The Position: The position is full-time and tenure track and begins in the fall of 2014. It requires the ability to teach upper-level courses in Latin American and/or Caribbean History. The teaching responsibilities include the general education courses “The Rise of World Cultures and Ideas” and “The Modern World,” and upper-level courses in Latin American history. The person hired will also have the opportunity to teach in other areas of the history curriculum as well as in the College’s Latin American Studies and International Studies programs. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate regularly in the Department’s active study abroad program. Teaching experience is required. Ph.D. preferred; ABDs considered.
The Department: The History Department consists of six full-time faculty positions and has one of the largest majors on campus. It supports a two-course general education requirement. A capstone senior seminar is required of every major and the department regularly sponsors honors research as well. Its faculty regularly participates in a variety of study abroad programs and have recently led students on trips to Istanbul, China, Vietnam, Israel, Egypt, Portugal, the UK, Ireland, Central Europe, and New Zealand. The Department also has an active Phi Alpha Theta chapter and a History Club. Recent graduates have entered graduate programs, seminary, law school, and a variety of other careers. In the past few years, two history faculty have been recognized as PC professors of the year. Further information can be found on the department website: http://www.presby.edu/history
The College: Founded in 1880, Presbyterian College is a four-year undergraduate, selective, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Its 240-acre, neo-Georgian campus includes several buildings on the National Register. The College offers 26 majors and a variety of minors, several of them interdisciplinary. It is also the home of a Confucius Institute. It has a long-standing Honor tradition and a required concert and lecture series. The College is easily accessible by interstate highways; it is 40 miles from Greenville, 35 miles from Spartanburg, and 50 miles from Columbia.
The Faculty: The faculty consists of 82 full-time members, 95% of whom hold terminal degrees. The student faculty ratio is 13:1. Faculty teach 7 courses per year; the average class size is 15. Six faculty have been selected as the South Carolina CASE Professor of the Year; seven have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships.
The Student Body: The College undergraduate enrollment for fall 2012 was 1172. Presbyterian College students have been the recipients of the Rhodes, Hansard, and Javits Fellowships. The College has a large student volunteer program, Student Volunteer Services, begun in the 1970s.
Application: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts (copies acceptable) to Dr. Anita O. Gustafson, History Search Committee Chair, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC, 29325. (864) 833-8499. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Screening of candidates will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will interview prospective candidates on January 3rd and 4th at the upcoming meeting of the AHA in Washington, D.C.
Presbyterian College seeks to foster mutual respect and understanding among and for all people of different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, and physical abilities. Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.