Assistant Professor of History, Tenure-Track Position
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Minnesota, United States|
About Augsburg University:
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Please see more about Augsburg's commitment to diversity and inclusion below.
The Department of History at Augsburg University invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of History position with expertise in World History and the Islamic World to begin in August 2022.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and is committed to excellence in student mentoring, student-faculty collaborative research, public history, and service learning opportunities as well as scholarship and service.
The successful candidate will contribute to a diverse community of learners through excellence in teaching, conducting research, mentoring students, and by engaging with their Department, the University, their profession, and the wider community. The successful candidate will teach world history survey courses as well as upper-division courses in their specialty. We prefer applicants who have expertise in the Islamic World (broadly defined). Secondary specialties in a wide range of regions, themes, and periods will be considered. The candidate may also develop courses in conjunction with the Department of Religion as well as Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE.) Applicants should provide examples of how their specialties will complement existing strengths. The annual teaching commitment is typically six courses per year and includes evening courses.
A Ph.D. in related fields is required. Doctoral candidates will be considered if the doctorate will be completed by July 2022. Strong candidates will have demonstrated an ability to teach undergraduate courses in history, a commitment to student-centered teaching practices, and research experience. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg's commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised half of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, the University focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America.
Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.
To apply for this position, go online at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of graduate transcript, statement of teaching intent (including list of courses taught), and a statement of research interests. The cover letter should include a description of applicant's interest in teaching a diverse student body as well as an explanation of how applicant's qualifications and experiences would contribute to advancing Augsburg University's mission. As part of the online application process, you will be asked to provide the names of three professional references, ideally at least one of whom can address your teaching or teaching potential. If your application advances, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2021.
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Islamic History / Studies