One-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Twentieth-Century World History at Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Part-time


Bennington College invites applications for a one-year position in Twentieth-Century World History, beginning Fall 2020. While the area of specialty is open, expertise in the history of modern China or the Middle East would be especially welcome, as would a particular focus on 1945-present. The candidate will teach four courses (two per term). Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. by August 2020, but those who are ABD will also be considered.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates should apply on-line below by submitting the following: a) a letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work, and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) a current curriculum vitae; c) a teaching statement that includes a description of three potential courses; and d) the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on February 15 and will continue until position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.