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Assistant Professor - History/Adolescence Education Social Studies

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
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Date posted
Sep 8, 2023

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Assistant Professor - History/Adolescence Education Social Studies

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Assistant Professor - History/Adolescence Education Social Studies

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Low $60's

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Position Summary

SUNY Cortland’s History Department seeks applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in History/Adolescence Education Social Studies at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2024.

The successful candidate joins a dynamic and growing History Department with more than 230 undergraduate majors and twelve tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Its robust curricular offerings support undergraduate majors in history and adolescence education in social studies as well as an online graduate master’s degree in history. SUNY Cortland strives to attract faculty who can contribute to a campus that embraces diversity, practices inclusion, and fosters a supportive environment for all individuals. Department faculty are dedicated teachers, productive scholars, and engaged members of the campus community, including support for allied programs in Africana Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, International Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The History Department has a well-established reputation for excellence in preparing secondary social studies teachers with its unique focus and commitment to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning of history (SoTL).

Major Responsibilities

  • Teach and supervise secondary social studies teacher candidates; in addition to teaching social studies methods courses, the candidate may also teach survey-level courses and upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in history specialties.

  • Pursue a robust research and publication agenda in history, which can include work in social studies education and the scholarship on the teaching and learning of history.

  • Work with multiple constituencies within and beyond the university including outreach to and collaboration with grade 7-12 school partners.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues in the development, delivery, and accreditation of the Adolescence Education Social Studies ( SST ) program housed in the History Department.
  • Engage in department, school, university, and professional service opportunities.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the History Department chair.
  • Works closely with other SST Program faculty, including the SST Coordinator.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD. in History, or related field relevant to adolescent social studies education with substantial graduate-level training and coursework in the discipline of history.
  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness teaching college-level history and/or secondary social studies teacher preparation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social studies teacher preparation and history education, seen in activities such as: research and publications in the Scholarship on the Teaching and Learning of History; engagement in efforts to promote history learning in grades 7-12; secondary-level social studies teaching experience; experience in grades 7-12 teacher preparation; and meeting certification and accreditation requirements.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Secondary-level social studies teaching experience.
  • Leadership experience or potential in secondary social studies teacher preparation, and meeting certification and accreditation requirements.
  • PhD. in history, with specialties that contribute to the department’s breadth of offerings and opportunities for students.
  • Teaching experience and research that demonstrates ability to contribute to the department’s emphasis on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning of History.
  • Experience relevant to preparing teacher candidates to work effectively with diverse student populations, and to meet evolving expectations for social studies teaching and learning.
  • Current or past teacher certification in secondary social studies.
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Special Instructions to Applicant

Special Instructions: For full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 3, 2023. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

For full consideration, please upload:
1) a letter of application/cover letter
2) a curriculum vitae (c.v.)
3) names and contact information for professional references (minimum 3)
4) a statement of teaching philosophy: 2-page (maximum) statement describing your teaching philosophy for preparing adolescence education social studies teacher candidates AND your research agenda as it relates to social studies education and/or the Scholarship on the Teaching and Learning of History.
5)copy of transcript: graduate transcripts showing coursework in History. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

The search committee will conduct Webex interviews with selected candidates. Those candidates will be asked to submit additional materials (e.g. a course syllabus and/or teaching materials for a social studies methods course) prior to the Webex interview.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Copy of Transcript (Highest/Current Degree)
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SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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