Tenure-track position in United States in the World, with a comparative field in Latin American history, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2020. Ph.D. required.
The successful candidate will offer courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in 20th and 21st-century US history and US in the world, as well as take turns in the department’s required courses: methodologies and a senior capstone seminar. The individual would typically offer one or two courses on Latin America per year and would be expected to participate in the rotation of department faculty members fulfilling our contributions to the college first-year course. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. Whitman College welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups.
To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of History”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
Deadline: November 1 2019.
Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
Whitman is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian residential liberal arts and sciences undergraduate college, founded in 1882. Whitman College is renowned for combining academic excellence, an unpretentious Northwest culture, and an engaging community with approximately 1,500 students from 45 states and 30 nations. Nearly 70 percent of Whitman students live on campus and 98 percent of tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in their field. During recent years the faculty has garnered honors and fellowships from Battelle Research Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Fulbright Fellowships, Hughes Medical Institute, PEW Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Whitman College is located in historic Walla Walla in the scenic southeastern corner of Washington, two-and-a-half hours from Spokane, four hours from Portland, and four-and-a-half hours from Seattle. For more information visit http://www.whitman.edu/about-whitman.