Assistant Professor, American History

Muhlenberg College

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

Muhlenberg College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in American History to begin in August 2018.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in American History with the ability to teach courses in the History of Medicine and/or History of Public Health.  Candidates must be able to teach nineteenth-century U.S. history, and preference will be given to applicants with expertise in African American history.  We expect this hire to contribute to the growth and development of our Public Health Program.  The successful candidate will teach First Year Seminars, topical Introductions to History, and upper-level courses in their field.  Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment.

Muhlenberg College seeks applicants who are excellent and innovative teachers with both a strong commitment to teaching in a Liberal Arts environment and an active research program. The College and the Department of History are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial, ethnic, and disability groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  For additional information about Muhlenberg’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College’s Diversity Strategic Plan at this link:

Applicants should submit the following as a single pdf to a cover letter addressed to Dr. Thomas Cragin, Chair of the History Department, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, a separate statement on how they will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and on campus or in the broader community, and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.  Please indicate if you will be available for interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  Please arrange for graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically.  Application deadline is October 30, 2017. 


Posted: September 28, 2017