Assistant Prof. 20th/21st Century History, Swarthmore



Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
20th and 21st Century History

The Department of History at Swarthmore College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor (but more advanced candidates will be considered) in 20th- and 21st-Century United States History to begin with the fall semester of 2020. Applicants should hold a PhD by the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses on US History as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should discuss their teaching experience, style, and objectives, and describe their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college. In addition, applicants should outline their research interests, now and in the future, and indicate why they believe they are prepared to teach students of diverse backgrounds. The Department will begin to review applications by October 1, 2019. Candidates must apply here. Email inquiries (but not applications) can be made to

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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