Assistant Professor of Modern Britain/British Empire

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The Department of History at the University of North Texas wishes to hire a Historian of Modern Britain/the British Empire with a thematic specialization in the history of gender and/ or the history of gender and sexuality. In addition to being an innovative scholar with an ambitious agenda for historical research, the successful candidate with teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their field(s) of specialization. An ability to occasionally teach the world history surveys is desirable. The candidate is expected to conduct a vigorous research program, supervise graduate training, and serve on departmental committees. Interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to research and teaching are welcomed. A PhD in history or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Applicants should apply online, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and be prepared to submit:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References – List of Names and Contact Information for 3
  4. Diversity Statement

Your diversity statement should describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching, mentorship, and service.

The UNT Department of History is home to the UNT Military History Center, to UNT’s Oral History Program, and to a number of digital scholarship projects. The department hosts the university’s minor in Mexican American Studies, as well as its minor and certificate in Africana Studies and the undergraduate certificate program in Food Studies. Several of our faculty members hold affiliations with the UNT Women’s and Gender Studies Program or with the Latina/o and Mexican American Studies Program. We have 35 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.

The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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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