Adjunct Instructor - African History (On-Ground)

Maryville University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University’s learning community and teach courses on campus.

The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an academically qualified adjunct faculty member to teach the following course on campus : “Africa and the World”, an upper-level modern African history course.

Course description: This course explores the history of Africa and the continent’s broader economic, social, and political impact on the rest of the globe from 1500 to the present. The course begins with a broad investigation of pre-colonial Africa, exploring the rich political, linguistic, and cultural traditions which characterized the continent before the arrival of Europeans. Students will assess the impact of western colonization and slavery on African societies, from the early modern period through the beginnings of independence movements at the beginning of the twentieth century. The course then turns to an analysis of African self-determination, assessing the many challenges faced by new African nation-states in a post-colonial world. Finally, students will take a critical approach to understanding the role of African societies in our present global age, paying particular attention to the impact capitalism continues to have on Africa and on the identities, politics, and cultures of those who inhabit the world’s second-largest continent.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Teach the course for the College of Arts and Sciences
• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the University’s mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, and assignments. Develop course syllabus.
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.
• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class assignments, group projects, etc.
• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner (with 24-36 hrs.).
• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns.
• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course.
• Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in History or related field from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in History or related field
• Higher education teaching experience

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: October 02, 2020
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