Assistant Professor

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Job description

Vacancy ID: F2071

Department: History

School/Parent Organization: School of Humanities and Sciences

Division: Provost and Educational Affairs Division

Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular

Academic Year: 2018-2019

Anticipated start date: 08/16/2018

Faculty Status: Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE)

Position/Job Summary

Full-time position in East Asian history. Research specialization is open. In addition to upper level courses in their area of expertise, applicants must be able to teach introductory world history courses or other, innovative 100-level courses in their field which will also contribute to our general education program ( and attract students from across campus. preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to teach a survey-level course on Chinese history. Ithaca College and the Department of History are collectively committed to increasing the diversity of the department, campus and curriculum. Candidates committed to issues of diversity and inclusive excellence are invited to apply. Members of historically under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position/Job Qualifications

Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in History or related field (such as area studies with a strong historical foundation) must be completed by the time of appointment.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Applications should consist of the following: 1) a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests; 2) a C.V.; 3) graduate transcripts (unofficial ones accepted at this stage); 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, including a statement of experience working with under-represented students and engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum; and 5) the names and email addresses for three individuals who will be asked to submit confidential letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated once the application has been certified. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Jonathan Ablard, East Asia Search, at Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The search committee will hold interviews at the January 2018 meeting of the American Historical Association.

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Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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How to apply

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Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community.