Assistant Professor of History
Georgian Court University, Department of History & Politics
United States

About Georgian Court University:

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. GCU's strong liberal arts core and its special concern for women create an environment that supports diversity and academic excellence. Anchored by the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, service, and justice, Georgian Court serves nearly 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in upward of 30 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs.

The university, which was founded over a century ago as a women's college, became a fully coeducational university in 2013. Women and men attend classes on the GCU main campus in Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, which is also a National Historic Landmark. Courses are also taught online and at several other locations in New Jersey.


Job Description:

World History.  The History & Politics Department at Georgian Court University seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in World History with a primary field in World History; or in the history of Asia, Latin America, or Middle East; or in the history of modern Europe (1500-1900), beginning Spring 2020.  Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load (including the two-semester World History survey and a willingness and ability to teach a broad range of courses), advising, mentoring, scholarship, and service to the department and university.  A PhD in history is required by the start of the appointment; ABDs close to completion may be considered.  The deadline for applications is August 5, 2019.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone; finalists will be invited to campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • Regularly participate in course assessment and program assessment and be willing to make improvements in teaching/advising. 
  • Teach at the Lakewood campus, off site locations or in the evening.
  • Teach in lecture, online, or hybrid modalities, if needed.
  • Be willing to teach in The Bridge General education program in department or university-wide offerings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues regarding course materials (developing or using common syllabi/course outlines).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 



Please include with your application a CV, cover letter (detailing your major/minor fields, research interests, qualifications to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, and teaching experience and philosophy), unofficial transcripts, 2 sample syllabi, evidence of potential teaching excellence at the college/university level.


Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the required documents online.  Please click on the Apply Now button to begin the process.  Documents must be in either Word or .PDF format.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  The application deadline is August 5, 2019. 

For more information about Georgian Court, visit

Georgian Court University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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