Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education and History
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SUNY Cortland History Department seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the History department beginning Fall 2019.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with department colleagues in development, delivery, and accreditation of the Adolescence Education Social Studies (SST) program housed in the History Department. Teach and supervise teacher candidates, primarily focused on social studies education; in addition to teaching social studies methods courses, the candidate may also teach in history specialties. Offer outreach to and collaborate with 7-12 school partners. Pursue a robust research and publication agenda in history, which can include work in social studies education. Work with multiple constituencies within and beyond the university.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in History or other field relevant to adolescent social studies education with substantial graduate-level training and coursework in history. Experience and demonstrated effectiveness teaching college-level history and/or secondary social studies teacher preparation. Demonstrated commitment to social studies teacher preparation and history education, seen in activities such as: engagement in efforts to promote history learning in grades 7-12; secondary-level social studies teaching experience; experience in grades 7-12 teacher preparation; and meeting certification and accreditation requirements.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Secondary-level social studies teaching experience. Leadership experience or potential in secondary social studies teacher preparation, and meeting certification and accreditation requirements. Ph.D. in History, with specialties that contribute to the department’s breadth of offerings and opportunities for students. Teaching experience and/or research that demonstrates ability to contribute to the department's emphasis on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning of History. Experience relevant to preparing teacher candidates to work effectively with diverse student populations, and to meet evolving expectations for social studies teaching and learning, is highly preferred.
THE DEPARTMENT: The History Department prepares students to engage in historical inquiry, exploring diverse perspectives and developments that have shaped human experiences over time and that resonate in current issues, including struggles for social justice and equity. The faculty enjoy teaching and research specialties that span a wide range of areas and eras. Along with their students, they bring their passion for history to the wider community, in public history, schools, research projects, international programs, and more. The Department offers B.A. and M.A. programs in History and houses a nationally-accredited Adolescence Education Social Studies program with an undergraduate dual major.
THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and the School of Professional Studies. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.
The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For a detailed job description and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2306. By Nov. 2, 2018, candidates should submit complete applications. Candidates will be required to attach to their online application: a letter of application, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references.
Additionally, candidates should arrange for each of these references to submit, by Nov. 2, 2018 a signed, confidential letter of recommendation to: “History Department Search 2018,” Department of History, Box 2000, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY 13045 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: In lieu of interviews at the annual AHA convention, Skype interviews will be conducted in late November.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
For a detailed job description and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2306. Questions can be directed to Gigi Peterson, search committee chair: email@example.com.