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Assistant Professor in Early American History
Contract Start Date: July 1, 2018
Applications will be reviewed beginning December 18, 2017. The position remains open and application reviewed until filled.
About Whitworth University
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate education and graduate programs, Whitworth combines the Christian heritage of the university, its commitment to academic rigor and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university's mission to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart.?
The Department of History, a vibrant department with a strong teaching and publication tradition, is announcing a tenure-track position, beginning fall 2018. Whitworth is a Presbyterian affiliated university located in Spokane, Washington, the second largest city in the State of Washington.
Whitworth University seeks an Assistant Professor of Early and 19th Century American History with required expertise in Latin American or African American history for a full-time position (7 courses annually) in the Department of History. We would prefer to offer a range of courses in American history that cover not just the founders or European immigrants but also the experiences of Native Americans and African Americans, as well as U.S. interaction with Latin America. There is a possibility of teaching in Whitworth's signature Core Worldview Studies, United States Cultural Studies, Latin American studies, and/or Women's and Gender Studies programs. Clearly demonstrated interest or expertise in the Digital Humanities would be highly valued.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of History, teach an annual seven-course load with a primary specialization in Early and 19th Century American History. The teaching assignment consists of three courses in the fall, three courses in the spring, and a course in Jan-term. Course assignments include lower division courses on U.S. history, as well as upper-division courses in areas of specialization. Secondarily, the department has an established interest in Public History, internships, including regular placements at the Smithsonian Institute, and service-learning. Faculty members are expected to identify and implement such opportunities in their respective fields.
Participation in departmental activities and governance; scholarly publication; professional and research activities including state, regional and national professional associations; and faculty assemblies, development days, retreats, committees, and advising.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Ph.D. in American (U.S.) History, with a preferred emphasis in Early and 19th Century America. ABD in this field will be considered at the rank of Instructor.
Excellent potential as a teacher possessing strong relational skills with students and colleagues.
Skill in the use of technology in the classroom.
Demonstrated potential for research and scholarship that results in scholarly publication.
Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.
Commitment to diversity and equity, and understanding of ways in which instruction and disciplinary/educational/workplace trends can be critical to matters of justice and inclusion.
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
A commitment to equal opportunity and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
The following documents are required to complete the online application, www.whitworth.edu/jobs
A letter of interest.
Resume/curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references.
Spokane, Washington, with a population of about 200,000 is located on the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington State. The region enjoys four seasons with the associated outdoor activities (mountain biking, climbing, swimming, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, etc.). Spokane is within 4-5 hours of three major national parks (Mt Rainier, North Cascades, Glacier) and the Canadian Rockies. The city of Spokane is large enough to have a thriving downtown area with a riverfront park and a strong arts culture, yet small enough to be free of the heavy traffic of a larger city. Whitworth is close to the Mead school district, which is one of the top elementary school districts in the nation. In addition, Spokane has excellent health care facilities, and other top educational institutions are located nearby. For more information on Spokane please visit http://www.movetospokane.com/
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a ...200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.