Roosevelt University, History
Visiting Assistant Professor, 20th Century African American History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Visiting Assistant Professor|
The History Program in the Department of Humanities at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in 20th century African American history. The two-year position commences in August 2021; the Ph.D. must be awarded by August 2021. The faculty member will teach a 2-3 load (two courses in the fall and three in the spring), including African American history survey courses, upper-division specialized courses and a graduate (MA) reading seminar. As well, the faculty member will assist with activities and projects associated with the university’s Center for New Deal Studies. Finally, the faculty member will be expected to participate in some service to the department, including work on assessment, curriculum, and student support and equity initiatives.
The history program includes a BA and MA program and resides within the Department of Humanities. The Center for New Deal Studies is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and directed by a history faculty member. Its mission is to foster and preserve the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their New Deal, which it does through event programming, curriculum development, and curation of book and memorabilia collections.
Roosevelt University is a private, non-sectarian university with students studying at campuses in Chicago’s south Loop, suburban Schaumburg and online. Founded on the principles of inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest, with a mission to prepare students to assume roles as leaders in their professions and communities. Roosevelt University values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Roosevelt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to ensure diversity by practicing an employment process free from discrimination based on race, gender, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran or disability status, or sexual orientation. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Applicants should submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy
4. Three letters of reference from faculty familiar with candidate’s scholarship and/or teaching
Material may be uploaded through the Roosevelt University website: http://jobs.roosevelt.edu/postings/5339
Margaret C. Rung, Professor of History
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies