Religious History Job at University of Michigan



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Paul Harvey

Some good academic jobs are out there this year. Here's a posting for another:

UM Department of History and Program in American Culture Joint Appointment Search

NORTH AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY. The Department of History and the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan seek qualified applicants for a tenure-track university-year (9-month) position to begin September 2009 in North American Religious History. The specialization is open, but the departments are seeking to supplement–not to duplicate–existing strengths that lie in early American religion in the Atlantic colonies and states. We seek applicants, in other words, from any specialties that fall outside the area traditionally conceived of as colonial and revolutionary America.

We are interested in transnational approaches, interdisciplinary concerns, and/or work at the intersections of gender, race and class, giving North America the broadest of definitions. Applications should be sent to Chair, North American Religious History Search Committee, c/o Connie Hamlin, Department of History, The University of Michigan, 435 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003, or by email to chamlin AT mich DOT edu.

Candidates should furnish a placement dossier that includes a writing sample, at least three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of current and future research plans. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008, with plans to conduct interviews at the American Historical Association annual meeting in January 2009, and will continue until an appointment is made. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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