HEAD, Department of History
We welcome applications for the position of Head of the Department of History at Purdue University at the level of tenured full professor. Field of specialization is open.
Purdue University is a leading research-intensive public university (www.purdue.edu) with a land grant mission and a strong international reputation. The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue (www.cla.purdue.edu) includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts. The Department of History is well-positioned at Purdue with four named chairs, 30 award-winning faculty, a robust graduate program and undergraduate History Honors program, as well as over 125 majors and minors and 156 course offerings. The department is a leader in interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and engagement across the College of Liberal Arts and the broader university campus with multiple faculty members serving as directors of these programs. (www.cla.purdue.edu/history/).
The Department of History also supports and promotes the College of Liberal Arts’ innovative program for all Purdue undergraduates, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts. Faculty in the History Department regularly teach in Cornerstone’s first-year sequence for incoming students, Transformative Texts I and II. For more information on Cornerstone, please see, https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/cornerstone/index.html
The Head of the Department of History has leadership responsibility for the entire unit, including recruiting and retaining departmental personnel, overseeing the process of promotion and tenure, allocating the budget, and representing the department to the Office of the Dean and the council of department heads. The Head regularly teaches a course in his/her field of specialization. The Head is appointed by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and reports to the Dean. The 12-month appointment begins on July 1, 2019, is initially for five years, and is renewable.
QUALIFICATIONS: an earned doctorate in history, with the area of specialization open; a distinguished scholarly record; evidence of excellent teaching; faculty experience in a program granting advanced degrees; qualifications for appointment at the rank of full professor; leadership ability, as well as prior administrative experience.
SALARY: competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of application indicating relevant experience and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of administrative philosophy, and three letters of reference to:
Professor Jennifer William
Chair of the History Head Search Committee
Questions: Please contact Kristen Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2018, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.