Assistant Professor, Modern European History, History Department

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
History


Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor, Modern European History, History Department


Job Description

Position Description:
Fort Hays State University is seeking applicants for a Modern European Historian at the Assistant Professor rank. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track (NTT) appointment. The position may be converted to Tenure Track in the future pending administration approval. The successful candidate will provide evidence of teaching experience, or the potential to be a strong educator; evidence of service to the discipline, or potential to engage in service at the departmental, university, and community levels; and evidence of either scholarly achievement, or the potential for scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will also possess an understanding and appreciation for on-campus and online delivery systems. A preference will be given to someone who meets some areas of departmental need, which include—but are not limited to-a specialization in Modern European History, with an outside field in world history.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Ph.D. or ABD in history, with completion the Ph.D. within a year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in an aspect of Modern European History, with an outside field in World History (broadly defined);
- An ability to teach World History to 1500 and Modern World Civilizations;
- Interest in teaching on-campus courses, as well as the university’s innovative online program;
- Evidence of teaching experience, or the potential to be a strong educator;
- Evidence of service to the discipline, or potential to engage in service at the departmental, university, and community levels;
- Evidence of either scholarly achievement, or the potential for scholarly achievement.

Rank:
Assistant Professor, NTT

Appointment Date:
August 2021

Application Deadline:

Priority deadline is January 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/ 

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching, advising, and service to the field. Applicants will teach a 4/4 course load with courses in both the traditional classroom, as well as virtually. The ideal applicant will be able to provide instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ideal candidate will also maintain an active service contribution to the department, university, local community, and discipline at large. The focus in teaching will be on European history, as well as world history surveys, with some focus on non-western history. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate an active scholarly agenda.

Required Application Documents:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, research agenda, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF. Official transcripts will be required at the time of employment.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Paul Nienkamp, Chair of History Department
Email: pknienkamp@fhsu.edu
Phone: (708) 628-4086

About the Department:
The Department of History is a longstanding department in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The departmental programs include a B.A. in general History, offered both on-campus and on-line, a B.A. in History-Secondary Education, an M.A. in History, and an M.A. in Public History. Both M.A. degrees are also offered on-campus and on-line. Enrollment has increased significantly in the History-Secondary Education and M.A. programs over the last few years. The online History B.A. began in fall 2020, and is already showing solid enrollment, and potential for significant growth in the future. https://www.fhsu.edu/history/

About the College:
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is composed of eleven departments, all of which focus on gaining a deeper understanding of human persons and human purposes through exploration and development of creativity, communication, rational reflection, behavior, and shared experience. For more information about the college, please visit https://www.fhsu.edu/coas/.

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.



Department
History


Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor, Modern European History, History Department


Job Description

Position Description:
Fort Hays State University is seeking applicants for a Modern European Historian at the Assistant Professor rank. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track (NTT) appointment. The position may be converted to Tenure Track in the future pending administration approval. The successful candidate will provide evidence of teaching experience, or the potential to be a strong educator; evidence of service to the discipline, or potential to engage in service at the departmental, university, and community levels; and evidence of either scholarly achievement, or the potential for scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will also possess an understanding and appreciation for on-campus and online delivery systems. A preference will be given to someone who meets some areas of departmental need, which include—but are not limited to-a specialization in Modern European History, with an outside field in world history.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Ph.D. or ABD in history, with completion the Ph.D. within a year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in an aspect of Modern European History, with an outside field in World History (broadly defined);
- An ability to teach World History to 1500 and Modern World Civilizations;
- Interest in teaching on-campus courses, as well as the university’s innovative online program;
- Evidence of teaching experience, or the potential to be a strong educator;
- Evidence of service to the discipline, or potential to engage in service at the departmental, university, and community levels;
- Evidence of either scholarly achievement, or the potential for scholarly achievement.

Rank:
Assistant Professor, NTT

Appointment Date:
August 2021

Application Deadline:

Priority deadline is January 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/ 

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching, advising, and service to the field. Applicants will teach a 4/4 course load with courses in both the traditional classroom, as well as virtually. The ideal applicant will be able to provide instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ideal candidate will also maintain an active service contribution to the department, university, local community, and discipline at large. The focus in teaching will be on European history, as well as world history surveys, with some focus on non-western history. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate an active scholarly agenda.

Required Application Documents:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement, research agenda, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF. Official transcripts will be required at the time of employment.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Paul Nienkamp, Chair of History Department
Email: pknienkamp@fhsu.edu
Phone: (708) 628-4086

About the Department:
The Department of History is a longstanding department in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The departmental programs include a B.A. in general History, offered both on-campus and on-line, a B.A. in History-Secondary Education, an M.A. in History, and an M.A. in Public History. Both M.A. degrees are also offered on-campus and on-line. Enrollment has increased significantly in the History-Secondary Education and M.A. programs over the last few years. The online History B.A. began in fall 2020, and is already showing solid enrollment, and potential for significant growth in the future. https://www.fhsu.edu/history/

About the College:
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is composed of eleven departments, all of which focus on gaining a deeper understanding of human persons and human purposes through exploration and development of creativity, communication, rational reflection, behavior, and shared experience. For more information about the college, please visit https://www.fhsu.edu/coas/.

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.


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