Knox College, Department of History
Visiting Assistant Professor, History of the Atlantic World
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History of the Atlantic World
Department of History
The Department of History at Knox College invites applications for a two-year replacement appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor effective September 1, 2014, with specialization in the field of history of the Atlantic World in the early modern period, including colonial North America. A sub-specialty in East Asian or African history is a plus. PhD preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Candidates should have experience in or commitment to working with diverse populations of students. Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2014, and continue until the position is filled (pending funding).
The successful candidate will teach one of the 100-level introductory classes through which students enter the major through the study of primary documents. Depending upon sub-specialty of the successful candidate, such courses could include HIST 145: Introduction to African Civilization; HIST 140: Introduction to East Asian Civilization, HIST 160: U.S. History to 1865, among others. Interest in teaching HIST 263: Slavery in the Americas, or in another course on global trade is appreciated. The successful candidate will teach one 300-level research course in the first year of appointment, based upon their area of expertise.
This position is part of the global and transnational approach to teaching history that is a core principle of our department. It also makes a vital contribution to our commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation, allowing the department to maintain our connections with other campus programs and departments, such as the programs in Asian Studies, American Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American Studies, among others.
Knox College, established in 1837, is an independent, highly selective liberal arts institution with a diverse student body and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In keeping with the college's 177-year commitment to equal rights, Knox actively encourages women and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Interested applicants are asked to send electronically a PDF of their C.V., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who are unable to send electronic copies may send hard copies to:
Atlantic World Search
Attn. Konrad M. Hamilton
Chair, Department of History
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401