Amherst College, Department of History
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The Department of History at Amherst College invites applications for a one-year renewable full-time position, at the rank of visiting assistant professor, in medieval and early modern European history beginning in July 2019.
Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses both in the medieval and early modern periods. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on economic history or history of science, but specialists in other fields will be considered. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. An application letter, c.v., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/59277. Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/history/.
|Primary Category:||European History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Early Modern History and Period Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies