Assistant Professor - Medieval/Early Modern European History and Digital Studies (Davidson College)

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of History and Digital Studies, with a specialization in Medieval or Early Modern European History. The teaching load is five courses annually (reduced to four courses in the first year), shared between the History Department and the Digital Studies Program.  
Applicants must demonstrate scholarly promise and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.

The ideal candidate will have teaching and research experience in Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and/or Early Modern European History and will have completed a Ph.D. in History (or a History-related discipline) by August 1, 2015.

In addition, the ideal candidate's teaching and research will integrate the theories and methods of the Digital Humanities (for example, digital mapping, data visualization, text mining, agent-based modeling, gaming and simulations, 3D printing, and online archives and exhibits).   

This tenure-line position will teach historical content-based classes in History, as well as digital humanities and methodology classes in Digital Studies. The candidate's letter of application should highlight experiences that speak to both roles. For more information about the History Department see For more information about the Digital Studies Program see
The application deadline is November 1, 2014. Applicants should submit the following materials online at a letter of interest, a CV, a writing sample and/or link to digital work, and the names and email addresses of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. John Wertheimer, Chair, History Department, at

Davidson College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college located near Charlotte, NC. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching of a diverse student population. The Davidson community is strongly committed to creating an inclusive community and curriculum that promotes understanding and acceptance while encouraging access, support, and integration.


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