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Assistant Teaching Professor, 20th Century United States History

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Tempe, Arizona
not specified
Start date
Oct 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor in History, 20th century United States History (Job #125118)
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, career-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor with a focus on twentieth century U.S. history. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024. This hire will contribute both to the program needs of the innovative and top-ranked online History MA program at ASU as well as its undergraduate course offerings. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal 12-month position within the History faculty on the Tempe campus. Subsequent annual renewal is desired, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. This career track position includes a path to promotion as Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor.

The School seeks applicants committed to outstanding teaching and effective program administration. The program’s teaching obligations include online graduate courses in history such as historical methods, research seminars, and electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. Of particular need are courses on Readings in 20th Century US History, Non-Fiction Writing, Gender History and/or History of Migration. The position's service includes mentoring online MA students, service to the online MA program committee, as well as participation in SHPRS’ faculty governance. The successful candidate will also be expected to liaise with university faculty and administrators and external community partners as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Doctoral degree in History or a related field with an emphasis in twentieth century U.S. history by time of appointment.
•    Evidence of successful History teaching at the university level
•    Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:
•    Experience teaching in an online environment
•    Active professional development agenda
•    Ability to address the online MA program’s course needs
•    Desire to teach 20th century US history using diverse perspectives
•    Willingness to work in a collaborative environment with the online MA program committee, ASU faculty, staff, and academic professionals. 

To apply, candidates must submit application materials online at Application materials should include the following: 
1.    a cover letter, stating qualifications; 
2.    a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence; 
3.    names and contact information for three references;
4.    a teaching portfolio/evidence of teaching excellence including one-page teaching philosophy, up two syllabi, and up to two course reviews by colleagues. 

The application deadline is November 15, 2023; review of files will begin on November 30, 2023.  If not filled, applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Volker Benkert, at

A background search is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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