Major Work Characteristics/Summary of Position

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Nineteenth-Century US, including Early National, Civil war and Reconstruction, Slavery and/or African American History. Pursue appropriate scholarship, and participate in department, college and university service activities.

Ability to contribute through teaching, scholarship and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Youngstown State University-an urban research university-emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.

The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.

The History Department at YSU currently has nine full-time members distributed in fields across the discipline, and offers BA/MA courses/degrees. In addition to our traditional curriculum we offer courses in Applied and Public History and serve as the home of two “endowed” programs, the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies and the Center for Applied History. We also operate the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor as the managing partner with the Ohio History Connection.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned PhD in History by August 15, 2018.
Major field or concentration in Nineteenth-Century US History.

Desired Qualifications

In addition to a primary field and expertise as noted above, preference given to candidates with secondary fields in any of the following:

1. Any State History. (Ideally, the successful candidate will eventually offer a course in Ohio History)
2. Applied History: Such as Digital Humanities, Historical Editing, Historic Preservation, or Museum Curation.

Teaching experience desired but not required for consideration

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00276
Number of Vacancies 1

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcript 1 – Applicants are required to upload all transcripts as an unsecured PDF file.

At time of hire, all candidates must provide an official transcript. Official transcripts must be provided in an unopened, sealed envelope that bears the embossed or raised college seal, date and Registrar’s signature.