History, Lecturer in History & Social Studies Education
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

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This is a full-time, benefit eligible, non-tenure eligible, faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This position is appointed for one academic year and is renewable based on effective performance, availability of funding, and program needs. Application Procedure
  • Please deliver the following application materials to: Lecturer in History Education Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Northern Arizona University, PO BOX 6023, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6023, or e-mail application materials to Cristi.Mallery@nau.edu . Please provide: 1) letter of interest explaining your qualifications; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) sample syllabi; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) contact information for three professional references. Additional materials may be requested of finalists.
Job Description
  • The Department of History at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire a lecturer specializing in history/social studies education. In addition to teaching methods courses, leading practicums, and supervising student fieldwork placements, the successful candidate will advise students through the program. Advisement includes individual meetings with students, dissemination of program information, website maintenance, and oversight of student applications to the program, student teaching, and graduation. The successful candidate will work closely with other history and education faculty to deliver a newly revised, nationally accredited (NCATE/CAEP) program of study for undergraduate students and help gather, track, and report student assessment data. Duties will also include help in coordinating student and teacher workshops, institutes, seminars, and the National History Day program regional competition held at NAU in the spring of every year. Duties may also include assistance in grant writing, activities and goals; dissemination of project information to teachers and administration; help in facilitating information flow between partners; and help in gathering information for evaluation and reporting.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in Education and/or History.
  • A minimum of 5 years of secondary classroom teaching in history/social studies.
  • Experience mentoring teachers.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Candidates who have taught history, government, and economics courses a minimum of five years at the secondary level and are knowledgeable in the scholarship of teaching and learning in economics, government, geography and history will be given preference. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student work and assessment data, syllabi, teaching evaluations and awards. Technology skills a plus. Evidence of potential for contributing to a dynamic social studies teacher preparation program and K-20 collaborative partnerships, such as conference presentations, curriculum development, teacher collaborations, grant writing, and the social skills to work with a variety of people. Candidates should also provide evidence of an understanding and/or experience with the advising and service roles of faculty in a public research university with a teacher/scholar environment and a diverse student population. Preference will be given to candidates with current teacher certification.
General Information
  • Northern Arizona University is a 25,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 65,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
  • The Department of History is one of eight departments and schools comprising NAU's College of Arts and Letters. Its twenty faculty provide instruction for about four hundred active majors seeking undergraduate degrees in History or History Education, as well as for those who seek either the MA or the PhD in History.
  • Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline
  • This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2013.

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