Keene State College, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Tenure-Track Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair Holocaust and Genocide Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Hampshire, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Department Chair, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Keene State College proudly invites applicants for an endowed, tenure-track chair at the rank of associate or full professor in the Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting August 2020. With the support of a generous gift, Keene State College seeks an outstanding, nationally recognized teacher/scholar to serve as department chair to the nation’s only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Our department, host to a biennial Summer Institute on Genocide Studies and Prevention and housed in an impressive new wing of the campus library, is a signature program of the College and has an international footprint in the work of its faculty as well as the students it produces. For more information about our department, please see: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/programs/detail/331/ba/holocaust_and_genocide_studies.
While the disciplinary specialization for the position is open, an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to Holocaust and genocide studies is required. The field of expertise and geographical focus are both also open, though we particularly encourage applications that complement current faculty areas of expertise and geographical focus.
The successful candidate will chair a dynamic, growing, and high-profile interdisciplinary Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the School of Arts, Education, and Humanities. The department chair, in partnership with departmental faculty who value their shared ownership in the program, will shape consensus around day-to-day department policies and procedures, serve as a liaison between the departmental faculty and administration, and take the lead in developing the future vision of our unique undergraduate program. They will further departmental initiatives in student recruitment, career advising, domestic and international partnerships, exchange programs, internships, and career/graduate school preparation for students. In addition, they will head an emerging College initiative for graduate programming in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In these varied administrative responsibilities, we seek an experienced candidate with strong interpersonal skills who prioritizes consensus-building in decision-making and does so in a collegial and inclusive manner.
In addition to the above administrative responsibilities the successful candidate will teach three courses per academic year. Specific course assignments will depend on the candidate’s area of expertise. Some of these courses, in addition to fulfilling major and minor requirements for the department, also may fulfill requirements of the College’s general education curriculum – known as the Integrative Studies Program. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a separate and supportive co-curricular resource for the department, the College and the community.
The successful candidate will possess creative and dynamic teaching skills, have an active and productive scholarly agenda, and evidence of previous higher education administrative experience as a department chair, program director, or dean. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will have an accelerated tenure-track schedule in which the candidate will submit materials for consideration for tenure in their second year.
Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitment to well-being that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
Qualifications Required: Earned doctorate in a field appropriate to Holocaust and genocide studies; teaching experience at the college level; administrative experience in higher education.
Qualifications Preferred: Evidence of teaching excellence and an active scholarly agenda, a record of effective and visionary administrative experience, and demonstrated contributions to the professional community of Holocaust and genocide studies.
Salary is based on the prevailing Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. Current rank minimum for an Associate Professor is $77,820. Current rank minimum for a Professor is $92,900. Department Chair’s receive an annual stipend of $4,000. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.
Application: Apply online at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/34550
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of Application (identifying ways your teaching, research, and administrative experience correspond with our above listed needs and interests)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Vision Statement (a 1-page statement of vision for leading an interdisciplinary academic department)
• Teaching Portfolio (2 sample syllabi, and, if available, recent teaching evaluations)
• Three letters of reference
*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application, you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation if your application advances.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.
Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. We are located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, please visit: https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.
Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.
Apply online at: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/34550
|Primary Category:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies