Whitman College

HISTORY (Ancient Mediterranean): Anticipated tenure-track position in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 2008. Ph.D. required; teaching experience preferred; three courses per semester.  We seek a historian interested in treating the Mediterranean world as a multicultural space of encounter; otherwise area of specialization is open. Teaching competence in Greco-Roman history is required; ability to teach ancient Near East and/or Hellenistic World preferred. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses on Greek and Roman history and courses in her or his area of specialization including original "special topics" courses, and will share departmental responsibilities for History major requirements and for the College's first-year seminar "Antiquity and Modernity."  Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.  In their application, candidates are strongly encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of diversity, a core value of the Whitman College community; their interest in working with undergraduates as teachers and scholars in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; and their interest in participating in the College's general education offerings.  Deadline: November 30, 2007. Materials should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; and separate statements on the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda. Send to: Nina Lerman, Ancient Mediterranean Search, History Department, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362.   Interviews will be conducted at the AHA meetings in January.  No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.  Whitman College, located in the scenic Columbia River Basin, is a small, selective, liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College has a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

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