Wilkes University: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, World History

Wilkes University: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, World History

Wilkes University
Place of work
United States
From - Until
01.08.2024 - 31.07.2025
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

Wilkes University invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of History, World History position to begin in August 2024 in the Division of Global Cultures: History, Languages, and Philosophy. The Department of History, located within the Division of Global Cultures, prides itself in our commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as maintaining a rigorous research and scholarship profile.

Wilkes University: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, World History

The successful candidate will be responsible for a 4/4 teaching load including survey courses in Modern World History as well as upper-level courses in their field of expertise. While candidates with specialization in any World History field will be considered, particular preference will be given to those with a focus on Africa and/or the African Diaspora. Ability to teach the first half of US History survey is a plus. A Ph.D. in History (in hand by August 2024) is preferred. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in teaching undergraduate courses. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,000 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,500 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please be sure to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. For questions about this search, feel free to contact the Division Chair, Dr. Chris Zarpentine, at chris.zarpentine@wilkes.edu.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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