Assistant Professor - Transnational History - Modern Europe and Africa

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of History at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of History in transnational history and the interactions between Modern Europe (since 1800) and Africa. The appointment begins Fall 2021 and is part of a cohort of four new faculty in the School of Liberal Arts whose expertise includes one or more aspects of the African diaspora or the Spanish speaking world. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The new assistant professor will have the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary teaching initiatives.

With almost one hundred majors and eleven full-time faculty members, the History Department offers a rich and diverse learning experience in an intimate setting for its undergraduate program. The Department has a strong history of excellence in teaching, faculty-student mentoring, and continued contact with alumni. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit and .

Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching general education courses in areas such as the history of Africa and in European history since 1500; a course on the history of the Holocaust; upper-division courses in the candidate's specialized field(s); and transnational courses that analyze one or more themes such as empire and resistance to empire, genocide, people's experiences of war, revolution and regime change, diaspora, and migration; and other courses to meet department needs. The candidate will also have regular placement in the rotation for the History Department's required capstone Historiography Seminar and Senior Seminar. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service; display an active research agenda, and participate in cross-disciplinary initiatives.


Required Qualifications: PhD in history or related field (ABD considered, doctorate required by time of first renewal notification); expertise in transnational approaches to Modern European (post 1800) and African History.

Preferred: expertise demonstrated in scholarly publications; teaching experience in both modern European history and African history; focus on continental Europe; ability to teach a course on the history of the Holocaust and develop transnational courses with a wide geographic focus, i.e. the Islamic world, the MENA (Middle East - North Africa) region or sub-Saharan Africa; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies, and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: . Please upload a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, statement of teaching experience and philosophy and a statement of research. The committee welcomes up to two supplemental documents, such as syllabi or scholarly articles/writing sample. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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