Faculty Openings at MU


Position: Assistant Professor of History (World – Asian)

Department: History and Political Science

Job Responsibilities and Duties: This is a full-time, tenure-track teaching position with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, beginning in August of 2015, and reporting through the department chair to the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Teaching, generally twenty-four semester hours per academic year (may include other functions in addition to teaching, such as administrative responsibilities or clinical assignments).
  • Maintain professional effectiveness which includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects: intellectual integrity; professional currency; active interest in scholarship; cooperation in all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning
  • Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
  • Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, division, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Developing course syllabi
  • Administering examinations and assessing student learning
  • Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the University community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

Secondary Job functions

  • Supporting students’ personal and professional development
  • Designing new courses, as appropriate
  • Actively participating in student recruitment
  • Academic advising
  • Maintaining office hours, as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in History preferred.  Advanced ABDs will be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to effectively teach courses as assigned in World History, with special concentration in either East Asian or South Asian History.
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
  • Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally schedule between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin September 29, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a CV, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching to:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Or mail to:

Human Resources
Manchester University
604 E College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962

Please direct any questions about the position to Prof. Mark Angelos, Department Chair (mangelos@manchester.edu) and any questions regarding application materials/search details to hr@manchester.edu.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


 

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