Assistant Professor of History
Alcorn State University - Lorman, MS

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PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, advise students, and evaluate student progress towards meeting competencies and requirements for employment in the field of history, admission to graduate school, or attaining licensure to teach social sciences in public education.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The candidate will be a broadly trained historian and able to teach survey and upper division courses in World Civilizations and U.S. History, as well as in an established area of expertise. It is especially desirable that the candidate have a field in Global Civilizations/World History in the pre- and early modern periods with a focus on the African Diaspora and/or embracing historical experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, or the Middle East. We would welcome specializations in immigration, gender and women’s studies, comparative race relations, and ethnicity. The candidate will also provide assessment of student learning outcomes and ongoing evaluation of the History program. The position also requires engagement in departmental or university service work, as well as scholarship and an active research agenda. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Ability to teach varied courses in the History Program curriculum. Advise History and Social Science Education students about academic requirements and registration for classes. Contribute to continual program improvement through annual evaluation of program outcomes and objectives. Prepare required information for quality enhancement planning and evaluation. Serve on faculty committees and actively participate in recruitment of students to the program. Assist in ongoing program curriculum development and participate in service to the program, department, school, and the community. Actively engage in professional activities related to History and Social Science Education, including a demonstrated commitment to a specific research agenda. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students, and assume additional responsibilities as needed for the improvement and growth of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

An earned doctorate in the field of U.S. or World History, and prior teaching experience on the junior college or university level is preferred. Other qualifications include:
  • Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate history courses
  • An active scholarship agenda
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

Computer skills are a must, and the applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and course learning or management software including Blackboard, BANNER, and other online or statistical packages. The candidate should also be able to operate simple office equipment including a calculator, copier, projector, Scranton machine, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
  • Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job
  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools
  • Normal endurance

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