Visiting Professor, History

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Summary: Governors State University seeks a United States historian of the Colonial Era or 19th Century for a one-year visiting position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will teach courses in our freshman cohort program, upper-level requirements, and electives. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses in at least one geographical area outside the United States, preferably China, the Middle East, Africa, or World. Scholars holding a PhD will be hired at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. ABDs will be hired at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate/graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition this year as well as we are now a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-0f-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its Strategic Plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the universitya€™s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and other strategies that make our undergraduate coursework come alive: ethics, citizenship, innovative thinking. Every freshman class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. Our GSU offers a wide variety of mastera€™s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. ABD in history or related field 2. Knowledge and ability to teach college courses

Preferred Qualifications: 1. PhD/ABD in U.S. History with a focus on the Colonial Era or 19th Century 2. Minor field (or teaching experience) in Chinese, Middle Eastern, African, or World history 3. Evidence of teaching excellence 4. Experience with first-generation, culturally diverse, and non-traditional students

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Type of Position Being Requested: Visiting Professor

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: FA0132P