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Assistant Professor of History - Tenure Track

Date Opened: 8-20-2012
Closing Date: 11-1-2012

Southwestern University, a liberal arts college in the Austin metro area, invites applications for a full time tenure-track assistant professorship in Early Modern Europe (not France) to begin August 2013.

Applications from candidates with interests in the histories of science/technology, environment, and the North Atlantic are encouraged. The position includes teaching sections of world history (either broad surveys or thematic courses), historiography, and our senior research seminar. The History Department is wide-ranging in its geographical coverage and interests, and its six faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary programs (including Environmental Studies, International Studies, and Feminist Studies).

Qualifications include Ph.D. completed by time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,250 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of reference should arrive by November 1 (by email). Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

Kelly Lessard, Faculty Secretary
ATTN: Modern European History Search
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78627-0770

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F

Posted August 20, 2012.