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Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in History from an accredited institution is required.  ABD candidates with a definite completion date will be considered.  Specialization in the history of East Asia, especially the history of Modern China, is strongly preferred.  Candidates with expertise in the history of the Middle East will also be considered.  Successful candidates must have strong communication skills and a commitment to excellent undergraduate education.  Expertise incorporating technology in their teaching is required.

Responsibilities:  The position carries a 4/4 undergraduate teaching schedule for the academic year.  In addition to courses in their area of specialty, the successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach introductory courses in Western Civilization I or II. The College of Arts and Sciences puts a high value on excellent undergraduate instruction.  Scholarly activity, academic advising and service are expected.      
Setting:  Northern State University is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities. Since 2007 NSU has been continuously named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest.

NSU is fully accredited by the NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC.  Northern offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). For more information about NSU and its programs, visit www.northern.edu.     

Northern State University is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D.  The city has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is a retail hub for the region.  The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region.     

Application:  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is August 22, 2015.  For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.  Click on Northern State University in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form. 

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