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Teaching Assistant Professor of History

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

Job Details

Salary/Position Classification
  • $50,000 - $52,000 9-month contract, Exempt
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No
Purpose of Position

The Department of History & American Indian Studies invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor of History. The successful candidate will teach pre-1600 World History with a start date of August 16, 2024, contingent on availability of funding.

The Department of History & American Indian Studies is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Dakota. It offers a B.A. and minor in History, an undergraduate Certificate in Public History, and a Ph.D. in History jointly with North Dakota State University.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach a 4/3 load during the academic year. Courses will include European and world history prior to 1600 and the Medieval World. The successful candidate also will develop upper-division courses in their specialty and contribute to the Essential Studies (core curriculum) and interdisciplinary Cornerstone humanities programs on our campus. Courses will be a mix of online and on-campus teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate coursework in a variety of modalities. The successful candidate also will be encouraged to maintain an active research agenda, with up to 10% of effort allocated to scholarly activity. All faculty are expected to contribute to service within the department, college, university, and community. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed. The University of North Dakota is supportive of dual-career assistance both within the University and the local community. Please contact UND’s Recruiting Manager, Hannah Whalen ( to explore dual-career opportunities.

Required Competencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability and willingness to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of History & American Indian Studies.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery.
Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in History or related field by August 15, 2024.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience or credentials to teach European and world history prior to 1600 and the Medieval World.
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring effectiveness at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience with development and instruction of asynchronous online courses.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching demonstrated through teaching portfolio.
To Apply

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2024 and include the following materials:

• Letter of application addressing qualifications
• Curriculum vitae
• List of at least three references (including contact information)
• Unofficial transcripts. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.
• Teaching portfolio containing (1) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how you will engage students in an online asynchronous environment and (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Position is open until filled.

Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Cynthia Prescott, at


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