Adjunct Instructor – African History (On-Ground)

first_imgOpen Until Filled • Master’s degree in History or related field from a regionallyaccredited institution Minimum Qualifications In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University’slearning community and teach courses on campus.The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically qualified adjunct faculty member to teach thefollowing course on campus : “Africa and theWorld”, an upper-level modern African history course.Course description: This course explores the history ofAfrica and the continent’s broader economic, social, and politicalimpact on the rest of the globe from 1500 to the present. Thecourse begins with a broad investigation of pre-colonial Africa,exploring the rich political, linguistic, and cultural traditionswhich characterized the continent before the arrival of Europeans.Students will assess the impact of western colonization and slaveryon African societies, from the early modern period through thebeginnings of independence movements at the beginning of thetwentieth century. The course then turns to an analysis of Africanself-determination, assessing the many challenges faced by newAfrican nation-states in a post-colonial world. Finally, studentswill take a critical approach to understanding the role of Africansocieties in our present global age, paying particular attention tothe impact capitalism continues to have on Africa and on theidentities, politics, and cultures of those who inhabit the world’ssecond-largest continent.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach the course for the College of Arts and Sciences• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. Special Instructions to Applicants Preferred Qualifications • Ph.D. in History or related field• Higher education teaching experience An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Posting Details Yes Job Summary/Basic Function Physical Demands Advertised: October 02, 2020Applications close:last_img

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