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Visiting Assistant Professor, American History

Employer
Wake Forest University
Location
Winston Salem, NC

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Description Summary

The History Department at Wake Forest University seeks a one year visiting assistant professor of American history for appointment beginning July 1, 2024. The job carries a 3-3 teaching load. In the fall semester, the VAP will teach three sections of HST 108, “Americas and the World,” a course that offers a history of the Western hemisphere since 1500 with a transnational and thematic approach and which meets the college’s general education requirements. In spring 2024 they will teach two sections of HST 108 and one course for history majors based on their specialty in American history.

Job Description:

Teaching undergraduates is central to Wake Forest’s mission. Candidates should have teaching experience and Ph.D. in hand by August 2024; advanced ABD students will be considered as well. More information about the department and its course offerings can be found at https://history.wfu.edu/, and for quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Additional Job Description

A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that includes general teaching philosophy as well as a description of how the candidate would approach the courses required for the position, a copy of graduate transcript(s), and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin on April 25 and will continue until the position is filled. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates, with the candidate's prior approval. Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Jake Ruddiman ruddimja@wfu.edu. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Organization

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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