Summary of Duties: The Department of History at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Modern World History on the Vancouver campus, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits are competitive and initial summer research support is normally available.
Washington State University is a multi-campus land grant institution with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and extension. WSU is a Tier I research institution and offers competitive salaries and start-up packages. Research expectations and teaching loads (typically 2 courses per semester) are consistent across the four WSU campuses.
WSU Vancouver is located on a beautiful 351-acre campus across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, offering numerous opportunities for research and collaboration with a variety of nearby institutions, agencies, and organizations. The campus provides the approximately 3,300 students a personal atmosphere, small class sizes, and interaction with world-class faculty. The Department of History offers undergraduate majors in History as well as interdisciplinary programs in Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty also mentor History graduate students in the PhD program. Interested candidates can learn more at: http://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/human-resources/prospective-faculty.
Duties include conducting independent research leading to publication, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in history, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the occupant of the position will be expected to contribute to campus, university, and departmental governance, as well as professional, state, and national communities, through service in ways appropriate to training and rank.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must: 1. have a PhD in History (or strong evidence of completion of Ph.D. before employment start date); 2. demonstrated transnational expertise in 19th-20th century World History, including regional expertise in at least one of the following: Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean. 3. provide evidence of teaching ability and a commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; 4. provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive research program; and, 5. demonstrate commitment to campus diversity efforts, social justice and inclusion (http://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/office-chancellor/wsu-vancouver-strategic-plan).
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.