Assistant Professor of History


Department: History

Job Status: Full-time  

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Department Chair

Grade/Level: Ph.D

Amount of Travel Required: None

Work Schedule:

Positions Supervised: None



The Department of History at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of the United States beginning August 1, 2023. The area of research specialty is open. Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered.

Benedictine College has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1900 students and is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning. Candidates should as part of the cover letter address how they would operate in this context. 


Responsibilities include teaching four classes per semester, both surveys and more focused upper-division classes. Additional responsibilities include engagement in and service to the department, college, and community. The successful candidate will maintain a strong research agenda and broad teaching interests.




Competency Statement(s)

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three current letters of reference (may be sent directly from recommenders to to preserve confidentiality)


The minimum requirement is a Ph.D. in History, which must be in hand by the date of hire.


Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience teaching U.S. history at the post-secondary level.


Physical Abilities 

Stand F 

Walk F 

Sit F 

Handling / Fingering O 

Reach Outward F 

Reach Above Shoulder F

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O

13-25 lbs N

26-40 lbs N

41-100 lbs N

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)