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ECU Employees

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AAH History

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Full Time

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Commensurate with Qualifications

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Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The Department of History in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University is composed of 21 full-time faculty members. It offers a BA degree in History, a minor in History, a minor in Public History, MA in History, and MA in Maritime Studies. The Department also maintains a close relationship with the multidisciplinary studies major in African and African American Studies, which is also housed in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

Job Duties :

The Department of History seeks to fill the position of Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with an anticipated start date of no later than August 16, 2021. This is a 12-month position. Primary responsibilities for this position include: administration and leadership of the department; leading implementation of the department’s five-year strategic plan; promoting excellence in faculty research and teaching; fostering faculty members; leading efforts to secure external funding; ensuring quality, integrity and growth of student degree programs; supporting departmental, college and university policies and standards; fostering collegial relations in departmental governance; and effectively representing the department to internal and external constituents. The Chair is expected to spend at least 50% of their effort on administration and leadership duties, with the remaining 50% devoted to research, teaching, and service.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Qualifications for the position include: (a) a Ph.D. in History or a History-related discipline; (b) current rank of associate or full professor; © a strong and continuing record of scholarly publications and productivity; (d) demonstrated excellence in teaching and service; and (e) administrative experience or evidence of management skills commensurate with the position.

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Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applications must be submitted online at and should include: a curriculum vitae, letter of interest that includes a statement of administrative philosophy and experience, and the names of and contact information for three current references (one of which must be external to the department) who will submit letters of recommendation. Candidates should also submit a separate document (no more than 3 pages) outlining their vision for the future of the Department. Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2021. Screening will begin January 13, 2021.

INTERNAL POSTING: Open only to applicants currently employed by ECU.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all, the Department actively encourages members from all underrepresented groups in higher education to submit applications. For questions, please contact Dr. Katherine Ford [email protected] or (252) 328-0104.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


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Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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