Tenure-Track Job Opening in the Messiah College History Department

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This ad will appear in all the usual places very soon, but I thought I would also post it here at the blog. Starting date is August 2019.   Feel free to share and spread the word.

The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a term-tenure track position in Public History with expertise in post-1865 United States History.

Applicants must be committed to working closely with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced course in public history, upper-division courses in area of specialty, a United States history survey from 1865, and first-year interdisciplinary general education courses. We are especially interested in candidates who could offer one or more upper-division courses in subfields of public history and American social history.

Ph.D. in Public History/United States History, with specialization in post-1865 American history. We seek faculty committed to undergraduate teaching and research in the context of a Christian liberal arts college.

The history major at Messiah College allows students to study a wide range of historical periods and subjects ranging from public and digital history to courses in American, European, Ancient Mediterranean, World, and South Asian history. We emphasize the cultivation of a breadth of historical learning along with liberal arts skills of research methods, critical thinking, and high-quality writing. History majors take a standard sequence of core courses in historical surveys, methods, and historiography, and then have the option of selecting from a range of upper-division classes in American History, Classical and Medieval European History, Modern European, Public History, and World History. History majors seeking careers in secondary education (grades 7-12) have an option of completing the state credentialing program in conjunction with the Education Department. The department also offers minors in history, digital public humanities, and Classical, Medieval and Renaissance studies, as well as many enrichment opportunities, including interdisciplinary study, undergraduate research honors theses; collaboration with professors on research; internships with museums, historical archives, and governmental agencies; study-abroad semesters and short-term trips around the world; archaeological training; digital projects; and service-learning.

We are a department of six full-time faculty and approximately 45 majors. Students are encouraged to think independently, engage in fruitful debate, and become citizens committed to service, social justice, and reconciliation. The department maintains strong collaborations across campus with the Center for Public Humanities, Teacher Education Program, Office of Diversity Affairs, and the Oakes Museum of Natural History, and off campus with the city of Harrisburg, county and state archives, and regional schools. Our faculty work closely with students to consider how a history major provides a set of transferable skills that will allow them to access diverse opportunities for employment. Our graduates pursue employment and graduate school in a variety of fields, including history, public history, religious studies, journalism, communication, education, sociology, library science, business, law, computer science, data analytics, theology, among many others.

Read the entire ad here.

Job Opening: One-Year Lecturer in American History at Messiah College

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Anyone interested in spending the 2018-2019 academic year teaching in the Messiah College History Department?

One-year Lecturer in post-1865 American history:  The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in post-1865 American history beginning August 2018.  Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in post-1865 American history. Ability to teach the United States history survey to 1865, first-year general education courses (First Year Seminar and First Year interdisciplinary CORE), and at least one upper-division course in area of specialty is required. Evidence of strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition is expected.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (preferred) or A.B.D. with focus on post-1865 American history.

The full job ad, with all the necessary instructions for application, will be posted at the Messiah College website in the next few days, but I wanted to give a heads-up to the faithful readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  When the ad appears at jobs.messiah.edu you will see that we are asking for a cover letter, a vita, 3-letters of recommendation, and a completed application.  The load is 4-4.

As you might imagine, we will be moving quickly on this search.  Once the job ad is released we will be accepting applications immediately.  I will be chairing the search.

Job Opening at Huntingdon College

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The Way of Improvement Leads Home reader Mandy McMichael passed this along.

The Department of History and Political Science at Huntingdon College (Montgomery, Alabama) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. The ideal candidate will specialize in European History and demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and student engagement. The successful candidate will be proficient in engaging pedagogy, and special attention will be given to candidates with expertise in the Reacting to the Past curriculum. Huntingdon College is seeking to expand the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.


The Department of History and Political Science at Huntingdon College (Montgomery, Alabama) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. The ideal candidate will specialize in European History and demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and student engagement. The successful candidate will be proficient in engaging pedagogy, and special attention will be given to candidates with expertise in the Reacting to the Past curriculum. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Chad Eggleston, Provost and Dean of the College, at officeoftheprovost@hawks.huntingdon.edu by March 7, 2016. Huntingdon College is seeking to expand the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in History (specializing in European History). Minimum of two years teaching experience, record of student engagement, evidence of ongoing research and scholarly activity, excellent interpersonal skills, desire to contribute to the growth and evolution of a successful program.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.

