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The History Department at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applicants for a one-year, full- time instructorship in US history. Subfields open; ability to teach public history courses, broadly defined, required. The successful candidate will teach the US-surveys, upper-division courses, and courses that relate to the fields in which public-facing historians work, such as museums, preservation, digital humanities, librarianship, and archives. The successful candidate will contribute to the public history minor. The candidate might be able to teach MA and online courses as needed, with requisite training provided by the university if necessary. PhD in History or related field such as American Studies preferred; ABD considered. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusivity are required. Appointment to begin August 16, 2024.
To apply, please submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifying the applicant's interest in the position, qualifications, and commitment to inclusive teaching; 2) CV; 3) the names and contact information of three references. Please submit application materials on Interfolio via the link http://apply.interfolio.com/139842. Recommendation letters and a sample syllabus will be requested if the candidate advances in the process. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.
For further questions regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the department, please visit https://www.eiu.edu/history/.
Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.
The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.
Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.