ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of History & Related Fields

University of Northwestern

St. Paul, MN

ID: 7062101
Posted: November 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Overview
Responsible to provide excellence in teaching through the fulfillment of the mission and strategic goals of the Department of History and Related Fields by teaching in the field of United States History.

The successful candidate will also connect knowledge with the discipline of political science. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate classes in U. S. history, as well as support the department and university by teaching the introductory History of Western Civilization course. In rotation, may support the department in teaching classes on historical methods, the history senior seminar, as well as other fields related to history, such as political science.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019. Position is open until filled.

What will I do in this position?
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Teaching a combination of introductory and upper-level courses in the history of the United States, general education history courses (specifically, History of Western Civilization), service courses supporting the majors and minors of the department, and courses in subfields such as geography, economics, and political science, as qualified.
Advising History majors as well as students in the Politics, History, and Economics (PHE) major, helping to coordinate and promote the PHE major, holding office hours, attending department meetings, fulfilling assigned departmental duties, and other functions as requested by the Department Chair, College Dean, or Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Abide by all University policies.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
What will it take to succeed in this position?
Minimum Education and Experience:

Ph.D. with area of specialization in United States history strongly preferred. Ph.D. in a related field will be considered. ABD applicants will be considered. Ideal candidates will have a subfield in American political history. A secondary specialization in an area of modern world history and/or politics preferred.
Demonstrated teaching experience at the college or university level and commitment to scholarship through publication and academic presentations.
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Commitment to excellence in teaching and academic advising of undergraduates
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills
Ability to type efficiently and accurately use the computer to carry out job responsibilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of and agreement with Northwestern’s Declaration of Christian Community and Doctrinal Statement
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment:
The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.

What are the benefits of working at Northwestern?
In addition to being part of a compelling, meaningful mission, we have benefits we believe set us apart from other employers.

For example we have:

Generous health, dental and other insurance benefits
Company retirement contributions that exceed levels of many for-profit organizations
Tuition benefits for employees and their families
Complimentary access to athletic, music, and theatre events
Northwestern was one of 100 Minnesota organizations named to the Star Tribune Top Workplaces list in 2010, 2012 and 2014!


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