Colorado State University, History
Assistant Professor, Public History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Colorado, United States|
The Department of History at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Public History. The successful candidate must show evidence of teaching, scholarship, and/or public history practices that incorporate methodologies in digital history and/or new media. The research field is open; desirable specializations include: public lands, Indigenous history, sites of conscience, or environmental history. The department has been a pioneer in public history and is especially interested in receiving applications from candidates who can teach broadly within public history at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This is an entry-level position beginning August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured at the rank of assistant professor.
- Teaching undergraduate courses and graduate courses in public history and in the area(s) of the applicant’s research specialization
- Teaching one of the department’s survey courses (western civilization, world, or U.S. history)
- Advising and mentoring graduate students in public history and the areas(s) of the applicant’s research specialization
- Outreach to communities and public history professionals
- Maintaining an active practice in public history
- Meeting scholarship and publication requirements for tenure and promotion
Applications Must Include:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Graduate transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- A writing sample (article or chapter length)
- A piece of digital scholarship or teaching, or a new media project. To submit this, please provide a hyperlink to the piece/project. Online links should be embedded in a Word document separate from other submission materials and should be accessible by direct link (i.e. no further registration is required)
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available
Routine inquiries should be directed to Ms. Nancy Rehe, Department of History, Colorado State University (Telephone: (970) 491-6334; Email: Nancy.Rehe@colostate.edu).
Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by departmental faculty. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be complete by October 20, 2017. Please note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of reference. Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by October 20, 2017.
Colorado State University is a land-grant Doctoral-Intensive institution. It has a student enrollment of approximately 33,000 and a faculty numbering 1,560. The College of Liberal Arts, housing the Department of History, is the largest college in the university.
The Department of History currently consists of 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 12 special instructors. It offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees. There are approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students enrolled in the department’s programs.
Non-discrimination affirmative action statement (long): Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or genetic information. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Background Check Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
- Ph.D. in History or related field completed by August 2018
- Evidence of effective teaching and/or scholarship using digital methods and/or new media
- Demonstrated ability to teach at graduate and undergraduate levels
- Ability to teach broadly within the field of public history
- Professional experience in and commitment to continue practice in public history
- Potential for interdisciplinary collaboration
- An active research agenda and promise of publication
- Demonstrated commitment and ability to provide service to the university and communities
- Scholarly publications in area of research expertise
- Leadership experience in public history
- Successful record of outreach to professionals, the public, and engagement with minority communities
- Evidence of interest, training, or practice in one or more of the following subject fields and methodologies: public lands, Indigenous history, sites of conscience, or environmental history
- Experience and ability to teach grant writing, fundraising, and project management for a variety of project types
Ms. Nancy Rehe, Department of History, Colorado State University (Telephone: (970) 491-6334; Email: Nancy.Rehe@colostate.edu).
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies