Ursinus College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in World History, with expertise in the history of science and medicine highly desirable. Regional expertise will be in either Latin America (excluding North America), Africa, the Indian Ocean, or South Asia. It is not defined by period.
The Ursinus College faculty is an engaged community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective and demonstrate significant scholarly and pedagogical potential as well as a clear ability and desire to work collaboratively.
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.
The course load will be 3-2 and college service and supervision of student research will be expected. Candidates should be able to design and teach engaging and inclusive courses in addition to the history department’s established 100-level world history offerings. The ability to contribute courses to and actively participate in the Health and Society Program and, if appropriate, either the Latin American Studies Program or African American and Africana Studies Program is strongly preferred. In addition, all tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to teach in our highly innovative Quest core curriculum, anchored in a writing intensive, discussion-based, first-year interdisciplinary seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE).
Requirements and Qualifications
For consideration candidates must have their doctoral degree in hand by August 2023; preference may be given to candidates with the PhD in hand at the time of interviews.
All applicants will submit a CV, letter of application, and transcripts. In addition, applicants will provide three separate statements (1-2 pages each) reflecting on: (a) teaching experience, practices, and goals; (b) scholarly accomplishments and proposed research agenda; and (c) record of and commitment to helping cultivate an inclusive community.
All application materials will go to Dr. Lori Daggar via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/114022. Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The first round of interviews will be conducted by telephone. Letters of reference will be requested at the time of interviews.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.