Montgomery College (Maryland) Rockville and Germantown campus is seeking a full-time faculty member in African-American, US and African history (F02243) to fill a position beginning in fall of 2020.  

History has been a critical part of the college’s Humanities Area since its founding. The history discipline is strengthened by the wealth of our course offerings and the programs that it serves.  Students taking history at Montgomery College pursue General Studies AA degrees in the HACL (Humanities, Arts, Communications and Languages) and SSAH (Social Sciences, Administration and Health) specializations, AA degrees in International Studies, AATs in Education, and certificates in Women’s Studies and Ethnic Social Studies.  History also serves as a distribution requirement for students in other areas. History faculty are published, credentialed, and respected members of their field, and some have been decorated with College and Maryland Teacher-of-the-Year honors.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism and a strong commitment to our students and student success. The successful candidate will appreciate teaching in a multi-cultural environment and welcome the opportunity to work with students having diverse backgrounds.  The candidate will demonstrate the ability to motivate and educate students in an engaging manner. 

 Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising, professional inquiry, committee work, and utilizing instructional technology. The use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) is encouraged in several of our courses in order to yield cost savings for students. Incoming faculty may be asked to maintain existing OER content or develop additional content. 

Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends. Montgomery College has three campuses, and faculty teach courses at area high schools. Faculty may be assigned to any of these campuses, to teach online, or to deliver classes at area high schools. 

Montgomery College is a strong advocate of professional development and invests in its faculty. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty members are expected to teach a variety of courses offered by the History discipline at the undergraduate level.  Courses will include African American History survey courses (HIST 235 and HIST 236) and African History courses (HIST 265, HIST 266), and US History survey courses (HIST 200 and 201).
  • Faculty may be asked to teach early morning, evening,  weekend, off-campus, or online courses. In addition, the College offers an early college program for junior and senior students in high school.  Faculty may instruct these highly qualified students who are pursuing their high school diploma and their two-year degree simultaneously on one of the College’s three campuses.  
  • Faculty members teach 30 semester hours per academic year.  Opportunities exist for faculty to teach summer and winter.
  • Faculty duties include serving on department, campus, and college-wide committees, advising students, maintaining an active program of professional development, and participating in professional organizations and activities.
  • Faculty will be expected to work closely with student groups to implement the College’s Achieving the Promise initiatives to close the achievement gap and to work with other college initiatives in this area, including the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have earned a Master’s degree in history with concentration in African-American History.  Graduate coursework must include courses that reflect both depth and breadth in both African-American History and US History.  
  • Must have experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Must be able to show currency in content and pedagogy in African-American History and in US History
  • Must be able to teach a diverse student population
  • Must be able to use technology effectively in the classroom and to teach online
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to the Montgomery College mission
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

 Additional Information:

  • Please attach a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy and an unofficial transcript. Please upload all documents to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in history with a concentration in African-American History
  • Graduate work and/or teaching experience at undergraduate level  in African history
  • Experience and willingness to help coordinate and plan events for African-American History Month and to work with local history and community groups

Application Process:

  • Online applications must be received by February 3, 2020

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire: 

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification. Must provide proof of US degree equivalency for international degrees.
  • Participation in a retirement plan.

Our benefits package includes: sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

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