Kalamazoo College
Department of History

Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. History

The Department of History at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position for one year—September 2017 through June 2018. The position involves teaching a two-term U.S. history survey and four upper-level courses, including a junior research seminar, over three quarters (two courses during each ten-week term). Field of specialization is open, but position is responsible for most U.S. history courses and will need to offer a variety of classes. The position also requires advising senior theses and administering comprehensive exams. Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required. Prior teaching experience is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in undergraduate teaching. The Departmental website can be viewed at kzoo.edu/history.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin March 1 and will continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) should be submitted electronically in pdf format below. In addition, three letters of recommendation addressed to Charlene Boyer Lewis, Chair, U. S. History Search, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295, should be submitted electronically in pdf format to HistorySearch@kzoo.edu.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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If you have questions about the search, contact:
Charlene Boyer Lewis, Chair, U.S. History Search
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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