Posted: Apr 23, 2021

Dept. of History, Instructor/Assistant Professor

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

From Bridgewater State Universitys inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSUs institutional values, the work of the Presidents Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.

The History Department at Bridgewater State University trains students to engage in a sustained investigation of the record of humanitys existence. Its faculty represent a wide range of specializations in United States and European history, as well as the history of societies in Africa, East Asia, Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East. From this broad perspective, our students are trained to think critically about how human societies change over time and how people both in the past and in our own day have tried to make sense of that change. History students acquire skills in collecting, synthesizing, and evaluating information from diverse sources, as well as presenting it in support of a coherent interpretation of the past. The unique combination of content knowledge and skills represented in the discipline of history allows students to develop a sophisticated understanding of human nature and human potential. Successful candidates will be staff members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Essential Duties:
This is a one-year, full-time, temporary, benefited position where the successful candidate will teach lower-division survey courses and upper-division lecture and seminar courses in U.S. history during the Colonial, Revolutionary, or Early Republic eras.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, carry a full advising load and serve on departmental committees.

Courses may be offered on the main campus in Bridgewater or at satellite campuses in Attleboro and on Cape Cod.

Required Qualifications:
Masters degree in History required.

Teaching experience required.

Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and advising that enhances an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of on-going scholarly activity, and interest in engaging students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History preferred

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00327P
Open Date: 04/21/2021
Close Date: 5/3/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
  • an updated c.v. and cover letter.

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