S.
    History - General

The History Department at the University of St. Thomas (MN) invites applications for a full-time, limited-term (up to 5 years) position in 20th Century United States History. Specialization(s) preferred in US immigration, social movements, public history and/or digital humanities. Position begins Fall 2019. We are looking for a scholar-educator who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and who can demonstrate scholarly productivity and promise in ongoing research in their field.

The teaching load of three courses per semester involves some combination of the following: the general requirement course, Modern U.S. in Global Perspective, and upper-level courses in modern U.S. history for undergraduate history majors and minors.

A qualified candidate will possess a Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in History or a closely related field required; alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

All application materials must be submitted online at Emailed materials, except letters of recommendation, will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to (step 1) create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then (step 2) submit an online application and voluntary EEO form. Applicants should then arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the History Department (step 3 – details below).

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 14, 2019.

Interested applicants should upload the following 5 documents to their profile (part of step 1):

1) Curriculum Vitae (upload into the "Resume" field)

2) Copy of academic transcript (upload into the "Graduate Transcripts" field)

3) Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload into "Teaching Philosophy" field)

4) Description of research agenda (upload into the "Description of Research Agenda" field

5) Writing sample (upload into the "Scholarly/Professional Writing Sample" field)

Please copy/paste a job-specific cover letter for the position into the "Cover Letter" section.

At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.

Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent (step 3) by mail to Dr. Catherine Cory, History Department, JRC 432, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105 or by email to

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