Antioch College Tenure Track Position in Latin American History
Antioch College is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment in Latin American History beginning September 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Cultural Studies, or related discipline. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Latin American history and a range of upper-level history courses. The preferred candidate would also have the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses associated with literature and/or philosophy. Antioch College also welcomes applicants with vast professional experience in the field, from outside higher education. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of dynamic, innovative teaching at the undergraduate level, including upper-division and core courses. The College is seeking a colleague who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and has strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.
The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the Humanities Division, primarily through connections between history and literature, and/or between history and philosophy, as well as through teaching one of the team-taught, interdisciplinary, thematic Global Seminars. These theme-based courses are focused on water, food, energy, health, education, and governance. In addition to teaching responsibilities, applicants will also be expected to be involved with academic advising, including overseeing Senior Projects/Theses in the major. The position will also require institutional service, including committee work and program assessment. There is an expectation of ongoing scholarly and professional activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org . Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. Course evaluations and official transcripts will be required of finalists. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to History Faculty Search, c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387. Applications will be reviewed as received. Deadline for submission of materials is January 16, 2015.
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