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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Lake Forest College seeks to hire a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor with a concentration in the history of medieval Europe and/or the Mediterranean world, for a three-year appointment to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Teaching load is six courses per year (three courses in each of two semesters). Teaching responsibilities include: survey courses of 1. medieval Europe and 2. either Roman history or the Renaissance/Reformation era; topical electives; advanced seminars; and courses in service to the History major, such as World Civilizations.  Opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary programs, including Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Islamic World Studies; and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  All specializations within medieval Europe and the Mediterranean world will be considered; preference given to candidates who can also offer courses in related areas (the Islamic world, the Atlantic world, etc.).

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and more than 70 countries.  Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The majority of our STEM pool is female and also includes a significant number of first generation and traditionally underrepresented students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please submit letter of application and c.v. to Professor Dan LeMahieu in a zip file labeled with your name to historysearch@lakeforest.edu.  Sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample are also encouraged.  Three letters of reference must also be sent directly to the above email address or mailed to: History Department, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled; those received by February 28 will receive full consideration.