Professor, Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-level and graduate courses in the field of specialization. The candidate must have an active research agenda leading to publications and provide service to the University community and professional organizations.

The Department of History at the University of Alabama seeks a historian of the American South, 1815-1877, to fill the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History. Competitive candidates may specialize in subfields including but not limited to the Civil War and Reconstruction, the history of slavery, intellectual history, religious history, gender history, political history, and social and cultural history. The successful candidate, who must have a PhD in history, will be hired at the rank of full professor, will be expected to have a publication record and teaching experience commensurate with that rank, and will be well placed to attract and direct the work of graduate students in the candidate’s field of expertise. An application letter and curriculum vitae should be submitted online at, and three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Professor Joshua D. Rothman, Chair, Summersell Chair Search Committee, Department of History, Box 870212, 202 ten Hoor Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL, 35487-0212. Please direct all inquiries to Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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