Visiting Assistant Professor of History (African American History)

The Department of History at Connecticut College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in African American History to begin in August, 2020. We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher and is enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. This individual will teach courses in any field of African American history. Two courses are already scheduled for the fall semester: the intermediate-level survey of African American History, from 1865 to the present and an upper-level seminar. The teaching load is 5 courses total over the academic year (2 courses in the fall and 3 courses in the spring). The courses could be taught in either a hybrid format that would include in-person and remote instruction or entirely remotely. Candidates must have permission to work in the US, be located in the US during the period of employment, and have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

A second year of employment is possible depending on performance and budget.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum.  The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment.  Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years.

Please submit a cover letter addressed to Leo J. Garofalo, Chair, History Search Committee, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to leo.garofalo@conncoll.edu with “African American History” and applicant’s surname in subject line.  Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to leo.garofalo@conncoll.edu with “African American History” and applicant’s surname in subject line as well. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.