Visiting Assistant Professor of History for a one-year, full-time appointment in the history of the Americas post-1600 with specialization in one or more of the following: immigration/migration/diaspora, borderlands, Latinx/Latin American, African American/African diaspora, empire/colonialism, indigenous history, and/or race in the United States. Teaching load is 3-3 and will consist of a mix of existing introductory courses (Global and/or US history surveys) and new or existing upper-level courses in the scholar’s areas of specialization. Potential opportunities to contribute to the programs of Latin American and Latinx Studies, African American Studies, Urban Studies, and/or Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. The ideal candidate would be adept at engaging and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented groups.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

In a single PDF, please send the following: 1) a cover letter that describes your motivation for applying to Lake Forest College and how a liberal arts environment dedicated to diversity and inclusion aligns with your teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio with a statement of teaching philosophy and example syllabi. Please request that two letters of reference that can speak to your teaching be sent directly to Dan LeMahieu, Chair of History at the following email address:

****. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search deadline for full consideration is December 1. Email submission materials with PDF attachments to

Posted, October 31, 2019