The Department of History of Drexel University announces a one-year position at the rank of visiting assistant professor (non-tenure track)

Drexel University

Job type: Faculty Non Tenured

Application deadline: June 9, 2020


About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary:

The Department of History of Drexel University announces a one-year position at the rank of visiting assistant professor (non-tenure track) in the areas of Environmental History, History of Technology, and/or the History of Capitalism. The committee will particularly welcome candidates focusing on histories of the Global South and/or making use of innovative historical methods that challenge the conventional textual archive.

Essential Functions:

Teaching one team-taught course and three other courses in environmental history, history of technology, and/or the history of capitalism.

Continuing scholarly research in creative and new methods, including but not limited to public history and archives, film, audio, and visual arts, environmental education and environmental humanities.

Work closely with History faculty in activities related to the department’s expanding portfolio of research and teaching

Required Qualifications

PhD, Environmental History, History of Technology, and/or the History of Capitalism.

Other Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a PhD by September 1, 2020

Physical Demands:

Typically sitting at a desk/table

Job Location:

University City

Special Instructions:

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Supplementary Posting Information:

Drexel University’s mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.

To apply for this position, please apply online and search for Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department. The requisition number is 494423.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit the Drexel University website.

Posted: March 18, 2020