The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Public History, content field open. The department is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has highly ranked History PhD/MA and Art History MA programs. George Mason is a large public university located in the Washington DC suburbs, with easy access to museums, memorials, and archives in the nation’s capital; this unique location affords faculty members the opportunity to engage in research at, and forge partnerships with, these institutions. Faculty members have affiliations with programs across the university including African-American Studies, Cultural Studies, Islamic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, the Honors College, and Global Affairs, as well as with the Smithsonian Institution. Our student population is among the most diverse in the nation, and we take seriously our mission to serve this population through programs in public and digital history and through our commitment to emphasizing the global connections that link different areas of historical study. We support faculty research and excellence in teaching.
Candidates for this position will have experience in the development, implementation, and management of heritage site and/or museum exhibition programs, significant digital public history projects, or other public history efforts; grant-writing; teaching public history; as well as an active scholarly agenda in the field of public history, broadly defined. While we encourage applications from candidates with demonstrated digital humanities skills, they are not required for this position.
The position carries a 2/2 teaching load and the successful candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate public history concentrations both in the classroom and by expanding opportunities for student research and/or internships and community engagement. The candidate will have broad latitude in developing an array of undergraduate and graduate courses in public history according to their practical experience in the field and pedagogical/research interests, and will have the opportunity to mentor PhD/MA students.
We seek a scholar of the highest caliber who is committed to supporting the diversity of George Mason University’s student population and the national and global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the historical profession, across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2020
Teaching experience in public history
Experience in the development, implementation, and management of heritage site and/or museum exhibition programs
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6547z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application, a CV, and a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how he or she will contribute to the university’s mission as a diverse public university. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to Susie Leblanc, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant who applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those that might require sponsorship. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.