FEATURED JOB: Assistant Professor - African American History- Southeast Missouri State University

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African American History / Studies

Assistant Professor
African American History
Department of History and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of History and Anthropology is searching for an engaging teacher and scholar who can offer introductory and advanced courses in African American History for both majors and non-majors. In addition to working with students enrolled in our History, Social Studies Education, Historic Preservation, Social Science, and MA in Public History programs, our faculty also provide learning opportunities for students in other programs (e.g. Anthropology, Global Cultures and Languages, Archeology, and Freshman Experience).

The ideal candidate for this position would excel in teaching courses specifically in African American History. This candidate will communicate a clear vision for offering a lower-level African American History course, upper-level courses specifically contextualizing the African American experience, and other specializations that complement the department’s strengths.

We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes, primarily face-to-face with some online
  • Recruit and advise students to support retention and completion efforts
  • Maintain a schedule of office hours
  • Attend department meetings and engage in service
  • Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 1, 2023) in history or closely related discipline (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government-certified university).
  • Demonstrated graduate training and expertise in African American history
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, experience in, or willingness to learn digital humanities
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to contribute to a new minor or other certification for students in African American Studies
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face classes at college/university level as graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Demonstrated active research program with opportunities for student involvement
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and regional service mission of a mid-sized university
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn to teach online, Hyflex, and blended courses
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion. 

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2023 but will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2022.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/promotionaljobs

  • Cover letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
  • Formal teaching evaluations from peers, supervisors, or students
  • Sample syllabus for an introductory course
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Departmental Information: More information regarding the Department and History and Anthropology can be found at https://semo.edu/colleges-departments/humanities-social-sciences/history-anthropology/index.html.

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Contact Info: 

For questions, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@semo.edu