The Department of History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites applications for an associate or assistant (tenure-track) professor in the American Civil War Era (1850-1877) to start in August 2022. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment. To be considered, candidates should have a strong record of research and publication and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. A candidate hired at the associate rank will be appointed to the Alumni Distinguished Chair. Scholars in all fields of Civil War Era U.S. history will be considered. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two upper-level courses, “The American Civil War” and “Rebellion to Reconstruction, 1850-1877,” offer instruction in an area of specialization (all specialties are welcome), and direct research in the graduate and honors undergraduate programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in history; publications in Civil War Era history
  • Documented commitment to excellence in teaching at the college level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced assistant rank or associate rank (with tenure) at current institution
  • Nationally recognized publications in Civil War Era history
  • Service at the national level to the field
  • Documented excellence in teaching

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, list of three professional references (name, email, business title). For more information, contact
Patrick Williams, Search Committee Chair,

All application materials must be uploaded by December 30 to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Application deadline: December 30, 2021

Date posted: December 2, 2021