CENTRAL COLLEGE is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1600 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest lake and 40 minutes southeast of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at www.central.edu .
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning August 2013.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching Early and Modern European history survey courses, upper level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and taking turns teaching the History Seminar (historiography). Specialization is open, but preference is given to candidates with particular interest in European 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century history. Ability to teach an upper level course on an Early European topic also is desirable. We welcome candidates with the ability to do comparative work and to teach courses that transcend disciplinary boundaries and approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and be willing to teach Intersections, our first-year common course. Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment.
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY: To ensure that our students have the opportunity to know the great variety that characterizes the human experience, the History Department offers courses in all periods--from ancient to modern--and in most regions of the world--including the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Courses also expose students to the variety of interpretations and arguments that characterize historians’ study. In addition, courses prepare students for graduate school, for work in public history, or for teaching certification. The department offers a major and a minor in history, and a field in Public History. Many of its courses support the Social Sciences major and the International Studies major. The department encourages collaborations with colleagues across campus in programs such as global perspectives, civic engagement, the arts, and sustainability.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a PhD (ABD may apply) in History and some evidence of scholarly productivity.
To apply for this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Review of applications will commence January 15, 2013. Please submit the following materials online (2MB is file size limit):
1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position. Please discuss your interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college
2. an updated curriculum vita
3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
5. a writing sample
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications and official transcripts can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org  or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.