Hartwick College, History
Visiting Assistant Professor, American History to 1877
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
American History to 1877: The Department of History at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, three-year annually renewable term appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August 2016, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in American History to 1877, with preference given to those with willingness to teach Native American, African-American, or Ethnic history, and/or experience in digital history. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or Ethnic Studies by the time of the appointment, although serious consideration will be given to ABD with evidence of progress toward completion. Specific teaching assignments will include survey courses in American History to 1877 from a particular perspective (race, gender, environmental), upper-level seminars in candidate’s areas of expertise, and possibly general education courses, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are expected with this appointment.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”
Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at www.hartwick.edu.
Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. Letters should be addressed to Dr. Cherilyn Lacy, Chair and Professor of History, and all materials must be sent electronically to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies