Assistant Professor History

Drew University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022
Drew University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of 18th and 19th century U. S. history and its Atlantic World context in the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts History Department.

Key Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include teaching, research, student advising and engaging in service activities for the History department and University. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester.
  • Teach an introductory-level course on the history of the United States, from contact to 1877
  • Teach an intermediate-level course on African American history, from African origins to 1877
  • Teach an intermediate- or upper-level course on Atlantic World history
  • Teach courses at the intermediate- and upper-level that relate to the successful candidate’s research
  • Work collaboratively with faculty across the university whose research and teaching are concerned with related fields such as Africa and the African diaspora, Early modern to modern world, Social and cultural identity formation
  • Actively produce scholarship in the 18th and 19th century U.S. history and its Atlantic World context
Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in 18th and 19th century U.S. history with a focus on Atlantic World history, or a Ph.D. in Atlantic World history with a focus on 18th and 19th century U.S. history is required. Teaching experience in the above areas is preferred.

Desired Skills and Experience:

We seek candidates who have breadth in the study of 18th and 19th century United States history and its Atlantic World context, and who are passionate about innovative teaching within a liberal arts context. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate courses in the period on U.S. history, African American history, the U.S. in Atlantic World context, and historical research methods. There will be opportunities to teach graduate courses in Drew’s interdisciplinary M.A. Program in History and Culture, corresponding to the needs of the undergraduate department. In addition to excellent teaching, candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship, broadly defined, and to contribute to the university community through mentoring and advising students, co-curricular planning, collaboration across disciplines, committee service, and leadership at Drew.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit the following materials.
  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Graduate Transcript
  • Contact information for three references, at least one of whom can address teaching experience. The committee will request reference letters only for semi-finalists in the search process.
Please apply by Decembe r 15, 2022. Application review will be on a rolling basis as applications are submitted; early applications are encouraged for full review.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch , ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

These positions are subject to a background check.

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