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Department Head, History

University of Northern Iowa
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Department Head, History

 
The University of Northern Iowa's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks applications for the position of Department Head in the Department of History with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. This is a five year appointment with potential for renewal. The Department of History consists of 18 faculty and enrolls approximately 170 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and 25 masters students. The Department awards B.A. degrees, Master’s degrees, and minors in History, and it is heavily involved in our Social Science Education program and the Liberal Arts Core. The department seeks candidates who will support a democratic departmental culture that places a value on transparent, deliberative and participatory decision making about significant departmental matters and that strives for equal treatment of faculty members. The Department Head will be responsible for the departmental budget, class schedules, evaluation of faculty, providing leadership and vision, and oversight of the general operations of the department. Normally department heads teach one course both fall and spring semesters.
 
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
           
Earned doctorate degree in any field of History.
 
The required qualifications include a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service; a current rank of associate or full professor; demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; evidence of strong communication skills; and academic administrative experience such as department head, program director, committee chair or other leadership roles in academic or similar programs.
 
Applications received by November 16, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Emily Machen, search chair, at emily.machen@uni.edu or 319-273-3184. Pre-employment background checks required.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University is a tobacco-free campus.
 
 
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