The featured job this week comes from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC. The job title is unassuming, but it actually sounds like a pretty cool position: Instructor of Humanities.
Despite the simple name, this job is a tenure-track teaching position. And it only requires a master’s degree. However, the school is looking for a specialized scholar in American Studies, Global History, African Studies, or Comparative Literature. That significantly narrows down the field, so those who qualify have a better chance of getting an interview.
Here are the highlights of the position:
- Must have three years experience teaching at a college or a college-prep school. University writing experience especially helpful.
- Full-time, ten-month appointment in the Department of Humanities, with full benefits through the State of North Carolina.
- Focus on interdisciplinary studies, and on team-teaching interdisciplinary cultural studies and humanities electives.
- Will team-teach American Studies and teaching African Studies, with the possibility of developing and teaching a course on North Africa and the Middle East.
About the school:
- NCSSM is a state-supported residential school for students who have demonstrated exceptional talent or interest in science, mathematics, and technology.
- Due to the nature of the school, credentials are less important than: a wide-ranging knowledge of literature and its cultural and historical contexts, a passion for teaching and learning, and a love of ideas and of the applicants field of study, combined with a willingness to act as a mentor and guide for students—both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.
To apply: Submit electronic application via: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/.
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