Assistant Professor of Early Mediterranean World History (P-126429)
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-30
Job TitleAssistant Professor of Early Mediterranean World History (P-126429)AgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentHistoryProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeFacultyJob Description
APPLICANT: Before you apply please have all documents available to upload during the application process. See Instructions below.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to upload documents. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
- Cover Letter
- Two Sample Syllabi
- Writing sample
- Three Letters of Recommendation (Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Department Head, Dr. Sharon Kowalsky, at Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu.)
- Transcripts (unofficial).
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The History Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of History, with a specialization in Ancient History or the Early Modern Mediterranean World, pending approval of funding, to begin August 2021. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD in History by August 2021. The department particularly invites applicants specializing in the History of Science or Medicine, whose research interests complement and enhance departmental and college programmatic priorities (such as the college’s interdisciplinary programs and the department’s Public History program), including outreach and engagement. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate major and graduate courses in Ancient/Early Modern Europe, upper-level and graduate courses in their specialty, and other courses as needed by the department, as well as contributing to teaching in the core curriculum (US Survey and other core courses). Candidates are expected to engage in publication and professional activities at a level appropriate to an R2 institution, and in service to the department, college, university, and profession.
Full consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2020.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teaching upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient and/or Early Mediterranean World and other areas of candidate’s expertise that complement departmental programmatic needs
- Teaching HIST 1301 and/or HIST 1302 and core history electives, as needed
- Preparing syllabi, updating course materials, and developing curriculum
- Delivery of instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday.
- Remaining consistently active in research, scholarship, and/or professional creative activity
- Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs
- Contributing service to the department, college, university, profession, and community
- Remaining active in appropriate professional organizations
- Continually undertaking professional development activities to stay current with research and best practices in teaching and administration
- Attending meetings and orientations as required
- Other duties and responsibilities as required.
- We are committed to promoting diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with persons from diverse cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should possess an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and of their potential applications to pedagogy, programming and service activities.
- Education: PhD in History with specialization in Ancient and/or Early Modern Mediterranean World. The successful candidate must demonstrate experience teaching in higher education.
- Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills. Commitment to high quality teaching. Dedication to high standards and student success.
- Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
- Preferred Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Preference will be given to the candidate with experience teaching upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Preference will also be given to candidates whose specialization complements and enhances current departmental and college programmatic priorities. Preference will be given to an active scholar with publications in academic venues and presentations at scholarly conferences. Preference will also be given to candidates with an established record of academic service.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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