Assistant Professor in History, UNC-Greensboro

The History Department of the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
to begin in August 2011. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D.
in History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic
Studies, Urban Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2011.

This position expands a thriving public history program in which
students receive a Master’s degree in History with concentrations in
either Museum Studies or Historic Preservation. Stand-out applicants
will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating
imagination and skill in working collaboratively to connect history
with public audiences. The program seeks applicants with the skills
and passion to build bridges between universities and communities; to
inspire and train graduate students; and to join with existing faculty
in program administration and long-term planning. Preference will be
given to applicants with interests in digital humanities and
community-engaged scholarship.

UNCG is a high-research activity university with a growing and
professionally active history department of 20 tenured and
tenure-track faculty. The graduate program includes a Ph.D. in
American history with minors in African American history, Europe, and
the Atlantic World. The University encourages and rewards
community-engaged research and teaching. Greensboro, a city of over
250,000 regularly ranked highly in national surveys of livability,
provides an affordable, high quality of life. It features a wide
variety of cultural institutions, many of which are partners with the
public history program, including the new International Civil Rights
Center and Museum.

UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to
attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including
women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with
a strong commitment to faculty diversity.

Send a letter of application addressing experience in public practice;
research, writing, and creative activity; teaching; and
administration, as well as a c.v. and three letters of recommendation
by November 8, 2010 to:

Dr. Benjamin Filene
Chair, Public History Search Committee
History Department
2118A MHRA Bldg,
1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412

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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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