Antioch College, is seeking applications for a three-year visiting appointment in World History and Philosophy or World History and Literature to begin September 1, 2013. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in appropriate area of history, in hand or expected by May 2013, with a preference for a candidate with undergraduate degrees in or minor fields related to either Literature or Philosophy. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach World History survey courses, a range of upper level history courses as well as interdisciplinary courses associated with literature and or philosophy and should look forward to conceiving of course offerings in a broad interdisciplinary fashion. The candidate will be able to provide proof of dynamic, innovative teaching at the undergraduate level, including upper-division and core, Foundations-level courses within the major. The College is seeking a colleague who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and has a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Rank is open depending on qualifications, and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Based on successful reviews, at the end of the three-year term, the position may be converted to a tenure track position.
The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the interdisciplinarity of the Humanities division, primarily through connections between the division disciplines of history, literature, and philosophy, but also, in a collaborative format, to significantly contribute to organizing and leading team-taught, interdisciplinary, thematic Global Seminars. These themes include 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.
To apply, 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.<mailto:email@example.com>Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred, and using a credential service, such as Interfolio, is also 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 May 3, 2013.