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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of History


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Staff Term:

9 Months

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Full Academic Year

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of History at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, invites applications for a one-year (renewable for a second-year) Visiting Assistant Professor position in modern US History, with expertise and/or teaching experience in African-American History, beginning in the Fall of 2022 (contract starting July 1, 2022).

The faculty member in this position will teach three courses per semester, for a total of six courses per year. The course load will include an upper-level seminar in Fall 2022 and the second half of the US history survey (1877 to present) in Spring 2023. The other four courses will be a combination of introductory and mid-level courses, which may include the first half of the US history survey in Fall 2022.

We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to teach an introductory survey course in African history in Fall 2022.

All courses are expected to be taught in-person, on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree and be ABD in modern US history at the time of appointment, have experience teaching at the college level, and have the ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff.

The following are to be submitted through Wheaton’s online application system: letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses already taught or able to be taught.

Wheaton strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their teaching and scholarship might support the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism..

The application form will also request contact information for three references. Please note that references will be contacted via email once an application has been submitted, and asked to upload letters of recommendation directly to the online application system.

For fullest consideration, completed applications should be received before June 1, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would have a PhD at the time of appointment in US history with significant experience teaching at the college level and ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. List of References
  6. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. Letter of Recommendation 4

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