Visiting Assistant Professor of European Studies

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of European Studies

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a renewable position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Center for European Studies (CES). We seek applicants with superior promise who combine broad expertise in the field of European Studies with excellence in teaching and experience in outreach and program development. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to Anthropology, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and/or Sociology.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching, and service missions of the UF Center for European Studies and the CLAS International Studies major and will have a 100% appointment in the Center. We particularly welcome applicants who can teach at least one (and preferably both) of the required courses (‘International Studies Perspectives’ and/or ‘International Studies Senior Research Seminar’), within the International Studies (IS) interdisciplinary undergraduate major. In addition, competitive candidates will be able to offer either the humanities or social science version of the core ‘European Experience’ course for the Center for European Studies and other Europe related courses. Anticipated teaching assignment for the position will be three courses per semester. We are also seeking someone with a willingness to contribute to the varied activities of the Center including campus and community outreach, new grant initiatives, and program development. Experience with study abroad program development and management also welcome.

Established in 2003, the Center for European Studies offers two minor degrees, several graduate and undergraduate certificates and hosts five study abroad programs. In addition, the CES provides support for the European track of the CLAS interdisciplinary International Studies major. This interdisciplinary major offers a diverse array of courses across a number of departments. Currently, over 150 students are completing the European track of the IS major at the University of Florida. More information about the IS major can be found at http://intstudies.program.ufl.edu and the CES at www.ces.ufl.edu. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from women and minorities. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:  A Ph.D is required. Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with study abroad program development and management.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502425?lApplicationSubSourceID= and must include: (1) a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, (3) and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants will provide names/emails of three referees and the application system will send automated emails to referees requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 4, 2017 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. The position will remain open until filled. The position starts in August 2017. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring. Questions may be directed to Dr. Amie Kreppel kreppel@ufl.edu.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No.