Assistant Professor in World History, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Fresh off of our recent posting of a position in world history at Emerson College, here’s another opportunity for scholars of world history located in the Boston area, this time at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Founded in 1873 as the first free-standing public school of art and design in the United States, the College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of World History, who will be responsible for the

teaching of world history, including trans-cultural comparative perspectives, within the Social Sciences division of the Liberal Arts Department. The ideal candidate will demonstrate deep knowledge of at least one area of non-western history, along with the ability to address contemporary issues in historical context, from their roots in the past to their effects today. Ph.D. in History must be in hand at the time of appointment.

Duties for the position involve developing and offering electives in some of the following–or related–fields:

• The emergence of “globalization” and its political, cultural, and economic implications

Present-day social and political conflicts and their historical roots

The slave trade, slavery, and the African diaspora

Major figures, movements, and events in the history of political freedom and economic and social justice (e.g. Mohandas Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk, Leymah Gbowee, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948)

• International collaborations toward human rights and humanitarian aid (Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, The United Nations)

Colonialism and and Post-Colonialism

Courses within his or her field of specialization that may be of interest to our students

Occasional theme-based courses, reading intensive freshman seminars designed to introduce students to collegiate academic study

The College also adds that candidates hired will need to have both the PhD in hand and at least three years’ worth of teaching experience, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

If this sounds like you, then consider applying via the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s application system, through this link. The review of applications, the announcement notes, will begin on January 4, 2016, and continue until filled.

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