University of Washington, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Endowed Chair of American History

Job Position: 
Associate or Full Profesor, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Endowed Chair of American History
Academic Organization: 
University of Washington, Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a tenured, full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service) associate or full professor to the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Endowed Chair of American History. The search is part of a broader initiative to enhance the Department’s strength in the study of U.S. histories of race and empire. We are looking particularly for scholars whose research agenda, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate teaching will further our Department’s commitment to prepare students to think historically about matters of critical relevance today and to engage knowledgeably with such urgent issues as racism, sexism and gender discrimination, citizenship, immigration, nationalism, indigeneity, state violence, religious persecution, and U.S. foreign policy. The successful candidate will develop and teach introductory and upper division courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2020.


Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and research exploring U.S. racial formations in any time period, including but not limited to African American, Native American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian American, and Arab and Muslim American histories. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, is required.

Application Instructions

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Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following materials: cover letter (addressing research agenda, undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, and record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity), CV, and writing sample (article length, published or in progress). We will ask for references and other materials at later stages. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (