The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of History seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in U.S. History, with a specialization in African American History and/or the history of race and ethnicity in the United States, or related topics, starting August 2021. The candidate will teach and develop courses in the Department of History as assigned, based on departmental needs in U.S. and African American history, including introductory and general education courses.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce a cluster hire initiative for multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (History, Psychology and Social Work) whose scholarly/creative focus explores the richness of diverse backgrounds, the challenges posed by inequalities, and/or strategies to address issues of access and inclusion. Our goal is to reflect our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship, we seek to appoint faculty who serve diverse communities both on and beyond campus. Faculty hired as part of this initiative will serve within departments connected to their specific discipline and contribute with colleagues to interdisciplinary curricular development that expands our course offerings in areas related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in U.S. History, African American Studies, or a closely-related field is required by August 1, 2021. Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; evidence of potential for developing a significant research agenda; and effective communication skills required.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the college level and a strong commitment to working collaboratively with diverse faculty, campus, and community stakeholders.

Applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Jennifer McNabb at 319-273-2097 or Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
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