Lehigh University, History Department

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Position ID:Lehigh-HIST-GIPSON [#20515]
Position Title: Lawrence Henry Gipson Chair in Transnational History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/11/15, finished 2022/09/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of History at Lehigh University seeks to hire a distinguished scholar as the inaugural Lawrence Henry Gipson Chair in Transnational History. This will be a tenured appointment with highly competitive compensation and research funding at the rank of Professor or advanced Associate Professor. A PhD in History or a related field is required. The successful candidate will also be able to draw on experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are central components of Lehigh's academic excellence. The Department encourages applications from scholars of transnational history (broadly defined) working in all geographical areas and time periods. It welcomes historians with interdisciplinary approaches and international backgrounds. The Department features a small, excellent graduate program focused on transnational history that offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The successful candidate will play a leading role in strengthening the Department's profile in research, scholarship, and graduate studies, while also furthering the Department's tradition of excellence in both undergraduate teaching and service to the University and the profession. The successful candidate will bolster existing strengths or contribute to new areas of distinction in the Department. The scholar after whom the Chair is named, Lawrence Henry Gipson, was a Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize-winning historian who wrote and taught at Lehigh from 1924 until his death in 1971. Lehigh is a distinguished research university with a $2.1 billion endowment. It offers a distinctive educational environment for its 5,200 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students from around the globe. Located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in the vibrant and historic city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the University is about one and a half hours from downtown New York City and an hour from Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley, home to 860,000 people, is an attractive place to live and work with a reasonable cost of living, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and complete contact information for three references to Academic Jobs Online. At a later stage of the search, candidates will be asked to provide letters of recommendation, further evidence of scholarship, evidence of teaching excellence, a research statement, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on 7 January 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh's commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career . Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor William J. Bulman (bulman@lehigh.edu).

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Lehigh University History Department
9 West Packer Ave, Maginnes Hall, room 346
Bethlehem, PA 18015