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Job ID: 190596

Principal Lecturer (Continuing
University of North Texas

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Principal Lecturer (Continuing
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-History-121800
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • History - General

Department Summary
The UNT Department of History hosts the university’s minors in Africana Studies and in Mexican American Studies, as well as its undergraduate certificate program in Food Studies. Several of our faculty members hold affiliations with the UNT Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The department is also home to UNT’s renowned Oral History Program, to a number of digital scholarship projects, and to the UNT Military History Center. We have 35 full-time faculty members; approximately 500 undergraduate majors and minors; and 100 graduate students. UNT is a Class I-Doctoral Granting institution located in Denton, Texas about 40 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT Denton, the flagship research campus of the UNT System, has over 42,000 students. We are widely known as a premier school for music, arts, and the humanities, and our university has grown alongside the Dallas-Fort Worth region for more than 125 years, serving the diverse needs of the region’s 7 million inhabitants for public higher education and community engagement in the thriving college town of Denton.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary
The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for continuing Principal Lecturer position in United States history to begin in fall 2022. We seek candidates who are dynamic and creative teachers, committed to mentoring and educating our large and diverse community of students. Responsibilities include teaching high-enrollment U.S. history survey courses; teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization; and performing departmental service. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in some aspect of the history of labor history. Otherwise, the area of specialization for this search is open. Our committee is searching for candidates who will bring innovative approaches to the study of American history and will contribute to our department’s mission of inclusivity in historical education. The ideal candidates will join a vibrant history department at an R1 university and have the opportunity to participate in a number of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in history or a related field
College level teaching experience
Demonstrated effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
Experience teaching U.S. history survey courses
Familiarity with teaching both in person and online
Expertise in some aspect of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and/ or gender and sexuality

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