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Posting Date
April 29, 2019
Position Title
Assistant Professor of History
Vacancy #
Academic Affairs
Job Description

The Assistant Professor of History is responsible for teaching the first half of the United States history survey course (pre-contact to 1876) and specialized courses on Native American history. The Assistant Professor of History is expected to publish peer-reviewed scholarship and present scholarship at academic conferences. The Assistant Professor of History shall serve on university, college, and departmental committees and will advise approximately 20 undergraduate history majors each semester. The Assistant Professor of History will report directly to Dr. Jeff Strickland, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the History Department.

The Assistant Professor of History will teach three courses per semester for a total of six courses per academic year from the list below. The Assistant Professor of History will typically teach HIST 117: History of the United States to 1876 once or twice per semester, either HIST 211 or HIST 342 once per academic year, and HIST 499 once per academic year.

HIST 117: History of the United States to 1876: This course covers issues and problems in the development of the American nation from discovery and exploration to the Civil War and Reconstruction. 

HIST 211: Native American History. This course explores Native American history from the ancient era through the present.

HIST 250: Selected Content: American Borderlands. This course explores a range of geographies and ideas associated with the regions surrounding the Mexico-U.S. and U.S.-Canada borders, as well as the many locations in North America where Indigenous peoples and newcomers interacted from the sixteenth century to the present.

HIST 342: Frontiers and Borderlands of the Americas. This course explores regions of the Americas where people from different polities and cultures interacted through conflict, diplomacy, and intercultural accommodation.

HIST 499: Special Topics Seminar on Native North America. This course examines the work of current leading scholars of American Indian history in order to explore major issues in American Indian history and the methodologies and theories used by historians working at the cutting edge of the field.

HIST 499: Topics in Native American History. This course explores four major topics in Native American history to examine North American history from Native American perspectives.

Qualifications & Requirements

Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in History with significant training in Native American history.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum of five years of experience teaching post-secondary U.S. history courses. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Experience working in a team environment.


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