Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Medieval History of
Science and Religion
Department of History, Purdue
Date Available: September 2021
Principal Duties: The Department of History at
Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track,
assistant professorship in Medieval History of Science and
Religion. Ph.D. in history required. The successful candidate will
develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history
of the Medieval World as well as contribute to the intellectual
life of the department. Applicants will be expected to enhance and
complement the strengths of the department in the histories of
science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and
violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position
will also teach courses in the College’s general education program,
Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts (https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/cornerstone/index.html).
Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D.
in history with a specialization in the history of Medieval Science
and Religion. This position requires strong oral and written
communication and proven ability to publish high-quality
peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training
The College and University: The College of
Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty
searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will
advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with
technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important
ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative,
nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program
that educates students across the university.
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the
Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all
matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter
how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free
Application Procedure: Applications
must include the following items uploaded into
Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications (https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=16184&company=purdueuniv),
as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching
philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names
of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no
more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article,
or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions
about the position should be directed to Melinda Zook, chair of the
search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to
advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including
discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address
at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion
statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or
activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values
diversity and inclusion.
Review of the applications will begin on November 1,
2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A
background check is required for employment in this position. For
additional information, contact Melinda Zook via email at email@example.com.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply.