Assistant Professor

Augusta University
Summerville Campus

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Job Title: Assistant Professor
Location: Summerville Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 248950

About Us Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.Location Augusta University – Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904College/Department Information The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments. Our faculty and staff share a deep commitment to developing the intellectual potential of our students. We offer many undergraduate degrees as well as select graduate and minor programs that allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will transfer to career success. Explore opportunities for growth, including undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and community service. The department offers undergraduates degrees in History and Anthropology,and teaches a broad range of core social science and humanities courses. In addition to offering an undergraduate BA in Anthropology and History, the Department houses concentrations in Public History and Secondary Education teaching, as well as minors in Philosophy and certificates in Museum Studies, Health Humanities, and Bioethics. The department is home to an Archaeology lab, a Biological Anthropology teaching lab, and the director of the Guard House Museum. We are located on the beautiful and historic Summerville campus.Job Summary Job ID # 248950PSN #20010590 The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of History with ability to teach the history of Africa and the Islamic World. Other specialties and subfields open. Ability to support a new doctoral program in International Security Studies and/or a new undergraduate certificate in Africana Studies would be considered a plus. Appointment to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and display a compelling research agenda. PhD in History or related field required, awarded prior to appointment. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in US History and World history, as well as upper-level courses in African History, other areas of the Islamic world, and potentially other courses in the candidate’s areas of interest. Standard duties for academic-year faculty include teaching undergraduate history courses, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong research program, and providing service to the Department, College, and University.Responsibilities
    Teach courses in the History curriculum, including History of Africa and History of Islamic World and other classes during the academic year as assigned by ChairParticipate in the continued development and assessment of the History curriculum and programsAdvise and mentor history students and participate in student recruitment for department programsContribute to student successEstablish and grow an agenda of discovery, including producing scholarly work and research publications per department guidelines for HistoryParticipate in shared governance of the university and university system as well as provide service to profession and scholarly service to communityProviding timely grading and student feedbackAdhering to all academic policies of the UniversityMaintenance of a high quality research programAttendance at faculty meetings and other required university function
Required Qualifications Earned doctorate in History or related field at time of appointmentDemonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations.Preferred Qualifications Experience teaching undergraduates both in person and in online asynchronous courses.Shift/Salary/Benefits Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees. Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optimal Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!Conditions of Employment All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.How To Apply To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at Job ID 248950. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list with contact information for three references. Please upload these items as one PDF document. For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Goss, Chair of the Search Committee, at the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 or [email protected]

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