Assistant Professor of Instruction - Arts and Humanities

University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX

ID: 7079769
Posted: June 11, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Instruction in Arts and Humanities. Responsibilities include teaching two classes per semester and working as an Assistant to the Director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, in particular to coordinate our international collaborations and our new online teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have PhD and be qualified to teach classes on Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies, and have relevant administrative experience.

The Ackerman Center is a distinguished and publicly-engaged academic center that provides an in-depth view of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights studies within a dedicated facility. We provide an educational, engaging, and trans-formative experience for our diverse students, who carry our mission with them as educators, professionals, and leaders in America and around the world.

The Ackerman Center has five endowed faculty positions, which are complemented by additional part and full-time professors and lecturers. The Center offers a unique multi-faceted learning environment supported by a research library housing the prestigious Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Library Collection. Our academic program is complemented by a substantial outreach program that includes free public events such as teacher workshops, film screenings, and lectures from distinguished scholars. With the recent rise of anti-Semitism and human rights violations, the lessons of the Holocaust are more important than ever in the 21st century. By advancing a continuous engagement with the past, the Ackerman Center will be a vital part of promoting solutions to the challenges to global justice and peace in our world.

Applicants should upload a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy/experience; teaching evaluations (if available); and the full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.

Minimum Education and Experience
An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education and Experience
A earned PhD in History or a closely-related field and some college-level teaching and relevant administrative experience is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence

Prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes

Contribute assessment information and data as requested

Mentor and/or advise undergraduate and/or graduate students

Establish and/or continue an independent line of research

Continue to expand professional influence in the academic discipline through research and/or publication

Engage in service within the academic unit, the university, and the profession as appropriate based on teaching and research constraints


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