Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Whitworth University seeks an Assistant Professor of Modern American History since 1877 for a Track II, full-time position (7 courses annually) in the Department of History with a focus on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in African American, Native American, LatinX and/or ChicanX, Asian American, or Immigration history. Candidates who also have an interest in women’s and/or gender history, LGBTQ+ history, religious history, and/or cultural history approaches would be particularly valued, along with clearly demonstrated interest or expertise in the Digital Humanities and/or Public History. There is a possibility of teaching in Whitworth’s signature Core Worldview Studies, United States Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and/or Honors programs. This position includes the possibility of promotion through the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor, with salary and benefits equal to a tenure-earning faculty position. Track II positions are continuing positions, based on performance and the needs of the university, that are eligible for promotion and undergo regular evaluation, but are not tenure-track.

Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth's mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of History, teach an annual seven-course load with a primary specialization in Modern American History. The teaching assignment consists of three courses in the fall, three courses in the spring, and a course in Jan-term. Course assignments include lower division courses in U.S. history, including the department’s post-1877 U.S. history survey “The United States in a Global Context,” as well as upper-division courses in areas of specialization. This position will likely include a regular turn at teaching The History of the Pacific Northwest upper-division course. Secondarily, the department has an established interest in Public History, internships, including regular placements at the Smithsonian Institute, and service-learning. Faculty members are expected to identify and implement such opportunities in their respective fields.

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in American (U.S.) History in Modern, post-1877 America. ABD in this field will be considered at the rank of Instructor.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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