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Visiting Assistant Professor of Global History

Oglethorpe University
30319, Atlanta (US)
Date posted
Mar 15, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Division of History, Politics, and International Studies invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Global History. Candidates with area expertise in African/Africana History and Latin American History or Latina/o/x are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Global/Non-Western history and upper-division courses in their specialty. Candidates with multi/interdisciplinary, interregional, and transnational expertise who can demonstrate a readiness to develop courses beyond their area specialty will be especially valued. Responsibilities will include contributing to the Oglethorpe Core Program by teaching Historical Perspectives on the Social Order.

Oglethorpe University’s mission pledges to prepare our students to be responsible and productive contributors in a global society and we are committed to diversifying the course offerings at Oglethorpe. Student interest is not limited to wanting a deeper understanding of the experience of people of color living in the United States or the Western diasporas generally. Oglethorpe University is interested in offering our students a deeper history of non-Western peoples and the societies with which they identify. Diversifying our course offerings in a global context is part of the University’s commitment to finding progressive ways to respond to the needs and interests of our diverse student body. This position offers an opportunity to expand and deepen the offerings of the History program as well as help develop the curricular content of Oglethorpe’s Core Curriculum.

Candidates should have or expect a Ph.D. by May 2024. The teaching load is 3/3. We welcome applicants who are committed to innovative pedagogies, including the development of learning opportunities beyond the classroom that take advantage of the rich opportunities available in metropolitan Atlanta and its environs. Oglethorpe is committed to fostering a campus community and intellectual environment that recruits and maintains diverse faculty and staff, promotes a culture of respect for diverse experiences and perspectives, and understands and addresses the role of inequality in shaping our individual and collective identities. We value faculty mentorship and support faculty teaching, research, and development through the Office of the Provost which works closely with the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The university currently enrolls a diverse population of nearly 1,500 students representing more than 30 states and 30 countries. More than half of Oglethorpe’s students identify as persons of color and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Candidates from historically excluded groups whose work furthers the institution’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and who bring varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit a curriculum vitae with a list of references, a cover letter with a teaching philosophy statement addressing the liberal arts environment, and evidence of successful teaching and a commitment to teaching and mentoring students from various social, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds via the following application portal: Questions may be directed to Dr. Nick Maher at The first round of interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

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