Faculty Position in Urban History



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Job description

Cambridge, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the History Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) have shared a faculty position in the area of urban history for more than a half century.  We jointly seek to appoint a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the field of United States urban history since 1800, effective July 1, 2020. Scholars with interdisciplinary or comparative expertise are welcome to apply. The faculty position is jointly funded by the two units, with DUSP designated as the home department for the purposes of promotion and tenure.

Minimum Qualifications

A successful candidate must have received a Ph.D. (in history, urban planning, planning history, historical geography, American studies or a related field), or expect to do so by September 1, 2020. 

How to apply

Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website:  http://apply.interfolio.com/63889

A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current research and teaching interests, a writing sample or sample publication, and three confidential letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please do not send material by email. For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff (877-997-8807) or [email protected]. Other questions may be directed to Sandra Elliott: [email protected].

MIT is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national ethnic origin. DUSP and History continue to develop their diverse communities of teachers and scholars, and strongly encourage applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and/or members of under-represented groups.

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