Assistant Professor, Modern World History

Position number: 
Open date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Position summary: 

The Department of History at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Modern World History on the Vancouver campus, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2018. Benefits are competitive and initial summer research support is normally available.

Duties include conducting independent research leading to publication, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in history, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the occupant of the position will be expected to contribute to campus, university, and departmental governance, as well as professional, state, and national communities, through service in ways appropriate to training and rank.

Minimum requirements: 

The successful candidate must:
1. have a PhD in History (or strong evidence of completion of Ph.D. before employment start date);
2. demonstrated transnational expertise in 19th-20th century World History, including regional expertise in at least one of the following: Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean.
3. provide evidence of teaching ability and a commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds;
4. provide evidence of developing and maintaining a productive research program; and,
5. demonstrate commitment to campus diversity efforts, social justice and inclusion (

Preferred qualifications: 

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her areas of expertise, the successful candidate will demonstrate capacity to teach the university’s innovative foundational course History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
To apply: 

Please visit and on the upper left corner you will find “Search Postings”. Once you click that please select “Vancouver” for work location and search.

Complete the on-line application and include the following:

1. A cover letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications;
2. Current Curriculum Vitae;
3. Statement of research qualifications and interests;
4. Statement of teaching qualifications and interests; 
5. Writing Sample, including any published articles;
6. Official, summary teaching evaluations for all courses taught or TA’d since 2014, if available; and,
7. Provide the names and email address of three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of your on-line application.

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