Assistant Professor – U.S. Colonial Era
Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Assistant Professor – U.S. Colonial Era
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Location: Normal, IL
U.S. Colonial Era: The Department of History at Illinois State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in early American history, beginning August 16, 2024. Specialization is open, but candidates should be able to teach courses on the revolutionary and early national periods. Candidates with a focus on the trans-Appalachian West are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and can contribute to the climate of inclusivity on campus are especially encouraged to apply.
Illinois State University is a coeducational, residential university with around 21,000 students (http://illinoisstate.edu/); the History Department has the largest number of majors in the state, with about 500 full-time undergraduate and graduate students (https://history.illinoisstate.edu/).
Illinois State University: Illinois State University http://www.illinoisstate.edu, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the seven colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/).
Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
1. Ph.D. in history or a closely related field.
2. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
Proposed Starting Date
Required Applicant Documents
1. A letter of application that includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population.
3. A chapter-length sample of scholarship.
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
For full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 15. Review of applications will begin on October 16 and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn.
Contact Information for Applicants
Trish Gudeman, Lead Staff
Department of History
Illinois State University
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
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