Associate/Full Professor: Military History

Job description

The Department seeks to hire a tenured associate or full professor in Modern U.S. Military History to serve as the first USS Midway Chair. It is expected that candidates will have expertise in the field of U.S. military history since 1900, with substantial emphasis on the period since 1940 and the role of the American military as an instrument of state power around the world. The department welcomes applications from scholars whose work will advance research, teaching, and public engagement in the areas of modern military, naval, and maritime history; the histories of war, statecraft, and national security policy; military technology; war and society; military combat operations, military humanitarian operations; post-war reconciliation; the lives of combatants, veterans, and survivors; and public memory. The USS Midway Chair will be expected to assume leadership responsibilities in SDSU's Center for Military History and to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with campus and external partners, such as the Barron Veterans Center and the USS Midway Museum and Institute for Teachers.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence appropriate to their rank; a commitment to teaching a diverse student population; excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization, as well as general education surveys; and a readiness to advise MA theses and exams. Ph.D. in History required. This position benefits from a named endowment that provides renewable funding to support the individual chair and to advance the research and teaching profile of the Department as a whole. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and professional accomplishments.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

To ensure full consideration, please apply via Interfolio at by October 31, 2019.  The screening of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 6/27/2019
Application Due: 8/26/2019
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