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Assistant Professor - Pre-1500 Islamicate World

Company: Central Washington University
Location: Ellensburg
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

This assistant professor position in Central Washington University's History Department offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to vibrant and growing undergraduate and graduate history programs. Working with the History Department and other departments and programs, the successful candidate will design and teach courses related to their g eographic, religious, linguistic, and thematic specialization in the pre-1500 Islamicate World. In addition to teaching lower- and upper-division undergraduate and graduate classes in History, the successful applicant will teach cross-listed courses in the Africana and Black Studies program, and may have the opportunity to contribute to cross-listed courses in other interdisciplinary areas. Faculty will integrate CWU's commitment to diversity into their classes and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in History with a specialization in pre-1500 Islamicate world history (ABD candidates must have degree in hand by start date).
Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduates in the classroom and/or online.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment.
Ability to teach cross-listed courses in Africana and Black Studies.
Active and promising research/publication agenda in the history of the Islamicate world prior to 1500.
Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to teach cross-listed courses in Asian Studies, and/or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Experience in teaching introductory world history, cross-cultural, or borderlands classes.
Experience incorporating multicultural perspectives into teaching for 21st century leadership.
Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.
Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience

Appointment : Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment. Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June.

Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance. http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits

Additional Information: For additional information about the University, visit : http://www.cwu.edu
For additional information about Ellensburg, visit: http://www.myellensburg.com
OR http://www.kittitascountychamber.com

How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);
Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training and contact information for three professional references;
Statement of teaching philosophy; and
Copies of transcripts for highest degree held

Screening Begins: January 3, 2022 and will be open until filled

**NOTE: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree.
Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Name: Roxanne Easley
Title: Professor of History
Email: easleyr@cwu.edu
Phone: 509-963-1877
Website: http://www.cwu.edu/history/

Please contact Human Resources at hr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21.14.1 , CWU employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified if/when a job offer is made. Information about medical and religious accommodations are available here: www.cwu.edu/hr/ . Failure to meet the vaccination policy (or approval of a medical or religious accommodation) will result in revocation of the offer.

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/labor-relations/ufc .

Keywords: Central Washington University, Yakima , Assistant Professor - Pre-1500 Islamicate World, Education / Teaching , Ellensburg, Washington

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