Job: Western Carolina University, History, Assistant Professor of History / History Education and Social Sciences Education

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Western Carolina University, History

Assistant Professor of History / History Education and Social Sciences Education

 

Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  North CarolinaUnited States
Position:  Assistant Professor

 

The Department of History at Western Carolina University is searching for an Assistant Professor of History/History Education and Social Sciences Education. Research fields open. This is a 9-month Tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Duties include directing the administration of the social sciences education program, advising social science education students, representing the program on various committees, supervising student interns, and teaching undergraduate courses. All full-time faculty in our department teach a 3/3 course load of lower-level liberal studies courses as well as upper-level/graduate courses. The WCU History Department remains committed to the academic and civic value of diversity in education.

Western Carolina University is a 12,000 student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Department of History at Western Carolina University is searching for an Assistant Professor of History/History Education and Social Sciences Education. Research fields open. This is a 9-month Tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Duties include directing the administration of the social sciences education program, advising social science education students, representing the program on various committees, supervising student interns, and teaching undergraduate courses. All full-time faculty in our department teach a 3/3 course load of lower-level liberal studies courses as well as upper-level/graduate courses. The WCU History Department remains committed to the academic and civic value of diversity in education.

Western Carolina University is a 12,000 student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. from accredited institution in History, Social Sciences Education, or a closely related field required; ABD considered.

Must hold or be eligible for North Carolina licensure in secondary social sciences or methods licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

Research fields open. Preference for subfields that complement current department offerings.

Special Instruction to Applicants

Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online at https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/21840. Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, a list of three references with full contact information, and three letters of recommendation.

Sample teaching materials such as syllabi may be asked for at a later date. Review of applications will begin on or about October 7th and continue until the position is filled.

For questions or additional information, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Jessie Swigger at 828-227-2692 or jswigger@email.wcu.edu or the chair of the department Dr. Alex Macaulay at 828-227-3497 or macaulay@email.wcu.edu.

Carnegie Statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

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Contact:

Dr. Jessie Swigger, Search Committee Chair, History Department, 286 Central Drive, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723.
828-227-2692 or jswigger@email.wcu.edu.

Website:https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/21840
Primary Category:Humanities
Secondary Categories:Ancient History
Asian American History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Australian and New Zealand History / Studies
Black History / Studies
British History / Studies
Business History / Economic History / Studies
Canadian History / Studies
Chicana/o History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Contemporary History
Cultural History / Studies
Demographic History / Studies
Early Modern History and Period Studies
East Asian History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Film and Film History
Fine Arts
German History / Studies
History Education
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Immigration History / Studies
Intellectual History
Islamic History / Studies
Italian History / Studies
Japanese History / Studies
Jewish History / Studies
Labor History / Studies
Law and Legal History
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Local History
Maritime History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Mexican History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies
Military History
Nationalism History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Rural History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Social Sciences
South Asian History / Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
World History / Studies
Sport History / Studies
Chinese History / Studies
Korean History / Studies
Eastern Europe History / Studies
Russian or Soviet History / Studies
Arabic History / Studies
Modern European History / Studies
Southeast Asian History / Studies
Indigenous Studies
Race / Ethnic Studies
Posting Date:09/22/2022
Closing Date12/21/2022