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Assistant Professor of World / Russian History - Tenure-Track

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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor of World / Russian History - Tenure-Track
Position Number 1119
Posting Number F1037
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Arts and Letters
Department 100025 - History Department
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
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Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University

Mission
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision
To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

General Information

James Madison University’s History Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin late August 2018. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach the World History and Russian History Surveys, and other General Education courses in World History, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in Russia/USSR, as determined by the needs of the History Department.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field and must have teaching experience. The candidate must value the mission of the University’s General Education program and demonstrate a commitment to intellectual growth through teaching. Ability to develop courses that place Russia/USSR in a transnational context is highly desirable. The History Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Criminal Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/12/2017
Beginning Review Date 12/15/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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Additional Posting Information

To apply, complete the faculty profile and attach the following:
-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Unofficial Transcript
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy and/or sample syllabi
-Professional Writing Sample of approximately 20 pages

The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Professional Writing Sample
Optional Documents

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