Assistant Professor of World History
Join Westminster College’s faculty in a learning environment where teaching and attention to student growth are the primary focus. Students can choose from more than 30 majors or a self-designed major to pursue a bachelor's degree. This liberal arts institution is located in the small town of Fulton, Missouri, recently noted as one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019” by Smithsonian Magazine. Budget Travel Magazine designated Fulton one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. In recent years the rate of admittance to graduate school or job placement of our students was 97%, with our graduate earnings ranking in the top 15% nationwide.
The Department of History at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in World History at the Assistant Professor level commencing in Fall 2021. As we are a very small department, flexibility and the ability to teach a diverse range of courses is a requirement of this position. While all non-U.S. fields of specialty will be considered, the ability to teach survey courses in both early and modern World History is essential. In addition, the successful applicant will teach upper-level courses in twentieth-century World History and/or in his/her/their field of expertise. These upper-level courses should be transnational and interdisciplinary in scope. Preference will be given to applicants who can also contribute to our Museum Studies program and who can also teach occasional U.S. History survey courses.
While we value and support faculty research, we are very student-centered and pride ourselves on our high-impact learning environment. Therefore, demonstrated experience, passion, and innovation in the classroom is a must for our department. In addition to classroom teaching, the successful applicant will be expected to provide the following: guidance of undergraduate theses, frequent travel-study courses, rigorous academic and career advising, internship supervision, and taking students to academic conferences. The teaching load is 4-4 with an expectation of service and scholarly research per the Westminster College Faculty Handbook.
- Candidates applying for this position must hold a Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment and have demonstrated college teaching experience, preferably in a small liberal arts environment.
The following materials are required:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting teaching experience and research trajectory
- A statement of teaching philosophy reflecting how you can contribute to a dynamic and small liberal arts college environment
The following materials may be requested after the initial review process:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Copy of unofficial or official graduate transcripts
- Samples of student evaluations, if applicable
- From external websites go to this link: https://westminster-college.apscareerportal.com/jobs/1210049/apps/new
- Please upload your CV and statement of teaching philosophy as one document under the ‘resume/qualifications’ option to the right. Select the ‘add cover letter’ option to upload your cover letter.
- The remaining three application documents may be requested via an emailed request link after the initial review process.
All materials must be received by February 5, 2021, but late applications may be considered until the position is filled or the search is closed.
Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to:
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501 Westminster Ave, Westminster Hall 146
Fulton, MO 65251
Founded in 1851, Westminster College believes that every student has come into this world with a purpose. To not simply be — but to become the embodiment of everything extraordinary that lives inside of us. At Westminster College, we educate and inspire students to find the intensive focus and clarity to unleash the power in their purpose. Westminster is a private, selective, coeducational, residential undergraduate college located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents (approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City, 100 miles from St. Louis and 150 miles from Kansas City). Inclusive and welcoming, Westminster has a vibrant student life, with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. Faculty and staff work together to help students succeed in their education and ultimately within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in.
Honoring Sir Winston Churchill and the famous "Iron Curtain" speech which he delivered on campus in 1946, Westminster is home to the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury and the National Churchill Museum. In recent years, U.S. Senator and 2016 candidate for U.S. President Bernie Sanders, former Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, and world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa have participated in the College's international lecture series. The monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall, is also prominent on campus.
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