Assistant Professor of History

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of History and Political Science at Millikin University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in World History, area of specialization and period open, at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2021. The department seeks dedicated a teacher able to teach the World History survey courses and regional histories (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America).  Additionally, the ability and willingness to teach historiography and/or geography are desirable.


A Ph.D. in history conferred before August 2021 is required for a tenure-track position. This position carries a full-time teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester. There are also opportunities to develop travel courses should applicants be interested in such course delivery methods. The successful applicant must maintain a program of active scholarship and supervise research projects by undergraduate students. Other duties include advising students and university service.


Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning - a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation  Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.


Millikin’s Department of History and Political Science offers majors in History, Political Science, and Social Science Secondary Education.  The Department teaches many courses in support of the University's general education program. Information about the Department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at the website


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, three confidential letters of reference. Application review will begin February 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Dan Monroe   Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.