Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of U.S. History at Bellarmine University

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Apply Now: Assistant Professor of U.S. History, Bellarmine University


The Department of History and Political Science at Bellarmine University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in history of the United States to begin August 2022.

Area of specialization and sub-fields are open. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level undergraduate courses as well as introductory survey courses in U.S. history for history, political science, and education majors. Successful candidates will present a record of excellence in both teaching and research and will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of the appointment in August 2022.

A strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. The teaching load is twenty-one credit hours per academic year, which is typically seven courses over two semesters. The university is strongly committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.


A Ph.D in History, teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, specialization in a field in history of the United States.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit:

  1. a letter of application specifically describing one’s interest in developing as a teacher/scholar in a liberal arts environment;
  2. academic vita;
  3. unofficial graduate transcript(s);
  4. three letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks to effectiveness in teaching;
  5. a diversity and inclusion statement, specifically addressing your strategies for engaging all students at BU;
  6. and a brief synopsis of one’s research agenda.

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Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



From the school

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes’ list of America’s best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is “welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone.” Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine’s 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

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