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Lecturer (Continuing): United States History

University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Posting Title:
Lecturer (Continuing): United States History
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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ORP Eligible
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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 32 full-time faculty members; approximately 500 undergraduate majors and minors; and 100 graduate students.

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 a full-time, continuing lecturer position in United States history to begin in Fall 2024. We seek candidates for this position 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.

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department at an R1 university and have the opportunity to participate in a number of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in some aspect of the history of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, and/ or gender and sexuality. 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.
Minimum Qualifications:
*PhD in history or closely 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
Physical Requirements:
Ability to communicate
Security Sensitive:
This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
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All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a list of names and contact information for three references to be contacted for letters of reference, and at least one sample syllabus.
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Kerry Goldmann, Search Committee Chair, at
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