FEATURED JOB: Assistant Professor of Modern American History and Lecturer in US History to 1877, Santa Clara University

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Assistant Professor of Modern American History and Lecturer in US History to 1877

Santa Clara University

The Department of History at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for two positions:

1.  A tenure-track assistant professor position in US History Since 1877. This includes period courses (such as Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Flappers to Beatniks [1920-1960]; Protest and Activism [60s-70s]; and Celebrity and Politics [80s to 90s]), as well as theme courses (such as LatinX and/or ChicanX, Asian American, Immigration, Women, LGBTQ+, etc.). Candidates should familiarize themselves with the University’s Core Curriculum (https://www.scu.edu/provost/core/).  The successful candidates will demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research with opportunities to involve undergraduates, mentoring or recruiting underrepresented groups, and service to the department, College, University, profession, and community appropriate to rank. Position begins September 1, 2020. Ph.D. in U.S. History required by September 2020. The closing date for applications including letters of recommendation is midnight (Pacific time) on October 15, 2019. 

2. A full time, three year, renewable term lecturer position (non-tenure track) in the history of the United States to 1877. Candidates should demonstrate ability to teach a variety of survey level as well as upper division American history courses.  This includes period courses (such as the first half of the US Survey; Revolution, Confederation, Constitution; The New Nation; and The Union in Crisis) as well as theme courses (such as Historical Geography, California, Gender, Native American,  Borderlands, etc.). A seminar on Historical Writing and a two-course Cultures and Ideas sequence will likely be taught each year—sample syllabi available upon request.  Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to excellent teaching; and to providing service to the Department, College, University, profession and community appropriate to rank. Teaching responsibilities will include student advising and mentoring. Ph.D. in U.S. History required by starting date: September 1, 2020. The closing date for applications, including letters of recommendation is midnight (Pacific time) on January 31, 2020. 

Santa Clara University, located in California’s Silicon Valley, is a comprehensive, Jesuit, Catholic university, and an AA/EEO employer. For more information, see www.scu.edu/hr/careers/faculty.cfm

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Contact Info: 

Melissa Sims
Department of History
Santa Clara University
msims@scu.edu