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Assistant Professor - History - Public History
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
11/25/2019
12/30/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

Assistant Professor, Public History, full-time, tenure track, beginning August 2020.

The typical teaching load is five courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in public history and the secondary area of specialization. 

At the undergraduate level, the candidate will have responsibilities in teaching writing-intensive seminars, professional development courses, and survey courses.

At the graduate level, the candidate will teach and develop courses for the public history track and other areas of the curriculum, and will mentor students and serve in committees. 

The candidate will maintain and expand the internship program.

The candidate will conduct research in public history, publish in peer-reviewed venues and develop exhibits or other public-oriented projects in digital or physical format. 

Research duties also involve grant writing and developing long-term collaborations with local and regional organizations and communities.

The candidate will serve in departmental, college and university committees; and contribute to the governance of professional organizations, participate in peer-reviewing, or conduct professionally-related outreach activities.

PhD in History or closely related degree with a history focus (such as Public History, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, American Studies, Latino Studies, other area studies). The Ph.D. requirements must have been met by the time of application.

Training or professional experience in public history. Training is determined by graduate-level or post-graduate coursework, publications in peer-reviewed public history venues; professional experience by three years or more of full-time employment as a public historian in a historical organization.

Experience in teaching at the collegiate level.

Evidence of scholarly writing or creative activity that results in publication(s) in peer-reviewed venues, presentation(s) at national-level professional conferences, professionally reviewed public history project(s), or successful grantmanship.

Preferred qualifications:

Collegiate teaching experience as an instructor of record in history.

Peer-reviewed publication(s).

Experience developing and executing public history projects (as defined by the National Council for Public History, https://ncph.org/what-is-public-history/about-the-field/).

Experience developing and executing digital history projects (understood as public history practiced in the digital sphere; for examples, see “Digital History and Argument” in https://rrchnm.org/argument-white-paper/).

Credentials Required for Application
Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit a letter of application; full curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference; unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned; a writing sample of journal-article length; a teaching philosophy; a narrative outlining research goals; a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. 

Application deadline: December 30, 2019.

Further Information: 
BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment. An official transcript showing the terminal degree is also required. 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. (This does not need to be copied to the FPR.)

Information about Program and College: 

The Department of History resides in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department currently has 13 full-time faculty members serving 100 undergraduate majors, more than 200 minors, and 40 graduate students. The Department recently revamped its Bachelor of Arts degree in History, built around the development of historical thinking as a key for successful careers and citizenship in a diverse and global society. Its revitalized M.A. in History emphasizes research and writing skills, as well as professional training in public history and teaching. The tenure-track position in public history will contribute to the expansion of our mission and the strengthening of our profile as an intellectual community committed to research, critical thinking, diversity and inclusion, and the centrality of a liberal arts education.

Bowling Green State University is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2,900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1,200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu.

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BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor, Public History, Full-time. Competitive salary with full benefits.

The Department of History welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The position will focus on public history, with a preference for a specialization in digital history. Secondary specialization is open to any field. 

One of the primary responsibilities of the position is teaching. The appointed candidate will typicallty teach five courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in public history and the secondary area of specialization. At the undergraduate level, the candidate will have responsibilities in teaching writing-intensive seminars and professional development courses. At the graduate level, the candidate will teach and develop courses for the public history track and other areas of the curriculum, and will mentor students and serve on committees. The candidate will maintain and expand the internship program.

A second responsibility of the position is to engage in research and public outreach. The selected candidate will conduct research in public history, publish in peer-reviewed venues and develop exhibits or other public-oriented projects in digital or physical format. Research duties also involve grant writing and developing long-term collaborations with local and regional organizations and communities.

Finally, the successful candidate will serve in departmental, college and university committees, and contribute to the governance of professional organizations, participate in peer-reviewing, and conduct professionally-related outreach activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. (or completed requirements for the Ph.D) in History or closely related degree with a history focus (e.g., African American Studies, American Studies, Latino Studies, Public History, Women Studies, area studies) by the time of application; formal graduate training in public history (i.e., graduate-level or post-graduate coursework, publications in peer-reviewed public history venues) or at least three years of full-time employment working in a historical organization or museum; experience in teaching at the collegiate level; evidence of scholarly writing or creative activity that results in publication(s) in peer-reviewed venues, presentation(s) at national-level professional conferences, professionally reviewed public history project(s), or successful grantmanship. Preferred qualifications include: peer-reviewed publication(s); collegiate teaching experience as an instructor of record in history; experience developing and executing public history projects; and experience developing and executing digital history projects.

Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit a letter of application; full curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference; unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned; a writing sample of journal-article length; a teaching philosophy statement; a research narrative; and a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Application deadline: December 30, 2019.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment. An official transcript showing the terminal degree is also required. 

For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position, visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. Background check required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 

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