April 22, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of African American History (3-Year Position)

Website earlham1847 Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies

The Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Earlham College seek applicants for a visiting assistant professor of African American History who are well grounded in the epistemologies and ontologies of the Black experience.  We invite candidates who study any time period of U.S. history, and whose work uses regional, hemispheric, and/or transnational geographic frameworks.  A successful candidate will have demonstrated an interest in teaching history and in historical research methods.  While Ph.D.s and ABDs in the discipline of History will be considered, we also encourage Ph.D.s and ABDs in Ethnic Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, and other related interdisciplinary fields to apply.  The teaching load is 2-3, and the pay is competitive with VAP positions at selective liberal arts colleges.  The position is renewable for up to three years.  Please submit a cover letter, CV, 30-page writing sample, a 300-500-word statement on how you would contribute to Earlham’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for three referees to Ryan Murphy, associate professor of history, at [email protected].  Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a college with a Quaker identity, Earlham is also eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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To apply for this job email your details to murphry@earlham.edu

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