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Lecturer of History

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The Department of History at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, full time, benefits eligible Lecturer position in the history of the United States with a transnational focus, to begin July 1, 2018.  The lecturer will teach five courses, including two surveys: “Citizenship in the United States, 1776-1861” and “United States since 1877”. The other three courses will be decided in consultation with the department. Candidates with demonstrated teaching experience who can offer courses on im/migration, empire, race, class, and/or women and gender are especially encouraged to apply, as are applicants from groups underrepresented in History. A commitment to excellence in teaching is required and a Ph.D. in History or a relevant field is expected by time of appointment.




Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of History may be found at http://www.smith.edu/history/




Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/49290 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, three sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2018. 


Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We seek to provide access in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). The College and the Department of History value and invite diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.


Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





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Job No: FA0834
Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 4/2/2018
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