Visiting Lecturer position in African History at Mount Holyoke College

The Department of History at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Lecturer position in African history, to begin Fall 2022. 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 2022.

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. The deadline for applications is February 16, 2022. Applicants should also include contact information for three references. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.