Assistant Professor, Soviet and Post-Soviet History

Employer
University of Illinois
Location
Urbana, IL
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History
Assistant Professor, Soviet and Post-Soviet History: The Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Soviet and Post-Soviet History. We welcome applications from scholars whose research explores any topic, region, or period within that specialization. The position will start at the rank of Assistant Professor (100% FTE, on a 9-month service basis, with a 2-2 course load). Priority will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests show a deep engagement with methodological and historiographical debates as they relate to Soviet and Post-Soviet history. All thematic emphases are welcome, including environmental history, colonialism and post-colonialism, transnational or global history, the global south (Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia), the African diaspora, digital history, religion, law and human rights, capitalism and socialism, nationality, race and racism, and gender and sexualities.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a major public research university, with a top-ranked History PhD program, world-renowned library resources in the field of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the federally funded Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. We are looking for candidates who can offer engaging, innovative undergraduate and graduate courses (alongside their original scholarship) and also provide strong professional mentorship to our MA and PhD students. Applicants should address this broader institutional context for full consideration.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information,

visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

PhD in History or related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2022. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: a letter of application, a cv, statement of teaching philosophy, and and contact information for three professional references. by October 11th, 2021. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Bonnie Crawford bsc@illinois.edu.

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility . The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.
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