University of Texas at Dallas Watson Professor of History in Dallas, Texas

Job Summary

The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for the Anne Stark and Chester Watson Professorship in History at the advanced associate or full professor level. The professorship is designed to promote the study of U.S. History and the history of Texas, the Southwest, and/or the West. We seek an established scholar with an outstanding record of teaching and research. Salary is competitive and the position includes an annual research budget. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to research and publishing, undergraduate and graduate teaching, interdisciplinary education, and professional academic service.

The School offers an interdisciplinary program built on three interrelated areas: Literary Studies, Historical Studies and Aesthetic Studies. UT Dallas is a dynamic, growing research institution with a diverse student body and a strong research faculty.

Selection process begins December 1, 2016, and continues until position is filled.

Minimum Education and Experience

Terminal degree in the academic discipline, a record of creative productivity and professional achievement contributing to national or international recognition in the discipline, and tenure at the previous institution.

Preferred Education and Experience

Earned doctoral degree in history, with an outstanding record of teaching (including supervision of graduate students) and published research.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Offer four organized undergraduate and/or graduate classes in American history each year; supervise doctoral dissertations and other independent research; serve on graduate thesis and dissertation committees.

Conduct and disseminate research through publications (monographs, edited volumes, articles in academic journals and edited volumes) and presentations (invited lectures, conference presentations).

Contribute to the academic life of the university and profession through participation in committees and other forms of service.

Additional Information

Minimum education is the earned doctorate in history. Applicants must have at least 10 years’ experience teaching at the university level.

Applicants are asked to submit a statement of research interest and a statement of educational or teaching philosophy along with the completed application. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts may not be uploaded into the on-line system but may be provided separately if an opportunity to interview is offered. Samples of publications may be submitted as the document type “Other Document” or “Writing Sample”; they may also be published on a website and the URL may be listed as part of the application.

Posting Number: F00032P

Position Title: Watson Professor of History

Functional Title: Professor

Department: Arts & Humanities

Salary Range: Negotiable

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Academic Year

Location: Richardson

Position End Date (if temporary): 05/31/2018

Open Date: 10/12/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Desired Start Date: 08/01/2017