Assistant or Associate Professor of U.S. History
|Location:||Indiana, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Goshen College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of U.S. History starting July 2016.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of U.S. History. Extra consideration will go to persons with demonstrated strengths in the fields of race and ethnicity, immigration, or religious history, or whose scholarship would enhance Goshen’s strong tradition in Anabaptist, Mennonite and Amish-related studies.
The History and Political Science Department at Goshen College offers a major in History, a major in History with concentrations in Social Research, Public History and Pre-law, and minors in History, Political Studies, Pre-Law, Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies, and Social Policy. The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to the Goshen College CORE program, maintain a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and engage in on-going research and publication. All members of the department work with Junior and Senior History Seminar students, serve on institution-wide committees, and assist with advising and recruiting of prospective students.
Current U.S. History courses include:
- HIST 205: Immigration and American Identity
- HIST 321: History of Mennonites in America
- HIST 323: Colonial and Revolutionary America
- HIST 324: Slavery, Civil War & Reconstruction
- HIST 326: Recent American History
- HIST 327: U.S. Immigration and Ethnic History
- HIST 328: African-American History
- Doctorate (or dissertation completed by August 2016) in U.S. History.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college/university level.
- Strong cognate fields in race and ethnicity, immigration, or religious history, or in Anabaptist, Mennonite and Amish-related studies.
- Ability to work with diverse populations.
Excellent aptitude and ability in teaching; mentorship of student research, active engagement in research and publishing; good skills in speaking, public relations, and technology. Establish positive working relationships with colleagues and students. Participate in department and college endeavors.
About Goshen College:
Goshen College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians. It is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, the institution seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built: 1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens. The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices.
How to Apply for this Position:
Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the online Faculty Information Form
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three professional letters of reference
- Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in application process with official transcripts required for employment)
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, minority persons are encouraged to apply.
To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology