Assistant or Associate Professor of History

Goshen College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of History with a specialization in either Africa, Latin America, or Asia, and an interdisciplinary strength in global politics/policy, starting August 2019.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of World History, teaching survey level courses for the CORE (general education) program, including the possibility of a writing and/or research class, as well as upper-level History courses and interdisciplinary courses focused on global policy and politics. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate strengths in thematic areas for comparative courses that resonate with other academic programs at Goshen College – e.g., Sustainability, Women’s and Gender Studies, International Education, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the willingness to lead off-campus experiential Domestic and International courses. In addition to teaching, the position includes advising and mentoring an increasingly diverse student body (41%) and supporting departmental co-curriculars.

The department offers a major in History with possible concentrations in Social Research, Public History and Pre-law and a major in Sociology, as well as minors in History, Sociology, Political Studies, Pre-Law, Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies, and Social Policy. All members of the department have opportunities to develop courses within their expertise.

Goshen College is a teaching college with a 4-3-1 load, and all teaching faculty serve on institution-wide committees and assist with advising, as well as recruiting prospective students. The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in research and publication as well as teaching. Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as part of a small, vibrant campus and community.

The annual salary range for this position is $49,000 to $57,000.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses in collaboration with department chair and GC Core director
  • Teach assigned courses with appropriate active and engaged learning practices
  • Work with Junior and Senior History Seminar students
  • Mentor students through advising and recruiting activities
  • Participate in department, school and college meetings
  • Pursue appropriate professional development opportunities, including scholarly activities
  • Complete other assigned duties

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. required (dissertation completed by August 2019)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college/university level
  • Development of thematic areas for teaching comparative world history, for example, environment, gender, inequality, ethnicity, etc.
  • Commitment to teaching in the CORE, including interdisciplinary courses outside of History
  • Interest in collaboration and service
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Goshen College


  • Collaborative, innovate teacher-scholars dedicated to undergraduate teaching in an inclusive academic and campus community.
  • Excellent aptitude and ability in teaching
  • Mentorship of student research
  • Active engagement in research and publishing
  • Public speaking, public relations, and technology
  • Interest in community collaboration and service
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and students
  • Contribute knowledge and ideas to department and college endeavors

Preferred preparation

  • Experience in a developing world context related to their field of study
  • Experience teaching diverse college students
  • Scholarly publications

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

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  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in the application process with official transcripts required for employment)

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted above, as incomplete applications may not be considered.  Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, minority persons are encouraged to apply.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111