MSU helmetThe Department of History at Michigan State University seeks a historian at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with research and teaching expertise at the intersection of digital history and critical diversity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or a closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate research and teaching foci on questions of race, inclusion, cultural preservation, global interconnectedness, and/or engaged historical scholarship. The successful candidate will have a majority appointment in the Department of History, which is in the College of Social Science, and in a minority appointment in a unit in the College of Arts & Letters.

The joint appointment will allow our new colleague to work as part of a team to be central to the university-wide initiative, Critical Diversity in a Digital Age. Faculty hired as part of the initiative will develop research programs and curricula and seek external funding focused on digital theory and practice and issues of social justice with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and religion. Our hire will add an historical dimension to the research, teaching and grant components of the initiative. Salary, benefits, and support for research are competitive.  Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2017.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply at (Post #4873). Upload a CV, link to sample digital history projects, writing sample, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees. Contact Jeanna Norris at or (517) 355-7500 with questions.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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