Governors State University (University Park, IL), a minority-majority institution, invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of History to begin in the Fall 2020 semester.
We seek a History teacher-scholar who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusivity to complement existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will contribute to our program by incorporating scholarly expertise on underrepresented and/or marginalized groups into courses. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach courses in at least one geographical area outside the United States, preferably Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or World and/or have training or teaching experience from a transnational perspective. Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of survey courses in U.S. History, upper-level major requirements (methods, public history, thesis), courses in area(s) of specialization, and interdisciplinary first year seminars. Candidates should provide evidence of strong teaching skills and the potential for a strong record of scholarship. A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.
Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
The BA Program in History is part of a thriving, diverse Humanities Department that includes American Studies, Black Studies, Global Studies, Latin American/Caribbean/Latina/o Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Spanish. The Humanities Department is a unit within the Division of Arts and Letters. History faculty collaborate with colleagues and students across disciplines and can hold dual appointments.
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