Assistant Professor - Social Studies Teaching

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Social Studies Teaching Posting Number 201600236F Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with background and experience. Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

To educate, counsel, and support undergraduate and graduate students; to maintain their records; and to support the teaching, research, and service of the faculty.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 35 % Teaching 50 % Service 15 % Administration 0 Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/01/2016 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2017 Position End Date Position Summary

-Teaching EDUC 465: Methods and Materials in Social Studies Teaching
-Teaching history courses in the area(s) of the applicant’s research specialization
-Teaching one of the department’s survey courses (western civilization, world, or U.S. history)
-Serving as liaison to the School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation
-Advising and mentoring social studies teaching licensure candidates
-Outreach to education professionals
-Meeting scholarship and publication requirements for tenure and promotion

Required Job Qualifications

-Ph.D. in history at the time of appointment (August 2017)
-Demonstrated record of an active research and publication agenda in area of historical specialization
-Demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the university level
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, education professionals, and the public

Preferred Job Qualifications

-Engagement in research extending beyond the United States, or with a transnational dimension
-Experience in middle school or high school teaching
-Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will include a letter of interest, vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation: two of which address the applicant’s historical scholarship, a scholarly writing sample (article or chapter length), evidence of university-level teaching effectiveness, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available. References will be contacted for letters of recommendation upon submission of a completed application.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Nancy Rehe, Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Preparing lectures
Creating assignments
Teaching courses
Grading student assignments

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Produce peer reviewed scholarship as specified in the department code.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

Service on department committees and other service roles as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 15 References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Writing Samples
  5. Sample Syllabus or syllabi
  6. Class or Student Evaluations

Optional Documents

  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Resume