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Ability to teach courses in area of specialization and global history required.
Ph.D. in history or a related field, teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly potential expected.
Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2020.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach courses in area of specialization and global history. In addition to instructional duties, faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.
Description of the Department or Unit The History Department at Appalachian State provides students with knowledge of their own cultural tradition and an appreciation of other cultures and societies of the past. It promotes an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in interpreting them. The department offers a broad curriculum in local, national, regional, and world history, which encourages history majors to develop a comparative approach to human problems. The department offers four undergraduate majors, and three tracks within a master’s degree program – employing approximately 25 tenure-line faculty members. Additional information about the department, the university and the surrounding area is located at: https://history.appstate.edu/
An ability to teach/support public history, history education, and/or digital history initiatives.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.