British History: 19th/20th c./Empire

Title/Rank: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Position Description: The Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern British history with a particular focus on some aspect of the British Empire of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Attractive secondary fields include the history of South Asia. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach introductory courses in World History; to teach upper-division and graduate-level courses in his or her specialty; to mentor graduate students broadly in the field of modern British history; and to participate in the University’s Interdisciplinary Studies program and New Freshmen Seminar initiative. Ph.D. in history or related field required, although ABDs will be considered.

Faculty in the Department of Historical Studies teach three courses per semester. Undergraduate courses emphasize historical thinking skills and primary source analysis in innovative history “labs”. The Department offers an M.A. degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Museum Studies, as well as a Ph.D. through our cooperative doctoral program with SIU Carbondale.

Located only 25 miles from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, SIUE is a premier Metropolitan university dedicated to providing quality education to the diverse student body of southwest Illinois and to encouraging creative research among its faculty.

Please submit letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, cv, and letters of reference to:

Allison Thomason and Eric Ruckh, Co-Chairs

British History Search Committee

Department of Historical Studies

Box 1454, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1454

Closing date: November 15, 2012

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