Northern Arizona University, History
Department Chair, History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Arizona, United States|
This is a tenured, full-time, benefit eligible, 12-month position located in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Department of History at Northern Arizona University seeks applications for Department Chair. The Chair will provide leadership that promotes faculty input and shared faculty governance across academic ranks and advances the profile of the department. Candidates with a Ph.D. in History at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, demonstrated administrative experience, and an established record of successful teaching, scholarly research, and publications are encouraged to apply. While the specialization is open, we seek a teacher-scholar who complements our current strengths and can contribute to the study of regional histories and transregional connections within a global framework. Candidates with scholarship and/or leadership focused on diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include up to two courses per year at the upper-division undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Experience working in PhD programs, mentoring PhD students and serving on doctoral committees as well as with grants and/or other forms of external funding, either as a recipient or a mentor, is also preferred.
The Department of History consists of 21 full-time faculty members, 14 of whom are tenure-track and tenured, and 1 staff member. We have over 250 undergraduate majors, one-half of whom major in History and Social Studies Education. We also have an active Master’s program and are developing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in collaboration with two other departments. For more information, please visit our website: http://nau.edu/cal/history/.
- Ph.D. in History
- Associate or Full Professor Rank
- Demonstrated academic leadership and administrative experience, including familiarity with budgets
- Record of excellence in teaching history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including PhD-level courses
- Evidence of an active research agenda and strong publication record
- Demonstrated commitment to shared faculty governance
- Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community
Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 26,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 67,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.
The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://http://www.nau.edu/police. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/
This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2015.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. Applications MUST be submitted via this on-line process, all others will not be accepted for consideration. Application must include a single attachment that contains:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vitae including contact information for at least three references
- A recent book chapter or article from a refereed journal
- Two syllabi, one undergraduate, one graduate
Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document [and upload under “Resume”]
In addition, three letters of recommendation are required and should be sent directly from the recommenders as e-mail attachments to HistoryExternalChairSearch@nau.edu.
Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interview.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://hr.nau.edu or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.