Professor & Department Chair

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

United States

October 20, 2021

Description

Position Information Position Number 002399

Working Title Professor & Department Chair Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col) Department History Position Designation Faculty Employment Type Permanent - Full-time Months per year 9 Primary Purpose of Department

The History Department employs 30 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 350 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 50 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Capitalism Studies, Women's and Gender Studies; Global Studies; Religious Studies; and (effective Fall 2018) Southern Studies. It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. The department's M.A. program in History also features a concentration in Public History.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to UNC Charlotte Employees Only Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals. Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work. Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member's discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work. Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: https:// provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the Chair of the History department. This is a search internal to the university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications are invited from candidates in any disciplinary tradition whose teaching and research demonstrate a commitment to the vision of the Department of History. Candidates should (1) have a doctoral degree, (2) be a tenured associate or full professor with an appointment within UNC Charlotte, with demonstrated success in securing extramural funds for their research (3) have administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair, including communication, management, curriculum building, fostering a positive work environment, represent the department at the college and university level and community level (4) have a commitment to the mentoring faculty, the education of the department's diverse student population and demonstrate how diversity and inclusion is incorporated in their teaching, research, service and leadership, (5) have a strong interest in community engagement and (6) have experience or plans to secure program- related funding.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

N/A

Necessary Licenses/Certifications Special Notes to Applicants

Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a current C.V., with the names of three references. Screening of the applicants will begin Oct 8, 2021. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching, research, and administrative goals. For more information please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Erika Edwards at eedwar27@uncc.edu.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Job Open Date 10/06/2021 Job Close Date 10/20/2021 Open Until Filled No Date Review of Applications will Begin 10/21/2021 Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2022 If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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