Assistant Professor of History

Olean, New York, United States

Job description

The History Department at St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position specializing in Modern European History beginning the fall 2017 term. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in a wide range of European History. The candidate will be expected to teach core and survey courses and contribute a secondary field outside of Europe to complement the department’s existing strengths. The department is looking for an energetic teacher interested in curriculum innovation who can contribute to an evolving digital history focus. Ph.D.s are preferred but A.B.D.s are welcome to apply. Inquiries regarding the position or the department should be directed to Dr. Phillip Payne,

St Bonaventure University, a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition, is located in the beautiful Alleghany foothills of Western New York. St. Bonaventure emphasizes teaching and is looking for candidates who are excited about being a part of our student learning-focused mission. Individuals with a prior teaching experience, the ability to show evidence of innovative, effective teaching, and a commitment to student success are especially encouraged to apply. Appreciation and respect of the Franciscan-Catholic mission of St. Bonaventure University is expected of the successful candidate.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word format with the applicant’s name in the file name. Please e-mail letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for a minimum of three professional references and evidence of successful teaching (such as syllabi, classroom observations and student evaluations) and a short writing sample to

St Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.

Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure is a Catholic university dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to the constant pursuit of distinction in our undergraduate and graduate programs, our innovative liberal arts core and all of our courses of study. At St. Bonaventure University, we come to know our students on an individual basis and become their mentors. We strive to bring out the best in every individual. As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers as well as in their personal lives. True to our Franciscan heritage, we encourage students to manifest our values through lives of citizenship and service.