Florida International University — Instructor in Modern American History

Starting date: Classes begin August 19, 2019.
Application deadline: December 14, 2018.
Full or Part time: Full time. 

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student- athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/. 

The Department of History at Florida International University is conducting an open search for an Instructor in Modern American History. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach face-to-face and online undergraduate courses on Modern US history, with a 4-4 teaching load. The successful applicant will be expected to incorporate digital approaches to history into their courses and to work closely with FIU libraries and museums and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab in their teaching as well. The person to be hired may also contribute to our transnational PhD program with an emphasis in Atlantic Civilizations, and to relevant programs in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs and the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum as appropriate. The selected candidate must demonstrate commitment to service to the department, college, and university. 

We welcome applications from candidates working in all sub-fields of Modern American history. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on African American, Latinx, Borderlands, or Women and Gender Studies. Because of the position’s requirements, we also seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate teaching experience with online instruction, public history, digital mapping, or digital humanities. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply. pastedGraphic.png

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in hand by August 19, 2019 and are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516393 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu. Include a cover letter discussing both teaching and research interests (no more than two pages), a full c.v., at least two sample syllabi with sample assignments, and unofficial transcripts, in a single pdf file. Please send a second copy of all application materials to history@fiu.edu. Three letters of reference must be sent directly by recommenders or via a dossier service such as Interfolio. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 14, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous career and achievement. Email questions to Dr. Kirsten E. Wood, woodk@fiu.edu or call 305-348-2328. For more information on the FIU History Department, visit https://history.fiu.edu/

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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