Position Number 002399
Working Title Professor & Department Chair
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department
The History Department employs 30 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members.
Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 350 majors), the
M.A. in History (approximately 50 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees
in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments
and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American
Studies, Capitalism Studies, Women's and Gender Studies; Global Studies;
Religious Studies; and (effective Fall 2018) Southern Studies. It also
houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal
of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the
Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical
Association. The department's M.A. program in History also features a
concentration in Public History.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery,
dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building
the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed,
critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world
of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global
Vacancy Open to UNC Charlotte Employees Only
Description of Work
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation
of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines
represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities
and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be
interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty
responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include
but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course
presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research,
curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured
and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the
knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in
other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member's discipline.
Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may
include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new
knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge,
publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative
activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and
tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service
appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential
functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service
to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and
service to the profession.
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and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the
Chair of the History department. This is a search internal to the university.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications are
invited from candidates in any disciplinary tradition whose teaching and
research demonstrate a commitment to the vision of the Department of History.
Candidates should (1) have a doctoral degree, (2) be a tenured associate
or full professor with an appointment within UNC Charlotte, with demonstrated
success in securing extramural funds for their research (3) have
administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a
department chair, including communication, management, curriculum building,
fostering a positive work environment, represent the department at the college
and university level and community level (4) have a commitment to the
mentoring faculty, the education of the department's diverse student
population and demonstrate how diversity and inclusion is incorporated in
their teaching, research, service and leadership, (5) have a strong interest
in community engagement and (6) have experience or plans to secure program-
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal
degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
Special Notes to Applicants
Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current C.V., with the
names of three references. Screening of the applicants will begin Oct 8, 2021.
Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the
topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching,
research, and administrative goals. For more information please contact the
chair of the search committee, Dr. Erika Edwards at email@example.com.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an
academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and
maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages
applications from all underrepresented groups.
Job Open Date 10/06/2021
Job Close Date 10/20/2021
Open Until Filled No
Date Review of Applications will Begin 10/21/2021
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2022
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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