The Department of History and Political Science at Bridgewater College invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2015.
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in modern East Asian history. We also welcome candidates who can teach thematic courses that cross geographic regions. Teaching responsibilities include general education surveys of world history and upper level courses in modern East Asian history. The position will also share responsibility for the department’s historical methods course, the senior seminar and the college’s first-year seminar. The teaching load is 21 semester credits per year (3-1-3 distribution) on a semester-with-interterm calendar. The Department of History and Political Science consists of six historians and four political scientists, and offers majors in History, Political Science, a History and Political Science combination, and Global Studies.
Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of 1800 students with a newly redesigned core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Successful faculty members are dedicated to recruiting, advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.
Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse faculty, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the College’s facilities, including the recent addition to and renovation of the College’s primary athletic facility. The College is posting the following notice as required by federal law by organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program.