Chair, Department of History

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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College of Arts and Sciences- Chair, Department of History

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Job Description:
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an experienced and capable leader to Chair the Department of History. The department offers a BA and MA in History and has 14 full-time faculty members who are actively interested in developing and expanding programs. Research in the department covers periods ranging from classical antiquity to post-war Europe, and geographic specializations including the United States, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. The department has around 85 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students, and it also serves the university’s core curriculum. See the department website for more information:

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with the administrative experience and organizational skills necessary to lead the full development of a department that emphasizes cutting-edge research, quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, good institutional citizenship, and community outreach. Appointment at the full professor level is expected. A doctoral degree in history or a related field is required.

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With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of History collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

How to apply

To complete the electronic application process, please upload a cover letter, a C.V., and contact information for three professional references who will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Formal letters of reference will be requested for final applicants. Questions may be directed to Prof. Alison A. Chapman, History Search Chair,

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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About University of Alabama at Birmingham:
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Among 11 universities nationally (and only Alabama university) to earn the prestigious Beckman Scholars Award, which provides scholarship funds to universities demonstrating exceptional mentoring and training of undergraduate researchers.