Illinois College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in African-American/Americanhistory for the 2021-2022 academic year. The position is full-time, but may be part-time depending on the situation of the successful candidate. ABD candidates welcome. Teaching duties include a two-semester survey of African-American history sequence, a survey of American history, and, in spring, an elective course in the candidate’s area of specialization.  These courses will contribute to the college’s new minor in African American studies.

The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm for teaching and working closely with students in a liberal arts setting. Visiting faculty enjoy full faculty status and their contributions to the College community are valued. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion, which values collegiality and a supportive working environment.

Requirements for the position include a master’s degree in history or appropriate related field required. Ph.D. or ABD strongly preferred.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of its students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should upload the following attachments in PDF format to their application submission:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body.
  • Contact information for three references.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Click here to apply for this position.

Start Date: August 1, 2021

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Date Posted: April 4, 2021