Assistant Professor in History

The Department of History at Swarthmore College

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

The Department of History at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in modern European history to begin with the fall semester of 2017. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Applicants specializing in environmental history or histories of science and technology are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses on modern European history as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should discuss their teaching experience, style, and objectives, and describe their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college. In addition, applicants should outline their research interests, now and in the future, and indicate why they believe they are prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds. The Department will begin to review applications by October 1, 2016. Candidates must apply at AcademicJobsOnline. Email inquiries (but not applications) can be made to

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore is strongly committed to employment practices and faculty mentoring that advance excellence through diversity in its educational program. We actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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Posted: August 26, 2016