Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies

Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year position in History and Africana Studies with a significant historical focus. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in the history of the Black Atlantic and/or the African-American experience and who could teach an Introduction to Africana Studies course. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in an interdisciplinary program such as gender and sexuality studies, urban studies, or critical race theory. The successful candidate should have a PhD in hand by August 2018.

The teaching load for this position is 6 courses per academic year. For more information, please contact Prof. Jeff Jackson, Chair of the Department of History (jacksonj@rhodes.edu), or consult the College's website: http://www.rhodes.edu/history and http://www.rhodes.edu/departments/africana-studies.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. http://www.rhodes.edu/content/our-city.

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

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