Teaching Assistant Professor, Core Humanities
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Teaching Assistant Professor, Core Humanities
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applicants for a Teaching Assistant Professor position to begin 1 July 2023. This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track, continuing position in which faculty are eligible for promotion, and in which the predominant responsibility is teaching. We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated record in teaching excellence to teach at least two of the university's required, interdisciplinary courses on human histories and cultures from ancient times to the present: CH 201: Ancient and Medieval Cultures; CH 202: The Modern World; and CH 203: American Experiences and Constitutional Change. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load, though there may be course release opportunities for administrative duties. For more information on the Core Humanities Program, please see its website here https://www.unr.edu/core-humanities.
Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in and/or experience with program administration who could serve as the next Assistant Director. The duties of the Assistant Director include but are not limited to overseeing the CH Essay Prize; performing classroom observations for term lecturers, adjunct faculty, and Distinguished Teaching Assistants; collecting and reviewing syllabi; and serving on CH committees.
• Candidates must possess teaching experience at the college level and have a PhD in a Humanities discipline (e.g. English, History, Philosophy, Women's/Gender Studies, World Languages & Literatures, or related.) in hand by July 1, 2023.
• Demonstrated excellence, or clear evidence of potential for excellence, in teaching at least two of the three Core Humanities courses: CH 201: Ancient and Medieval Cultures, CH 202: The Modern World, and/or CH 203: American Experiences and Constitutional Change.
• Successful candidates will have an excellent record of teaching and must demonstrate evidence of attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service.
• Interest in and/or experience with program administration (the new hire will have the ability to apply to serve as the Assistant Director)
• Experience and promise as an excellent teacher
• A track record of campus programming and/or community engagement
• Experience working with and teaching diverse groups of students, including evidence of a commitment to a broad involvement with diversity work on campus
Teaching Assistant Professor
Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity, and budgets.
To view salary schedules, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/compensation-evaluation/salary-schedules
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
Perks of working at UNR
• Health insurance options including dental and vision - https://www.unr.edu/bcn-nshe/benefits/insurance
• Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance, and long-term disability - https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/leave-and-time-off/faculty
• E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. https://www.unr.edu/fitness/memberships
• Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
• Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. https://www.unr.edu/diversity/groups
• Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. https://www.unr.edu/faculty-senate
• No state income tax
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/educational-benefits/faculty
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. https://www.unr.edu/hr/jobs/dual-career-program
The award-winning Core Humanities Program of the University of Nevada, Reno offers interdisciplinary courses taught by faculty and graduate assistants from five academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts: English; History; Philosophy; Gender, Race, and Identity Studies; and World Languages and Literatures. Under the Silver Core curriculum adopted in Fall 2016, the program has met the exciting challenges of providing college students with a sequence of courses that equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate a complex and fast-changing world. For more information, visit https://www.unr.edu/core-humanities and https://www.unr.edu/.
College and University Information
The University of Nevada, Reno and the https://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. Besides housing a growing interdisciplinary https://www.unr.edu/gender-race-identity, the College has a https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-element-cse&cx=011838981404766202144:j2pwvidt6yq&q=https://www.unr.edu/latino-research-center&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwigttb247fsAhXKrZ4KHbF7B2sQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0KhFhrbuy1k1QvmItDGVsR and affiliated faculty in the https://www.unr.edu/global-studies/about/director-welcome. The College plays an active role in addressing racism, bias and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we work to dismantle racism, visit our https://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/diversity-and-engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.
The https://www.unr.edu/ is a public Research 1 land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. We are a comprehensive, doctoral university that has been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution with very high research activity and a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Nearly half of our students are students of color, and we are an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University's land grant, tier-one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service in a pluralistic environment.
The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit https://www.reno.gov/ and https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the education experience. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. The University of Nevada, Reno is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Search Chair: Dr. Daniel Ryan Morse, Director, Core Humanities mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Search Coordinator: Chris Stancil, Administrative Assistant, Core Humanities - mailto:email@example.com
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This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. First review of applications will begin January 31, 2023.
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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