Tenure-track position in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean world, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 2013.  Ph.D. required.  Specialization is open, but teaching competence in Greco-Roman history is required; ability to teach Ancient Near East and/or Hellenistic World preferred.  The standard annual teaching load is five courses.  The successful candidate will teach introductory courses, upper-level courses on Greek and Roman history, and courses in her or his area of specialization, and will share the departmental responsibilities for History major requirements and for the College’s first-year seminar, General Studies 145-146.  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.  To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of History”.  The online job description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.  In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings, including its required course for all first year students, as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the AHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  Deadline for completion of online applications is: November 2, 2012.  No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Whitman College is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students.  The college provides 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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