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Visiting Instructor of History - Department of History and Global Studies
Marian University

Date Posted May 9, 2024
Title Visiting Instructor of History - Department of History and Global Studies
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department College of Arts and Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Visiting Professor
  • Native American Studies
    History - Asian
    History - General
As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, the Department of History and Global Studies at Marian University-Indianapolis seeks qualified applicants for visiting assistant professor in history position beginning August 12, 2024. Contingent on enrollment and departmental need, this is a renewable position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory history courses, a general education American civics course, and an interdisciplinary course on global perspectives that is framed around Model United Nations. Area expertise is open; however, preference will be given to candidates who bring research and teaching specializations in legal, Indigenous, and/or Asian histories. Applications are encouraged from people who enjoy working at the boundaries of disciplines, through interdisciplinary teaching and research.

The successful candidate will promote Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by fostering student learning through innovative pedagogy, inclusive practices, and impactful research projects across the curriculum. The Department of Global and Cultural Studies at Marian University is a collaborative and growing academic community committed to fostering student engagement, problem solving, and communication. Marian University believes that to grow stronger it is essential to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to build an inclusive community. Thus, we welcome and encourage applications across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, cultures, and national origins. Preference will be given to candidates fluent in a second language, especially Spanish or Kiswahili.

Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has been experiencing significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings in many areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teaching load: 5/5/2
  • Support Model United Nations programing.
  • Share in the ongoing development and implementation of department and college activities and projects.
  • Mentor students through advising, research, and internship opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. preferred.
  • MA in History, Global Studies, or equivalent degree required at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of capacity for effective teaching in higher education.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Spanish or Kiswahili proficiency highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.

Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwest rankings, being named the #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For Consideration All Applications Require:
  • Current resume or CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information of three professional references. The reference contact information must be entered after the application is submitted in the "My Presence" section of the applicant profile.
  • Responses to the supplementary mission & identity questions.

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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