Visiting Assistant Professor of African History

Claremont McKenna College

The Department of History at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professorship in African History, to begin on July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment and to teach five courses over the academic year (two the first semester, three the second). We seek candidates with demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. The salary range for the position will be $68,000-$75,000, DOE.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s ability to teach, mentor, and inspire students representing a broad range of backgrounds. The department also requests evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample syllabus for one course and brief descriptions of one or two more proposed courses, and a short research sample (up to 25 pages).  Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter. Please upload application materials at:

All questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Gary Hamburg:

Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2024. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.

With the job ad, please submit the following information to indicate which of the fields below are required/optional on the HR application site and, if applicable, how many fields you would like for each. For example:

  • Cover Letter – required
  • CV – required
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness – required
  • Reference Letter: 3 fields – required
  • Writing Sample: 1 field – required
  • Sample Syllabus and Description of an additional proposed course: 2 fields – required
  • Description of a second additional proposed course: 1 field — optional
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