Open-Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured) Position in African American History - Carleton College
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Monday, June 07, 2021 09:56 AM

Carleton College invites applications for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured) position in African American History to begin September 1, 2022. We welcome applications from all subfields of African American history. A Ph.D. in African American history or a related field is expected by the time of appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include surveys of African-American history, more specialized courses and seminars in the candidate’s areas of specialization and interest, and opportunities to advise theses and independent research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant History Department and have opportunities to contribute to a growing interdisciplinary Africana Studies Program, with specific teaching and administrative obligations in each department/program to be determined in consultation with the candidate.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the historic and thriving town of Northfield, Minnesota, we are forty five miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources. We are a community of scholars committed to the goal of excellence in undergraduate education, in research, and in building a more socially just, diverse, and inclusive society in all of our endeavors. We seek candidates who share these values and commitments.

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a course syllabus and an annotated listing of courses you are prepared to teach, graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses our liberal arts environment. In the statement of teaching philosophy, we are particularly interested in hearing about candidates' specific classroom strategies for promoting equity, critically examining histories of oppression, and fostering a respectful classroom environment. Letters of recommendation will be requested for selected candidates following the initial review of materials. These materials should be submitted at To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by August 15, 2021.

Carleton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please direct any questions you may have to the search committee at [email protected].