Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of History – Early American (US) Indigenous or African American History

Assistant Professor, Dept. of History – Early American (US) Indigenous or African American History

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The History Department at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early American (U.S.) Indigenous or African American history. The department trains students to engage in a sustained investigation of the record of humanity’s existence. Its faculty represent a wide range of specializations in United States and European history, as well as the history of societies in Africa, East Asia, Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East. From this broad perspective, our students are trained to think critically about how human societies change over time and how people both in the past and in our own day have tried to make sense of that change. History students acquire skills in collecting, synthesizing, and evaluating information from diverse sources, as well as presenting it in support of a coherent interpretation of the past. The unique combination of content knowledge and skills represented in the discipline of history allows students to develop a sophisticated understanding of human nature and human potential.

About the University
Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients.

BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students) and the history department is a collegial environment whose faculty have expertise in a variety of world regions and time periods.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
The Department of History at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early American (U.S.) Indigenous or African American history. The ideal candidate will also have experience in public history. Teaching duties include introductory-level survey courses on U.S. history before the Civil War, and upper-division courses in either Indigenous or African American history from the colonial era through the early republic. Student advising and participation in departmental and university decision-making activities are also expected.

Required Qualifications:
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in U.S. history, or related field by September 1, 2023.

Teaching experience and evidence of scholarly activity required.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.

They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of on-going scholarly activity, and interest in engaging students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center.We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.

Posting Number: F00410P
Open Date: 10/18/2022
Close Date: 12/16/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on application form.
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Writing Sample
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/23924

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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