Visiting Assistant Professor of History (One Year Appointment)

  • Westminster College (PA)
  • New Wilmington, PA
  • Apr 23, 2021
Full time History

Job Description

HISTORY, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.

The Department of History invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in early U.S. history, to begin August 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand with a demonstrable record of accomplishments in undergraduate teaching and in research. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in Native American history or public history. The ability and willingness to teach world geography and Westminster's first-year seminar are a plus. The teaching load for this appointment will be three courses per semester.

Westminster College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs, and focus on student success. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation's top schools for "Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream" (N.Y. Times), "best value for the money" (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. Around 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and 80 organizations. Westminster's historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2021. Email cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references (to be contacted after shortlisting) to Dr. Patricia G. Clark, Chair, Department of History, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001, historysearch@westminster.edu

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