Full/Associate Professor in History

University of Maryland Department of History

United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 104050

Title: Open Rank

Functional Title: Full/Associate Professor

Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: ARHU-History

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of History at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full-time, tenured position focused on 20th/early 21st century Asian or African diasporic immigration to the United States at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will work closely with the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Migration Studies and will be expected to contribute to campus initiatives on immigration. The starting date for this position is August 2022, contingent upon funding.

We especially seek those who approach immigration history from a global and/or transnational perspective. We will consider any applicants who focus on history since 1900, but with a particular interest in work that explores the post-1965 period. The successful applicant will have a strong research record, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research and teaching.

For best consideration, submit a complete application online by Nov. 15, 2021. The application should include a letter describing approach to immigration studies, research interests, teaching interests and experiences; curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly research; and contact information for three people who will submit letters of reference. Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Julie Greene, at jmg@umd.edu. Applications must be made online to this posting.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity in a Statement of Contributions to Diversity or as part of the cover letter. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. We strongly encourage applications from racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the historical profession, across race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation and identity.

Minimum Qualifications:

A strong record of research and teaching with a focus on 20th/early 21st century Asian or African diasporic immigration to the United States. Ph.D. required.

Additional Information:

This search is contingent on the availability of funds.

Posting Date: 08/09/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 11/15/2021

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents

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