Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education



Job description

Glenville, WV

Glenville State College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in History / Social Science Education, to begin Fall 2019.

Initial review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Traditionally known as the “Lighthouse on the Hill,” Glenville State’s 30-acre main campus is located near the geographical center of West Virginia. Founded in 1872, Glenville State is a four-year, public liberal arts college that serves the higher education needs of central West Virginia. The College has gained wide recognition for its teaching excellence and student-centered community.

Current enrollment is 1,700 students, with 80 percent representing counties across West Virginia.

Glenville State offers more than 30 academic programs and awards both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Providing a challenging academic program in an engaged, learning environment, faculty members are committed to knowing students as individuals and helping prepare them for successful careers. The faculty includes 59 full-time and 27 part-time members. The current faculty-to-student ratio is 18:1.

Examples of Duties:
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the first half of the American History core, West Virginia history, and social science education. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising social science education majors.
Faculty responsibilities include teaching, advising students, participating in departmental and college service activities, involvement in recruitment and retention initiatives, and ongoing professional development.

Typical Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History and competencies in History/Social Studies Education from an accredited institution, and current or recent teacher certification as a high school History/Social Studies teacher.

Applicants whose subfields complement the Department’s existing offerings, and who have at least three years public school teaching experience and the ability to teach online classes are preferred. Experience with assessment in CAEP or other national accreditation bodies preferred.

ABD will be considered.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and contact information for three professional references.

Apply online at or by email at [email protected].

Screening of all applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Glenville State College, often referred to as the Lighthouse on the Hill, is West Virginia’s only centrally located public college. Founded in 1872 to provide instruction and practice for common school teachers in the science of education, Glenville State College has surpassed its original mission, and currently prepares students for careers in teaching, business, land resources, music, the liberal arts, the sciences, criminal justice, and human services.