Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Assistant Professor, History

Kean University - Union City, NJ
Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2021

College of Liberal Arts

Department of History

History of the United States – to teach courses in American History with the ability to teach history courses in non-western regions (Africa and the Middle East, preferred).  The successful candidate will also provide full-time oversight of and act as the advisor to the History and History/Pre-Law program at Kean Ocean. While based at the Kean Ocean campus, the faculty member will participate in the intellectual life of the Department of History at Kean's Union campus. Members of the department embody the teacher-scholar model, matching rigorous research with dedication to teaching.  The successful candidate will contribute to Kean’s efforts to grow opportunities for undergraduate research and the Department of History’s public-facing commitment to social justice.


Qualifications:  Ph.D. in History is required, with a preference for candidates who can demonstrate significant teaching experience. Candidates should have a record of recent publications in peer reviewed academic journals and a strong agenda for future research and publications. ABD candidates will be considered with completion date by July 1, 2021. 


This is a ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective for the Fall 2021 semester. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations.


All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity.  Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required.  Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Proficiency in the Learning Management System, Blackboard and Online Learning Pedagogy is required, consistent with University guidelines. Kean may offer free voluntary Blackboard workshops to otherwise qualified applicants. 


Please submit cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.