Michigan Technological University, Social Sciences
Assistant/Associate Professor of History, Spatial History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University seeks a tenure-track faculty member in North American spatial history to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty.
The Department of Social Sciences (http://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/) offers undergraduate majors in history, anthropology, and social science. The department is also home to two graduate programs (Industrial Heritage & Archaeology, and Environmental & Energy Policy), both of which offer MS and PhD degrees. The successful applicant will teach an undergraduate survey course in U.S. History and a course in the use of spatial tools for social scientists, while also contributing to graduate teaching and research. Preferred areas of expertise include the history of industrialization, history of technology, environmental history, social history of industry, or historical geography. Interest in interdisciplinary, collaborative research and expertise in the application of spatial tools to historical analysis are preferred. Ability to contribute to a graduate program in the department essential. The normal teaching load is two courses each semester. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning August 2014; Ph.D. expected at time of appointment.
Michigan Tech, a research university with 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, values collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Located in Houghton, MI by Lake Superior on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities that result in an excellent quality of life.
Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/23594 . The application consists of 1) a letter of interest and a two-page statement describing teaching experience and research plans pertinent to contributing to an interdisciplinary social sciences department; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three references (no letters of reference please). Review of the applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Nancy Langston, Chair of Spatial History Search, firstname.lastname@example.org, 906-487-1206.
Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educational Institution/Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Visit: www.dual.mtu.edu.
Dr. Nancy Langston, Chair of Spatial History Search, email@example.com, 906-487-1206
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Digital Humanities
Environmental History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology