Position Detail

Visiting Lecturer in European and Jewish History (#806)

Date Posted:
01/18/2019
Type/Department:
Faculty in History
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
Applications Due:
02/15/2019
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The Department of History and the Program in Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a full-time, visiting lecturer in medieval and/or early-modern European history to begin Fall 2019.  Candidates must have teaching and research competency in Jewish history, broadly defined, and be able to teach a survey course in early-modern and modern European History. A doctorate in history (anticipated or acquired) is required. This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position with competitive salary and benefits.  

Visiting faculty at Mount Holyoke teach five courses per year, of which a minimum of two courses will be cross-listed in Jewish studies. The successful candidate will have experience teaching students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, CV, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably student evaluations), sample syllabi in one or more of the areas of teaching need identified above, and statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. Submit your application by February 15 to ensure full consideration.   

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.