History: Teaching Fellow (U.S. history, Colonial/Atlantic World focus)

Rock Island, Illinois
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

History - Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a one-year Teaching Fellow in U.S. history with a focus on the Colonial/Atlantic World, beginning August 2017.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago. 

Augustana’s history department is dedicated to innovative and effective history teaching, and the successful candidate will gain an opportunity to cultivate teaching skills in a liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities include introductory history courses in Colonial U.S. history, an upper-level history course in the area of the candidate’s expertise, and the possibility of interdisciplinary courses in Augustana’s innovative first-year inquiry program. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach African, World and/or European history. The department seeks candidates eager to develop classroom pedagogies that foster historical thinking and possess a keen interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. The college is on a trimester calendar, and Teaching Fellows are expected to teach 7 courses (2/term). In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate must be prepared to serve a growing cohort of racially and ethnically diverse undergraduates and promote the success of a diverse student population.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.  Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org.
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #115-17 History Fellow, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean.

Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: search #115-17 History Fellow, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.

Application materials include: a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, a potential course syllabus with sample assignments, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information) Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Jane Simonsen at janesimonsen@augustana.edu .   All applications received by April 17, 2017 will receive full consideration; preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.