Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century American History



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Position Description: – The Department of History at Lehigh University welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with expertise in twentieth-century American history. Ph.D. required at time of application, along with documented evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly productivity. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load of graduate (M.A. and Ph.D. in History) and undergraduate courses. Thematic research fields are open with a preference for candidates whose scholarship complements the department’s current strengths. Advanced assistant professors are encouraged to apply.

Department faculty teach across the curriculum from introductory undergraduate lecture courses to graduate level seminars. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the Public History concentration of the History graduate program and the (M.A. granting) American Studies Program, the Documentary Storymaking minor, as well as other vital College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary programs such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Global Studies, and Africana Studies. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Monica Najar (, Chair, Twentieth-Century American History Search Committee. We are planning on conducting ZOOM interviews in November and campus visits in late January and early February.

Lehigh University is a distinguished research university, offering a distinct educational environment for its 7000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe. Lehigh is a founding member of the North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium. Located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem Pennsylvania, the university is about one and a half hours from downtown New York City and an hour from Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with a reasonable cost of living, good schools, and abundant cultural activities. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. It seeks faculty and staff who will promote an inclusive community that affirms and advances the diverse backgrounds and experiences of its members.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits, and is committed to helping employees balance the responsibilities of their professional and personal lives. More information about policies and benefits for Faculty at Lehigh can be found at:

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To apply, please upload a letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online ( For full consideration, all materials should be received by October 15, 2018.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.
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Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.