Department of History Faculty
The Department of History at Messiah College invites
applications for a one-year Lecturer in post-1865 American
Teaching responsibilities will include
introductory and advanced courses in post-1865 American history.
Ability to teach the United States history survey to 1865,
first-year general education courses (First Year Seminar and First
Year interdisciplinary CORE), and at least one upper-division
course in area of specialty is required. Evidence of strong
commitment to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition
Ph.D. (preferred) or A.B.D. with focus on
post-1865 American history.
The history major at Messiah College allows
students to study intensively a wide range of historical periods
and subjects ranging from American history, to the history of
Europe and the non-western world.
We are a vibrant and growing community of
teachers and scholars who are passionate about the study of the
past. In the tradition of the Christian liberal arts, the history
program provides a wide range of course offerings and experiences.
A strong emphasis is placed on the cultivation of a breadth of
historical learning along with specific skills — critical thinking,
high-quality writing, methods of research — which are essential
Messiah College is a Christian college of the
liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of
approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of
under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries
and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from
Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of
intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives
of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes
instruction but values research and public service. Strong support
is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
The College seeks to create a work environment
and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the
uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while
striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic
plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse
settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well
as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated
approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully
committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Salary is commensurate with academic
credentials and qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations:
Application materials will be
reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is
filled. Accepting applications immediately; position is open until
filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well
as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian
faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College,
which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect,
character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service,
leadership and reconciliation in church and society”.
Vitae Instructions to Applicants:
Curriculum Vitae must
include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3)
scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers,
publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor
societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Please apply via the following link: (http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/12659
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color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's
status in the recruitment and admission of students, the
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statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of
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