Part-Time Faculty - History
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Point Park University seeks Part-Time instructors to teach and develop history courses, both online and on-grounds. Required: Master’s degree in History; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; online teaching experience; doctorate or ABD preferred.
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
At minimum, a Master’s degree in one of the following areas (or, in a related field with substantial coursework in one of the following areas):
- Atlantic History
- African-American History
- Urban History
- American History
Doctorate in one of the above fields (or, progress towards a doctoral degree) is preferred.
Required Professional Expertise
-Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and methods which enhance student success,
-Effective oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above.
-Demonstrated ability to use classroom technologies and online course management systems (smart podiums, digital projectors, email, Blackboard, etc).
-Ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others.
Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations
- Experience developing online courses
- Recent successful teaching of history at the college level
- Demonstrated innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
- Experience teaching diverse student populations
- Ability to participate in assessment of student learning
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Design courses based on approved syllabus, goals, and objectives
-Participate in professional development activities and workshops
-Promote a positive, dynamic, and student-centered classroom environment
-Follow guidelines and policies set forth in the Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Please send a CV; a letter of application detailing your area(s) of teaching interest, experience, qualifications, and availability for the Spring semester; a statement of teaching philosophy; a list of three professional references with contact information; and student evaluation summaries from at least TWO recent courses to HROffice@pointpark.edu. Please reference – PART TIME FACULTY- HISTORY - in the subject line
Successful applicants are required to submit official transcripts and to complete an employment application.
Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About the University: Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations. To learn more about Point Park University visit http://www.pointpark.edu.