FEATURED JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor, African American or African Diaspora History, Wesleyan College, History, Politics, and Global Affairs

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African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

Wesleyan College invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professorship in history, to start August 2021. Minimum qualifications included a Ph.D. in history with a primary focus in African American history or the post-colonial African diaspora experience, and a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction and research. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in women’s history and working and teaching within an interdisciplinary department are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to teach four to five courses per year in support of the College’s History, Politics, and Global Affairs major, as well as courses in the general education program. The successful candidate is also expected to work for the College’s Center for Social and Racial Equity by offering and coordinating programming on African American history with a focus on reparative justice in the US South. We are particularly interested in an applicant with a clear commitment to the liberal arts and appreciation for the value of women’s colleges in higher education, has experience working with diverse populations of students, and has demonstrated effective teaching experience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a tenure track position at the end of three years.

Wesleyan College, a four-year national liberal arts college for women founded in 1836, is a leader and innovator in women’s education. The first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, Wesleyan’s academically challenging, inclusive environment helps prepare women to live purposeful and connected lives. A strength of this small liberal arts college is our diverse student population and our commitment to liberal arts and justice throughout our curriculum. Faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, diversity, and community.  Wesleyan College is located in Macon, Georgia, 70 miles south of Atlanta.

Please send an application that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of how you have supported diversity in your work, and (5) the names of three references to: Stephanie Gaither, Provost Office, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210.  Email:  sgaither@wesleyancollege.edu. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Wesleyan College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law. Wesleyan College invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.


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Contact Info: 

Stephanie Gaither, Assistant to the Provost

Wesleyan College

4760 Forsyth Road

Macon, Georgia  31210

Email:  sgaither@wesleyancollege.edu