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Instructor, History - Tenure Track (Fall 2022)

College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas

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Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
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Instructor, History - Tenure Track (Fall 2022)

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

This position will be open until filled. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by February 11, 2022. Application review will begin February 14, 2022.

The College of Southern Nevada is seeking to hire a tenure-track history instructor to start Fall 2022.


Teaching assignments may be multi-campus with the possibility of day, evening, weekend, on-ground, online, and/or hybrid classes in accord with department needs.

Under the direction of the Department Chair, responsibilities of the successful applicant will include:
  • Teaching a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and holding a minimum of five office hours per week. Primary teaching responsibility includes teaching introductory level history courses.
  • Additional teaching responsibilities might include teaching courses that focus on the western United States, Nevada government and constitution, and/or other courses as determined by department need.
  • Assuming leadership roles within the assigned department and at the institution level.
  • Supporting the mission of the College of Southern Nevada and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
  • Building accountability and developing benchmarks for institutional assessment and evaluation.
  • Preparing and teaching courses to a diverse and multicultural student population based on established program level and course level Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • Applying a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of the student population and standards of the discipline.
  • Participating in college and departmental responsibilities including curriculum review and revision, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level, committees, councils, work groups, community service activities, task forces, and various types of professional development.
  • Evaluating student progress and provide clear and timely feedback reflecting program, course and general education learning outcomes.
  • Providing teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
  • Supporting the college, school, and department goals through active and collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level planning.
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the department Chair, Dean, and/or Associate Vice President, Vice President, and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Commitment to under-prepared and underrepresented student populations.
  • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of American history, the history of states that are part of the American West, European history, Western civilization, world history and historical investigations.
  • A commitment to establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship with students, colleagues, leadership, and staff of a diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience using technology as an instructional aide, where appropriate, to enhance student learning.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to pay great attention to detail, ability to maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, and multiple campus teaching assignments that may vary by semester.
  • Understanding the role of college faculty in promoting equity, equality, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications
  • An earned Master's degree in history from a regionally accredited college or university and at least one year (two semester or three quarters) experience teaching college level history courses within the last three (3) years.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned Ph.D. in history from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of one years of experience teaching college introductory level history courses within the last three (3) years.
  • Evidence of research in history within the last three (3) years, which includes conference paper presentations or publications.
  • Evidence of college and/or community service within the last three (3) years.
  • Evidence of an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, and ability to design curriculum and learning activities that address diverse learning levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student population.
  • Having a passion for teaching General Education (introduction level) history courses.
  • An understanding of current issues and trends in college level history subject education, including, but not limited to, the use of computer-aided instruction and other alternative instructional methods and technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other faculty in redesigning courses and/or teaching new courses.
  • Documented experience working with a diverse student body and workforce.

Starting Salary Range

Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full-time equivalent teaching experience. For example, for an instructor with a Master's degree, the salary range would be $46,691 to $58,364 annually. The entire salary range is up to $70,038 annually with a Doctorate and 10 years' experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for the initial salary placement purposes.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email and phone number)
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team)
  • Syllabus or sample syllabus from an introductory level history course

National Search

Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.
Bargaining unit Faculty members hired are eligible for relocation expenses reimbursement in accordance with the College of Southern Nevada Faculty Contract CSN-NFA Contract 2020-22.


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Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

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The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

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