Overview

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of History to begin September 1, 2019.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will serve the history department and the Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies Program. These include Latin American survey courses, intermediate and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, the historiography seminar, and capstone for history majors. Other responsibilities will include contributions to general education programs, such as the College’s First Term Seminar, January Term, Three Crowns Curriculum, as well as interdisciplinary majors and minors. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the college and department.

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Latin American history, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete their degree by September 1, 2019. Candidates must have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda in Latin American history. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Please indicate in your application letter how you will promote and support diversity efforts on campus and in the curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications: We seek candidates who can contribute to departmental offerings in gender and race/ethnicity as well as social, environmental, and world history. Candidates who demonstrate effectiveness, creativity, and innovation in teaching and sympathy with the mission of an undergraduate Liberal Arts college will be given preference. Geographic area open, although we are particularly interested in applicants with a specialization in Brazil, Central America, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Doctorate at time of application preferred.

Application and Institution Information: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs/ and complete the online application. The application materials that must be uploaded include: a letter of application that addresses the position qualifications; curriculum vitae; a brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references. At least one of the references must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness.

The Gustavus history department offers a dynamic undergraduate liberal arts program that emphasizes global history, the role of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, and a capstone experience where seniors pursue independent research projects. The faculty are actively engaged in research and contribute widely to campus interdisciplinary programs.

For more details, visit the College’s website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Glenn Kranking at kranking@gustavus.edu or 507-933-7435. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2018. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists will be asked to submit sample syllabi, publications, and student evaluations.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet