The History Program at the University of Pikeville invites
applications for an assistant professor position to begin in August
2022. We welcome candidates who can offer courses that are
attractive to a wide range of students (within and outside the
major) and incorporate digital tools in the teaching of history.
The successful candidate will teach sections of world and American
history, upper level early U.S. history, and seminars drawn from
the candidate’s areas of expertise. The Program is particularly
interested in candidates whose teaching and/or research contributes
to the University’s interdisciplinary initiative in the digital
humanities and thematic areas of contemporary importance.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated
commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing
diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including
fostering a sense of community and belonging for students.
The position also requires advising undergraduate students,
providing service to the university and community, assisting with
departmental activities, and continuing professional growth and
- Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to
innovative teaching and active learning.
- Emphasize broadly trained skills and a strong passion for
excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
- Develop, communicate, and fulfill effective course learning
- Teach courses utilizing no-cost course materials and Open
Educational Resources (OERs).
- Compose and publish syllabi containing the items listed in the
approved syllabus rubric.
- Teaching courses for both majors and non-majors.
- Advising students, providing service to the University
community, assisting with divisional activities, and continuing
scholarly growth and development.
- Ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and
fully online modalities.
- Establish mutual respect with students through effective and
timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and
feedback on work completed.
- Maintain good working relationships with faculty and
administration in all academic and non-academic sectors.
- Communicate effectively with constituents within the
University, surrounding community, and State regarding the
- Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to support
Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor,
students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary
information and coordinate for daily operations. These
relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact,
phone, e-mail, and fax.
- A PhD in History is preferred.
- Applicants with ABD status and within one year of completion
will also be considered.
- Undergraduate teaching experience is also preferred.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a
competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition
waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, and dependent care
Important Notes: Resume and other application
materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required
qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet
the required qualifications, your application materials will be
used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified
candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications in your
resume and application materials. Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this
goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants
being considered for employment. Background investigations include
a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial
and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer
committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the
basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities
in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please
Interested applicants should complete the online application by
In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested
to attach to their application a letter of interest, current
curriculum vitae, copies of their transcripts, a teaching
philosophy statement, and the contact information for three to five