Lecturer of U.S./World History

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Lecturer of U.S./World History - Search # 67618
College of Arts and Humanities/ Department of History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer of U.S./World History. This position will be located on the Liberty campus in Hinesville, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of History offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in history and a concentration and certificate in Public History. The department has 38 faculty members with diverse fields of expertise. The person hired into this position will be expected to contribute to history teaching on the Liberty campus which islocatedin Hinesville and attracts students from throughout the area in addition to members of the armed forces and their families from Fort Stewart Army Base.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of History, the position requires teaching U.S. and World history survey courses, as well as upper-division courses in the instructor's area of expertise. The teaching load is a minimum of four courses each semester, with the possibility of teaching in the summer. Additional duties include regular faculty service responsibilities. The position is a 10-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in History by August 1, 2019
  • Ability to teach both survey and upper-division courses in U.S. history
  • Ability to teach survey courses in world history
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without
    assistance from the institution

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • College or university teaching experience (part-time experience is acceptable)
  • Experience in working with students affiliated with the military

    Screening of applications begins January 1, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

    Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Hongjie Wang, Search Chair,
    Search # 67618
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail:
    [email protected]
    Telephone: 912- 344-3130

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu, https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/ and https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/history/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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    Posted: 10/25/2018
    Application Due: 9/27/2019
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