The Department of Humanities at Newberry College seeks an innovative, collaborative Assistant Professor of History for a full-time, tenure-track position to be/gin August 2023. Primary responsibilities include teaching in African American and modern/contemporary American history (and other History areas of expertise) and helping to continue to develop the College’s African American studies program. Teaching load will be 4/4, including two sections of HIS 120 (a one-semester American thematic survey) each semester. Service is also a significant part of a faculty member’s duties, including—but not limited to—service to the History Program, the Humanities Department, and the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of working with diverse populations and engaging students through personalized pedagogies to be active participants in their learning. The ideal candidate will also have alternative strategies to help students grasp material and build confidence in their abilities.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong aptitude for teaching. A doctorate in History from an accredited university with fields in American history and African-American history is required, although exceptional candidates with those fields who are A.B.D. will be considered. The ideal candidate will also have graduate coursework in and experience teaching in African-American Studies as well as African-American History, contributing to the new African-American Studies program at Newberry College by teaching courses such as Introduction to African-American Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Special Topics in African-American Studies.

Application packets should include:

  • C.V.
  • Letter of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Submit application packet electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to with the subject line “Faculty, Department of Humanities, History” by May 30, 2023 for full consideration. Letters of Recommendation may be submitted as a separate file. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2023, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts of graduate coursework.

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Application deadline: June 30, 2023

Date posted: May 25, 2023