Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program – Visiting Assistant Professor of History


Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Allegheny College invites applications for its Diversity Teaching Fellowship Program. The Program is a component of Allegheny College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specifically, the program serves as a professional development opportunity for early career scholars of color seeking faculty positions at liberal arts colleges and universities. While it is expected that candidates have their PhD at the time of appointment (with no more than six years beyond the PhD), ABD candidates with strong qualifications will be considered.

About Allegheny College

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Fellowship Structure

Fellows will be appointed as “Visiting Assistant Professor” and receive a competitive salary with benefits and support for relocation, research and scholarship, and conference travel. Fellows will have faculty-status at the College and will receive office space and library support. During the two-year fellowship, fellows coordinate with teaching and research mentors who support their professional development. The fellowship is not renewable beyond the second year.

Fellowship Area

The 2019-2021 Diversity Teaching Fellow will be hosted by the Department of History for two years (2019/20 and 2020/21). The department seeks a Fellow with expertise in US and the World. Applicants should have training in History with a PhD at the time of appointment but ABD candidates with strong qualifications will be considered. Strong candidates will be able to teach a wide variety of courses attractive to liberal arts students and should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Teaching assignment is a reduced load of 4 courses per year: courses to be taught the first year are a two-semester US history survey and two one-semester courses on an American topic of particular interest to the Fellow; during the following year we are especially interested in courses in some non-American area of world history that may include Africa, Asia, or other areas. Fellows may also teach in the college-wide first-year/sophomore seminar program.

How To Apply

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., a sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, and a one-to-two-page personal statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Allegheny’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Materials should be submitted by email to Judson Herrman, Chair, Department of History at historyjobs@allegheny.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2019. Selected interviews to be conducted via teleconference platform; finalists will be invited to interview on campus. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or unconditional permanent residency status at the time of hire.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted: January 29, 2019