Assistant Professor, History



Job description


Job Description
The Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the 20th-century history of Central Europe, with such potential national foci as Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary, or others in this diverse region. We seek innovative scholars who take social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, environmental, transnational or other analytically exciting approaches to historical research. Specializations might include but are not limited to the history of ethnicity, migration, and community; government, ideology, violence and their institutions; law, family, gender, health; national and/or transnational networks in politics, the arts, sciences, technology, medicine, education or commerce. Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcomed.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses on the long history of 20th century Europe and specialized courses at the upper division and graduate level in the History Department, and to contribute to the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Core Humanities. Preference will be given to candidates who best fill the programmatic needs of the Department.

Required Qualifications
A PhD in the field of history must be completed by July 1, 2019.

Compensation Grade/Rank
Rank II, Assistant Professor

Department Information
The UNR Department of History is an energetic, supportive, and exciting community of professional historians with a deep commitment to excellence in research and teaching as well as to leadership in the Department, the University, and the diverse northern Nevada community. We particularly welcome applicants with diverse experiences and outlooks in all of these areas.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a land-grant campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000. The University offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno is a vibrant, growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the topic locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Contact Information for this position
Search Chair- Dr. Barbara Walker-
Search Coordinator- Ms. Jenni Baryol-


Full-Time Equivalent

Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

How to apply

To apply, visit—Main-Campus/Assistan t-Professor–History_R0112388.

Required Attachment(s)
Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:
1) Resume/Vita
2) Cover letter-A detailed letter of application that highlights the applicant’s leadership experience and/or potential and indicates how they would contribute to the excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service
3) Reference contact information for three professional references
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying
Selected candidates will be asked in early November to submit an article-length writing sample, two sample syllabi, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. The committee will interview a short list of candidates at the AHA meetings in January, 2019, and host campus interviews later that month.

This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2018. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a Top Tier Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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