This Visiting Assistant Professor (one-year) position in Central Washington University’s History Department offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to vibrant undergraduate and graduate history programs. Working with the History Department and other departments and programs, the successful candidate will design and teach courses in the histories of race and the law in the United States, as well as in other areas of expertise, along with lower-division and departmental service courses. In addition to doctoral training and teaching/research experience in the intersection of race and American law, we prefer candidates with expertise in one or more of the following subfields: African-American history; U.S. LatinX history; Asian-American history. This hire will teach cross-listed courses in one of the following College units: Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and the Centro Latinx for Latino and Latin American Studies. This specialist will actively contribute to our efforts to bring cultural, social, political, and legal considerations to bear on questions in ethics. Faculty will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity into their classes and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students.
PhD in U.S. history or related history field. (ABD candidates may be considered)
Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduates in the classroom and/or online.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment.
Ability to teach cross-listed courses in one of the following College units: Africana and Black Studies, Asian Studies, and the Centro Latinx and Latin American Studies.
Research, teaching, service, or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
Graduate training, research, and/or teaching experience in African-American history; U.S. LatinX history; and/or Asian-American history.
Ability to teach Pacific Northwest History.
Knowledge and/or training in digital humanities.
Demonstrated experience using technology in the teaching environment.
Experience and commitment to mentoring undergraduates, including those drawn from historically underrepresented groups.
Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations.
Screening Begins: August 6, 2020, and will continue until filled
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.