Macalester College, History Dept

Position ID:Macalester-HIST-HHHAFRICANHIST [#12720]
Position Title: Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professorship in African History
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: History / Africa
Appl Deadline:2019/01/31 finished (2018/11/08, finished 2019/08/04)
Position Description:    

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The History Department at Macalester College seeks to hire a distinguished scholar and teacher of African History to hold the Hubert H. Humphrey visiting professorship during the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching a total of four undergraduate courses; two courses each semester.

We are seeking a scholar who can teach classes that introduce students to the broad geographic range and deep chronological history of Africa. The candidate’s courses and research interests should complement the teaching and scholarship of the permanent faculty in the History Department. Research specialties within African history are open. Ph.D. required.

The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose work would contribute to Macalester College’s emphasis on internationalism and community engagement and the Department’s expanding interest in Public History. We are also seeking an imaginative historian who will be able to contribute to conversations about the longer term place of African History within the department’s newly revised curriculum.

Benefits include health insurance, a moving subsidy, professional development funds, and rent-free occupancy of a comfortable furnished home near campus, with all utilities paid. Salary is $120,000.

To apply, go to and electronically submit a letter of application, C.V., two syllabi for classes you would like to teach, and a short teaching statement. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the site.

For any questions about the position, please contact Professor Linda Sturtz, History Department Chair, at or 651-696-6548. Applications received by January 31, 2019, will receive first consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Further Info:
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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