Assistant or Associate Professor of HISTORY and ARCHAEOLOGY with DIGITAL HUMANITIES emphasis, full-time, tenure-track

The Calvin College History Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professorship in History and Archaeology, with a strong commitment to teaching and expanding digital humanities. The appointee will teach undergraduate courses in these areas and direct Calvin’s Archaeology Minor. Ancient historian is preferred, but other fields that complement the History Department’s teaching needs will be considered. We seek a candidate with strong digital skills who can teach students in the humanities how to integrate digital research and presentation methods into their areas of study. Candidate must hold Ph.D., demonstrate a commitment to ongoing scholarly research, and offer archaeology fieldwork opportunities for undergraduates.

Applicants must be practicing Christians committed to the integration of faith, learning, and student development, and to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.

To apply, submit letter of application; c.v. detailing teaching experience; three references (letters or names and addresses); and 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship, to Prof. Kate van Liere, Chair; Department of History; 1845 Knollcrest Circle SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402. (kvliere@calvin.edu)

Additional information, including official academic transcripts, will be requested of candidates progressing to the interview stage.

Application deadline: December 15

About the College

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. 

A complete statement of Calvin College faculty requirements can be found in the document Faculty Membership Requirements: A Guide for Prospective Faculty.

Calvin College has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities. (For more information, see https://calvin.edu/offices-services/research-scholarship/.)

Diversity Commitment

Faculty members must demonstrate commitment to establishing effective relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity, including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, and religious perspective.