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Modern European History Guest Faculty Position 2024-2025

Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 3, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Modern European History Guest Faculty Position 2024-2025

Rank: Guest Faculty
Tenure Information: Non-Tenure Track

Job Description
Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a one-year, half-time guest faculty in 20th-century European history with a focus on political mass movements (teaching two courses in the academic year 2024/5, either two in one semester, or one each semester), to begin Fall 2024. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the social, cultural and material practices of totalitarian parties and comparable political movements. While a focus on any area of Europe is welcome, preference will be given to candidates with a focus on East Central Europe and/or Southern Europe.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses, one in the fall and one in the spring or two in either semester, that together will provide an introduction to political mass movements during the 20th century. We welcome creative, interdisciplinary, and transnational approaches to the study of people's everyday lives under totalitarian regimes. Courses could address fields such as the mobilization of the Italian population under Italian fascism, the social and cultural history of Francoist Spain, the organization of Fascist empires (whether in Europe or Africa), or the material culture of Soviet Russia. Candidates with a record of effective college-level teaching and experience guiding undergraduate research projects will be preferred.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter addressing their teaching and scholarship; a short writing sample; and syllabi for the proposed undergraduate courses (two seminars, or a lecture and a seminar). In addition, applicants should provide the names and contact information for two professional references.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Compensation for this position is on a per-course basis, contingent on teaching experience.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: F00159P
Open Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $10,500 to $14,000

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

The college is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For further information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at



Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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