Visiting Assistant Professor in Women, Gender, and U.S. History

Galesburg, Illinois
Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Departments of History and Gender and Women’s Studies at Knox College invite applications for a one-year replacement appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor / instructor effective September 1, 2017.  Candidates should specialize in U.S. History since 1865 with fields in Women’s and Gender History.  Preference given to candidates who are ready to teach the histories of traditionally underserved populations in the U.S.   PhD expected, 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 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

The successful candidate will teach four courses in the Department of History, and two in Gender and Women’s Studies.  These are likely to include Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies, and an upper-level research course based upon the candidate’s area of expertise.  Other teaching responsibilities will depend upon the candidate’s specialties.

This position is part of the global approach to history that is a core principle of these departments.  It also makes a vital contribution to our commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation between departments and programs at the college.

Interested applicants should apply electronically by submitting a PDF of their letter of application, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, and two examples of syllabi to Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (or corresponding placement dossier) sent to the same address.  Those unable to send electronic versions may send printed copies to:

History/Gender & Women’s History Search

Attn. Catherine Denial

Knox College

2 East South St, K-74

Galesburg, IL 61401

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 180-year commitment to equal rights, Knox actively encourages women and members of other underrepresented groups to apply