Huntingdon College is committed to a policy against legally impermissible, arbitrary, or unreasonable discriminatory practices. Therefore, the College, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and in the delivery of its educational programs on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, and/or national origin. Inquiries and or complaints may be addressed to the Huntingdon College Title IX Coordinator / 1500 East Fairview Ave. / Montgomery, AL 36106, phoned to 334-833-4420 or e-mailed to TitleIXCoordinator@hawks.huntingdon.edu. Inquiries or complaints regarding disability services may be addressed to Huntingdon College / ADA Section 504 Coordinator / Director of Disability Services / 1500 East Fairview Ave. / Montgomery, AL 36106, phoned to 334-833-4465 or e-mailed to DisabilityServices@ hawks.huntingdon.edu. For additional information, contact the Atlanta office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 61 Forsyth St. S.W., Suite 19T10, Atlanta, GA 30303-8927 at 404-874-9406; OCR.Atlanta@ed.gov.

Chair in Quaker Studies at Haverford College

This looks like a nice gig for a scholar of Quakerism.  –JF


Douglas and Dorothy Steere Professorship in Quaker Studies (open rank)
Haverford College, founded in 1833 by Quakers, invites applications for the newly endowed Douglas and Dorothy Steere Professorship in Quaker Studies.  This tenure-line faculty position is open to teacher-scholars at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) whose scholarly work engages the history, culture, religion, literature, peace building or social activism of the Religious Society of Friends.  The successful candidate will maintain an active research and teaching program that includes opportunities for faculty-student collaboration, preferably utilizing Haverford’s extensive Quaker Collection of manuscripts, organizational records, artifacts, and artwork gathered from the 17thcentury to the present.  Haverford faculty members teach five courses per year, of which the Steere professor will teach at least two courses that substantially address some feature of Quaker Studies within the candidate’s disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields of study.  Additional courses should contribute to one of Haverford’s existing academic departments and/or programs (http://www.haverford.edu/academics/departments_and_programs/).   
Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. and a strong record of research and teaching.  The position also requires a firm commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and the emerging field of Quaker Studies.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and research and travel money accompany this endowed professorship.
Please submit a cover letter addressing your vision for this new position, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus for a course in Quaker Studies, a research statement, a writing sample (published work or work in progress), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to (apply.interfolio.com/27495).  Questions about the application process should be directed to Georgia Davidis Malone, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, Haverford College (gdavidisma@haverford.edu).  To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received in electronic form by December 10, 2014.

Job Opening: Political Science at Trinity Christian College

John Fry, the chair of the Department of History at Trinity Christian College in the Chicago suburbs (Palos Heights), is looking for a political scientist.  Here is the job ad:

Position
Tenure-track faculty position in the political science department, starting August 2014.
Qualifications
Ph.D. strongly preferred; with any area of expertise, including but not limited to American politics, international relations, law, or political theory. Previous collegiate teaching experience and/or a JD strengthens the application.  Trinity seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.  They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education in the tradition of Reformed Christian higher education and be competent to demonstrate to students a mature articulation of faith and learning.  Faculty members are also dedicated to personal involvement with students outside the classroom in advising, social interaction, and informal academic and cultural settings.
Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include teaching the general education political science courses and upper-level courses in the major, along with advising political science and pre-law students.   The dates of the new faculty orientation are August 12-14, 2014.
Compensation
Rank and salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, pension, term life insurance, and disability insurance.
Application Process
Formal review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  All inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Liz Rudenga, Provost
Trinity Christian College
Phone: 708-239-4839
 Faculty applications may be found on our Trinity website:  http://www.trnty.edu/jobopenings/.

AHA Seeking New Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives

The American Historical Association is seeking a Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives. The Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives will oversee the AHA’s communications with members and other constituencies. This includes print and digital publishing, web design, information management, and membership – all part of a strategy to enable the American Historical Association’s programs and activities to take maximum advantage of the new digital environments in which historians work. The AHA seeks a scholar with the skills and vision to help lead the development of the AHA as the nation’s most important hub for the work of professional historians in the 21st century.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Play leadership role for team developing new research, communication, networking, job market, and other professional tools for historians via a full-service AHA digital environment
  • Oversee all communication relating to AHA membership activities, and AHA digital and print publications (not including American Historical Review)
  • Supervise (directly or indirectly) seven staff members
  • Serve as liaison to the business operations of the American Historical Review
  • Oversee AHA relationships with publishers
  • Provide expertise on issues relating to scholarly publishing
  • Coordinate the efforts of the AHA’s governing Council and standing committees, including working
    with the Executive Director to organize Council activities
  • Oversee all information technology purchases, maintenance, and staffing/consultant support
  • Represent the Association in meetings and activities relevant to areas of responsibility

For additional details on the position, and how to submit an application, see the complete description of the position.