Visiting Full-Time Faculty Position in African History
Description The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a one-year visiting full-time faculty position in African History for academic year 2021-2022, to begin in August 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year (2022-2023). We seek 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 six undergraduate courses (3 per semester). These include two-sectioned survey classes, namely, Early Africa to 1800 and Modern Africa since 1800. The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach courses in their subspecialty, either focusing on regional, thematic, or theoretical perspectives in African history. Courses engaged with African diaspora history and/or gender are especially welcome. In addition, the successful candidate will work with faculty in the Africana Studies Concentration who teach a wide range of courses on Africa and the global African diaspora. The History Department faculty consists of 18 full-time tenured and tenure-track historians. Full information at: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/history.
A successful candidate should have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to our department's innovative major curriculum that asks students to think comparatively about issues of race, gender, politics, war, imperialism, science, and religion. In addition to Africana Studies, the candidate will be welcome to participate in the College's range of interdisciplinary programs that connect with their research and teaching interests. Many of these programs are housed in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, including, for example, Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Health Studies; and Middle Eastern Studies.
Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.
Qualifications Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.
Application Instructions Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts (Ph.D. preferred), and two confidential letters of recommendation.
In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/84866.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 26, 2021. Questions about this search may be directed to the Department Chair, Edward T. ODonnell email@example.com.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.