Assistant Professor of History - African American
Lake Forest College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year from scholars of African American history, specializing in topics such as the history of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, Jim Crow, black liberation movements, the history of race and anti-black racism in the U.S. Teaching load is six courses per year (three courses in each of two semesters). Responsibilities include teaching introductory-level African American history survey courses, topical electives, and advanced seminars in service to the African American Studies major and the History major. Willingness to teach courses focused on the African diaspora that incorporate an African-centered methodology, the link between African American history and the Black Atlantic, and/or Pan-Africanism is especially desired. Classes are small (typically 15-30 students) and generous support for scholarly research, including a semester of pre-tenure leave for those who pass third-year review is available. Strong preference for candidates who have demonstrated success in teaching in diverse classrooms. The Ph.D. degree must be completed by summer 2017.
A highly selective liberal arts college located in a suburb of Chicago, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 43 states and 75 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. 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 Dr. Judy Dozier, Chair of the African American Studies Program, in a zip file labeled with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sample syllabi and a writing sample are also encouraged, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a pedagogical statement that, among other issues, addresses your ability to reach diverse audiences. An official transcript and three letters of reference must also be sent directly to the above email address or mailed to: African American Studies Program (CA), Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Deadline for applications: 1 November 2016. Interviews will be by invitation during the AHA annual meeting in Denver in January 2017.