Visiting Assistant Professor - African History

The Department of History at Connecticut College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in African History to begin July 1, 2021. Time period and area of expertise are open. 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 and time period of African history, including two survey classes already scheduled for the fall semester: the introductory-level survey HIS103 “African Civilizations to 1870” and the intermediate-level HIS245 “Modern African History, 1870-Present.” The teaching load is 5 courses total over the academic year (2 courses in the fall and 3 courses in the spring). The visiting professor can work with the Department to choose second-semester classes, including an upper-level class or seminar and classes in areas of the professor’s research and interest. 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.

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 visiting faculty 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 participating members of the faculty.

Please submit a cover letter addressed to Leo J. Garofalo, Chair, History Search Committee, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to with “African History” and applicant’s surname in subject line.  Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to with “African History” and the applicant’s surname in subject line. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled.