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Assistant Professor in History

Assistant Professor in History

Position Summary

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in History to begin August 2021.

Job Responsibilities

The selected candidate will develop a Public History minor for the department, direct student internships, and cultivate relationships with local historical institutions. A primary research and teaching focus in early U.S. History (pre-colonial era through the Civil War) is also required. The preferred candidate will also possess coursework, publications, or relevant experience in any of the following subfields: Latin America; East Asia; or Digital History.


Service to the department, College, and community; scholarly development; and contributing positively to the College’s mission are expected.


An earned doctorate is preferred but ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will possess experience in Public History, preferably with a minimum of two years’ experience working in museums, historical societies, or related organizations. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “History Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)