Assistant Professor of History

  • Westminster College
  • Westminster College, South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA, USA
  • Sep 20, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

HISTORY, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.  The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position in early U.S. History and Public History at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin August 2023.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand with a demonstrable record of accomplishments in undergraduate teaching, research, and engagement with Public History.  The department especially welcomes applications from candidates with teaching and research experience in Native American history.  The teaching load for this appointment will be three courses per semester (in person) and will include, in addition to courses supporting the history major, courses in the core curriculum and first-year program.  The College expects research outputs in the relevant field of specialization.

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion. The College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs, and focus on student success. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as one of the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (N.Y. Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. Around 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and 80 organizations. Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.


Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2022. Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching, an article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references (to be contacted after shortlisting) to Dr. Russell E. Martin, Chair, Department of History, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001, at