The Department of History at Washington State University seeks to hire a postdoctoral teaching associate to teach the university's core undergraduate course, The Roots of Contemporary Issues beginning August 2021, pending budgetary approval. The Roots of Contemporary Issues is a history course that helps students make sense of our complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspective. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to understand historical problems in transnational, comparative, or global perspective and to engage students in discussion relating to the history of the environment, globalization, social inequalities, diverse ways of thinking, and world conflicts.
Teaching duties are as follows:
80% Teach four courses in History per semester through mutual consultation with the Chair.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment and should have teaching experience and evidence of a commitment to underrepresented communities.
Commensurate on education, experience, and University guidelines
Position Term in months:
City, State, Zip:
Pullman, WA 99163
This position has been determined by the department to require a background check
Screening Begin Date:
March 8, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) a one-page teaching statement, and 4) one sample syllabus. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Please submit only the following documents in the application:
One-page teaching statement
One sample syllabus (on any subject)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
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