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Ainsworth Visiting Scholar of American Culture

Randolph College, a selective liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia, invites applications for a position funded by the Hilseweck Foundation to enhance the diversity of perspectives at the College.  This is a two-year appointment at the assistant professor level beginning August 1, 2018.

We seek a scholar who will offer two courses and a first year common experience seminar within her or his expertise each fall semester, and in the spring term will join Randolph College’s signature American Culture Program, a block of interrelated courses and travel-study, which probes what it means to be an American by exploring broad themes (liberty, democracy, capitalism, race, religion, etc.) in American culture.  The program includes visits to historic sites, workplaces, government agencies, churches, and museums both in Virginia and in other parts of the United States. Area of expertise is open, but we encourage applicants with strengths in interdisciplinary fields.

Appointee will teach a 3/3 load or equivalent depending on the structure of the American Culture Program and participate in the evolution of the Program as it responds to emerging student demographics and graduation requirements.

Qualifications: PhD, well-advanced ABD, or equivalent; evidence of scholarly achievement or promise; and success in teaching undergraduates. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Applications are especially encouraged from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017. Applicants should email letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to



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