University of Nevada, Reno Department of History seeks American West, Environmental historian

Friday, September 30, 2016 3:07 PM | Anonymous

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the American West, with an emphasis on the environment. We seek a scholar with a commitment to construing “the west” broadly, but a particular interest in its environmental aspects. Desirable specializations include, but are not limited to, the 19th century U.S. west; new military history; race and/or ethnicity, especially Chicana/o or Latina/o history, indigenous history, or comparative settler societies; science, technology, medicine, and society; or food studies. Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcomed.

 The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper-division classes in the history of the western U.S., as well courses in American environmental history. He or she will contribute to a well-established graduate program in Nevada and western United States history, and participate in the university’s interdisciplinary Core Humanities program. Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise is required. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2017.

 All applications must be submitted electronically no later than November 1, 2016. Applications should be submitted via website: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/22065 and include:

-a resume/cv, writing sample, 2 sample syllabi, statement of research and plans and a detailed letter of application which highlights the applicant’s leadership experience and/or potential and indicates how they would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

 Letters of recommendation will be sought from finalists. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Raymond (raymond@unr.edu).

 UNR is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 21,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, Reno has a rapidly-growing technology business sector and boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional nearby areas of interest include the Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, Napa/Sonoma, the Bay Area, and San Francisco.

 Diversity is central to the mission of the History department. Our faculty, staff and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and respectful of diverse identities. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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