The Department of History and Philosophy, University of New Orleans, has an opening for a senior position in history. The successful applicant will hold a position as part of the history faculty and, in addition, fill the Ethel and Herman Midlo Endowed Chair and direct the Ethel and Herman Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies The Center is a multidisciplinary entity which promotes understanding of New Orleans history, politics, culture and public policy issues, particularly civil rights, by sponsoring and participating in events that bring together scholars on special topics relating to New Orleans.
Applicants should send a letter of application, CV and a suggested vision document for the Center to: Prof. Guenter Bischof, Search Committee Chair. c/o Dept of History and Philosophy, Rm 135 Liberal Arts Bldg, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr. New Orleans, LA 70148 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful finalists will be asked to participate in either a campus visit or a Zoom/Skype interview with the search committee.
Please include the following
Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and University of Louisiana Systems;
Names and contact information of three references.
Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered
Note to Applicant: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials. References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the University of New Orleans may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
Applicants must possess and earned doctorate in history and either hold the rank of full professor or be eligible for that rank upon hiring. Required: 1) a record of scholarly research and publication sufficient to carry out the mission of the Center and 2) a specialty in one of the following: digital history, public history, post-Civil War South, Civil Rights and African-American History 3) experience as an effective teacher 4) and the ability to generate external funding. The occupant of the Midlo Chair provides important administrative leadership to the Midlo Center.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: R-000095
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