Assistant Professor - History

Employer
SUNY Cortland
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Budget Title ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 10 MONTHS Campus Title Assistant Professor - History School/Division Academic Affairs, Division of Department History Faculty Sub-Type FT Faculty Salary Level A5 Salary Range Mid to upper $50's Position Effort Full-Time If Part-Time, enter FTE: Is this a temporary position? No If Temporary, enter End Date: Position Summary
SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The faculty in the History Department at SUNY Cortland includes twelve full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members covering a broad range of specializations. As a department in a mid-sized comprehensive public university that houses a highly respected teacher-education program in adolescent social studies, we take seriously our role as mentors and teacher-scholars. Many of our students are first-generation college students and many are from underrepresented and disadvantaged socio-economic populations. We are committed to ensuring their success through mentoring and intentional programming aimed at creating a supportive and inclusive culture where they find opportunities to collaborate, socialize, and build lasting professional relationships.

One highlight includes the department’s annual trek to the Adirondacks where the College owns the first “Great Camp,” built in the 1870s and now a National Historic Landmark site. This weekend adventure with faculty and students is an optional but much anticipated activity that allows us to introduce students to this beautiful historical treasure, practice historical thinking skills, develop a vocabulary to talk about the skills of the discipline, and build community. (We can learn a lot about each other during a sunrise kayak paddle around Raquette Lake). We are committed to ensuring that all students of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and political perspectives see the History Department as a place where they are welcomed, supported, and encouraged to grow and take intellectual risks.

Our commitment to our students’ growth mirrors our commitment to faculty scholarship and professional development. Our faculty have leadership roles in their respective professional organizations. They serve as editorial board members and editors of journals, and have won prestigious grants. The department works hard to sustain its collegial and inclusive culture by supporting faculty-led curricular development and innovation, research and conference participation, scholarly collaborations, and study abroad and co-curricular projects. Major Responsibilities
RESPONSIBILITIES :
Teaching
This position is a 3-3 teaching load, including world history survey courses, upper-level and graduate (M.A.) courses in area of specialty, in addition to research methods and advanced undergraduate seminars.

Scholarship/Research
Area of research specialty in post-1500 East, Southeast, or South Asian history, with an engaged and active research agenda.

Service
Faculty engage in service activities at the department, school, and university level; as well as, in the community, and in support of discipline or profession.

JOB REQUIREMENTS : Candidates with a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students of all skill and ability levels, academic backgrounds, social and cultural identities with diverse lived experiences are especially encouraged to apply. SUNY Cortland has a strong commitment to international education and welcomes applications from candidates committed to educating students to become global citizens. In addition, we seek candidates with college-level teaching experience; classroom experience in training students to read and interpret historical sources and narratives, or demonstrated ability in historical methods and pedagogy. Candidates should also provide evidence of scholarly engagement and an active research agenda in Asian history; strong oral and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills, including collegiality in interactions within and outside of the campus community. Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the academic department chair
  • Works closely with department faculty
Required Qualifications
Education: Ph.D. in History or related disciplines, e.g. Asian Studies, with a historical focus, required by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Beyond the area of research specialization, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to enhance the department’s curriculum in East, Southeast, or South Asia with courses that range across regions and time periods. The department seeks candidates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to help SUNY Cortland fulfill its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates with a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students of all skill and ability levels, academic backgrounds, social and cultural identities with diverse lived experiences are especially encouraged to apply. SUNY Cortland has a strong commitment to international education and welcomes applications from candidates committed to educating students to become global citizens. In addition, we seek candidates with college-level teaching experience; classroom experience in training students to read and interpret historical sources and narratives, or demonstrated ability in historical methods and pedagogy. Candidates should also provide evidence of scholarly engagement and an active research agenda in Asian history; strong oral and written communication skills; and interpersonal skills, including collegiality in interactions within and outside of the campus community.

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. Job Close Date
Posting Number F21039 Review Start Date 11/05/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Candidates should submit evidence of teaching effectiveness, which could include course syllabi, sample assignments, classroom observation reports and student feedback and evaluations. Candidates invited for the final round of interviews will be asked to arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Girish Bhat, Search Chair at history.search@cortland.edu. Letters should be from individuals qualified to assess the significance of the candidate’s research and scholarship to the broader field of Asian history. Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/5194 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a PhD in history or in a related field (e.g. Asian Studies) with a historical focus by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Documents

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