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Assistant Professor - World History (Tenure Track)


World History


Ursinus College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in world history to begin in Fall 2019. Candidates should be able to design and teach dynamic and inspiring courses, establish an ongoing program of scholarship, and value collegial teamwork.


The ability to teach both comparative history courses and courses on different geographic regions is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach comparative colonial and postcolonial histories. The ability to contribute pedagogical or research expertise not currently present among departmental faculty is preferable. Contribution to existing interdisciplinary programs and digital humanities experience will also be positively considered. The course load will be 3-2 and college service and supervision of student research will be expected. Courses will include the modern world history survey and the first-year interdisciplinary seminar (Common Intellectual Experience) as well as new lower-level and upper-level offerings of the candidate’s design in European, non-western, comparative, and/or world history.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2019


The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are requested to submit three separate statements (1-2 pages each) reflecting on: teaching experience, practices, and goals; scholarly accomplishments and proposed research agenda; and record of and commitment to helping cultivate an inclusive community. 

For consideration candidates must have their doctoral degree in hand by the beginning of the fall semester in late August 2019; preference may be given to candidates with the Ph.D. in hand at the time of interviews. Candidates should submit a CV, letter of application, transcripts, and three separate statements of teaching, research, and commitment to inclusivity to Dr. Susanna Throop via Interfolio Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The first round of interviews will be conducted by telephone. Letters of reference will be requested at the time of interviews.   

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students. 

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.