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Job Description Summary

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of History is seeking applications for one tenure-track position in mid 19th century United States history with a focus in the eras of Civil War and Reconstruction, at the assistant professor level, beginning July 2022. We seek highly qualified candidates who have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

Job Description:

The teaching portfolio for this position includes the Jacksonian era, slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction as well as courses related to the candidate’s research interest. The teaching of an introductory-level world history course is also required; an example of such classes can be found here.  We expect candidates will have a Ph.D. in history in hand by July 2022. The department has 18 tenured faculty and the program offers an undergraduate major and minor in history and places a high degree of importance on mentorship of undergraduate research. More information about the department is available at https://history.wfu.edu/.Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5400 undergraduates and 3400 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Additional Job Description

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file, which includes all of the following in the indicated order: (1) a cover letter addressing the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community; (2) a CV with contact information for three professional references;  (3) a teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context; (4) a research statement describing plans and potential impact of scholarly pursuits; and (5) copies of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment). References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates, with their prior approval. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Coates (Associate Professor of History and search committee chair, coatesba@wfu.edu).

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021.  Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University. Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.  If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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Applications deadline: December 1, 2021

Date posted: November 9, 2021