The History Department at the University of Houston invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in twentieth century American urban history. Although all research areas will be seriously considered, candidates who specialize in environmental history are especially encouraged to apply. This position will enhance existing departmental strengths in public history. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Center for Public History through their scholarship and teaching. As such, evidence of a strong record of public history scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching responsibilities include the U.S. survey and appropriate upper-division as well as graduate courses in American History. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will join a strong cohort of Americanists dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship in areas such as environmental and urban development, race and ethnicity, gender, women and family, war, revolution, political, diplomacy and health, medicine and technology. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. in History by July 2019, and should have a professional dedication to teaching and to executing an active research agenda. Additionally, participation in departmental programs, service, and governance are expected. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One Public Research University. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

To apply, please attach the following to your electronic application submitted at

  1. Letter of application
  2.  C.V.
  3.  Short writing sample
  4. Contact information for three recommendation letter providers

Please direct questions to Dr. Karl Ittmann, Chair of the American Urban History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Houston, kittmann@Central.UH.EDU.

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.