African History and Global and Regional Studies, Visiting Professor

United States, North America
Jul 21, 2014

Saint Mary's College of California

African History and Global and Regional Studies, Visiting Professor

Closing Date/Time: Sat. 11/15/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, comprehensive and coeducational institution that promotes social justice, engage students in rigorous critical thinking, and educates the whole person. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives—and the first Catholic and first California college to be included—Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Liberal Arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College’s commitment to the educational benefits of inclusion.

Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a Visiting Professor of African History and Global and Regional Studies (GRS) during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Visiting Professor should propose and teach four courses: in the Fall, of one course will be on Modern African History and one in the Introduction to Global and Regional Studies. In the Spring, one class will be an upper division course in World History (topic open) and one upper division course on Regional (African) Studies (topic open). Since this position is intended to assist us develop Africa as an area of study, the Visiting Professor will be asked to help us organize co-curricular events and programming on African history and culture.

Experience and Qualifications:
The position is open to all ranks, but a Ph.D. in hand is required and experience in teaching and program building is preferred.

Supplemental Information:
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College.

2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, and official documentation of the latest year (or preferably two) of teaching evaluations.

Inquiries to Myrna Santiago at Deadline is November 15, 2014.

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