Visiting Assistant Professor of African History

The Department of History at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for one year—September 2022 through June 2023. The position involves teaching six courses (2-2-2 across three, ten-week terms) in African History, including Introduction to African Studies, Civilizations of Africa, Contemporary Africa, and three upper-level elective courses chosen or designed in consultation with the department. Field and period of specialization are open, but position is responsible for most African Studies courses and will need to offer a variety of classes. The position may also require advising senior theses. The Departmental website offers more information.

Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required. Prior teaching experience is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in undergraduate teaching. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 250,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin April 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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