Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of History beginning August 2020. Area of specialization is open (other than the Americas). Broad training and ability to teach a variety of classes is a must. The successful applicant will also have digital humanities and/or public history expertise, as well as successful teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate liberal education. Westminster’s normal teaching load is 24 semester hours per year – typically three courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory liberal education (WCore) History courses as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in the successful candidate's area of specialization. They will complement current faculty expertise and help develop curriculum within the History program and WCore. Depending on specialization, there will likely be opportunities to teach in affiliated, interdisciplinary programs, such as Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Justice Studies.
The Department of History at Westminster has a strong commitment to undergraduate education that emphasizes high-impact teaching practices and a student-centered learning environment. Students cultivate strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills that support their future paths to enter graduate school or a variety of careers.
Westminster College’s commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. We seek colleagues who are prepared to facilitate the learning of all students, including those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.
For application instructions, please consult the online job board (http://jobs.westminstercollege.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. An initial application that demonstrates competencies in the above qualifications will include:
A letter of application that highlights your specific qualifications for the position, including a discussion of your past teaching experiences, digital humanities/public history experience, and your preparation to teach and mentor students, including those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Selected applicants will later be expected to provide the following:
Sample syllabuses and sample assignments that demonstrate your approach to teaching/learning issues
Scholarly writing sample
Contact information for three professional references
A Ph.D. in History completed no later than June, 2020
Demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will have served as the instructor of record for multiple courses and be able to demonstrate the ability to employ pedagogical practices that generate active and engaged learning.
An active intellectual life that includes regular presentations at academic conference and the publication of scholarly articles.