The Macalester College Department of History invites applications for a historian with a specialization in African history for a one-year appointment during the academic year 2021-22.

They are seeking a scholar who can teach classes that introduce students to the broad geographic range and deep chronological history of Africa. Responsibilities include teaching a total of five undergraduate courses over the course of the year. These include two survey classes: “African History to 1800” and “African History since 1800,” and three other African history classes from our catalog such as “African Life Histories” or “Women in African History.”

The position will be filled at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor. A completed dissertation is expected at the start of the appointment. ABDs may apply.

Review of applications will begin March 8, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, electronically submit a c.v., cover letter, and three letters of reference to Academic Jobs Online.

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. For further information about the position, contact the department chair, Linda Sturtz (lsturtz@macalester.edu), or visit the College’s website (www.macalester.edu). The search process will be adapted to meet public health standards during the pandemic. Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 95 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. Read more…