History of Capitalism in North America. The Department of History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of capitalism in North America in the “Long Nineteenth Century.” We seek a scholar of exceptional promise prepared to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Possible areas of specialization include race and ethnicity, business, political economy, and consumer culture. Preferred candidates will have research and teaching interests that complement one or more of the following graduate and undergraduate initiatives at the University of Delaware: (a) the Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, (b) environmental humanities, (c) African American history and public humanities, and (d) material culture studies. Applicants whose work involves a transnational perspective are especially welcome. This position is also part of a commitment by the department and the College of Arts and Sciences to strengthening ties to the Hagley Museum and Library and to UD’s Lerner College of Business and Economics. The start date for this position is September 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2017.
The History Department at the University of Delaware consists of twenty-six faculty members plus faculty with shared appointments in Black American Studies, English, Art History, and Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community of nationally and internationally recognized scholars. Because of the history department’s long association with the Hagley Museum and Library, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work in Hagley’s research collections and participate in its academic programs.
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. The University of Delaware has received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (www.cas.udel.edu). The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.
Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2017.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point. For full consideration, please submit application by December 15, 2016. Inquiries may be sent to Professor David Suisman, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com. Application materials will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members; they will only be accepted through Interfolio®.
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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html