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Assistant Professor in the History of the Atlantic World 

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The History Department of Randolph College invites applicants with a Ph.D. or ABD with a completion date prior to July 2023 for the position of full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of the Atlantic world. Date of employment is July 1, 2023; report date is in mid-August. The scope of this position comprises study of the people of the four continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean, especially after 1492 and the beginning of the “Columbian Exchange.” The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory-level courses on U.S. history, African American history, and/or the U.S. in the Atlantic World context. Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach courses focusing on African, Caribbean, and/or Latin American history. Teaching experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include engaging in scholarly activities, serving on college committees, participating in college service, and assisting in academic advising. Tenure-track faculty teach six courses per academic year, three per semester. The College’s innovative TAKE2 curriculum includes four seven-week sessions in an academic year, allowing students to sharpen their focus with immersive learning, gain life balance with a more flexible schedule, and, most importantly, thrive within a supportive student-centered environment. Opportunities for new course development are available.

Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is in Lynchburg, VA, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lynchburg is a vibrant and growing city with numerous arts venues, restaurants, historic sites and easy access to Central Virginia cities. Randolph College has a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an appreciation for and commitment to diversity. Randolph was recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2022 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and was ranked 12th in the nation for “most accessible professors” by the Princeton Review.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, brief statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcript, and three confidential letters of recommendation to employment@randolphcollege.edu. Applications received by January 9, 2023 will receive priority. Randolph is an EOE M/F/D/V employer and encourages applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community. The College’s diversity statement and strategic efforts in this area can be found on the website of the Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture and Inclusion https://randolphcollegeedu.kinsta.cloud/diversity/.

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