Governors State University (University Park, IL), a minority-majority institution, invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of History to begin in the Fall 2020 semester.

We seek a History teacher-scholar who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusivity to complement existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will contribute to our program by incorporating scholarly expertise on underrepresented and/or marginalized groups into courses. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to teach courses in at least one geographical area outside the United States, preferably Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or World and/or have training or teaching experience from a transnational perspective. Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of survey courses in U.S. History, upper-level major requirements (methods, public history, thesis), courses in area(s) of specialization, and interdisciplinary first year seminars. Candidates should provide evidence of strong teaching skills and the potential for a strong record of scholarship. A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.

To receive full consideration, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught), a cover letter highlighting how their teaching experience and scholarship fits the position, a one-page teaching philosophy, a one-page diversity statement, a sample syllabus from a lower-division course, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with contact information by October 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply at . References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.
Please address questions to Dr. Ellie Walsh at .