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Submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of publications and/or a writing sample, up to two relevant course syllabi, and names and addresses of three current references by Oct. 15, 2019 to Interfolio. Please address your letters and questions to Dr. Dan Ritschel, Chair, European Search Committee, Department of History, UMBC, Baltimore, MD 21250.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of the Modern History of Continental Europe
The Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of the modern history of continental Europe who can contribute to our focus on global, comparative, and transnational history. (We define modern continental as the 19th-20th centuries, including Russia and the former USSR, but excluding Britain), We seek someone with a Ph.D. in History, and welcome especially scholars who work on ethnicity, migration, and community; war and society; science and the environment; or projects that link continental Europe with global movements. We are also interested in those who engage in public and public-facing history.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work alongside our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. We are deeply committed to supporting new faculty as they work on their research and publications. The department has an established mentoring program for tenure-track faculty, and a very successful record in supporting their progress to promotion. The university also has a number of programs designed to help tenure-track faculty, including summer fellowships, and the Eminent Scholar program, which links tenure-track faculty with external mentors of their choice.
The successful candidate will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate teaching, including departmental core courses. We also encourage new faculty to design their own lower- and upper-level courses. The candidate will be asked to contribute to our MA program and, once established, will have an opportunity to supervise students in a number of interdisciplinary PhD programs.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
UMBC is an institution with high research expectations of its faculty, and consistently high rankings for teaching and innovation in the U.S. News & World Report. The university is situated between two major metropolitan areas – Baltimore and Washington, D.C. – with access to resources at the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Our Public History track within the MA program takes advantage of our proximity to probably the greatest concentration of public-history institutions in the nation.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).