The University of Michigan Department of History is seeking to fill the A.M. and H.P. Bentley Chair, an endowed chair for a distinguished historian with a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, successful teaching, and strong graduate mentorship. Advanced associate or full professors are invited to apply. We are interested in innovative work in any field, with a preference for exceptional research, teaching, and scholarship that adds new dimensions to our department. Familiarity with digital methodologies, commitment to publicly oriented scholarship, and broad engagements with diversity work are all desired strengths. This is a university-year (9-month) appointment. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.
Please send by email a letter of interest and a C.V., along with evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future research plans to Professor James W. Cook, Chair, History Department, 1029 Tisch Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003 at email@example.com. The search committee will begin considering applications on October 10, 2019. Women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
About University of Michigan Department of History
History at Michigan is global, multidimensional, interdisciplinary. Regularly ranked among the top history departments in the country, we combine state-of-the-art research with innovative teaching and a commitment to embrace all the diversity of the past. With nearly half our faculty holding joint appointments, reaching beyond traditional boundaries is central to our intellectual and pedagogical culture.
History's graduate program draws talented students from around the world. We aim to provide our graduate students with outstanding training not only in their research fields, but also as future teachers and leaders in an array of professions within and beyond institutions of higher learning. Our undergraduate program encourages students to follow their curiosity and express their creativity. Throughout our curriculum, we challenge our students to inquire, analyze, synthesize, and interpret as they attempt to situate their lives and times in relationship to the past.
Come explore our website and see how U-M History engages complexity, diversity, and change in the present and the past.
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