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Job in US Intellectual History


The Department of History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications

for a tenure-track assistant professor in American cultural and intellectual history, to begin Fall 2012, with a focus on constitutional and legal development. The department welcomes scholars working in all periods and adopting all interpretive approaches. Because of the Department’s strengths in nineteenth- and early twentieth century US history, there is a strong preference for those with teaching and research interests in colonial history or in post-1945 history. Teaching will include undergraduate survey courses in cultural and intellectual history and in constitutional and legal history, upper level courses of the instructor’s choice and area of expertise, and participation in the Colleges’ general curriculum.  Courses that are interdisciplinary are especially appealing to our students.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.  Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Please send a CV, cover letter, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Clifton Hood, Chair, American Search Committee, History Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y. 14456-3397. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AHA meeting. Applications received after Dec. 19, 2011 cannot be guaranteed full consideration.