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College Of Arts And Sciences - Assistant Professor - History - F1943p

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
School/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Assignment Category

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 9

Job Description

The African American Studies Program and the History Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invite applications for a joint hire of an Assistant Professor. This is a continuing, non-tenure earning, nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will teach in African American Studies and Public History and supervise the internship programs in both departments. The applicant should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness and of mentoring undergraduate students, as well as experience with online instruction. The internship program requires coordination between UAB and local organizations, so ideally the applicant should have some experience building community relationships. Candidates must have a PhD in African American Studies, History, or a related field in hand at the time of appointment. Strong commitment to teaching and service is required.

With over 22,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is a major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the program in African American Studies and the Department of History collaborate closely with multiple units across campus. Faculty in both units are committed to outstanding scholarship and teaching. See the following websites for more information: and

UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our values for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

As part of the application process, please upload a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for two professional references. Questions may be directed to Dr. Natasha Zaretsky, Department of History,

Required Qualifications

PhD in African American Studies, History, or related field

Open Date: 10/01/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

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