Assistant Teaching Professor of European History
Humanities & Arts Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor in Modern European history starting in August 2021.
We especially seek scholars whose work develops transnational, international, comparative or global perspectives linking Europe to the broader world. In their application materials, we encourage candidates to discuss how their scholarship and teaching in Modern European history can enhance the department's existing and emerging thematic strengths in gender, sex and women's studies; migration and mobility; and race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. The position requires promise of teaching excellence, versatility, and strong evidence of scholarly potential. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand before August 2020.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2021 and will remain open until filled. The cover letter should feature the candidate's relevant teaching experience, area(s) of scholarly interest, and any possible contributions that the candidate may be able to make to enhance an evolving culture of diversity and inclusion at WPI. Although this is a non-tenure track position, promotions to the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor are possible.
Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe. WPI students and faculty advisors are routinely sent to off-campus project centers to spend a full 7-week academic term completing one of these required projects; interested candidates for the Modern European History position may be excited to learn that 17 off-campus project centers are located in Europe.
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, resources to cultivate work-life balance, and much more.
Faculty at WPI comprise the single largest disciplinary subgroup to be found within the multi-disciplinary Humanities and Arts Department. Additional information about the Humanities and Arts Department can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/humanities-arts.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
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WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.