|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Oregon, United States|
Southern Oregon University
Position Number: F00172
The Department of History & Political Science at Southern Oregon University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with teaching and research expertise in the history of Asia. Historians working in comparative history, social or cultural history, or diasporic studies are especially encouraged to apply.
Professorial faculty members typically teach three classes per eleven-week quarter, with three quarters comprising the regular academic year. The Department has a strong commitment to supporting faculty research. We offer a collegial peer environment that encourages collaboration among faculty across history, political science, international studies, and the rest of the humanities and social sciences. New faculty members can expect a mix of teaching responsibilities including introductory surveys, upper-division discussion and lecture courses, and methods and capstone courses.
As a tenure-track faculty member, the new hire will be expected to engage in ongoing professional development and maintain a balance of teaching, service, and scholarship.
Application materials should include the following: a cover letter (describing teaching and research interests), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment in September 2022.
SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of January 15, 2022.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.
• Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a terminal degree in the History of Asia or a closely related discipline.
• Prior evidence of college/university level teaching equivalent to one full year of teaching.
• Applicants should possess a record of excellence in communicating research findings as evidenced by conference presentations and journal publications, and demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching and scholarship.
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of scholarly activities.
• Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.
• Two or more years of college/university level teaching
• Primary instructor for courses in different areas of Asian history
• Primary instructor for courses that transcend state or subregional borders
• Significant demonstrated experience mentoring students – especially those from underrepresented minorities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) at least three professional letters of recommendation submitted to our secure Box file https://sou.app.box.com/f/d054df6a38ea4f309879b5faccff6f04 and (5) three references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application, please contact Human Resources for assistance. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (541)552-8553.
To view SOU’s offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit: https://inside.sou.edu/assets/hrs/Benefits/2021_Employee_Benefits_Overview.pdf
Our benefits package is an important complement to the offered salary and our Total Compensation Calculator, https://inside.sou.edu/hrs/comp-calc.html, demonstrates our value and commitment to our employees.
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
-Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are *subject to overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
Notice to Prospective Employees*
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.
An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email email@example.com.
All applicants must apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2686246.
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
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All applicants must apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2686246.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies