Job: Tenure-track position in Environmental History with a specialization in the Americas or Pacific Rim

Tenure-track position in Environmental History, with a specialization in the Americas or Pacific Rim, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August, 2014.

Ph.D. required. Expertise in the history of indigenous peoples or borderlands preferred.

The successful candidate will offer courses in Environmental History and in his or her regional specialty, and share the departmental responsibilities for History major requirements and the College’s required first year course, General Studies 145-146.  Teaching and research interests that could take advantage of Whitman’s location in the U.S. West, and contribute to the department’s emphases on comparisons and cultural encounters, are desirable. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidate’s interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of History”. Deadline: November 1, 2013. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see and


Christopher Boyer
Associate Professor of History and
Latin American and Latino Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

Associate Chair, Department of History

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