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Assistant Professor in Public History, American/U.S. History

Faculty Posting Date: September 12, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/37541

The Department of History at Duquesne University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of public history with expertise in American/U.S. history. The area of specialization in public history is open. In American/U.S. history the Department prefers a scholar specializing in African-American, labor, or local history, as well as ethnic studies, but will consider other historical sub-fields.

The new faculty member will teach specialized graduate classes in public history, upper division classes in their areas of expertise, as well as undergraduate surveys in U.S. history and 20th-century world history - which are part of the University Core Curriculum. The teaching load is 3-3 under a nine-month contract beginning August 2017.

In addition, teaching responsibilities may include: PHST 601: Introduction to Public History; PHST 513: Cultural Resources Management; HIST 203: U.S. to 1877; HIST 204: U.S. since 1877; HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World; lower and upper division undergraduate courses within fields of specialization; graduate public history courses in areas of expertise; advising/mentoring both undergraduate majors and graduate students; supervising public history internships.

Completed Ph.D. is expected by June 2017. For more information, please consult Duquesne's Human Resources site at http://www.duq.edu/hr/faculty.

Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world." Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

Required Attributes:

Ph.D. in public history, history, or related discipline
Scholarship in American/U.S. public history
Teaching experience at the graduate and/or undergraduate level in public history and/or American/U.S. history
A research program of demonstrated potential
Professional experience at a public history institution

Application Instructions:

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, an outline of teaching goals and/or sample syllabi, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendations electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/37541. The letter and inquiries may be addressed to: Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Duquesne University.

The search will continue until the position is filled; however, applications received by November 4, 2016, will receive preferential consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Go-To-Meeting by late December and campus visits will be held in early January 2017.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.