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Assistant Professor of History

Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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

Job Details

US and the World TT Search, Department of History, Hartwick College

Disciplinary Area:  The Department of History at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2024, pending final administrative approval.  We seek candidates with expertise in US and the World, with preference given to those with demonstrated teaching experience in modern US history as well as global history or a non-US field. Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in History by the time of the appointment. Specific teaching assignments will include US History, 1877-Present and Global History, 1750-Present as well as upper-division courses and seminars in the candidates’ fields of expertise.

Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellent, innovative undergraduate teaching that is equitable and inclusive. Tenure-track faculty are expected to actively engage in scholarly or creative activities. Committee service, including campus wide and departmental governance, and academic advising are expected for re-appointment, tenure, and promotion.

Salary Range: $60,000-62,000

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,100 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with emphasis on teaching that aims to build an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students, including those from historically marginalized groups The College features a curriculum designed to give every student a flexible, individualized learning experience that integrates coursework, co-curricular activities, and work experience to cultivate their distinctive strengths and prepare them for the future.

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection, and seeks to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse workforce. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders – what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful, 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community”.  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check. Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), and/or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.
All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • a cover letter specifying the position you are applying for and addressing teaching philosophy, teaching interests, and research interests, including evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence,
  • a curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references (these should include a current or former supervisor). This is uploaded into the resume section of our hiring system,
  • a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement,
  • three letters of reference from your academic referees, sent directly by them to, with the position title and your name in the Subject line

Please note that candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide a writing sample such as a book chapter, dissertation chapter, or journal article. They are not required at the time of initial application.

Questions about the position may be directed to the search chair, Professor Chad Anderson at

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 3, 2024.

Visit the following website to apply:


Hartwick College

You belong here. Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in Oneonta, New York, Hartwick College is a close and caring community that will make you feel right at home. Here you’ll find your place, your people, and your path.

Hartwick College, an engaged community striving toward inclusion and equity while increasing diversity, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage, and an enduring passion for learning.

At Hartwick, we believe our differences are our strength. That’s why we’re committed to fostering an environment of thoughtful exchange on- and off-campus.

Work at Hartwick College and know your work matters. Whether you’re in the classroom, part of athletics or student experience, in finance or fundraising, or other professional staff, you will quickly become essential to this 225-year tradition of investing in student success.

Join us in helping the next generation of students find their passions, define their direction, and launch their career. That’s FlightPath, Hartwick’s innovative approach to education and professional preparation. It’s what we do, every one of us.


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