Occidental College, History Department
Visiting Assistant Professor of 20th Century European History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The History Department at Occidental College invites applicants for a full time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in modern European history for the 2022 – 2023 academic year, starting August 2022. We seek applicants who specialize in twentieth century history with preference for one of the following areas of expertise:
- imperial and postcolonial societies
- labor and political economy
- refugee and forced migration studies
Occidental is a small liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles, and it is among the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the United States. The mission of Occidental College is to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality—one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and pluralistic world. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will further Occidental’s mission of excellence and equity in their teaching, scholarship, and service.
This is a benefits-eligible position.
This position is included in the Non-Tenure Track Bargaining Unit, and the successful applicant will be a bargaining unit employee, subject to the terms of the College’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU Local 721.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS
The Department welcomes applicants whose teaching, research, and community engagement has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence in undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities include six semester-length courses distributed in a 3:3 load including:
- lower division survey on Europe since the 1740s
- lower division survey on Europe in the interwar period
- upper division seminar in field of specialization
- two sections of a first-year writing seminar in the college’s First Year Writing Seminar Program (topic reflecting applicant’s expertise)
Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. at the start of employment with Occidental College on 8/16/2022.
Applicants should send an electronic file of their materials to HISTNTT2022@oxy.edu. Please include the following materials:
- cover letter of interest and qualifications
- current curriculum vitae including dates and titles of courses taught
- teaching portfolio: teaching philosophy statement that addresses experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body, plus syllabi and undergraduate teaching evaluations for two courses
- two confidential letters of recommendation
**All materials are due no later than Feb. 4, 2022.
Semi-finalists will hold interviews remotely with members of the search committee. Finalists will have a wider range of online interviews and present a teaching demonstration to Occidental students and faculty.
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Occidental is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their work are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged to apply.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please contact Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants should send an electronic file of their materials to HISTNTT2022@oxy.edu.
|Primary Category:||Modern European History / Studies