Assistant Professor of History

Potsdam, NY
Mar 13, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleAssistant Professor of HistoryPosting NumberFac 2014000646FLSAExemptLevelFull-time/ Part-timeFull-timeIs this a temporary Position?No Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Clarkson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Science or Technology (period and geographic location open) at the rank of assistant professor.

The teaching load is 3:2, with three courses in the fall (only two preparations), including two sections of a first-year, writing-intensive course focused on a theme of the applicant’s choosing, and two history courses in the spring. There is ample opportunity for course development in the candidate’s area of expertise. Minimum qualifications include PhD in History (in hand by
August 1st, 2019) and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Located in the Saint Lawrence River Valley, between the Adirondack high peaks and Ottawa and Montreal, Clarkson University provides easy access to both outdoor recreation and international social and cultural opportunities. Interested applicants should submit their application materials,
including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, prior teaching evaluations, if available, a diversity statement and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to Clarkson University’s website.

Minimum Qualifications

Some teaching experience
Evidence of scholarship and research potential

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of teaching and research excellence

Physical Demands

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date03/10/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions for this Posting

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, but will give full
consideration to applicants who submit their materials by April 1, 2019. The search committee will continue to accept applications until the department fills the position. To submit your application, please go to and click “Career Opportunities” on the left-hand
navigation bar.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details

Maximum Number of Reference Letters3Minimum Number of Reference Letters3Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • AUPHA Career Listings
    • AOM ListServs
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Other Referral, Indeed
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • National Society for Women Engineers
    • National Society for Black Engineers
    • I do not wish to answer
  2. * What is the highest level of education you currently hold?
    • High School/GED
    • Associate
    • Bachelor
    • Master's
    • ABD (All but dissertation)
    • Ph.D.
  3. * How do you embrace Diversity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Research Statement
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Notice of Terminal Degree Completion by Date of Hire