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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 104041
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
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 flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of U.S military history, broadly conceived. The successful candidate must anticipate completion of the Ph.D. by July 2018, have a research concentration in U.S. military history, and be prepared to teach specialized and survey courses. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. We are interested in candidates with a focus on the strategic, political, ideological, economic, and/or social dimensions of the subject. Candidates should have experience doing archival research and indicate ability and desire to do research at the United States National Archives in College Park, located a mile from the campus. Applications should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2017. Applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive the highest consideration. They should include letter of application, writing sample (maximum 50 pages), a curriculum vitae and three reference providers. The University of Maryland, College Park is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.
The Department of History supports the principle of inclusive excellence.

Minimum Qualifications:

Those applying must have an earned doctorate or expect receive the doctorate by July 2018.
A strong record of research and teaching is required.


Teaching and research focused on the field of U.S military history. Experience doing archival research.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Posting Date: 09/20/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/01/2017
Physical Demands

Operation of basic office equipment; mobility to move between buildings for classes; and ability to carry, push, and/or pull objects weighing up to 10 lbs.

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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