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Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

University of Cincinnati
Blue Ash Campus

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

About UC Blue Ash

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio and one of the most diverse colleges at the University of Cincinnati. At UC Blue Ash, we value the diversity in experiences and perspectives of those in our community, as well as the individual talents of our students, faculty and staff. The college is in Blue Ash, Ohio fifteen miles north of the uptown campus, on 135 acres in a park-like setting. We offer primarily associate degrees in career and transition programs, as well as general education courses and technical baccalaureate degrees to approximately 5,100 students. We value excellent teaching and personalized student support to help students achieve their goals, whether the goal is to enter a career or to continue education. The college is a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier 2021 Best Places to Work award.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of the United States and environmental history. The visiting appointment will begin in August 2024. The candidate's main responsibility will be teaching surveys in history, courses in environmental history, and potential additional courses in urban or public history. The teaching load will be 12 credit hours in 2 semesters (4/4). UC Blue Ash is a suburban open-access branch campus located twenty minutes from the central campus. College faculty enjoy easy access to the facilities of the university.

Essential Functions
  • Teaching a variety of undergraduate History courses including but not limited to the introductory United States history survey. The teaching load is 12 credit hours (typically 4 courses) per term, fall and spring.
  • Will be expected to teach courses in environmental history and possibly courses related to urban or public history.
  • Will be expected to teach in both online and in-person formats. Online instruction should meet the standards of the Quality Matters rubric.
  • Will be expected to participate in department meetings and service to the unit.
Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment, all of the following are required:

  • PhD in History or a closely related field.
  • Two academic years of full-time collegiate level History teaching experience which must include at least one course in US history and one course in environmental history. The candidate must have experience teaching online as well as in-person.

Application Details

Applications must include:
• a curriculum vitae;
• a statement of interest, including a discussion of teaching philosophy (that is, approach to teaching and strategies of learning);
• three letters of recommendation;
• copies of syllabi from the candidate’s most recent US history course and as well their most recent environmental history course and
• transcripts on the graduate level.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2024, and position will remain open until filled. For additional questions, please contact committee chair Dr. Ornaith O’Dowd,

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $50,000 to $53,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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