Assistant Professor, History (Sub-Saharan Africa), Connecticut College (États-Unis) — LIMITE : 01/11/2015

Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History Department at the rank of assistant professor for a historian of Sub-Saharan Africa. All specializations, regions, and time periods will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who place their scholarship and teaching within a transnational context and demonstrate connections between the history of Africa and Africans and the history of the rest of the world. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year (4 in the first year) that will be some combination of a one-semester Introduction to African history, intermediate courses, an upper-level seminar in the scholar’s area of specialty, and courses that contribute to the college’s new Connections program.

This is a full-time tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2016. A Ph.D. in History or a closely related field at time of appointment is preferred; an ABD in History or closely related field is required, as is demonstrated excellence in teaching and research relative to experience. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity in education and will have an opportunity to contribute in the development of a revitalized Africana Studies major.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a research fund in the first two years, and a semester’s sabbatical (at 100% salary) after a successful third-year review. AA/EEO.

Application letter, C.V., sample syllabi, and at least two letters of reference must be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30250 Please direct any questions to Professor Sarah A. Queen, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT, 06320-4199 or saque@conncoll.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the AHA January 8-9, 2016.


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