Assistant Professor of History (Historian of Medicine, Health, and Healing)

Employer
Denison University
Location
Granville, OH

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Position Type:

Faculty

Tenure or non-tenure-track:

Tenure

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of History (Historian of Medicine, Health, and Healing)

Job Summary and Requirements :

The Department of History at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of medicine, health, and healing (in any time period or region of the world, excluding a singular focus on metropolitan Europe) beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will engage our students in exploring how a variety of contextual factors—including social, cultural, political, and economic—have shaped historical developments related to medicine, health, and healing. Teaching responsibilities in a 3/2 load include introductory survey courses as well as a diverse array of reading and research seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also teach core courses in the History major as well as direct independent student research projects. Teaching interests should broaden our curriculum and complement regional and chronological departmental strengths. We seek a colleague whose classes will include global, comparative, and/or transregional perspectives and we especially encourage opportunities for collaboration with Denison’s other programs and majors, such as Global Health. Candidates with the ability to offer courses with a digital history component are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have active research and publication agendas. The Denison faculty is a community of dedicated teachers—who are committed to providing our students with a variety of perspectives and mentors—as well as productive researchers who are actively involved in the life of the college.

Located in central Ohio just 25 miles east of Columbus, the state capital, Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college of approximately 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The college offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as generous annual professional development funds, summer support for student and faculty research, and a junior faculty leave following a successful third year review. Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes both their teaching interests and approaches to teaching and that outlines their research agenda. Within the application letter, candidates should discuss their commitment to supporting a diverse student community, fostering inclusivity on a small college campus, and exposing students to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. Candidates must also submit a C.V., sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field by the start date. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants can find links to the posting and submit application materials at: https://employment.denison.edu/

Department:

History

Posting Number:

F 121300187

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Organization

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university1.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university2.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/denison_university3.jpg" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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