Assistant Professor Vacancy #: 936806 Recruitment Range:Commensurate with Qualifications Closing Date:Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview
ECU enrolls around 28,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate or professional degrees and is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. ECU is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System located in Greenville, NC (pop. 95,000) and is the lead institution in the multi-institutional Coastal Studies Institute (https://www.coastalstudiesinstitute.org). Greenville is a vibrant, growing, and diverse community that offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living (https://www.greenvillenc.gov/).
The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (https://thcas.ecu.edu/) is home to 16 academic departments, a number of research centers, and over twenty interdisciplinary programs (https://thcas.ecu.edu/undergraduate-programs/) including African and African-American Studies (https://aaas.ecu.edu/), Coastal and Marine Studies (http://coas.ecu.edu), and Environmental Studies (https://environmentalstudies.ecu.edu/).
The Department of History is an academic unit in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and is home to almost twenty full-time professors whose strengths include United States, European, Public, Military, Atlantic World, and Maritime History. The Department offers courses in the full range of international areas. At the undergraduate level the Department offers a BA in History and Minors in History and Public History. At the graduate level the Department offers MA degrees in History (concentrations in American, European, Military, and Public History), and an MA in Maritime Studies. The Program in Maritime Studies is one of the world’s leading academic underwater archaeology programs. It is characterized by engaging students in hands-on underwater training, primary document historical research, and other practical skills such as remote sensing and grant writing.
The Department of History recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives, and opinions. The Department of History invites applicants from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment. We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives, and world views found within our university and community.
The Department of History invites applications for a nine-month appointment as an Assistant Professor in History. This tenure track faculty position will begin August 14, 2023. Probationary teaching load is 2/2. Area of specialization is within American Maritime History. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and will teach courses in the area of American maritime, naval, and military history, from 1500 to the present, as well as introductory surveys in US and World history. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. This appointment is contingent upon available funding.
Applicants should have the ability to utilize identity-conscious, culturally sensitive, and inclusive teaching strategies that engage with diverse experiences and worldviews. The Maritime Historian will be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, resource allocations, promotion, research, engagement, and teaching. They will broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; integrate diverse experiences and multiple perspectives as the foundation for a rich learning experience; and provide leadership to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests.
For an appointment as Assistant Professor, PhD in History is required. Qualifying degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Degree must be conferred prior to application. Teaching experience and research specialization in teaching area or closely related field, expertise in relevant languages.
Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply, submit a letter of interest outlining research interests and teaching capabilities, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current references. After the application is submitted, three official letters of reference will be requested; references will receive an email invitation from PeopleAdmin. Official transcripts are required upon employment.
Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #936806 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.