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2016–17 Faculty Searches

Assistant Professor of Early North American History

The History Department at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in early North American history to begin autumn quarter 2017. The area of specialization is open, and the department especially welcomes candidates working from an imperial, global, or transnational perspective, as well as those working on the history of slavery and race. Candidates are expected to have PhD in hand by July 1, 2017. Consideration of applications will begin October 20, 2016, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The search committee anticipates interviewing at the AHA annual meeting. Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/zcpqxm4.

Assistant Professor of Race and/or Ethnicity in the Social Sciences

The Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago is committed to sustaining leadership in the study of race and ethnicity in the social sciences. To this end, we invite applications for one or more tenure-track position(s) at the rank of assistant professor from scholars within established social sciences disciplines or emergent disciplines such as ethnic and racial studies, American studies, Latina/o studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, Native American studies, human rights, or justice studies. This is a division-wide search. Successful candidates will be appointed in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Economics, History, Comparative Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. The Division of Social Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, and we therefore encourage applicants who come from racial, ethnic, and social groups that are underrepresented in academia. Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in-hand by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/zd4dhqw.

Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow of Race and/or Ethnicity

The Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, in coordination with the Office of the Provost, invites applications for one or more Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow position(s) from junior scholars within established social sciences disciplines or emergent disciplines such as ethnic and racial studies, American studies, Latina/o studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, Native American studies, human rights, or justice studies. This search is division-wide. Successful candidates will be appointed in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Economics, History, Comparative Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of scholars and scholarship in the Division of Social Sciences, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the disciplines noted above, African American, Latina/o, American Indian, or Alaskan Native. Successful candidates will be appointed as Provost's Fellows with an initial two-year faculty appointment at the rank of instructor. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment for the same period, during which Provost's Fellow will engage in mentored research, pursue advanced training, participate in quarterly professional development programs, teach one class per year, as detailed on the Provost's website. Instructors will be reviewed for promotion to a tenure-track assistant-professor position at the end of their initial term. Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2017. Candidates must have completed the PhD prior to the start date, and they must be no more than three years beyond receiving that degree by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/h58nj9m.

Questions regarding the application process for these positions should be sent to Cyndee Breshock at c-breshock@uchicago.edu.

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