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Scholarly Assistant Professor, History

Washington State University, Vancouver, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/01/2020

The Department of History at Washington State University Vancouver invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Scholarly Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be a scholar whose field is in non-Western and non-Euro American history. The applicant will teach the university’s core undergraduate course, “The Roots of Contemporary Issues.” Priority will be given to candidates who methodologically have teaching and research experience in the area of transnational, comparative, and/or world history. Candidates who complement or bridge WSU Vancouver’s existing strengths are also preferred. The position will begin on August 16, 2020 on the Vancouver campus.

“The Roots of Contemporary Issues” (ROOTS) is a history course that helps students make sense of our complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspectives ( Applicants should demonstrate their ability to teach historical problems in transnational, comparative, or global perspectives and to engage students in discussions relating to the history of the environment, globalization, social inequalities, diverse ways of thinking, and world conflicts.
Teaching load is 3/3. Instruction is 60%, to include at least 5 sections of “Roots of Contemporary Issues” (HISTORY 105/305) per year, plus one additional course in the candidate’s area of expertise, as determined by department needs; 30% service, to include instructional coordination of ROOTS, serving as liaison with the ROOTS program system-wide, and coordination with other WSU Vancouver programs that interface with ROOTS (i.e., the Advising Center, Writing Program, Student Resource Center, Library, and Access Center); and 10% research to include conference presentations, exhibits, and/or publications in the candidate’s field of study (may include pedagogical publications). Candidates must demonstrate strong commitment to teaching, service, and research.

Minimum requirements:
• Earned PhD in History or a closely related field with evidence of applying historical methods in their research by August 1, 2020
• Teaching and research experience in the area of transnational, comparative, and/or world history
• Demonstrated teaching experience and commitment to campus diversity efforts, social justice, and inclusion (…)
• Demonstrated experience applying historical approaches to contemporary interdisciplinary issues

Preferred qualifications:
• A record of teaching and research excellence on the history of migration, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, capitalism, or the environment
• Expertise in coordinating between department and other institutional constituencies
• Ability to complement existing faculty strengths and collaborate in the College of Arts and Sciences on the Vancouver campus and across the WSU system

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