Assistant Professor - Social Studies Education

The College of Social Sciences at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Social Studies Education to begin September 2017.

Social Studies Education is a Certificate Program leading to a Bachelor's of Arts in Education. Working with the Department of Education, students receive a state-endorsed major in the area of Social Studies/and or History. The program prepares future Social Studies teachers to enable their students to understand the social nature of the world and the interrelated institutions in society, through a strong historical approach.

We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in Social Studies Education and History to fill this faculty position. Please clearly describe your area(s) of expertise in your letter of application.

Screening of applications will begin in August; position will be open for applications until further notice. All materials will be held in strict confidence, and references will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in History or Social Studies Education (must be completed by start date)
  • State-approved Teacher Certification
  • Excellent communication/collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with minority students
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:

  • Minimum 2 years High School classroom experience
  • Expertise in the fields of women's and gender history
  • Expertise in US history
  • College teaching experience


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