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Houghton College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of History in the Department of History and Political Science, starting in the Fall semester of 2020.
Houghton is a small liberal arts college that emphasizes teaching excellence, and we are willing to consider applications from candidates specializing in any area of history who share our commitment to undergraduate teaching. We have special needs, however, in European and non-Western history. The candidate will also teach sections of an innovative three-semester, interdisciplinary Humanities sequence in our general education program. All Houghton students study the history, philosophy, and literature of the West through reading primary texts in each of these disciplines across the classical and medieval (Humanities 101), early modern (Humanities 102), and modern (Humanities 201) periods.
Commitment to undergraduate history teaching.
Ability to teach interdiscipinary humanities courses in the general education program and/or as part of an honors semester in London.
Ph. D. in hand by time of appointment.
Interest in and willingness to support the college’s growing online offerings.
Willingness to participate in creative interdisciplinary endeavors across the humanities and social sciences.
Expertise in European history and/or a global area.
Experience teaching online.
The candidate should possess a mature Christian faith and be committed to its integration with excellence in the undergraduate teaching of history. Although the candidate’s primary commitment should be to excellent undergraduate teaching, ongoing scholarly research and normal institutional service are desired and necessary for promotion and tenure. Also required is the ability to help students form respectful attitudes and interactions with people who differ in abilities, attitudes, and cultural experience, with sensitivity to factors that affect their assessment of others.
To apply, visit http://www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty-openings, and follow the "Procedure for Applicants." For more information about Houghton College, visit www.houghton.edu.
We will begin considering applications beginning on December 15, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, recent teaching evaluations if available, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Before inviting candidates for a campus interview, we will also request to see the candidate teach, either in person, by live stream, or on video.
For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Peter Meilaender, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of 1,100 representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu. The candidate must be prepared to endorse the college's Doctrinal Statement (http://www.houghton.edu/spiritual-life/doctrinal-statement/) and to abide by its Statement of Community Responsibilities (http://www.houghton.edu/community-covenant/).
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
About Houghton College
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.