The Department of History at Connecticut College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in the history of North America before 1800 to begin July 1, 2019. We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher and is enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. This individual will teach courses in any field of early America before 1800, including, but not limited to, African Diaspora, Native American history, environmental history, slavery, empire, gender and sexuality, or borderlands, as well as more specialized courses in the person’s area of expertise. The teaching load is 5 total courses over the academic year (3 courses in one semester and 2 courses in the other semester). The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment. Salary is competitive.
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.
The teaching load for full-time visitors is two courses in the fall semester and three in the spring semester. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years.
Please submit a cover letter addressed to Leo J. Garofalo, Chair, History Search Committee, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to http://apply.interfolio.com/61103. Please arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to Interfolio as well. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.