Loyola University — Public History Job

Loyola University Chicago
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of U.S. Public History

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Public History with a specialization in New Media and any geographic field, beginning Fall 2011, pending final approval of funding. For information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/history/index.shtml.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History and exhibit a strong potential for excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate expertise in Public History and the ability to teach courses in Public History and New Media as well as in another geographic and chronological specialization area. The successful candidate will be expected to also teach graduate-level courses in the same subjects, as well as participate in Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, sample publications, and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly on line at the preceding address or mailed to the address below. Applicants should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Chair, U.S. Public History Search Committee
Department of History
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until November 30, 2010.

LUC, Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. For further information about Loyola University Chicago, consult the University website: www.luc.edu.

Theodore J. Karamanski
Director, Public History Program
Loyola University Chicago

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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