Assistant Professor of African-American History

Glendale, AZ

Arizona State University

The History program of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African-American history, to begin in Fall 2022. The chronological period of US history is open. The ability to teach US women's history is a desirable additional specialization. The successful candidate will teach US history surveys to undergraduates, existing courses in US history, and history courses of their own design that will attract students to the program. This hire is part of an effort to promote a diversity of viewpoints and research perspectives within the School. A PhD in History is required by the time of the appointment. We will also consider candidates from related fields such as African-American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or Women and Gender Studies, but familiarity with historical methods and the ability to teach history are required. 

Candidates should have an active research agenda and evidence of excellence in teaching. The School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies is housed within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University's beautiful West Campus, located in Phoenix's West Valley. The College encourages engaged undergraduate teaching and collaborative research across disciplines. All tenure-track faculty within the School perform teaching, research, and service. The typical teaching load is 2-2. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and a statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. 

 

About the School:

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Members of the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and SHArCS is proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a research-oriented school where our priority is the discovery of new knowledge in all of our degree areas. Faculty in SHArCS contribute to the master’s programs in Interdisciplinary Studies; Social Justice and Human Rights; and English. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty-student collaborative research projects, explore cross-cultural and global perspectives, employ the latest computer technology, and apply what they have learned in community-based internships. More information about the School, its faculty, and its degree programs can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/humanities-arts-cultural-studies-degree-programs.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Carrying out peer-reviewed research in the area of specialization within African-American history
  • Teaching US history surveys, existing courses in US history, and history courses of their own design that will attract students to the program
  • Engaging in service at the School, College, and (eventually) University level

 

 

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in History or a related field, such as African-American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or Women and Gender Studies, on a topic or topics within African-American history, is required by the time of appointment. Familiarity with historical methods and the ability to teach history are required. 

 

Desired Qualifications:  

  • The ability to teach US women’s history
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.
  • Experience teaching online.

 

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is November 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/94856.

Applications must contain:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  3. One page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
  5. A writing sample of no more than 20 pages, double-spaced
  6. A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion;

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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Posted: 09/23/2021