Assistant Professor of History (African-American and Modern/Contemporary American History)
Location: Newberry, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
The Department of Humanities at Newberry College seeks an innovative, collaborative Assistant Professor of History for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2024. Primary responsibilities include teaching in African American and modern/contemporary American history (and other History areas of expertise) and helping to continue to develop the College’s African American studies program. A full-time load consists of teaching 12-15 credit hours per semester – the first year this position will carry a 12-hour load – which will normally include two sections of HIS 120 (a one-semester American thematic survey) each semester. Service is also a significant part of this position. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of working with diverse populations and engaging students through personalized pedagogies to be active participants in their learning. The ideal candidate will also have alternative strategies to help students grasp material and build confidence in their abilities.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong aptitude for teaching. A doctorate in History from an accredited university with fields in American history and African-American history is required, although exceptional candidates with those fields who are A.B.D. will be considered. The ideal candidate will also have graduate coursework in and experience teaching in African-American Studies as well as African-American History, contributing to the new African-American Studies program at Newberry College by teaching courses such as Introduction to African-American Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Special Topics in African-American Studies.
Application packets should include:
Letter of interest,
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of diversity philosophy – addressing your experience in working with a diverse student population
Contact information for three professional references.
Submit application packet electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to email@example.com with the subject line “Faculty, Department of Humanities, History” by January 15, 2024 for full consideration. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2024, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts of graduate coursework.
Newberry College does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Newberry College is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from people from diverse identities and backgrounds.
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Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the college has maintained its association with the Lutheran church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society. Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to giving all students opportunities for success through service and personal attention.