Job Description

Open Rank -US West

Posting Numberreq10794
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentHistory Department (687A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the History of the U.S. West with an anticipated start date of August 2020. If made at the Assistant Professor level, the appointment is probationary leading to a tenure decision. The University of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque, is New Mexico’s flagship institution. It is a "very high activity" Carnegie Research University, a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), and a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The History Department features strong interconnected teaching and graduate programs in histories of the U.S. West, United States, and Latin America. The Department is also home to the Center for the Southwest and the New Mexico Historical Review. We seek a scholar who demonstrates a commitment to research in the history of the U.S. West, broadly construed, who can offer relevant undergraduate and graduate courses, and who is prepared to take an active role in mentoring PhD and MA students in a graduate program with a long tradition of training scholars in the field. The successful candidate will hold the PhD in history or related discipline with significant training in history. The degree must be awarded by the date of appointment. Applications are invited from all subfields, including from scholars who work on topics related to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, empire, indigeneity, borderlands, and the environment.

Minimum qualification: (1) PhD in History or a related discipline with significant training in the history of the U.S. West, broadly construed, with degree awarded by the date of appointment.

Preferred qualifications: (1) a record of publication or commitment to publish within the field, as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and writing sample; (2) teaching experience at the university or college level including ability to teach upper-division courses in the history of the U.S. West and lower-division survey courses as demonstrated by some or all of the following: sample syllabi, classroom experience, letters of recommendation, cover letter, and teaching evaluations; (3) interest in mentoring undergraduates and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and ability to work with broadly diverse communities as demonstrated by CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, list of courses, and teaching evaluations.

Application InstructionsA complete application consists of: (1) a signed letter of application detailing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications noted above; (2) a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae (include an email address and telephone number); (3) an article-length writing sample of scholarly work; (4) a sample syllabus for an upper-division undergraduate course and a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach; (5) teaching evaluations, if available; and (6) three letters of recommendation.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/15/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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