Belmont Abbey College, History
Assistant Professor, US History, Colonial to Civil War
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
2016 History Search
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant
Professor in History to begin August 2016. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching is
necessary. An earned doctorate is preferred but ABDs will be considered. The preferred applicant will be
an early Americanist (colonial era through the Civil War) with the ability to teach courses in Public
History. Teaching in both the day and evening programs, with a 4/4 load, is required. Service to the
department, College, and community; scholarly development; and contributing positively to the College’s
mission are expected. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States; Belmont Abbey
College does not sponsor employment visas.
The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed
to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can
demonstrate 1) a strong desire to teach in a Catholic, Benedictine college that aims to provide an excellent
undergraduate education “in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified”; 2) a
philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde
Ecclesiae; 3) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; and 4)
a knowledge of the Catholic intellectual tradition as well as the ability to articulate the ways in which the
Catholic faith integrates with one’s academic discipline.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. The position is
subject to final administrative approval. Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject
line “History Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least
three references, and a written response in which you explain how you might contribute to the
University’s Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic
intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.
(Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for
Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine
school that educates a diverse student body in the liberal arts and sciences. The College, which is more
than 130 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, their excellent teaching, the personal attention that
students receive, and a friendly atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a
Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. In keeping with the monks’ age-old
tradition of hospitality, the College community welcomes newcomers and works together for the benefit
of our students--aiming to exemplify the aspiration that our College motto encapsulates: That in all things
God may be glorified.
The College’s mission and vision statements may be found on our website
100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont NC 28012
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Public History