Assistant Professor, African history
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment to begin in August 2011. We are seeking a historian specializing in pre-colonial Africa and the African diasporas. Fields of specialization might include: comparative slavery, Islamic World, or comparative religions. Our new colleague is expected to teach general courses that explore broad global connections from the vantage of pre-colonial Africa, such as courses that stress exchange and circulation of peoples, goods, and cultures from the first beginnings of human activity in Africa into the colonial period, as well as to teach more specialized courses in his/her particular area of expertise. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. We are a department of eighteen tenured and tenure-track historians teaching in areas that are global in scope. There are also interdisciplinary programs in Africana, Middle Eastern and Latin American Studies.
Please send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interest, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Ph.D. preferred), and three letters of recommendation to Professor Theresa McBride, Chair, Department of History, Ref.: H-Africa, Department of History, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610. Review of applications will begin immediately after October 15, 2010 and continue until the position has been filled. Members of the search committee will be interviewing at the African Studies Association meeting in San Francisco, CA, Nov 18 – 21, 2010, and, as necessary, at the American Historical Association meeting in Boston in January 2011.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,700 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. Holy Cross belongs to the Colleges of Worcester Consortium (http://www.cowc.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org/home/index.cfm). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.
Professor Theresa M. McBride
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||World History / Studies