Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in History (HIST 123) 20th Century Europe - Through a Focus on the Origins, Experience, and Aftermath of the Holocaust

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7101573 (Ref.No. 3126597)
Posted: June 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 23, 2022
Deadline: Jun 06, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The History Department at Saint Mary's College of California invites applications to teach one course for the Fall semester of 2022 on 20th Century Europe (History 123).

Saint Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a letter of application, including a statement of teaching philosophy, a CV, and two letters of recommendation.

History 123
20th Century Europe

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am - 1:05pm during the 2022 Fall term.

This course will study the unprecedented - and, heretofore, unimaginable - genocidal campaign of violence waged by the Nazi regime against European Jewry between 1935 and 1945. Our study will be set against the background of the political and ideological struggles in Europe during the interwar years that led to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in 1930s Germany. The main focus, however, will be on the personal experiences as recorded in the diaries and journals of the children, women, and men who fell victim to this violence. The attitudes and actions of “perpetrators” and accessories will also be examined, as will the post-war legacy of the Holocaust and its place in our contemporary, collective memory.

The candidate must have a PhD or ABD in the history of Europe. If ABD, please include the title and projected completion date for the dissertation. Experience teaching Modern Europe preferred.

Candidates must reside in California.

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