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JOB POSTING: Chadron State College - Tenure Track in American West

Tuesday, January 09, 2024 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tenure Track in American West History at Chadron State College

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title History Faculty
Rank To be determined based on qualifications
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Nature of Work

Full-time faculty in the History & Social Sciences Department with primary teaching emphasis in United States History, American Indian Studies, the North American West, Nebraska History, and related areas as assigned by the Dean. The faculty member participates in the department and the institution’s communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision-making, and a learner-centered environment.

Examples of Work Performed

General Summary: Responsible for providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College.

Essential Duties:
1. Contribute to students’ academic growth and development, which includes all of the following.
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following:
i. Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject
ii. Maintain competence in the assigned field of specialization and exhibit professional competence in the classroom, studio or laboratory
iii. Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning
iv. Maintain respect for the student and the student’s posture as a learner
v. Organize course and subject matter to acquaint all students with the course requirements including specific objectives, and methods of evaluation
vi. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range outcomes
vii. Present abstract ideas and theories clearly
viii. Conduct classroom presentations and activities utilizing methods appropriate to reach students of varying educational/experiential backgrounds and learning styles
ix. Actively engage students in lectures, discussions or laboratories
x. Coordinate handouts, video and/or online materials and/or articles to update course content
xi. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes
xii. Encourage student to think for themselves
xiii. Be flexible and innovative with teaching styles and approaches, as appropriate to the class
xiv. Be reliable in meeting scheduled responsibilities
xv. Be accessible to students; post and maintain office hours
xvi. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress
xvii. Be fair in examinations and grading
xviii. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions
xix. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, revise and update existing courses to maintain relevant and current content.
xx. Participate in program review and updating requirements

B. Advising students, which includes but is not limited to the following:
i. Be knowledgeable about college policies and program requirements
ii. Help students plan programs of study
iii. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling, tutoring, and other academic support resources
iv. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies
v. Schedule and maintain availability for student advising
vi. Establish and maintain timely communication with advisees
vii. Provide leadership and supervision for student organizations and activities

2. Professional achievement and continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity will vary according to the field, examples of which may include the following:
A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment
B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances
C. Produce scholarly materials such as original or applied research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art
D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member
E. Seek external funding through approved grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned
F. Provide evidence of achievement within and significance of contributions to field
G. Provide evidence of quality and originality of thought or work and breadth and depth of perspective
H. Be willing and able to continue individual development and professional productivity as a member of the faculty.

3. Professional services rendered outside the academic discipline in ways other than teaching that contribute to the work of the College vary from individual to individual. Service to the college and community, and profession related to the professional assignment includes the following:
A. Participate in campus and community presentations
B. Serve on discipline, department, school, and campus-wide committees and initiatives
C. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned
D. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, consistent with the role and mission of the institution, school and department
E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned, and participate in student-based activities
F. Provide leadership in professional organizations and/or good citizenship in the community at large
G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession

Secondary Duties:
Other duties as assigned by Dean

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in History or closely related field; ABD considered
Terminal Degree required for tenure

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching at the high school and/or college level
Experience in research/scholarship
Experience in effectively using technology to facilitate student learning and to expand student access
Interest in teacher education/Social Studies standards
Ability to contribute to the CSC Essential Studies Program
Additional US History subfields (i.e., environmental history, colonial history, immigration and ethnic history, Western women’s history, etc.) welcomed

License and Certification Requirements


Other Requirements

Successful background records check

Salary Information Rank and Salary commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with SCEA Agreement; excellent benefits package


FLSA Exempt
Union Status SCEA
Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F354P
Desired Start Date 08/15/2024
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
General Information
EEO Statement

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Veteran Statement This position is subject to Veterans Preference.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires the individual to work in Chadron, NE. Are you willing and able to relocate if you do not already live in the area?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No, but I am ABD in a doctoral program in History (or closely related field)
    • No, but I have completed at least 30 credits toward a doctorate in History (or closely related field)
    • No.
  4. * Do you have face-to-face classroom teaching experience?
    • Yes, I have 3+ years of face-to-face classroom teaching experience at the college level
    • Yes, I have at least one semester of face-to-face classroom teaching experience at the college level
    • Yes, I have face-to-face classroom teaching experience, but not at the college level
    • No, I do not have any face-to-face classroom teaching experience.
  5. * Do you have online teaching experience?
    • Yes, I have 3+ years of online teaching experience at the college level.
    • Yes, I have at least one semester of online teaching experience at the college level.
    • Yes, I have online teaching experience, but not at the college level.
    • No, I do not have any online teaching experience.
  6. * Briefly describe your scholarship experience and future scholarship interests.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Briefly describe your experience using technology to facilitate student learning and expand student access.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Briefly describe your interest in teacher education (grades 7-12) and your familiarity with Social Studies standards.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2

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