The Department of History at DePauw University, in collaboration with the Africana Studies Program, invites applications for a tenure-track position in African History, geographic focus and time-period open. Appointment to begin August 2019. The position contributes to the History Department’s global learning commitment and offers an opportunity to re-imagine the African History curriculum of the History Department and the Africana Studies Program, including surveys and topically-focused courses at introductory and advanced undergraduate levels. The ability to regularly teach History of the Black Atlantic, a core course of the Africana Studies Program, as well as Introduction to Africana Studies, is essential. Sub-specialties might include, but are not limited to, environmental history, migration, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, history of medicine, global health, and women and gender. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher in the liberal arts context, an active scholar in their field, and a contributor to a vibrant, student-centered curriculum in the Department and the University. Committed to inclusive excellence in its own practice, the committee seeks a colleague who will promote a dynamic classroom environment valuing the contribution of multiple perspectives. PhD preferred, ABD considered. Prior teaching, post-doctoral, or other related experience desired.
Candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/54877): letter of application, teaching statement, statement of research agenda, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and transcripts. In these application materials, candidates should demonstrate, a commitment to fostering engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences and the promotion of an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the American Historical Association Conference in January 2019, with alternative arrangements for those unable to attend the AHA.
DePauw University is a nationally recognized, leading liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, including a pre-tenure leave and funding for professional and curriculum development.
DePauw University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities to apply for this position. Questions may be directed to the search committee in care of Hope Sutherlin, Secretary of the History Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.