Assistant Professor, Latin America, Western Civilization
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor (Latin America):
The United States Military Academy at West Point, a premier undergraduate institution, is accepting applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History. We are looking for a historian with a research specialty in Latin America and the ability to teach survey-level courses in that area, as well as our freshman Western Civilization course. All teaching is done in classes of about 16 students. The successful candidate should demonstrate proficiency in discussion-based methods of instruction that encourage active learning. The appointment, which will begin on or about July 6, 2010, is for three years and is not renewable. Candidates for this position will be evaluated according to the following factors: (i) Advanced degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) in history, with specialization in Latin America; (ii) Ability to teach the courses listed above; (iii) Mastery of student-centered teaching and active-learning methods; (iv) Dedication to student development; (v) Demonstrated scholarly potential. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Thomas Nimick, telephone: (845) 938-3026, email: Thomas.Nimick@usma.edu.
To receive full consideration, applicants should send their letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the interview stage), a sample of scholarly work, and a DD214 (if claiming veteran’s preference) to United States Military Academy, ATTN: Latin America Search Committee, Department of History, Thayer Hall, Bldg. 601, West Point, NY 10996. Applicants are also encouraged to supply evidence of teaching excellence.
Applications must be received by January 15, 2010. Non-citizens may be appointed, but U.S. citizens will have preference among equally qualified candidates. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the position includes benefits. The United States Military Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
United States Military Academy
|Primary Category:||Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||World History / Studies