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Assistant Professor, History

Bellarmine University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

The Department of History and Political Science at Bellarmine University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in history of the United States.  Area of specialization and sub-fields are open.  Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level undergraduate courses as well as introductory survey courses in U.S. history for history, political science, and education majors.  Successful candidates will present a record of excellence in both teaching and research and will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of the appointment in August 2022.  A strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential.  The teaching load is twenty-one credit hours per academic year, which is typically seven courses over two semesters.  We are strongly committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.


A Ph.D in History, teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, specialization in a field in history of the United States.

Additional Information:

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application specifically describing one's interest in developing as a teacher/scholar in a liberal arts environment, (2) academic vita, (3) unofficial graduate transcript(s), (4) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks to effectiveness in teaching, (5) diversity and inclusion statement, specifically addressing your strategies for engaging all students at BU and (6) a brief synopsis of one's research agenda.  


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