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Assistant Professor - History
University of North Texas

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2019
Title Assistant Professor - History
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department Department of History
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - General
    History - European

The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Early Modern Europe at the rank of assistant professor.

General responsibilities include conducting a vigorous research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that include the upper-division Renaissance and upper-division Reformations course on regular rotation; advising graduate students; and service to the department, college, and university.

As a faculty member in a doctorate-granting department at a Research-1 university, building a successful publishing record and working with graduate students will be paramount for the successful applicant. The committee is interested in candidates who complement faculty strengths in ancient history, food studies, religious history, military history (, and our department’s new "Body, Place, Identity" concentration (…). We encourage applicants who are able to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion at UNT.

UNT is a Class I‐Doctorate Granting institution located in Denton, Texas, about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton is the flagship research campus of the UNT‐System, has over 37,000 students and over 6,500 graduate students, and is one of the top choices in the nation for transfer students. The Department of History has 30 full-time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 graduate students.

Applicants should submit all these items by 30 October 2019 to receive full consideration; review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is closed. Please direct questions to Prof. Christopher Fuhrmann (; 940-565-4527), Search Committee Chair, with "EME search" in the subject line.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field by June 2020, and a research concentration in the period ca. 1400 to ca. 1700, with a preference for research on the Renaissance or Reformations, broadly defined. Otherwise, research specialization is open and need not be limited strictly to Europe: for instance, work on the Mediterranean or the Atlantic World, early colonialism, or relations between Christian Europeans and Muslims, among other topics, will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:Preferred qualifications:

  • Publications in field;
  • University-level teaching experience as instructor of record.

Area of Specialty:Early Modern Europe

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