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Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of History in Modern European History (Beginning in the 2023-2024 Academic Year.)
The History Department of Union University seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant or associate professorship beginning August 2023 to teach undergraduate world civilization classes at the introductory level, a two-semester regional geography course, upper-level European history courses, and other classes as needed. Applicants should have a primary specialization in modern European history. This position entials a 4-4 teaching load. The job will also entail student advising responsibilities, committee assignments, participation in professional history organizations, and ongoing scholarship in history.
Instruction and Primary Duties
This position’s primary focus is teaching undergraduate courses in History, specifically introductory world civilization, regional geography, European history, and other courses as assigned.
Facilitate/guide the progress of students toward achievement of course and program outcomes. Define clear learning outcomes.
Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
Serve as advisor to assigned students. Demonstrate interest in the personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrate concern for student progress.
Maintain regular on-campus office hours for student accessibility outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success, life goals, and spiritual development.
Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
Submit budget requests and post textbook information for assigned courses by the posted deadlines.
Participate in assessment activities associated with taught courses by collecting data on student learning outcomes when appropriate and engaging in department activities associated with the analysis and application of those data for the purposes of continuous improvement of the program.
Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.
Remain current in academic or program discipline, including participation in professional history organizations and scholarly activities; attending and presenting at professional conferences, meetings, workshops, and/or conventions.
Maintain a commitment to academic scholarship through the engagement of intellectual inquiry to further the field of History.
Continue to develop online teaching methods, including broadening skills using Canvas, Turnitin, Studio, and other virtual classroom tools. Continue to improve online instruction and update content periodically.
Participate in the life of the University, which may take the form of sponsorship or chaperonage of student organizations or activities and attendance at academic, cultural, and athletic events.
Serve on standing or ad-hoc committees, advisory boards, and hiring committees.
Attend departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings. Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.
Participate in religious emphases and activities sponsored by the University for personal enrichment and as an example and encouragement to colleagues and to students, including regular attendance at Chapel services.
Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty either formally or informally.
Be available to faculty and students for consultation in one’s area of expertise.
Assist with Pre-Registration, Registration, and New Student Orientation as assigned. When called upon, function as an official academic advisor, counseling students about course, academic sequence, and program selection.
Take part in campus and community activities related to the discipline.
Participate in fall convocation and commencement exercises, as well as other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.
Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff, and students.
Contribute to a positive work climate and team effort within the school.
Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Modern European History. ABD candidates will be considered. Effective teaching experience, evidence of scholarly potential, and a passion for teaching are also required. Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life. (Union University’s Identity, Mission, and Core Values is a link to https://www.uu.edu/about/what-we-believe.cfm)
Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.