Central Connecticut State University, History
Assistant/Associate Professor, Public History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Connecticut, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Central Connecticut State University’s History Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor to teach Public History beginning in Fall 2015. Among the courses the successful candidate will teach are graduate and undergraduate courses in public history, museum studies, and American material culture as well as traditional history courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Candidates are expected to be committed to a diverse and inclusive campus community.
The position supports an established public history program that awards a Master of Arts in Public History as well as an undergraduate minor. The program has strong ties to local cultural and historical organizations, including the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, Connecticut Humanities Council, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, and Mystic Seaport. In addition to teaching courses in the fields listed above, the successful applicant will supervise graduate internships, advise capstone projects, and mentor students interested in public history careers.
- Ph.D. in History, American Studies, Museum Studies, African American Studies, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Public History or related discipline (completion of Ph.D. required by August 24, 2015);
- Evidence of effective teaching;
- Evidence of scholarly activity and achievement;
- Experience with and commitment to national, state, or local public history organizations; and,
- Commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body.
- College-level teaching experience; and,
- Professional experience in Public History.
The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges.” CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at http://www.ccsu.edu/.
The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.
Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2015. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following:
- A letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position;
- Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers;
- Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations, letters from supervisors/colleagues, teaching philosophy, etc. uploaded in one document);
- Evidence of scholarly activity and achievement (e.g., copies of published articles/book chapters, recent conference presentations, etc.); and,
- Unofficial transcripts
No emailed or hard copies of the information above will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.
In addition, candidates must submit the three letters of recommendation, , at least one of which must address applicant's teaching, by regular mail to: Dr. Leah Glaser, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050.
Members of the History Department will host a booth at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City, New York, January 2-4.
For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Glaser (email@example.com).
|Primary Category:||Public History
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Asian American History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Chicana/o History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Urban History / Studies