The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies in cooperation with the Department of History at the University of Arizona seeks to make the first appointment to the Susan C. Karant-Nunn Chair in Reformation and Early Modern European History, to begin August 2017. The appointment will be open rank within the Department of History; the Karant-Nunn Chair itself is located in the Division. A colleague is sought in Continental European Religious History during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation period, with a research specialty that is pursued from a social and cultural perspective. Potential specializations include, but are not limited to, minority faiths, applications of gender concepts within religious groups, or patterns of interaction connected with religion.
The person chosen will show scholarly excellence and commitment, including significant linguistic capability, appropriate to the supervision of doctoral students. They will work closely with the occupant of the Heiko A. Oberman Chair in Late Medieval and Reformation History, presently Professor Ute Lotz-Heumann. Undergraduate teaching fields will encompass the entire late-medieval and early-modern European world, including the Renaissance. A doctoral degree is required at the time of application.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016, and will continue until an appointment is made. Applications should include a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of present and future research, teaching statement or portfolio, and representative writing sample of not over 35 pages. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference that address their research and teaching. All of these should be addressed to Oberman Professor Ute Lotz-Heumann, Chair of the Search Committee, and submitted electronically to http://uacareers.com/postings/13876