Saint Anselm College, History and Politics Departments
Jean Chair of American History and Government
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Hampshire, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The History and Politics Departments at Saint Anselm College invite applications for the endowed Jean Chair of American History and Government. The Chair is named in honor of Joseph Jean, a New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, and alumnus of the College, class of 1953. The committee will consider applications from advanced assistant professors through full professors, granting appointment with tenure to tenured faculty, and appointments on the tenure track to those without tenure.
The appointment will be made in either the History Department or Politics Department depending on the candidate’s Ph.D. degree. The committee encourages applications from historians working on U.S. political or constitutional history and from political scientists working on American political development in an area other than political institutions. The committee also prefers scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to their subject matter or could foster collaboration across these two departments.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester. These will include both existing department course offerings and new courses to be developed for the department in the candidate’s area of expertise. Since a 2/2 teaching load constitutes a reduced annual teaching load, the endowed chair must demonstrate correspondingly higher levels of scholarly productivity and leadership in public outreach activities. Other duties include advising, curriculum development, and committee service.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles or conference papers) and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Beth Salerno, History Department Chair, via the college website at www.anselm.edu/hr. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Robin Allard, at email@example.com. Inquiries can be made to Dr. Beth Salerno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-641-7049. Review of applications and supporting materials will begin October 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Ph.D. and record of excellence in scholarship and teaching required.
Candidates need a minimum of four years full-time teaching experience, and candidates for associate or full professor should be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment.
Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition. The community includes approximately 2,000 students, 150 full-time faculty members and 380 full-time staff in addition to the monks of Saint Anselm Abbey.
Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.
Chair and Professor of History Beth Salerno