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The History Department of the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian history for a fixed-term two-year non-renewable appointment beginning August 2023 through May 2025.
Area of expertise is open, though we are especially interested in candidates whose research or teaching encompasses ethnic minorities, the non-Russian regions or republics, nationality issues, or imperial borderland histories. Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys covering the entirety of Russian history including the post-Soviet period, upper-division courses and seminars in their area of concentration, and lower-division surveys in European history. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach seminars for our MA programs. Faculty members at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the History Department teach eight courses per academic year (4-4).
The successful candidate will join a department with strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts. Our department actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History in hand and teaching experience at the university level. Online teaching experience is preferred.
UNCW is a comprehensive university enrolling over 18,000 students situated in the historic city of Wilmington, a port city between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The Department of History, which offers degrees at the B.A. and M.A. levels, shares the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. A constituent of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department supports the university’s mission to ground all of its students in the humanities by providing a quality education taught by a student-centered faculty who consider their scholarship, research, and service to be essential to effective teaching. It seeks to foster a tradition of high-quality research productivity, community and global engagement, diversity and inclusion, and pedagogical innovation. The department has been committed since its inception to internationalization of the curriculum, to community and regional service, and to university-wide and interdisciplinary programs.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on February 2, 2023, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1. Curriculum Vita
2. Cover Letter
3. Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
4. Writing Sample
5. 3 Professional References (submitted via email)
If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.
In addition, please have three letters of reference sent electronically to Ms. Meaghan Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that all requested components must be submitted in order to meet the application requirements. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom. For questions regarding the search, contact search committee chair, Professor Jarrod Tanny, at email@example.com. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.
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