Biola University Seeking Applicants for Assistant Professor of History

The History Department at Biola University invites applications for a position in history at the rank of Assistant Professor (with the possibility of a tenure-track appointment). The position is open to applicants with a PhD in history with a research interest in any field in the history of Christianity (with any accompanying geographical or chronological focus). The Biola History Department is interested in candidates who can teach introductory surveys in either American or world history. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.   

Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per semester. The candidate will be expected to teach a combination of broad survey courses to support the history department’s world history or American history concentrations and upper-division courses in their field of specialization.  The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching and mentoring students in a dynamic Christian context. They will also demonstrate a meaningful commitment to integrating their Christian faith with their teaching and scholarly endeavors. The History Department serves Biola University’s distinctive Christian engagement with the liberal arts tradition and commitment to excellence in the areas of teaching and mentoring as well as scholarship.

Review of applications will begin in October 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit the following materials to Lailah Yoon, Administrative Assistant, at deansoffice.hss@biola.edu.

  1. Cover Letter addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Todd M. Thompson, describing academic background, research focus, teaching experience, and interest in Biola University’s Christian mission
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Christian Testimony document

Please direct questions to Dr. Melissa Schubert, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at deansoffice.hss@biola.edu.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of nine schools that comprise Biola University. Biola University is an evangelical Christian university in which faculty affirm personal faith in Jesus Christ, endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. Candidates must be willing to support Biola’s mission, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a clear commitment to the integration of faith into their scholarship and teaching. See the institution’s theological positions at www.biola.edu/about/theological-positions

Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work effectively with diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and integrate multicultural content and issues into their teaching.

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