Florida International University — Instructor, Modern U.S. History (Digital)

Starting date:  Classes begin August 24, 2020.
Application deadline:  November 15, 2019.
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 FacilityFIU’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 searching for an Instructor who can develop and teach a sequence of Modern U.S. history courses that incorporate digital history methods. These may include methods for performing digital history research, such as digital mapping, large-scale text analysis, network analysis, and 3D modeling, as well as public-facing methods that use digital video production, podcasting, and social media. Topical specialization in the field of U.S. history is open but we  especially welcome applications from candidates who are able to teach courses in  African American, Latinx, Borderlands,  indigenous/Native American history,  women’s and/or gender history. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply. The position includes opportunities for professional development leave, a path to promotion to senior and university instructor, and 1 or 2 course releases from the standard 4-4 load based on productivity related to enrollments, curriculum development as related to the digital humanities, and a role in training graduate students by hosting workshops and the like for our grad program. The person in this position will have the opportunity to work with one of FIU’s Emerging Preeminent Programs, the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL), on its Digital Projects with faculty, staff and students across the university.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in hand by August 24, 2020 and should apply to Job Opening ID 516393 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/.  Include a cover letter discussing interests and experience with regard to teaching and digital humanities (no more than two pages), a full c.v., unofficial transcripts, and up to 15 pages of supporting material (such as syllabi, teaching materials, assignment prompts, and links to digital humanities projects) 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. All applications and required materials received by the deadline of November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.  Review will continue until the position is filled.  The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous career and achievement.  Email questions to Dr. Chantalle Verna verna@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.