Assistant Professor - History - Public History

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

ID: 7062553
Posted: December 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary:
Assistant Professor, Public History, full-time, tenure track, beginning August 2020.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
The typical teaching load is five courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in public history and the secondary area of specialization.

At the undergraduate level, the candidate will have responsibilities in teaching writing-intensive seminars, professional development courses, and survey courses.

At the graduate level, the candidate will teach and develop courses for the public history track and other areas of the curriculum, and will mentor students and serve in committees.

The candidate will maintain and expand the internship program.

The candidate will conduct research in public history, publish in peer-reviewed venues and develop exhibits or other public-oriented projects in digital or physical format.

Research duties also involve grant writing and developing long-term collaborations with local and regional organizations and communities.

The candidate will serve in departmental, college and university committees; and contribute to the governance of professional organizations, participate in peer-reviewing, or conduct professionally-related outreach activities.

Minimum Qualifications & Salary:
PhD in History or closely related degree with a history focus (such as Public History, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, American Studies, Latino Studies, other area studies). The Ph.D. requirements must have been met by the time of application.

Training or professional experience in public history. Training is determined by graduate-level or post-graduate coursework, publications in peer-reviewed public history venues; professional experience by three years or more of full-time employment as a public historian in a historical organization.

Experience in teaching at the collegiate level.

Evidence of scholarly writing or creative activity that results in publication(s) in peer-reviewed venues, presentation(s) at national-level professional conferences, professionally reviewed public history project(s), or successful grantmanship.

Preferred qualifications:

Collegiate teaching experience as an instructor of record in history.

Peer-reviewed publication(s).

Experience developing and executing public history projects (as defined by the National Council for Public History,

Experience developing and executing digital history projects (understood as public history practiced in the digital sphere; for examples, see “Digital History and Argument” in

Additional Information:
Credentials Required for Application
Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit a letter of application; full curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference; unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned; a writing sample of journal-article length; a teaching philosophy; a narrative outlining research goals; a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Application deadline: December 30, 2019.


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