Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Michigan


General SummaryThe Department of History and Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning fall 2020 in History and Social Studies Education. The successful candidate's primary teaching responsibility will be Social Studies Methods for Secondary Education, and they will also be expected to teach history classes that complement the program's current offerings.

Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesTeach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

QualificationsPreference will be given to candidates with a field in Middle Eastern, Asian, or Native American History. Candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, offer courses in teaching methods and history, and serve as a liaison with the College of Education. The position requires a Ph.D. in history or a related field from an accredited university (completed by August 2020) and experience teaching at the 6-12 level.

Supplemental InformationTo be considered for the position, candidates should submit a cover letter that outlines their research interests and mentions courses the candidate would like to teach at the introductory, upper-division, and M.A. levels, a curriculum vitae, two course syllabi, and a chapter/article sized writing sample. The committee will collect letters of recommendation from candidates advancing to the second stage.

Questions can be addressed to Richard Nation, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin December 1.

Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

EMU is an R2 university enrolling approximately 18,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package and a collegial work environment. EMU's distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong community initiatives, focus on Education First, and nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements sets it apart. The EMU campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario.

  • education
  • teaching