The History Department at Wabash College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Byron K. Trippet Assistant or Associate Professor of History to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates should be qualified to teach a wide variety of courses in U.S. history. Candidates with expertise in transnational history of the Americas, digital history, African diaspora, and/or Indigenous histories are particularly encouraged to apply as we seek to meet the needs of students in the twenty-first century job market increasingly defined by technology and public engagement. The department is committed to teaching world history as a background for regionally defined diverse histories. Course load is 3-3. PhD is required by position starting date.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active research agenda, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college, the ability to work with a diverse student body, and be willing to contribute appropriate service to the Department and the College. The History department works actively with many campus programs including gender studies, Asian studies, Black studies, Hispanic studies, and more.
In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, and generous professional travel support, initial appointment to a Byron K. Trippet professorship provides additional research support during the candidate's first years at the College. Wabash College is within 50 miles of Indianapolis, a major metropolitan area, and draws on the collaborative resources of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, of which it is a member.
In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting faculty from all backgrounds, including an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Approximately 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, 30% are first-generation college students, and 20% identify as domestic students of color. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement that discusses how you can help to diversify the history department curriculum, writing sample, email addresses of three recommenders through which to solicit recommendations, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2023. To ensure full consideration, please apply by October 23. To apply, go to www.wabash.edu/employment and click the “Apply Now” button to upload your materials. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Rick Warner, Chair of the History Department, at email@example.com.
Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.