The History and Social Sciences Department of Bryant University invites applicants for an Open Rank tenure line position in the areas of European, non-Western, or comparative History to begin August 2019.
Throughout its more than 150-year history, Bryant University has earned a distinguished reputation for innovative academic programs and technology that are marketplace driven and highly attuned to the emerging needs of industry and society. Bryant’s close-knit, student-centered community of scholars delivers challenging academic programs that integrate business and the arts and sciences, with an emphasis on real-world application and a global perspective. Abundant co-curricular opportunities, service learning programs, internships, and practicums allow students to put theory into practice while building character and leadership skills.
Bryant University is comprised of the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. Bryant’s academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.
Bryant is located on a 435-acre campus in Smithfield, RI, which is situated 15 minutes from Providence, RI, and 45 minutes from Boston, MA.
The History and Social Sciences Department has recently undergone an external review of our History degree program and curriculum. In keeping with the recommendations of the external review team, we seek a qualified scholar with demonstrated success at curricular development to assist the Department Chair and Dean in reshaping the program’s curriculum along thematic lines that connect to and support the University mission of educating and inspiring students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.
The candidate must be prepared to teach upper and lower division courses in one or more of the specified areas, with additional strong expertise to develop courses in one or more thematic areas. This position requires a commitment to quality teaching, research, and service to the department, the college, and the university at large.
The candidate must have a doctoral degree in European, non-Western, or comparative History and the expertise to develop courses in one or more thematic areas. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate evidence of innovative teaching and curriculum development as well as demonstrate a commitment to an ongoing research and publication agenda. Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.
This is a full-time tenure track position. The normal teaching load for tenure track faculty, who are actively engaged in scholarly research and publication, is nine (9) hours per semester. The normal teaching load for newly appointed Assistant Professors, who do not receive credit toward promotion for prior teaching experience, shall be twelve (12) hours per academic year for the first academic year of service at the University.
Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence and serve as active members of the Bryant Community.