Overview

Do you love working in an academic environment? Do you love teaching and mentoring students, helping to shape the future? If so, we have the job for you! In anticipation of a bumper enrollment for Fall 2018, Shaw University is looking for Full Time Faculty, History. Reporting to the Division Head, Humanities & Religion and Philosophy, the FT Faculty of History teaches traditional and/or non-traditional college-level students, at on-campus and/or off-campus sites on weekdays and/or weeknights and Saturdays. In addition to the utilization of a variety of teaching strategies, part-time teaching faculty must provide student assistance and advice in their subject area, and may be required to participate in student orientation sessions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates acceptance and support of the mission and goals of the University.
  • Effectively teach knowledge-relevant college-level History courses, with a commitment to providing excellence in education.
  • Present course teachings in such a way that students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to increase motivation, to develop a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.
  • Actively engages in planning, developing and improving curriculum offerings.
  • On the first day of class, provides each student a copy of a course syllabus that conforms to University-approved requirements.
  • Teaches the course in accordance with the course syllabus.
  • Informs students of the course objectives and requirements, explains the grading system and attendance policy, and provides a bibliography of suggested readings.
  • Participates in orientation sessions conducted each semester by the Division Head or CAPE Director, as applicable.
  • Ensures that undergraduate students are aware of tutorial and support services of the Academic Support Center, which includes advising, tutorials and first year programs, and all other departmental workshops associated with student learning.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s degree in History from an accredited institution of higher learning or a related discipline; Ph.D. in History or related discipline preferred.
  • Must possess the minimum credential standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which normally include at least 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justifications.
  • Demonstrated success teaching at the college level.
  • Recent experience in a higher education setting preferred.
  • Candidates with teaching experience and expertise in an additional area also offered in the assigned department is highly desired.
  • Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology

Other Competencies
Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization. Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence is critical. Strong oral and written presentation skills. Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Excellence in organization, decision-making, problem-solving, and creating a collaborative environment. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English.

For faculty employment consideration, a candidate who meets job opening qualifications must submit ALL the following documents with your application, by uploading them to your profile. If you need an accommodation for the application process, please contact humanresources@shawu.edu.

  • A current, fully complete resume or curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial graduate transcript
  • An application cover letter with statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • Three current letters of reference.

Following the Human Resources office’s receipt of a candidate’s fully completed application package for a current job opening, then an applicant can be considered for employment, with their application information submitted to the recruiting manager/selection committee for review.

Any potential hire is contingent upon the FINALIST candidate’s ordering OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS of the HIGHEST GRADUATE-LEVEL DEGREE(S) awarded to be sent DIRECTLY FROM the awarding institution(s) DIRECTLY TO the Shaw University Human Resources Department at 118 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Hand-delivered sealed transcripts will not be considered as official – they must be received directly from the awarding institution(s).

Candidates are personally responsible for any potential travel and/or relocation expenses incurred

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.