Posting InformationPosting Number FAC576P
Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.wcu.edu/postings/21840 Classification Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of History / History Education and Social Sciences Education - #131842 and #000487 Department History About WCU
Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America's Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.
Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.
Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, and free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus.
The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
The Department of History at Western Carolina University is searching for two Assistant Professors of History/History Education and Social Sciences Education. Research fields open. These are 9-month Tenure-track appointments to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Duties include directing the administration of the social sciences education program, advising social science education students, representing the program on various committees, supervising student interns, and teaching undergraduate courses. All full-time faculty in our department teach a 3/3 course load of lower-level liberal studies courses as well as upper-level/graduate courses. The WCU History Department remains committed to the academic and civic value of diversity in education.
Western Carolina University is a 12,000 student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. from accredited institution in History, Social Sciences Education, or a closely related field required; ABD considered.
Must hold or be eligible for North Carolina licensure in secondary social sciences or methods licensure.
Research fields open. Preference for subfields that complement current department offerings.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week Number of Months Per Year 9
Posting TextOpen Date 09/21/2022
Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online. Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three references with full contact information.
Letters of recommendation and sample teaching materials such as syllabi may be asked for at a later date. Review of applications will begin on or about October 7th and continue until the position is filled.
For questions or additional information, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Jessie Swigger at 828-227-2692 or [email protected] or the chair of the department Dr. Alex Macaulay at 828-227-3497 or [email protected].
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