Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Geneseo, New York, Livingston County
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary          

The Department of History at SUNY Geneseo is seeking applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in global history with a focus on East Asia, South Asia, or Africa to begin August 2017. The appointment is for one year and there is a possibility of reappointment for an additional year. Duties of the position include:

•             Teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level, particularly courses that cover global, regional, or transnational topics in global history, with particular emphasis on at least one major region not currently covered by department faculty (East Asia, South Asia, or Africa).

•             Teach general education courses outside history, including courses in the first year writing composition program.

•             Opportunity to direct students in research projects in line with scholarly interests.

•             Contribute to department functioning through committee service.

•             Contribute service to the discipline and/or community.

Required Qualifications

•             PhD in history by August 2017; advanced ABD candidates also considered.

•             Expertise in global history with a focus on East Asia, South Asia, or Africa.

•             Evidence of recent undergraduate teaching experience in history.

Preferred Qualifications              

•             Evidence of an active research program in history.

•             Experience and interest in teaching first year courses in writing.

•             Potential to contribute to interdisciplinary programs in fields such as Asian Studies, Africana/Black Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies.

•             Potential to teach humanities courses.

Special Instructions to Applicant             

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses teaching qualifications and a CV. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (email address) for three references. References will be contacted and invited to submit a letter at the time application is completed. Applicants invited to complete an initial interview may be asked to share additional documents, including a writing sample and a teaching portfolio, consisting of sample syllabi, peer observations, or summary teaching evaluations.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by April 2, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted in early April via Skype; campus interviews should be concluded by the end of April.

About SUNY Geneseo  

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

Background Investigation Statement    

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