Closes 11/27/17

Assistant Professor in Public History/Digital Humanities

University of Cincinnati


Full Time


The Department of History in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in public history, with expertise in digital humanities. The person selected for this position would start August 15, 2018. Area of historical expertise is open, but candidates with specialities in the history of health, medicine, or a related field are especially encouraged to apply.

The position will enhance departmental strengths in public history and digital humanities as well as a college- wide “Next Generation PhD” initiative to promote public humanities and prepare students for careers within and beyond the academy. The university is actively engaged in promoting digital scholarships and offers opportunities for collaboration through the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Digital Scholarship Center, a joint venture of the College of Arts & Sciences and UC Libraries. The city also offers a wide variety of museums and active public history sites and organizations.

Duties will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in public history and in the candidate’s field of expertise. The position includes service as Director of the Public History program in the Department of History, which includes arranging and supervising student internships, advising and supervising students in the graduate and undergraduate public history tracks, organizing outreach events, and grant writing. Digital humanities activities may include training students in digital research methods, creating public humanities projects with students, faculty and/or community partners, and working with other UC public humanities initiatives. The teaching load is 3 courses annually under a semester system in conjunction with service as Director of Public History and digital humanities activities.

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students. The History Department is home to 25 full-time faculty and offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in history (in hand by August 14, 2018), with graduate work and/or professional work experience in public history and digital humanities is required.

Applicants must apply online at (Requisition #23044).

In addition to the electronic application, a letter of application, and a current CV, applicants should provide a sample course syllabus, a brief writing sample, and evidence of work in public history and digital humanities. These documents can be uploaded under the ‘Additional Documents’ section of the application. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to the Department of History at [email protected] (preferred), or mailed to the Chair, Public History/Digital Humanities Search Committee, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, 360 McMicken Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0373.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 27. We will conduct first round interviews via Skype.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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