Overview

Elmira College invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in European history. The area of specialization is open but we invite candidates whose scholarship and teaching present Europe within a global context. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarly research, and service to the college. Teaching duties include offering both halves of the European history survey as well as upper level courses in nineteenth- and twentieth- century Europe. The candidates will be expected to contribute a secondary field that supports the History Program as well as the General Education Program. Special consideration will be given to applicants with the ability to offer courses on African history, Middle Eastern history, European colonial history, or public history.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in History (ABD nearing completion of dissertation will be considered. If ABD, the person would be hired at the rank of instructor with the requirement that s/he complete doctoral degree within six months of the date of hire).

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Dr. Jim Twombly, One Park Place, Elmira College, Elmira, NY 14901 or e-mail to historysearch@elmira.edu. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews via Skype in early December. Applicants may be required to complete a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

Elmira College, the first college to offer a comprehensive curriculum for women, and home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies, is a small, well-established, residential, coeducational, liberal arts college in a pleasant community in the Finger Lakes region of New York State (county population 100,000).