Grinnell College, History
Assistant Professor, Medieval or early modern Europe before 1700
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Iowa, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor|
GRINNELL COLLEGE. Tenure-track position in the Department of History (medieval or early modern Europe before 1700), starting Fall 2013. Assistant Professor preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching interests situate European history within the context of the wider world and cover a broad chronological and geographical scope. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college whose history department teaches fundamental skills in the framing of historical questions, the pursuit of independent research, and the eloquent and persuasive presentation of ideas. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include a section of the department’s introductory course, an advanced seminar on a topic of the instructor’s choice, and an intermediate-level survey of medieval or early modern Europe. Preferably, additional intermediate-level courses would include a course exploring interactions with areas beyond the European continent. Every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice).
In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College, and how they can add to the department's transnational and global perspectives on history. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2012.
Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts (copies are acceptable), a writing sample, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Pablo Silva, at [HistorySearch2@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4655.
Professor Pablo Silva, HistorySearch2@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4655
|Primary Category:||Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||European History / Studies