Job announcement: French and French colonial history, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

17 July 2011

The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a tenure-stream assistant professor beginning fall 2012, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. should be completed by September 1, 2012. We seek a French and French colonial historian specializing in any period between the 17th and early 19th centuries. Individuals with interests in political, social, economic, cultural history and the history of ideas are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in early modern French, French colonial, and European history, normally including one writing seminar annually, and graduate seminars, as well as to contribute to a new cross-disciplinary initiative in eighteenth-century studies.

We ask candidates to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our graduate program’s cross-regional thematic fields: Empires in World History; Atlantic History; Gender, Ethnicity, Race, Religion; Texts and Contexts (see our website, http://www.history.pitt.edu/graduate). The appointee will join a department committed to excellence in teaching as well as research in a university with great strengths in international and area studies.

Send letter of application, summary of dissertation or book, CV, graduate transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation to
Holger Hoock, Chair, French and French Colonial Search Committee
Department of History
3702 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2011. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

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