Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is a traditional small liberal arts college with a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching located in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia. Randolph College was recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2021 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and was ranked 16th in the nation for “most accessible professors” by the Princeton Review.
We are committed to educating the campus community about issues of diversity. The campus promotes the freedom of thought and opinion in the spirit of mutual respect. Our campus community is enriched through programs, activities, and interactions that celebrate our uniqueness as well as our commonalities. We actively promote anti-racism and a community of care.
Proposed Rank/Hiring Title: Ainsworth Visiting Scholar of American Culture and American History (funded by the Hilseweck Foundation)
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt (2 year appointment)
Job Summary: We seek a scholar who is expected to be active in both the American Culture Program and the Department of History. History Department responsibilities include teaching an introductory American history course, an introductory course on any aspect of African American history, as well as an introductory or intermediate course on any aspect of American women’s history. In addition, the successful candidate would advise individual senior projects in American history.
In the spring term she or he 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. The Program will comprise 2/3 of her or his spring term teaching load.
Teaching load is 3 courses per semester in our innovative Take2 curricular model where courses are offered in two 7-week sessions each semester. Appointee will participate in the evolution of the Program and the History Department as it responds to emerging student demographics. We seek a candidate with culturally responsive and innovative pedagogical approaches.
Open Date: 2021-11-08
Close Date: 2021-12-15
Open Until Filled: Yes
Application Review Begins on: Begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Candidates chosen to be interviewed will be contacted by email.
Hiring Salary: $52,500-$58,000
Physical Demands: Requires standing/walking/sitting for extended periods of time. May occasionally lift 10/15 lbs.
Working Conditions: Classroom and laboratory teaching environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
EEO Statement: Randolph College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.
Randolph College is a private liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia attracting students from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and beyond. We provide a rigorous academic program that features small classes with top-ranked professors and hands-on, experiential learning.