Luther College, Departments of Africana Studies and History
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History,a shared appointment in our Departments of Africana Studies and History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Iowa, United States|
NOTICE OF A TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN AFRICANA STUDIES AND HISTORY
Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with a population of two thousand students located in Decorah, IA. Our faculty and students are highly engaged in academics and research, music programs, athletics, sustainability, and service. Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther values its heritage, just as it values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty, who hail from many faith backgrounds and heritages. Coming from 39 states and 74 countries, 11% of our students are domestic students of color and 8% are international students.
Our location in the beautiful driftless region of northeast Iowa offers a wealth of opportunities not often found in small towns. The economic vitality of the Decorah area is attributable to being a regional hub for outdoor recreation, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, top ranked schools, business, agriculture, specialty retail, dining, and tourism. In a scenic rural setting, we are an easy 70 mile drive to three urban cities including Rochester, MN, home of Mayo Clinic and an IBM major campus.
Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, with a focus on mentoring and providing development opportunities and support to new faculty cohorts. This support includes new faculty workshops, development and research funding, faculty mentoring groups, providing membership to NCFDD, and opportunities through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). Luther College is participating in the ACM-Big Ten Academic Alliance Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate funded by the Mellon Foundation; candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and with doctoral degrees from “Big Ten” institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Position and Qualifications: Luther College seeks an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History (a shared appointment in our Departments of Africana Studies and History); this is a tenure-eligible position to begin in August 2018. Ph.D. in History at time of appointment preferred; exceptional ABDs will be considered at Instructor rank. Specialization is open, but teaching responsibilities will include a survey course in African-American history, at least one course of the US history survey sequence, and other courses in the instructor’s area of interest. The candidate will also participate in Paideia 111 and 112, the all-college interdisciplinary course for first-year students that includes writing instruction. The teaching load at Luther College is six courses per year (spread over fall and spring semesters and a January term). Additional duties include student advising, committee and departmental work, scholarship and meeting with prospective students.
Apply: Review of applications begins February 20, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com. Applicant’s dossier will include:
- letter of application
- curriculum vitae
- a writing sample
- a statement of teaching philosophy
- teaching evaluations
- unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
- three letters of recommendation (the college will send an email to each letter writer identified in the application process with a link to upload their letter)
Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Novian Whitsitt, tel: 563-387-2142; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the college is available on the college website www.luther.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies