Messiah College, History
One-Year Lecturer in Western and World History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Department of History in the School of the Humanities at Messiah College invites applications for a One-year Lecturer in Western and World History to begin August 2015.
Position Summary: The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Western and World Civilizations beginning August 2015.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, general education survey courses (100-level) in Western Civilization (I & II) and World Civilization (I or II). A willingness to teach a First Year Seminar in area of expertise is necessary. Experience teaching Western Civilization and World Civilization required. Evidence of strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition is expected. The course load is 4 courses in the Fall 2015, 1 course during J-term, and 3 courses in Spring 2016.
Qualifications: Ph.D. Or A.B.D. in History with focus on European history or non-Western World preferred. M.A. with substantial teaching experience may be considered.
The Program: The history major at Messiah College allows students to study intensively a wide range of historical periods and subjects ranging from American history, to the history of Europe, ancient Rome, India, and Africa.
The Department: We are a vibrant and growing community of teachers and scholars who are passionate about the study of the past. In the tradition of the Christian liberal arts, the history program provides a wide range of course offerings and experiences. A strong emphasis is placed on the cultivation of a breadth of historical learning along with specific skills — critical thinking, high-quality writing, methods of research — which are essential career tools.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of nearly 2,800 undergraduate students including over 11% of under-represented and 3.2% international students from 23 countries and nearly 500 graduate students including 10.7% of students from under-represented populations.
The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide current curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.”
Additional documents required for application to this position are listed in the online job posting. Paper applications will not be accepted. To submit an application and supporting materials see: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/6090.
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.
Contact Human Resources at 717-796-5300 with any questions.
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||European History / Studies