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History, Assistant Professor

Albany, NY - Posted on: Friday 09/16/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Department of History of the University at Albany, State University of New York seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research is focused on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century German history. Candidates will be expected to teach courses on subjects such as German history, modern Europe, World War II, and the candidate's area of expertise, as well as Western Civilization and World History surveys. Thematic specialization is open, though candidates whose research interests include business/economics, the environment, or race and gender are especially encouraged to apply. The History Department's PhD topical fields include Public Policy; Culture; Gender; International, Global and Comparative history; and Social and Economic history.


  • PhD, from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, in hand by summer 2017
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor, competitive salary with start up funds

Start Date: September 1, 2017

The closing date for receipt of applications is November 1, 2016. 

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=76272

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter that discusses research and teaching interests
  • CV
  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • Three recommendation letters*
  • A short writing sample

*Special Note: The letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to the following address: hisjobs@albany.edu.

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