The Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American History and Studies. Teaching may include U.S. history survey courses, historical methods, and electives in the successful candidates area(s) of expertise. The successful candidate will grow and develop the new African American Studies Minor and will bring enthusiasm for teaching and working closely with students in a liberal-arts setting. Commitment to diverse and inclusive perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and service is essential.

Degree in History, African-American Studies, American Studies, or related field. ABD or doctorate required for tenure-track appointment.

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 and/or three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

This opening is part of a cluster hire; please see

Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Date posted: September 14, 2021