The Department of History at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Lecturer position in African history, to begin Fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach one course centered on the pre-1750 period, as well as additional courses from the introductory to advanced undergraduate level. Geographical and topical areas of specialization are open. The teaching expectation is 5 courses per year. Applicants should have teaching experience and a Ph.D. in hand before August 2020.

Please submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, sample syllabuses of an introductory course in African history and a course in your field of specialization, a short writing sample, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2020. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Instructions are online at