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Assistant Professor - Civil War History

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To apply, complete the online application process including letter of interest, CV, and a writing sample (article-length essay or book chapter). Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent electronically to Robert Mark Spaulding at spauldingr@uncw.edu by 30 November. Review of applications begins on that date, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Carolina Hall at (910) 962-3307. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. UNCW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Civil War History
Department History - 32231
Vacancy Number 16F-128
Position Number 6086
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of the U.S. Civil War Era. Candidates are expected to teach U.S. survey as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialty, including online instruction.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History in hand at the time of appointment. Strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
College/School Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-two departments offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as African-American studies, Asian studies, forensic science, Latin American studies, Native American studies, and women’s studies, among others.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various stands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the university’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

Graduate programs in the college are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching, or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, complete the online application process including letter of interest, CV, and a writing sample (article-length essay or book chapter). Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent electronically to Robert Mark Spaulding at spauldingr@uncw.edu by 30 November. Review of applications begins on that date, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Carolina Hall at (910) 962-3307. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. UNCW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 09/26/2017
Priority Consideration Date 11/30/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Mark Spaulding

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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