Job Opening: Lecturer, East Asian History

Special Information

This is a non-tenure track, full-time, benefit eligible, academic year appointed position on the Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning Fall 2018.  The position could be renewed on a year-to-year basis contingent upon performance, departmental needs and availability of university funding.

Job Description

Department of History at Northern Arizona University announces the search for a lecturer position in East Asian History. We especially welcome candidates with teaching experience and research interests that align with the department’s areas of focus on trans-regional, gender/sexuality, and global perspectives. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach the undergraduate survey sequence in pre-modern East Asian history and modern Asian history, as well as offer specialized courses in the history of at least one East Asian area (China, Japan or Korea). The successful candidate may also teach other courses, including introductory undergraduate surveys in world history, the junior level writing course, and advanced undergraduate seminars within her/his area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be A.B.D. in History or a related field with a major emphasis in history.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in History or a related field with a major emphasis in history is preferred.
  • Specialization in modern Japan and /or China.
  • Experience teaching world history.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.

 

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Salary

$42,000

Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on May 14th, 2018

How to Apply

Applications MUST be submitted via the NAU-HR on-line process, all others will not be accepted for consideration.

NAU-HR website may be accessed at  https://nau.edu/human-resources/careers/faculty-and-administrator-openings/  job ID #603689.

Application must include a single attachment that contains:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae including a list of at least three professional references.
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and student evaluations

Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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