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European History Tenure Track 2022-23

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of History at St Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship in European History since 1400 with a preferred specialization in Western European history. We seek to build on our department’s existing strengths in the histories of Latin America, Africa, East Asia and the Atlantic World by attracting applicants whose research and teaching emphasizes imperialism, emigration into (and inside of) Europe by traditionally under-represented groups, transnational and borderland identity, environment, or trade.

The successful applicant will teach six undergraduate courses per year at all levels, focused on Western Europe across a broad geographic range and span of time. Teaching experience is preferred, as is having a Ph.D. in-hand at time of the appointment (August, 2022). St. Olaf College is an intensely residential undergraduate liberal arts college. Faculty typically teach 3-1-2 or 2-1-3 and contribute actively to High Impact Practices such as mentored undergraduate research, academic advising, and teaching the January Term.

St. Olaf’s History Department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color and members of other underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.

Interested candidates must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Other: A 500-word statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). In the DEI statement, candidates should address how they bring diversity and inclusion into their courses and describe their experiences mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved groups.
  4. The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-finalist interviews, including a short teaching demonstration, are expected in early November. Finalist interviews are expected in early December.

Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Timothy Howe, Search Committee Chair, at Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The College offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

St. Olaf College is proud to be:

  • Included in multiple editions of Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College
  • An institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Ranked #1 among baccalaureate colleges in the number of students who study abroad
  • One of the top producers of Fulbright U.S. students among liberal arts colleges
  • Ranked #20 for best undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.


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