Assistant Professor in History, Berry College

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Department of History at Berry College invites applications from exceptional instructors for a tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning in fall 2020. We seek to hire a colleague who is eager to engage with and mentor students, who shows scholarly promise, and who will promote the college’s commitment to a diverse academic community. The appointment’s specialization will complement the department’s current offerings. We prefer applicants who can offer at least one non-western history course in either Asia, the Atlantic World, Latin America, or the Middle East. Qualification to teach environmental, legal, public, or digital history; history of science, medicine, business, or technology; historiography; or a similar topic a plus. The successful candidate will typically teach a three-course load each semester, including an upper-level History course and two foundations courses in either World or United States History. Opportunities exist for the appointee to develop new courses and to pursue interdisciplinary interests that enhance other college programs. Peer-reviewed publications are required for tenure.

A Ph.D. in history is required; evidence of strong teaching experience preferred. A willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds are essential. Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a statement on teaching philosophy (including comments on experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body) along with a CV, three letters of reference, and copies of transcripts (official or unofficial).  Submit application materials to Dr. Laurence W. Marvin, Chair, History Search Committee, Department of History, Berry College, 495010 Mt. Berry Station, Mt. Berry, GA 30149-5010.  Electronic submissions welcome; submit electronically as attachments to  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

The college provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College.  Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

Posted: October 18, 2019