The History Department at The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a full-time, 10 month, tenure track Assistant Professor of late 19th and early 20th century United States history with expertise in gender and race, especially African-American or Latinx gender history to begin August 2020. We seek a colleague who can be part of a collaborative team of faculty-scholars dedicated to excellent teaching, research, and service to the college community.

 

Major Responsibilities

Responsibilities include areas of teaching such as Modern America Survey 1877-, as both a seminar and lecture course, upper level and MA seminar combined on the Modern US 1876-1941, US Women’s History, Modern America MA Seminar, and other upper division and MA courses in their specialty and in online formats; advising students as an academic advisor, internship mentor, and independent project supervisor; engaging students from across the college, including those in undergraduate and MA History programs; maintaining an active program of scholarship and publication; and, sharing in the collegial and constructive governance of the History Department and College.

 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university.
  • Primary field in late 19th and early 20th Century history.
  • Specialty in gender and race.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and plan for peer review publications.
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and teaching credit-bearing course(s) at the college level.
  • Teaching experience, research, and/or publications in the fields of African-American or Latinx gender history.

 

Department Description

The History Department at the College at Brockport cultivates a close and diverse community of learning in which students work together with faculty in and out of the classroom while studying a wide array of historical periods, subjects, and methodologies. The Department’s survey, upper division, and graduate courses on ancient and modern histories of regions spanning the world attract students from across the college and the History minor and major (many of whom are in the teacher certification program), interdisciplinary Museum Studies and Public History minor, and History Master’s program– whose four tracks include ones in American History and Public History. Our students conduct research and many pursue internships and participate in study abroad programs. Our fourteen full-time faculty– eight World Historians (including Europeanists) and six Americanists—are productive scholars, collegial partners in Department governance, and active citizens of the college and broader communities.

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

 

The College and Region

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. 

The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:

  • 16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
  • 45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
  • 75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
  • 140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
  • 350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.

The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.

 

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, healthcare and dependent care savings accounts.

 

Application Instructions

Preference will be given to complete applications received by November 15, 2019 and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu.

For consideration, please submit a 1) Letter of Application that addresses required and preferred job criteria (including teaching approach and experience, research interests, and commitment to diversity), 2) a CV, 3) List of three professional references, and 4) Writing sample or publication.

In addition, have three references send letters of recommendation to: history@brockport.edu .

 

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.


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