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Assistant Professor - History and Anthropology - Atlantic World History

Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Closing date
Mar 29, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Atlantic World History

Department of History and Anthropology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of History and Anthropology is searching for an engaging teacher and scholar who can offer introductory and advanced courses in Atlantic World History for both majors and non-majors. In addition to working with students enrolled in our History, Social Studies Education, Historic Preservation, Social Science, and MA in Public History programs, our faculty also provide learning opportunities for students in other programs (e.g., Anthropology, Archaeology, Freshman Experience, Southeast Online, Regional Campuses via Zoom, etc.).

The ideal candidate for this position would excel in teaching courses related to Atlantic World History and contributing to our service course needs. This candidate will also regularly offer lower-level and upper-level courses in World History, upper-level courses in Atlantic World History, and other specializations that complement the department's strengths.

We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes, primarily face-to-face with some online
  • Recruit and advise students to support retention and completion efforts
  • Maintain a schedule of regular office hours
  • Attend department meetings and engage in service
  • Maintain an active research program with opportunities for student participation
  • Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 2024) in Atlantic World History or related field with a secondary field of expertise in one or more of the following areas: World History, Latin America, West Africa, or Early Modern Europe (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified University).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face classes at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to learn to teach using multiple modalities, including online, HyFlex, and blended courses
  • Additional areas of teaching expertise to complement departmental strengths, including ability to teach Historiography/undergraduate research methodology
  • Active research program related to areas of specialization/expertise
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to participate in programs for student engagement and outreach
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and regional service mission of a mid-sized university
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.Application Deadline: The position is available in August 2024 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2023.

To Apply: Submit the following items by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
  • Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda (maximum 1-page total)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Contact information for three professional references

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

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