History of the United States – to teach courses in American History with the ability to teach history courses in non-western regions (Africa and the Middle East, preferred). The successful candidate will also provide full-time oversight of and act as the advisor to the History and History/Pre-Law program at Kean Ocean. While based at the Kean Ocean campus, the faculty member will participate in the intellectual life of the Department of History at Kean's Union campus. Members of the department embody the teacher-scholar model, matching rigorous research with dedication to teaching The successful candidate will contribute to Kean’s efforts to grow opportunities for undergraduate research and the Department of History’s public-facing commitment to social justice.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in History is required, with a preference for candidates who can demonstrate significant teaching experience. Candidates should have a record of recent publications in peer reviewed academic journals and a strong agenda for future research and publications. ABD candidates will be considered with completion date by July 1, 2021.
This is a ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective for the Fall 2021 semester. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Proficiency in the Learning Management System, Blackboard and Online Learning Pedagogy is required, consistent with University guidelines. Kean may offer free voluntary Blackboard workshops to otherwise qualified applicants.
Please submit cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.
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About Kean University
Founded in 1855, Kean University was the first public post-secondary institution in New Jersey. With a rich history of excellence and innovation in higher education, Kean is a world-class, vibrant and diverse university offering more than 50 undergraduate majors and more than 60 options for graduate study, including six doctoral programs in a variety of disciplines.From its roots as a teachers college, Kean University in Union, New Jersey has grown into a comprehensive, global institution of higher education serving a diverse enrollment of more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Kean's mission is to provide an affordable, accessible and world-class education that prepares students to think and respond critically and creatively in a rapidly changing world.The University continues its legacy as a top producer of teachers in New Jersey and is a growing educational hub in the fields of business, health care and technology. Its six undergraduate colleges - the College of Business and Public Management; the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences; Michael Graves College; and the New Jersey Center for Science, Te...chnology and Mathematics - offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 60 options for graduate study leading to master's degrees, professional diplomas or certifications. Kean University is the only public university in the United States to have a campus in China. Wenzhou-Kean University is an English-speaking campus for Chinese, Kean USA and international students located on a 500-acre campus in the foothills of Wenzhou, China.The University is also a higher education innovator within the State of New Jersey. Kean Ocean in Toms River, a partnership with Ocean County College, offers a Kean University degree on a community college campus. The university is also developing Kean Skylands, a new campus in Morris County designed to serve as an outdoor living laboratory for field-based scientific study and other classroom and field instruction.Kean's Human Rights Institute holds an annual conference and offers a broad range of programs to raise awareness of human rights violations worldwide and inspire action among students, teachers and the general public. With five theatres on campus, Kean Stage and the award-winning Premiere Stages contribute to the intellectual life of the community with programs, plays and concerts that reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of central and northern New Jersey. Five galleries on the main campus conduct an eclectic exhibition program that often integrates the visual arts with academic programs.Kean's more than 130 academic, professional interest and philanthropic student groups add to the vibrant campus life. The University fields 14 Division III men's and women's athletic teams and has eight sports facilities, including Harwood Arena and Kean Alumni Stadium. Students also participate in a full schedule of intramural and recreational athletic activities.The Kean faculty is recognized for teaching distinction, scholarship and service. Kean remains committed to excellence in higher education and continuing its long tradition of access, opportunity and affordability for students seeking a college degree. Each year, Kean proudly builds on this distinguished history, as it stays focused on guiding students to academic and professional success.Lamont Repollet, Ed.D., was selected as the 18th leader of Kean University by the Kean Board of Trustees on May 11, 2020.