Faculty in History, International Studies & Social Studies
Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment in the History, International Studies and Social Studies Department. This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2014, Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
PhD in History required with a primary focus on Asian History and a secondary focus on African or Latin American History. Prior experience is desirable; quality teaching is essential. Candidates should also have demonstrated interest in or record of research and publication. They must also be committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christ orientation of the university. Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.
Teaching will consist primarily of upper-level courses in East Asian, Southeast Asian, and African or Latin American History as well as survey courses in World History and Introduction to International Studies. Chairing the department is also a possibility for a qualified individual. The normal teaching load is 24 hours with a reduction for chairing. Student advising and other normal faculty and departmental duties are also expectations. Professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.
The Department of History, International Studies and Social Studies has three full time faculty members. One is primarily responsible for introductory and upper-level courses in American History. The second teaches introductory and upper-level courses in European History. The department offers three majors: the BA in History, the BA in International Studies, and the BS in Social Studies Education. There are currently 86 majors in these three programs. Our graduates regularly attend graduate school in history, public history, law, divinity, library science and international studies or teach in public or private secondary schools.
The University is located in the pastoral, small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Inquiries, nominations, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to: Dr. Tom Jones, Dean, Liberal Arts, or email@example.com. Selected candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.