The Siena College History Department announces an adjunct faculty position for the Fall 2021 semester. The successful candidate will teach the department's upper-level New York State History course which examines the history and cultural heritage of New York State from the colonial era to the present. Topics include cross-cultural relations between Native Americans, Dutch and English in the colonial era; the American Revolution in New York State; the environmental impact of the Erie Canal, immigration, industrialization, and urbanization since the 19th century; reform politics from the Civil War through the 20th century; and the history and legacy of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.
The New York State History course fulfills part of the college's core curriculum and is required of all students seeking certification in social studies education.
Basic duties will involve instruction, tutoring, student advising, and some curriculum development.
- Teach courses in accordance with college and departmental policies and procedures
- Teach courses in accordance with the course goals and student learning outcomes established by the Department of History, and uphold the mission and values of the college.
- Prepare and submit timely grade reports and other reports on student performance as may be scheduled or required.
- Organize class activities and assignments, relating them to the overall learning outcomes of the course.
- Demonstrate effective instructional methodology as documented by the Adjunct Review Committee on the class visitation form
Applicants must possess a Master's degree in History, PhD in History preferred. Prior college teaching experience and familiarity with Canvas LMS is preferred. A background screening will be required.
Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.
Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.