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Assistant Professor of Pre-1800 European History

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor of Pre-1800 European History, Tenure Track, beginning August 2023

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months


Summary: Alma College in Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of European History from ancient to pre-1800. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an interest in teaching European history within a global context; a secondary field in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history is desirable. We especially welcome candidates interested in designing courses with visual knowledge and digital skills. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in history prior to the start date, with visual and digital training and teaching experience.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide range of courses from ancient to early modern Europe with a secondary field of a different region. Teaching responsibilities include introductory to upper-level courses required of history and history teaching majors that also serve the college’s general education program, supervising students’ research and independent studies, and student advising. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement in students’ research and academic advising. Typical teaching load is six units per year.

Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research and scholarship agenda. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty.

The History Department: The History Department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. Our curriculum provides students a strong foundation in understanding the complexity of human behavior in historical context. Our graduates are ready for professional careers, graduate schools, and law schools. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

Application: Applicants should submit the following materials in one file in Microsoft Word or PDF format: letter of application, C.V., transcripts, statement of teaching and research, names and contact information of 3 references. Please send the application packet as an email attachment to Necalli Calavera Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage of the process. Review of applications will begin February 6, 2023.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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Story published on November 16, 2022