The History Department of Amherst College seeks a visiting assistant professor for a one-year appointment in the field of environmental history. We especially welcome applications from scholars with a European focus and from those with global or comparative perspectives on environmental history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester and to provide advice to students interested in undertaking independent work in the subject. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by the time of appointment.
Candidates should submit a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for undergraduate courses, and a sample of written work (an article or chapter, e.g.). Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Search Committee. All application materials should be sent to Professor John W. Servos, Search Committee in Environmental History, Department of History, Amherst College, Amherst MA 01002-5000. Review of applications will begin on April 13 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by Friday, April 27 will receive full consideration.
Amherst College is an undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,600 students and 190 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The administration, faculty, and student body are committed to attracting qualified candidates from groups presently under-represented on our campus.
Contact Info: Professor John W. Servos Search Committee in Environmental History Department of History Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002-5000