Governors State University, Arts and Letters
Assistant Professor, History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The History Program of Governors State University (University Park, IL) invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Colonial or Nineteenth-Century United States History to begin in the Fall 2019 semester.
We seek a History scholar who is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusiveness to complement existing faculty strengths. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in U.S. History, upper-level major requirements, courses in area(s) of specialization, and interdisciplinary first year seminars. The successful candidate will contribute to our program by incorporating expertise on underrepresented and marginalized groups into courses. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach courses in at least one geographical area outside the United States, preferably China, the Middle East, Africa, or World and provide evidence of strong scholarship. A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.
Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership.
GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchase of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.
• Ph.D. in U.S. History or related field
• Teaching experience at undergraduate level.
• Teaching and/or research experience in the Colonial Era or 19th Century
• Demonstrated expertise on underrepresented and marginalized groups
•Minor field (or teaching experience) in Chinese, Middle Eastern, African, or World history.
• Evidence of teaching excellence.
• Evidence of strong scholarship and active research agenda.
• Experience with first-generation, culturally diverse, and non-traditional students.
• The ability to contribute to minors in Black Studies; Global Studies; Latin American, Caribbean, and/or Latina/o Studies.
• Experience designing and/or teaching online courses.
To apply, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter highlighting teaching experience/philosophy and scholarship, unofficial transcripts, and list of three professional references by November 15, 2018 to receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted during the final stages of the interview process.
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|Contact:||Ellen Walsh, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History Affiliated Faculty, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Division of Arts & Letters Governors State University 1 University Parkway University Park, IL 708.235.7146 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||World History / Studies