The William Jewell College Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in twentieth-century U.S. history. A Ph.D. in U.S./American History is required. ABD candidates who will complete their doctorate by July 1, 2018 will be considered. Preferred areas of specialization include movements for social and political reform, with particular attention to race and/or gender. An ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses in a secondary field that may include the history of Latin America, the Middle East, East Asia, or sub-Saharan Africa, and/or courses that emphasize a global perspective. The position's teaching responsibilities will consist of three courses per semester as well as one tutorial (with 1 to 2 students) per year in the Oxbridge Honors Program. Courses taught will include the second half of the U.S. History survey as well as mid-level lecture courses and upper-level seminars in the candidate's areas of expertise. A commitment to teaching in William Jewell's interdisciplinary Core Curriculum is required and will involve teaching an introductory course that focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion in contemporary society.
William Jewell College is a national liberal arts college committed, above all, to ensuring that our students receive an outstanding liberal arts education. The College enrolls roughly one thousand students, and therefore emphasizes small class sizes and employs professors who are committed to serving as dedicated mentors to students striving to become, as our philosophy states, "critical thinkers in community pursuing meaningful lives." We seek to prepare our students to become engaged, thoughtful citizens in their local communities, the United States, and the wider world. The quality of a faculty member's teaching is therefore the most important criterion for success as a professor at William Jewell, and the ideal candidate will possess a record of teaching excellence. High-quality scholarship, especially as it relates to enhancing one's teaching, is also vital, as is service to the college as an advisor to students and member of college-wide committees.
William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer seeking greater diversity within its faculty. We encourage applications from women, members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Review of applicants will begin November 3, 2017. More information about the position and application procedures can be found on the College's website, www.jewell.edu/jobs.
Position: Assistant Professor of History
Department: Department of History
Reports to: Department of History Chairperson
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Department of History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in twentieth-century U.S. history.
Ph.D. with primary field in twentieth-century U.S. history required, preferred specialty in movements for social and political reform, emphasizing race and/or gender. ABD candidates who will complete their doctorate by July 1, 2018 will be considered.
An ideal candidate will also be prepared to teach in a secondary field in non-U.S./non-European history. That secondary field may include the history of Latin America, the Middle East, East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, and/or an ability to teach courses that stress a global perspective
Record of teaching effectiveness and promise of future excellence,
Evidence of scholarly achievement and potential for continuing scholarly growth
Commitment to teach in the College's Core Curriculum, especially in courses that focus on diversity, identity, power, and justice
Commitment to mentoring students and service to the college
Duties and Responsibilities:
Normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester and 1 Oxbridge tutorial per year.
Service to the College including academic advising and contribution to college-wide and departmental initiatives and activities
Normal office working environment
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required by this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position.
Response to the College mission and philosophy, including statement of how the candidate will foster diversity and inclusion on our campus
Statement of teaching philosophy, including commentary on essential elements of a strong History program at a liberal arts college
Evidence of teaching effectiveness and promise of future excellence
Statement of research interests
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for finalists, and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make accommodation requests in advance to the Office of Human Resources.
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Office of Human Resources
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Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017 and continue until the position is
All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning
Our Mission: William Jewell College promises students an outstanding liberal arts education that cultivates leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual
Our Philosophy: We are critical thinkers in community pursuing meaningful lives.
William Jewell College is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this
William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
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