Southwestern University, History
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
Southwestern University, a national liberal arts college in the Austin metro area, invites applications for a one-year, benefits-eligible position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in History. This position replaces multiple temporary leaves, so we will consider applicants from any field, with a preference for candidates whose expertise goes beyond the areas we already cover (East Asia, Latin America, Western Europe, and the US). The position requires teaching one section of World History (preferably to 1500) and a combination of regional surveys and thematic seminars drawn from the candidate’s areas of expertise, including some accessible to incoming first-years, in a 3-3 load. The History Department is wide-ranging in its geographical coverage and interests, and its five current faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary programs (including Environmental Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies). We look for similar breadth in our candidates for visiting positions.
Qualifications preferred include Ph.D. completed by time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience is desirable. Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.
Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.
For full consideration, a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of reference should be submitted by March 22, 2017 to https://apply.interfolio.com/40912. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F
Kelly Lessard, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Asian History / Studies
Early Modern History and Period Studies
Immigration History / Studies
Islamic History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
Eastern Europe History / Studies
Russian or Soviet History / Studies
Arabic History / Studies