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Assistant Professor of History

William Jewell College
Liberty, Missouri

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The Department of History at William Jewell College seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in modern British history and British colonialism, with an interest in developing courses in African history, Middle Eastern history, Latin American history, or Asian history. Ability to teach existing courses in gender history and/or history of slavery a plus.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated success in teaching, a strong record of research and publications or evidence of a promising future record, and the desire to integrate fully into the life of the college.


This is a full-time, tenure-track position that will begin in August 2023. A doctorate in History is required by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship; student involvement in research; student advising; the ability to teach a range of undergraduate history courses; and program development.

Phi Beta Kappa members are encouraged to apply.


  • Ph.D. in History is required
  • Ability to teach survey courses in world history as well as courses across the undergraduate history curriculum, including courses in their areas of expertise
  • Ability to engage undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity
  • Commitment to teach interdisciplinary courses as part of the College’s interdisciplinary core curriculum (Critical Thought and Inquiry program), particularly first-year seminars or senior capstones
  • Willingness to assume a variety of responsibilities in a small department

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching up to 24 contact hours per year (i.e., three 4-credit courses per semester)
  • Curriculum and assessment development
  • Develop a program of scholarly activity with undergraduates
  • Service to the College and community including academic advising and involvement in College and departmental committees and activities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Phi Beta Kappa members encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

Candidates must submit the following documents through the posting link.

  • Letter of application that addresses the job qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Statement of research plan including how you would involve undergraduates in scholarly activity
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applicants, who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make accommodation requests in advance to the Office of Human Resources.
William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 6406
(816) 415-6904


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until position is filled. 

All Final Candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Our Mission: We educate our community to ask reflective questions, apply critical thought and act with purpose.

We flourish by valuing: Authentic Engagement, Courageous Citizenship, Creative Expression, Inclusive Communities, Innovative Thought, and Spiritual Exploration

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer

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