Overview

The Department of History is searching for an Assistant Professor of History, Early America. Tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year. Preference for subfields that complement current department offerings. All full-time faculty in our department teach lower-level liberal studies courses as well as upper-level/graduate courses, and play significant roles in implementing the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Western Carolina University is an 11,000 student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. from accredited institution in History; ABD considered. Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference for subfields that complement current department offerings. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online at http://jobs.wcu.edu (Position #2052). Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a list of three references with full contact information, teaching philosophy and sample teaching materials (relevant syllabi). In addition, please submit three letters of recommendation to Dr. Elizabeth G. McRae, Search Committee Chair, History Department, 286 Central Drive, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. McRae at 828-227-3481 or mcrae@email.wcu.edu.

Carnegie Statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship