Featured Job – April 10, 2014

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

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/.

Read more about this job here.

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