The Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is seeking a historian of modern politics and social movements with expertise teaching modern world history courses, political science courses, and topics courses in History and Political Science with a regional focus in Latin America. This is a one-year, non-renewable appointment. The department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through teaching, other forms of engagement with students outside of the classroom, and service activities. The appointment begins September 1, 2019 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2019.
The successful candidate would be responsible for teaching six courses spread evenly throughout the year; two to three sections of Contemporary World History and an opportunity to design other topics courses at the introductory level. One of these courses may focus on any area of World History and the other two should directly address Latin American History and Politics. A Ph.D. in History is preferred, although a PhD in Political Science or other relevant fields of specialization will also be considered. Two or more years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level and an active research agenda are required. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,446 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 52 countries and all 50 states.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, a sample syllabus for a topics course in World History or Latin American History and Politics, and the names and contact information for three references.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 19th, 2019.