The Department of History at Reed College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in 20th Century U.S. history, with a focus on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity, for the 2021-22 academic year. Candidates with an interest in transnational or global approaches to these topics are especially encouraged to apply. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load over two semesters. Teaching responsibilities also include advising yearlong senior theses in History, and participating more broadly in the department’s academic programming and intellectual life. Information about the department is available at:

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum and a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty and seeks to provide its visitors with the competitive salary, benefits, and institutional resources commensurate to their significant contribution to our curriculum and intellectual culture. The Reed community values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2021. Please send an application letter, a CV, and contact information for three referees to Jacqueline Dirks, chair of the search committee, at Applications should be received by January 15, 2021, to assure consideration. First-round interviews will be conducted by video conference. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.