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Assistant Teaching Professor of History

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies


Tempe, Arizona

Open Date

Apr 25, 2024


The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, 12-month (fiscal-year), benefits eligible, career-track (non-tenure-eligible) faculty member at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor with a focus on the Second World War and Holocaust & Genocide studies. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2024. This hire will contribute to the program needs of ASU’s innovative online World War II Studies program, created in partnership with the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is a teaching and service position within the History faculty of SHPRS with a starting salary of $80,000. The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. As the appointment will begin on August 1, 2024, the salary between August 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025 will be prorated. The position is based at ASU’s main Tempe Campus. Residence in Arizona is required. Subsequent annual renewal is desired, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The position includes a path to promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor.

The School seeks applicants committed to outstanding teaching, student-centeredness, and service in the program. The successful candidate will primarily teach and serve in the online educational offerings associated with the School’s World War II Studies program. These offerings include a Master’s degree in World War II Studies, a graduate certificate in Holocaust & Genocide studies, and a suite of non-credit continuing education courses. Candidates who are non-US citizens must have current authorization to work in the United States.

The position’s primary duties include:

Together with other program faculty, the successful candidate will:

· Coordinate with scholars from the National World War II Museum and ASU faculty and staff to improve and expand course offerings in the MA, graduate certificate, and continuing education programs

· Teach foundational and capstone courses in the World War II Studies MA and the graduate certificate in Holocaust & Genocide studies

· In collaboration with the Museum and ASU faculty and staff, participate in admissions, program planning, and curricular revision

· Take on service in unit or college committees, task forces, and other institutional and organizational bodies

· Engage with the scholarship of online teaching and learning to ensure the production of high-quality educational experiences that align with best practices


Minimum Qualifications:

· Doctoral degree in History or a related field with an emphasis on the histories of World War II and their cultural implications by time of appointment

· Evidence of successful teaching at the university level

· Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter

Desired Qualifications:

· Experience teaching in an online environment

· Ability to teach the history of World War II from an interdisciplinary and global perspective

· Ability to explore diverse experiences during World War II

· A specialization in Holocaust & Genocide studies

· Ability to effectively communicate in multiple formats to diverse audiences (e.g., social media, conference presentations, continuing education)

· Ability to work in a collaborative environment with Museum and ASU faculty, staff, and academic professionals.

Application Instructions

Application materials should include the following:

1) A cover letter, stating qualifications;

2) A CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence;

3) Contact information (name and email) for three professional references;

4) Teaching Portfolio

The application deadline is May 30, 2024. If not filled, applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

The applicant’s name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Yan Mann. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Yan.Mann@asu.edu.