Overview

Elmhurst College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of American history in the Department of History. Primary field of preparation and study is open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach a broad range of courses. Main teaching responsibilities will include introductory surveys as well as upper division electives. Co-operation with a strong secondary education certification program is vital, and the ability to offer courses in minor or outside fields will be helpful. Evidence of outstanding teaching or teaching potential and scholarly interest is essential. The teaching load is twelve hours, separated into three four-hour courses / preparations each semester. Candidates should have a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. PhD in hand is required by September 1, 2018.

Elmhurst College is a leading four-year college that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an AA/EO Employer. Elmhurst College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.

Elmhurst College uses SimpleHire to collect all application material. Please submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcript (official transcripts will be requested at a later date), and three confidential letters of recommendation including addresses of references. A teaching philosophy statement or portfolio introduction is also welcome. Additional information about Elmhurst College may be accessed on our website: http://elmhurst.simplehire.com/postings/578

Review of applications will begin December 1st. Questions can be directed to Robert Butler, Professor & Chair Department of History, Elmhurst College; robb@elmhurst.edu.