University of Nevada - Las Vegas, History
Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Modern US History, History, College of Liberal Arts
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Nevada, United States|
|Position:||Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Modern US History, History, College of Liberal Arts [R0133441]
ROLE of the POSITION
We anticipate that the successful candidate will teach both existing US surveys and 20th century period courses but also be prepared to propose new courses on broader historical themes and methods in the candidate's area of specialization. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose interests and experiences prepare them to teach on cultural transformations and change, integrating areas such as transnational or comparative history, labor, popular culture, gender, and race. More information about the Department's programs, faculty and students is available at http://history.unlv.edu.
This position is a teaching-intensive, non-tenure track, full-time, career-track appointment and offers an opportunity for a scholar with a primary interest in innovative curriculum development and instruction. The teaching load for this position is typically 12 credit hours per semester, or a 4/4 course load. We seek candidates who can demonstrate evidence of employing advanced pedagogical techniques that foster student learning, active study, and innovative assessments, and cultivate diversity to enhance the curriculum for both history majors and non-majors. As a faculty member the candidate will add to the department’s existing strengths in training history majors in established and emerging methodologies, as well as the department’s core sequence (HIST 251, 351, and 451).
The position carries full status as a faculty member in the Department and the opportunity for appointment to the Graduate Faculty and promotion in rank. Promotion standards will prioritize instruction, curriculum development, student advising, and service related to instruction. As a faculty member in residence, the incumbent would typically be assigned to teach 12 credit hours per semester but may receive reassigned time with the approval of the chair and the dean.
This position requires Ph.D., in History from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Candidates who are in ABD status will be considered, though Ph.D. must be obtained prior to employment, which is 7/1/2023.
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated preparation for, and experience in, teaching, lower-division and upper-division teaching courses, as described above, at the post-secondary level.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
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HOW TO APPLY
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resumé listing qualifications and experience, a teaching statement highlighting the candidate’s experience and commitment to teaching effectiveness in the discipline of History, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Application materials should emphasize how the candidate will approach teaching US History at a Minority-Serving Institution with a high proportion of non-traditional and first-generation college students.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on December 16, 2022.
Materials should be addressed to Dr. Michael Green Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies