Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

To begin fall 2018


Keene State College invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting August 2018.  Home to the nation’s only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, we are a dynamic and growing interdisciplinary department in the School of Arts and Humanities.
For more information about our department, please see: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/programs/detail/331/ba/holocaust_and_genocide_studies.  


While the disciplinary specialization for the position is open, an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to Holocaust studies is required by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from candidates with additional training in Jewish studies.  Candidates with interdisciplinary expertise and respect for the nexus between Holocaust and genocide studies are particularly suited for this position.  We also welcome applications from candidates with an interest in maintaining and growing the department’s vital domestic and international partnerships, exchange programs, and collaborative networks.


Teaching load is six 4-credit courses per academic year (three per term). The successful applicant will teach an introductory course on the Holocaust each term, open to all students and required of all majors and minors.  Remaining course assignments will be drawn from the following: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Women in the Holocaust, Introduction to Judaism, A History of the Jews, and special topics or seminar courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Several of these courses, in addition to fulfilling major and minor requirements for the department, also fulfill requirements of the College’s general education curriculum – known as the Integrative Studies Program.  For more information about the Integrative Studies Program, please see:  http://www.keene.edu/academics/isp/ .


The successful candidate will possess creative and dynamic teaching skills, have an active and productive scholarly agenda, promote and share in the leadership of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies department, advise students in the major and related student organizations, and will mentor undergraduate research and internships on and off campus.  Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies a separate and supportive co-curricular resource for the department, the College and the community.


The College values inclusiveness and equity, and strives to incorporate multiple perspectives in program development and decision-making.  Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the Department and across the College in order to help shape a 21st century liberal arts education and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan (see http://www.keene.edu/administration/councils/planning/strategic-plan/).  

Our students come from diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first generation college students.  By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop skills in critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitment to well-being that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners.  We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.

Qualifications Required: Earned doctorate in a field appropriate to Holocaust studies by August 1, 2018; teaching experience at the undergraduate level.


Qualifications Preferred: Evidence or promise of teaching excellence and an active scholarly agenda, training in Jewish studies, and demonstrated contributions to the professional community of Holocaust and genocide studies.


Salary is in accordance with the prevailing Collective Bargaining Agreement; rank minimum for fall 2016 was $66,800 for Assistant Professors.  Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, and tuition.


Application: Apply online at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27939


Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of Application (identifying ways your teaching and research interests correspond with our above listed needs and interests) 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Teaching Portfolio (2 sample syllabi, and, if available, recent teaching evaluations)
  • Teaching Philosophy (a 1-page statement of vision for teaching undergraduate students in Holocaust and


*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply.  At the time of application you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references.  These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation if your application advances. 


Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.


Keene State College is located in the center of New England in the beautiful Monadnock region. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. Boston, Montreal, and New York City are 2-4 hours away. For more information about the Monadnock region visit: http://discovermonadnock.com/.  


Keene State College is the public liberal arts college of the University System of New Hampshire, enrolling students from the New England region and beyond. To learn more about Keene State College, the School of Arts and Humanities, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: http://www.keene.edu/, http://www.keene.edu/academics/ah/, http://www.usnh.edu/ or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us  


Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.