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Visiting Asst ProfessorWorking Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor - African History - #000871Department:
The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus. Carnegie statement:
The Department of History at Western Carolina University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in African History to begin in August 2022. Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, two introductory surveys in African History as well as upper-level offerings related to teaching/research interests. PhD in History is preferred, but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. The WCU History Department remains committed to the academic and civic value of diversity in education.
Western Carolina University is a 12,000 student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. from accredited institution in History; ABD considered.Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.Position Type:
Time-Limited Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
06/02/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a statement covering your teaching philosophy, and a list of two references with full contact information. Sample teaching materials such as syllabi may be asked for at a later date. Review of applications will begin June 13 and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact the chair of the department Dr. Alex Macaulay at 828-227-3497 or [email protected].Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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