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Quinnipiac University’s Department of History invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position beginning August 2013. Concentration is in 18th and 19th Century US History.
The mission of the Department of History is twofold. First, it provides an intensive program of study for students majoring is history. The study of history is a long-established foundation for education since it builds critical skills of gathering and interpreting evidence, crafting arguments, engaging in research, and developing polished presentation skills both written and oral.
As a result, students earning a degree in history are prepared to pursue a wide range of career options. Some continue their education in graduate school in the humanities, social sciences, education or law; others pursue careers in public service, business and the arts.
Second, the Department of History provides opportunities for all students to familiarize themselves with the past through the study of history across time and around the world. Studying history helps students to appreciate their place in the world through a deeper understanding of the connection between the past and the present, through a better awareness of the varieties of human experience, and through a more complete understanding of the rich diversity of cultures.
The faculty regularly reviews and updates the history curriculum to reflect the changing nature of the historical discipline; conducts exit interviews with graduating seniors to assess their experience in the major; and collects and updates survey information from alumni concerning their experiences after graduation.
Teach U.S. colonial or early national history as well as U.S. survey courses.
Master degree required. Teaching experience required as well as a willingness to contribute to the University and departmental programs and initiatives. Teaching load is 4/4.
Application materials must be submitted electronically and include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Sample syllabus for upper division course
4. Publication or writing sample
Review of applications will begin March 25 and continue until position is filled. Other inquiries may be directed to Jill Fehleison, Acting Chair, Department of History at Jill.Fehleison@quinnipiac.edu
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.
Job Code 2013-1268
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