The Department of History at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a 1.5-year Visiting Lecturer position in twentieth-century African American history to begin Spring 2022.
Possible areas of specialization include the Black Power Movement and Civil Rights Movement, perhaps with special attention to topics such as gender and sexuality, the carceral state, black economies, the Great Migration, and black internationalism.
The successful candidate will teach an introduction to African American history, the second half of a two-semester introduction to American history, and courses within their expertise, including at least one research colloquium or seminar. The teaching expectation is 5 courses per academic year. Applicants should have teaching experience, and a Ph.D. in hand before January 2022.
Candidates will be required to submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, two sample syllabuses (an introduction to African African history and a course in the candidate’s field of specialization), a short writing sample, and statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The deadline for applications is July 2, 2021. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.
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, and 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.