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Assistant Professor in African American History

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Professor in African American History Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 010641 Department History - 250400 Minimum Qualifications

Ability to teach courses in area of specialization, as well as American history surveys, required. Ph.D. in history or a related field, teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly potential expected. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2021.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Candidates with an ability to teach/support public history, history education, and/or digital history initiatives

License/Certification Required Description of the Department or Unit

The History Department at Appalachian State provides students with knowledge of their own cultural tradition and an appreciation of other cultures and societies of the past. It promotes an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in interpreting them. The department offers a broad curriculum in local, national, regional, and world history, which encourages history majors to develop a comparative approach to human problems. The department offers four undergraduate majors, and three tracks within a master’s degree program – employing approximately 24 tenure-line faculty members. Additional information about the department, the university and the surrounding area is located at:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teach courses in area of specialization and American history surveys. In addition to instructional duties, faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of and must be attached:
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. List of References with Contact information References

The initial review of complete applications will begin on November 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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