Scholarly Assistant Professor
Scholarly Assistant Professor

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 076936

Work Location: Vancouver, WA

Summary of Duties:

The Department of History at Washington State University Vancouver invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Scholarly Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be a scholar whose field is in non-Western and non-Euro American history. The applicant will teach the university's core undergraduate course, “The Roots of Contemporary Issues.” Priority will be given to candidates who methodologically have teaching and research experience in the area of transnational, comparative, and/or world history. Candidates who complement or bridge WSU Vancouver's existing strengths are also preferred. The position will begin on August 16, 2020 on the Vancouver campus.

“The Roots of Contemporary Issues” (ROOTS ) is a history course that helps students make sense of our complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspectives ( Applicants should demonstrate their ability to teach historical problems in transnational, comparative, or global perspectives and to engage students in discussions relating to the history of the environment, globalization, social inequalities, diverse ways of thinking, and world conflicts.
Teaching load is 3/3. Instruction is 60%, to include at least 5 sections of “Roots of Contemporary Issues” (HISTORY 105/305) per year, plus one additional course in the candidate's area of expertise, as determined by department needs; 30% service, to include instructional coordination of ROOTS , serving as liaison with the ROOTS program system-wide, and coordination with other WSU Vancouver programs that interface with ROOTS (i.e., the Advising Center, Writing Program, Student Resource Center, Library, and Access Center); and 10% research to include conference presentations, exhibits, and/or publications in the candidate's field of study (may include pedagogical publications). Candidates must demonstrate strong commitment to teaching, service, and research.

Washington State University is a multi-campus Tier 1 research university with faculty in the Department of History on three campuses (WSU Vancouver, WSU Pullman and WSU Tri-Cities). WSU Vancouver is an inclusive and non-residential research university dedicated to offering premier undergraduate educational and research experiences. Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homeland of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. WSU Vancouver is a growing campus, with all students required to take the innovative Roots of Contemporary Issues course. The campus provides its approximately 3,500 students a personal atmosphere, small class sizes, and interaction with world-class faculty. WSU Vancouver offers many opportunities for community engagement, close student-faculty collaboration, and an excellent quality of life.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned PhD in History or a closely related field with evidence of applying historical methods in their research by August 1, 2020
• Teaching and research experience in the area of transnational, comparative, and/or world history
• Demonstrated teaching experience and commitment to campus diversity efforts, social justice, and inclusion (
• Demonstrated experience applying historical approaches to contemporary interdisciplinary issues

Posting Open Date: 01/24/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

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