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Miller-Peterson Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Western Heritage Program

August 20, 2013

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Carthage College invites applications for a three-year teaching fellowship, starting January 2014, in the Western Heritage Program. With a Ph.D. in any academic discipline by the time of appointment, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition to first-year college students.

The successful candidate will teach two sections of Western Heritage per term, participate in and help lead faculty development activities, and deliver one public lecture. Because the Western Heritage program is at the core of Carthage’s general education curriculum, ability to engage faculty across disciplines is desirable. The Jack Miller Center, along with local philanthropists Dr. Clifton and Gladys Peterson, generously provided funding for this prestigious position. More information about Carthage’s Western Heritage Program can be found at

Founded in 1847, Carthage is situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, the campus affords quick urban access from the relaxed environment of a small city. The Carthage curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking while challenging students to express themselves effectively.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2013. Applicants should send a cover letter discussing primary and secondary teaching areas, scholarly interests, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and provide three names of reference as well as any other supporting documents. The application packet should be in a single PDF file and should be sent electronically to:

Professor Chris Renaud
Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Division
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI 53140

Carthage College values the diversity of its faculty and student body and encourages applications from under-represented groups.