The Department of History at Saint Michael’s College is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History (1865 – Present) to start in August 2023. This is a tenure-track position. The teaching responsibilities include a general survey of U.S. History from 1865 to today, specialized courses and seminars in the candidate’s areas of specialization and interest, and opportunities to advise theses and independent research. Candidates in all subfields of U.S. history are encouraged to apply, and preference will be given to candidates whose work focuses on race, gender, medicine, and/or public history.
The teaching load is six courses per academic year. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and ongoing scholarship is expected. Candidates should be ready to contribute to our vibrant residential campus community. The college is committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, and staff; therefore, all members of the community are expected to contribute to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. Applicants with past experiences and contributions to creating such an environment will be given strong consideration.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.
- A Ph.D. in history or a related field by August 2023
- An ability to demonstrate evidence of an active research agenda
- Evidence of teaching experience and commitment to incorporating a variety of perspectives and preparing students for working in diverse and inclusive environments
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply Now button:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 1 – 2 pages answering the following prompts: 1) How have diversity and inclusion informed your teaching and research? Please provide examples demonstrating your commitment to cultivating equity and inclusion in academic communities. 2) Share how you have become more aware of issues of diversity and inclusion, as well as social inequity, and how you are prepared to work in an institution committed to fostering and affirming an intentionally inclusive environment. 3) How will you support and contribute to the mission of the College: “To contribute through higher education to the enhancement of the human person and to the advancement of human culture in the light of the Catholic faith.”
- Names and contact information for three references. Reference letters will be requested at a later stage
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022, and continue until the position has been filled.
Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.
Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.
At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.
Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.
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