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Lecturer – History, Politics, And Geography

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Lecturer – History, Politics, And Geography


About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York’s largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master’s in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC’s strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation’s fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

Job Description:

The History, Politics, and Geography department at Farmingdale State College is seeking a lecturer to teach United States history courses starting in Fall 2022. This will be a one year, non-tenure track position with the potential for renewal. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per semester, namely the required United States History survey classes  (both United States History I and II) with the possibility of teaching Western Civilization or World history classes. Candidates should have at least one year of teaching experience (United States history preferred), familiarity with online teaching, should be able to place US history within a greater global context, and have a commitment to public history. Candidates should demonstrate an awareness of the needs of a diverse student population. Farmingdale welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. A Ph.D. is expected prior to appointment. Candidates will be required to submit a letter of application, C.V., and evidence of teaching effectiveness by December 15, 2021. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, for three letters of recommendation.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College’s many community partners.



  • Ph.D.
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience at the post-secondary level (community college, 4-year college, or university)
  • Familiarity with online teaching


  • Minimum of one year teaching experience specifically in U.S. History at the post-secondary level (community college, 4-year college, or university)

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 10 month, non-tenure track faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, September 17, 2021 and ending Thursday, September 30, 2021, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, December 15, 2022
  • SALARY: $60,000/year, may increase commensurate with experience
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2022

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.


The Consumer Information web page can be viewed at the following link – http://www.farmingdale.edu/consumer-information

This page describes various services, information and statistics on many different aspects of the College’s operations.

Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected] .

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a letter of application (that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process), names and contact information of three references. Only applications made through Farmingdale’s electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

URL:  www.farmingdale.edu/employment

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