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Call for Applications: Washington State University: Postdoc, “Roots of Contemporary Issues”

January 15, 2019

The Department of History at Washington State University seeks to hire a two-year-long teaching postdoc to teach the university’s core undergraduate course, “The Roots of Contemporary Issues” beginning August 2019, pending budgetary approval.

“The Roots of Contemporary Issues” is a history course that helps students make sense of our complex world by focusing on the deep historical roots of present-day issues in global perspective.

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to understand historical problems in transnational, comparative, or global perspective and to engage students in discussions relating to the history of the environment, globalization, social inequalities, diverse ways of thinking, and world conflicts. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment and should have teaching experience and evidence of a commitment to underrepresented communities. Roots of Contemporary Issues postdocs are hired to teach a 4/4 load with one preparation.

Applicants are required to include the following with their applications: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, one sample syllabus (on any subject), and three letters of recommendation. To apply, please visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/41913. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.

Questions can be sent to the search chair and director, Jesse Spohnholz at [email protected]

The Department of History strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital or family status, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


January 15, 2019
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